Gabriela Herstik
November 17, 2017 4:57 pm
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Today isn’t just another day. Today is the Scorpio New Moon. It’s a day for our darkness, rage, sexuality, intuition, and magick to bubble to the surface. While we get a new moon each month, we only get one new moon in each zodiac sign per year. And amidst the dark, sexy energy of Scorpio season, we have the opportunity to manifest and plan our month ahead in a way that integrates our deepest desires. To help you celebrate this special day, we’ve curated a Scorpio New Moon guide with rituals for each element, so you can tailor your new moon worship to your zodiac sign.

A new moon is a clear energetic slate. The moon’s light is nonexistent, and we’re left to plant seeds, plan, and reconnect with our mind, body, and soul. While the moon’s light grows to its apex at the full moon in two weeks, we focus on what we want to grow and cultivate as well. And with the moon in Scorpio — sign of transformation, sex, death, money and rebirth — we have the chance to focus on a side of us that often flies beneath the radar, beneath our darkness.

The Scorpio New Moon is asking us to connect with our sensuality, our inner mystic, our sense of security; it’s leading us down the darkest path of our soul and telling us to dwell there.

Energetically, you may feel emotional, a little hot-tempered, a little bit off; the scorpion doesn’t play. But instead of running from the dark into the light, communicate with yourself and honor where you are in the present. This Scorpio New Moon may feel like a gigantic mirror in your face, reflecting back to you parts of yourself you’ve been ignoring. Or maybe it’s asking you to burn your light even brighter, to combat the darkness. To guide you deeper into the season, here’s how each element of the zodiac can celebrate the Scorpio New Moon.

Water Signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces)

Dwelling over the emotional realm, water signs feel a lot. And since Scorpio is also a water sign, you’ll be feeling even more. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by life, your emotions, or the darkness, try grounding yourself this new moon. Try unplugging for the day or weekend (or even a few hours) and use your breath, movement, dancing, or exercise to help you get back in your body. You can also spend some time under the sun, enjoying its warmth and kisses to help you find your own flame once more. Pair all this with a luxurious and nourishing meal, and you’ll be feeling grounded in no time.

Earth Signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn)

This new moon may be affecting you in an unexpected way, grounded earth sign. You may be feeling extra emotional, intuitive, and sensitive. And honestly, that’s not a bad thing! This new moon is asking you where you need to be less structured and more nurtured. What is it that you can do to transform and rise from the ashes like the phoenix? Try taking a ritual bath to find some answers. You can use bath salts and herbs like lavender, rose petals, jasmine, and chamomile to create a healing and relaxing atmosphere. Grab some candles, crystals, and incense, turn your phone on airplane mode, and take time to just be. Pamper yourself and treat yourself in the name of the new moon.

Air Signs (Libra, Aquarius, Gemini)

Air and water are an extremely intuitive mix, which means you may be feeling more plugged in now that the moon is in Scorpio. While you’re all about movement and change, this watery new moon is calling you to stillness. If you’ve been moving, doing, and creating nonstop, then take some time to slow down and find some stability. Try going to a meditation class, doing yoga outside, stargazing, or going to the spa. Even reading or journaling in a serene environment (think candles, incense, moonlight…etc) could be a ritual in itself. Taking time to feel the present may just be your biggest teacher. And when the water feels too deep, just remember you can float.

Fire Signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius)

A passionate bunch, you love to burn bright, fire signs. While this flame can be warm and nourishing, it can also become overwhelming if you don’t contain and honor it. Let this new moon guide you to fan your flame without overdoing it. Fire and water create steam, which is your mission this new moon. Do something that connects with your body and your mind — try a shibari class, read about/practice tantra, buy yourself some lingerie, take a pole dancing class, and specifically do something that connects you to your sexuality or sensuality. This is the realm of Scorpio, and you’re more than invited to explore.

No matter how you celebrate this new moon, remember to listen to your body and honor your needs. May you plant some seeds that grow and manifest to your wildest dreams.

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