The lunar cycle is full of ups and downs, but every part of the process is important. And if you’re one of the zodiac signs affected by the new moon, you know that beginnings can feel just as intimidating as endings often feel bittersweet. If you’re currently staring at a long road ahead, know that it always seems impossible to reach the finish line when you haven’t even taken your first step.
The most climactic moments of the lunar cycle to happen at two different moments: the new moon and the full moon. While the latter is intense and dramatic, the former is a more subtle experience, but that doesn’t make it any less powerful. In fact, the new moon is what launches the whole experience, as it represents the beginning of a new chapter. The themes and situations that tend to pop up during a new moon are often incredibly meaningful, revealing opportunities ripe for the taking. And if you make a point to start a project or commit to a new relationship during a new moon, it will have that much more potential to succeed. However, even if you do nothing to honor the new moon, it will still mark the beginning of a journey that has yet to reveal itself.
Taking place on November 13 at 4:27 a.m. ET, the upcoming new moon takes place in intimate, intense, strategic, and shadowy Scorpio, zoning in the way we give and exchange energy. New moons are often a time where fresh seeds are planted, and because this new moon is sitting in close proximity to Mars—Scorpio’s feisty and primal ruling planet—this new moon is arguably just as intense and dramatic as a full moon. And although new moons signify a new beginning, let’s not forget that new beginnings are often dependent on something else ending.
This new moon could awaken your senses and take you down a completely unpredictable path. Not only will Mars be adding fuel to the far, but the moon will also be opposing Uranus, planet of sudden and erratic changes. This energy is a pressure-cooker of pent-up aggression, so remain aware of your triggers and how to avoid making an uncomfortable situation even worse. However, if the going gets tough, keep in mind that sometimes things need to get much more difficult before they start getting so much better. Scorpio understands that nothing can be created or destroyed, but simply transmuted into something else.
These Zodiac Signs Will Feel the New Moon the Most
If your sun sign, moon sign or—most importantly—your rising sign falls under any of the following zodiac signs, the upcoming new moon in Scorpio could signify a meaningful turning point in your life. Here’s why:
Your relationships are taking a meaningful—and potentially dramatic and unexpected—turn, Taurus. As this new moon initiates a new understanding of give and take, you’re feeling motivated to make your partnerships that much more meaningful. Sifting through the truth of your seventh house of lovers, friendships, spouses, and enemies, you’re coming to terms with who the main players in your life are and the roles that each of them play. You’re also taking a closer look at how you contribute to your relationships and the influence you have over them. Dig into the dynamics you share with others, because it could lead to some very telling revelations, especially when it comes to who you want to spend this chapter with next and who you’re ready to part ways with. Don’t be afraid of expanding your horizons, even if it means ruffling a few feathers and challenging the perspective others may have of you. Read your full monthly horoscope here.
This new moon is hitting you close to home, right where you’re most vulnerable. Taking place in your fourth house of domestic affairs and personal matters, this new moon is shining a light on everything that happens behind closed-doors, where the public can’t see but your family can see all too well. And if you don’t have a corner of the world that feels safe, protected, and most of all, welcoming, then you might want to think about where you’re choosing to plant your roots, Leo. This new moon could inspire you to clean your apartment, schedule a movie night with family or even move to a new place. It would also lead to some earth-shattering arguments in the kitchen. In order for a Leo to feel comfortable enough to explore the world, they need a welcoming home to return to when the adventure comes to an end. More than anything, a Leo requires a stable and secure home base. Read your full monthly horoscope here.
Admit it, Scorpio—you love being adored and looked up to. Even if you’re a Scorpio who avoids the spotlight and prefers to express yourself in your own private and unique way, you can’t help but value feeling understood and appreciated for who you are. And on this new moon, exerting your true identity and defining your independence is at the top of your mind, because this new moon is lighting a match in your first house of the self. Prepare to look at yourself in the mirror and see something totally brand new. Do something that symbolizes the way your identity is changing and evolving with time and experience. You might not be the same person you were before, but that’s a good thing; it means you’ve taken some risks, spoken your truth, stood up for something you believe in and opened yourself up to life. And in the end, you’ve become a more powerful and interesting person because of it, Scorpio. Let this new moon lead you toward who you’re meant to become, even if you have to push hard in order to get there. Read your full monthly horoscope here.
Whether you like it or not, you’re on a lot of people’s minds lately, Aquarius. After all, this new moon is bringing a surge of electricity right to your 10th house of public image, inspiring you to release some life-changing news or start the process of enhancing your reputation and elevating your expertise. You have the power to receive some meaningful accolades right now, especially if you’re willing to enlist in a contest, push forth in your career, or simply apply to that job right now. However, you could also be dealt a soul-crushing critique that jumpstarts your rapid improvement. Now is the time to set professional goals with the power of the lunar cycle on your side. Because this new moon is getting the ball rolling in your career sector, you can bet that your determination won’t be in vain. You’re about to climb the next rung of a very important ladder, so don’t look back. Every Aquarius thrives when their pride is at stake. Read your full monthly horoscope here.