Illustration by Esme Blegvad.

Happy new moon, Rookies! This moon is in Scorpio, the sign of secrets. Traditionally, Scorpio rules the things that people don’t like to talk about, like sex, death, money, and power. But under this moon, the stars are aligned for you to be vulnerable enough to get your feelings about those taboo topics out in the open and have a real conversation about where you stand.

Scorpio can be an awkward sign for the moon to pass through because both the moon and Scorpio are associated with intense feelings. Luckily, you can use that to your advantage! This moon sign is the perfect time to have deep conversations, because people are usually willing to share more openly. Chances are you’re not the only one experiencing some major existential angst about the situation, so now’s the time when you can take those feelings and turn them into progress for everyone involved.

Brene Brown, a research professor and bestselling author who’s dedicated her career to studying powerful emotions like courage and shame, calls this “rumbling.” No surprise that she’s a Scorpio herself! When you rumble with vulnerability, you put courage before comfort and do what’s necessary for growth, even if it’s scary. You could rumble with an inner truth that’s begging for your attention, a relationship that’s become unbalanced, or a team dynamic that’s definitely not win-win.

Like most growth, this isn’t going to be comfortable. A wide square from Mars and Lilith in Aquarius means tension will be high and people will be feeling defensive about their ideas. The good news is that the new moon will be in sync with Neptune in Pisces, opening the door for healing. Even if emotions flare, it’s all building up to a more loving, positive outcome. Even better, good vibes from Pluto in Capricorn means you’ll have support in high places, whether it’s a boss, mentor, or spirit guide.

Really, this new moon is about mending your relationship to power. In a world where there are so many reasons not to trust, vulnerability can be terrifying—but rumbling with it could also be one of the best decisions you ever make. So dare to be vulnerable, and let the moon light the way forward.

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