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2018 Scorpio Full Moon
29 April 2018 at 5.58 pm PDT- 8.58 pm EDT
30 April 2018 at 1.58 am BST (summer time GMT) - 8.58 am AWST Perth, Australia
10.58 am AEST Sydney, NSW, Australia
Here in the North Country it was half-way through the spring season but the air was still cold. In fact there had been a dusting of snow the night before. But although it was cold Grandfather Sun’s rays had melted the snow and Snowy Owl and Shooting Star were grateful as it meant they could finally go to the Star Temple to do ceremony for this Full Moon. The last Moon ceremonies the weather had prevented them from being able to celebrate in the Sacred Space.
As the sisters climbed the path to the Star Temple the western horizon was filled with steaks of gold and crimson as Grandfather Sun set. For once in a long time the sky was clear of Cloud People so the young women knew they would be able to see Sister Moon’s beautiful full face. Soon after they settled in the center of the Sacred Space they saw Luna low on the eastern horizon. She appeared golden as she was bathed in the setting rays of Grandfather Sun. Snowy Owl and Shooting Star sat in silence and watched Luna climb higher in the dark sky. Around her full face there was a silver blue halo that added mystery to her aura.
Suddenly a figure began to emerge from Sister Moon’s center. As it came closer the sisters recognized it as a Priestess with black wings and wearing an indigo gown. Both were glowing iridescent in the moon light. When she landed in the Star Temple they saw her long black hair was streaked with silver and her cobalt blue eyes reflected the light of the Starry Ones. The sisters felt this was a wise one who knew the mysteries of the Universe. Sister Moon began to speak. “This is Nyx, Goddess of the Night. She is the Matriarch of the lineage of the Dark Goddesses. Her mission is to show you there is nothing in the darkness to fear. It is where you find your true strength and power once you embrace the deepness within yourself. Go now as she takes you on a journey into the darkness.”
Snowy Owl and Shooting Star put on their magic flying capes and followed Mother Nyx into the night. Soon they were flying among the Wanderers and the Starry Ones. As they did Mother Nyx spoke “You are learning the dance of the Universe. It is a dance that your Soul chose as the path to follow in this lifetime on the Earth Mother. It is not something only out here. It is found in your inner universe that lies at the core of your true self. This Full Moon gifts you with the courage to discover that inner dance and live your life with integrity and empowerment so you will always be true to your authentic self. Your Soul Essence and the Wanderers and Starry Ones you have chosen to guide you are always there as you walk your path. Once you learn to listen to their wisdom you will never be lost along the way’’.
Mother Nyx began to turn back toward the Earth Mother and Snowy Owl and Shooting Star followed her. When they landed in the Star Temple the Priestess folded her black wings behind her and began to twirl. As she did fire started to engulf her and she transformed into The Phoenix, the mystical bird of resurrection and renewal. As Nyx flew off into the night her black feathers were now yellow-orange twinged with red and purple. Her message was it is time to birth your true self. Snowy Owl and Shooting Star stood in awe as Nyx vanished into the night. The sisters knew this journey had changed them forever.
This Scorpio Full Moon is the Moon of transformation. Scorpio asks us to go deep within and heal our spirits. In the Northern hemisphere our Animal Totem guide for the Moon is Snake, shedding the old and embracing the new. For the Sun in Taurus it is Beaver, clearing the clutter and building the new. For the Southern Hemisphere they are reversed. For all of us the Sacred Totem for Scorpio is The Phoenix, death to the old, resurrection, and rebirth. It is time for each of us to find our inner universal dance and be it. The Clan Mother is Walks Tall Woman. She is the Keeper of new pathways and the Guardian of inner strength. She teaches us how to Walk the Truth. (The 13 Original Clan Mothers by Jamie Sams).
The planetary dance echoes the theme of transformation. The rulers of the Scorpio Moon are Pluto Rx at 21 degrees Capricorn (transforming ourselves and becoming empowered in the world) and Mars at 22 degrees Capricorn (the right use of will). Their Animal Totem guide is Snow Goose, following your dreams and spiritual vision. Because they are so close their energy is merged. It is important to work with the positive energy of this pair, transformational action. They are sextile (ease of opportunity) Jupiter Rx at 19 degrees Scorpio (inner healing and transformation). The Moon is just within a wide meeting with Jupiter. They are joined through Snake (healing and transformation) as the Animal Totem for Scorpio and The Phoenix the Sacred Totem for Scorpio.
The Sun in Taurus is ruled by Venus at 06 Gemini. This is her Soul Centered home and here she is the harmonizer of the Universe. This is important as Venus is sextile Ceres at 10 degrees (nurturing and nourishing) and the North Node (new directions) at 10 degrees Leo (the path of the compassionate heart). The reason this is an important link is because the Moon at 09 degrees Scorpio and the Sun at 09 degrees Taurus form a Fixed Grand Cross with the North Node and the South Node at 10 degrees Aquarius (releasing the past and indifference). The Grand Cross supports us to find new ways of doing things. It is motivation for transformational change. Saturn at 09 degrees Capricorn plays a part too. He is sextile the Moon and trine the Sun giving us all the opportunity to create a new foundation in our lives and in the world. And Mercury at 12 degrees Aries (new beginnings) is square Saturn (releasing limitation and restriction) but also trine (removal of obstacles) the North Node in Leo (the path of the compassionate heart).
On this Scorpio Full Moon here in Toronto there is a prayer vigil being held. On Monday April 23 a 25 year old man drove his van on the sidewalks of Yonge Street (the main thoroughfare in Toronto) striking and killing 10 people and injuring 16 others. We are still recovering from the senselessness of his action. Tonight people of all faiths and beliefs have come together to heal and transform. The gathering of thousands in unity and love is very powerful This Scorpio Moon is blessing all in their healing.
On that note may your own journey of healing lead you to transformation and empowerment. Again I share this prayer from the Buddha’s teaching.
May I be filled with loving-kindness.
May I be well.
May I be peaceful and at ease.
May I be happy.
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Copyright Dale Osadchuk 2017.
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