A New Moon is always an optimistic time, astrologically speaking.
At the actual moment of a New Moon, the Moon is invisible to the naked eye, with only its far-side illuminated by the Sun in an astrological Sun-Moon conjunction.
It’s typically not until around 18 hours later that we can begin to see the very youngest, thinnest crescent of the Moon emerging, but this fresh new crescent Moon holds all the promise of a new lunar cycle, new beginnings and new hope.
In astrology, when the New Moon is in Scorpio, there is an emotional intensity in the air, since Scorpio is a custodian of some very tempestuous feelings indeed.
This enigmatic zodiac sign bears energy which is always quite mysterious and misunderstood, but we do know that Scorpio is a transformative sign in astrology – nothing touched by Scorpio energies remains quite as it was.
That means that a Scorpio New Moon is a very powerful and potent new beginning, with the potential for some real turnarounds in life.
One of Scorpio’s key traits is its intense sense of purpose, so the best way to use the energy of the Scorpio New Moon is to plan your purpose beforehand, so that you know the direction you want to take with this energy.
Like all astrological energy, Scorpio is neither inherently good nor inherently bad, as it’s what we humans do with the energy which counts.
But Scorpio, more than most signs in astrology, brings energy which can be used for darkness as well as light – it’s important during the Scorpio New Moon to keep your intentions high and honorable.
You might think that a New Moon in this famously passionate zodiac sign is a good time for dating – and it may well be but beware of being drawn into an obsession at this time, or an unhealthy interest in someone who doesn’t share your feelings.
Emotional manipulation is also easier than normal during this energy, for those who are cruel enough to use it this way, so be careful if you’re getting involved with someone new.
How Does the Scorpio New Moon Affect Each Zodiac Sign?
Just as with the Full Moon, each zodiac sign will be affected slightly differently by the energy of the Scorpio New Moon, depending on an individual’s natal chart and current transits.
Overall, however, all Sun signs will feel intensely emotional during this New Moon.
Aries Zodiac Sign (Aries Dates: March 20 – April 19) During Mars Direct in Aries
Try not to keep your feelings bottled up during this New Moon. In fact, this would be a good time to start counseling, therapy, mood journaling or any other way of talking through or sharing your emotions.
Trying to keep a lid on things will only contribute to your anger; not talking things through now could have explosive consequences.
Taurus Zodiac Sign (Taurus Dates: April 20 – May 20) During Mars Direct in Aries
A New Moon in your love zone could be a good thing for an ailing relationship, Taurus, and this New Moon certainly brings passion and zest if you want to try to patch things up.
Within a happy relationship, this energy can add spice and magic and just a little hint of danger. If you’re single, however, be very careful not to get drawn into someone else’s dark game.
Gemini Zodiac Sign (Gemini Dates: May 21 – June 20) During Mars Direct in Aries
The willpower associated with this New Moon is enormous, Gemini, so if you want to kick a bad habit or start a new health regime, this is a very good time to choose.
This energy is also good for a ruthless clear out of your clutter – don’t waste your time with things, or indeed people, that no longer serve your best interests.
Cancer Zodiac Sign (Cancer Dates: June 21 – July 21) During Mars Direct in Aries
The New Moon in our fellow water sign Scorpio unleashes a lot of emotions in you, Cancer, but most of these can be channeled well through creative arts, crafts and cultural pastimes.
It’s healthy now to cry over a movie or to be moved by dance and music. Explore beautiful ways of letting lose your feelings – other people will benefit too from your emotional honesty.
Leo Zodiac Sign (Leo Dates: July 22 – August 21) During Mars Direct in Aries
With the Moon in your family zone, Leo, this is a good time to drive through a home move or a renovation project.
However, be wary of treating your family life as if it’s a boot camp. You’ll get more done through persuasion than you will through trying to lay down the law. Don’t be too authoritative.
Virgo Zodiac Sign (Virgo Dates: August 22 – September 21) During Mars Direct in Aries
Difficult conversations are easier during the New Moon’s energy, Virgo, so don’t waste this opportunity to talk through all the things you’ve been putting off saying.
Be totally honest and frank, speaking from your heart. Even if what you have to say hurts someone, if you’re doing it out of love, you’ll be able to get your point across.
Libra Zodiac Sign (Libra Dates: September 22 – October 22) During Mars Direct in Aries
The New Moon highlights your finance zone, Libra, and this could be a positive fresh start when it comes to your money management. If you’re short of money, turn budgeting into a private contest and try to beat your own thriftiness each week.
With something concrete to aim for, it will seem satisfying to cut back on expenses, rather than restrictive.
Scorpio Zodiac Sign (Scorpio Dates: October 23 – November 21) During Mars Direct in Aries
The New Moon in your own sign puts you in a position of power, Scorpio. People will be listening to you and paying attention to your words, so make them good ones.
You have the potential to help others and to change your own life for the better now – or you could simply ride roughshod over everyone to get what you want. Here’s hoping you choose the higher path.
Sagittarius Zodiac Sign (Sagittarius Dates: November 22 – December 20) During Mars Direct in Aries
The spiritual intensity of the Scorpio New Moon affects you more than most, Sagittarius, and you may feel driven and inspired now to develop your spiritual gifts.
You’ll love psychic experiments now or paranormal investigations, or anything which appeals to your sense of the weird, the odd and the different.
Capricorn Zodiac Sign (Capricorn Dates: December 21 – January 18) During Mars Direct in Aries
This New Moon occurs in your friendship zone and clearly, Capricorn, it’s a good time for making new friends and new social contacts.
Try to avoid only making friends with people in order to use them, however. Be sincere in your desire to connect with others. If you’re only interested in getting what you want from others, you can’t be surprised if they use you in return.
Aquarius Zodiac Sign (Aquarius Dates: January 19 – February 17) During Mars Direct in Aries
The Scorpio New Moon offers a powerful boost to your career prospects, Aquarius, and fires up your motivation and ambition.
You may be more confrontational than normal, however, so be aware of your enthusiasm and drive tending more towards anger and frustration. There is plenty of time; you don’t need to rush this.
Pisces Zodiac Sign (Pisces Dates: February 18 – March 19) During Mars Direct in Aries
Difficult issues of right and wrong, morality and immorality – these are the things which will keep you up at night during the Scorpio New Moon, Pisces.
You may feel under pressure to ‘pick a side’, but remember that your strength, as a mutable sign, lies in being able to see all sides of the story. Refuse to stir up further drama. You are needed now as the calming voice.
*Note: The exact date and time of Mars Direct in Aries will differ depending on your timezone. This planet update was published the day before Mars Direct in Aries in Eastern Standard Time (EST) in the year 2020, which is November 15, 2020 @ 05:07 AM.