New Moon in Scorpio ~ Become the Diver

Tonight we have a New Moon in Scorpio at 9:07 pm PST or November 15th at 12:07 (EDT).  I love me a Scorpio New Moon and this one has me feeling deep, energized and happy. Have you ever charted your Moon Cycles?

Scorpio is a fixed water sign ruled by Mars and Pluto. He is the eighth astrological sign and rules the 8th house: house of birth, death, mysteries and transformation ~ possibly, the house of your secret power. The number 8 is the symbol for balance and harmony and on its side is the symbol for infinity and a constant flow of energy and power. These are some deep waters.

As a water sign, Scorpio gains his strength from the deep, emotional realm. He can teach you to how to reach the clear life giving water found at the deep, dark space of your internal well, your unconsciousness.

In his research, Carl Jung identified that in our youth we are compelled to repress certain aspects of our personality. For example, boys can be discouraged to be soft hearted and can quickly learn the benefits of suppressing their compassionate side, which then becomes unconscious. Girls on the other hand are criticized if they are too assertive or independent and can rapidly learn to conform to social norms. As we mature, we find that we reclaim these hidden aspects of ourselves, by reclaiming our inner child; or maybe better identified for many of us as our innocence, playfulness or creativity. 

Our highest potential is hidden within our unconsciousness. Many times we can confuse the search for the self as being absorbed in self fulfillment. On the contrary, encountering the inner Self can be a deeply moving and emotional experience. When we move inward to connect to our higher Self, we can often find ourselves humbled because we are forced to recognize the limits of our own conscious ego. We find out how small our ego is compared to what humankind can be. And when we learn to listen deeply, we can tap into a powerful pathway to renewal and clarity. Lets look at meaning of the word deep as it holds such a strong essence for Scorpio:

  • deep as an adjective means: extending far down from the top or surface; very intense or extreme
  • deep as a noun means: the sea or ocean
  • deep as an adverb means: far down or in; deeply.

The ocean is a dark unknown, yet filled with hidden forms of life; in dreams the ocean represents the unconscious. Fishermen and -women therefore symbolize the process of retrieving material from the unconscious. We carry hidden life within our subconscious ~ and now is a perfect time to go fishing.

Mandalas often symbolize the higher or inner Self. The meaning of the Mandala in sanskrit is magic circle. Creating mandalas can offer a "safe refuge of inner reconciliation and wholeness", while at the same time provide a sacred space into which we can invite the Self. When we create Mandalas, whether creating our own or coloring a Mandala, we are making a personal symbol of who we are in that moment.

So let's dive deep and go inward under this New & Crescent Moon in Scorpio. Here is a ritual for you to connect/experience you deep emotional self:

  • Build your altar with deep reds, purple or ven black. Use sandalwood to open your senses, use Topaz, smoky quartz or obsidian.
  • Draw a Mandala. Here is a lovely video on How to Draw a Mandala for Beginners, or find one online and print it out. Here are some thoughts to keep in mind when choosing your shapes:
    • Droplets represent water, fluids, tears of sadness or can represent th memory of a loved one that has passed on;
    • Circles represent totality, wholeness, the self, the infinite, timelessness, cyclic movement, life, life cycle, movement
    • Spirals represent the notion of growth and evolution, transformation, fertility, anticlockwise it can take you on a journey
    • Shapes with curves represent connection and community
    • Straight lines and angles represente structure and order
    • Triangles can symbolise strength or conflict
  • Tonight dive deep and find your intention under the dark moon. Take a bath or sit under the dark starry night. 
  • Write your intention as it comes to you. 
  • In the morning, plant your intention as you create your Mandala. If it works better for you, create your Mandala tonight under the dark Moon, and hold the intention again in the morning under the energy of the New Crescent Moon. This is a time that is open to starting anew, new light and 

As so well spoken in the Book of Runes, "When in deep water ~ become the diver".

New Moon Magic,
Moon Mama

*** And for this New Moon we are offering 20% off our Garnet Gem Bracelet (the planetary stone for Scorpio) and the Amethyst Gem Bracelet (the Talismanic gemstone for Scorpio) ***

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