The new moon on Saturday the 18th of November 2017 is at 26 degrees Scorpio. New moon November 2017 is almost exactly opposite a planet new to astrology. Minor planet Sedna was only discovered in 2003 so astrologers have only just started to understand it’s meaning. Most interpretations seem to be based on the mythology of the arctic goddess of the sea because the planet was named after her. Due to the orbital history of Sedna I am sure it’s associated with climate change and rising sea levels.
The November 18 new moon links a new awareness of climate change to the most important planetary aspect of 2017, Saturn trine Uranus. This major aspect will help you make positive changes in your life in response to the threats posed by climate change. New moon November 2017 will help you find practical and creative ways to save energy, while making your life more efficient and productive.
NEW MOON MEANING
A new moon represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of another new 28 day cycle. Sun conjunct Moon gives an invigorating burst of energy and initiative. This is an excellent time for making a fresh start and turning over a new leaf or starting a new project. You can also question old habits, behaviors and beliefs as you search for new and inventive ways to make progress.
The effects of the November 18 new moon lasts four weeks up to the December 18 new moon. The best time for making a fresh start and for beginning new projects is during the first two weeks of this new moon cycle. This waxing phase of the Moon lasts from November 18 to the December 3 full moon.
NEW MOON NOVEMBER 2017 ASTROLOGY
The November 18, 2017 new moon at 26°19′ Scorpio makes three very tight planetary aspects. It is a little too far from any major fixed stars to fall under their influence. The three aspects are not common ones and many astrologers would not include them in a moon phase reading. I think they are very significant because of the tiny orbs of the aspects and the increasing importance of the minor planet Sedna.
26°19′ Scorpio – conjunct New Moon
26°22′ Sagittarius – semisextile Saturn
25°23′ Aries – quincunx Uranus
26°13′ Taurus – opposite Sedna
The astrology chart for new moon November 2017 below shows two major aspects – the new moon opposite Sedna in red, and Saturn trine Uranus in blue. First of all, the flow of energy from the new moon starts with the challenging red aspect to Sedna. The aim is to get to the harmonious blue trine between Saturn and Uranus. The unstable green aspects help you get from point A to point B, from the tense and highly strung red aspect to the relaxed and harmonious blue aspect.
NEW MOON OPPOSITE SEDNA
Minor planet Sedna was only discovered in 2003. It has an exceptionally long and elongated orbital period of 11,400 years. Sedna is nearing its closest approach to Earth (perihelion) in mid 2076. The last time Sedna was this close to earth was in 9400 BC, coinciding with a sharp rise in temperature over 50 years.  This led to inundation of low-lying areas of our planet – sound familiar?
I believe Sedna is linked to climate change – hotter temperatures, rising sea levels, more extreme weather events and mass extinction of species. It happened at the start of the Preboreal Period 11,400 years ago and it is happening again now.
11,400 year orbit of Sedna 
New Moon opposite Sedna should give some perspective on how climate change is beginning to impact your life. It means you cannot ignore the effects of climate change anymore because it’s starting to cause problems that affect your way of life, your finances, your future, and especially your children. I expect the rise in temperature and sea levels to continue over the next 60 years until Sedna reaches its perihelion.
New moon November 2017 opposite Sedna should also highlight the widely opposing opinions about climate change. This ranges from greenies who want to ban coal, to skeptics who deny climate change is real. The opposition aspect forces you to acknowledge the polarities, or opposites in your life.
Do your actions, your goals and your plans for the future take into account hotter weather, superstorms, and food shortages? You may believe climate change is real but what are you doing about it? How are these rapid changes in your environment affecting your physical and mental health, or the growth and development of your children?
New Moon quincunx Uranus and to a lesser extent, new moon semisextile Saturn, give some answers to these questions. They can help you move from the tense fear and anxiety of the opposition to the reassuring harmony of the trine.
New moon quincunx Uranus can make it hard to settle and relax as your intuition senses change or some drama on the way. A build up of energy in your system can feel exciting but also a little scary. Pressure to change can come from someone or something with power over you. An unexpected event, accident or change may force you to change your routine, behavior or plans.
It is important to be flexible and adapt to changing conditions. If you resist change and become arrogant or disruptive you will suffer losses or miss out on important opportunities. An adjustment is needed whether you are forced to make changes or you find a different way forward yourself. Doing something a slightly different way could make all the difference, making life easier for yourself and those around you.
SATURN TRINE URANUS NOVEMBER 2017
Saturn trine Uranus made it last exact aspect one week before the new moon on November 11. The November 18 new moon is the last activation of this year-long major aspect for the next thirty years. It seems to be significant that this harmonious blend of change and stability is directly related the Sedna and climate change. This aspect means you can experiment with new ideas and lifestyles without too much disruption.
You can incorporate positive change in your life while still working within the rules and regulations of society. You can experiment with traditional ways of doing things without being rebellious. This means the changes you make will be accepted and earn you respect. You can find practical ways to increase productivity and live more efficiently, saving time, energy and money. Saturn rules discipline and restriction while Uranus rules electricity and innovation. This is an energy-saving aspect.
New moon November 2017 will give you the opportunity to act responsibility and show your leadership qualities. Adapting to serious changes means initiating changes at home and in your workplace. This aspect is good for working with groups and bringing together people from a variety of background and skills. New technologies and innovations will be available to help you adapt. You can use the internet to connect to like-minded people, to learn, to share information and eventually to teach and guide others.
NEW MOON NOVEMBER 2017 SUMMARY
The November 18 new moon will make you more aware of climate change because of its near exact opposition to the planet Sedna. I make this assumption because the last time Sedna was this close to Earth 11,400 years ago, there was a sharp rise in temperature over 50 years. Rapid changes in the environment are threatening your way of life and now is the time to do something about it.
By following your intuition and taking the lead, you will find practical ways to save time, energy and money. You may decide to have quicker showers or you might decide to buy an electric car. Every bit helps and new moon November 2017 is a good time to start. Saturn trine Uranus means you will cope very well in a calm and patient way. You can be a steady hand in this time of change and bring order out of chaos.
If New Moon November 2017 directly impacts your Sign and Decan you can read about it in your free Weekly Horoscope and Monthly Horoscope. For more detail about how it affects your natal chart see Sun Transits.
Previous Moon Phase: Full Moon 4 November 2017
Next Moon Phase: Full Moon 3 December 2017
NEW MOON NOVEMBER 2017 TIMES AND DATES
New York – 18 November – 6:42 am
London – 18 November – 12:42 pm
Delhi – 18 November – 5:12 pm
Sydney – 18 November – 9:42 pm