“Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive — the risk to be alive and express what we really are.” Don Miguel Ruiz
What speaks from the shadow,
the mire and the muck
bubbling up from the underworld.
Can you hear it?
That stuff we don’t want to hear or see
is staring straight in our faces.
Don’t let fear shut the door.
The urge to to cull and purge
(or shut down/avoid it all).
Claim what is desirable,
empowering vitality and endurance!
Dig deep into the complexities,
bring the gems into the light
that passion with clarity may rise
for renewal and healing.
Relationships betwixt and between
desire and ideals,
manipulation and allowing
love and trust.
Inner worlds, intimate relations, emotional realms.
Investigation of subversive resistance, anger and fear.
Desire guides us to meet the ogres
that guard our secrets, our treasures.
Claim your darkness
name your ogres.
Claim your beauty,
your passion, your power,
your core values, your integrity
and your abundance.
Admit your destructive
and life-extinguishing beliefs.
What do you value?
Our willingness to cast aside denial,
and awaken to Mystery
leads us to further realizations
of profound knowing and unknowing.
The riddle, the puzzle, the questions…
within every shadow is a door
within every mirror is a light
within every breath is Spirit.
Scorpio New Moon
November 7, 2018
8:01 am PT
Scorpio New Moon focuses on intensity, healing, death and regeneration. It is a reminder to shine light on the dark places and heal the wounds of the silence of secrets. Uncompromising persistence can be life-affirming or destructive. Choose the seeds of conscious intentions to plant at this time.
This New Moon is uniquely tied in with Venus retrograde (direct on November 16). Days before the New Moon, Venus arose as a morning star (heliacal rising in Libra) on November 1 for the first time in 155 years. This is an extremely potent time for negotiation, diplomacy and the value of love. Be aware of how love and kindness can make a difference at any moment in your life and in relationship with others. Drop away the old stories that affirm regret and negative self worth. Release any compulsion to control situations and people in order to get what you want.
Food for thought: The heliacal rising of Venus completes the Aries cycle begun on April 1, 2017 and begins a new cycle in Libra which will complete at the heliacal rising in Gemini during the next retrograde in June 2020. Eight years ago Venus (retrograde October 8 – November 18, 2010 ) arose as a morning star within days of the Scorpio New Moon of November 6, 2010.
“We go through life. We shed our skins. We become ourselves.”
Jupiter, in the final degree of Scorpio points towards an intensely emotional exploration of values and beliefs in relationships. The search for truth is a journey to mine the depths of all that is hidden, taboo and unconscious. Passion may fuel us and inspire us. Extreme passions may become a destructive fire of obsession or righteousness.
The day after the new moon, Jupiter enters Sagittarius for a year’s sojourn. Bluster and fiery proclamations abound. A greater awareness of the world-at-large increases. Spiritual journeys and mass migrations will expand. In contrast, self-indulgent and wasteful individuals will gain the spotlight for better or worse. Jupiter highlights an expansive view of life, wisdom and generosity… how are we inspired and what will we do with it??
☽ Scorpio New Moon Seeds of Inquiry ☼
What are the secrets you hold?
What are the secrets that you withhold from your conscious mind?
Who (specifically) are you protecting by holding secrets?
Who are you hurting by withholding?
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