NEW MOON IN SCORPIO + HALLOWEEN/SAMHAIN RETROGRADE
Even the solar system is getting spooky and simply oozing with Halloween spirit this season! But what does that mean for us mere mortals? The New Moon will enter Scorpio on October 27th and ironically enough, Scorpio calls for the masks to fall; to embrace truth, transformation, and the acceptance of both our light and our darkness.
Scorpio calls on us to acknowledge everything about ourselves, our lives, and our past that is painful and uncomfortable because it is not until we can shine light on the darkest parts of our being that we can begin to heal from rotting wounds, unearth the skeletons that are taking up space in our closets making room for self-expansion, or take off the masks that we wear as defence from judgement of ourselves and others—can we acquire healing. In addition, the New Moon is a great time to set intentions for goals and the future, so look at this time as a way of sweeping away the old energies that you have been avoiding, so that you can welcome in spiritual abundance on all levels.
To extend the unmasking process, evidently, Scorpio does not tolerate deception on any account. During the Scorpio moon we will surely be made aware of the truth whether we like it or not so it is best to embrace truth openly to build a healthy relationship with honesty and integrity. If you find yourself deceiving someone else in your life, now would be a great time to be proactive in the situation where you are one step ahead of Mercury rather than a perhaps, not so pretty unveiling.
New Moon in Scorpio calls on us to shed our falsities and our shadows, and lovingly set fire to it for all the cosmos to witness.
Finally, as we move into retrograde on Halloween/Samhain, Mercury calls on us to slow down and be mindful of our words — you will need to pay extra attention to how you are communicating with others. During Mercury retrograde, it is always a good time to back up electronic devices so Mercury doesn’t play a bad trick on you this Halloween, reflect on plans and fine tune the details before committing to them, and as always, inner self-reflection. With Mercury in Retrograde during Scorpio New Moon, I feel like this retrograde will call on us to not only reveal our ugly and sometimes brutal truths, but also really allow ourselves to sit with them; explore how we feel about them, how they affect us, what we can learn from them, how we can emotionally release them — reflect hard on these dark and dusty corners before you hastily sweep them away because they will only turn up in another dusty corner, perhaps conspiring with what lives there.
While this season may seem ominous, sometimes the ultimate chaos is what leads to the ultimate transformation so though it may be daunting, if you embrace it with open arms and commit yourself to taking off your mask and clearing the rotten bits, things not only might smell better in your closet but you might find yourself transforming, healing, and expanding into a more authentic version of yourself. Plus, zombies need Hugs too!
Below I have brewed a few rituals that you can try this week to help propel you into that authenticity.
MASKS OFF RITUAL
On Halloween night, after you have done your tricks and treats, but before you have taken off your halloween costume, stand in front of a mirror and with every piece of your costume that comes off, repeat the following:
I no longer need this mask to protect me.
I am healed of my wounds.
I am healed of insecurity.
I am worthy of love.
The shadows don’t scare me.
I welcome them.
Just as I welcome the light.
I accept my authentic self
Because I am human
And everything that I was and everything
That I am, has made me who I am today.
And I am ghoulishly spooktacular.
So Mote It Be.
Journaling With The New Moon
The New Moon is a great time to set new intentions so during this New Moon I would suggest the following journal prompts:
1. What am I still holding onto from the past that no longer serves me? (Then destroy this page however you see fit and release it forever.)
2. What am I insecure about it my life? What do I try to hide from the world?
3. What do I love about myself?
4. What are my goals for the next 6 months?
5. What action could I take during the week of the Full Moon that could support my goals?
New Moon Scorpio Tarot Reading
This spread has a Halloween theme and is designed to bring inner shadows to light, guide you on releasing those shadows, prepare you for the next month, show you where your focus should be, and give you divine guidance for the month.
1. Skeletons In The Closet
2. Banishing the Ghosts in the Attic
3. A Visit With The Gypsy
4. Spell Casting
5. The Mystic in The Mountains
6. Masks Off
I’ll be offering this reading for an empathy-based donation of:
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