New Moon in Scorpio October 2016 - 10/30/2016 10:38:00 AM ~ Follow your Heart
Scorpio is the second water sign in the zodiac, so it deals with not only the depths of our own psyche, but also the ecstasy and madness of relationships. Opposites attract, bringing awareness to those parts of ourselves that have been denied or suppressed. New moon October 2016 aligns with Mercury to make communication a major theme. A trine to Neptune brings spiritual communication, hopefulness and charity. We are drawn toward what we love and also toward what we are afraid to express or experience ourselves. Scorpio is the sign most associated with the dark, what has been relegated to the shadow — the taboo, the veiled, the unresolved. We may or may not have any planets in Scorpio in our natal chart, but we all have an 8th house and a Pluto placement, which details our personal dungeon and demons, as well as our nascent gifts and soul destiny. Mercury conjoins this New Moon, implying that how we think and communicate is ready to advance to a more conscious and heartfelt level. The mythic Messenger of the Gods represents our mental energy, our capacity for perceiving and sharing information, as well as our ability to recognize connections and patterns. In alchemy, Mercurius is known as the Great Transformer and is androgynous, symbolizing the union of male and female and, by analogy, the transcendence of all opposites. Mercury’sclose trine to Neptune in Pisces further widens the doors of perception — heightening our intuition, broadening our compassion, and expanding our capacity for forgiveness, acceptance, and trust.
Moon conjunct Mercury adds emotional sensitivity and changeable moods. You can more easily make close emotional attachments to other people, or enjoy reminiscing about the past with family members. Conversation with women and family members in particular will be emotionally nourishing. Your emotionally sensitivity can lead to a strong intuition and even psychic abilities. Sometimes, this aspect alone results in biased impressions but the Sun involved with a trine to Neptune ensures more accurate psychic impressions, lucid dreaming, and clear vision into the future for making plans.