We all hold onto lifetimes of pain. Memories. Resentments. Reactions to events that caused us suffering. Emotional patterns that become ruts, developed over decades.
We all hold within us every capacity to heal. Recover. Renew. Transform our sorrows into wells of sweetness to draw upon. Give from. Live from. Build a life of love from.
We are all here to learn the difference between the two.
An old wound reawakened will taunt us into believing that our worst fears are true. Telling us that nothing will ever change. Gathering evidence against our progress. It says, “See. I told you so.”
In these moments we can forget to witness our lives from a broader perspective. We can forget that being triggered by something in the present can easily have us hurdling back through time, landing in an emotional pattern from the past. We can forget that being temporarily swallowed by old feelings is an incredibly important and necessary aspect of our growth.
An old wound reawakened is an opportunity to consciously help ourselves through a difficult passage. To help ourselves learn a new strategy. A new response. A new way of working through this reality.
We are not as powerless as we once were.
The new moon in Scorpio arrives on November 18th at 3:42 AM PT.
Scorpio is unwaveringly connected to its own sources of power. It asks for nothing but every ounce of emotional honesty that we’ve got. It does not sugar coat the truth. It does not shy away from the intensity of the moment. It does not cower in the face of a challenge.
It bears down.
It has the stamina to get to the heart of the matter. What some might call an obsession with the truth. No matter the consequences, Scorpio will dig through and into what most would spend their life avoiding. Scorpio holds the horror, the shadow, the refused, forgotten and the feelings of betrayal. Scorpio is a repository for all things that the collective shuns from consciousness. Scorpio reminds us of what we have tried to leave behind. Divorce ourselves from. Wash ourselves clean of.
But what we reject within ourselves holds a piece of our humanity. Everything in us is connected. From the praiseworthy to our greatest disgrace. We have to leave room for all of it.
We reclaim our power overtime if we refuse to deny the truth.
Sitting with Venus and Jupiter, this new moon wants to help us transmute poisons into potions for our transformation. Venus is the planet of love. The bringer of bonding. When in Scorpio, Venus knows that love requires us to be tough and tender. Love demands the entirety of us. It requires that we go through underworlds if we want to experience the highs of healing that love’s transformations can bring.
Sitting with Jupiter this new moon will expand, magnify and multiply whatever it is we are focused on healing. Whatever heartbreak we have held onto. Whatever response to pain that we are consciously trying to unlearn.
The ruler of this new moon, Mars, is in a tense square to Pluto, asking us to purge the power dynamics that we play into. The ones that prevent us from our own healing. That distract us from our agency. That keep us playing in the small fields of pettiness instead of the wide open spaces of providence.
May this new moon imbue us with the psychic, emotional and spiritual strength needed to step into our power. Name what is true for us. Reclaim what we have rejected within us. So that we might integrate a little more of ourselves into our lives, this moment and this world.
New moon blessings.