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New Moon in Scorpio: Transform Through the Unexpected

new moon in scorpio 2019

On October 23rd, 2019, the sun moved out of harmonizing Libra and settled into Scorpio, marking a major shift from the idea of “balance” to all-or-nothing intensity. 

Scorpio Season And Samhain

The grit and magic of Scorpio season unleashes a tenacity from within. A fixed water sign, Scorpio also puts us in the center of the season: fall in the north or spring in the south. In the northern hemisphere, it also encompasses Samhain (pronounced SAH-wiñ), which marks the turning point from autumn to winter.

Samhain is the Gaelic new year when the veil between worlds is thought to be the thinnest. Samhain or All Hallows’ Eve, invites us to connect with our inner sorcerous. At the turning point of Samhain, we begin to take an internal shift inward. We’re asked to integrate all that we’ve done and learned during the lighter half of the year. 

I love this time of year so much that I actually planned one of the biggest events of my life on Halloween: my wedding. Ten years ago, my husband and I said, “I do.” We commenced our marriage with commitments to the earth, air, water, and fire on mischief night in Manhattan. My loving, Catholic, family gathered around us with such pure support that it marked an important turning point. To get married via a ceremony that I wrote with the love and support of my family unleashed tremendous healing. I felt accepted and appreciated for exactly who I am.

Scorpio: The Season of Self-Honoring

This is truly the lesson of this new moon in Scorpio: to self-honor. The Scorpio new moon⁠—despite challenging astrological configurations⁠—is one of the most fertile new moons of the year. So, please do take time to tune in and ask yourself what it is you most want to conjure in your life. 

We welcome this moon at 4 degrees of Scorpio on October 27th, 2019 at 11:38 pm ET. This new moon brings an influx of energy. Consider all things unseen; the mystical and esoteric stuff that fills in the cracks in our lives. This is a great time to set intentions around sex, transformation, and spirituality. Scorpio season asks us to consider how truly intimate we are with others and ourselves. It asks us to question how this raw authenticity and vulnerability can play a major role in our transformation. 

New Moon in Scorpio: Expect The Unexpected

Prepare yourself for a few surprises, though. This moon is almost exact opposite Uranus in Taurus. Uranus is the planet of revolution and rebellion. With his placement directly across from this intense new moon in Scorpio’s sister sign, expect the unexpected. Since Taurus rules the material realm, it’s completely possible we could bump up against a few surprises with our finances. I recommend deep, soul-driven conversations around merging, money, debt, and investments always, but especially now. There could also be a shakeup surrounding your most intimate partnerships.

Whatever comes up for you, just know that you are more than capable of handling it all. Sure, the unexpected may be jolting, but it’s not necessarily a bad thing. Consider it as a cosmic nudge toward your highest alignment. It might come in the form of a conversation, an idea, a new opportunity, or something else entirely. And if you’re feeling really un-grounded, this is the perfect time to adopt a new moon ritual. These rituals help even surprising moments feel sacred. 

Celebrate Samhain And Scorpio Season Your Way

As for me, I’m putting my nose to the grindstone and turning in this book to my editor just after Scorpio season ends. (Yep⁠—I’m still writing my book⁠—and still at my desk on the daily.) I’ve long given up the idea that balance is a thing that exists or that we should even pursue. Instead, I’m fully invested in sourcing my power from within. I’m doing what feels good, not trying to make my life look a certain way from the outside, but actually just live my truth, moment by moment.

To that point, I am all-in on what lights me up. My work now requires soul-level-determination. And at the same time, no amount of focus could have prepared me for the surprises this last year has offered me. I’ve learned so much about who I am as a holistic health coach and a human being.

To that point, I’m going to step away from blogging for most of November so I can finish this chapter (literally). Plus, Mercury is going retrograde on October 31st. He’ll be back-spinning throughout November, making it the perfect time to shift to a more internal focus. 

But I’ll be back! Until then, you can stay in-the-know about what’s happening in the cosmos on my Instagram page. And stay tuned for my return — I have so many exciting things to share with you.

I’d love to hear what’s coming up for you this new moon. Let me know in the comments below!

All of my love,

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  • Jules

    Thank you as always for your lovely insights. I’m working on really hanging my shingle as a healer and creating my business in a way that lights me up and serves other like-minded women. My goal is to write curriculum and create classes for groups and individuals creating self-care rituals around the new and full moons, seasons and more. It’s a cold snowy day in Colorado, perfect Scorpio weather to dig in and set intentions.

  • Doreen

    hello there thank you for your new moon email!. I am planting the seeds of self love and compassion and trying to cultivate an everyday relationships and better understanding with sacred feminine and the goddess in my everyday life.Wishing you new moon blessings and inspiring intentions and manifestations. Namaste 🙏❤️🦌

  • Helen Wheeler Shaw

    It’s SO helpful getting this ‘heads up’ through these wild changes 👊 Thankyou 💜👻

  • Debra

    So many ideas have come to me in last couple weeks. So my intention for this month is action as I finish some projects and explore the potential of these ideas with actual action steps. Time to stop thinking and start doing!!

  • Anne

    Thank you for your wonderful blog and thoughtful insights. I am looking to change my practice to online after a download I received. Manifesting the courage even though I know there is no other option. Calling on universal support. Thank you!

  • Nicole

    After a wild vocational ride for ten years post-college, I went back to school to become a massage therapist. It’s been 4.5 years of quiet and careful practice, but now I’m ready and confident to promote my work as built on my values and my clients’ excellent results. I’ve found myself, my life partner, and my life’s work. (Holy handbags, Batman! Ha.) Now I’m devoted to cultivating rich, rewarding, resilient relationships with those three entities, as well as our investments, debts, dreams, and desires. I literally cannot wait, so I’m not. Gotta go! Thank you for your incredible generosity of spirit, excellent writing, and dedication to sharing the good and your truth. Cheers! And godspeed on your last chapter. 🙂

  • Ash

    So excited for what you have coming! And I’m beyond excited to read this book you have been creating!

    Wishing you the most glorious productivity of the heart and soul. Can’t wait to read more from your beautiful mind and bright soul!

  • Jo

    Thank you for your beautiful emails, blogs, & insight writings 🙏🏽 Sending you all the luck & blessings finishing up your last chapter.
    After 5 long years with health issues & only months into my new spiritual awakening — I have some ideas (& actions) of big changes in health/career/relationships/inner work etc, etc, etc ☺️💗 for this Scorpio season I will be away from home & travelling to my hometown catching up with my soul sistas (5 of us) who I have known since high school (back in the 90s) 💕💕💜 I will be spending a few weeks away with some much needed & beautiful quality time with each & every one of my gawgeous soul sistas 🥰🥰 AND i will be hosting my very first spiritual/goddess/soul sista circle/gathering (my coming out party maybe 😉✨🌙) I’m pretty excited 😁😁 along with setting some serious intentions & making moves to manifesting my desires & dream life 🥰💜✨🌙🙌🏽
    Much love + light + moon blessings to you XO 💗✨🌙🥰

  • Suzi Russell

    I am heading into a period of uncertainty at work, with my current contract up on 29th November….that said, I am wrapping up a really successful semester and have submitted a killer job application…so trusting the process and exercising patience! I am spending the couple of days before the retrograde fine tuning my finances. Very practical!

  • Lydia

    Thank you so much for posting. I am in the midst of a major shake up in my life, and to hear the words above and take them into consideration helps to think on a 4 dimensional plane, rather than merely a lateral or vertical one. I think our hearts and souls crave alignment with who we truly are, and our culture along with what we choose to fill our souls with causes us to severely neglect those heart cries. Sometimes it takes a jolt from the Universe to aid in our realignment, and, like a key in a lock, open the doors to new opportunity. As always, change is somewhat scary and painful yet always needed. I appreciate how holistically you outline what intention means, and setting ourselves in a direction that allows for change and growth. Thank you again, and may you have a most blessed and productive season.

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