The 2023 Scorpio new moon appears Monday, November 13, 2023 (at 4:27 AM Eastern) to penetrate the shadows and expose things unseen. Choose one (or more!) of these Scorpio new moon rituals to harness this energy.
Whichever Scorpio new moon rituals you choose, this annual lunation is an optimal time for healing and starting new journeys. Remember, you don’t have to handle anything all at once. The work you begin now at the Scorpio new moon will see completion at the Scorpio full moon in six months!
Scorpio new moon rituals
1. Upcycle your closet
Reuse, repurpose and upcycle! Creative Scorpio has a knack for reviving relics from the past. With a little style-sleuthing, this new moon could bring some serious finds.
Scour consignment sites for a pair of vintage Western boots or Levi’s that you can adorn for a 90s throwback. Shop your own closet for pieces you can refresh with patches, scissors or other modifications. Check out our Style Horoscopes by zodiac sign for some inspo!
Maybe it’s time to pull out that novel or album you’ve started and stopped so many times and commit to it once again. Under the observant Scorpio new moon, everyone you observe has “character study” potential and every decision holds a clue to the next scene you’re developing.
2. Boost your immune system
Ruled by Pluto, god of the underworld, Scorpio is the sign of internal health. With the cold and flu season upon us, the Scorpio new moon reminds us it’s time to shore up the immune system. Eating seasonally can be a great form of preventive medicine. Butternut squash, harvested now, is loaded with antioxidants and Vitamin C. Warming foods like garlic and ginger can help build internal heat…so how about adding them to a bisque?
Probiotics improve gut health, and by extension, keep your immune system strong. Plus, they’ve been proven to reduce respiratory infections. Load up on this “good bacteria” by eating yogurt and fermented foods like sauerkraut and tempeh. And even though the days are short, your Scorpio new moon ritual could be simply getting outside for at least 15 minutes. While the sun is shining, soak up some immune-boosting Vitamin D, along with taking a supplement if you live in the northern hemisphere. While research isn’t 100% conclusive, medical experts are theorizing that boosting levels of Vitamin D can support staving off virus risk.
3. Explore your eroticism
As the ruler of the reproductive organs, Scorpio has earned its rep as the zodiac’s sex sign. With your mojo rising strong under this new moon, plan some intimate time with a partner…or by yourself. (Think of it as sex-positive self-care.) Experiment with toys, play out a fantasy or spend the day in bed binge-watching erotica.
As this provocative new moon reminds: There’s always something new to learn, and a seductive online curriculum can help pick up where your high school sex-ed teacher left off (O.School and OMGYes.com offer a master class on the birds and bees. Find out your “erotic blueprint” from sexpert Jaiya—or check out the soul-deep work of self-proclaimed pleasure revolutionary Regena “Mama Gena” Thomashauer.
4. Embrace your shadow
Scorpio has two galactic guardians. Its modern ruler, Pluto, governs the unconscious—the parts of ourselves that we disown and even project onto other people. Before the icy dwarf planet was discovered by telescope in 1930, Scorpio (along with Aries) was governed by Mars, the fierce, combative, warrior planet. Either way, this cosmic force field is a powerful one. Turbulent emotions can arise under this new moon—and whether they express themselves internally (Pluto) or externally (Mars), the experience can be both arousing and unsettling.
Have you been suppressing any “negative” feelings, like jealousy or anger? If so, they could bubble up like hot lava from a dormant volcano. Instead of denying your angst, find a healthy outlet to unleash that pent-up emotion. Your Scorpio new moon ritual could be to work out vigorously, unleash a primal scream…how about singing? True fact: We know an uncanny number of people with Scorpio chart placements who are die-hard karaoke addicts (guilty-as-charged here with our four-planet Scorpio stellium.) Maybe it’s time to pick up a home system so you can belt out the ballads any time your heart desires.
5. Build a portfolio—starting wherever you are
Time for some money moves! This security-minded sign rules our long-term resources like stocks, real estate investments; basically anything that’s loaned and owned. Look beyond the 9-5 grind to illuminate new paths to prosperity. Commissions, royalties, bonuses, and inheritances are Scorpio’s domain—and so is marrying into money, on the off-off chance you might be dating an oligarch scion. But either way, now is the time to activate your assets. Do you have a retirement account—and if you do, does it include a diversified mix of high and low risk investments to satisfy your personal comfort level? If the term “mutual fund” makes you say, “huh, wha?” cue up a book on basic finances ASAP.
Scorpio also rules debt, so if you’re struggling to get out of the red, take a deep breath and start looking for solutions. Many creditors (and even the IRS) will work out payment schedules, as they prefer to get SOMETHING rather than nothing; some will even negotiate a lower payout amount. Online coaching programs can also bring support for freeing yourself from the weight of those IOUs. Who knows? Six months from now, under the Scorpio full moon, you could be back in the black. See our Money Horoscopes by zodiac sign for some ideas to incorporate in your Scorpio new moon rituals.
6. Pool your funds strategically
When it comes to cash, fiscally savvy Scorpio knows that we can be stronger together. Under the Scorpio new moon, make like the Property Brothers and co-sign for the win. But do so strategically! Scorpio likes everything backed and guaranteed as much as possible. If you’ve developed a solid baseline of trust, perhaps you can support each other with making a bold leap toward a mutual money making goal.
Just note that Scorpio-ruled joint ventures aren’t always split 50/50. One of you may be putting in cash while the other is contributing labor-based sweat equity. It goes without saying that arrangements like these should be memorialized in writing, ideally with the support of a legally binding contract that covers your assets. And that goes double during a new moon in Scorpio. Since this sign can also be associated with nefarious activities, power plays and vengeful moves. Protecting yourself can preserve the integrity of the partnership since you’ll both be clear about what you’re signing on for: a win-win.
7. Rise like a phoenix
Did you know that Katy Perry—a triple Scorpio (Sun, moon and rising; or “the Big 3” in astrology)—was dropped by three labels before “I Kissed a Girl” launched her to stardom? When not one single label would sign Jay-Z—who was born with boundary dissolving Neptune in Scorpio—he established his own. At its highest manifestation, Scorpio is like these musical icons: A phoenix, the mythical bird that rises from the ashes of despair to create new life.
If you shut down because of fear or a perceived failure, this lunar lift can put you back on the path to progress. But first, get real about any painful emotions you’ve been hanging onto. Are you disappointed? Discouraged? Down in the dumps? Find supportive people who can safely hold space while you share your vulnerable emotions. Just make sure you don’t stop there! Once you’ve acknowledged the past, you can get back into an “Empire State of Mind.”
8. Embrace the hidden with an “envy map” (step-by-step instructions!)
Welcome to the chamber of secrets! This Scorpio new moon ritual entices you to peek into the dark and embrace what is hidden. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, a Scorpio new moon supports you in shedding what no longer serves you. This Scorpio new moon ritual helps you manifest what you do want.
We first learned the concept of using jealousy as a compass from Julia Cameron’s inspiring workbook, The Artist’s Way. Since our natal charts have four planets in Scorpio—a sign known for rousing the green-eyed monster—this was a game-changer for us. Instead of viewing envy as a deadly sin, we learned it can be the ultimate guide to our desires. Rather than covet what others have manifested, you can create your own remix and make it wholly your own.
Label the first column: Envy Triggers
Then list all the situations or people who have pushed your jealousy buttons. This can be personal: “My sister’s engagement” or general: “Rich people who flaunt their wealth.”
Label the second column: Hidden Desires
Here’s where to get real about wanting what those lucky souls have manifested. For example: “To get in a relationship with my life partner” or “To have financial ease.” Tip: Try not to use words like “more” or “better.” Just get real about what you want—and phrase your desire as if it’s already happening.
Label the third column: Envy Remix
Here’s where you alchemize your jealousy into something tangible. For each Trigger, jot ideas for how you can incorporate that enviable quality into your own life. Focus on tangibles, such as: “Set up a profile on Bumble” or “Enroll in the online university’s coaching certification program.”
Reach out to the person who triggers your envy and offer words of admiration, some social media love or a retweet. If you know them personally, ask for advice on how they manifested their dreams. You might win a helpful champion to your side.
Other, simple Scorpio new moon ritual ideas to try
- Replenish your sensuality drawer with lingerie, erotic toys and novels
- Start a jigsaw puzzle (Scorpio energy loves to solve!)
- Pay off a debt, or make a payment plan—this is the zodiac sign that rules wealth
- Take a dance workshop to get in tune with your sensuality—even burlesque or pole-dancing
- Try a meditation that draws on the energy of Scorpio or one that invokes the water element
- Create your own Scorpio new moon ritual inspired by ideas you’ve read in this article!
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