New Moons are magical times. The energies and lessons from the previous month are waning down and we are preparing for new beginnings and new energy to come into our lives.
This particular New Moon also happens to be a Solar Eclipse, making it extremely powerful. It also happens to be in the sign of Scorpio, which is the sign of TRANSFORMATION.
This new chapter unfolding in our lives over the next few weeks has to do with letting old stuff go. Saturn has also been in Scorpio over the last couple of years, and this Eclipse is likely to ping issues that we've struggled with since Saturn entered Scorpio back in October of 2012. What have you been working on? What are you struggling to let go of? What kind of loss are you trying to integrate?
For me, my Dad entered hospice in September of 2012, and passed away in January of 2013 - lots of adjustment going on, as well as all the Scorpio issues of death and grief, and transformation too as Saturn has traveled through Scorpio.
New Moons, and especially Solar Eclipses, are fabulous times to set intentions about what you want to manifest over the coming month. Ancient lore says to always have money in your pocket during the actual New Moon, to ensure that you will have money all month long.
One of the most powerful ways to use this particular Eclipse in Scorpio energy would be to do some sort of a ritual or intention that involves writing down what you want to let go of and what you want to say goodbye to. Then write down what you want to manifest in your life in the coming months. You can really do rituals any way you want to - some people write down the list of what they want to let go and then burn it down to its ashes. Very Scorpio. Or tear it up, or do whatever feels right to you. Then write out your list of intentions and visualize them too. Keep them somewhere that you can see now and again.
Doing a ritual involves invoking powers greater than ourselves, such as God, Goddess, Archangels, Angels or even elementals to help us achieve our aims. One could also use animal totems or animal medicine. The raven or the crow is especially good animal medicine for Scorpio energy.
This is powerful energy folks, as Scorpio Eclipses are probably the most transformative times available to us. This is the last Eclipse in Scorpio until 2022...another 8 years. Don't let this opportunity slip by to consciously control where you want your life to go.
The window of opportunity is a few days - the Eclipse is exact this afternoon October 23rd at 3 pm PDT here in Vancouver, but the New Moon phase lasts right through to Saturday night Oct 25th when the Moon moves into the sign of Sag.