May’s Full Moon in Scorpio (11th May 3.45am AWST) invites us to become more recognisant of death as an imperative transformational phase in the cycle of life ~ though we shy away from its implications (apparent finality, pain, loss, sorrow) there might be more to it than meets the eye
Scorpio and its modern ruler Pluto are often associated with death, not limited to physical death but the many endings+losses we experience as part of life ~ often resisted and struggled against as we fight to retain or regain control…
We can become so caught up in being “right” and in winning battles that we identify as being necessary and righteous, but truly nothing is gained from victories of this kind. It never feels good to “win” by force. And when it comes down to what really matters, does it really matter?
The traditional ruler of Scorpio is Mars ~ an inwardly expressed Mars (via the yin sign of Scorpio) is a force to be reckoned with, and wholly dependent upon our own willingness to work with energy transformation…
Do we choose fear (anger rage resentment frustration aggression)
or courage (assertiveness will confidence independence right action)?
How easy it is to condemn others, to wash our hands of any culpability for the problems we encounter, to point and shake our heads at those people; that hysterical woman, aloof man, dysfunctional neighbours…
Evil-doers abound, and thus so do chances for us to shirk our responsibilities and scapegoat perpetually…
For as long as we insist upon foisting our own shadows on others, we remain at the mercy of our unconscious power. Blaming instantly transports us to victimhood, a place that renders us impotent+lame frustrated+struggling. But as we confront the uncomfortable truth ~ this mess is our own ~ we recognise that all our experiences contain potential for transformation ~ alchemy ~ lead > gold
We might turn unpleasant experience into something for which we can be truly grateful. We might honour loss with life lived more wholeheartedly
Becoming the butterfly
This change occurs within the space that is grace, and we access it from a point of reverence humility faith
This week, when our defences may be up, our wit is sharp and our tongues are sharper, we do well to look within for ways to resolve our problems. No matter how clever our arguments might seem, or how justified we feel in our rigidity, Scorpio knows that the truth sets us free
and the truth is that we are all made of pure love
and when we let it flow through us, miracles occur. Nothing less.