The New Moon represents beginnings of all kinds. It’s a good time to plant seeds to assists your growth, whether physical, mental or spiritual. It’s the perfect time to initiate projects, give energy to new relationships, schedule the first meeting and ask for the raise. Any endeavors put into action at New Moon have better chances than at any other point of the lunar cycle.
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A fair number of astrologers believe that the day of the new moon each month is a power day that can be accessed to change or improve your life. Some astrologers liken these days to ‘wishing’ days – in which the correct wish, expressed in the correct way, has the power to come true. Others look at the two week period after the new moon as a time to sow seeds that can be later reaped for favorable results. The metaphors some use are those of ‘birth’ or ‘newness’, ‘fresh start’, or even simply increased focus on the sign and house where the new moon falls.
Roughly speaking, the moon represents the subconscious mind, and the sun the conscious one. The sun also symbolically represents the driving force of our daily lives.
The moon, however, works at night, reflecting on the activities of the day, attempting to integrate them, understand them, to see how we can resolve potential conflicts they generate. The moon represents the power engine that underlies our conscious thought, the machine that is always humming beneath the surface of our lives, generating the energy that fuels us, keeping us going. When the subconscious and conscious minds are in conflict (astrologically, when the sun and moon are in conflict), the subconscious always has the upper hand, inconvenient and illogical as that may seem from time to time. All of our conscious attempts to lose weight, for example, can be sabotaged by a subconscious association between weight and safety. The Moon represents our needs, the Sun our wants. And when our needs come into conflict with our wants, the primacy of need usually wins, somehow or another.
by Robert Wilkinson
Over the next 4 weeks, the New Moon in Scorpio indicates we need to unite with other members of our Soul group, conscious fellowship, and/or those who share our Heart Fire. Expect culminations and radical shifts in direction as you find self confidence, discipline, and deep insights.
The New Moon occurs at 4 Scorpio on October 26, 2011, 12:56 pm PDT, 3:56 pm EDT, 8:56 pm Greenwich (27 October in Pakistan and points east.) When a Lunation is on one of the angles of a chart, it is said to be particularly powerful. This month the Lunation is culminating on the west coast of North America, setting in Rio, on the nadir in eastern Europe, Pakistan, and west India, and rising on a line from Tokyo to eastern Australia.