Shortly before the whole new moon/eclipse, the Moon will connect with the North Node and Mercury retrograde in Libra. So for all the Scorpio energies with the New Moon Herself and the Sun for the next month and Samhain, we enter into the dark underworld and the time of deep transformation (if we so choose) wearing the robes of beauty, love, relationship, balance – Venus. Venus energies are on our minds, in our thoughts, our dreams, our words and feelings and we’re being given the gift of being shown the potential beauty we can create in the world and the beautiful world we can create. We’re being shown the beauty in our minds and souls and in one another as well. It also feels to me like a way to soften the intensity of the Scorpio energies.
Then enter Scorpio, on a mission to transform. Requiring that we release something we no longer need, desire, require in order to be open to receiving the gift we most need in order to move forward in the beauty of Venus. You can choose or it will be chosen for you if you don’t choose. Either way, something must and will be sacrificed in order to receive a gift of great love and beauty. (And no judgment here folks. The Divine does know what She’s doing). Sometimes I feel like I don’t understand the mystery of this transformation process –taking something “dark”, scary, painful, etc. and transforming it into …. well, I don’t know what Spirit does with it. I get worried that I’ll be burdening Spirit with this negative stuff and I don’t want that. But the mystery and beauty is that it’s okay. That’s what the Scorpio part of the Great Divine does (think Pluto, underworld, Inanna, Persephone, Ceridwen, etc.). My job is to have faith, release it and be open to receiving the good so I can do my part – which is discover, learn about, refine, share my gifts with the world. I don’t have to or need to understand the mechanics or think in my small human way about how burdensome that must be for the Scorpio part of the Divine to take on my crappy stuff. That’s my ego talking. Not my wise Soul. The Divine beauty is all parts of the mystery working together, doing their parts and creating beauty beyond our wildest imaginations!
One of the really big lessons of the higher nature of Scorpio is that we ARE in a relationship with all that is Divine. That we are loved completely and unconditionally and that we must sacrifice, let go of, whatever is hurting us, holding us back, the walls we build up to keep us “safe”, taking up space within us that keeps the love of the Divine from flowing into us so we can be renewed and refreshed and create more love and beauty in the world, the Universe. We must be willing to acknowledge and act on the truth that we are loved, cherished, supported and our true nature is that of love and beauty. As we give of our gifts, we continue to receive love and beauty from the Divine. We’re always being given that love and beauty but we don’t always let ourselves receive and/or we have so much guck blocking it coming into us.
We talk here about sacrifice but by sacrifice we mean what are you willing to let go of, give up, so that YOU can really have space in you and your life to let that Divine love and beauty just flow in and around you? This is not about the kind of sacrifice where you’re left drained, broken, exhausted. This is the sacrifice where you willingly release the pain, etc., and choose to accept the Divine Love into you (and remember, Divine Love has always been there – we just feel so many negatives about ourselves we can’t see it’s been there all along!)
The intense moments of this pre-New Moon/eclipse finish up with the Goddess asteroid Athena in Scorpio. A fitting energy, especially if we can work with the energies in a way that serves the highest good of all and in the service of peace and love. What kind of plans and structures can we design, create, build that will reflect the values of the transformative power of love and Divine energy? CAN we serve love and peace? It’s still our choice. Always has been, always will be.
Scorpio also asks us to trust – trust when we’re in the darkness, trust when we cannot use our sense of outer sight and must rely upon our other senses, including our sense of heart-centeredness, compassion and kindness. Can we rely upon our sense of connection with our Mother Earth, She who nourishes us, cares for us, loves us, guides us with Her wisdom? Can we use our inner sense of hearing to hear Her heartbeat and breathe ourselves into one rhythm with our beloved Earth?
Although the intensity of these energies occurs over a few hours, the imprint will last for the entire Moon cycle and ultimately beyond that. This is our journey for the next Moon month. To work on ourselves, to give up our fears and pain, to open to loving gifts from the Divine, to work together on this journey to create a better world and then to just keep on keeping on with this beautiful, loved-filled Soul’s purpose work.