Cards: 8 of Wands rx, Page of Wands, 3 of Swords
Deck: The Fountain Tarot
Healing and transformation cannot be rushed. What unleashes transformation is knowing yourself, the nooks and crannies of all that we are taught to repress. It is time to unlearn those traumas. Scorpio season is here to drag untruths out by the root, so that the harvest of evolution may proceed. It is time to dig deep, listen intently, and do the work of the soul. Heartache may come with this change, yes. It is only natural. The lonely echo of your tears bouncing off the walls of your heart. Let them flow. Let them breathe.
This new moon in Scorpio is asking you to slow down to tend to your wounds in order to nurture your transformation. To allow yourself to feel without rushing towards a finish line. Your soul wants you to get intimate with Spirit and to let go - release your attachments to your hurts, release your need to be right, to have the moral high ground. In divinity, such a thing does not exist.
Screenshots from Yumi Sakugawa's 10/26/19 Instagram story
I came across this directive in Yumi Sakugawa’s Instagram story this weekend about practicing self-love intentionally and passionately every day. I think this practice is essential for everyone, but especially for Scorpios, and now everyone else as we move through this season. The emotional intensity of Scorpio can be taxing, and is often (mis)directed towards feeling misunderstood or unseen. The ruling planets of Scorpio, Pluto (awakening, large scale transformations, judgement, power) and Mars (power again, movement, passion, fury) show us how much attention, and conscious intention, this sign requires. Feeling is key here - feelings seen outward and turned inwards, for better or for worse. This processing can take significant energy. It can make you feel like retreating from the world. And retreating is okay, if it is met with equal love and nurturing. Because this is the time to develop deep intimacy with yourself. To plunge into those depths unabashedly. To not shame yourself for what makes you different. If you feel unseen, then the invitation is not to make a story out of why you are a victim, but to know and love yourself earnestly. There is no room for self-hatred here. Make no space for it. Do not entertain thoughts of defeat. Do not sheepishly make room for your insecurities because you are too afraid to disappoint yourself. Make your fears too uncomfortable to stay. Let them know they are unwelcome guests, and send them on their way, with truth and compassion.
Take all the time you need to practice this. A week, a decade, a millennia. Time is a human construct. We are operating from the soul here. Your ego is here to listen, to integrate, to learn a new way of being. Let her know what true love is. Do not fear its glory; choose to honor its wonder with all of the power that you can muster.
Mantra for the new moon in Scorpio:
I direct my desire to my evolution
I direct my desire to the growth of my soul
I call in my highest and best
I attract all that is loving and true
I am ruthless in the way I love myself
I spare no room for self-limitation
I spare no room for doubt
I speak Love
I express Love
I am Love
Alia Walston is a traveling writer and intuitive making connections between the challenges and ecstasies of our evolution