Earlier in the day on Thursday morning the Sun moves into Scorpio at 7:56 a.m., so this New Moon is happening at the very beginning of the sign of Scorpio. There’s also a partial solar eclipse happening with this New Moon, which will be visible to most in North America - more details on that below.
We also have Venus moving into Scorpio on Thursday to be very close in alignment with this New Moon.
For more details about this week's other astrological happenings, read the Weekly Horoscope for October 20-26 here.
This signifies powerful, potent and transformative new beginnings. These new beginning will likely happen deep within you, they can be emotional and will be closely related to the concept of love, new life, spirituality, and life changing transformations.
Scorpio is about the power to reach deep down to the depths of one’s being, where our most hidden, secret selves reside and our subconscious roots are. From there we can rise from even the darkest places and become self actualized and born into a new light. The eclipse further signifies this symbolism of transformation in our lives. For some, sharing a deep secret could be an all new emotional beginning.
At the very core of all of us is the desire for love and pleasure. Many spiritual teachings inform us that there is pain and suffering and there is pleasure, and we move between these extremes in life, but at the very core and heart of us what we seek is the light of truth and unconditional love. Venus brings this energy further to this New Moon and eclipse.
Unconditional love can move us to tears. When we peel away the surface layers and obstacles that may have been hiding the light, we can get deep to the root of ourselves, and reveal that source of light that is within each of us.
With this New Moon it isn't about looking at the surface of things, it is about looking deep to the root cause. This is where real transformation can happen, when we get down to the root. What is the real cause of the actions we see ourselves and others manifest.
The word namaste, is a sanskrit word that is often referred to in yoga and in simplest terms states that the light in me recognizes the light in you. Even though all of us in life have baggage and obstacles, at the very core of each of us, when we get passed all the pain, doubts and burdens we may hold, there is that light within us. When we tend to that light and seek it, it will grow and rise like the phoenix from the ashes.
When you can see beyond the conditions and ideologies that have been placed on your mind by others and society, and see deep down to the real you; that place where tears of love flow for knowing who you really are, you can channel your authentic power and find your bliss.
This is a time for new feelings about yourself and the world. For many they will seek to grow in finding themselves through various avenues such as learning more about depth psychology, reaching into the symbolism of the tarot for self awareness, or seeking psychological development through counselling.
With each new beginning we must let go of something in our past to make room for the new. It has been said that there is nothing to fear but fear itself, and for some that can be the most potent realization now. To move beyond our fears that do not serve us, gives us the ability to move more into the flow of our lives with greater freedom in our hearts.
This New Moon in Scorpio will help many find a new way of living that comes from deep within the core of your being.
For some, in practical terms this could be a time to initiate new ways of bringing in money and growing your wealth. Reaching out to resources and looking to see what types of career options are out there can be a good thing. It is also an important time to look at your finances in terms of loans, interest and debt. Paying down debt, and choosing what new debt is worth it or not will become important considerations now as you move forward. For many it will be time to turn over a new leaf in this area of life. What has and has not worked for you in the past, will help guide you. Pay attention to your dominant feelings about your money situation and your relationship to banking institutions.
Pluto, ruler of Scorpio, also encourages progress towards our higher aims and goals, which includes career matters. First though, you must get to the root of who you are and believe in yourself. The cycle of birth, life and death ruled by Scorpio of course signifies there is much to experience through the process and we should use our life well while we have the opportunity. Saturn in Scorpio is prodding us to work hard on developing our karmic paths.
With Mercury retrograde in Libra during this New Moon we have the added significance of spiritually centered choice playing an important role in our perceptions.
Pay close attention to deja vu and synchronicities during this new moon, especially thoughts that come up during the hours of the eclipse. They are worth mulling over. Write them down and let your mind wander. Seeking the truth will raise your consciousness.
Reflect on pleasant memories and feelings of nostalgia to get in tune with the force of the power of love within yourself. Meditation is an excellent practice to being during this new moon as is hatha yoga which symbolizes a practice devoted to the solar and lunar energies within ourselves and connecting with the cosmos.
Let your passions for life be guided to grow through your sensitivity to spiritual awareness. Follow your heart.
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The west coast will get the full experience of this solar eclipse with the best locations being Seattle and Vancouver, while the east coast will have the solar eclipse beginning at the end of the day before sunset and will not appear to be as significant.
Canadians, you can view a schedule of the solar eclipse here.
Americans, this page has great maps of eclipse locations.
What’s happening in with other planets in the sky around this New Moon is discussed more in this week’s Weekly Horoscopes for October 20-26, 2014 you can read here.