A shorter version of this article was published on the Cosmic Intelligence agency site, I am Agent 129
Seems like many moons ago since last Full Moon which was the Total Lunar Libra Eclipse Blood Moon on April 4th doesn’t it?
The Moon pulls the tides and our emotions and deepest unconscious primal feelings. All full moons intensify this. A SCORPIO FULL MOON = INTENSE Dark Full Moon.
This Annual Scorpio Full Moon is at 13+ degrees , @ 8:42 pm PDT/ 11:42 pm EDT/ May 4, 3:42 am GMT
Scorpio Full Moons activate instinctive, sexual and hormonal, energies. Scorpio, the 8th sign governs the sex organs, power, obsession, control, money, death, rebirth, recycling, depth psychology, secrets, mysteries, resources, gifts from the dead, metaphysics and tantric union.
Scorpio is ruled by Mars ,where it is debilitated by being in Taurus’s sign now. Scorpio is co-ruled by Pluto in Capricorn, newly Retrograde @ 15+ degrees Cardinal earth sign where it is more powerful.
The Moon at 13 degrees Scorpio is caught between the Fixed Stars Acrux and the Southern Scales. Caught between the Cross of Matter and the Scales of Justice seems like a totally apt description of where we are at right now.
Jupiter in LEO is tightly squaring the Sun and Moon with Juno, Goddess of Feminine genius at his side. Imagine a big Hollywood Producer with a beautiful babe who is super intelligent like Hedy Lammar the German born star who with musical composer George Antheil, invented a device during World War II that became the basis for Wi-Fi, GPS and certain cordless and wireless phones. Power beauty and brains is the axis of this Full Moon. Remember that.
Venus is at 25+ degrees Gemini, symbolizing our values about the duality of our natures, is in close opposition to the Galactic Center and conjunct to the NORTH STAR, POLARIS- the highest directions.
Chiron at 20 degrees Pisces is square to Venus in Gemini and they are symbolizing and reflecting the current plethora of dialogue about Bruce Jenner’s sex change and the wounds of those who have had to submerge, hide and been outcast for being sexually different. All of that energy is also being magnified at this Full Moon.
SCORPIO is all about the bass, depths, rebirth and transformation.
SCORPIO rules the darkest black hole, the grave, fear, intense emotions, orgasm, the darkest secret caves, the shadows of the psyche.
Scorpio is also symbolized by the great anaconda snake spirit guardian who eats the participant in an ayahuasca sacred plant medicine ceremony. Scorpio is an all-consuming, all-powerful, snake shedding soul initiation.
This Full Moon also celebrates one of the most important festivals in the Buddhist calendar, Wesak, celebrating the Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death. We want to assimilate the transformation of the Buddha’s life as our own. Meditating on death, rot and decay is real and a metaphor of our own vulnerability and the fragility of life, and on the rot and decay on the world at large. This is a major part of Buddhist practice. Scorpio recycles refuse, garbage and decay into new energy.
Scorpio is also like the Great Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhist Vajrayogini, who, like Kali, wears a necklace of skulls and carries a shell of blood, and a knife,she is depicted as a naked 16 years old girl blazing sexual energy and obsessed with becoming enlightened. Vajrayogini clears all past karma, all Scorpio-like obsessions with suicide, depression, pain, self-loathing, darkness. You can call upon her to help you.
SCORPIO is associated with the Tarot Trump of DEATH #13 in the TAROT
In the Minor Cards the 6 of cups is the minor card associated with 13+ degrees of Scorpio.
In the COURT CARDS The Knight of Cups covers the 14th degree of Scorpio.
if you have a traditional Tarot deck then pull out these cards to act as Guides and Mascots for this meditation.
Colors: green-blue and red for Mars.
The MOON’s color is silver. Use silver candle stick holder or put dimes or quarters on the alter and wear silver jewelry.
Scorpio rules the sex organs, bladder and urinary tract,kidneys, pelvis, perineum, prostrate, uterus, sperm.
Sound ; G SHARP
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.
SET UP YOUR SCORPIO FULL MOON MEDITATION RITUAL
If you are afraid of snakes and many people are, you will have to work through this exact fear now. Trust in this process, it may work miracles for you in so many ways. This can be very healing for women with menstrual issues.
Minerals for SCORPIO and Mars
Moldavite, Kunzite, Labradorite, malachite, Moonstones, Ruby, or garnets or red corral for Mars
Set up an alter or sacred meditation space.
I would recommend water in bowls.
Frankincense, Galangal and Pine Resin,myrhh, 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.
You can choose to work on a specific area that you wish to transform in your life, letting it go and shedding it like a skin in order to grow.
Meditate and begin to breathe, and sense your pelvic area and sexual organs. Breathe into them, into your root chakra whose colors is RED. Keep breathing naturally until you begin to 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. This is your own kundalini snake/sexual energy you are feeling.
Then send your breath down from the root chakra into the earth. Send your breath down past rocks, and crystals, deep down into the very bowels of Mother Earth to the Underworld. It is safe, dark, moist, hot and mysterious and full of power.
Feel the connection with the Kundalini serpent power of the earth. Ask the serpentine 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, its 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 and ask 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.
Listen to your instinctual snake wisdom,it is as ancient as the earth itself.
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SLIP SLIDING AWAY_ Paul SIMON