The new moon 7 November 2018, falls at 15º Scorpio decan 2. The new moon November 2018 astrology carries on the theme of the T-square with the Nodes but now it plugs into a learning triangle. I have already looked at what the T-square means in the monthly forecast now that its as moved into the cardinal signs. But this is a stubborn as ***k fixed Scorpio new moon digging its heels in and clinging onto Jupiter for dear life before it leaves Scorpio for good the very next day. The new moon falls on fixed star Zuben Elgenubi the southern scale of Libra and its closest aspect is a trine to Neptune.
There is a childlike curiosity to the Moon in Scorpio 2, it is also extremely tender and affectionate. The Moon is in its fall here, however. The energies evoked at this time are lustful and desirous, with much focus on seduction. The Moon here needs sexual relationships and adores the courtship process. Add in the inky depth of Neptune and we find great mastery of manipulation. Those touched by new moon might be lucky enough to find they can pull in anyone they want into their labyrinth of love. It’s easy for this Moon Scorpio 2 to put you under a spell, well maybe they have. This is the moon of sirens, the song that hypnotizes sailors.
Edward Snowden who has this natally is a great example of the clandestine side of this decan in his leaking of classified information about various global surveillance systems. So he was spying on the spying! The fixed stars found in this decan indicate scandalous love relationships because it wells up such intense romantic needs that we will do anything to get them fulfilled.
New Moon November 2018 Astrology
New Moon November 2018 Star ~ Zuben Elgenubi
Zuben Elgenubi is the main star of the unlucky southern scale of Libra according to Robson “causes malevolence, obstruction, an unforgiving character, violence, disease, lying, crime, disgrace, and danger of poison.” The two scales of Libra used to be the claws of Scorpio, which was a much larger constellation. So they actually fit very well here in tropical Scorpio. Zuben means ‘claw’ and is the prefix for all the stars that fall in the scales. Libra is actually a very small constellation and six of the nine stars here fall in Scorpio decan 2.
So we could say that Scorpio decan 2 might be the true Sidereal Librans. The actual constellation of the scales though has a very different vibe than the Venus-ruled tropical sign of Libra. You can see that Zuben Elgenubi is most definitely Scorpionic as Dr Eric Morse writes: “It is well to remember here the association of this star with a scorpion’s claw, used for making love as well as for slaying its prey. It does not let go until one or other matter is complete and onlookers are not sure which of the two acts are in process. Sometimes even the Scorpion seems to get it wrong along the way!”
It is interesting to see where Scorpio gets its Femme Fatal or Lady Killer reputation. Morse continues that this star “frequently shows up ill-aspected in many unfortunate situations, from domestic strife and miscarriages of justice to psychopathic killings that started out in the guise of love. Its appearance in better aspect is often just the right moment to repair a relationship and to reconsider an earlier harsh judgment.” The Ebertins say that the unfortunate aspects of the Southern Scale are more marked with nocturnal charts and that it is bad for health with the luminaries. However “A credit given to the Southern and Northern Scales is that they both bestow an immortal name. However, this comes about more by tragic circumstances than by well-noted success.” The Southern scale was known as the ‘Insufficient Price.’ So here we also experience loss.
NEW MOON NOVEMBER 2018 TAROT CARD
It’s not all dark and desperate here though. Thankfully the Tarot card for this decan reflects the positive side of the Libra Scales and more joy than you would expect from this “fallen” time of the year. So we get quite a light-hearted and affectionate card in the 6 of cups. The imagery in the Rider-Waite card is that of children, a boy offering a gift to a girl. It is an image of childhood memories. This optimistic card is supported by the Sun and Jupiter rulership of this decan. “ After times of loss, sadness or despair we often take comfort and solace from familiar places and those we have known the longest, such as old friends and family. We crave what is secure and steady as we have coped with enough change for the moment.” ~ teachmetarot.com
New Moon November 2018 Aspect ~ Trine Neptune
Moon trine Neptune can become extremely devoted to their lover, but they need to be careful their longing to merge doesn’t leave them with no sense of self whatsoever. At this new moon we do best when they put this great devotion into an all-consuming passion, Ie; An artistic project, spiritual practice or best of all, working to transform the lives of the sick and needy. Moon trine Neptune takes the fantasy element of Neptune and tries to build a utopia. There is a budding savior quality about it and is in tune with the common people’s hope and dreams. The nurturing side of the moon can take on a transpersonal role in mothering the world.
NEW MOON MEANING
New Moons tend to make us want to plant new seeds and start afresh. But we are essentially working blind, however, without the illumination of the Sun’s wisdom. With a New Moon, we are working 100% on our instincts, so any decisions made at this time will be from habitual drives and infantile cravings which may not be in our best interests. We should listen to our body. The more we tune into our guts, the more we can tell the difference between a wounded ancestor who is crying out for attention and a genuine gut-feeling that is one’s trusted intuition.
Otherwise, discernment is needed, because the guidance of the Sun (the light of truth) is missing at the new Moon and one may easily be hoodwinked. A new moon can work powerful manifestation magic because the Moon is furthest from the earth and this frees the imagination from material limits. Thought-seeds planted at the New Moon will grow, so be careful what you wish for! A Solar Eclipse is like a really powerful reboot. The blinding light of the Sun is blocked for just enough time to get a new perspective. It is mind-altering and refreshing, but it can turn your world upside down too.
New Moon November 2018 Summary
This new moon November 2018 is the first after Halloween and this time of the year is always going to have a fallen angel quality to it. Sailors, or shall we say any travelers, are tempted off course by the spellbinding sound of the sirens song. A stupid amount of planets are retrograde at this new moon including the pentagram queen Venus herself, who is extra fierce in Lucifer mode as the morning star by now.
Venus is also colluding with Persephone as Ceres opposite Uranus. The co-dependant vibration to this new moon is off the scales, but it is all laced with the romance of Neptune. What crystal do we need to counterbalance this tendency to escape to “La la land”?
Crystal Healing For this Scorpio New Moon
Purple Fluorite: “Deeply calming, purple fluorite assists with obsessions that are based in an inability to face reality. Helps focus thoughts on everyday responsibilities. Useful for New Age practitioners to combine spirituality with practicality and realize they need to earn money.”  and ” Purple Fluorite is a stone of protection, thought to become more protective the longer it is used, and is an ideal “Dream Crystal,” defending one from evil spirits and bad dreams. It radiates a marvelous energy throughout the light body relieving stress, spiritual discomfort, and physical blockages.” ~ Crystal Vaults
The New Crystal Bible. Cassandra Esson. P 210
Image ref: The sirens. John Longstaff (1892)