The October new moon in Scorpio will be a stark contrast to the September 2022 new moon and the October 2022 full moon.
Last month’s lunar eclipse focused on balance and harmony, but now we can expect changes and new beginnings, especially thanks to the coincident solar eclipse.
“The eclipse is like steroids before the new moon,” says astrologer Noush (opens in new tab). “Because it’s in the sign of Scorpio, the energy of deep and provocative change is an undercurrent that picks up momentum and eventually dismantles it so we can recognize our emotional strength and resilience to face life’s challenges.”
While it may force us to dig deep and perhaps face things we’ve been hiding, this October astrological event is not something to fear, but welcome. Why hold on to old ways that no longer serve you?
An astrologer, creative and crystal enthusiast, Noush helps others discover their cosmic blueprints and dig deep into their spirituality. She has a wide variety of crystals for sale in her online store on Instagram, @jooncrystals.
New Moon in Scorpio
The next new moon will focus on the topics of relationships, trust, vulnerability and intimacy, according to Noush, thanks to the influence of Venus. Since this lunar phase in Scorpio activates the South Node, we should also expect some sort of purge to better prepare for a new beginning.
“The best survival tip for this new lunar eclipse is to let your life change as it will,” Noush suggests. “Clinging to unhealthy patterns, behaviors or situations can only make the eclipse more difficult. Change can be liberating.”
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Who will be most affected by the new moon in Scorpio?
The fixed signs – Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius – are often the ones who are stuck in their ways and prefer not to make significant changes. However, since this lunation asks us to do just that – and the eclipse season will make things feel more pronounced – they will probably feel this particular event more than other zodiac signs, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing!
How will the new moon in Scorpio affect each sign?
Patrick Price, astrologer at Nebula (opens in new tab), took a deep dive to discover how this particular moon phase will affect all members of the zodiac. Consider it his astrological gift to you!
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Patrick is Nebula: Horoscope and Astrology App’s expert, specializing in tarot, angel readings and western astrology. Patrick is a strange man who comes from a gypsy family. Tarot is deeply rooted in his family’s culture. He has been doing tarot for eight years and astrological readings for the last three.
Time to embrace all that change, Aries.
“This new moon is a perfect opportunity for you to review your daily behavior and decide which habits you want to keep and which you want to work on,” says Price.
The influence of Venus will be especially noticeable for Tauruses, as they will be asked to focus on negative relationships at this time and change them as they see fit.
“For most Tauruses, having drama or relationships in their lives that fuel negativity will only hold them back in their personal growth,” says Price. “Taurus, you thrive when things are black and white, orderly and hassle-free. This also applies to the relationships in your life.”
You’re working on healing, Gemini, and that can mean acknowledging negativity that you need to say goodbye to.”
“You have to look within to find out what raw wounds are still holding you down. Only by knowing what your trauma is can you begin to overcome it,” says Price. “Once you identify what pain is holding you back, you can begin healing by taking small steps, such as a short meditation [and] think about how you decided to let this go.”
Also feeding on the energy of Venus, Cancers will focus on what they want from their romantic partners and adapt during this new moon.
“What does your heart really desire from relationships in your life?” Price asks. “It’s vital to set our boundaries and expectations as soon as we know them. If you’re not sure how you want to be loved, how can a current or future partner be expected to know?”
You can be hard on yourself, Leo. Allow this new moon to help you get rid of that inner critic that tells you you are not enough, because you are 100%.
“Self-love should be something you practice every day, in whatever way is right for you — affirmations, exercise, meditation, gratitude,” says Price. “There is no right way to love yourself, it is something very personal. Know that you are enough.”
Virgos may find themselves thinking about the ways they tap during this new moon.
“It is always possible for you to welcome new energies and ways of thinking, shed old skin, and raise your vibration,” says Price.
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It’s time to decompress and disconnect, Libra. Look what’s going on inside you.
“The new moon energy is gentle and gives you the opportunity to grow spiritually,” says Price. “Modern life is busy and full of distractions so you may find this difficult, but even 15 minutes of peaceful reflection or meditation a week will make a world of difference.”
You are overly generous, Scorpio, but while you are so good to others, don’t be afraid to show yourself some love too.
“Take time during the new moon to gift yourself, reward yourself, and take stock of your accomplishments the same way you would any old friend,” recommends Price. “You succeed. Help soften the inner critic’s voice by being generous to yourself and showing yourself that you too are worth it!”
This lunation offers Sagittarius the opportunity to reconnect, be it through friendships, old customs and so on. If you’ve been feeling nostalgic for something, don’t deny it!
“Now is the time to reconnect with those roots to give you a much-needed boost on the next leg of your journey,” notes Price.
The procrastination is coming to an end for you, Caps. Now you have to finish that project or have that conversation you loved so much.
“Whatever it is, let your heart lead you there and use the blissful new moon energy to finally overcome it and prove to yourself that you can do difficult things,” says Price.
You may feel like you’re holding onto things both literally and figuratively, Aquarius, so take some time during this October astro event to start the clearing process.
Trust your gut, Pisces, it will never steer you in the wrong direction.
“Listen to this voice and follow it where it leads you, you may find a lot less friction in your day-to-day life,” notes Price.