There are a few things I would rather be doing right now (sleeping and sleeping:) but I feel a strong compulsion to write and share my ramblings about the coming Scorpio Full Moon on Monday 4th May, exact at 3:42 am UT/GMT.
In Native American lore April’s Full Moon is called Planter’s Moon, Pink Moon, Do Nothing Moon and Big Wind Moon, to name a few. The Scorpio Full Moon is Wesak, the legendary time of Buddha’s return. In Chinese Astrology this is the Dragon Full Moon, and in Celtic Astrology it is the Ngetal/Reed Full Moon whose symbols are the white hound and the stone. In both Modern Western and Modern Celtic Astrology this Full Moon is ruled by Pluto.
Scorpio’s waters are deep, dark and oftentimes feel murky. We are feeling within the realms of the subconscious. At Scorpio Full Moon buried emotions and psychological impulses surface, sometimes very unexpectedly, into our conscious awareness. In other words a spotlight shines on a deeper truth behind our impulses, compulsions, emotions and thoughts. Scorpio probes deep. Scorpio and it’s planetary ruler, Pluto, rule the underworld and transformation. We may find this Scorpio Full Moon illuminates our transformation so that we may appreciate how far we have come and make a leap forward.
At New Moon seeds are sewn from both our conscious wishes and our subconscious and unconscious dreams and desires. At Full Moon we see what we have sewn. What is rising into our conscious awareness from our inner depths at this time?
I am reading “Yesterday’s Sky: Astrology and Reincarnation,” by Steven Forrest. The process of understanding my chart’s deeper meaning, in terms of past-life issues which have been restricting me this life, at least on an emotional level, is proving to be very transformational. The impulse to dig to a deeper level of self-understanding is very Plutonic and Scorpionic. I am discovering that everything I have ever felt, thought and remembered about my previous life-times is in my birth chart. This is illuminating and confirming the depth of my self-perception and understanding over decades which is wonderful as I had started to question if perhaps I had been accessing collective memories rather than personal past-life experiences. I feel transformed and empowered at this Full Moon and it feels crystal clear to me that the only way through to fulfilling my destiny and embodying my full-potential is to be in a state of super awareness and consciousness in every moment. It’s a huge ask but I feel this is the same for many… The Scorpio Full Moon is in perfect time.
In between writing this, I am watching “Selma,” a movie which chronicles, in part, Martin Luther King’s Civil Rights Movement. I was already thinking deeply about my purpose and what raising consciousness means to me when King was quoted in the movie as saying something like, “we need to raise white consciousness if we want racial equality.” What does raising consciousness mean to you and what is its purpose in a broader spiritual sense? What can we hope to achieve as the old world gives birth to the new? Will the new be a creation of elevated consciousness or the creation of unhealed deeply buried and subconscious psychological impulses? What is the Scorpio Full Moon illuminating for you so that you may raise your consciousness even further? When we raise our consciousness we contribute to the raising of the collective consciousness…
Last weekend (the weekend of the First Quarter Moon) while I would have liked to have been sleeping soundly, I was both wide awake and feeling expanded. Part of me would like to keep the experience to myself but I also feel it’s important I share the possibilities, the grace we are being afforded at this time, as well as expressing gratitude for the period of personal grace we were all given, which has come to a completion so that we may level- up, step-up, or man-up (a sporting expression and a line in the closing credits track in Selma).
Whether we have been aware or not, we have experienced a period of grace where all were given the opportunity to experience raised states of consciousness and receive information that may have otherwise been beyond our state of consciousness and awareness. Doors were unlocked and left wide open for us to walk through energetically. The doors are still wide open, but in order to stand on our own feet in self-achieved expanded states of awareness, our support structure has completely shifted. The purpose of this period of grace was to demonstrate, from within, what we needed to align with to be whole, healed, aware and a more expanded being. When this period abated or abates we may experience anything from feeling abandoned, to dead inside, to understanding that the training wheels are off and perhaps even being excited at coming into our own empowerment. We each experience this at a different moment in time for reasons that are complex and beyond me to explain in his moment.
After the Full Moon, light begins to wane and there is a break-down of what is no longer useful or relevant. The forces of creation and the forces of destruction are one due to the cyclic nature of energy. Like the dark and the shadow, destruction is feared. Like the light, creation is held in high esteem. Yet, light cannot exist without dark and creation is made possible through transformation of energy. Nothing is ever really destroyed, rather, energy has been transformed. The breakdown of energy which is to be transformed, is oftentimes experienced as a form of destruction, no matter how gentle.
Last week I heard the words, “I feel like destroying something, I feel like getting even with those who have caused harm…” Gentle words were spoken to the likes of the Fates, the Furies, Shiva, Kali, or whatever we may call the Goddesses and Gods of Divine Retribution, Karma and Destruction. Personal vendettas and vengeance for its own sake will not be supported. The priority is that Mother Earth and her inhabitants shift as gently as possible. Apparently spontaneous collective consciousness raising is set for the coming months and will take place in unprecedented ways. In honour of Mother Earth’s wishes I will call the cyclic transformation of energy, deconstruction and construction, rather than destruction and creation.
The Earth Keepers continue to dance through time. We are invited to join the party at any moment and we may leave at any moment. We dance to support Mother Earth’s shifts and to assist the conscious creation of the new where each being is valued and celebrated purely for being, and no being is in need of nourishment; Body, mind or spirit.
Our personal objectives will be supported when they serve the greater good and Mother Earth’s plan and our true purpose and destiny. Greedy personal gain, at the expense of Mother Earth and her inhabitants health and well-being, will likely fail because the collective consciousness will be elevated to such an extent that support will simply and gently be withdrawn. Liars and cheats will be exposed and their former methods no longer tolerated. I believe we will be gentle as these shifts take place, understanding that once old behaviours have been released we will not hold others, or ourselves, to what they/we were, rather, we will believe in all the wonderful that we and others are capable of, and we will embody this from that moment forth, in all directions of time, across all states of awareness and dimensions.
Lastly, a timeline, of sorts… I saw within the boughs of the Willow tree, two sea serpents and their cosmic egg at a Full Moon. The new was birthed as though from a woman whose thighs were the two branches of a Willow tree. In Celtic Mythology the Willow Tree was the first tree and the Sea Dragon’s egg, contained within its boughs, gave birth to the Cosmos and the Earth. The last New Moon was both the Aries and Willow New Moon. The Willow Full Moon is late in the year, and I expect it will be a time when the new will be seen and experienced as never before.
Let’s celebrate what is rising from the depths of our beings and into our awareness at this Full Moon.
The party is in full swing, we only have to remember our eternal invitation to attend and celebrate together; Both the deconstruction of what no longer serves Mother Earth’s plan, and the construction of what does.
Let’s dance!!! LOVE!!!!!!!!!!