New Moon in Scorpio: Sex, Magick, Love and the Path of the Tantrika

New Moon in Scorpio: Sex, Magick, Love and the Path of the Tantrika

To You Lovers of the Moon, the Lovers of Light:

I may have five planets in Libra, but I came here to learn the Scorpio ways.

Love. Power. Magic. Sex. Transformation. Wholeness.

The archetypes of the Witch, the Shaman, the Healer, the Alchemist, the Lover and the Tantrika.

Who could resist Scorpio’s seductive ways?

Not I, she said.

And on this New Moon in watery, emotion-fuelled, love-is-the-path Scorpio (November 7 at 9:01 am MST), you don’t have to, as you reflect on the creative and destructive energies of Her divine design in your life.

An Initiate of Scorpio energy will learn to move to Her wild, sensual, magnetic ways, but you’ve danced with Scorpio’s shadow as well

—dark energies played out in dark experiences and relationships that were controlling, demeaning, secretive, manipulative, explosive, vengeful.

Yes, we’ve all gone through Kali-initiated, Tower-tumbling, skin-shedding initiations in which we’ve been split and stripped down, cracked and crushed, the pain so intense that we know we’ll never be the same.

And that’s the truth.  And that’s the point.

The healing touch of Scorpio in Her exalted form as Lover is to be intimate with this pain, to be transformed by it—not to drown in it, become bitter by it or lash out at others over it.

She feels it all. Fully.

And learns to let it go.

The Scorpio New Moon is beckoning us now to feel our emotions through heart-centered channels—and with soul-infused reasoning.

Through radical vulnerability and perfect self-worth, the Divine Feminine is removing her veils one ecstatic motion at a time, willingly showing the Masculine how to move with her so that their union is rooted in soul, invested in intimacy.

However, cultures global-wide still negatively view this type of energy—it’s too unstable, too erotic, too expressive, too damn emotional, some say.

Thankfully, we’re making waves so big that the lines in the sands of a crueller time are dissolving.

Desire and sensual pleasure are keys to Scorpio’s evolutionary path.

Enter the Tantrika, but not the kind you’ve read about in mainstream magazines in which orgasms and positions are the sole focus.

The Tantrika holds the energy of unconditional love and the intent of freedom, intimacy, creativity and wholeness.

Yes, you may have great sex too in a variety of positions, but the Tantrika as a path of Mastery is devoted to seeing the Divine within every one and every experience, using sexual energy for spiritual illumination and powerful manifestation.

And when we’re transformed through experiencing the bliss of knowing the True Self in everyone and everything, we may choose to express Love in physical union with another, our intense pleasure rippling throughout the world with powerful healing vibrations.

But how can that happen if the undeniable passion you feel for someone has led you to your lover’s bed, lying next to him rubbing his arm, touching her back, knowing deep within that you’re not really touching them at all?

We have donned many intricate masks designed to protect us from ever feeling hurt, those times we were rejected, violated, shamed, humiliated or cast aside. Too much scarring from emotional wounds never healed, not yet exposed. The hurt self declaring: I will be in control. I will never be rejected, violated, shamed, humiliated or cast aside again. 

We may attract those wearing sparkly, seductive masks themselves, drawing to us deeply painful relationships that’ll make us feel one way or another the emotions and false programs calling to be alchemized.

The shadow of the deceptive, hypnotic Snake-Charmer within and without.

So many ways we’ve chosen to learn as souls.

Now it’s the Lover’s turn as the Scorpio part of your soul lets Her True Nature shine brighter, asking the Lover in her many higher-self guises to take 100% responsibility for healing 100% of the wounds.

Invoke Her.

Scorpio as an archetypal Ally holds many beliefs, programs, qualities and insights that’ll show you the Magick that unleashes when Love leads the way.

Maybe you call her Witch, Goddess, Shaman, Healer, Alchemist—any one of them will do when your Higher Self is aligned and you’re operating from truth.

Thankfully, Scorpio as an archetypal path is undergoing an Evolution uniquely hers, gathering power to raise her frequency, unlocking transformation that will permanently alter how we relationship with ourselves and one another.

But to open up to these alchemical, magical Scorpio archetypes within our Divine Blueprint, we must be willing to go deep into the watery pools of our emotions—with or without a lifejacket. 

The evolutionary point is that we haven’t always been taught to swim so well while we’re immersed in situations and relationships that trigger our growth as Souls. 

Our wounded and often shattered egos have etched stories of humiliation, hurt and unforgiveness of the terrible and confusing things that’ve happened to us, compounded by the Spell we’ve been under, cast long ago. 

A Spell that caused us to forget about the Alchemists and Magicians we inherently are, the ones who wield a powerful wand within to heal the wound, to transmute the pain, to know our true worth, allowing us to experience the deepest, most powerful emotional and physical realms as a path of self-mastery.

This New Moon, through Divine Protection and Grace and the Scorpio archetypes of your choosing, dive deep into gaining awareness about a wound that needs some tending, allowing the release of the emotional weight stored inside, the one that’s felt too raw or too ugly to show. 

And thank you. Your wounds and their healing have medicine and teachings for us all. 

Witch. Magician. Alchemist. Lover. Sorceress. Tantrika.

Who could resist her magnetic, healing ways?

Not I, we said.

Deep diving (most of the time),
Love Jenn

Important Celestial Events

Next New Moon
December 7, 12:20 am (Sagittarius)

Next Full Moon
November 22, 10:39 pm (Gemini)
December 22, 10:48 am (Cancer)

Planets Currently Retrograde

*Venus in Scorpio/Libra
until November 16, 2018

*Uranus in Taurus/Aries
until January 6, 2019

*Neptune in Pisces
until November 24, 2018

*Chiron in Aries/Pisces
until December 9, 2018

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Full Moon in Taurus: We Walk in Beauty

Full Moon in Taurus: We Walk in Beauty

“stay strong through your pain
grow flowers from it
you have helped me 
grow flowers out of mine so
bloom beautifully
dangerously
loudly
bloom softly
however you need
just bloom” 

~Rupi Kaur

To the Beauty in us All,

The story you’ve lived has brought you to this particular moment in time, a time when the accelerated energies we continue to feel have thrown many into a deep ocean of self-healing.

As it was written in the story of our collective destiny, the Divine Plan for us all, the Moon when she’s fully illuminated has the potential to unearth deep emotions in the places we haven’t touched, the spaces we haven’t yet fully felt.

The ability to tap into the energetic support of this Full Moon in grounded, earthy Taurus (10:46 am [MST] on October 24), however, allows us to feel the stability in the face of also feeling the pain.

Yes, we need to feel and transmute the pain we’ve trapped inside, a type of processing necessary when the Taurus part of our souls is here to create our version of heaven here on earth.

In light of this intent, Taurus, who is no stranger to physical labor when the archetypal Farmer and Builder are activated, has some work to do here—inner work, that is.

(Yes, even Taurus as an astrological sign and archetype is evolving).

And with this Full Moon in a short-term, relationship with freedom-seeking Uranus, there will indeed be some movement in forms of emotional triggers and physical shakeups, so we can deconstruct, maybe even destroy, the old foundation and start building anew. Have you felt them?  

Taurus is here to help. 

While the Taurus in us can become fixated on what’s being created in the external world (a beautiful home, a fit body, a healthy bank account, a dazzling career, a soulmate relationship), the same laser-sharp focus is often overlooked when it comes to creating our own Inner Sanctuary.

If you find yourself caught up in the outer world most of the time (yes, that’s pretty much all of us), Taurus, ruled by heart-centered Venus, the Goddess of Love and Beauty, may call us to release any inner programs that prevent us from awakening to our true inner and outer Beauty.

To feel beauty, to know beauty, is difficult to write about, impossible to teach, but something so many of us strive to touch and embody.

Yes, we’re here to know beauty in the physical, but most importantly we’re here to know the Beauty that we inherently ARE.

Breathing in the Essence of Beauty during this Taurus Full Moon may remind you to walk in a way that transcends what the eye can physically see. 

When Taurus shapeshifts into her Goddess form, we are touched and inspired by the Beauty within. From this stable, nourishing place, we can then look outward and become the wise steward of what we find beautiful—a garden, a family, friendship, intimacy, divine connection, unconditional love, our True Nature.

Then the Garden of our dreams is created based on inner worth, higher values, and a wellspring of love. Taurus in this exalted form no longer invests in a small identity based on what her family says, what mass society values, or what the small self has deemed true.

This Full Moon, you might contemplate the areas in your life that do not resonate with the Taurus path and Her gift of Beauty—a crippling debt, low self-worth, a persistent addiction, an employer undervaluing your contribution, a lover who’s unkind, an experience you cannot forgive.

Taurus is the archetype of the Receiver, meaning this Full Moon we might look where we need to open ourselves up to greater receiving of inner and outer resources as we take the power back we’ve lost or given along the way, no longer wasting our time, money or talents on anyone or any situation that does not honor us or our sacred Life Plan. 

Times are changing rapidly and while slow and steady Taurus typically balks at big changes and quantum leaps, you might ask this Full Moon if and where your determination, resilience, and tenacity are masks for stubbornness, resistance to change, or tolerance of negative situations and relationships?  

Many of us deeply judge others and ultimately ourselves for having made mistakes, failing to live out the stories or the dreams we had previously held or for messing up the ones we’ve been living.

The more we commit to this process of acknowledging these judgments, these hurts, and these deep disappointments (a perfect opportunity to do some release work during this Full Moon phase), the more our inner walls will break down allowing the self-healing energies to heal us and wake us up.

And while our stories may be radically different in what we are trying to build on the inner and outer, we all have equal opportunity to know ourselves as the Designers and Artists of our own lives, laying down on the altar of Love and Truth any creations that no longer serve and start creating anew.

Our lives are to become a Masterpiece from knowing through our divine self-worth we are the Masterpiece.

May you become acutely aware on this Full Moon where it is not and have the courage to surrender your hands, your heart, your gifts, your work and your life to this becoming.

Walking (sometimes stumbling, sometimes often)
    the Beauty Way,
             Jenn

 

Important Celestial Events

Next New Moon

November 7, 9:01 am (Scorpio)
December 7, 12:20 am (Sagittarius)

Next Full Moon

October 24, 10:46 am (Taurus)
November 22, 10:39 pm (Gemini)
December 22, 10:48 am (Cancer)

Planets Currently Retrograde

*Venus in Scorpio/Libra
until November 15, 2018

*Uranus in Taurus/Aries
until January 6, 2019

*Neptune in Pisces
until November 24, 2018

*Chiron in Aries/Pisces
until December 9, 2018

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New Moon in Libra: Love’s Cautionary Tales

New Moon in Libra: Love’s Cautionary Tales

 Love’s Cautionary Evolutionary Tales

Who in your life has taught you the most difficult lessons?
Was it your mother, or your father,
or the philandering spouse or the ungrateful child?

Who taught you the hard lessons?
And you must ask them, the lessons themselves,
what they were there to teach you.
What did I learn, what did I learn, what did I learn?

~Paul Selig

Dear Friends,

You know a guy. I know a guy. You’ve had your heart broken. Me too. You’ve been cheated on? Same here. Your best friend betrayed you? Mine once said goodbye in an email consisting of two lines. 
You thought you found the One. I married and divorced a couple of…the Ones. 

Bottom line…when it comes to our most intimate of relationships, we all have stories of heartbreak, sadness, failure, and disappointment—some of them harder to admit to, let alone tell.

And while we’re in choice in the stories we share and the lessons we learn, the New Moon in Libra ruled by the Goddess Venus is stirring the relationship pot to help you contemplate those tales of love you tell. (New Moon on October 8, 2018, at 9:46 pm MST, October 9 for many of you).

Caution: Be aware of the Libran tendency to dip our toes in the safest, shallowest of waters when it comes to exploring the relationships we’ve created.

Libra whose lovestruck focus on having the dream relationship as part of a beautiful life tends to shy away from looking at the heartbreak, ugliness or messiness that we’ve had our hand in creating—intentionally or not thanks to our soul’s desire to learn and grow. 

Fortunately, as Libra would have it, we’re not doing this New Moon alone. Yes, this Libra New Moon has partnered up with an intense Venus Retrograde in Scorpio, ensuring many of us will be swimming in relationship waters deep for some weeks to come. 

The result: a new desire for a new understanding of how we can heal within us the masculine’s failure to know how to merge with the feminine’s dream of True Love.

This Game of Love we’ve been playing has tricked us into forgetting who We truly are, so we can remember the Love that we’ve always been, independent of our relationship status or any one person’s opinion.

Relationships are the great catalysts of the giant swings we take in this Game of forgetting and remembering. The deeper we love someone, often the wider the swing. 

And when our ego continues to tell the story he’s at fault, she’s to blame, he’s the One, she’s my Twin Flame, we’re tossing our brothers and sisters outside the circle of Unconditional Love.

When we’re gifted with clarity through self-discovery that our relationships are mirrors and that our biggest heartbreaks our teachers, we may examine with a little less hurt how we’ve projected our dreams and desires as well as our heartbreaks and disappointments onto the relationships that come and go—and on the ones that stay. 

Anger, hurt, shock and grief when released, transformed, and forgiven plunge us in the refreshing waters of Higher Love, calling us to a more loving relationship with ourselves. 

More Gifts: We leave behind the programs inherent in the Libra archetype of the Chameleon who surfaces when we change the colors of our preferences and our desires to blend in with those of the people we love.  

Instead, we become strong and beautiful like the Cheetah who knows we can no longer hide our spots resplendent with our Beauty and our Power as we step bravely into the light of a new day and our new worth, whispering, “I’m here, I’m here, I’m here. I see Me now”

I see You,
calls back the One who recognizes the Divine is everywhere and in everyone. 

And before you emerge from the dark side of this New Moon and the depths of this Venus Retrograde, you might bring to a lunar ceremony any disappointments you’ve felt in your relationships—partners, lovers, parents, coworkers, friends—the ones that still hurt, whose story still lingers.

To be Masters in Love (as Libra is and we all are), we must always be the curious student, pushing the relationship envelope when it comes to the no-fault agreements that Libra holds in matters of the heart.

As Libra with her Scales of Balance and Divine Justice sees ALL sides, this New Moon…

…can you let go of any projections you’ve placed on a relationship and allow yourself to be shown why that person came into your life in the first place?

…are you willing to believe that each one of us is walking on a path of Love regardless of the detours some have taken or we have judged them to take?

How are we to ever know the direction a soul agreed to take, the set of lessons she or he signed up to learn apart from our relationship with them?

Maybe a co-worker’s soul job was to push you to speak your truth, a friend helped you create stronger boundaries, an ex-lover taught you to see where your worth was lacking or to see your beauty beyond their perception. 

We’re always free to align to whatever story we wish to tell about a lover, a partner, or a friend who fell short of the Divine Ideal.

However, if you’re ready to put back all of those you’ve ever loved into the circle of Divine Love where we’re all standing anyway, the opportunity exists to transform the lower story through the Beauty and the Heart Wisdom that Libra is here to teach the world.

In this pursuit, may we be brave, dive deep and be willing to resurface with the New Love Story where the masculine and feminine finally merge and Lover and the Beloved reunite–just how the story was destined to unfold all along.

Living in the sometimes
      wavy sea of Libra Love,
Jenn

 

Important Celestial Events

Next New Moon

October 8, 9:46 pm (Libra)
November 7, 9:01 am (Scorpio)
December 7, 12:20 am (Sagittarius)

Next Full Moon

October 24, 10:45 am (Taurus)
November 22, 10:39 pm (Gemini)
December 22, 10:48 am (Cancer)

Planets Currently Retrograde

*Venus in Scorpio/Libra
until November 15, 2018

*Uranus in Taurus/Aries
until January 6, 2019

*Neptune in Pisces
until November 24, 2018

*Chiron in Aries/Pisces
until December 9, 2018

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Libra/Seventh House
*masculine, air energy
*cardinal/initiator quality
*transforming and evolving through Wisdom

Meet the Family 
*The Master of Relationship, the Lover, the Romantic, the Flirt, the Player, the Damsel

*The Hostess, the Party-planner, the Socialite

*The Judge, the Lawyer, the Diplomat, the Politician, the Peacemaker, the Counsellor

*The Fence-sitter, the Vacillator, the Chameleon

Libra Archetypes Personified
Aphrodite, Venus, Parvati, Lakshmi, Athena, Juno, Cupid,
White Buffalo Woman, Sekmet

Full Moon in Aries: Love You to the Moon and Back

Full Moon in Aries: Love You to the Moon and Back

To my Friends, You Warriors of Love, You Defenders of Light:

My stepdad, a Defender and Protector of those he loved, died last week. And as I write these words I have to be honest. I’m not sure where this lunar love note will go and how well crafted it will be.

So I ask of you your kindness and your patience in allowing me to write a personal reflection with an Aries bent under the bright spotlight of this Harvest Full Moon (September 24, 8:52 pm MST).

“What do you love about writing?” he asked.

From my stepdad’s hospital bed, this question for me would be his last before he took his final breath 36 hours later (September 17th at 5:25 am).

A man of few words even in the most talkative of times, a lump formed in my throat as I sensed how little time we had to discuss matters such as these, the cancer in its most aggressive form rapidly attacking his lungs.

I wiped away tears as I moved my body to the side of his bed.

I told him about my love of inspiring in others the desire to dream a big, beautiful life and to unlock the keys to living those dreams in learning the love language of the Moon and the archetypes found in our birth charts.

“Huh,” he replied with some satisfaction.

We chatted a minute more about how strongly I believe we can be the Heroes and the Heroines of our own Love Story based on a higher vision and a grander plan than what many of us believed we ever could.

Secretly, I was hoping he’d hear what I was saying and decide at that moment, he would commit to writing his own miraculous story where the Hero pulls through, heals the cancer and lives a long, happy life.

But some part of him and some part of me knew better.

On this Full Moon, through the big, fat tears I’m crying, I’m contemplating the pain I have about his physical absence, but I’m also thinking about my life purpose in light of the Warrior I saw in him who shaped the Warrior I see in me.

My stepdad had a hard life in many ways, but he was a Fighter–not a Fighter who used his fists or even his words. He was kinder than that.

He had regrets and hurts and secrets and dark times like many of us do but instead of hurting others in the harmful ways some Fighters do, much of the pain remained inside–but not all of it. He was a Lover too.

A Fighter and Lover as well, I learned later in life that I had to transform the pain or it would eat away at me too. I wanted to become a Warrior for Love and show others a way through a tragic childhood, a horrible breakup, an unfulfilling career, a series of heartbreaks.

To do this, I had to lay down a long time ago the weapons that harm–guilt, shame, sarcasm, dishonesty, control, isolation, unforgiveness, anger, self-deprecation, self-loathing–the list has been long.

Sometimes I become stuck in emotional quicksand and often I invoke one or more of the archetypes from the Aries clan to blow me sky high, leaving the role of the Victim far behind, free once again of the traps that make me think I can’t live my most beautiful Love Story I know I’m living to tell.

I look to see where I’m hiding out or seeking safety in old strategies rather than taking conscious action led by that higher vision.

I see now how this resilient part of me was formed in part under my stepdad’s care and loving attention.

For the first three years of our relationship, my stepdad nurtured the Athlete in me, sweetly encouraging me to reach for the seemingly impossible, ultra-secret dreams I had to compete at world-class levels in sports.

To this end, he bought me an expensive tennis racket (money which should’ve been spent on bills) and endured hours of a rude twelve-year-old ingrate who pretended to hate playing with him. He devoted hours spotting me in our unfinished basement as I ran full-speed across our wooden floors to dangerously hurl myself in the air attempting to land a backflip like I saw Olympic gymnasts do.

I thanked him a few weeks ago for the tennis racket and the gymnastic coaching, neither of these heroic, stepdad acts he remembered.

World-class Athlete. The Perfect Girl. Top Grades. Prince Charming. Happily Ever After.

A girl could dream and I did, despite many of those fantasies evaporating as they came up against my own limitations, physical and otherwise. The rules, expectations, and boundaries of others’ making also held me at bay, some designed to keep me safe and secure until I was ready to create my own.

But I never stopped dreaming, the Athlete in me taking shape in the form of the qualities I was developing–the passion, the discipline, the focus, the resilience, the commitment and the love of the Game (of Life).

I believe my last conversation with my stepdad about my writing was such a sweet gift because in him asking that question, he took me back to that place of the Innocent when I was a little girl frantically reaching for his outstretched hand as I hurled myself in the air so he made sure I would land on my feet.

And so on this Aries Full Moon, I promise to my poppa (this name I was given for him in a ceremony I did earlier this year), I will write the words in the language I love.

Thank you for loving me enough to hold the space for my dreams–even the ones I’d forgotten and the ones that were never going to come true in the way I had innocently imagined.

And I promise on this Aries Full Moon until I see you again in both our pure loving forms to remain the Fool for Love, the Player of the Game, and a Warrior of Love and of Light.

Love Jenn

Important Celestial Events

Next New Moon

October 8, 9:46 pm (Libra)

Next Full Moon

October 24, 10:45 am (Taurus)

Planets Currently Retrograde 

*Uranus in Taurus/Aries
until January 6, 2019

*Neptune in Pisces
until November 24, 2018

*Chiron in Aries/Pisces
until December 9, 2018

*Venus in Scorpio/Libra
from October 5 – November 15, 2018

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New Moon in Virgo: When the Heart Breaks, the Moon Lights up the Medicine

New Moon in Virgo: When the Heart Breaks, the Moon Lights up the Medicine

my lips could resist rushing to you, but my eyes, my eyes
can no longer hide the wondrous fact of who you really are.

The Beautiful One whom I adore
has pitched His royal tent inside of you,

so I will always lean my heart
as close to your soul
as I can. 
~Hafiz

I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to write this lunar love note for the New Moon in Virgo (September 9, 12:01 pm MST), but I heard Her call and followed Her footsteps this morning.

Last week, I flew home to be with my stepdad who’s in the hospital at a devastating time in this relationship he’s had with lung cancer for over a year now.

We were told last summer when he was diagnosed he did not have much time—a few weeks, a few months at best.

Fortunately, the treatment he did receive has allowed him to be with us for 13 more moons.

At this moment, I can’t touch with words the grief I’m feeling in seeing his struggle to breathe and his desire to live while witnessing my mom’s fierce love in making sure they wake up each morning to the adoring gaze of the other for many moons to come. 

Nor can I write at this time about the profound honor I feel witnessing the soul’s work he is doing right now.

But what I can feel and need to write to you is that this New Moon in Virgo calls us to remember we are people of great medicine.

Each word, each touch, each act of grace—we hold medicine inside that heals and transforms.

As part of our DNA, when acknowledged and invoked, these living energies of Virgo Allies such as the Goddess, the Medicine Woman, the Shaman, the Priest and Priestess are activated, giving us unique medicine, helping us make courageous choices, discovering who we are, daring us to love through the pain, to rest in truth, carrying out and carrying on our great work.

Living. Learning. Loving. Forgiving. Giving and receiving grace. Keeping our hurting, bursting hearts open at all costs, at all times.

In ritual and in ceremony, we remember to make space to rest inside, gently, powerfully touching who we really are.

We remember what it means to be walking on the holy ground of Mother Earth, carrying our medicine in our hearts but reaching inside our well-used pouches to give to our brothers and sisters the medicine they need until they realize they have their own too.

May your heart and your medicine be as full, as rich, as wide and as deep as the Mother’s Earth.

Staying present to Love at all costs,
Jenn

 

Important Celestial Events

Next New Moon
October 8, 9:46 pm (Libra)

Next Full Moon
September 24, 8:52 pm
(Harvest Moon in Aries)
October 24, 10:45 am (Taurus)

Planets Currently Retrograde 
*Uranus in Taurus/Aries
until January 6, 2019
*Neptune in Pisces
until November 24, 2018
*Pluto in Capricorn
until September 30, 2018
*Chiron in Aries/Pisces
until December 9, 2018

*Venus in Scorpio/Libra
from Oct 5 – Nov. 15, 2018

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