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New Moon in Scorpio October 30, 2016

The New Moon in Scorpio is a New Black Moon for Asia and the Pacific. In September, there was a New Black Moon for Europe and the Americas. 

What is a Black New Moon? It’s a cool way of saying, second new moon in a calendar month. They are considered more powerful than a typical new moon.

More powerful? Do we need a more powerful new moon at 7 degrees Scorpio? Never ask that question! 

Already this new moon has me reeling. I feel the astrology like a feral cat, untrusting and ready to strike.

The Sabian Symbol for 7 degrees Scorpio, “Divers of the sea are being lowered into the waters” indicates going deep into our watery subconscious. Mercury is within a 2 degree orb of the new moon. Ahhh, good we can communicate our deep unconscious needs and desires. If not with others at least to ourselves.

The new moon is trining Neptune retrograde in Pisces. We may experience some rehashing of past spiritual experiences, and putting them in new context supporting healing. Neptune is also quincunx Jupiter, which may uncomfortably expand our inner probing. Pushing through that discomfort by feeling and healing may be a painful, but necessary process.

Interesting that Saturn conjunct Venus in Sagittarius is sextiling Jupiter in Virgo and Uranus in Aries at the time of the new moon. I have Saturn conjunct Venus in my natal chart. Saturn is a strict disciplinarian, which leads to a Venus struggling to fulfill its desires. Perhaps this is a good thing as Saturn is interested in long-term stability, which trumps Venus’s sometimes fickle nature. Jupiter expands the discipline and adds to the precision of this new moon in getting deep to our darkest inner realms. Now, add in the element of surprise as Saturn/Venus conjunction trines Uranus retrograde in Aries.

I already need a breather and the new moon is still 4 days away!

The Mars-Pluto square is loosening up, but certainly not sitting this one out. Mars conjunct Pluto in Capricorn is about powering through deep transformation like a knife through butter. This will be beneficial to our deep water experiences. Uranus just happens to be squaring the aspect. Just popping back up to say hello and perhaps smack us with another sudden change.

Hang in there! I have been feeling this new moon the last two days. It is a powerful punch to the gut. And a great wake up call to check in and see if you are on point.

Ascension isn’t easy, but with the help of astrology at least we have a map. Knowing our position helps us understand where we need to go next. Deeper, and deeper we go!

Stay tuned for my upcoming YouTube video on this Scorpio New Moon!

~Athena Gappmayer, MBA, CCH, RHP, RMP

(Crystal Intuitive)