Today´s new moon is in the watery sign of Scorpio, introducing a new lunar cycle. The next couple of days are ones of renewal: we have new energy, ideas and hopes, leaving past projects and old ways of thinking behind. We step into this new phase with Scorpio´s private yet passionate nature, an immense resourcefulness, being able to delve deeply into our own feelings, emotions, desires and innermost motivations. Neptune in the sky affects this Moon affectionately, pacifying and heightening our senses, giving it a very spiritual quality. We may feel a sense of merging with all, universal love and compassion perceived tangibly in the air. A minor challenge to this moon brings Chiron, possibly touching on old wounds of feeling “not enough”, longing for deeper emotional connections that may not be readily available at this time.
Luckily, this is a very short influence. Jolly Jupiter is entering into its own sign, Sagittarius, after having spent the last year in Scorpio, shifting the way we seek to expand our body, mind and soul. We may now wish to spend a lot more time studying subjects that have interested us for some time, traveling to foreign lands, exploring new, perhaps spiritual, belief systems, welcoming new friends with very different cultural background, teaching, or just seeking out exotic food and drink in our neighborhood. In all, today´s watery moon, more than any other, brings us in touch with our own inner needs and inner workings. It invites us to let go of our striving in the outer world, in achieving, and instead explore our deep and rich inner life of feelings, emotions and intuitions.
DISCLAIMER: Not everyone is affected by every eclipse, full or new moon. The effects can vary greatly, from people who may not feel anything at all to others that have deeply profound experiences. It really depends on your natal chart and how attuned you are to the collective consciousness. MOST EFFECTED by this new moon are people with planets or angles (Ascendant, Descendant, MC, IC) in 12° – 18° of Scorpio, Taurus, Aquarius and Leo. Also, people with planets and angles in Cancer are sensitive to any Moon phases.
By Daliah Roth, The Highgate Astrologer
To find out more about how moon phases and eclipses affect your life, explore your natal (birth) chart in an astrological reading with The Highgate Astrologer. For more information and how to book a reading, please visit BOOKINGS on thehighgateastrologer.com. – This moon report was originally written for Kwali Kumara´s Kundalini Yoga class at Triyoga, London.