The New Moon each month marks a time of new beginnings and realizations. It’s like a birth after a time of gestation or being ‘in the womb’. Here, the light begins to return and we can see new beginnings and possibilities. A New Moon means that the Sun and the Moon are both together – bringing a synergy of their energies together. The New Moon is a perfect time to set your intentions for the future. This period is wonderful for planting seeds of whatever kind. What do you want to manifest in your future? Whether you write it down, sing about it or just hold the thought forms in your mind, doing this at the new Moon can realize some fabulous results around the things that you want to draw into your life.
The New Moon occurs on Saturday Nov 18 …… it’s an interesting New Moon with lots of promise and rewards, although it could have some frustration among the planetary energies going on. The New Moon is at 26 degrees Scorpio and it is in a challenging aspect to Uranus, and in aspect to Saturn. This can have us feeling a little held back, or, it can have us feeling that some adjustments needs to be made that can feel like going over old ground, rather than covering the new. Still, we can change a lot of our paradigms as this New Moon is trine Chiron, (our wounds) and that can have us examining The Stories That We Tell Ourselves in order to find where we can be changing our tune.
Changing our tune is a very useful thing to do right now. Of course, we might be quite happy with the tune we’re playing, but, others might not be, or, we might feel that we’ve played that tune long enough and we would do well to try out another melody – another aspects of ourselves that we can resonate with.
Part of the deal at the moment is recognizing who belongs in our lives and who doesn’t. We may have people appearing that are downright challenging, horrid, accusatory, dismissive, etc, and, we might wonder what we’re doing continuing to entertain the thought of having them in our sphere. If they break through your boundaries, if they hurt you, accuse you, project stuff at you that doesn’t belong to you, if they are so out of left field that you don’t want them in your life anymore, this can be a time to let them go, to free them up, along with freeing yourself up (which is actually more important).
So, it could be time for you to split off and go in a different direction OR it could be time for you to concentrate on what you need in order to grow and prosper without being concerned about other peoples’ directions. The trick is to stay focused on your needs in spite of what’s going on.
Redemption and relief is possible… especially now as Saturn is smack on the Galactic Center (27 Sagittarius). We are being asked to get straight and real about our desires, our thoughts, the things that we ‘put out there’. What do we want to have in our lives? What do we want to be making of our lives? How can we best focus on what we want, especially if we tend to focus on what others want and forget our own needs, wishes and desires.
With Saturn on the Galactic Center ……. we might be seeing our thoughts readily manifesting into situations, conversations and outcomes almost before we’ve had a chance to truly think about them. We are likely to find many synchronicities and psychic occurrences, some of which can be mind-blowing and very revealing. We are being asked, perhaps now more than ever, to keep a watch on our thoughts. Where are our intentions taking us? Where are we directing ourselves in our day-to-day lives?
Saturn and Chiron are square to each other, so, we are being asked to examine those stories, those tales that we tell every single day. This can equate to the things we say to ourselves about ourselves, but, it can also show up where we talk about others, along with the stories that cross our minds a million times a day which are time wasting, sabotaging, of no use or just plain useless. It’s by noticing what crosses your mind that you can drop the negative or non productive thoughts with a statement of ‘not useful to me’, ‘don’t need to think about that’, or, just merely switching to another mode of thought. Doing this can lead to major insights into how our mind works, and, we will find that we go into those negative time wasting spaces less and less. This is, after all, a time to drop our ‘wounds’, the worn-out things from the past that no longer serve us in order to move into the future less encumbered, less triggered and less reactionary.
Chiron and The Stories That We Tell Ourselves…..speaks of sorting out the wheat from the chaff, the good from the not-so-good, the people that we want to keep in our lives from the ones that we realize are bad for us, holding us back, undermining us, or, just generally being a damp squib sapping us of our energies. Chiron has spent many months in the same position and, we have had an increased awareness about (or intolerance for) those who abuse our trust, those who overstep their boundaries, those who really should not have a place of power and authority in our lives.
Adding to the ability to see where we would do well to change our lives is the trine between Saturn and Uranus. This can help us to get straight about what we want, and, it can help us to get our ducks in a row to achieve those things. We can see where we might do better by being more disciplined and organized while still being real about our desires for an authentic life…..one not dictated by others against our best wishes.
One of the trickier aspects of this New Moon is the quincunx (150 degree aspect) between the New Moon and Uranus. I see the quincunx (some people call it the inconjunct) as being ‘the itch that is hard to scratch’. We may see where we want to make changes, but, it’s like we can’t see around corners, we sometimes have to wait, to make a better or bigger plan, to make sure we can see where we’re heading before making some of the bigger commitments or decisions. Or course, life goes on and we can’t always delay making big decisions, but, if we can hold off and gather more information, it can be good to do it now as there might be more information to be gained.
There is also the semi-sextile from the New Moon to Saturn…. this can also have us hedging our bets and holding off – if at all possible – in order to feel more sure and settled about decisions made now.
One of the bigger aspects at this New Moon is the square between Mars in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn. This has a super-charged energy about it. The biggest promise of this Mars/Pluto square is one of transformation. Through feeling our feelings, acknowledging what’s really going on, watching and listening to the truth of matters, etc, we can have a huge transformation and one that takes us into a new way of being. We may have to see where we’re being challenged to stay in our own power, to own our own truth, to stand up and be strong. This can be easier said than done, but, with careful exploration of the energies around us, we can step up to a stronger sense of Self. It may be necessary to let others go from your life, to drop the stories that no longer serve around being triggered or set off in ways that no longer serve you (they probably haven’t served us for a long time…).
Mars in Libra (especially with this New Moon in Scorpio) along with the square from Mars to Pluto in Capricorn can show us where we’ve been sacrificing ourselves, being ‘yes’ people instead of thinking what it is that we actually want, bending over to help others while putting our own needs on the back burner, etc. This could be a time of finding that you can say ‘no’ (indeed, sometimes loudly) and you now can cut off from those who really don’t add anything worthwhile to your life or existence….. you can block them and let them go on their own way. There can be a great sense of liberation and release, although, at first, it may be somewhat painful as realizations can have us backing off from people, situations, events, memories or whatever – especially if we thought that we would always be there for each other.
This type of growth shown by Mars and Pluto in square (especially in Libra and Capricorn) can be very maturing and rewarding, but we are being asked to really identify our boundaries. Fighting is not going to work (it never particularly does) but especially not now. We need to be firm and not waver or feel guilty or that we’ve done something wrong (unless, of course, we really feel that we have transgressed our usual boundaries, in which case we will do well to forgive ourselves and let things lie for a little while while they sort themselves out.
“Cut the poison out of your life…” can relate to not entertaining useless thoughts, opinions, beliefs, etc. When negative trains of thought come up, it is very useful to just drop them, let them go, say to yourself “not now, not ever, do I need to think about this”, and, just drop it. Otherwise, we can find that Mars and Pluto at this Scorpionic New Moon can have us going over and over old stories, rehashing old wounds and just perpetuating the very difficulties that we would rather transcend. Out with the old and in with the new, more positive, more vibrant and more sustaining.
Venus on 14 degrees Scorpio is a fabulous and helpful energy that can be very healing and rewarding. ‘Installing new connections’ can see us reaching out to new people, new opportunities, new ways of connecting with others, opportunities, places, situations, events, etc, that further us and can take us into bigger and more rewarding outcomes.
Venus and Jupiter together hold the promise of so much of the good and rewarding, and, we might be surprised where it takes us as the story continues to unfold through and after this New Moon! Abundance, expansion, goodness, truth telling, etc, can prevail, especially if we stand in our power and see the goodness in the world – there truly is so much goodness to be seen, felt, experienced and celebrated!
Credit to Judith Hill