New Moon [7 Scorpio 44] – Sunday 30th October 2016 (17:38 GMT)
I’m writing this article in the lead up to the New Moon, when the night sky is at its blackest and the world is sleeping. Traditionally the days before the New Moon are a time for rest and retreat.
Yet this weekend, the lovers of the heavens, Venus and Mars, have not been playing ball as they clash with slower-moving planets making for a noisy & disruptive setting, leading up to the quiet of the New Moon. Rest might be sorely needed, an opportunity sought to dive in deep, stop and listen.
Sun/Moon/Mercury In Scorpio
This is without a doubt a powerful New Moon as it’s in the water sign Scorpio and the Sun and Moon sit next to communication planet Mercury. This is ideal for psychic activity, instinctual moves and turning your attention inward.
Water signs represent emotion and ultimately they are silent. This is not about the workings of the mind, talk and chatter; instead it’s about being quiet to allow a different kind of knowingness to surface.
The Role Of Neptune
Add to the New Moon picture, the planet Neptune, God of the Sea and this really is time to dive in deep. Neptune is in the water sign Pisces and makes a stunning trine aspect to all three planetary bodies immersed in Scorpio, the Sun, Moon and Mercury.
Neptune rules the realm of fantasy so allow your imagination full rein and create the time and space to dream. Go in deep to your creative and spiritual source to seek inspiration, to be healed, to heal, to make powerful connections.
Festivals & Celebration
All this is happening during a key period in the year for many people & different cultures. The festival of the light, Diwali, begins on October 30th, which celebrates the victory of light over darkness, good over evil.
The following day is the pagan celebration Samhain, meaning ‘summer’s end’ and in Mexico, it’s the Day of the Dead, a time to honour ancestors and remember those who have passed.
Halloween too takes place on October 31st and although it’s now linked to fancy dress, pumpkins and trick & treating, its name means ‘All Hallows Eve’, the day before All Hallows Day or All Saints Day.
New Moon Ritual
So at this powerful New Moon in Scorpio, the sign linked to darkness, know that the veil between worlds is at its thinnest. Open your windows, cleanse your home to let out the dark and allow in the light.
Honour and release the past and create space to allow in fresh energy. The time for renewal is now; dive in deep to seek the answers you need.