Welcome to the New Moon in Scorpio. The Moon representing our inner self, dreams, subconscious in the sign of Scorpio, feminine fixed water, the “I desire” of the zodiac; stable, intensely unyielding, imaginative and passionate. In the 10th house, this New Moon highlights our public image.
Aspecting this New Moon is the conjunction with the sun, square with Mars, trine with Neptune and the sextile with Pluto. The conjunction occurs when planets are on the same degree and is intensely unified. The Sun representing the polar opposite to the influence of the Moon, is our basic character, the logical portion of our personalities, ego, and will. So at the New Moon, our emotional and logical selves are under the same influence, but emotions are seldom really logical, and logic, by definition, is not emotional; so does unified here mean balanced? No, not at all. Scorpio’s unyielding nature can still cause upheavals between our inner and outer self, but Scorpio brings great imaginative power, and passion which can be positively utilized by either; know how to say no, and have an instinct for survival.
The square occurs when planets are at 90 degrees and is considered an aspect of tension, and stress which stimulates action. Mars is physical vitality, and assertiveness. In Aquarius, Mars’ gets a dose of stability and unconventionality, and gives the Scorpio Moon new paths to make dreams and ideas into reality. 2nd house energies make our values and self worth a greater part of that public image that we take into our career. Mars has an inner drive to improve and reform the world around us with a new found feel for groups and larger scale community projects.
The trine occurs when planets are at 120 degrees and is considered an aspect of ease, comfort, and good fortune. Neptune is the planet of idealism, and spirituality and supports the Moon’s influence over dreams and our subconscious. In Pisces, Neptune’s influence gains strength, so if you’re looking to broaden your psychic abilities, this is a good time to wake those up.
The sextile occurs when planets are at 60 degrees and is considered a beneficial aspect. Pluto is the planet of transformation and regeneration, but in Capricorn, the sign of limitations and obstacles, Pluto’s full potential is softened but with first house energies hits those outward traits head on and causes tremendous practical sense and drive.
Today in the Hebrew is the Rosh Chodesh or New Moon for the month of Kislev. In the Torah portion for today’s reading is a story of aligning oneself with someone that was perceived as righteous and with whom God smiled on, but the reason wasn’t because they believed, but more that they feared not being seen as believing, their outward appearance didn’t really align itself with who they were on the inside, which they hid out of fear of retribution; of people knowing they were different, just as with the New Moon, our outer appearance doesn’t necessarily reflect our inner emotions,
The month of Kislev’s ruling planet is Jupiter which was created with the Hebrew letter Gimel. Gimel symbolizes abundance, and prosperity, unlike the previous month which was all about doom and gloom.
“The word “gimel” is derived from the word “gemul”, which in Hebrew means both the giving of reward as well as the giving of punishment. In Torah, both reward and punishment have the same ultimate aim: the rectification of the soul to merit to receive G‑d’s light to the fullest extent.***Reward and punishment imply that man is free to choose between good and evil.“ https://www.chabad.org/kabbalah/article_cdo/aid/380533/jewish/The-Letter-Gimel.htm
Freedom to choose is often dependent upon one having the correct information; a child forced to go to church at an early age has the potential to grow into the person that simply goes through the motions without understanding, simply because it’s all they’ve ever known, but who are they really, on the inside? When I was about 10 or so, we moved into a house that had spirits living in it; my sister and I both heard them, and I saw one at the foot of my bed. Even know I knew what I saw, I allowed myself to be talked into believing that it wasn’t real, even though deep down, I knew. The church my family sent us to said ghosts weren’t real, which I always found confusing because they preach the holy ghost, which is spirit, so how can spirits not be real? We talked a few moon festivals ago about our bodies lining up with what we believed of ourselves in the spiritual, and this is another example of that. This Scorpio New Moon can open the eyes of the confused and inspire new roads, and different ideals, and giving the courage to walk that path, as we often do, alone. But like attracts like so eventually, you attract people of like mindedness that help support you along the way to your discovery of yourself.
Mysticmamma wrote that the New Moon in Scorpio is about life and death, just as Pluto points us toward regeneration as we cast out the false image of ourselves we show to the world and let our true inner spirit shine…
“With Eagle as her Guide, She sees the Landscape she is embedded in more clearly, and CHOOSES with her Divine Will, A New Point of Assemblage, A New Foundation as her point of Reference, that informs who she is from an INNER PLACE, Resetting Her Compass To New Frontiers.”
The letter gimel takes us along a very special path; that of the 13th that connects the crown, Kether, with Tiphareth (beauty) that includes the so called invisible sephira of Daath (knowledge). The letter Gimel is also associated with the High Priestess in the Thoth Tarot.
“Here, let’s be satisfied to know that the Priestess represents the Moon in her higher aspect— the aspect that joins the human to the divine.”
DuQuette, Lon Milo. Understanding Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot (p. 102). Red Wheel Weiser. Kindle Edition.
Kether is the crown. It is that which connects our spirits to Ain soph aur, limitless light. As a chakra, it is the highest vibration we are able to connect to. The limitless light includes knowledge of everything. The crown symbolizes the will of god, the will for unity or oneness. Tiphareth is called beauty, located at the heart center. Beauty balances constriction and expansion just as the heart beats and allows blood to flow in and out of the vessel. It balances above and below, masculine and feminine. It is associated with the Sun in your chart and shows where you can express your highest good.
— Sphere of Kether —
The Hebrew Divine name is Eheieh, God the Creator.
The Archangel is Metatron.
The number is 1.
Tarot correspondences are the four Aces.
The color is brilliance, pure white with specs of gold and silver.
— Sphere of Tiphareth —
We commence our journey in the Sphere of Tiphareth, Beauty.
The Hebrew Divine Name is Jehovah Aloah Va Daath.
The color is a bright, golden yellow.
The number is 6.
— 13th Path —
The 13th Path is known as the Uniting Intelligence because it is itself the Essence of Glory and the consummation of Truth.
The Hebrew letter for the path is Gimel, meaning Camel.
The corresponding Tarot Major Arcanum card is the High Priestess.
The elements on the path are water and spirit.
The symbol is the virgin, she who is the repository of unblemished cosmic memory.
The stone is moonstone, pearl or crystal.
The scent is jasmine.
Plants are star anise, coriander, ginger, orris root and lily.
The color is blue.
The musical note is the “G#.” which is Sol which translates to 741 hz on the solfeggio scale
The mystical experience is a vision of light.
Areas the 13th Path will help you:
Aligning, cleansing, clearing, balancing yourself
Grounding, yet elevating your consciousness at the same time
Clairaudience – hearing voices giving higher guidance
Enhancement of your feeling nature
Becoming more objective to yourself and others
Being able to remain open without pain
Increasing your energy flow and your ability to produce and channel energy
Increasing the healing energy in your hands
Radiating feelings of joy, love, and oneness
Being able to access the universal mind as opposed to your individual mind
Accepting yourself as part of God, and therefore good and worthy
Increasing your ability to feel and perceive energy
Being able to release yourself, altering your consciousness as you might do through drugs, but achieving this state without them
The ability to manifest your thoughts more quickly
Releasing blocked emotions
Recalling past issues so that you can lay them to rest; understanding the past
Improving your ability to project your thoughts; empowerment leading to fulfillment
Acquiring a desire to help, heal, and serve others, even at the risk of losing your hard earned balance; gaining the ability for self-sacrifice, to others or to a higher cause
Teaching ability; being able to share your “peace” with others
Being protected and being able to protect others
Omniscience; recognizing your link to all things
Learning to achieve oneness through breath control
Opening and balancing all of your chakras
Gaining greater clarity and increased sensitivity in using your psychic and physical senses
Releasing the flow of the kundalini force within you
In his book “Scrying the Tree of Life,” Chic Cicero writes:
The Thirteenth Path is named the Uniting Intelligence, and is so called because it is itself the Essence of Glory. It is the Consummation of the Truth of individual spiritual things. This path is a direct pipeline that unites the Higher Self (Tiphareth) to the Divine Self (Kether). …The Thirteenth Path, like the Twenty-fifth Path, can be a path of trial. The student who travels unswervingly along this longest of paths toward the ultimate goal of Kether can sometimes experience sensations of futility, isolation, and loneliness in the long stretches when the goal seems to be nowhere in sight.
Path Symbol: A silver crescent Moon.
Path of Gimel