The October 30th New Moon (7 degrees Scorpio) gets things off to a quiet start. Scorpio has a rep for being dramatic, but this Fixed sign is quite deliberate. Nothing happens quickly, and everything is rooted in profound truths.
New Moons are dark times. Not dark as in depressing. Literally, dark. Nothing has been illuminated. It's all potential and suggestion. How perfect for Scorpio, the sign of secrets and shadows. This Moon will conjoin Mercury, at 9 degrees, indicating that beginnings will involve new information. Perhaps an intimate conversation. Maybe you clue into a secret, or start a course of intensive research. Maybe you begin therapy or meditation. This Moon's trine to Neptune Rx (9 degrees Pisces) means words and insights will develop smoothly, and perhaps unpredictably. Neptune/Mercury does not follow a logical path. This is the aspect of dreams and instinctive communication. You'll sense what you know. and you'll feel its truth.
This is a Moon for those who want to know more, and aren't afraid to look inside. It's a Moon for those with the patience to allow the facts to develop. The energy is intensely receptive - if you sit quietly and listen, you could tune into something very interesting. This is not the Moon if you want to launch something that delivers quick or showy results.
Note that the rulers of the South Node in Pisces/North Node in Virgo are in harmonious aspect. And the Nodes are close by, at 11 degrees. This can be a moment of powerful integration, as you connect the dots between what was and what's developing. There's a pattern emerging, and it involves expanding on the facts, while going deeper into the facts. There's nothing superficial here - it's all about what lies between and beneath the lines. The understanding you gain can help you move forward.
You'll feel this Moon most strongly if you have anything from 6 to 9 degrees of the Fixed or Water signs.