Scorpio New Moon – INTEGRATE

Mercury and Mars are direct but still in their shadows (explanation here) as we reach the Scorpio new moon on November 15th (05:07 GMT). A lot of shit has gone down these past few weeks and you may be feeling scattered and unsure about how to pick up the pieces. I feel like this new moon offers the possibility of integrating those crappy and good things that have happened and start fitting things back together into some kind of (new) coherence.

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Finding creative ways to integrate new understandings, while allowing space to grieve for the old ways, is necessary now. Even if you don’t believe that linear time is true (and, on a grand scale, it probably isn’t), it is the way our human lives are experienced. And so, forward we go.

“Go back?” he thought. “No good at all! Go sideways? Impossible! Go forward? Only thing to do! On we go!” So up he got, and trotted along with his little sword held in front of him and one hand feeling the wall, and his heart all of a patter and a pitter.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, or There and Back Again

Divination/ Journalling Prompts

*What have I learned about myself this year?
*What have I learned about the world this year? (you can add more similar and specific questions here too e.g. what have I learned about my relationship with … / my dreams etc.)
*What am I yet to learn? (sometimes the cards will be vague about this, but it’s worth a try)
*How can I integrate what I have learned?

Ritual/ Spellwork/ EveryDayMagic Suggestions

*A ritual to call back any lost parts of yourself could be intensely healing now.
*Water elemental work, like a cleansing bath, would be effective.
*And last but not least, that Scorpio cliche, but for good reason, some shadow work.

2 thoughts on “Scorpio New Moon – INTEGRATE

    • Hi Cyndi!
      Shadow work is a term that is hard to define but springs from Carl Jung’s approach to psychoanalysis. He believed the repressed parts of ourselves (and a lot of these are the same in all humans) become a kind of shadow self. It is the characteristics which we do not want to own, so we can project these traits on to others. Shadow work is when we take steps to probe into this shadow and find ways to integrate those parts which scare us about ourselves. This is a simplistic explanation, but hopefully will give you a starting point to dive deeper.

      For tarot, I recommend finding a deck you like the look of and starting to work with it. Usually they come with a good book, but if not then the book “78 degrees of wisdom” is a comprehensive introduction. Use your intuition, use the cards every day.


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