Full Moon Meditation – Scorpio 2018

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Full Moon Meditation – Scorpio 2018

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Exploring the Darkness and the Light

Explore Your Underworld

This month the sun entered the sign of Scorpio just one day before the full moon on October 24th. In this Scorpio/Taurus polarity we meet the dichotomy of the darkness and the light. Scorpio invites us to travel into our depths, into the underworld to meet our shadow selves. If we traverse that journey with integrity and clarity we emerge into the illuminating presence of our true essence. The bull’s eye of Taurus literally “lights up” all our darkness and transforms it into sacred energy, to be used for a higher purpose.

This is the path of the evolved Scorpio. “Warrior am I and from the battle I emerge triumphant” is the mantram that is used for this illumined Scorpio. We are asked to do battle with our lower selves, our ego, the unredeemed parts of ourselves that usually hang out in the underworld. Once these unfinished parts of ourselves are recognized, accepted and held in the cauldron of a loving heart, transformation is possible. And this is the Scorpio journey. We are tested, we have trials, but we emerge triumphant.

Learning to Practice Death

The Scorpio season has sometimes been labeled the “season of dying”, because we are entering the winter months where the old dies and goes into hibernation until the light of the sun returns in the spring to bring forth the new growth. And it is true that if we are to make this journey successfully something within us must die to give way for whatever new is waiting to be born. Scorpio is the sign of death and rebirth.

On October 22 we began our Scorpio season. The sun entered the sign of Scorpio on this day and this month there are two other planets that will greatly intensify this Scorpio energy. Jupiter the planet of growth and expansion has been in Scorpio for almost a year, bringing us a magnification of everything in need of healing. It will end it’s time in Scorpio and move into Sagittarrius on Nov. 7. Venus in Scorpio brings an intensity to all our love relationships. With all of this Scorpio energy floating around we need to be more mindful of whatever tendencies we have to act out the lower octave of Scorpio, which is symbolized by the Scorpion. We may be tempted to use our stinger this month if we feel wounded and in need of psychic protection. If we are operating at a higher level, we will courageously face our pain and meet it with an open heart.

Earthy Disruption

The main astrological influence of this full moon is the conjunction of Taurus and Uranus. We recognize the planet Uranus as the energy that shakes things up, that forces us out of our comfort zone. We may be inclined to impulsive reactions with this configuration because Uranus can bring disruption and change, and its unpredictability can create tension and uncertainty, thus tempting us to act out in unhealthy ways. This is a good time to stand firm and strong in your own power and sacredness.

Venus, as we mentioned, is also a player in this mix and with her focus on relationships and finances. She asks us to be cautious in our communications this month with those that we are close to.

Finding Strength and Patience

Saturn is in a harmonious relationship to Uranus this month which may balance things out a bit. Saturn can bring some stability to the volatility of Uranus and make whatever changes may occur, less disruptive. The unexpected events having to do with love and money may prove to be opportunities that will have long lasting positive results.

Saturn is also in a positive relationship to the moon giving us the patience and emotional strength to handle whatever sensitive or difficult issues might arise in our relationships.

The positive aspects of this strong Uranus energy is that it is there to crack us open if we have become too stuck or rigid. So even though it may not be pleasant, it serves a positive purpose.

Energetic Release

Scorpio is a fixed, water sign so when this stuck-ness occurs in the emotional realm we can freeze up emotionally. Nothing moves when we are frozen, we just defend and cover up and repress our wounded-ness. Uranus is there to jolt us into awareness. Once we break through the resistance, energy is released that can bring more vitality to ourselves and new energy to our relationships.  Questions to bring into meditation:

Am I willing to face the darkness within me in order to heal and transform?

What might I be holding onto that is preventing me from feeling more vital and alive?

These are the questions we will take into our meditation.

Full Moon Scorpio

Full Moon in Scorpio

The Meditation

To begin our meditation today please make sure you are seated comfortably, with the spine relatively erect. Begin to gently focus on the breath, breathing slowly and rhythmically. Let the nervous system carry the message of relaxation to every organ, muscle, tendon, ligament, bones, skeletal system and cells.

Feel the body as it lets go and enters a deep state of relaxation. (pause) Now let us breathe into the emotional body, feeling the emotions become calm like a still lake. (pause) Then let us send our breath to the mind, asking for the busy mind to become quiescent and still. From this place of alignment let us breathe into our heart the color of Scorpio, scarlet red. See this color as a mist that descends into the room and breathe it into your heart. (pause)

Feel the heart as it receives this passionate, vibrant energy. Allow this feeling of aliveness to penetrate every cell of your body. Feel this energy as courage. Feel yourself become the Scorpio warrior. “Warrior am I, and from the battle I emerge triumphant” This is the Scorpio journey. From all the tests, and trials this energy presents to us we will emerge victorious.

Now in your imagination see yourself in a place of great beauty. Perhaps someplace you have actually been or just someplace you can imagine. See yourself there, as clearly as possible. Look around and notice your surroundings. This is a sacred place that is protected and safe and yours alone. Feel yourself settle into the beauty. Notice the aroma in the air. Is there the sweet smell of flowers, or the crisp smell of autumn?

Notice that the temperature is just right for you, so you are comfortable and at ease. Do you hear any sounds in this place? Now feeling yourself fully there, in this sacred space, look around until you see a path off in the distance. Start walking toward this path and follow it as it winds through a gentle forest. Eventually you come to an opening that looks like a cave. Notice that this cave is large enough to allow you to walk into it easily. Once inside the cave you notice a stairway leading down into the center of the earth.

The stairway is lit by candles attached to the walls and you easily make your way down to the bottom where you see a beautiful door. When you walk through the doorway you see a room that is dimly lit but you notice a chair in the middle that has been prepared just for you. You go and sit in this chair and feel your allies surround you. All those beings that work with you from the unseen worlds. They are here to assist you.

Now close your eyes and go gently within. Reflect for a few minutes on what you perceive is the darkness within you. Where are those places that keep you stuck in unhealthy ways? Bring to mind one or two patterns or beliefs or behaviors that you sense are ready to be transformed. State your willingness to release them and ask your allies to assist you in this letting go process. Give it as much time as you need. You may or may not feel an actual release take place, but know that those dark places have been filled with the light of your intention and the potential for a complete healing is now possible.

When you are ready send your gratitude to your allies, and to the spirit of this sacred space and begin your journey back to your special place of beauty. Notice when you arrive if everything looks brighter, more alive and vibrant. Know that something has been cleared away within you, allowing you now to feel more fully that Scorpionic energy of the warrior.

Bring yourself slowly back now to the room in which you are sitting. Take a moment to feel yourself fully back. Perhaps wiggle your toes and move your arms and hands around. See yourself connected deeply to the earth and feel that energy grounding you. When you are ready open your eyes.

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By |2018-10-25T03:41:25+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Astrology, Full Moon, Karen Johannsen|0 Comments

About the Author:

Karen Johannsen holds a Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Psychology. She spent many years as an elementary school teacher before entering the field of psychology where she was in private practice for over 25 years. She retired in 2014 to write her book and create the card deck called Full Moon Magic. Karen has been a student of the ageless wisdom teachings since 1985 and has studied astrology under Michael Robbins and Heidi Robbins. She has been holding full moon ceremonies in her home and at the Theosophical Society in Seattle since 2002. Visit her websites, The One Heart and My Gentle Musings.

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