A new month is coming, so here we go! November 2020 comes with a new moon in Scorpio, and our last lunar eclipse for 2020 in Gemini. Finally, goodbye lunar eclipses!
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What is a new moon?
A new moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are in the exact same position in the Zodiac (called a conjunction). New moons are related to beginnings, have high energy, and are enthusiastic.
What is a lunar eclipse?
A full moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are in the exact opposite positions in the Zodiac (called an opposition). Full moons are related to endings, culminations, and are emotional energy. Lunar eclipses occur with full moons.
New Moon in Scorpio: November 15th 2020 (12:07AM ET/ November 14th @ 9:07PM PT)
The Scorpio new moon comes midmonth, and after Mercury retrograde is over (which started in Scorpio) and Mars retrograde just ends 2 days before. We may be taking a good look at reality with this new moon, seeing things as they really are, and trying to take stock of what we need to do to move forward now. We want to build something new, and focus on the opportunities we have going forward instead of being so focused on what has already passed. We've had our eyes locked on the rear view mirror for a while thanks to the retrogrades, so let's look forward!
This is a good time to do research, to find information that has been missing, to start new transformations for the better, and to breathe new life into the old. We can get to the heart of matters, we can make use of passionate energy, and we can feel stronger, more willful, more powerful than before. Hopefully, we're wiser too!
The new moon is sextile (positive aspect, two signs away) transit (moving) Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn. These are very helpful aspects that allow us to focus on the big picture and new opportunities thanks to Jupiter. Pluto is the natural ruler of Scorpio, so this helps us feel more at ease with the Scorpio energy and find ways to use it productively.
The new moon occurs at 23 degrees 18 minutes Scorpio. Aspects to the new moon are:
Conjunction: 21 degrees 18 minutes - 25 degrees 18 minutes Scorpio
Sextile: 21 degrees 18 minutes - 25 degrees 18 minutes Virgo or Capricorn
Square: 21 degrees 18 minutes - 25 degrees 18 minutes Leo or Aquarius
Trine: 21 degrees 18 minutes - 25 degrees 18 minutes Cancer or Pisces
Opposition: 21 degrees 18 minutes - 25 degrees 18 minutes Taurus
Lunar Eclipse in Gemini: November 30th 2020 (4:30AM ET/1:30AM PT)
The last lunar eclipse for 2020 comes to us on November 30th. We had 4 lunar eclipses in 2020, and usually there's only 2! That's just one of the many astrological reasons this year has been so effed. But we're finally coming to last one, and this is the first eclipse in Gemini we've had for some years (as we're now done with the Cancer/Capricorn set). Gemini is the sign of the mind, so with this lunar eclipse, we can sort through ideas, finalize our plans, and make sure that what we're focused on mentally is what we're most interested in and passionate about. If we're not, we lose interest fast as lightning!
Gemini rules communication while lunar eclipses are emotional, so we may find it easier to express what we're feeling. We can hash things out and give voice to what has been held inside. We may want to talk about things we haven't wanted to before, and we can work on being supportive. We can understand what people really mean, and read between the lines more easily.
We can finish learning something or sharing something, and work on connecting with our immediate environments and communities. The more connected we feel, the better handle we can have on our emotions. We may want to focus on the smaller picture for a little while. There may also be some important news with this eclipse, and it can stir up emotions, so we have to make sure we're being logical and factual.
The lunar eclipse occurs at 8 degrees 38 minutes Gemini. Aspects to the lunar eclipse are:
Conjunction: 3 degrees 38 minutes - 13 degrees 38 minutes Gemini
Semisextile: 6 degrees 38 minutes - 10 degrees 38 minutes Taurus or Cancer
Sextile: 3 degrees 38 minutes - 13 degrees 38 minutes Aries or Leo
Square: 3 degrees 38 minutes - 13 degrees 38 minutes Virgo or Pisces
Trine: 3 degrees 38 minutes - 13 degrees 38 minutes Libra or Aquarius
Quincunx: 6 degrees 38 minutes - 10 degrees 38 minutes Scorpio or Capricorn
Opposition: 3 degrees 38 minutes - 13 degrees 38 minutes Sagittarius
Suggested Reading: The New & Full Moons page for general interpretations by house and aspect