Monday, November 13 at 1:27AM Pacific is the New Moon in Scorpio. Scorpio is a very spiritual sign that goes deep into things causing growth to allow death and rebirth. Letting go of what doesn’t work and allowing new ideas and actions to create what it is we really want. We must let go of the old to replace it with the new.
We have just finished an eclipse that was all about letting go of the past for healing and has transformed us. Dr. Michael Lennox says “because of having just completed this cycle, this is a time for incremental movement toward change moving forward. But with the New Moon in Scorpio (death & rebirth) & Uranus present (the great eliminator, sudden, unexpected change) we can expect there will continue to be energies of death and change.” This is a good time to better learn to accept change and set intentions toward trusting in your intuition/Spirit for your guidance in managing the change that is before us. Winter is symbolic of shorter days, longer nights and things dying. It is acknowledging the hidden things we don’t want to know within ourselves. This New Moon is inevitable to present us with shadow work (lessons) and produce change/death. Intentions on how to navigate the unwanted or unexpected change, would be a good focus to include in your intentions as well.
These past few weeks I have been dealing with rescuing 2 dogs in a shelter amongst limited free time because of the pressures of a busy time at work. Every day I talked to the shelter, the story of when they were available changed along with many unknowns. Through this process, my mind would get ahead of today or drop me into the past creating anxiety and resistance, leading to stress. The mind and emotions are seeking control over the uncontrollable. The only good thing that has come from it, was recognizing the unproductive patterns awakening me to move toward creating positive change forward. This experience has led me to turn to my intuition, my higher knowing and trust what I perceive for guidance. To get out of my head and emotions and perceive my steps forward trusting what I know, how to flow with the unexpected turns and what situations to avoid. To feel solid in my plan and know what is best for all involved will be, while trusting the unknown outcome. This NM is about trusting and flowing through the ebbs with the knowledge Spirit is your lifetime partner in all situations. Your co-creator that guides you to your truth in situations. It feels to me like the answer I have been looking for to reduce my anxiety and stress of the unknown is to put my mind/emotions to rest. As they have not been the answers, but only the instigators! Collette Baron-Reid suggests “ we define what happiness means to us. To recognize when we are going through the lessons in life we can still be happy in the fulfillment and meaning of learning. Happiness is not just an emotion and does not determine how we feel.” Happiness is a much bigger picture than our emotions at any given day and more in line with the satisfaction of how we live and conduct our lives..
Let’s draw a card from “The Good Tarot” deck by Collette Baron-Reid. I like this deck because it speaks in positive affirmations and at the New Moon in setting intentions, that is perfect. The question for this New Moon is “how can we manage this time of deep, unwanted or sudden time of change with grace and wisdom?” I drew the “10 of Water”, the meaning of this card is serenity, peace, good fortune & well-being. The affirmation is: All is well with the world and with me. Well-being is my natural state. Everything I need comes to me easily and effortlessly. I feel joy and express it to others as I look around and see all the love that we share. I take pleasure in all I have accomplished. Whatever attention I receive or don’t receive, I am serene, for I know full well what is took for me to get to where I am. I celebrate myself and all who traveled the road with me and feel grateful to Spirit for being my companion always.
In closing, if we can just get out of our own way and depend less on our minds and emotions to guide us and have more faith/trust in Spirit, I believe we will be led to follow the truth of our soul. Our soul’s truth is our path to fulfill our fate, our purpose in life, our everyday trials. Lessons are part of our fated lives on this earth, so experiences leading to change and death are inevitable and need to be welcomed. Our mind and emotions represent our history, for an opportunity to awaken wisdom & truth, not create drama. How we navigate the lessons make the difference. Be wise! Learn how Spirit communicates to you in life. If there is confusion, continue to create, dream and pray/ask for solutions. Keep talking to Spirit and let them know what it is you need help with and open yourself to see. If your motivation is not in the right place, Spirit will keep refining the circumstances through lessons the situation resolves. Spiritual guides and beings are always there for us, just waiting for each of us to include them in our journey. Like invisible friends.
Peace and Love, Susan
References: Collette Baron-Reid, Dr. Michael Lennox, The Good Tarot oracle Dec, by Collette Baron-Reid & my wisdom/spirit guides.