Spreading darkness throughout the night sky on Nov. 7, 2018, this new moon will radiate energy from one of the most passionate, profound, and life-changing zodiac signs of them all: Scorpio.
A new moon is a fresh start, a chance to plant the seed of a new intention that you can nurture and grow. With Scorpio’s transcendent power fueling this lunar event, there’s no doubt that you’ll be drawn to the most tender part of your heart. Superficiality and pleasantries are useless to Scorpio’s complex perspective. What this fixed water sign asks for is authenticity, which is so hard to come by in this world. Allow yourself the freedom to embark on a journey that means something.
This new moon has the power to help you unlock a deeper part of yourself. You may feel heavy with feeling, possibly even overwhelmed by all the shadows that you confront. Trust that by visiting your darkness, you’ll uncover a greater emotional strength.
This is a time when you find yourself looking within, seeking to understand yourself more truly. Look at the areas in your life that need healing. Some of it may be physical, but much of it is probably emotional. Contemplate the way you respond to any situation or crisis.
Generally speaking, where your reaction is the strongest is where your greatest pain resides. See if there’s a link with a childhood trauma that keeps you behaving in ways that can be embarrassing for you. Don’t expect to change overnight, but at least try to recognize patterns that keep reemerging.
With intense focus and penetrating insight, the New Moon in Scorpio sees it all. But with this fixed water sign, what we see is often just the tip of the iceberg. There’s a whole lot more going on beneath the surface: subtle energies, subconscious motives, and suppressed emotions.
If you want to know what to expect with this intense new moon, your personalized horoscope is below:
Rising from the ashes: You’ve done it before, Scorpio, and like your spirit animal the phoenix, you’re about to do it again. The question is, what new reality are you “rising” into? It doesn’t have to be a final destination, just your latest incarnation. But don’t be afraid to aim high—at this new moon, you’ve got the wind beneath your wings.
The brighter the light, the darker the shadow, Sagittarius. But the shadow isn’t all bad, you know—in fact, we bet there are more buried treasures than skeletons in your closet. And at this new moon, it’s time to start digging for gold. Reclaim something you’ve repressed or disowned about yourself, and let it finally see the light of day.
You’re really going places, Capricorn, and your intense focus and determination are guaranteed to get you there. But by the time you reach your objective, will it still be what you want? After all, people change—so for your goals to stay relevant, they’ve got to evolve along with you. At this new moon, get real about what’s driving you now.
Patti Smith was right, Aquarius: “People have the power.” But your ability to tune into collective energy is more like a superpower. The only question is, do you use it for good or evil? At this new moon, you can channel the energy of the group to achieve anything you set your mind to—so please, keep the greater good in mind.
“Love and light” may sound like New Age fluff to some, but you know better, Pisces. You’ve been through some dark nights of the soul, and emerged on the other side of those experiences with a new and undeniable radiance. This new moon offers spiritual experiences that could be just as transcendent; sharing them with others makes them truly transformative.
Forbidden fruit just tastes better, doesn’t it, Aries? But some taboos exist for a reason—so before you break the rules, ask yourself just what those reasons are. After all, once you’ve crossed the line, the damage is done. That’s not to say you shouldn’t take risks at this new moon… but if you’re going to do it, do it with your eyes open.
Power couples have each other’s backs, Taurus—but what they don’t do is hold each other back. A real “dynamic duo” is one where both people are free to evolve. True, there’s always a chance you might outgrow each other (and we know that’s a scary thought). But at this new moon, for the relationship to grow, you’re gonna need some space.
Burning the candle at both ends—you can get away with it better than most of us, Gemini, but that doesn’t make it any better for your health. Sooner or later, that candle’s going to burn out if you don’t balance activity (both mental and physical) with rest. This can be a healing new moon, if you take time out to recharge your batteries.
You’re not as shy as you pretend to be, Cancer—you’re just waiting for the right moment to come out of your shell. Being selective about when, where, and with whom certainly adds to your mystique. But still, you’ve got to let your guard down once in a while to have a good time. This new moon might be the moment you’ve been waiting for!
Pride isn’t everything, Leo, especially where family is concerned. Sure, you may hold the moral high ground in a family dispute, but there’s a lot more power in forgiveness than there is in nursing a grudge. Putting the past behind you may not be easy, but at this new moon, it’s something you can really pride yourself on.
Little details can make a big difference, Virgo. But not all of them are worthy of your attention. Some of them are just red herrings… and if you fixate too much on those, you could disappear down an unproductive rabbit hole. This new moon awakens your inner detective—but make sure the mystery you’re obsessing over is actually worth solving.
It’s not polite to talk about money, Libra, but that’s one rule of etiquette you can afford to break. After all, money itself is neither “good” nor “bad”—what matters is how you get it, how you use it, and what that says about your values. And at this new moon, it’s time to take an honest look at your own finances.