As you know, the New Moon is the time for planting the seeds of our intentions and dreams. And this New Moon is one of the most powerful and deep in the Wheel of the Year.
For we are now in the supremely magical time of Samhain. This is the threshold moment between death and rebirth. The veil that separates the living and the dead now thins, giving us nearly unobstructed access to the Otherworlds, to non-ordinary forms of knowledge, and to the allies and guides who journey beside us.
Pagans and Witches above the equator will be celebrating Samhain this week, the final harvest and the dying of the old year. For our ancestors, and those who are in harmony with the rhythms of the land, this ancient celebration observes the dying of the agricultural year and the final surrender to the dark and barren time that lies ahead.
As a water sign, Scorpio is all about receptivity and dissolving; it is empathic yet persistent; occult and mystical; quiet and private. Water rules magick and spells in general, but Scorpio is particularly favorable for those workings that have depth and emotionality. This is a time for delving deep into the Underworld of ourselves, to find new understanding.
Spells for the Scorpio Moon often focus on sex, death, initiation, transformation, regeneration and renewal. It’s a good time for re-consecrating your magical tools, especially those that hold power or are used for banishing.
Scorpio is highly favorable to divination, psychic power and advanced rituals as well as concealing or revealing secrets. As ruler of the sex organs, Scorpio also carries intense sexual energy and is excellent for workings of fertility, as well as any other healing work to do with our sexuality. The Scorpio New Moon is ideal for rituals to overcome infertility. And being ruled by the former planet, Pluto, Scorpio is also well suited to transformations and reinventing an aspect of a situation or an element of our personality.
This is rarely comfortable or easy, and may awaken slumbering fears we would rather hide from.
But, as astrologer Lisa Dale Miller notes, “Scorpio is the sign that seeks deep truth in all things. The New Moon in Scorpio is the night to acknowledge the ways this questioning process manifests in your life. This is the most serious New Moon of the year. This is the night of truth and dare: dare to be truthful with yourself and you will greatly increase the rewards of your ritual…
“A New Moon in Scorpio shows you the truth, shows you your vulnerabilities, and your powerlessness. But it also gives you the strength to let go of destructive behavior patterns, make changes, and learn to be powerful in a positive life-supporting way.”
As we now journey into the deep realms of Samhain, may the dark of this Moon bring you the truth and treasure you most need.