Oh my, yes… This Scorpio New Moon is indeed a powerful one that will take us to our depths… willingly or unwillingly… it does not matter, for Scorpio is Hecate – the Dark Goddess of this season – and she has come to take us deeper as she has much to teach us about the inner mysteries. She is Inanna and Ishtar, Isis and Persephone. This journey is Never easy, but always profound and deeply transformative.
My midheaven (our life path) is in Scorpio and in Shamanic Astrology, for me, this translates to the idea that I am the sorceress witch who takes you to the deepest, most mystical places in order to effect deep, regenerative transformation. Never, never easy, but I have learned to go for the teachings are food for my soul. I go because this is my life path and the wisdom gained is profound. I go for what I learn is my medicine and my work in the world.
Forget Pluto. Does the Dark Goddess call to you during this season of turning inward and going downward?
Is She Who Stirs the Cauldron beckoning you come and release so that you may become an empty chalice, a vessel to be refilled by the things that truly fill your soul?
There’s no sense in resisting if you are called for you will go one way or the other.
This New Moon in watery Scorpio portends a deeply spiritual and shamanic journey, so best to settle in, buckle up and hang on for life-changing AND life-affirming transitions and transformations. Best to find that place that allows you to sink in, breathing deeply and opening to all the possibilities held in the Universe just for you. First, though, you must identify and let go of all the trappings of the material world that hold you back.
You must Release…
Shed those outworn skins just as the serpent does… transform… becoming Lilith who gives up all she is told she is supposed to be to step fully and completely into her authentic power.
Be as Inanna who, at each of the seven gates, gives up something precious to her as she searches for deeper meaning and a more authentic existence.
Embody Isis who searches the universe for her beloved, re-uniting each part of Osiris until he is whole. Find those lost parts of yourself, re-uniting them and integrating them into the amazing and cohesive whole that is your own beloved authentic self.
Become Persephone who – rather than being raped and dragged down to the Underworld by Pluto in the old patriarchal myth – revisions her role to go willingly into the deep and dark to learn the inner mysteries of life… death… re-birth from her Grandmother, the Dark Goddess, Hecate. She revisions her life to follow her own authentic path.
Are you sensing a theme here? Authenticity. It is the elixir of woman’s innate beauty and power. It is the manna that sustains us when patriarchy would have us be other than our deepest soul knowing.
Go willingly into the depths and there you will find your own personal alchemy. Go willingly into the arms of this Dark Mother and she will strip away the dross to reveal your shining gold.
I leave you with a writing that came a few years back during an especially difficult Scorpio New Moon. I have come to love these words and the idea they paint. May they bring magic as you open to the greatest mystery of all…You.
Dancing with the Dark Goddess
by Arlene Bailey ©2014
Not all are called to dance with the Dark Goddess. Not all are called to walk the edge between the worlds. For those who are, who dare to risk, magic awaits. Not easy wave-your-pretty-wand magic, but magic that is deep and rough, pulling and tugging at your very existence, plunging you into the deep, dark murky waters of all feelings from all times, until finally demanding you be willing to stand in the fires of transformation, insisting you be willing to be the dark matter that is alchemically transmuted into gold.
Not everyone will understand or feel comfortable around you. They are not meant to. The Dance of the Dark Goddess is for those who are willing to die and die and die again, knowing that with each death a new dance is being born, a new being is being formed, for it is in darkness that creation begins.
Not all are called to dance with the Dark Goddess but for those who are, those who have been given eyes to see in the dark and wings to fly, those that understand alchemy is born of fire, a day will come when travelling between the worlds of dark and light will be a profoundly juicy journey of depth-diving into the shadowy recesses in order to purify, mature, and perfect that which is the deepest of all mysteries… the soul of a woman.
Blessed Scorpio New Moon Alchemy, Sisters.
Dancing with the Dark Goddess by Arlene Bailey, ©2014,
The Call of the Inner Mysteries: Season of the Dark Goddess by Arlene Bailey, ©2019
Art, Astarte* by Susan Seddon Boulet
Astarte* was a Semitic goddess and a counterpart of the Akkadian goddess, Ishtar, and the Sumerian goddess, Inanna.