NEW MOON – Oct 2016
+ Black Moon
Moon & Sun in SCORPIO
Moon – past, Intuition, unconscious, emotions, nurturing, feelings
Sun – now, Identity, consciousness, self-esteem, expression
Scorpio ( Water) – Passionate, emotional, willpower, psychic, determined
The New Moon represents the beginning of our 29 day lunar month. During a New Moon, the moon is roughly sitting between the Earth & the Sun, hence the Sun is shining on the ‘dark side of the moon’, the side of the moon we never see. As a result, we cannot see the moon as the side that faces the Earth is not illuminated.
The Moon & the Sun emanate frequencies and these energy waves influence the tides, and all life forms on Earth, including human behaviour / consciousness. In addition, during a New Moon, both the Moon & Sun are in the same Zodiac sign… giving an exponential boost or concentration of the energy.
The Sun represents our ‘outer-world’, our identify, our personality, our ego. It represents how we ‘shine our light’ out into the world, the present moment, our yang or masculine archetype expression. The Sun offers us strength, courage and illuminated insight of the Soul.
The Moon represents our ‘inner world’, our hidden emotions, desires, our shadow-self, fears/worries and our dreams. It represents our feelings, our unconscious beliefs, the past and our yin or feminine goddess archetype. The Moon offers us the ability to feel, learn from the past and creatively unlock and express our essence.
During a New Moon, the side of the moon that remains invisible to us here on Earth is being illuminated by the Sun. Thus our own ‘invisible’ side, our inner feelings, emotions and desires are also being illuminated during a new moon. During this illumination, we are given a window of opportunity to start a fresh, let go of the energy of the previous cycle and set our intentions, dreams & inner-most desires into conscious action.
The New Moon is a great time to set your intentions, write down goals or begin new projects for the forthcoming cycle. Consider sitting in ceremony or personal meditation and affirming to the Universe your intentions & inner-most heartfelt desires for the cycle.
Our October 2016 New Moon falls in the Zodiac sign of SCORPIO. The SCORPIO New Moon heralds a time of self-reflection… owning your intuitive senses/gifts for the greater good of all.
When you take ownership of how you ‘FEEL’… you are then speaking the language of the Universe, and authoring your life’s experiences.
Scorpio New Moons offer a great opportunity to embrace the energy of the Alchemical Master – look to those areas of your life that need a HUGE overhaul (eg relationships, money, career) and use the Scorpion resourcefulness and intuitive insight to create change.
Scorpio in its ‘positive’ helps you see behind the facade and uncover the truth… which gives rise to deeper states of connection with others, quantum foregiveness and deeper meaning to our lives.
Scorpio in the ‘negative’ can whip up a rage of discontent, blame & devious manipulation. Ouch, beware of the ‘sting’ of a human scorn !
How to work with our Scorpio New Moon ? During the New Moon (and over the 7 to 10 days following the New Moon).. SURRENDER and chose to embrace VULNERABILITY in order to move beyond the boundary of your comfort zone. When you do so, you will discover new, exciting & awakened ways of experiencing LIFE… the freedom to love from the depths of your beingness.
BLACK MOON – 31 October, 2016
Our 31 October 2016 NEW MOON is also a BLACK MOON defined as the second new moon within a Calendar Month (among three other Black Moon definitions).
The first New Moon of October was on the 1 Oct 2016 and now the second falls on the 31 Oct 2016 for those living in Europe, Asia & Australia.
Please note, if you live in North/South America, your BLACK MOON was last month on the 30 Sept 2016.
A BLACK NEW MOON is an auspicious moon that amplifies your intentions & inner-most heartfelt desires for the cycle. It is a powerful New Moon for alchemy and creative manifestation.
On the tail of the energy of our October 15/16 SUPERMOON (the first of 3 Supermoons taking us into December) our BLACK NEW MOON is set to be HUGE !!!
The THREE things you need to know…
FIRSTLY… this BLACK NEW MOON fosters an awakened clarity through the amplification of spiritual insights, lucid dreams and heightened synchronicity. It offers a fresh view, a powerful urge to spring into your hearts desires and a liberating feeling of freedom of the Soul.
If you have spent this year letting go, bringing areas of your life to an end (jobs, relationships, old beliefs etc..) and are now ready to make the BIG LEAP into something new, something fresh, something that makes your Heart-n-Soul sing… well THIS IS THE NEW MOON on this BLACK MOON to take that leap of faith… and JUST DO IT !!!
This BLACK NEW MOON will help you finally put an end to the past (at last you say)… as you awaken to an inner-knowing or heightened clarity of your new direction.
THIRDLY… the BLACK MOON is also associated with the Goddess Lilith (along with Kali, Persephone & Hecate)… a powerful symbol of the Creative Life Force of the Divine Feminine. The words that come to mind when I connect with Lilith are strength, creativity, freedom of sexual expression, independence and sacred ownership of divine power.
If you have felt rejected in the past, felt dis-empowered or even ostrasized for being YOU… this is the New Moon to stand tall in your divine uniqueness, heal that inner-wounding and shine you magnificent light without reservation !!!
Here is a great article on Lilith that I know you will LOVE ♡
Overall, our BLACK NEW MOON will foster a powerful & inspirational force of positive change within our lives as we are guided to bring to life our inner-most desires and heart-felt dreams.
Here are a list of BLACK MOONS coming up over the next couple of years
- 22 August 2017 – Third New Moon in a season of 4 new Moons
- February 2018 – Calendar month without a Full Moon
- 30 August 2019 – Second New Moon in August
© Simone M. Matthews