Finding Sanctuary Through Today’s New Moon In Scorpio

November 8, 2018

Sanctuary New Moon Reading and Guidance - Helen Joy Butler


So what does this energy bring us and how does it impact our ability to connect with Sanctuary over the next 28 days?

Today my gorgeous friend JOSEPHINE CORCORAN, HOLISTIC EXECUTIVE COACH shares her astrological expertise, to help us understand what’s going on in the stars with this Scorpio New Moon; and I share my thoughts on how this New Moon energy might impact us on a Sanctuary level.

Josephine Corcoran Holistic Executive Coach and Helen Joy Butler Intuitive Professional Organiser and Elemental Space Clearer

So let’s dive straight in!


The New Moon in Scorpio will occur at 2.01am in Brisbane, Australia on Thursday 8 November, 2018.

This New Moon lands in one of the most intensely emotional and profoundly spiritual signs of Scorpio. Because of this, the energy of the New Moon will feel passionate and transformational.  

The energy of Scorpio is best represented by the cycle of life and death, and the depth of our subconscious. This New Moon creates a chance to set intentions around your spiritual awakening. It is a wonderful time to connect to source and a sense of the divine in your life, and can be used to tune in to your spiritual / inner compass and rely on your intuition. This is also a wonderful time for all creative endeavours.

In Brisbane the New Moon lands in the 2nd house of self-worth, personal resources, values and personal income, making it a great time to create intentions in any of these areas. 

This New Moon arrives at the same time as three major planetary shifts taking place which will continue to create change in our personal lives and society at large.

Other aspects of this New Moon include:

  • Uranus, the planet of awakening, is retrograding back into Aries for the next four months, finishing off a ten year energetic shift which started in 2010. This will bring up an opportunity to really clear out “old stuff” over the next four months, when it then moves into Taurus in February 2019.
  • At the same time, Uranus is squaring the nodes in their new placement in Cancer / Capricorn. This will create inner conflict and potential disruptions which could be surprising. There may also be quantum leaps in our purpose and direction, personally and at a community level.
  • The North and South Nodes have just changed signs from the Leo / Aquarius polarity to Cancer / Capricorn. This brings a renewed purpose around nurturing our family, sense of security and growing a vision for ourselves that we’ve created over the last 18 months.
  • Jupiter is about to change signs from Scorpio into Sagittarius after the New Moon. The #metoo movement came about when Jupiter moved into Scorpio and secrets were revealed! In Jupiter, there’s time for justice and truth telling – individually around what matters to us and more widely on a global scale.
  • Finally the New Moon makes a strong connection to transformational Pluto which is also the ruler of the New Moon. This gives you extra power to go out and transform your vision!

To read more about how this New Moon may affect your work or career, just head over to JOSEPHINE’S BLOG.


  • Firstly, I have to say that this little Scorpio is feeling really excited! I’ve felt the heaviness of Jupiter in Scorpio this past year – life *really* hasn’t been easy at times. I’ve really sensed an energetic lightening the past few weeks as we’ve moved toward Scorpio moving into Sagittarius. To say this feels good to me is an understatement!
  • Change, change, more change. I feel as though this has been a theme for much of 2018! I know a lot of people have worked through changes personally and professionally which are now helping them stand more strongly on their path. Just look around you, at the people in your life, or reflect on your own life, to see what changes have been made that may seem radical, out of character, or life changing. I know change can feel scary – don’t worry, I feel it too! – but more often than not there’s an incredible learning to be had from it. Take a deep breath and dive deep – you’ve got this.
  • Do what lights you up. I feel as though a lot of people have dropped what doesn’t light them up this year and have turned toward a lighter, more interesting path for them. Like my friend who sent me a text yesterday, inviting me to her art exhibition in a few weeks, when she’s never put herself out in the world in this way before. Yes it scares her, but in her heart she knows this is what she needs to do, to share her light with the world. What I’ve noticed as well is that when people put themselves out in this way the Universe creates the support you need – pretty nice don’t you think? That’s what’s called following your purpose, because things feel light and in flow. I know this is how I like to live my life – how about you?
  • Get quiet. The Scorpio in me loves this, but I have been diving into spiritual things for many, many years! Whether you like meditating, sitting in nature, taking time on your own, or not, now would be a great time to gift yourself some quiet time. It’s in these quiet times when you get to connect with your inner knowing, with thoughts, wisdoms and insights rising to the surface that can’t be heard when you live a busy, noisy life. Don’t think of getting quiet as adding another thing to your plate. Think of it as getting quiet to speed up – because all of those insights will help steer you onto your right path faster than anything else will!
  • Get creative. Yep, I’ve said this a few times in these readings this year – many many times in fact! But clearly it’s a sign right? By getting creative you will get quiet, and those insights and guidance will come to you. You don’t have to be a Picasso or Van Gogh – all you have to do is enjoy the creative process to connect with the learnings and life changing lessons it can bring.


If so, now’s the time to grab your journal and your favourite pen, and take some time to sit with the questions below.

Take Josephine’s information about the New Moon energy, and my information about how it may affect you on a Sanctuary level, to help you move toward your own goals for the next 28 days.

If you have a set of oracle cards you can also use them to help guide you toward your answers.

Take some time with these questions, journalling, free writing, brain dumping anything that comes to mind.

Use your oracle cards, hold a crystal, sit in nature.

This is time for you and you alone, to dream and work toward what it is you want to happen over the next 28 days. Honour this time and gift it to yourself. You deserve it.

Helen Joy Butler - Your, Home, Your Heart, Your Sanctuary

Where are the last remnants of change that you need to make in your life this year?

What could you set in motion that, if started under this New Moon, could help you step more fully onto your own path?

Where is your heart leading you?

What lights you up, that you could throw yourself under a bus for, because you believe in it so much?

What thoughts, feelings, ideas have been coming to you this year, that if you got quiet you could connect with more deeply?

Where does creativity show up in your life? What needs to be done for you to connect more fully with it?

Helen Joy Butler - Your, Home, Your Heart, Your Sanctuary


What are my intentions for the coming month?

Write your intentions down in your journal and make time to reconnect with them over the next 28 days. Keep your intentions at the forefront of your mind so that you can work ever so gently toward the life you choose for yourself.

I am here for you so if you feel the need to reach out please comment below and I’ll reply as soon as I can.

Take care, much love, and I will see you in another 28 days on the next New Moon.

Helen xx

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Helen Joy Butler - Sanctuary Creator and Elemental Space Clearing® practitioner


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