On October 30th, we will be very fortunate to encounter the moon entering its beginning phase. New moons are typically a time associated with new beginnings, fresh starts, and rebirth. With the moon casting no illumination, it symbolizes a time to look inward and reflect on ourselves, gaining self-awareness and assessing what our goals and dreams are, making new plans of action for the following moon month.
Since the new moon falls within the pagan festival of Samhain, it is a rare occurrence with heightened energies. Samhain is the Celtic festival that marks the end of the year. With the end of year, comes the death of the old and the birth of the new. As new moons symbolize this as well, the death/rebirth aspect of this time is extra special.
Astrologically, new moons fall under the same zodiac sign as the sun for that month. This month, the new moon is in Scorpio. Scorpio is a water sign, having high mystic and intuitive abilities. Their ruling planets are Mars, the planet associated with action and passion, and Pluto, the planet associated with death and transformation. This is just another aspect of the rebirth symbolism of this moon.
Taking all these qualities into account, this black moon is a time to focus on new intents with your passions. Scorpios are a very passionate zodiac sign, blending their ambition and passion to live out their dreams. What are your passions? Are you following them all? Is there anything specifically you should focus on to achieve and make your dreams a reality? This new moon, take time to reflect on what these passions are and setting forth this new beginning.
To assist in this new moon, here is a crystal pairing for this black moon:
Moonstone – connecting to the lunar phases, Moonstone heighten our intuitions and self-awareness. They symbolize new beginnings.
Aquamarine – A tranquil stone, Aquamarine helps in closure of all kinds, allowing you to embrace change in a calm manner.
Garnet – A stone of passion, Garnet connects to the zodiac sign, Scorpio. It not only helps to stimulate passion, but it expands one’s awareness. It dissolves patterns that no longer serve you, assisting you to let go and embrace change with courage and bravery.