05 May The week ahead: May 4th through May 10th of 2020:
We have a full moon this week in the sign of Scorpio on the 7th. Anytime Scorpio shows up, things get intense, and to boot, it’s another super moon (meaning it’s close to earth), ramping up the emotional and psychic nature of this sign. Water signs don’t mess around, and getting to the heart of the matter is important; it allows you the opportunity to cleanse yourself of any toxicity and start anew, and considering Scorpio is known for death, birth and rebirth, now is your time to face what comes up from the past and if you’re ready to heal through it.
Pluto is also retrograde (and rules Scorpio), meaning it’s asking us to go within, doubling up on the themes around inner work, trusting where our emotions and intuition are guiding us, and renewal. Like I said last week, Pluto and Scorpio are well known for freedom through release, so know when it feels like you can’t handle what rears it’s ugly head, Pluto will step in to remind you that the only thing you have to fear, is fear itself.
In the midst of Taurus season, this earthy energy has a stabilizing effect to our Scorpio talks about our most vulnerable spaces. There may even be an emphasis on power, money or sexuality; these are deep themes we normally don’t share with just anyone that are coming up for review, so consider grounding yourself in some way by starting a savings account, coming to terms with or opening up to how you identify, or deciding to take back your power by taking action around what you can do right now. These are just a few options, but remember there is a practical solution to most problems. Sometimes it just takes confronting the issue and allowing yourself to feel what you’ve been avoiding. Truly at this full moon, your power is your vulnerability–give yourself permission to release what’s holding you back 💖
So how can we work with the energy this week? My advice is this: Work with the elemental energy of this season and the full moon by using water and earth to assist in what you’re trying to do. A beautiful way to honor yourself at this full moon would be to go outside in your bare feet and meditate, work in your garden, or go for a walk in nature, then to follow it up with a cleansing bath with Epsom salts, magnesium flakes. Add in for extra oomph any combo of rosemary, frankincense and palo santo or sweet orange or lavender essential oils with black obsidian and/or amethyst crystals.
Go ahead and pick a card from above (pick one, two, or all three cards–choose what you’re drawn to). The top card is the overarching theme for everyone and it’s something to keep in mind or to remember, no matter what energy shows up for you as the week goes on. The stone you see in the picture above is black obsidian. A pure, glossy black that may appear deep brown when light is shined on thin edges. Ruled by the planet Pluto, Black Obsidian is a teacher stone and could be deemed the “Warrior of Truth.” It is the most powerful of the Obsidians and does not cater to the ego; rather it exposes darkened areas of the subconscious to force one to face one’s true self. It assists in examining unresolved issues and harmful attitudes inhibiting one’s personal and spiritual growth. Black Obsidian works quickly and can be overwhelming as it rushes negative emotions and difficult truths to the surface to be experienced and released. It should only be used if one is educated on its power and prepared to withstand the process in order to achieve deep healing. It is best used under the guidance of a qualified therapist or healer, and other, gentler forms of Obsidian may be used for this process. Black Obsidian also carries the inherent frequency of protection, sealing the aura and removing energetic attachments, hooks and cords, as well as eliminating negative energies within the self and one’s environment. This protective shield enables one to go back into past lives for healing and to work on ancestral and family lines. It is ideal for use in shamanic ceremonies to remove physical disorders. Black Obsidian slabs, mirrors and spheres are excellent gazing and scrying tools for meditation, divining insight into the future, inducing creativity, and communicating with souls who have passed over. It is an excellent talisman for self-control, reversing previous misuse of power, and addressing power issues on all levels. If you’d like to learn more about this stone, please go here.
Overarching theme: Nine of Wands: As you continue moving on and striving to reach your goals, a minor setback or obstacle might suddenly get in the way. This card asks you to step into your resilience and inner resolve – you are almost there, so now is not the time to give up! Your hard work and efforts are close to a state of completion and success, and you have the inner strength and perseverance to keep on rising. As time goes by and you become more accustomed to these shifting cycles within your own work and power, you may also be aware of other people who will try and deplete your energy and confidence. This is only natural and may come with the territory of being successful. Do not let go of the root of your inner strength: it too is rising and learning to evolve and transform. Questions to ask yourself this week: Am I able to deflect and transmute the negative blocks? Is there any energetic cords that need to be cut off? Your mantra: My energy is clear. Each challenge makes me stronger. Additional Meanings: Competition • Gain • Success • Strength • Defiance.