The Oct. 23 Scorpio New Moon (2:57 p.m. PDT) is more potent than most, since it’s a also solar eclipse. This will give you added impetus to let go of long-standing problems or attachments. Scorpio corresponds with the Wealth Gua of your home – the far left corner from the front door. Make sure you clean, clear and beautify this area prior to the New Moon, then light a purple candle to affirm your new beginning after doing the ritual.
You will need: A shovel or spade and a place to dig. An item that symbolizes what you’re releasing, a piece of paper on which you have written your intentions, and matches or a lighter. Do this ritual at night, either in your backyard or a public place like a park – as long as you’re discreet!
Scorpio demands a sacrifice before bestowing its blessings. Therefore, at this New Moon you will be letting go of something or someone to which you are attached—or even addicted. This could be a lover who isn’t good for you, a food or drink you can’t live without, or an old attitude about money that’s standing in the way of your wealth.
Decide what you are ready to sacrifice, and imagine how you’ll feel once you’re free of it. When you’re clear, write down what you are releasing, and what blessings you’d like to trade for your freedom (Scorpio loves to barter). Find an item that represents what you are releasing (such as a bag of potato chips, or a picture of your former flame). Dig a hole a few feet deep and sit next to it, with your item and paper in hand. Call on Pluto, the ruler of Scorpio, to aid your quest. Tell Pluto your sorrows, your difficulties with this attachment or addiction, and how much you need relief. Pour your feelings down the hole. Shedding tears will fertilize the rite.
Now read what’s on your paper, set it on fire and throw it in the hole. Once the paper has burned down, say goodbye to your symbolic item, add it to the grave, then fill in the hole. Give thanks to Mother Earth for composting your offering. And, thank Pluto for giving you the strength to let go of the past and transform your life.