May you have courage to believe in the beauty,
the joy, the wisdom and the power of love.
It’s after midnight in chilly, snowy Calgary and it’s been a full-on week that was filled with some extraordinary experiences personally and professionally (with some pretty exciting news to share very soon!!).
And this week wouldn’t have been complete without touching base with you all.
After all, we have the alchemical magic of a New Moon waiting to be unveiled and I have a few thoughts about this powerful, healing, transformative energy of Scorpio–previously one of my most feared signs to work with personally and now one of my favourites.
For today, tonight and always the subject is love.
At one point in your life, you may have been one of the countless many who believed that romantic love was all you needed to complete you in this lifetime (oh yes, my hand is raised).
This type of fantasy love may have convinced you to stay in a relationship that had long served its purpose, already teaching you the lessons you’d been there to learn, but maybe it was too easy to stay or too hard to go.
Either way, we have had our share of disappointment, shock and heartbreak that recorded stories in our subconscious such as love hurts; it’s hard to trust; I’m unlovable; I give too much; I receive too little. Shelves full, trilogies written, soon to be made into a feature film.
Love in all its generosity is just like that, bringing to the surface anything that is not love.
Scorpio plays an important role in convincing you that it’s better to take the lid off of all those repressed feelings and tired stories so that you can experience what it is like to be deeply, powerfully, vulnerably human.
For this to happen, however, you have to create a safe, non-judgmental space for yourself (and with another if you are currently in a relationship) that allows for massive transformation to happen in the first place.
The love that we seek arises when we are honest with ourselves and others, allowing us to face one another with all of our imperfections and say, yes I am willing to love myself and I am willing to love you.
New Moons are always potent times to write out your love story–the one that you have now (with yourself and with others) and the one in which your future self two months, one year, five years from now knows you have already embodied.
As your idea of love evolves and inner and outer illusions are uncovered, you will realize that, yes, there is some inner love work to do.
For instance, consider those pivotal moments in your life—the lowest of the lows, the times you saw life as you knew it falling apart.
What transpired after the implosion?
What eventually lifted you beyond the feelings of sadness, anger and hopelessness?
Who or what gave you the energy to move forward in your awakening, giving you a reason to rise once again and walk along a more loving path?
What lessons did you learn?
Write out that story. Breathe in your strength and courage.
When we take 100% responsibility for understanding the dynamics of our love stories, we leave the Victim behind and embody the Scorpio archetype of the Eagle who shifts our perspective higher to what we have learned, opening us up to potential enlightenment.
This shift in thinking does not come naturally nor are we always ready to handle the task, but when we do let go of the toxic emotions, we become freer to experience love.
Yes, it is true. We need to plunge through the watery depths of the emotional realm on this journey of awakening.
The journey is worth it, however, and I promise, you will rise to the surface to feel the warm light of a new day in which you can love yourself, appreciate your beauty, trust in love, trust in yourself, listen to your intuition, and find the love that you were always seeking, which was always to call yourself Beloved.
Before I shut out the lights, I feel called to share with you two of my favourite love poems I was reading tonight before I began this little Lunar Love Note. Reading the poems of the mystics Hafiz and Rumi always inspire me to take my own deep dive so that I, too, can be more vulnerable to Love.
Until we meet again,
good morning (or good night).
Love Jenn xo
I want to see you.
Know your voice.
Recognize you when you
first come ’round the corner.
Sense your scent when I come
into a room you’ve just left.
Know the lift of your heel,
the glide of your foot.
Become familiar with the way
you purse your lips
then let them part,
just the slightest bit,
when I lean into your space
and kiss you.
I want to know the joy
of how you whisper
The Subject Tonight is Love
And for tomorrow night as well,
As a matter of fact
I know of no better topic
For us to discuss
Until we all