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SCORPIO Energy of the Month
Discernment Is the Tool
That Will Help Us
Understand Our Psyches,
Face Our Life Challenges and
Make Our Way through the
Darkness of Unknowing
This month’s theme is:
POWER, CREATION & KARMA
Scorpio asks: What will you create? Pluto asks: What is your Mission? in Capricorn: What is your Purpose? How will you access this powerful shape-shifting energy this month? Caroline W. Casey says, “The undercover [Scorpio] Self is the shape-shifting part of us that assumes whatever guises are necessary to best serve our mission.” There is a point of no return, when you finally COMMIT TO CHANGE so that you can live more Authentically because you have now crossed that line where you are more uncomfortable where you are, than fearful of where you’re going.
Scorpio energy conjures so many visuals for me …
• Phoenix from the ashes
• Purification by fire and/or water
• Inevitable change
• Sacrifice of the old to birth the new
• Making the taboo sacred
• Death, rebirth & transformation
• Touring the Underworld
• Delving deeply into the SoulSelf
It takes a tremendous amount of pressure, extreme temperature, and a certain amount of time for coal to transform into diamond. This time of year, as I cross paths with people in the world, I am always reminded of an analogy I learned from Wayne Dyer: Under pressure, whatever is INSIDE – comes OUT. He used the example of an orange. When you squeeze an orange, what comes out? (Juice) Does it matter how you squeeze it? when you squeeze it? what you squeeze it with? NO … it doesn’t matter, juice (what’s inside) is always going to come out. Right now, EVERYONE is feeling major pressure in one or more areas of life. The key is to extend the patience and compassion you would like to receive, as you too navigate the current transformation.
Also, I’d like to remind you that all pressure is not necessarily a “dark or negative” thing. Some of you have amazing opportunities presenting themselves at this time and are experiencing the exhilaration, but also the “pressure”, to shine ~ to rise to the occasion and fulfill your potential in this moment. That too can be overwhelming and uncomfortable as you are moving into the unknown in a whole different way.
QUESTIONS TO CONTEMPLATE ~ As you head into the unknown, here are some things to seriously contemplate if/when they bubble to the surface …
• Are your intentions pure?
• Are they from a place of Light?
• What and why do you want to change?
• What and why do you resist change?
• What part of you has to be sacrificed so that you can express another part of you?
• What do you have to let go of in order to embrace something else?
• What IN YOU is dying?
• What IN YOU is being reborn?
• Will you allow a necessary gestation period?
• Or will you be born premature?
• Can you trust in the Divine Timing of all things?
• When and where do you feel most powerless?
• When and where do you attempt to control that which cannot be controlled?
• What are you gripping so tightly that you have squeezed the life out of it?
• What part of you or your life do you think you cannot possibly live without?
From Caroline Casey’s Making the Gods Work for You, “Pluto works in 3 phases: the predominant movement will be from disruption – descent – to not-knowing – to authentic rebirth. The more we cooperate with the process, the faster we move through the sequence.” Honor the current disruptions in your life, they are communicating very important messages. And at this time, when the veil between the visible and invisible worlds is thinnest, you have access to more resources than usual. Asking the question invites the answer … be still and listen before taking any specific action toward manifesting your deepest desires. We have access to tremendously powerful creative energy at this time, use it wisely.
Poem from The Essential Rumi Translations by Coleman Barks w. John Moyne
Chickpea to Cook ~
A chickpea leaps almost over the rim of the pot where it’s being boiled.
“Why are you doing this to me?”
The cook knocks him down with the ladle.
“Don’t you try to jump out. You think I’m torturing you, I’m giving you flavor, so you can mix with spices and rice and be the lovely vitality of a human being. Remember when you drank rain in the garden. That was for this.”
Grace first. Sexual pleasure, then a boiling new life begins, and the Friend has something good to eat.
Eventually the chickpea will say to the cook, “Boil me some more. Hit me with the skimming spoon. I can’t do this by myself. I’m like an elephant that dreams of gardens back in Hindustan and doesn’t pay attention to his driver. You’re my cook, my driver, my way into existence. I love your cooking.”
The cook says, “I was once like you, fresh from the ground. Then I boiled in time, and boiled in the body, two fierce boilings. My animal soul grew powerful. I controlled it with practices, and boiled it some more, and boiled once beyond that, and became your teacher.”
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