WE LIVE UNDER THE SUN & DREAM UNDER THE MOON
"Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift."
- Mary Oliver
I wanted to start this Moon blog off with that quote because I feel it sums up the energy perfectly. This energetic shift is INTENSE, just as the sign Scorpio that governs the black moon this Friday.
People have been "touchy" to say the least, and tempers are fueled with resentments that are seeded long ago from the past. That quick lash of the Scorpion's tail is most definitely not something you want to be at the other end of, but it's dang near impossible to avoid it!
It's as if there is no way to escape the sudden drama that is triggering these old emotional patterns out to the surface. That grudge you've been harboring? Well it's time to release it, and what better way than for the Universe to place a familiar situation onto your lap. You might be thinking that you have suddenly realized to true extent of Murphy's Law because it seems that no matter what you do, things just are not going your way and there is no end in sight...
Scorpions, when under extreme stress will actually sting itself and end it's own life. This self-destructing instinct & defense mechanism comes natural and is easy to give into the pressure gets too heavy to carry any longer. Self-doubt, self-sabotage, and even self-mutilation is something many people born under this sign can easily succumb to. It is not saying that Scorpios are weak willed, just that they tend to internalize a lot of the pressure and project it onto themselves.
With all of that said, this Black Moon is reaching into that inner darkness and bringing it to light so it may for once and for all be healed and transformed. The Libra sun that accompanies it, is aiding to bring us back to balance - to accept our darkness and our light which will bring us back to being whole again.
The keys to remember right now are: Transformation and Transmutation. Don't give into your darkness, and do not avoid it either. Patterns are needing to be released or you risk going through another difficult cycle of losing yourself to find yourself once again.
Everyone will be having their own experience and lesson to learn - but the main theme is balanced use of power, and putting to death an old version of yourself that no longer serves you.
This is a time for us to understand which desires fuel us. Are we led by resentment and fear? Or are we led by personal empowerment to reach new levels towards our wildest dreams? That is the battle going on within a lot of people right now - contributing to the intense, confusing, and very dramatic energy that has been floating about. Some of us were so sure where we were going only to find a snag in the road that caused us to pause and think - is this path truly serving us? What is the REAL agenda here?
That is not to say that everyone needs to question their path, especially if it truly encompasses a higher purpose for our soul growth - but it may mean that you need to clear out some old self-destructing or fear-based patterns.
Put it this way: It's like going to the store and being able to buy anything you want, but limiting yourself because you're so used to penny-pinching. So even though you have more than you need to get that dream item, you deny yourself from having it because your mentality has not shifted with your circumstances.
Soul Loss/Shadow Work
Many cultures throughout the beginning of time all over the world believe in the idea that you can lose your soul. When you go through extreme trauma, your spirit will leave the body to protect itself - leaving you to run on autopilot and feeling very detached as well as lost without hope. This can also lead to depression, feeling fatigued and easily subdued by the ego.
Another term for this is Shadow Work. This is the act of searching for the light in the darkness - making sense of those old wounds, your triggers, behavior and transforming into a balanced and spiritually evolved being that is able to harness all their inner power. This is when your soul comes back home.
Ritual to Reclaim Your Spirit
For this ritual you want to ensure you are alone and uninterrupted, comfortable and able to take your time. You may repeat this ritual as often as you like and you can customize it - the key in all ritual/rite/prayer is that you feel connected to what you are doing.
You will need:
Before you preform the ritual, be sure to cleanse and charge each one of your objects. You can also sage your home or sacred space before hand to help cleanse the air and set the mood.
Your candle can be any shape, but it has to be big enough that you can write your name on it multiple times with the dagger, knife or needle (whatever you have works fine).
Write your name on the candle, covering it completely. You can place your stones around the candle, in a small grid, or you can place them in your palm or lap. Whatever feels comfortable for you, do.
Light the candle and say the following while staring into the flame:
I call myself, my soul and my spirit home
Unite with me, Heart, and Mind, and Body
You can add anything else you would like, or you can use this as a chant. Repeat it as many times as you feel necessary - it can be just once or it can 10 times. As you say this, imagine the flame of the candle lighting your space act as a beacon which attracts your spirit back home to your body. The intent in your visualization is key.
Burn the candle for however long you would like. You can blow it out once you feel finished and repeat this ritual. Or you can let it burn out on it's own. If you choose to repeat, then I do suggest putting your items away safely until further use.
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