We're coming out of eclipse season for November 2023 and experiencing a new moon in passionate Scorpio and full moon in inquisitive Gemini. What will these do for us?
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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 Full Moon?
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.
New Moon in Scorpio: November 13th 2023 (4:28AM ET/1:28AM PT)
Scorpio is an intense, passionate water sign, so Scorpio new moons usually have us passionately focused on something, intense in our approach, wanting to get to the heart of the matter. We can be serious and determined, and we can uncover everything we need to. This helps us solve problems that have been vexing us, and transform in beneficial ways that empower us.
Scorpio loves empowerment, so we can pursue opportunities that give us more power and control in our lives. The transformations we make now can help us become more dedicated to our passions, to come back from defeat, and to feel stronger and bolder.
Scorpio is the sign of sharing as well as other people's money, so Scorpio new moons can be excellent for mutually-beneficial projects and ventures, business and financial partnerships, and investments involving other people. We can focus on our legacies as well.
Scorpio rules the darker side of life, and we can be more comfortable with this with the Scorpio new moon. We can venture into the taboo, and explore decay and destruction. We find things fascinating and want to know more about them instead of getting scared by them. This makes Scorpio one of the science rulers (along with Aquarius), so we can also see some important scientific news.
This new moon is conjunct (aligned with) transit (moving) Mars in Scorpio and opposite transit Uranus in Taurus. The conjunction to Mars brings more energy and drive to this new moon, and we can be more enthusiastic with whatever we're passionately pouring ourselves into. Mars is also the traditional ruler of Scorpio, so we can feel more connected to the energy.
The opposition to Uranus might make us more unpredictable though, and we may be more impulsive, impatient, and irrational with anything we feel isn't moving as quickly as we want it to. We need to have more patience, and let things unfold. Work on small changes that can build up over time.
The new moon occurs at 20 degrees 44 minutes Scorpio. The aspects to the new moon are:
Conjunction: 18 degrees 44 minutes - 22 degrees 44 minutes Scorpio
Sextile: 18 degrees 44 minutes - 22 degrees 44 minutes Virgo or Capricorn
Square: 18 degrees 44 minutes - 22 degrees 44 minutes Leo or Aquarius
Trine: 18 degrees 44 minutes - 22 degrees 44 minutes Cancer or Pisces
Opposition: 18 degrees 44 minutes - 22 degrees 44 minutes Taurus
Full Moon in Gemini: November 27th 2023 (4:17AM ET/1:17AM PT)
Gemini is the sign of the mind, so Gemini full moons amplify our mental energy, and we closely identify with what we think and say. This means we can express ourselves more authentically, and our hearts and minds merge, so we say what we mean, and we mean what we say. Communication can be dripping with emotion, and we can read into what people say, which can sometimes get messed up if we're not being objective (which we're likely not). But, it's a good time to get something off your chest that you've been holding back saying (just be mindful of your words!).
This can be a time of news, and we may get news or share information with others, or news may to us and information is shared with us. There's a flow of information, and this can be good or bad. There can be important news in the world at large, and we may learn something that is big.
Gemini is an active sign, so we tend to want to be active, and filling up schedules and being sociable can help us feel more emotionally stable and secure. If we keep things boring, we can get irritated fast, and frustrations mount. At the same time, we need to make sure we're not overdoing it, otherwise we can get anxious and stressed out. We need to be busy enough, but not too much.
Gemini is a travel ruler, but short travel (by car, bus, bicycle, etc.) so there could be something impacting travel. Gemini is also a ruler of school, so we may see some education news, or news impacting young people.
This full moon is widely opposite transit Mars in Sagittarius and square (challenging aspect, 3 signs away) Black Moon Lilith in Virgo. These are two challenging aspects, and both like to stir up trouble! Mars is impulsive, impatient, and volatile when not manifesting well, while Lilith is fury. They're both a bit angry, so communications may not be so great! We may be prone to fits and fights, and news that spreads may not be happy. We have to do as mentioned, keep busy not not too much, but also make sure we're not reading into things too much, allowing room for flexibility, and thinking before yelling.
The full moon occurs at 4 degrees 51 minutes Gemini. Aspects to the full moon are:
Conjunction: 2 degrees 51 minutes - 6 degrees 51 minutes Gemini
Sextile: 2 degrees 51 minutes - 6 degrees 51 minutes Aries or Leo
Square: 2 degrees 51 minutes - 6 degrees 51 minutes Virgo or Pisces
Trine: 2 degrees 51 minutes - 6 degrees 51 minutes Libra or Aquarius
Opposition: 2 degrees 51 minutes - 6 degrees 51 minutes Sagittarius
Suggested Reading: The New & Full Moons page for general interpretations by house and aspect