~ Mural by Alexis Diaz
New Moon in Scorpio written by Jana Roemer
A Higher Octave Scorpio is the mysterious and passionate artist who wields a type of power that comes from allowing their emotions to churn, hidden inside which eventually brings about transformation and change through exquisite expression.
In Scorpio season, the darker underbelly of existence that has long sat dormant is churning within and is ready to be released. The question is: How are you going to use the power that is created here? How will you express? I think this might be part of why Scorpios have a reputation for being the most sexual sign of the zodiac. They don’t always want or know how to express it, but the energy has to move out some how.
This “Day of the Dead” Halloween weekend is an annual time when the veil between worlds is especially thin. We have the ability to access the underworld, our shadows and the other side with greater potency. It’s your annual internal clean up job to free yourself up and release what has been shoved down, unexamined, that is flavoring your subconscious mind, controlling your perceptions and keeping you stuck to your past. Paramatma Siri Sadhana likened this time of year to the creation and emergence of haunted houses representing the call to clear our inner hauntings. It’s time.
There are a few ways you can trek through this cycle. You can stay deeply engaged in the world, continue to point fingers and place blame. Continue to allow frustrations and anger to be spilled and feel like shit or hopeless about your situation. This is the lower octave energy of this time. This technique usually has us unconsciously defending our wounds until something more forceful or tragic happens that refused to allow you to ignore the ego’s shadow. Eventually one is given no choice but to finally deal with themselves and it’s often not pretty or desired. OR you can spend time with yourself to engage in an intentional, honest inward journey to bring light to your blind spots, call yourSelf out and step up to a higher vibrational octave of existence. You have a choice of HOW you will relate to changing times – but with Uranus squaring Mars and Pluto – change is inevitable.
With Mercury hanging out in Scorpio with the Sun and the Moon, we are reminded that this will most likely be cleared by examining how we communicate with ourSelves, Spirit and others. Become aware of your projections. Take note of what you are seeing in another and observe how you may be unconsciously relating to yourSelf. It is so much easier to see fault in others :: remember that they are a mirror for you to see yourSelf or a tool to illuminate what you’re not yet seeing in yourself. Take the humbling step to own your short-comings and map out a new path toward inner peace and more harmonious, high vibrational living.
Remember the words you are speaking into your field don’t discriminate to who you are speaking about – as they are being spoken, you are calling the experience into your existence.
Uranus in Aries is squaring Mars and Pluto in Capricorn. We are being asked to build a plan for a new, bold way of doing things in order to bring light into our lives. Redefine your values. Get clear on what is important to you so you can give what is meaningful your best energy. Anything outside of that – let it go. Less is more. Still. When you gain focus and spend your energy intentionally, you will pour life into those creations and they will flourish.
Set yourself up in a quiet space. Let the people in your home know that you would like some quiet time or have them join you.
Create an altar with crystals, cards, pictures of ones you love, anything that can represent what you are calling in this lunar cycle. Gather a journal and a pen.
Ask your guides, angels or Creator to help you see your blind spots, to awaken your passions, to release your fears.
Sit tall, close your eyes and watch your breath come and go for about 5-10 minutes.
If you have tarot or oracle cards you can pull one to glean wisdom for this next cycle and then place that card on your altar.
Get real with yourSelf about where you are muddy or discover what is hidden.
Put on a timer for 20 minutes. Open your journal and start writing. Free writing. Don’t think; just purge all the thoughts. It doesn’t have to be a story or written in sentences. Random words, pictures, symbols, feelings, descriptions of sensations, anything. Flush it out until you feel empty. You can do this longer than 20 minutes if you like, but go for at least 20 minutes.
Once you feel more empty, get honest with yourself and write down what the root of your problems / challenges are. You’ll know you are clear because something inside starts to feel good again, even if what you are acknowledging doesn’t feel good. The act of sitting in the uncomfortable, gnarly bits starts to feel good internally because you are building trust in yourSelf again.
Honour what is being asked to be transformed. Are you meant to let go or hold strong? Let the initiation of this next lunar cycle help you to release the past so you can step into a new, lighter frequency.
Call yourSelf out :: Where are you sitting in blame? Pointing fingers? Expecting someone else to do something to initiate your own happiness or success?
Make a plan :: How can you step up your game?
List your top five values and define what those values mean to you.
Commit to a rebellious new road map to success in whatever area of your life you are focusing on to elevate. Spend the next two weeks actualizing this plan and check in with your progress on the Full Moon!
Get creative. Words aren’t always the way to clear history: Movement. Art. Food. Sound.
Spend some time in water. Even better if you can drop into nature’s water sources.
We have a beautiful opportunity to heal.
Love you Moon Mavens!