Happy full moon to you! This full moon in Scorpio is accompanied by a full lunar eclipse. To me, Scorpio, being a water sign, is like the deep deep waters where the detritus settles, full of silt, decaying mineral, plant and animal life. It is these places of death that provide the nutrients for new life. So many places in the world rely on the nutrients from annual floods to create the conditions for farming. Scorpio holds the fecund power of death and rebirth.
Scorpio is also connected to the deeper sexual animal instincts. This is the time when the Hawthorn blooms and I was told by a mentor that the flowers of the hawthorn hold the same chemicals as is found in human sexual and menstrual fluid… literally the life force and death process of our reproductive system. This tree is mythically known for connecting the human to the faerie realms. The faerie realm is also said to be opposite seasonally from the middle world we live in. So they are in Scorpio season when we are in Taurus. There is something hugely potent during this time around animal sexual instincts, fertility, death and rebirth and nature spirits hold intimate knowledge of this wisdom.
So if Scorpio is the deepest part of a body of water, this partial eclipse (on Sunday around 9pm PT) is like a dredging of the bottom of this body of water. Think of things being stirred up and cleaned out. How do you need to tidy up your mental, emotional, spiritual houses? What deeper, maybe unconscious parts need to be incorporated in new ways in order for you to come into wholeness?
This moon reflects the Taurus sun. I have been thoroughly enjoying Taurus season this year. She has been teaching me about being abundant with my creative energy. I look at the trees full of flowers and realize that nature is not stingy in how it spends its resources. She is bold and oriented to an ostentatious beauty that tantalizes the senses.
I recently attended a talk by my ancestral medicine teacher where he discussed the importance of being able to ask for what one wants but also stay resilient when there is a rejection or a “no” given to one’s request. I see the flowers around me as open requests for pollination - there is a fertile hope there. But not every bud will become a fruit. Opening one’s self vulnerably to the world is a call of nature and knowing that not every call will be answered is also natural.
To me this is a bit of the Scorpio opposition during this time of fecundity. Blossoms wilt, not all calls are answered, and the energy put into each created thing eventually becomes compost for the next creative cycle.
So on this full moon, I feel we are invited to play with the creative cycles of death and rebirth. Where is my creative energy abundant and what is actively composting? What is hidden in the deep waters that wants to come to the surface in service to the larger creative force of my life?
My thoughts on the path of deep animist relationship