Oh my, yes… This Scorpio Full Moon is indeed a powerful one that will take us to our depths… willingly or unwillingly… it does not matter, for Scorpio is the Dark Goddess 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. Her themes for this full moon involve getting real with why we came to Earth at this time and what feeds our Soul?
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.
Does the Dark Goddess call to you during this full moon energy of turning inward and going downward? Does the idea of embodying The Great Moon Mother fill you up with anticipation and desire? Is She Who Stirs the Cauldron beckoning you come and Draw Down the Moon so that you may become the Chalice to be filled 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 Full 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 surrender, listen and open.
Under this Scorpio Full Moon, Dance! Dance with the Scorpio Dark Goddess taking back all the things they told you not to be stepping fully into all you know you can be! Dance with the Dark Goddess, remembering the ancient ways of the priestess, the sorceress, the oracle and seer, the medicine woman, the witch. All of this is Scorpio and it’s time to celebrate this reclamation under her Full Moon light!
Celebrate your authentic power, stepping fully and completely into your destiny. Then arms held high to the light of Mother Moon, draw her down into you, imagining all her power and energy flowing toward you and into your hands, your arms, your body. Imagine all the things taken from women by the Patriarchy and standing in the fierce energy of the depths of Scorpio, stepping fully and completely in the light of Mother Moon, reclaim, reclaim, reclaim.
Scorpio demands much, but gives so much more in return once we know and own our authentic self. Authenticity and deep, inner knowing are the elixirs 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 Full 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,
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.
Scorpio is the Dark Goddess and her Full Moon is the time of her deepest and darkest learning, when her most empowering magic and mystery – the voice of her soul – shines the strongest. It’s your time too.
Come… Let’s Draw Down the Moon and Dance!!!!
Blessed Scorpio Full Moon Alchemy, Sisters.
~All writing property of Arlene Bailey and The Sacred Wild, ©2019
~Artwork, Images found on Pinterest, no artist revealed on Google Image Search.