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New Moon in Scorpio: Blockbuster Changes, October 27, 2019

October 25, 2019 0 Comments

New Moon in Scorpio: Blockbuster Changes, October 27, 2019

Moon insights by Candace Looft, of Beyond the Veil Tarot  / Collage by Janeva Zentz 

New Moon in Scorpio: Blockbuster Changes

Sunday, October 27, 2019
New Moon @ 4 degrees Scorpio
8:38 p.m. pacific // 11: 38 p.m. eastern


  • Sun and Moon in Scorpio oppose Uranus in Taurus
  • Venus in Scorpio sextile Pluto in Capricorn
  • Mars in Libra square Saturn in Capricorn
  • Mars in Libra square the nodes
  • Saturn in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces
  • Saturn in Capricorn conjunct the south node
  • Mercury is in the shadow period now, about to turn retrograde on October 31, in just a few days


Look out for/ work with: Sudden surprises, upsets, external influences, death, sex, transformation, rebirth, letting go, toxins, detoxing, psychology, triggers, revenge, anger, rising through the ashes, breaking free from situations, erratic, impulsive, overcoming fears, resentment.



This is an extremely potent and transformational New Moon. Now that the Sun has shifted into Scorpio, the energies of the collective are turning inward and doing a deep dive to uncover information that needs to be revealed. Scorpio is a fixed water sign with its sights set on getting to the bottom of things psychologically. New Moons always represent new opportunities or beginnings, or fertile times of reflection before taking action. Believe me, when I tell you, this is a time to wait and see first. Giving this energy a day or two to shake out may be especially crucial as situations revolving around unexpected circumstances are likely to take place. It isn't until after this has happened that we can better work with the New Moon energy, and readjust our game plan. 

The most significant aspect of this is Uranus's opposition to the Sun and the Moon at the time of the lunation. It appears there's an earth-shaking revelation that may appear somewhere within days of this transit. With Mars in Libra forming squares to both Saturn in Capricorn, and the nodes we see limitations, confrontations, setbacks taking place. Conflict is usually what turns up during Saturn Mars squares, or people who become angry or reactionary. While Mars in Libra is considered debilitated, it's still a force to be reckoned with. This placement brings a lot of power struggles in fairness or equality. It's likely to be a colorful time on the world's stage with some significant challenges to standing rules of law. Relationships are very likely to be tested, and we may notice ultimatums or full-blown tantrums. YES, some will split. It's inevitable. The building energy will move into November. Should any of you have blow up situations, I recommend taking space. Don't push things or people.

In general, we take the energy of a New Moon, and we work with it throughout the month until the next New Moon. This won't take place until November 26, in Sagittarius. What's even more colorful, is the fact that Mercury will be turning retrograde also in Scorpio and will pull out a few unexpected stops all next month. The Retrograde will begin officially on October 31 and go clear through November 20, plus a week into December for the shadow period. I will discuss this further in my November horoscope overview. If there's one thing I can suggest, stay away from tit for tat. This is going to be a time where people's fears are easily riled up. The topics of finances and values will be tested. Scorpio and Taurus are all about the energy of the physical, tangible plane and the give and take between others. Intimacy issues, cheating, lying, and secrets will quickly be exposed within the next few weeks. Keep your nose clean if you want those extra karma points.

Ultimately Scorpio represents the need to use fear as a motivator for releasing anything toxic. Keep this in mind all month. Many of you have had numerous opportunities to "take the trash out". Those of you who have not, better buckle up. I have a feeling the next six weeks is the final stop to do away with things on your own terms before January's transits begin. Do your best to avoid drama. If certain situations have been breaking down and psychologically draining for some time, best believe they'll crop up. And don't act surprised either. This is a profoundly psychic New Moon. You have an exceptional opportunity the evening leading up to it to get some real clarity. Use all your metaphysical goodies to peer into the future. 

Start that detox. Get ahead of the debt. End toxic relationships. Check-in with a therapist. Recycle old belongings. Purge. Banish fear and surrender. We're coming into a new decade sis. Take out the trash.


Ritualistic Inspirations

  • Herbs:  Basil, Damiana, Wormwood, Patchouli, Hemlock, Ginseng
  • Incense: Patchouli, Lemongrass
  • Symbols: The Scorpion, Death, The Eagle, The Phoenix, Pluto, Wolf
  • Crystals: Topaz, Jet, Obsidian, Iron or steel
  • Color: Deep rust or red, Grey, Black or Brown


Mercury Retrograde/ New Moon in Scorpio Offering Ritual

You will need:

  • One orange candle
  • A piece of chocolate
  • A shot of Rum
  • A few pennies
  • A key (any kind)
  • A pomegranate
  • A chalice of Water
  • Incense, chose from the list above or your favorite
  • Honey
  • Loose tobacco & Road opener oil. Lemongrass oil is a good substitute and is available in our Mercury Retrograde Ritual Kit
  • A plate

Pro Tip: The Mercury Retrograde Ritual Kit is a great all-in-one tool for those who may have limited altar tools or magical background, or are in a pinch!

  1. Light your incense and put on some chants or meditation music. I particularly like Vedic Ganesh Chants or monk chants for this. Meditate and call on sacred space. This is important and should always be done before and after the ritual. You don't need any weird energy in your space.
  2. Place your; Rum, chocolate, pennies, and the key on an altar. These are all symbols of Mercury. These are offerings for better communication, assistance, and better business. Sometimes you gotta sweet talk him to get him to assist you.
  3. On a piece of paper, draw the symbol for Mercury. Then write specifically what information you wish to uncover. Anything you need communication with, or insight into. This can be a "sign" regarding a situation or a literal response. Then be sure to be clear about what the clarifying sign will be. (ex: send me a bluebird if I should make the job change, or show me 444 if it's time to move apartments, etc.)
  4. Fold the paper three times, each time towards you.
  5. Tap on the candle three times to wake it up. Then apply a few drops of the Road Opener or lemongrass oil. You may also use any essential oil associated with Mercury or Opening the roads. Then add a pinch of loose tobacco. This is for spirit communication. You may use a tall seven-day vigil candle or a simple orange meditation/ free standing candle. Whatever you would like.
  6. Take the pomegranate, slice it in half on a plate. Drizzle it with honey and place it on the altar. Fill your chalice and set it next to your offerings.
  7. Call out to Mercury, let him hear you. Ask him to grant your request and deliver his message. Let him know you will be waiting.

Ode to Mercury:

"Great Mercurius ( or whatever name it is that you prefer),
Lord of the path, guide us on our way; go close before us.
Drive away that which would do us harm.
Protect us from deceit, wherever it be.
Wise Mercurius, wonder-worker,
We desire the help that you gave our people in times past.
Lord of prosperity, make wealth easy to acquire.
Make our paths easy to travel, lead us to happy destinations.
May you provide for us and invigorate us.
We praise mighty Mercurius and we seek your goodwill,
May you know the sincerity of our prayer by this incense that is lit,
May it find favor with you."


Patiently meditate until you feel your ritual is finished. Then thank your guides and close space. You are welcome to banish out the area afterward.


Be patient with his delivery. Trust me, it will come in the coming weeks. For some, it will be swift. When it happens, be sure to thank Mercury. Be mindful that messages received during retrogrades are more subliminal, mental, or magical. You have to be paying attention. When he moves through Scorpio, he literally is going through hell, digging up information from beyond. Often times, spirits assist in his journey. It wouldn't hurt to thank your ancestors too.

 symbol for mercury

Symbol for Mercury







Candace Marie of Beyond the Veil Tarot has her degree in Cultural Anthropology with a minor in Theology, and studied at the School of Evolutionary Astrology. She is also a graduate of Sacred Crossings Death Midwifery School, and a root worker and herbalist. Read her bio here, and catch more of her work on Beyond the Veil Tarot.


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