November 26th New Moon ~ Preparing your Shadow!

The Lunar Lowdown – a few notes

While not a transcript of our current video by any means,
I’ve included the notes below if you’d prefer to read or for referencing the information later!

Actual Time of Celestial Event: Tuesday November 26th, 2019 @ 8:05 am MST
Sun’s position:           9 degrees Scorpio (The Scorpion / Eagle)
Moon’s position:        9 degrees Scorpio (The Scorpion / Eagle)

I see myself and two inner contacts – we are “ringing around the rosey” like children and we all fall to the ground and this flower remains between us. Now this flower is like a lotus, this many petaled flower blooms from the middle outwards, petals emerging and falling away as the outer layers perpetually renew from within. I find watching this movement fascinating… mesmerizing, as this beautiful flower turns inside out, creating beauty out of nothing while the old simply and gracefully rolls outward and back down into the earth, into another form, into dirt.

This new Moon corresponds with the American celebration for Thanksgiving which at its roots is a troublesome and problematic celebration. But approaching this from the surface as a coming together around the practice of gratitude and giving thanks it can be embraced.  But remember: we are in Scorpio.  Nothing can be approached from the surface. or at least, we cannot actually stay there; the depths will have their moment.

The lotus flower is rooted deeply in mud. Every human being has a Shadow side. This New Moon unfolds in Scorpio which is a constellation that understands this and indeed will seek to expose the shadow particularly in environments that deny its existence. This kind of cover-up or stagnation is understood by the Scorpion as unnatural or said another way, stagnation or denial block the circulation and flow of authentic living systems. The antidote therefore is circulation, movement, breath, openness.

With Jupiter and Venus together I would like to predict great heart openings, connection and love for this time of family gatherings. And while that maybe completely accessible I would also council preparation for those of you who are entering into gatherings that you know might challenge you or bring you together with others who see the world in a much different light than you do.

It’s like this: the Star Beings show me a dark room and out of one of the corners something comes towards you and you react. Without thinking, you reach down to your side and pick up whatever is to hand to simply protect yourself. What is close to hand? Your heavy sarcasm? Your ready (but harsh) wit? Your shrill defensiveness? Or can you prepare by putting a soft Nerf bat there instead? A lighthearted joke or some other wisdom tool that keeps you from accidentally lashing out when unexpectedly triggered?

Every human being must own the shadow capabilities that live within us. Not to be ashamed, not to feel bad about oneself – but to remember and be prepared as Scorpio reaches through the pretty facade to touch our heart of hearts.

In other words, the pressures of this time drive each of us to find ways to”blow off steam”. But like a hot teakettle, let’s be careful in what direction the steam blows!

I am returned to the first image the Lotus, of the Rose – it expands… stays centered, and draws up Beauty from within….aho, amen, so be it.