Full Moon in Scorpio: How the Witch was Burned and How She Healed
They kiss sometimes when no one is looking
the sun and
Why are they so shy before us–
haven’t we all seen someone making love?
I wept once for three days because He
would not touch
for is it not a bride’s right
to know him?
I have seen what I want in heaven’s shop.
Crazed I have become for this.
~St. Catherine of Siena
We’ve been designed to seek bliss from the moment of our birth, ecstatic love encoded in our birth charts, our very own DNA.
The Scorpio Full Moon on May 18, 2019 at 3:11 pm MST is here to remind us of this birthright.
When the Full Moon is upon us, She is opposite the Sun—180 degrees to be exact.
The feminine nature of the Moon and the masculine nature of the Sun are a sky apart, yet face-to-face, illuminating the areas of our lives conflicting with one another. A push-pull relationship like this can be tough at times, but something has to give in order for us to grow.
Despite all that the wounded masculine has done (is doing) to control the feminine, Scorpio calls forth the Seductress to invite him to Her Bed of Roses. Her veils peel back one by one as She shows with all Her magnetic charms, how making love is more powerful than creating fear and the need for control.
As the Alchemist, Scorpio thrives on this type of explosive love-work, revealing the parts of ourselves that we’ve forgotten through violation, alienation, disembodiment, disconnection, rejection and abandonment.
Moment by moment, Scorpio lives and breathes in the watery realms of feelings—the ocean may look calm on the surface, but underneath, her currents of love are violently churning, every emotion under the Sun coursing through her veins.
And she’s angry–centuries of disrespect, confusion, fear, lies, and wounding reside around the topic of our bodies, sex and sexuality in our culture.
Men and women’s relationships to their bodies and to their sexuality have been damaged—from constant exposure to pornography and sexual imagery to our bodies being inappropriately touched, subjected to control, personally violated.
As a result, defensive threads have been weaved in a heavy cloak of protection, preventing men and women from trusting in the compassionate power of the divine masculine as well as the loving strength of the divine feminine.
How can we freely explore the bliss of our bodies and making love for pleasure when the control over our own bodies has been taken away, the pleasure, power and creativity of our sexual impulses diminished, the sacred bond in making love largely unknown?
Scorpio teaches us in intense ways about the nature of human sexuality and the deep roots of suffering we find in issues of power and control, desire and lust, addiction and fantasy, for we’re not to remain in this curriculum with this particular set of lessons any longer.
The Warrior Witch and the Truth-Teller Sorceress ask us to open our eyes and reconnect to the Sacred within ourselves and within our relationships. These two powerful archetypes call us to re-evaluate our ideas and beliefs about how we tune into our physical bodies and tap in to our sexual energy to allow the light of illumination and truth-telling to break cycles of abuse and heal the wounds.
As a Goddess of the Divine Feminine where this type of soul healing lies, White Buffalo Woman knows.
Many moons ago, She walked our land, prepared to give gifts to the people who were tending to their soul journey on Mother Earth.
In her travels, she crosses paths with two great hunter warriors who react to the Light and the Love of her Being very differently.
The heart of the Wounded Warrior has been damaged by his disconnection to his inner Light, blackened by war, lust, violence and greed. He sees her and decides he will have her, overpower her if he must, his desire for her is so great.
The Noble Warrior who stands beside him sees something different. He has devoted time to the sacred within and has built the capacity to see with spiritual eyes, so his heart-mind tells him of Her sacredness. He is excited in a different way than the lustful man, realizing the gifts She is about to bestow.
Recognizing the intent of the Wounded Warrior, the Noble One tries to warn his brother that the radiant woman before them is a great Being who deserves honor.
But the Wounded Warrior does not listen, so corrupted is he. He is blind to her divinity, immune to her Beauty and lunges forward to rape her.
White Buffalo Woman through unconditional love and compassion for this man’s pain releases him from what he is about to do, releases him from his great suffering. In her Light and through her Love, his body turns to ashes, his spirit releases.
She looks kindly at the Noble Warrior, informing him he must tell his people She is coming, to prepare for Her by building a Great Teepee in the middle of the land—a place to honor the Goddess and the abundance of gifts She has for them.
White Buffalo Woman’s guidance reminds us not only to build a Great Teepee to honor the innocence and sacred within but to go there every day, creating the inner space through doorways such as praying, meditating, singing, chanting, gardening, writing or walking in nature. By doing so, we will heal the wounded masculine and the feminine through the beauty of the Divine Feminine, through the strength of Divine Love. When we disconnect from the Sacred within, other less noble paths, less beautiful ways may unfold.
The Healer connected to the Scorpio Moon reminds us of how that sacred time and space we give ourselves provides the room to feel our feelings, to deeply replenish our body, heart and mind with an uninterrupted connection to this understanding of who we actually are:
Souls who came here to have a human experience in Love.
Souls willing to end the repeated lessons in unnecessary pain and suffering of the less evolved self and a less evolved path.
Souls willing to seek Spirit and Ecstasy both, to create Heaven here on Earth, to find comfort in regularly connecting with our intuitive self, our Higher Self.
Ecstatic love is encoded within us from the moment we were birthed, and it’s this type of love to which we will return. However, when we project bodily control and sexual desire on others, we place a burden on the indiviudal and collective soul that will never allow us to reach those spiritual and human heights.
The Witch has been burned for stirring this pot, yes, but the Witch is also healing as we continue to do the inner and outer love work that allows the divine feminine and masculine an opportunity to know himself, to experience herself as healed.
The Tantrika knows that the true power of love and creation come when we return it to its rightful place—within.
It’s up to each and every one of us to seek it, to infuse passionate love and affectionate care into every aspect of our lives and relationships.
And while sex with a partner may not be how you express this type of passion, this dynamic, explosive, life-giving energy can fuel our creativity. When we open our hearts and step in the power of this opening, we become electromagnetic forces of potential energy to initiate new paradigms of Great Love on this planet.
Scorpio is not afraid to dive in and do the shadow work, explore the taboo subjects, have the hard conversations because Scorpio’s transformative path is love.
The Warrior Witch is as magical as she is powerful.
This Full Moon ceremony maybe it’s time to ask for healing around those areas where the light of your magic cannot be fully felt or seen by yourself or by others, where you were taught that the Witch was a bad person, where the Tantrika in you was disconnected and disempowered as you were given messages that sensual pleasure was bad or unimportant.
Call on some healing for the inner masculine at the same time, for the healthy and healed masculine protects you while moving foward free to create and express yourself in the ways your soul needs you to.
Scorpio’s intense partnership with the realms of emotions will call on us to take responsibility for our deepest emotional and spiritual needs, so we can be free from the bondage of destructive emotions or the repression of those emotions that stop us from feeling the peace that comes when we allow Love to soften the barriers and do its job of transforming our lives in ways that our hearts find beautiful.
Rise up, walk to the Teepee, come out renewed, share your truth and take your seat at all sorts of tables across the board and across the land. It is the season of the Witch.
In White Buffalo Women peace
and in Warrior Witch love,