So the moon is going to be transitioning through it’s new phase tonight, and moving through the Scorpio constellation. It was also a partial eclipse today as well. That means there are only six days left in October, and then sixty-one days left in 2022.
Looking back at what I wrote the past two years for the Scorpio new moon (in terms of SARS-CoV2 cases):
2020—the world had over 54 million cases, the US was topping 11 million, and there were over 1.3 million dead.
2021—the world had almost 248.5 million cases, the US was almost at 47 million cases, and there were over 5 million dead.
2022—the world has almost 632.8 million cases, the US has over 99 million cases, and there are over 6.5 million dead.
I don’t know if we’re ever really going to be out of the pandemic/epidemic roller-coaster for this virus—but that is a post in and of itself.
So, what can one do during the Scorpio new moon? Well according to ‘Moonology: working with the magic of lunar cycles’ by Yasmin Boland, you can:
- Get sexy
- Invest wisely
- Make inner peace
- Drop grudges
In terms of the above items—the only one that I’m uncomfortable trying to do—is the first. Though, it can also refer to doing something to boost your self-confidence—which is how I’m going to be looking at it.
This moon is also moving through my first house or my image zone (how one presents themselves to the world). While the Aries new moon is the start of the zodiac calendar—when the new moon passes through your first house, it can also seem as the start of a “new year” (we can have a “new start” twice a year if necessary).
So what are some things that one can do in reference to their first house during this time? They can:
- Surprise friends with the ‘new you’
- Throw out all your old make-up and start again
- Get married or meet someone new
- Good time to move
- Splurge on something in a vibrant color
- Have a facial
- Get your sight checked
Looking at the above list—there are a few things that can still be automatically crossed off—throwing out make-up (currently I don’t wear any make-up, since I really haven’t left the house in like two years, and currently all the chats I’ve been doing have been virtual); getting married or meeting someone new (with the various things that are going on right now—literally don’t have the time for this); getting a facial (can do it at home for a fraction of the cost); and moving (on-hold for quite awhile currently).
I’d love to surprise people with the ‘new me’—I just have to figure out who she is—though I know this can be a simple as getting a new hairstyle.
So what are the two to five things I’m going to try to focus on for the Scorpio New Moon? Well, they are:
- Working on healing my relationship with food and movement. This includes having random dance parties in the living room on a 15-minute break between task, or getting out of the house with my dog for a quick 20-minute walk through the neighborhood
- Work on getting the second website up and going (focusing on science/medical/health communications), in addition to also focusing on trying to get a remote communications position as well
- Start working through various finance e-courses that I’ve bought over the years
- Continue to unplug at night (putting the computer to ‘sleep’ by 8pm)
- Continue figuring out my personal/professional brand
All in all—focus on progress and not perfection. All of the goals are ‘open-ended’—including the e-course goal (mainly because I’ve forgotten the exact number of finance related courses I’ve bought over the past three or four years).
That means—even if I only manage a few days (or even a just a week) focusing on each one—that is progress, baby steps forward is progress—and that is what I’m aiming for—the slow steady progress that would result in finishing a marathon.
Though there are some that are more ‘internal’ work than other–such as figuring out the personal/professional brand, and healing my relationship with food and movement.
But we’re also getting into cooler weather–which means hot chocolate, apple pies, apple cider, and all things fall. This is one of my favorite seasons–if we could just somehow take the cooler temps of spring and fall and meld them with the longer days of summer I’d be extremely happy.
Curious to know: what is one of your favorite things about fall?