Written by Jessica Lanyadoo 


On the 7th there is a powerful New Moon in Scorpio that delivers deep healing potential. This New Moon brings with it a powerful intensity that can shine new light on old problems or simply bring something to the surface that you’ve been avoiding. Don’t shy away from intensity; it’s exactly what you need to feel in order to heal. New Moons happen when the Moon and Sun meet in the sky at the exact same degree, and they happen once per year in each sign. When it comes to the Moon, the only way out is in, so stay with whatever comes up for you this week instead of trying to explain it away or ignore it. Scorpio is a deeply emotional sign. Expect to be confronted with feels that you’ve had shame around or on topics that are somewhat taboo. It’s good to look at your shadow, even if it feels bad. Your shadow is a part of you, and only by accepting and owning it can you transform it. That’s exactly what this lunar shift is here to help you do.

Be willing to use your feelings as information. Here are some questions to explore, as honestly as you can. Now is the time to heal your wounds.

New Moon Homework:

- What have I been avoiding?

- What people, situations, or attitudes am I holding on to that I know aren’t working?

- What am I willing to release in efforts to be more whole?

- Where have I held others or myself to excessively harsh standards?

- Can I give myself permission to make mistakes? Furthermore, can I commit to a living amends?

As Jupiter, the planet of luck and benevolence leaves Scorpio on the 7th and enters Sagittarius, we have the potential to let go of some of the pain that the past year has unearthed. Beginnings and endings are irrevocably linked up with each other. The healing that Jupiter provokes tends to be quick, but it may not be thorough.

Jupiter is in its native placement in Sagittarius, and it’s here for the first time in twelve years. This shift is a powerful one. It opens the door to strangers, it opens minds, and it yields an increased potential for understanding others, especially those who have cross-cultural experiences. This transit will last about a year, and it marks a time of increased growth. The only trouble is that not all things should grow. The downside of this energy is that it can compel you to jump to conclusions, to sacrifice common sense to your impulses, and to err on the side of extremes. While this can help us to better understand each other, it can also lead to cross-gendered mansplaining, aka soapboxing. If you’re in a rush to convince others of your views, you may not be doing a great job of listening. This is a period where we can find new ways of communicating and learn a ton, but this will require listening at least as much as you speak. If you feel called to teach or travel over the next year, it’s likely to be an expansive experience.  We are moving into a time when you get to rewrite your story. If you do this at the expense of the truth, justice, or fairness, you will find that you are restless and hungry. You are not better than anyone else, and you are not worse. When your version of the truth justifies cruelty or condemnation of others, you’ve veered off a dangerous edge. We still have the heavy hitters of Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, and Uranus in Taurus, so it’s not sunshine and rainbows quite yet, my friends. Beware of the pitfalls of extremism; if your version of utopia is at the expense of other people’s wellness, then that vision is at the expense of both the collective and your own Soul. Confront your shadow with kindness. Shine light into the darkness, and don’t recoil from what you see. Embrace yourself so that you may heal, and then use the resiliency of your own healing as a resource that you can share with others. Good intentions, thoughts, and prayers are only the first in the many steps needed from each and every one of us.



March 21-April 19

You can find your best self, inner peace, or the path forward, but it won’t happen by avoiding your stresses or by overwhelming yourself to the point of paralysis. It’s time to take stock of the big picture: look at your goals, and look at how far you’ve come. Don’t be in such a rush to fill in the details that you do so before you're clear about your modus operandi. Believe it or not, you can put some things down now in order to more effectively deal with them later.


April 20-May 20

You’ve got all of the tools you need to get up and make it happen, but right now that’s not the best course forward. This week’s New Moon in your relationship house is a great opportunity to slow down and get grounded, Taurus. Things are changing, and it won’t do you well to have knee-jerk reactions. Take the time you need to consider your past. Commit to learning from your experiences rather than dooming yourself to repeat them, dear Taurus.


May 21-June 21

When things slow down is when you start to stress out. Don’t confuse the space in which to create infrastructure with being stuck. Sometimes the movement in your life is meant to be internal, and sometimes it’s about productivity and action. Slow down and regroup this week, Twin Star. Realign your plans with your circumstances. Be willing to make carefully considered changes based on the information that you have now, my love.


June 22-July 22

This week’s New Moon is likely to put you right in your element, sweet Moonchild. Show up emotionally for yourself and the people in your life. Allow the wisdom of your heart, including all that you’ve learned and lost, to inspire you to hold space for others and for yourself. You’re in a unique position to honor your feels and to support others too. Align yourself with the generosity of spirit that helps you to not only have peace within yourself but to also generate it in the world around you.


July 23-Aug. 22

Letting go is hard work, even when that letting go is absolutely the right thing to do. This week is likely to kick up some seriously sad feels, but that doesn’t mean that they’re bad feels or an indication that you’re off track. Don’t confuse what you’re feeling with a green light or a red light. Your feelings are a response to your situation right now in tandem with the baggage you came here with. Be patient and kind as you work through them, Leo.


Aug. 23-Sept. 22

You don’t need to know what’s coming next in order to be safe. This week you’re likely to feel your control issues are triggered. Instead of taking those feelings at face value, try to investigate them. Why do you want control? And truly – of what? Dig deeper into your reactions so that you don’t end up relocating messes instead of cleaning them up. Even better, try not creating them in the first place. Change yourself before you go trying to change others, Virgo.


Sept. 23-Oct. 22

Embrace what you have with both arms, Libra. This week, the power of gratitude will help buoy you along. Take pains to appreciate the air you breathe, the food that nourishes you, and all the other little things that are so easy to take for granted. Finding balance isn’t like finding the perfect pair of jeans. It isn’t waiting somewhere for you; you have to make it happen. Counterbalance the tough stuff by paying greater mind to the abundance in your life.


Oct. 23-Nov. 21

The New Moon in your sign on the 7th marks a powerful shift for you, Scorpio. This can be a time when you feel overwhelmed and shut down, or you rise to the occasion by using the tools and inner resources at your disposal. Be your own best ally, my love. Show up for yourself, wherever you’re at, and put into practice your hard-earned wisdom, even if your feels would have you regress back into old habits. You’ve got this.


Nov. 22-Dec. 21

Don’t get so caught up looking around for excuses that you check out from the story as it unfolds. You are here now, and you have a part to play in the events of your life. Don’t forget why you’re in it, Sagittarius. Reconnect with your sense of purpose, and let that guide you – not being right, not rushing to the part where you understand the big picture. Get accustomed to uncertainty, and strive to pair it with faith and patience this week.


Dec. 22-Jan. 19

Your fears are likely to catch up with you this week if you’re not careful, my salty friend. Instead of losing yourself in a soup of what ifs, start with accepting where you’re at, including the parts that are yet unknown. You can only make plans based on the information you have, so start there. Don’t overwhelm yourself by taking on too much. Dont' try to cultivate a long-view when so many details are blocking your view. Do only what you can today, and handle tomorrow when it comes, Cappy.


Jan. 20-Feb. 18

The New Moon on the 7th may fill you with a sense of purpose, or it may highlight that you’ve strayed from having one. You may have to take a slow road forward, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t get there. Find strength in your vulnerability and a purpose that can propel you to whatever comes next. This week is bound to reveal something that you’ve been trying to avoid dealing with, and while it’s not fun, it was really a matter of time, Aquarius.


Feb. 19-March 20

You seriously need a break, Pisces. You are likely to have people around you with lots of demands this week, and it’s on you to articulate and honor your own limits. It’s not true generosity when you don’t give it with an open heart. Saying no to a person is not the same as denouncing them; give yourself the same latitude as you would offer to others. You get to do what works for you in a healthy way, even when it’s a bit complicated. Prioritize self-care, my love.

The Hoodwitch: Weekly Horoscopes ~ October 28th, 2016

Astrology By Amelia Quint


Moon Void of Course Times
October 27, 9:51 AM Moon enters Libra
October 29, 6:09 AM Moon void in Libra
October 29, 10:01 PM Moon enters Scorpio
October 31, 6:09 AM Moon void in Scorpio
November 1, 10:43 AM Moon enters Sagittarius
November 3, 6:35 AM Moon void in Sagittarius
November 3, 11:05 PM Moon enters Capricorn


Moon Phase: New Moon

Under the new moon, work magick to grow, heal, and create. The Scorpio new moon will intensify your connection to the spirit world, So  Samhain rituals will be intense! Be careful what you wish for: attraction spells are powerful now!

During these signs, work magick around the following:
Scorpio- sexuality, investments, rebirth
Sagittarius- law, studies, wisdom
Capricorn- business, ambition, order


As an Aries, you adore straightforwardness―but not everything in life is that linear, especially when spirits get involved. Under the Scorpio new moon on Sunday night, you may begin to feel as someone is reading your thoughts, or watching your every move. Lady Luna will be on Mercury, supporting this sympatico vibe. She’ll also be in sync with Neptune in your spirituality zone, throwing a veil of mystery over the situation. It’s Samhain, so know that this feeling runs deep. Trust your instincts and don’t try to make sense of it.



Under Sunday night’s Scorpio new moon, expect things with a lover, business partner, or dear friend deathly serious. What I mean by that is that you may have an encounter that brings you close to a past life you shared together, or a thread in the fabric that’s tying you two together in this life. Lady Luna on Mercury sends a clear message about the purpose of your current incarnation. She’s also in sync with Neptune in your friendship sector, elevating the love between you to cosmic levels. If it sounds spooky, did you expect anything less from a new moon on Halloween?



Sometimes taking care of yourself, day by day, can be an act of spiritual service to your soul. The Scorpio new moon on Sunday night falls in your sixth house of self-care, where your daily habits and personal rituals dwell. If you’ve been feeling drained, this is an invitation from the heavens to start over. Lady Luna and Mercury will be entwined, so you may want to write your way out of this one (as is your sign’s custom). A sync to Neptune in your worldly wisdom sector opens up a portal between you and your most admired icons. Create an ancestor altar for them and see what happens.


Everyone else might think this weekend is unnecessarily macabre, but not you, Cancer. As Sunday night’s Scorpio new moon dances through your house of play, it’s time for you to party. You don’t have to turn up if that’s not your style―in fact, a sync from Neptune says that ingesting too many mind-altering substances might get weirder than you anticipated―but you should let yourself out of your shell. Should you need any more motivation, whatever diversion you choose will be potent inspiration for any creative projects you have in process.


Whatever inner ghosts and past hurts may be haunting you, this weekend will banish them once and for all. Sunday night’s Scorpio new moon lands at the base of your chart, where your deepest emotions reside. It’s like hitting the celestial reset button on your psyche. Lady Luna will be on Mercury, so expect a powerful message about this deep cleanse. She’ll also be in sync with Neptune in your transformation sector, so you’ll want to give yourself space for the waves of compassion to roll in and out. After this, you’ll be a new person. What will you do next?


Do you believe in fate, Virgo? Something very much like it is at work this weekend, working to bring you and a kindred spirit together for an important purpose. On Sunday night, the Scorpio new moon lands in your siblings zone, which can also extend to friends who feel more like family. It’s in sync to Neptune in your partnership sector, activating a soul mate connection between you and someone you’re in close proximity with, be it a lover or acquaintance. Have you met long before this? You decide. Mercury and Lady Luna conspire to send you a message that answers that question clearly.


They say “Money is the root of all evil,” but what are you to do when it’s a necessary one, Libra? Your diplomatic sign is forced to reckon with money, power, and value under the Scorpio new moon on Sunday night. Lady Luna will be on Mercury, implying that you’ll need all your strategic wiles to work this out in your favor. A sync to Neptune in your wellbeing zone means you’ll need to tend to your spiritual health before moving ahead on any major moves. This is Samhain, after all, so call on your deities, spirit guides, guardian angels, and ancestors for help.


It’s your personal new year, Scorpio! On Sunday night, the new moon in your sign lines up with Mercury to give you a message about what magick the next year holds. The question is: how will you use it? Lady Luna will be in sync to Neptune, your house of progeny―of blood or spirit. This year, consider what gifts you want to leave behind for the world when you join the ancestors on the other side. Yes, biological children are one option, but so are artistic creations, businesses, political legacies, and so many more. You stand at the crossroads, a powerful liminal space. Soak it in, Scorpio.


Your lighthearted sign may be feeling worn out from all this darkness, Sagittarius. First, Saturn in your sign since last September gave you a major reality check. Now the sun and Mercury in your shadow sector are shining a bright spotlight on your inner self, giving you the tea on where you need healing. Luckily, this Sunday night’s new moon in Scorpio is exactly what the witch ordered. It’s in sync with Neptune at the base of your chart, so you may feel as if you’re floating in an isolation tank. Enjoy being buoyed by the cosmos, even if just for a moment, and know the universe has your back.


As a Capricorn, you’re meant to lead, but who will follow? You can be an isolationist at times, but on Sunday night, the Scorpio new moon in your associations sector reveals a group where your soul can finally feel at home. Lady Luna will conspire with Mercury to give you silver-tongued wit with which to charm your new compatriots, and a sync from Neptune in your communication sector seals the deal. In fact, this group may be one that centers around writing, creativity, or technology. A new class or workshop could introduce you to people to which you’re psychically linked.


Forget Halloween’s dark and spooky connotations. This is your moment in the spotlight! Sunday night’s Scorpio new moon lands at the top of your chart, prompting you to make serious power moves in your career, whether you realize it or not. Lady Luna and Mercury will flirt with one another, giving you the perfect words, messages, and body language to see your plan through. Lady Luna will also be in sync with Neptune in your secrets zone, so what happens on Samhain doesn’t have to go anywhere else―the spirits know how to keep silent. Have fun, stay safe, and know your moon will be memorable.


If it told you this was a perfect time to study, would you be mad? Hear me out. Scorpio is your ninth house of worldly wisdom, including writing, philosophy, religions, and occult studies. Because this Sunday’s new moon in mysterious Scorpio falls on Samhain, there’s really no better moment to start a proper year-and-a-day commitment to magickal practice, or start exploring witchcraft for the first time. Lady Luna will be on Mercury―the zodiac’s eternal student―and in sync with Neptune in your sign, for added spiritual oomph. What you start now will resonate for years to come.