SCORPIO Rebirth FULL MOON, Earth Day April 21-22
“and the earth will rise again.”
a shorter version of this article was published on the Cosmic Intelligence Agency site
The FULL MOON IN SCORPIO’s Energy is in effect for three days.
This Scorpio Full Moon packs a lot of significance into it. More than usual. It is the smallest full moon of the year, a micro-moon. It features the SUN at 2 degrees Taurus which is the Moon’s most exalted degree, elevating our gut instincts, high tides and our innate intuitions to their highest levels.
In the sign of SCORPIO this Full Moon is in fixed mode, yet all about change, releasing, letting go, death, decomposition, transformation and rebirth.
It is EARTH DAY APRIL 22 and the Full Moon occurs this day East of PDT. Scorpio is a water sign and water is of great necessity and we are 70% water ourselves. We need to turn our attention to what is dying in the world’s oceans and what we can do to revive Pachamama or Mother Earth. Drought and flooding from climate change is wreaking havoc. The Australian Coral Reefs are 90% bleached. Radiation leakage from Fukushima is killing many mammals. Leaching of chemicals into water reservoirs and tables damages all life in many forms.
It is also the Jewish Festival of Passover, one of the most important observances in the Jewish Calendar. The ritual of remembering how the Jewish people were slaves for 300 years in Egypt and Moses guiding them to freedom is an important mythology for all of us.
Scorpio is a sign associated with power and control. What do we need to free ourselves from at this Scorpio Full Moon? The annual Scorpio Full Moons activate instinctive, sexual and hormonal, energies along with the Tides. Scorpio, the 8th sign governs the sex organs, obsession, control, money, death, rebirth, recycling, depth psychology, our shadows, secrets, mysteries, resources, gifts from the dead, metaphysics and tantric union.
This Full Moon coincides with the Hindu festival of Hanuman, a very important deity. He is the Monkey faced God mentioned in the Ancient story of the Ramayana. In the Chinese Year of the Fire Monkey I find the synchronicity fascinating.
Hanuman has many long and colorful stories. Hanuman has mang magical powers or siddhis. He is one of the few persons, human or divine who cannot be adversely affected by planet Saturn called Shani in Vedic Astrology. Devotees of Hanuman receive the same protection by reciting his mantras, to protect them against demons and other negative energies. Call upon Hanuman if you need this protection and to protect the earth herself.
Scorpio as symbol of death is also related to the Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhist deity Vajra Yogini, who, like Kali, wears a necklace of skulls, carries a shell of menstrual blood, and a knife to cut off the ego. She is depicted as a naked sixteen years old girl blazing with sexual energy who uses that kundalini force as an obsession for becoming enlightened. Vajra Yogini clears all past karmas, all Scorpio-like obsessions with suicide, depression, pain, self-loathing, darkness. You can call upon her to help you.
SCORPIO is associated with the Major Arcana in the Tarot of DEATH #13
MARS and PLUTO both co-rulers of Scorpio are now moving Retrograde inviting us to tune deeply within our SOULS taking us deeper looking back on the path we have trod to get to now.
This Full Moon is chock full of shock and awe as VENUS, TAURUS’S ruling planet is conjunct to URANUS in ARIES. The aspect is exact 15 ½ hours after the Full Moon at 21+ degrees of Aries. Both the Goddess of love and the revolutionary catalyst of Light and chaos, Uranus form a square to PLUTO in Capricorn. Yes, we are re-invoking the Cardinal Crosses once again. What we thought was over is not. Both Mars and Pluto’s retrograde informs us that there is unfinished business with our resources, tools, our physical bodies and self-esteem before we can rise from the dead when Mars and Pluto both go direct on June 29th and September 26, respectively.
Change is the name of the game. Venus in Aries is the Amazon warrioress and the Divine Feminine, not limited to women only is changing the way technology, innovation, higher consciousness and a new game plane are evolving in the world.
Celtic TREE Mythology: Scorpio is associated with the willow tree. The Willow forms the wicker or Wicca man who is sacrificed on the fire on Beltane May 1st.
SCORPIO FULL MOON MEDITATION:
The snake is a primordial symbol of change, long associated with women, the menstrual cycle, kundalini energy and death and rebirth. If you are afraid of snakes, and many people are, you will have to work through this fear now. Trust in this process, it may work miracles for you in so many ways. Call upon the Gods and Goddesses to help you.
Minerals for SCORPIO
Moldavite, Kunzite, Labradorite, malachite, Moonstones, Ruby, garnets, red corral for Mars.
Set up an alter or sacred meditation space.
You will need to have bowls of water to meditate or scry over.
Frankincense, Galangal, Pine Resin, myrrh, clove oil and violet.
Put on quiet Tibetan Buddhist monks chanting meditation music.
You can pre-record these instructions with pauses to listen to as you do the meditation.
Begin by smudging yourself first.
Light your candles. One for each direction. I always work EAST to SOUTH to WEST TO NORTH. Always move clockwise. Call in the four elements and the four direction into your sacred circle.
Call in the four Archangels, Michael, Gabriel, Ariel, Raphael in the same order.
Center yourself by breathing, sit or lie down. Lying down is very effective to connect with Scorpio energy. You can do this ritual outdoors. Best to do this with your eyes closed.
Choose to work on what you wish to transform, let go of and shed like a skin in order to grow.
Begin to breathe, slowly and focus your attention on your pelvic area and sexual organs. Breathe into your root chakra whose colors is RED. Keep breathing naturally until you feel the chakra heating up, to tingle and pulsate. If you don’t sense this, it’s OK just keep breathing and using your intention and your imagination. Visualize a small fire. This is your own kundalini snake/sexual energy you are feeling.
Then send your breath and your intention down from your root chakra into the earth. Send it past rocks, and crystals, deep down into the very heart flame of Mother Earth in the Underworld. It is safe, dark, moist, hot, mysterious and full of power.
Feel the connection with the Kundalini serpent power of the earth. Ask the earth energy for help in transforming, understanding and letting go of any issue, aspect or situation in your life which is keeping you from growing. Wait, breathe, stay with whatever comes up; keep your intention clear. You may meet a guide, an animal, or something you have never imagined before. Stay calm in your breathing and allow the sensation, scene or action to play out. Even if nothing appears to be happening, it’s OK. something is going on which is invisible but still real. Your higher self knows this. Ask for a symbol, word, color or sign to bring back with you. Stay with it. Give thanks to the chthonic ancient power of the underworld for your gift. Then in your own time, bring your attention back up from the core of the earth to your own body and root chakra.
Breathe and slowly move your breath up from the base chakra up, one at a time, slowly opening and expanding each chakra with your breath from the root to the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, until you get to the top the crown chakra. Breathe out of top of the crown chakra. Feel your central chakra channel expand and stay centered. At each breath feel the transformational power of the snake within your breath transforming you from your core. Stretch your body. Move your body like a snake. If you do yoga you can move into Cobra position.
Now see, sense and feel yourself shedding your skin, watch it peeling off you like a sunburn naturally and easily as you breathe. Slip out of your old skin of limiting beliefs and feel a brand new skin revealed. This is your rebirth. You have shed the old you.
From this newly transformed place think about how you can use your newly vitalized reborn self wisely. Feel the freedom, the aliveness, the new you. Slither and dance a celebratory snake dance. The impulse may be to go out and connect with others but its best to stay within this new skin and let it settle on you.
Record whatever thoughts and feelings on your phone or on paper. Pay attention to your dreams during the 3 days of the Full Moon.
Listen to your instinctual snake wisdom, it is as ancient as the earth itself.
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