Tonight the Moon is full in earthy Taurus, opposite the Sun in mysterious Scorpio. What Moon magic emerges when transformation meets sensuality and pleasure? Perhaps you’ll find a mysterious power in something routine and everyday—or maybe you’ll achieve a new level of comfort with a strange situation. It’s a propitious moment to seek transformation.
The Sun has been in Scorpio for nearly a week. You’ve already been acclimating. Perhaps you’ve newly discovered the quiet joys of going inward. The second month of autumn is an auspicious time for drawing closer to the inner self. Fall is the season to call back and re-organize the loose, outward-flowing patterns that flourished in the warmer months. Like the turning leaves, something within you is changing colors. Perhaps a subtle new desire has flushed to the surface. What is it? However you name it, in Scorpio’s season, the way to proceed is by releasing something first. Purge. Burn. Release. That is the essential ritual, the proper offering to Scorpio.
Think back on your own life. Has this been true for you? Have you had the kind of potent transformation that required letting go of something you didn’t want to release? Years ago, when I was at the tail end of a painful divorce, I discovered how powerful Scorpio’s purges can be. One of the last gifts my husband had given me—a little desk terrarium—was inadvertently damaged by a co-worker. I collapsed into such overwhelming grief, even I was surprised. Wasn’t I done with this yet? After so many months of anger, loneliness and tears, I was still holding on to the marriage. With a friend as support and my shoulders shaking with grief, I performed a ritual of letting go: I threw my ex-husband’s last gift into the parking lot dumpster.
From such small acts of release, our lives transform. The next day was startling: I met somebody new. I fell in love! I met the man who five years later would father my son. Room for new futures is made whenever we let go. The waning Moon invites us monthly to clear space and release attachments that no longer serve, but this work is especially significant throughout Scorpio’s season. As the days shorten, the air cools, and the geese fly south; as we take ourselves indoors, wear warmer clothes, and eat heartier foods, we can resist or go willingly into nature’s plan for us–to go inward now and renew our souls, clearing the way for future joys.
Most of the releasing is done in our heads–our minds, supple as they can be, have a strong capacity to cling. That’s when supportive rituals can help to break us free. I love the Green Fire ritual–learn more here.
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