November's New Moon In Scorpio Is Shining a Light On Our Hidden Truths
About every 30 days or so, the moon renews. This lunar reset is called the new moon, and it happens when the moon conjuncts (i.e., lines up with) the sun, making the night sky look moon-less. While the show a full moon puts on often gets more attention, the eerie absence of a new moon is powerful in its own right. In astrology, new moons not only begin the moon's monthly cycle but also invite changes and new beginnings. And November's new moon in the intense sign of Scorpio promises to be a particularly transformative time.
The November 2023 new moon arrives in Scorpio on Nov. 13 at 4:27 a.m. ET, bringing along with it a sensual vibe that's ripe with intrigue and mystery. The water sign "is associated with intensity, passion, and deep emotions," says Solaris the Hii Priestess, an Austin-based tarot reader, astrologer, and author of "Y.O.U.: Your Own Universe." So it's a time when the truths we prefer to hide from ourselves and others may rise to the surface.
Here, learn more about the spiritual meaning of the November 2023 new moon in Scorpio, how it may impact each zodiac sign, and how to harness the power of this lunation.
The Spiritual Meaning of the Nov. 13 New Moon in Scorpio
In 2023, the sun ingresses into Scorpio territory from Oct. 24 to Nov. 22. Passionate and intuitive, Scorpio is associated with all things taboo. It's ruled by the eighth house of rebirth and transformation and enigmatic Pluto, which explains why Scorpio is so guarded (look at those pincers). And while people tend to focus on the dark side of Scorpios — their tendency toward jealousy and manipulation — as a water sign, Scorpio is actually a great reminder of our emotional sensitivities, emphasizing all of our pent-up feelings each time the moon enters its domain.
As such, "the new moon in Scorpio is a time for introspection and emotional transformation," Solaris says. "Particularly, you may experience a strong urge to explore your own psyche and reveal hidden truths about yourself and/or others. This is an excellent time to focus on shadow work, or the process of examining and integrating your unconscious patterns, habits, traumas, and fears."
These topics can seem daunting — but the energy the Scorpio new moon brings into November allows you to take a stance of neutral curiosity, so you can objectively take stock of what's no longer working for you. That will allow you to walk forward with more freedom, which is the perfect way to end a year.
How the Nov. 13 New Moon in Scorpio May Affect the Zodiac Signs
New moons are a great time to meditate on the previous month and set intentions for the month ahead. But each sign will be pulled in a slightly different direction, as the new moon in Scorpio lights up a different sector of their charts. Read your sun, rising, and moon sign ahead to see how you can best take advantage of this new moon in Scorpio — and what pitfalls may lie ahead.
Aries (March 20-April 19)
You're a passionate and honest leader, Aries — but this new moon is urging your attention toward the people you're meant to be standing shoulder to shoulder with. "This new moon may bring up some intense emotions related to your most intimate relationships," Solaris says. "Focus on building trust and vulnerability in your partnerships."
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
The new moon in Scorpio offers you can opportunity to revisit what drives you, Taurus. "You may experience a strong desire to explore your deepest passions and creative projects at this time," Solaris says. "Harness this energy by taking action toward your goals."
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Prepare for a little turbulence, Gemini — especially as it relates to your foundations and domestic core. "This new moon could bring about uncomfortable truths related to your home or family life. It's a good time to address any issues that have been swept under the rug," Solaris points out. Remember, unearthing hidden truths can feel scary — but the new moon energy is urging you forward, and it's a good time to go with the flow.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
If you've felt yourself biting your tongue, Cancer, now's the time to speak up. "You may experience a renewed sense of communication and mental clarity during this new moon," Solaris says. "Use this energy to express yourself honestly and openly."
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
It's all about money this week, Leo. "This new moon may bring up some financial or material concerns," Solaris says. "Use this opportunity to get your finances in order and focus on long-term stability." While you love spreading the wealth and lavishing your classic Leo generosity on those closest to you, the new moon in Scorpio is a good time to be honest with yourself about whether you're overextending — and whether there are ways you can pamper your loved ones without breaking the bank.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Virgos have a reputation for being pragmatic, but the new moon in Scorpio is awakening your introspective and self-nourishing side. "You may feel a deep sense of emotional transformation during this new moon," Solaris says. "Focus on self-care and self-love to support this process."
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct 22)
If your social calendar has been busy this month, the new moon in Scorpio offers you can opportunity to take a break and reset. Of course, that "opportunity" might look a little like friction — but try to see it in a positive light. "This new moon may bring up some unexpected challenges related to your friendships and social life," Solaris says. "Use this energy to set healthy boundaries and prioritize self-care."
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
If it feels like you're going through an identity crisis right now, it's because you're on the precipice of a metamorphosis, Scorpio. The new moon in your sign is especially powerful, so harness that energy. "This new moon is a powerful time for self-reflection and transformation," Solaris says. "Focus on your relationship with yourself and use this energy to lay the foundation for a new cycle of growth."
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Sagittarians have a reputation for cutting and running when they get bored — or when things get too intense. But this new moon in Scorpio may force you to face the emotions that compel you to step back rather than lean in. "This new moon may bring up some deep-seated fears or emotional blocks," Solaris says. "Use this time to confront and overcome these obstacles."
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Responsible and down-to-earth Capricorns are getting a little switch-up during this new moon, and will be getting pulled toward their emotional and intuitive sides. "You may experience a renewed sense of spiritual or emotional connection during this new moon," Solaris notes. "Focus on your inner world and tap into your intuition."
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
You've always had a humanitarian streak, Aquarius, and this new moon is drawing it out even more. "This new moon may inspire you to pursue your goals related to community or social change," Solaris says. "Focus on creating positive impact in your community."
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Pisces love to escape into fantasy — or by getting deep with other people, while deflecting any attention that sneaks their way. But during the new moon in Scorpio, you may find another avenue for escapism, one that allows you to explore your own innermost thoughts. "You may feel a powerful urge to explore your creative side during this new moon," Solaris says. "Let yourself explore new ideas and embrace your unique perspective."