With the Sun still in Scorpio, the season of shedding continues. This is one of the year’s best Full Moons for emotional healing. I remember such a Moon years ago when I went to the baths with my friend Holly. It was ladies night, when the Moon, mineral water, naked breasts, gossip and laughter always heals my soul. It was a great place to shed my tears over a recent failed romance. I was sharing my heartache with Holly when a young mother, with a beautiful body, full as a ripe pear, rose up and addressed the group. “I believe in the power of women,” she said. “And I would like you to help me by joining in a prayer, a blessing that would encourage the father of my young daughter to step up and take an interest in her.”
Her 10-month-old daughter, wide-eyed, was held in another woman’s arms. Someone recited a prayer. We all raised our hands. Holly whispered, “Dana, this is a prayer for you too.” Then somebody gasped and pointed. Twenty turkey vultures were circling overhead, a cloud continually dissolving and reforming itself as it moved across the sky. “They eat dead things,” another said. I thought of all the unfulfilled dreams I’d had for my relationship. I asked the vultures to take them away.
Driving home, the Full Moon was behind me and Venus was glowing in the west—just as she will be the night of this month’s Full Moon. I remember how deeply I slept that night. When I awoke, I could no longer find my pain. Instead I looked through tears of new joy at everything around me. If you need it, may such a healing find you too at this beautiful and healing November Full Moon.