04 November 2010

New Moon in Scorpio

by Dana Gerhardt

On Saturday, 6 November 2010, it will be another New Moon: a time when astrologers around the blogosphere attempt to divine its intentions and the magically minded make wishes. But fates are personal.

Even if a New Moon chart could be forced to describe them all, no single astrologer could tell that many stories. Whether time is a marching calendar, cyclical waves, or dotted with portals to other dimensions, in all systems, the New Moon is a special moment. The wishes you make now may indeed be super-powered, but if you don’t have a strong relationship with the archetypes, don’t expect special favors. If you rarely visit your Aunt Bernice, she’s got little motivation to throw money at your cat’s surgery. Visit the invisible world. New Moons are potent times to forge alliances with the gods. Make an offering. Bow and open yourself to their touch. Humans have been rendezvousing with these archetypes for thousands of years. The invisible powers will awaken new interest in you. Call out to the gods and they will respond.

Calling Scorpio

Scorpio draws us into the mystery of the underworld. Here Isis and Ishtar descend. Persephone savors her pomegranates. Ceridwen stirs her cauldron. The Snake Goddesses respect Scorpio’s powers of transformation and its gifts of wisdom. They understand that underworld empowerments usually come with a price. Initiates must abandon themselves to the unknown no matter how fast their hearts are beating. They must be willing to lose what they thought they couldn’t give up. They must develop the kind of patience that travels with passion and strength.

Of course your New Moon offering needn’t be so dramatic. A simple ritual would be to play in the dark. You might learn it’s not so bad in there. It can be creative, mysterious, wondrous not to know what you think you know. When your eyes cannot see, what will your other senses uncover? One night soon enter a favorite room in your house, turn off all the lights, and stand in the center. Sense the room. Isn’t it amazing what you can know and feel without seeing? Now go to your least favorite room and do the same thing. A little different, right? Stay with it until any fear or resistance dissolves, and you start discovering. The dark can take you to a place deep within yourself if you let it. But there are other doorways.

The Northern Hemisphere can follow the example of trees, the infallible and natural gurus of the time. Why do trees turn crimson and gold in the fall? The short answer is, no one is entirely sure. Yet what scientists have discovered so far is instructive: An autumn leaf is busy with purposeful activity. The trees are dismantling the chlorophyll in their leaves, drawing its nutrients back into their centers, storing its energy for new growth in spring. Some believe fall’s brightly colored leaves are simply left-over pigments, a tree’s version of graying hair. Others believe the reds and yellows serve a protective purpose, as a natural sunscreen, or a warning to insect predators. Either way, the trees are looking ahead. And so, perhaps, should you. By releasing something, you can draw new energy into your core. Hold your Scorpio ceremony at the trash can: throw away something you’ve been hanging onto. Pay slow attention to the process. Is there regret? A tightness? Sorrow? Or simply relief? Let the event teach you something new.
Or just sit with a tree that is transforming. Be with the intelligence of this tree. Stand as still as the tree and sense how busy it is. Connect and listen. As the cycle unfolds, maintain your relationship. When the bright leaves of your tree go brown and fall to the ground, observe how your own transformation is progressing.

Or simply light a candle and say thanks to Scorpio for all the gifts it has brought you through death, loss, and rebirth. It doesn’t matter what you do to greet Scorpio at the new moon, as long as you do it sincerely and in the spirit of the sign.

Scorpio’s Response

This is the fun part. No way can I predict it for you. But in the next few days or even weeks, keep your eye out for Scorpio visits. You may get a gift of power, an important message, or a sign. A pack of young Goths, dressed in black and chains, will cross your path. Or a raven will land outside your window and begin cawing. You’ll see an unusual poster with a snake or a smiling skull. You’ll feel an electric charge as a deeper part of you recognizes who sent this sign. Link this appearance to whatever you were thinking about at that moment. There will be a message. And it will be a gift.

Source: Moon Circles

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