New Moon in Scorpio: Claim Your Power

Read your sign's horoscope for the New Moon in Scorpio now

The New Moon in smoldering Scorpio on November 18 sets a dramatic stage for an epic battle between resistance and metamorphosis. The struggle is real, as co-stars (and co-ruling planets of Scorpio) Mars and Pluto square off at the start of this new lunar cycle, intensifying feelings, provoking battles, and triggering ultimatums on global and personal fronts. Mystery and magic hang intoxicatingly heavy in the air at this New Moon, but suspicion, jealousy, and revenge are lurking in the shadows.

Four planets conspiring in the watery realms of Scorpio leave little solid ground to stand on now, prompting the fainthearted to run for the hills. But thanks to a trine from intuitive Chiron in Pisces, this transformational lunation offers limitless potential for healing and growth. The trick is to stop resisting change and instead consciously choose to evolve. The process isn't pretty, but the possibilities are endless if compassion wins out over fear: painful secrets acknowledged, hearts softened, relationships repaired, trust rebuilt, and faith in humanity restored.

Make your own breakthrough at this powerful New Moon with guidance from a Revelation Tarot Reading.

Resist at your own risk

The current planetary intensity can be both empowering and overwhelming -- and it's only human to consider hiding or escaping as a viable option if you hope to avoid drama or sidestep emotional displays. The problem is you can only run for so long, and feelings have a way of catching up with you when you least expect it. Your heart is traveling the seas of seduction and subjectivity now, and you can either decide to go with the flow or you can refuse to swim. But one thing is certain: denial and repression only amplify the power of your buried truth. Whatever is hidden may remain hidden, but secrecy comes with a cost. Isolation keeps you safe but not satisfied. Walls do not let love in.

The call of the phoenix

Shining the light of truth into the dark corners of your subconscious can act as a cathartic emotional detoxification, especially if you acquire awareness and forgiveness on this journey into your soul. Go deep-diving in uncharted waters, exploring all the caves and crevices; face the monsters and angels you encounter with courage and curiosity. Embrace your frailties, fears, and frustrations as you let your feelings wash over you, and give yourself permission and the privacy to cry or scream until you run dry. Confronting your pain opens the doorway to true healing. At the risk of mixing elemental metaphors, you can't rise from the ashes without a fire.

Remember to be kind to yourself and others, especially when experiencing emotional extremes. Moods are temporary, but your actions and words are permanent. Keep your lifejacket on near this New Moon as a tidal wave of self-analysis can send you down a detour of obsession or self-pity if you forget that your desired destination is personal evolution. The secret is knowing when it's time to return to the rational realms. Spiritual exploration can be life-altering, but only if you utilize what you learn. Here is a list of potential ideas to get you started on your Scorpio New Moon transformation. Pick one or more to use for your meditation focus or daily affirmation. Make your own list as an exercise to discover what you want to change in your world. Manifestation begins in the mind.

11 New Moon transformations:

- Transform apathy into empathy
- Transform ignorance into knowledge
- Transform anger into ambition
- Transform fear into curiosity
- Transform greed into generosity
- Transform vulnerability into strength
- Transform hate into love
- Transform pain into compassion
- Transform sadness into gratitude
- Transform regret into forgiveness
- Transform dreams into action

New Moon Tools

New Moon Tarot and Crystals

Tarot card for this New Moon:

Ace of Cups

New beginnings, emotional realization, & spiritual opportunity

Crystals for this New Moon:

Aquarmarine (pictured): a wonderful companion to navigate the tumultuous waves of emotions; encourages spiritual awareness, compassion and speaking from the heart

Covellite: offers courage and intuition while exploring the shadows of personal mysteries and healing old wounds

Moldavite: not a crystal but a tektite, which is formed from the impact of a meteor or asteroid, making it part space/part earth. Its energy is not to be trifled with as it is a powerful facilitator for transformation and growth

This passionate Scorpio New Moon offers a not-so-gentle push toward self-examination and personal regeneration. Plant your seeds of intention provided below and then commit every cell of your being to the process of change. Read your sign's horoscope now:

Aries Horoscope (March 21 - April 19)

The pull of freedom tugs at you like a kite in the wind at this New Moon, but your heart can't deny the importance of relationships to your current happiness. You might use anger as a weapon to keep others at a distance, and perhaps it is safer to stay out of the path of your wrath now. Unfortunately, breathing fire at anyone who cares enough to stick around to see if they can help is a self-sabotaging strategy. Stop allowing your fear of intimacy and all its perceived trappings to stand in the way of more meaningful connections. Revealing a secret or a dream enables you to test the emotional waters without getting too wet. Your seeds to plant: vulnerability and compassion

Taurus Horoscope (April 20 - May 20)

It may seem as if the feelings of others are hijacking your plans for the future, but the truth is someone is likely acting as a reflection of you now. You are the first to admit you are not a big fan of swimming in the emotional deep end, especially when a crowd is watching. At this New Moon in Scorpio, drop your stoicism and ask for help if you need it. You don't have to do anything scary on your own when you have a solid support system in place. Resistance is a waste of energy when there is so much positive change waiting for your embrace. Your seeds to plant: trust and faith

Gemini Horoscope (May 21 - June 20)

Asking a simple question seems like a harrowing challenge around this New Moon as drama simmers just below the surface. You want nothing more than to dance around the tension and keep everyone laughing, but someone may push you over the edge if you remain unwilling to examine your feelings. Reassess your current rituals, routines, and risks to discover where improvements need to be made. Your work is your saving grace as it brings stability and structure to your world. Your seed to plant: healthy patterns

Cancer Horoscope (June 21 - July 22)

You are the most content when you can wear your heart on your sleeve without any hesitation. Demonstrating your affection in a myriad of ways brings you oodles of personal joy at this New Moon in Scorpio. Serenade a lover, paint your feelings, or write a poem for a friend. Expressing your feelings is so much fun you might not notice if you cross the line dividing reality and illusion. Your willingness to show up for others is beautiful, but make sure you feed your insatiable craving for spontaneity and adventure too. Your seed to plant: creative courage

Leo Horoscope (July 23 - Aug. 22)

No one performs better than you in front of an audience, leaving the crowd chanting for more. But your star power feels disappointingly too weak to engage in the complex emotional drama of this New Moon, and you need to return to your roots for a regenerative boost. Set aside your infamous pride and dig deep to uncover your true feelings. Opening old wounds is easier to do in the company of someone who knows you well. Reveal what is hidden to find the prescription to your future happiness. Your seed to plant: emotional authenticity

Virgo Horoscope (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)

You feel slightly trapped by everyone's incessant need to talk about their feelings around this New Moon. You're clearly unhappy with the emotional noise infiltrating your bandwidth and postponing your productivity. You can run from the intensity, but you can't hide from your own heart. If you delay that relationship conversation now, you might sadly regret it later. Stop complaining about the irrational logistics of love and listen carefully when others speak their truth. Mastering the fine art of negotiation and compromise is key to creating partnerships that last. Your seed to plant: consistent communication

Libra Horoscope (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)

Your natural admiration for aesthetics often crosses over into the beauty you see in others. Your affinity for peace leaves you feeling overwhelmed in times of change, and you tend to be uncomfortable with any emotional messiness, especially if it involves you. You may try to deflect the painful issues by focusing on material possessions or financial gains, but money can't buy you love or heal your heart. Look in the mirror of your relationships to see where you lost your way. Your confidence rebounds when you align your actions with your intentions. Your seed to plant: own your feelings

Scorpio Horoscope (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)

You are tapping into a vast pool of emotional energy at this New Moon in your sign, inspiring you to dance with all the colors in a wide spectrum of possibilities. Your intuition is plugged into a cosmic connection and your insights are otherworldly as you strive to create a personal masterpiece. A complete metamorphosis is occurring, but you must keep learning and growing during the process. Resisting change is natural with your Fixed nature but you will only impede your destiny. This kind of rebirthing takes time, but the beautiful butterfly you will become requires trusting the process. Your seed to plant: personal evolution

Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)

You might try to convince anyone who will listen that emotions are overrated and it's actions that really count. Your strategy is to brush off any pain or regret with laughter and a philosophical shrug. But burying your feelings or cavalierly tossing your hopes aside will only cause wounds to fester below the surface now. Explore your personal history and search your dreams for clues to your pain. Reflective solitude is key to learning the lessons of your past, but practicing compassion opens the doorway to healing your heart. Your seeds to plant: kindness and forgiveness

Capricorn Horoscope (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)

Your spiritual foundation is a source of strength near this New Moon as you re-examine your place in the community. There is a practical purpose to your soul-searching as you ask yourself some difficult questions. What compensation do you receive from others versus the goods you supply in return? Does it feel like an energetically fair and equitable exchange? Whether you end up renegotiating an arrangement or renewing it without any fuss can only be answered with honest dialogue and serious consideration. Power struggles are unnecessary when everyone agrees to play by the same rules. Your seeds to plant: integrity and awareness

Aquarius Horoscope (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)

Your professional ambitions are pushing you to excel at every endeavor you undertake, casting you in a favorable light in the public eye. Destiny is calling at this New Moon in Scorpio, and it's your turn to step into a leadership role. Letting go of any conflicting illusions and preconceived assumptions regarding personal prosperity enables you to make money doing what your heart loves. You don't have to suffer to follow your dreams, but you do need to passionately believe in the intrinsic value of your work. Your seed to plant: unwavering confidence

Pisces Horoscope (Feb. 19 - March 20)

More, more, more is the song playing on your intergalactic radio at this New Moon, and you can't help but turn up the volume as you hum along. You are passionate to the nth degree as you envision all the potential places you wish to explore and all the knowledge you hope to acquire. Your outrageously amazing ideas are overwhelming to everyone except you now, as you work on manifesting your dreams in your future reality. Wandering off on an emotional journey could take you down an unexpected path of healing, so there's no need to worry if you forget your map. Your seed to plant: infinite possibilities

Content written by Morgan Friday

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