Arguably, this is the deepest, darkest New Moon of the year. This year especially, it happens to line right up with Old Samhain – the literal cross-quarter date between Equinox and Solstice. What could be more appropriate?
And as you probably know, on the weekends, I like to step back and offer the voices and visions of others. So today, I welcome the views of my friend and renowned astrologer, Lynn Hayes. She offers some much needed illumination for this dark Moon. Enjoy.
Scorpio is the sign of passion and intensity, and the Truth that exists where life and death meet. This New Moon offers us an opportunity to face the darkness and discover our own Truth – to strip ourselves of any falseness and pledge to live in that Truth. New Moons begin a new cycle, and in Scorpio the challenge is to confront our emotional fears without becoming enmeshed in the story.
The New Moon is often shown as a sliver of a crescent, but it is actually the darkest point of the lunar cycle. The New Moon occurs when the Moon conjoins the Sun and the solar light completely obscures the lunar, leaving us in darkness. But it is in that darkness that the first rays of light can be seen.
Chiron is stationary now and turns direct November 5th. Its influence is intense as it beams a steady ray of wisdom that opens up the soul and encourages hidden wounds to emerge where they can be treated and transmuted. This healing wisdom is very powerful in Saturday’s Scorpio New Moon.
Mercury, the planet of the mind, is also very active during this New Moon; it conflicts by square with Chiron and Neptune and harmonizes by trine to Uranus. Mercury’s active presence in the New Moon chart suggests the need to remain objective without disassociating. Mercury is in Scorpio now, and our thoughts and the processing of information is filtered through the lens of passion and intensity. However, that trine to Uranus will help us to achieve a degree of objectivity in the midst of all of that emotional intensity.
There is a great deal of power in this New Moon that can help to propel us through a difficult transformative period where we may have become stuck under some of the other planetary cycles – if we dive deep enough to find the treasure that lies in the underground of the psyche.