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Inspired by Jan Spiller's marvelous book New Moon Astrology (Bantam Books), I would like to share with my readers influence of new moon each month.
The moon changes astrological signs approximately every two days. However, when moon exactly conjuncts sun (shares it's astrological degree) it is no longer visible in sky and at this point in lunar cycle it is called a "New Moon". This occurs once every month (in rare instances, twice) and marks beginning of a new monthly astrological cycle.
The new moon signifies a start of a new personal cycle each month. It's a time to renew or revise our goals, reach for what we wish for most and renew ourselves. When setting goals or aspiring towards our dreams and desires it is important to keep a few things in mind. First of all, our wishes can only involve ourselves. We cannot try to change others, only our attitudes towards those people, in hopes that they will respond favorably to us. Another important aspect of this process is to meditate on qualities of sign that new moon is occurring in. These astrological qualities will give us powerful hints on what to strive for, and how to approach or strategize towards what we want to accomplish. It is a good idea to set approximately 10 goals or wishes each month. Jan Spiller also suggests that you do not combine several wishes into one wish! Keep your thoughts clear and separate, and write them down each month. I recommend a special notebook or journal exclusively used for this purpose.
Visualize Your Wishes First
It is often best not to include a wish unless you can clearly visualize it coming into fruition within your imagination. If not, there may be preliminary steps you need to take first, so instead, try visualizing these. Trust your feelings and intuition in this process- you will know instinctively what feels right. Some wishes become realized soon after new moon. Others are more resistant and can take many months. Keep repeating wishes each month until they begin coming true as long as you continue to believe that they are right for you. When things in your life such as people, events, and your own attitudes begin to "shift", welcome this new change as evidence that your life is changing as a result of your positive intentions. Each month I will share my reflections on new moon based on sign it moves into to help you in your own process.
New Moon in Scorpio Focuses on Healing and Transformations
On November 12 new moon will be in sign of Scorpio. This will happen at exactly at 9:28 AM eastern standard time. Scorpio's strong influence this month can heal us in many areas of our lives on a very deep level. This is because Scorpio is known as sign of healing and regeneration. There is nothing light or superficial about Scorpio. In terms of healing, whether it is psychological or physical, we are able to dig deep to find causes of our problems. This month we can wish for a deeper understanding of ourselves, our bodies, and motives of others. It is a wonderful time to use this knowledge in a way that heals.
This is sign that explores beneath surface of things. If there's anything that needs to be investigated, Scorpio is sign to do that, rather thoroughly. This is a time of reflection. We are investigating ourselves, our lives and situations that surround us. It is a good time to plan for major changes in our lives and to plant seeds for profound growth and change. In order to make room for needed change we can begin to eliminate old useless baggage, whether that means emotional baggage, a life-style overhaul, or just a thorough cleaning out of one's possessions. We must get rid of old to make way for new. If you resist Scorpio's call for change, change will occur nonetheless, so it's much better to understand change and to go along with what is inevitable. Under Scorpio's influence resistance to change can bring painful experiences.
A Stronger Version of Ourselves
At this time it is important that we feel in control of our lives but paradoxically this happens by actually letting go of need to control. By this I do not mean that we are letting circumstances control us but instead, accepting change and allowing it to empower us as we go on to a stronger version of ourselves. Scorpio enables us to be true to ourselves within context of a changing, unpredictable world. If necessary, we learn how to face our worst fears and to build a new foundation based on truth and strength. If you find yourself in a crisis situation, power of Scorpio will enable you to face that crisis. You will find reserves of wisdom and strength within you that never existed before. You will evolve as a human being and expand limits of what you thought you could possibly achieve. To me this sums up ultimate expression of this rather mysterious sign. Not only do we strive to strengthen ourselves but also to empower others, rather than dominate them. Rather than seeking to manipulate others, we learn self-mastery. With self-mastery need to dominate or control diminishes, as self-satisfaction increases.