Abracadabra! On Sunday, October 30, the Scorpio new moon does a powerful disappearing act, blanketing our world in darkness—in the best way possible.
As la luna shrouds us in a veil of mystery, we plunge into the shadows of the unseen universe within ourselves. As our outer eyes, as well as our inner vision, adjust to the darkness, it is here we can begin to see the light. New moons are typically invisible to the naked eye, but we can look to the dark night sky as if it were a blank canvas—symbolic for new beginnings and intention setting.
There's nothing halfway about the intensity of Scorpio energy, which can often veer to the extremes. While Scorpio is associated with control, dominance, and intensity, it bears an incredibly powerful and spiritual energy, too. Scorpio is the ruler of transformation, making this lunation extra powerful when it comes to shifting parts of our lives that have been—until now—previously blocked.
Sunday's Scorpio new moon could be absolutely alchemical. Are you ready to turn a leaden aspect of your life into pure, shimmering gold? Get the ball rolling on those metamorphic efforts. Real change takes work—and it never just happens overnight. But this is a NEW moon, so it's all about setting clear intentions and then jumping off the starting block. We have until May 10, 2017—the date of the corresponding full moon in Scorpio—to break out of restrictive habits and replace them with rituals that give us life.
The Scorpio new moon will sit at a close degree to strategic Mercury, so operating from a clear-cut plan is the way to win. Mercury is the social butterfly of the zodiac, so forget about struggling alone to make change. Join a support group, online and in real-time, to champion one another as we rise from the ashes!
Here are a few rituals you can do to alchemize your life at the Scorpio new moon: