After midnight, the Scorpio new moon asks us to set intentions that will serve to cultivate our power, mystery, and magnetism. The darker, more taboo aspects of our nature are those that we often fail to accept, much less celebrate. We tend to mask these traits to fit in or to make others comfortable. Yet, true self-mastery can be found hidden in our shadows, if we are brave enough to claim it. Fortunately, this moon offers us an extra dose of courage due to its alignment with the ambitious planet Mars. Passion will aid us in transmuting our fears into strengths. The moon also harmoniously trines imaginative Neptune, helping us to express ourselves compassionately and creatively. However, the moon’s opposition to change-maker Uranus suggests that the catalyst for self-discovery may arise through crisis. If a sudden conflict arises at this time, choose to view it as an initiation.
After sun-up, Ceres in Scorpio trines Neptune in Pisces, stimulating our empathic senses. This aspect assists us in intuiting other’s specific needs so that we can be their genuine support system. The help that we provide is likely to be more emotional in nature. Other means of care and consideration (financial or logistical) will be welcome. But it is our energetic tone and our temperament that will soothe another’s nerves and calm their fears. This transit can also improve rapport between mothers and children.