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Scorpio New Moon

Scorpio New Moon Date and Times

Thursday 4 November 2021
2:15pm, West Coast, USA
5:15pm, East Coast, USA
10:15pm, Rome, Italy
12 degrees Scorpio

Scorpio New Moon

New moons are exciting times of the month because they represent a fresh start, a new way of looking at things, and a time of gestating before birthing something new. The sign of this new moon is Scorpio, a water sign.

Water signs all have an inward and emotional quality, especially Scorpio. Scorpio loves to push to the depths of things in search of truth and knowledge. This new moon is a great time to spend quality time with yourself reflecting on the deeper parts of your soul.

Soul searching is a perfect way to go with the flow of this new moon. Plus, there is a bit of electrical excitement happening in concert with the new moon. Thursday evening, Friday, and Saturday could usher in some surprising insights if you put the time in. You may be surprised with the refreshing new ideas that seem to pop out of nowhere.

Scorpio is never satisfied with the status quo, but will fight tooth and nail to resist change thrust upon them. It’s an interesting dichotomy that will be the theme of this new moon. That is to pursue the depths of what interests you while resisting change thrust from outside of you.

It’s typically easier to embrace change that we choose to make than respond to unexpected change. Our best approach to this energy is to accept that we resist change in some parts of our life, and to be willing to look deeper into these parts of our life to discover why. We are called to be flexible where we are not. 

If you are engaged in research of any kind, this new moon can be very productive. The important thing is to remain flexible and open to what comes up. If you try and control the outcomes, you may get stuck. Scorpio has a tendency to want to control things. That may be difficult under this new moon.

It’s best to put your most flexible foot forward and try to maximize whatever comes your way. With this approach, you can advance farther than you expected.

Scorpio symbol on the Prague astrology clock.

Scorpio New Moon full of Fixed Energy

The reason why I am talking a lot about flexibility at this new moon is because there are many planets in signs we fall ‘fixed’ in astrology. It’s neither a good or bad thing. It’s a type of energy that works with a bigger picture. The fixed signs maintain a course, changeable signs are about adapting to situations, and action oriented signs get things moving. The fixed signs are Taurus, Scorpio, Aquarius, and Leo.

These four signs help maintain the course, keep things moving along toward their destination, and are highly reliable and predictable. The downside is a tendency toward control, falling into a rut, and stubbornness. We need this ‘maintaining’ style of energy as much as we need flexibility, and moving things along.

When we have a lot of fixed energy happening at the same time, it can mean we fall into a holding pattern. Or we can get stubborn in certain areas of our life. The positive manifestation is getting a lot of stuff done by staying on target, and following productive routines.

There is this saying, you may have heard it before:

What you resist persists.

Dr. Carl Jung

This is a great new moon to look deeper into how fixed energy may be manifesting in your life. You can be the most adaptable and flexible person you know, but still, it’s likely that somewhere in your life, you are stubborn, inflexible, or fixed.

Remember, fixed energy is not good or bad, it just is. So if fixed energy is what you need in your life right now, you may be welcoming it with open arms. Keep doing what you are doing and continue making progress.

But, if you are digging in your heels and clinging to ways of being that are clearly changing, you may be falling into some stubborn and stuck energy. It is a time of change whether you want it or not. You are being called to be flexible and you don’t want to be. In this case, what you resist will likely persist.

If you are unsure how this is manifesting for you, ask yourself, are people calling you stubborn right now? Are you trying to maintain something but things keep happening that force you to do it differently? The answers to these questions will give you some clue as to whether you are being stubborn or productive.

If you want to know how much fixed energy is in your birth chart, book an astrology consultation.

Scorpio New Moon and Uranus in Taurus

Scorpio and Taurus are highlighted during this new moon. Taurus is focused on the practical side, and Scorpio on the depths of life into the infinite. Scorpio wants to go deeper into everything, while Taurus wants to keep things moving along by routine. Of the three water signs, Scorpios waters run the deepest.

Scorpio wants to travel to the border, and often prefers to think that there isn’t one. While Taurus prefers to put a stake in the ground and work around it for all days in a reliable and predictable routine.

During the Scorpio new moon, we have both Taurus and Scorpio energy at play because there is a disrupting planet called Uranus who is traveling through Taurus at the exact degree as the new moon in the sign of Scorpio.

It’s as if Uranus is looking the Scorpio new moon straight in the eye and saying, ‘Surprise!’ The part of life that surprise will show up in depends on your chart, and where these energies fall in it. One thing that is for sure is that this is a unique flavor of this new moon in Scorpio. And it will fall somewhere in your chart.

Uranus is a planet known to bring big surprises, innovation, rebellious attitudes, and disruptions. It may be more difficult to instigate change under this new moon energy, but change may be imposed on us anyway. That’s the Uranus quality. It is surprising, and can come out of the blue.

It can also manifest that you are the change bringer. You may be the one who knowingly or not, does something that forces a change. A third possibility is that you are a spectator watching this type of energy play out, but not directly on you. It really depends on your unique astrology chart as to how impactful this energy will show up for you.

Saturn cannot be Ignored

There is another important quality that is coming into focus at the time of the Scorpio new moon and that is Saturn. Now this Saturn thing has been at play all of 2021, and I wrote an article just on that. It’s actually a Saturn and Uranus thing. You can read more about that here.

It’s important to talk about because this 2021 (all year) backdrop energy involves Saturn and Uranus. Yep, that same Uranus that is really prominent during this upcoming Scorpio new moon. The whole year of 2021 highlights 3 different peak connections between these two heavy hitters, Saturn and Uranus.

This third and final connection between Saturn and Uranus is in play at the new moon. Because these planets move much slower than others they take longer in reflecting their impact. It just so happens that they get caught up in the new moon this month and the effects of the Saturn Uranus thing will run through the end of the year.

The Saturn Uranus thing indicates themes of tradition vs. innovation at the personal and community level. For sure we are seeing this energy play out in the world news. It’s really an action oriented energy that can propel us further in life, if we work with it.

Embracing Flexibility

So often we resist change, or suffer through it, only to reflect back and realize how it propelled us forward. Change usually comes with some difficulty. Even the most welcome changes can come with difficulties and pain. Childbirth anyone? Moving? Starting a new job? Graduation? With change comes loss of what was before.

Even if we are happy to leave something behind and start something new, there tends to be this human process of experiencing some difficulty as a rite of passage to this new thing. It’s the experience of change and disruption to what is known as you move to the unknown. You stumble through the process to the new beginning.

New things bring on new challenges. At this Scorpio new moon we are called upon to come up with new and innovative ways of doing things. Clinging to the status quo is unlikely to help when you are facing inevitable change, and can actually cost you more time and energy than embracing change and moving with the flow.

Finding flexibility when you don’t want to change is hard. As humans, it’s a part of life. Whether we like it or not, the only constant is change. One of the best ways to address any challenge in life is using a mindful approach to living. Practice being in the present the majority of the time, and being aware of where your thoughts go.

Mindfulness helps to bring yourself back in the present and out of fearful thinking about the future or regretful thinking about the past. Read more about how to incorporate mindfulness in your daily life here.

It is perfectly fine to keep doing what you are doing if life is going well for you now. Not every chart will be affected in the same way. You will know if things are difficult right now, and that flexibility is called for.

With things going well, you can push forward on what you are doing and surf this fixed energy toward progress, or the finish line. Use some of this Saturn Uranus energy to innovate new and refreshing ideas that boosts what you want to maintain. Just be honest with yourself as to whether maintaining is the best thing, or change is.

If you want to know how this energy is showing up in your chart, book an astrology consultation. An astrology consultation will consider the big picture and focus on your personal birth chart.

Cypress trees lined up on both sides of a small rock country road
Tuscany Cypress Trees

Essential Oil for Embracing Flexibility

​​Every month I co-host a show called Natural Health and Astrology with Health Coach and Naturopath Annabelle Fraser. We talk about the emotional quality of the New Moon and how to use essential oils to work with the lunar energy. 

This month’s Scorpio New Moon topic is ‘Embracing Flexibility’

Lori and Annabelle, Episode 19 Natural Health and Astrology

This essential oil recommendation we talk about in the Scorpio New Moon video is Cypress. The description of this mix is from Annabelle. You can contact Annabelle for purchasing doTerra oils from her if you wish. 

Cypress is the oil of motion and flow. It works with our hearts and minds to create flexibility. It helps us let go of stagnant energies and perfectionism to make room for life to flow freely. 

To use Cypress essential oil for flexibility, inhale from the bottle or diffuse in a cold water diffuser. Cypress essential oil is also very helpful on many other levels since it is antibacterial, antiseptic, astringent, and disinfectant

Check out this month’s Scorpio new moon video on my Astrology Facebook page. For more information on natural health and gut health, contact Annabelle, or join her private Facebook group Natural Health Italy.

Scorpio Symbol

Scorpio New Moon Intentions

  • Write new moon intentions and journal. 
  • Do some soul searching, it can be highly productive during this Scorpio new moon.
  • Set your intentions around advancing something to the next level, especially those things that seem stuck.
  • Set intentions around where you want to be more flexible.
  • Take some time for yourself and allow yourself to reflect deeply and honestly.
  • Like the eagle, look at things from a broad view and discover new insights.
  • Meditate on empowerment vs. power over.
  • Do research on anything that stirs your soul.
  • Do chants.
  • Set intentions around where you want to be more creative, innovative, and to push forward a part of your life. (e.g. project, relationship, career, self-development)
  • Throw coins in a wishing well.
  • Take a candlelit bath with soothing music.
  • Go near the water and reflect on your reflection.
  • Invest in something that is regenerative, renewing, and has deep meaning for you.
  • Allow yourself to let go of outworn things as new and innovative solutions appear for you. Set intentions around this if you are resisting change.
  • Focus on how to flexibly incorporate change rather than resist it.

Empowering Things to do over the next 2 weeks

  • Read or research online about anything that will advance something that is stuck.
  • Be willing to go deeply into your own history to understand why you may be stubborn about keeping something in place that is ripe for change and innovation.
  • Seek an expert or authority figure for help in a situation that is stuck for you.
  • Take extra time alone for meditation and deep self-reflection.
  • Spend more time near water. Especially still reflective waters for meditation.
  • Start a detox or rehabilitation program.

Flexibility Questions and Journaling Prompts

  • Is there a part of your life that you are avoiding? It’s time to be honest with yourself. Write about parts of your life you know you need to change, but have resistance.
  • What does your soul yearn for at its deepest levels?
  • Where are you resistant to change and why?
  • Where are you flexible in life and how can you use this success in areas of your life that are overly rigid?
  • How ready are you for unexpected change?
  • Do you respond to unexpected change with flexibility or stubbornness? How would you like to improve your natural response to change?
  • Do you feel like change is imposed on you, or do you lead the change in your life? What changes, if any, are needed?

Scorpio New Moon Wrap Up

This new moon has a general sense of inflexibility, AND a desire to push forward in innovative ways, AND a belief that ‘my way is the right way.’ External challenges may impose limits and restrictions while forcing you to be strategic and disciplined, all at the same time.

This can be a time of absolute certainty in yourself, group, community, or country. While at the same time experiencing a rebellion by others who do not believe in the same values as you, your group, community, or country, who also trying to advance their views, which they believe are absolutely the right way.

It is a time where great and innovative ideas can surface in your life with your invested effort. You will be best served by approaching things with strategy and a willingness to listen as well as be heard. It is a time to use flexible balance and strategic adaptability.

In other words, do not go to extremes in being flexible. Being too rigid, or constantly changing are the extreme ends of the continuum of flexibility. Strategic adaptability is accepting change, and responding in a way that moves you closer to your goals.

This Scorpio new moon we can expect the kind of challenges that leads to action, growth, and new ways of doing things. Research, depth analysis, and deep reflection are all indicated. It is good to know in advance that moods can be more erratic at this Scorpio new moon, and the instability of energy will pass by next week.  

The few days around the new moon can include more unexpected disruptions than usual, and those surprises can be exciting, welcome, or antagonistic. Strategic and balanced flexibility is called for so you fluidly handle whatever gets thrown your way.

Have a great Scorpio new moon!

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