Lights out! Under New Moon we cannot see the Moon in the sky as it connects so closely to the Sun casting no reflection. As the Moon collides with the Sun’s essence, it becomes invisible.
This is the beginning of the 28 day lunar cycle and our opportunity to plant our seeds of intention in the ground.
What would be appropriate seeds for YOU to plant under a Scorpio New Moon?
This Moon brings an opportunity to integrate ‘less than pretty’ parts of ourselves. Scorpio is an intense sign that seeks the richness and depth of transformative experiences. This sign is tasked with integrating the shadow. The shadow being the parts of ourselves we may not be proud of or parts of ourselves that are less conscious. Plunging into the muck or toxic debris, Scorpio feels alive as it searches for the jewels worth saving, and accepts the parts of self that are not so pretty. Then, like the Phoenix, Scorpio soars out of the ashes and rubble, to fly high into the sky empowered and fulfilled.
What do we keep hidden and buried, hoping it will disappear? How might we face that quality of ourselves and invite it to the table?
For example, Scorpio can be a jealous sign and jealousy typically arises when we compare ourselves to others. In taking an honest look at all that of our unique gifts and accepting them, we can choose to transform the jealousy into deeper awareness of our own talents.
So take a moment to drop in, meditate, walk in nature, whatever allows you to unplug from the day and reach into yourself. Find any areas that you are holding shame, insecurity, jealousy, disempowerment or any part of yourself that you may keep buried or hidden, and have an honest dialogue. All of it is us and it is all okay.
Set some intentions in how you would like to be a friend to the less than pretty parts, and how you want to move forward to integrate theses qualities.
We need the shadow just as we need the dark of the Moon.
“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.