New Moon in Scorpio

Eric Williams

Saturday November 6th the Moon becomes new in the sign of Scorpio. The emphasis on Scorpio energy is very strong now, which means it might feel like volcanoes are erupting all around you. Along with the Sun and Moon, we also have Venus and Mercury in Scorpio. Venus has been retrograding in Scorpio. Retrograding is like walking backwards, so you might be thinking about issues and people from your past.  Don’t be surprised if you start to dream about old lovers, or have old emotions triggered in such a way that you feel the hurt all over again. Friends and lovers might contact you from out of the blue providing you with opportunities to reconnect, or perhaps to heal what still hurts.

I think it is very symbolically significant that during this Scorpio energy we really do have volcanoes erupting all around. Mount Merapi is erupting right now in Indonesia with over 100 people reported dead. For more about this devastating eruption read National Geographic. But it doesn’t end there. Indonesia reported rumblings at 21 other volcanoes, which is more than double the number usually active at one time. This is making experts wonder why there is such an increase in volcanic activity in the Ring of Fire, a string of faults in the Pacific. Some speculate that tectonic plates are realigning and that volcanoes can effect one another. Even a volcano in Iceland is beginning to stir.

Mount Merapi

Isn’t that just the way it is in our emotional lives? When the parts of ourselves that we keep buried in our psyche start to rumble, it really does feel like tectonic plates within ourselves start to shift. Our whole world can start to realign, and one old memory or event can trigger another, leading to volcanoes,  earthquakes, and tsunamis. The tsunami in Indonesia last week wiped out two islands leading to over 430 dead, and it occurred on the same fault line that caused the 2004 tsunami that killed 230,00 in a dozen countries.

I don’t think you have to worry about destruction of this magnitude in your own life. But it does point to the depth and intensity of our inner core, our psyche that often lies hidden within, until something triggers an eruption. This is what Scorpio can be like when the energy of the psyche is ignored and pushed down. But there is also a tool for Scorpio energy that can avert disaster, and that is Psychology and other similar processes that bring an increase in your self knowledge and a deeper understanding of your psyche. Take the time to explore your fantasies, fears, passions, and old wounds to that you can bring them to the light with consciousness and some control. One really good way is to start to watch your dreams, which are like a direct connection to the deeper realms of yourself. Begin a dream journal now and begin a dialogue with yourself so that when one volcano explodes in your life, you don’t start a chain reaction.


  • Lilan Laishley says:

    I really appreciate your input. Glad to hear from you, and look forward to any questions or comment.
    In peace,

  • Great analysis and suggestions, as usual! I really appreciate how practical and relevant your thoughts are to what’s really going on in all of our lives.