I always find that when the moon is in Scorpio my dreaming is more lucid and tends to look and feel more like direct messaging/ spirit communication than usual, so I am expecting this Scorpio Full Moon (May 7th, 11:45 BST) to be a powerful one for dreams and receiving messages from beyond the veil. I hope it’s good news.
If you’d like to enhance your dreamtime, people have had good results using mugwort tea or sleeping with it under their pillow (I put it in those pretty little bags that jewellery and crystals often come in and tie it tight so it doesn’t go everywhere).
If you’re finding the energy and the situation all a bit much, then regular grounding (bare feet on earth works great) and carrying a stone that feels calming and protective may be helpful. Tourmaline, and other dark stones, are my favourite for this purpose, but you may have something else which works best for you.
These suggestions are mutually inclusive.
“Blessings be on this house,” Granny said, perfunctorily. It was always a good opening remark for a witch. It concentrated people’s minds on what other things might be on this house.”
― Witches Abroad
Divination/ Journaling Prompts
I have made a card spread for this full moon based on the imagery of a castle. It felt appropriate with the sun in earthy Taurus and with many of us being confined to our homes and perhaps seeing them in new ways as a safe haven/ fortress or perhaps a prison – or both.
The prompts could also be used for journalling if you do not use cards/ runes etc. Just say/ write :”what is my … ” and put the keyword(s) for each card in the … part of the sentence.
*What is my foundation? This may be what is supporting and sustaining you, or perhaps what is causing you to feel shaky and vulnerable.
*What are my walls? Are they useful fortifying boundaries or seemingly unscalable barriers, or both? What does that mean?
*What is my entrance? Do you have a door that lets you freely come and go (metaphorically and perhaps physically) or is it more of a portcullis that you are not able to open? How does that feel?
*What are my windows? Slits for shooting arrows through or large openings that let the light and world in? How does that feel?
*What is my flag? What message am I sending to others?
I realise that this is a somewhat complex spread that is going to take some nuanced reading of the cards. If you’re a newbie don’t be disheartened if you need to draw a clarifier or two, perhaps with the question “what would help me now?”
Ritual/ EveryDayMagic/ Spellwork Suggestions
*It’s hands dirty time. Plant stuff if you can. Touch and share space with other living things.
*Do you make your own skincare? A cleansing full moon bath soak with essential oils plus a clay-based face mask would be totes approps.
*If you don’t have an ancestor practice, start one. They want to hear from you.