Are you ready for some malefic Moon action?
It's time for your monthly 'New Moon Numen'. What is numen?
nu·men- the spirit or divine power presiding over a thing or place.
These horoscopes are designed with the astrological spirit/essence of the Moon in mind. It's not just a horoscope, but also a guide on how to best use the Moon's numen. New Moons are a time for manifesting, planting, and beginning. The Moon is at her darkest, and that darkness acts as rich humus that we can scatter the seeds of our desires in. New Moons also feel special due to the Moon being conjunct the Sun. The luminaries are together, floating in unison if only for the briefest moment. During that moment when the Sun and Moon are aligned we receive a spark, that if used wisely, can turn into a magnificent blaze.
Each horoscope will be a blend of two parts: The astrology, and how to focus that energy. The astrology portion is simply explaining what we're looking at and its influences. House placement, sign, and strong aspects (an orb of 2°) will be taken into consideration when assessing the Moon's numen. The focus portion is meant to further hone in and guide you using real life examples of how the energy could play out. It may not be the exact situation you're experiencing, but it will be in the same realm. Also take your natal placements into account when assessing the energy of this Moon. If you have a natal planet making a major aspect to the Moon, especially a conjunction, then the Moon will express as a blended energy for you.
The Moon's Numen
Good news everyone, this is not an eclipse! This is just your regular old lunar event, which is kind of refreshing. This New Moon is happening in the sign of Scorpio, so the Moon is in fall. When the Moon is in fall or detriment we see Luna being restricted in the ways in which she can express herself. She's still the Moon, but she has to abide by the rules of the kingdom that she's in, and this kingdom is fixed Water. Sometimes people wonder the Moon is in fall in Scorpio. The Moon is exalted in Taurus and the opposite of Taurus is Scorpio, so there's the textbook reason. But also, think of what fixed Water means...fixed emotion. The Moon is all about the movement of emotion, going through phases, and exploring our inner world. When she encounters fixed Water, it can feel stagnant or like she's been wading in the same pool for way too long. The energy of a Scorpio Moon is one that holds on to something far longer than it should be. It's not all negative though! Since this Moon has staying power it can be used to get to the root of something. My favorite use of a Scorpio lunar event is finding the root cause of something and cutting it out (it is a Mars Moon after all).
Fixed Water is inviting us to work with an emotion or deeply rooted problem that we've been stuck on for far too long. Since this is a New Moon, it’s going to be the beginning stages of the process. We’ve known about this feeling, problem, or subconscious nag for quite some time, but we’re now given the opportunity to work with it. Some blanket advice for anything that deals with Scorpio, don’t do too much too fast. Yes, this is a great opportunity to be able to dive into some deep emotions and rearrange some things, but it needs to be done with tact. Getting to the root of something isn’t easy and cutting out that root is even harder. Go as slow as you can with this process because you want the new roots to really take hold and grow into the space you’ve created for them. Now, I’m telling you to go slow because this is fixed Water, but I’m also telling you to go slow because you need to be deliberate. There’s a couple aspects with this New Moon that may throw some curve balls, so let’s explore those and their influence now.