by Jasmine, SkinOwl Director of Brand Collaborations
Toward the end of Libra season, we experienced a very powerful full moon in Aries. New moons are typically where we set intentions and full moons are where these intentions take form and manifest into the physical realm. Aries is the first house of the Zodiac, and to have a full moon in Aries is a strong force that burns away all the frayed edges of our life and propels us forward and fast.
Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, the planet of transformation and Mars, the planet of war. Scorpio energy is often associated with being aggressive and angry and a having fiery temperament and while that all can be true, know that this all comes from a place of deep transformation. Scorpio energy loses grounding because it is meant to break people out of their comfort zone and shift them into an entirely new person.
Shortly after moving into Scorpio season on October 23rd, we have a new moon in Scorpio on October 27th. As we mentioned earlier, the new moon will be a great time to set new intentions for this powerful season ahead. Ask for guidance and clarity in what no longer serves you because on November 12th we will have a full moon in Taurus and this strong Earth energy will have a influence in what you manifest. Thoughts become things. Run through the muddy waters and find some clear still water to settle in when you get to this full moon.
You will need that same clarity and guidance all throughout Mercury Retrograde from October 31st until November 20th. Although Mercury Retrograde has a bad reputation for being disruptive and unsettling, it is a perfect moment of pause in an already chaotic time. Mercury Retrograde is a time to slow down and step back from indulgence, a time to mind our tongue, a time to accept all the moving pieces around us as they are and find our place in the ever-changing world. This is not a time for rash decisions, or big life changes. It is a time for sitting in the dark spaces and rediscovering who we are.
On November 19, Mars will enter Scorpio. This is a home placement for Scorpio and it’s happening right before the end of Mercury Retrograde. Expect to feel a kick start, a boost of energy and all the motivation to have a personal revolution. You may feel that pre-holiday energy that is ready to close out all the open tabs in your brain. You will be drawn to all the things that bring you comfort and make you feel at home and allows space for you to explore all the new versions of yourself.
The transformation is the hard part. This is the uncomfortable. It is the dense. It is the heavy. It is the ugly. It is the dark. It is the test of strength. It is the honest reflection of self. It gives you a chance to see honestly, looking deep into the reflection of what you like and what you don’t. It is changing you to the point where you are unrecognizable.
You might not like it. Others might not like it.
Your light sticks, the rest of you shifts. What stays? Who stays?
Be intentional with what you keep, and with who you keep, and with where you keep it all.
Is it close to your heart, is it at a safe distance?
What more do you need?
What more can you resolve?
What more do you have to learn?
You are your best friend, remember this truth if you find yourself in some trying times in this upcoming season. Find patience and kindness that you would normally give to others and mirror that to yourself during this Scorpio season. You deserve it.
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