The New Moon is the new beginning of the lunar cycle. The Moon is dark, but it begins to show a slight crescent as this phase builds. The next 2-3 days after a New Moon are a perfect time to set things into motion. Check out the list of things to do at any New Moon below.
The sign of the Moon helps us to refine what types of energies are at play, and what activities are most supported in their growth. Moon in Scorpio-time favors delving into the following areas: intimacy, psychology, research, self-examination, and getting rid of old things. With each item on that list, intense emotions can arise.
The Moon in Scorpio urges us to uncover our own power, and it's an excellent time to rid ourselves of old fears and limiting habits. The shadow expression of Scorpio can be manipulation, brooding, and suspicion. But if we harness Scorpio’s energy well, we are motivated by a desire to get to the bottom of things in a positive way.
The chart for Wednesday’s New Moon in Scorpio encourages us to embrace clear and honest communication. The Sun and Moon both are conjunct Mercury, planet of communication. That focus in Scorpio invites us to go deep into the heart of any matter in our closest relationships. But we may need to confront things which we’ve been sweeping under the rug in order to achieve deeper connection.
But if that sounds a little scary, have hope. Jupiter and Chiron are making supportive aspects to the New Moon and to Mercury at this time. Jupiter brings optimism and the ability to use humor as a resource, especially in difficult discussions. Chiron brings the ability to see what needs to be healed, and can help us more easily access a path to healing.
Things to do at the new moon:
Pull an animal card or do a tarot reading. At every New Moon and Full Moon, I pull an animal card from The Druid Animal Oracle deck. I’ve done this for many years now, and it’s a ritual that brings me comfort in its familiarity. Ask this animal or card to help guide you over the following two weeks (until the Full Moon).
Raven from the Druid Animal Oracle
Begin something new. If you’ve been putting off beginning something, starting it at the New Moon will help you get the momentum going as the cycle builds toward the Full Moon. For example, I’m going to reach out to a mandolin teacher and get those lessons going!
Set intentions for what things you want to manifest. Writing down a list of the things you’d like to happen in your life can be a powerful exercise. In writing it down, you are already making it more real and claiming that you want those things to happen. In my experience, this does not always magically manifest what you list. Sometimes, it does! But more importantly, you’ll get information about how to make your dreams happen, or which dreams are better to release, by the next New Moon.
And if you are interested in learning more about creating ritual in alignment with the lunar cycle, check out Cycles of Wisdom.