New Moon in Scorpio | When Everything Changes

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 October 30th, 2016 

Holding on is believing that there's only a past;
letting go is knowing that there's a future.
Daphne Rose Kingma

New Moon in Scorpio:
Nothing changes until you start believing in yourself.

Change is not for the faint-hearted. Change is for those who want to let go of the old — not only because they need to, but because they want to. Those who are ready to make their transition from an ending to a brand new beginning. Although there may be a sense of comfort in routines, understanding that change is one constant in life can help us become less attached to them. 

Sometimes change can be filled with happiness and excitement, while other times it can also be filled with fear and anxiety. One of the first steps to take to help us successfully move forward and embrace change is to disengage from the familiar so that we can reevaluate our identity. What truly lies beneath our attachments? What is behind our deepest needs and wants? Are we ready to stand in our power and step into the future with the new insights that come from change? 

There is wisdom in seeing the power of perspective in the midst of change. Rather than looking at change as an ending, we can look at it as a time for seeing our true potential and recognizing new opportunities. Rather than feeling stuck from focusing on what we cannot change, we can ask ourselves, "What is the next step for my best interest and well-being?". Every moment holds the seed of transformation. Are we stuck in our cocoon of old, outdated patterns of belief, or are we ready to break free and fly (realizing that we had our wings all along)?

Although there may be a sense of comfort in routines,
understanding that change is one constant in life
can help us become less attached to them.

Happy New Moon! The Moon is joining the Sun and Mercury in Scorpio, marking an extra transformative and regenerative New Moon in the sign of the Scorpion. The transition from the past to whatever comes next is the theme of this New Moon. While transitions can sometimes call for a celebration, they can also be downright painful, and yet (hopefully) liberating down the road. Even if the past has been reasonably steady and familiar, moving forward to a future that will be different can actually be an emotionally freeing process.

The journey in between the past and the future may be long and arduous, or short and shaky, but we will come out stronger and wiser after having been reborn. This is where we get to experience the true meaning of transformation. A time when we can no longer be the same person we were before. A time when we can no longer see our world in the same way. Something shifts within us and we get to look at life from a different perspective.

Understand that seeing the world in a new way doesn't mean letting go of the past entirely. Walking down the memory lane is different to harboring resentment towards a person or situation. We get to choose what we want to hold on to. Are we going to keep holding our past in front of us, thus blocking our ability to enjoy the present and build a new future? Or are we going to see the past as a place that holds valuable lessons, leading us toward a path of new growth and personal empowerment?

The journey in between the past and the future may be long
and arduous, or short and shaky, but we will come out
stronger and wiser after having been reborn.

The Moon is forming a trine to Neptune Rx and Chiron Rx, and there's a message about our spiritual growth and awakening, which is taking us to a new level of awareness. We are perhaps still deciding how much we are ready to let go, and how much we are willing to trust and believe in the future. The New Moon may bring up questions about what we truly believe, and the depth of our authenticity with our faith.

We've been hurt before, and walls we've created around our heart has been creating emotional numbness. This is the time for getting emotionally raw and real with seeing our true soul and ego. Ultimately, we realize that it's about choosing to trust ourselves, including trusting our instincts and listening to our intuition.

With the Moon's sextile to Pluto and Mars, we are admitting the truth to ourselves and begin to act accordingly. Regardless of the sweeping changes, we can be extra alert to ideas that come into our mind, and are ready to do some research on how to develop more workable plans. The key is to keep committing to the path of our heart. Because anything that feels less than the truth will feel more like a burden, and hence blocks our way forward.

This Scorpio New Moon is reminding us to envision our ideas as being fulfilled. To feel the sense of passion we have for remaining true to our goals. To process our emotions, listen to our inner voice, and know that we always have what it takes to reach our full potential when we truly believe in ourselves.

Yaviz Basalamah

New Moon in Scorpio: Conjunct the Sun and Mercury ● Trine Neptune Rx
and Chiron Rx in Pisces ● Sextile Pluto and Mars in Capricorn



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