I called on the spirit of the cosmos and asked for our collective message. Here are the images and words I received. Take what resonates, leave the rest. Out of respect, please use a link to this page when sharing words or images.
I find myself standing within a web of silvery-white light. This is the energetic space where all magical potential lives; that which has not yet become fully manifested in our physical world. I sense and acknowledge all the energetic cords around me, attachments to many things, possibilities of many different paths if I would choose them. I know that I am looking for something here. And there, I see it. A golden cord, bright and firm. Immediately my senses are heightened; gaze sharpens and focuses forward on the cord. My scrutiny reveals tiny baby spiders are crawling all over it; spellmasters and dream-weavers. The cord is embedded in my core, my solar plexus, centre of willpower and purpose. Where does this cord lead to? We begin to travel down the energetic cord, intensely focused, curious and investigative.
Abruptly, a sudden flash of silver shows an enormous blade drops down firmly to sever this cord, halting any further journeying down this way. With the cord suddenly severed, the energy that was drawn out is swiftly returned to my core. A fire erupts, setting my core ablaze - reigniting my centre of personal power. Through the absolute necessary cutting of this cord that was connected to a certain person/situation/environment/thing, I release that energy and redirect my focus towards my own dreams, my own passions, gathering solidity in my purpose and a renewed sense of confidence in my abilities.
I hit the ground, pulling out of the light-world with a jolt. Out of magic space and into this earthly reality. A dense overgrown jungle stretches out all around me. Immediately I begin to move. Crawling over gnarled roots and running past trees that reach out to snag me with their twigs and leaves, tearing at my skin and clothes. A forest full of spirits that wail through the wind. An internal sense of panic pushes me onwards, quickly, I run with a purpose. Instinct guides me, I trust the wisdom deep inside me. My heart thunders through my veins as a mighty drum. Continue. Continue. You’re almost there.
At last I spy the rocky cliffs, push on until I enter the echoing chamber of an enormous cave. Relief floods me. This cave offers solace, protection, refuge and peace. Its healing sanctuary settles around me as I walk through the quiet space of this vast mountainside cave. Burning brightly in its centre is a roaring fire, which I curl up beside, slipping into immense peace. The sky outside darkens, night gathers, the endless jungle grows still and peaceful. I stand now at the entrance of the cave gazing up at the stars, feeling their bright diamond light like eyes from above.
Amidst the vastness of the forest, beneath the eternal cosmic sky, held by the earthen caves and invigorated by its inner fire, I am alone but not lonely. Connected to the entire world around me through the invisible web of light, I stand grounded and firm, breathing deeply into my core. Peaceful warrior; alert and alive, aware, lucid and listening, filled with an incredible sense of resolve. Here, in this moment of connectedness to the sacred walks of all life, I stand strong and peaceful, lovingly connected to the Night.
Welcome to Scorpio Season! We presently have an abundance of scorpionic energy about - venus (retrograde), mercury, jupiter, the sun and eventually the moon. Scorpio in astrology rules the eighth house, governed traditionally by Mars and now Pluto. Its element is Fixed Water, likened to a deep, still lake. It is said to have three main phases which represent its journey of alchemy or transformation; the scorpion who holds venom in its sting, the eagle with piercing eyesight and perception, and the phoenix who is a bird of fire, dying often to rebirth anew. Transformation and Regeneration are inherent themes at this time, where anything not contributing to your personal growth will be cut away so you can evolve, grow and move on to more enriching experiences.
Something is coming to its natural end. Release the outworn, tired, old and stagnant gently. Let it go lovingly. Allow this natural completion to occur as compassionately as you can. Honour this energetic death and allow yourself to grieve. Holding on will be painful and is indeed futile, inhibiting your growth. Death is a natural part of the rhythm of life, and in this sense it is most likely to be of an emotional, spiritual or mental nature, rather than an actual physical death. I say this through the vision received and the empowerment that immediately followed after cutting the energetic cord. ‘Emotional’ cord cutting may be linked to a relationship or releasing a connection. ‘Mental’ refers to releasing belief systems, thought-patterns and mental blocks. ‘Spiritual’ may talk to the natural evolution of your soul, releasing entirely an old way of being or living, so that you may awaken to another way; a different kind of spiritual resonance may be calling you to exist in a new way.
The sense of death is all around, where you can acutely feel that there are many things ending or being released all around you and even within you - releasing old emotions from your cells, transforming layers of pain held buried in your heart, removing illusions from your eyes and mind so that you see clearly what has been inhibiting your growth.
Slipping into Scorpio energy is like exposing a nerve. It’s raw, often painful, especially when the mind is fixated on pain or trauma. When the mind is lovingly directed towards life-giving things, then incredible leaps and bounds in personal growth may occur. Whether you find yourself traversing through the realms of pain and shadow, or the sensitive realms of innocence and wonderment, the transformative process of Scorpio will have its way with you.
Scorpio is a purpose driven sign with natural detective abilities which exist on a deep intuitive level. There is a natural yearning for depth, for intense emotional experiences and soulful communion with others. You may not feel satisfied with living on the surface right now, instead drawn to and craving fulfillment. What will nourish you?
You may find yourself in a haze of mental confusion. Plunging into deep water, awakening all the energy stored in your blood and veins. Moving around as if in a dream at times, confused, pulled through undercurrents of energy/emotion/anxiety. A ringing in the ears notifies you of a sudden shift from deep energy to swift lucidity, crystal clear awareness. Mental confusion and lethargy are symptoms of emotional overwhelm and is a natural cue from your body to withdraw from the activity of life to spend time in quiet solitude, involved in restful activities or simple things that nourish your soul, which will help you shift from overwhelm to clarity.
The veil between worlds is naturally thin with this amount of magical energy present, which also means your energetic boundaries are thin, creating a sponge-like mind that soaks up the thoughts, emotions and energies from others and within your surrounding environments. Spending time alone to rejuvenate your spirit will be deeply rewarding. It is also a space where, naturally, your innermost issues may bubble up from your subconscious to the surface of your awareness, allowing you a glimpse within. These are things you will be working with. Journal lots and take it with you to your next therapeutic session. Carry or wear black obsidian for energetic shielding, grounding and protection from the earth.
Now is a powerful time to discover something about yourself, your roots, the world and the universe. Dream wildly. Follow the white rabbit down the hole in your psyche to the wonderland or jungle that exists within.
Hot on the heels of the sun shifting into Scorpio, we synchronistically have a Full Moon in Taurus on the 25th October. Think back to two weeks ago where your Libra New Moon intentions were consciously awakened, considering what new things may have begun since then. Next, think back to the Taurus New Moon when we had Matariki, the Pleiades constellation visible above Aotearoa New Zealand. What intentions did you plant in your energy field at that time? What has occurred since then? The full moon illuminates and sheds light on what we have created. Taurus is the first earth sign, ruled by Venus, the goddess of love and lovers in their most sensual, physical delights. Consider what foundations you have set up or worked towards in the past few months. Consider your finances and what may need to change there. Ponder the connections and relationships in your life, both those that are new and those from the past that have returned for a glimpse with venus retrograde. Call in the connections that are in complete alignment, harmony, resonance and synchronicity with your mind and soul.
Work with this venus-driven Full Moon to clear your heartspace of past wounds so that you may create new foundations for stronger love - in loving yourself deeper, and offering even greater authentic love to others. Commit to yourself. Honour yourself, first. Make sure you are valuing what your heart truly desires. Do your present relationships and connections exist in alignment with your personal beliefs and values? Reflect on the past and how your values may have naturally shifted and evolved in the past 18 months. When love is offered with your full integrity and honouring of your own truth, there is breathing space for it to grow, become strong, flourish and thrive.
In the Southern Hemisphere we celebrate Beltane on the 31st October, an ancient pagan festival which honours the rhythmic turning of the season into Summer. Beltane honours fire, libido, light and new life. Make time to honour what is growing in your life. As a pagan festival this is earth-based wisdom and magick, therefore spending time outdoors in mother nature’s playgrounds (forests, meadows, lakes, oceans, rivers, mountains, cliffs) is highly encouraged. Create a ritual involving fire, wildflowers and offerings to the earthen fertility gods, such as Pan or Freya. Now is a time to focus on your growth. Honour new beginnings and welcome deeper abundant love.
Jumper card - DEATH
Intuitively selected card - WHEEL OF FORTUNE
The grim reaper dances on the bottom of the ocean, celebrating this sacred moment of transformation. Allow the old to leave, lovingly, willingly. Release with gratitude for all that has occurred. Honour your grief, it is a beautiful thing to move through such a soulful experience. Move your body, somatic therapy, to allow the energy to flow and release. Death is the card of Scorpio - magical, intense and cathartic.
The Wheel of Fortune is an omen of change. The movement of the astrological cosmic bodies above are indeed having quite the impact upon many lives at this time. Get ready for things to change. Destiny is in motion, resistance is futile. Let yourself drop into the flow so that the changes that are coming are experienced easier, gently. This card is ruled by Jupiter, a planet that has been in scorpio for the past 13 months. It is about to shift into Sagittarius, but more on that later. For now, these two cards serve as your Spiritual Guides through this time. Deep, soulful intensity, letting go of many things and embracing something delightfully new and unexpected.
With a soul shaking howl sent forth through the endless night,