On November 18th, 2017 we will be experiencing a New Moon in Scorpio. New Moons represent the beginning of a new cycle as well as an end to an old cycle. Scorpio’s power is that of transformation, death, and rebirth. This time is a time of setting the stage for the next act in your life.
Scorpio also reveals the underlying motivations for particular harmful behaviors. This particular New Moon will be in the 3rd decan, ushering an inside look at the problems of societies aimlessness. Behaviors that are particularly damaging to the inner child’s development, will be highlighted and hopefully extinguished. You have to see the actual damage that is being done to actually be inspired to do something about it. This New Moon will point out the problems with alternative parenting, teenage depression, and opiate deaths of teenagers. Normality and structure are frowned upon in this society, to its detriment nonetheless. All you have to do is look at the President if we truly want to see what this country is all about. This is a good time to switch off the “News” and spend some time in the darkness of the New Moon. The womb of creation.
The three days leading up to the New Moon is referred to as the Dark Moon period when the moon becomes invisible which represents a liminal time. The liminal figure I want to bring your attention to during this period is the Orisha Olokun. These are times of transition and transformation. Olokun represents the dark and cold bottom of the ocean. The deep part where no light can get and no heat. Just the dead marine life and plants that slowly travel to the lowest depths of the sea which no man can survive. From these depths, Olokun stretches her wisdom and forms a bridge from one place to another. Olokun represents the untouched and unmarked ideas embedded deep in your subconscious mind. During the Dark Moon with proper concentration and focus, one can fulfill his wildest desires and hopes. Olokun holds the mysteries. These times hold tremendous magical power if you’re not afraid of the Dark. Certain deities are not discussed as much as others based on the liminality of the certain diety. Most people are not ready to make the major transitions and transformations that require a change in scenery, environment, or perception. There is a tremendous energy bestowing generosity and power if one deals with his/her interior.
This New Moon brings change based on its Uranus inconjunction. Most people fear change and will find it hard to integrate themselves. Learn to be flexible and open to change. Set positive intentions through ritual. Concentration and Focus is the solution to stagnation. Making minor changes could bring major results if you take heed.