The New Moon takes place at 04°25’ of the Sign of Scorpio. It mainly affects Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius persons, who are born in the first decan, as well as for those having personal planets, points or their Ascendant, near the 02° – 06° degrees of the Signs mentioned.
The New Moon also affects the Signs of the Cardinal Cross (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn), of the second decan and near 15° degree, or those having personal planets, points or their Ascendant, near the 13° – 17° degrees of the Cardinal Signs.
A New Moon that causes explosive situations, anger, separations, deceptive allure, and idealizations of lovers, is taking place on the night of October the 27th or the 28th, depending on where in the world you stand as you look at the sky.
It is a mix of incompatible and contradictory energies, this Moon, that takes place at 4° 25’ of the Sign of Scorpio.
New Moon in Scorpio
When the Sun is in Scorpio our will is strengthened, desires are deep and everything takes on an existential quality. All issues are approached with a “matter of life and death” attitude. They are important because we feel important and we can display intensity of will.
The Moon in Scorpio is intense emotions, buried emotions, taboo emotions. It is supercharged psychological intensity, urges of the psyche powerful enough to transform.
Each New Moon in Scorpio combines emotional depth with strong will and thus becomes a source of psychological strength.
With this particular New Moon in Scorpio, however, this strength is expressed rather suddenly, rather unexpectedly, and brings tension to that area of our life that is indicated by the House in which it falls on our horoscope.
Uranus in opposition to the New Moon
Planet Uranus is almost precisely in an opposition to the New Moon, so all of the Scorpio’s emotional intensity and need for transformation makes us excited, restless, needing our independence and fills us with nervousness.
Anything that is not as we would want and would desire, fills us with frustration. We want the world and now we want it now, in an expression of intense determination that comes out jerkily.
Especially the opposition of Uranus to the Sun brings rebelliousness, strong independence and a need to escape from manipulative and emotionally complex relationships.
Attention is needed, because this electrically charged New Moon brings tensions to the area that activates in our horoscope, brings abrupt changes that surprise us, emotional coldness, cracks in relationships or even breakups.
Mars Square Saturn
As if this isn’t enough, Mars from Libra makes a difficult square to Saturn in Capricorn. An aspect that intensifies the situation, acting as a slow wick that will eventually trigger the explosive power that is contained in this New Moon.
Anger, repressed egoism, a feeling that “we cannot”, are possible manifestations of this square.
We have to exert more effort to keep up the pretenses since we are unable to find a subtler way to address the issues. We feel frustration.
It is a very dynamic aspect that makes us unable to keep our patience, brings low libido, repressed passions. It is an aspect that may even bring conflict with the law and other forms of authority.
Mars inconjunct Neptune
This, in my opinion, is the worst aspect of this New Moon.
Mars, already in a square to Saturn, is simultaneously inconjunct to Neptune. The blockage of energy meets the false expectations. Fallen libido is channeled to idealism.
Mars in Libra is indecisive and as square to Saturn, is oppressed and unable to react to the spell that Neptune brings. Love, instead of being externalized, becomes not expressed, and here lies the risk of frustration.
Passion may light up for a while, but in this environment of pressure, and with so many false expectations, in its best will bring meaningless sexual intercourse, which will drain us psychologically, and in its worst will bring unrequited love and desires that border on the “unhealthy”.
Neptune Sextile Saturn
This is the only helpful aspect of this New Moon, an aspect that closes the formation of the Learning Trine that this chart has. An aspect formation between Saturn, Mars, and Neptune, that hides a small lesson.
It is an aspect that comes as a continuation of the anger/pressure of the Mars – Saturn square, and the frustration that the disappointment of the Mars – Neptune inconjunct.
The learning process is completed only after the pressure and the frustration, as we are now learning to begin from a more realistic base and to have faith in our potential.
The sooner we overcome the first two phases of the formation, and the more quickly we absorb the learning, the better it is.
Where we have to pay attention
As you see, this New Moon in Scorpio requires special attention as it brings either tension or energy loss.
Especially the Fixed Signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) of the first decan, as well as the Cardinal Signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) of the second decan, should watch out, because this New Moon may:
- relate to unexpected events that challenge what is familiar.
- bring tensions that will shake their emotional security and their love life.
- cause rash and unthoughtful reactions.
- exaggerate any feelings of oppression and weight felt in our relationships, and trigger a rethinking of “how” and “why” we are with the other person.
- create foggy situations and mistaken expectations, either erotically or sexually, resulting in frustration and spending of energy.
- bring tensions, anger, and crises that will lead to breakups and separations.
So, having the necessary patience to remain polite, to be diplomatic, to be less reactive and more compromising, are the only ways to avoid the tensions.
Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces Signs are less affected by the energy of the New Moon, but nevertheless, they also have to be careful:
- for viruses,
- And to not be left on the delusional charm of temporary eroticism. Or even if they do, at least to know what is happening to them and why they do it.
This New Moon at a mundane level is likely to coincide with explosions, military clashes, aggressive actions (already being prepared for Syria), and the usage of chemical weapons.
In any case, it is an intense New Moon, one that we astrologers are not happy to analyze, with a very intense Scorpio flair, as you will come to experience it, and which, sooner or later…
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