The bogeyman is every child’s worst nightmare – and a fear tactic that parents would use to scare their children into being good little boys or girls. The bogeyman hides in dark closets, underneath beds and in the air vents and only comes out when the lights are turned off. If you are brave enough to open a closet door and check underneath your bed – you will see that there really is nothing there. The big fears that overwhelm us aren’t as terrifying and large when you shine a light on them.
This upcoming New Moon in Scorpio is the perfect time to face the inner bogeyman – to look into those inner secret hiding places we don’t want to look and shine some light. Scorpio is the queen of Transformation and doing deep inner work. Scorpio is ruled by Mars and in Aries, Mars takes outer action, while in Scorpio there is a desire to taken inner action – to purge the shadow and evolve some aspect of ourselves.
The new Moon is the beginning of a lunar cycle that begins in darkness. It is a highly intuitive time perfect for seeding new something. Scorpio is a fixed water sign and desires more intimacy, connection, power and responsibility. This energy supports digging deep and focusing your energy on one main problem and probe a little deeper into the mysterious depths.
What are you most afraid of? How intense is your fear? What are you telling yourself about this fear? Where do you feel this in your body? Follow this emotion and let it speak to you – are you telling yourself that you aren’t worthy enough? That you don’t matter? That the world is a dangerous place? That you are unlovable? Stupid? Wrong? Unattractive? That you can’t trust anyone? Are you telling yourself that you can’t change and are powerless?
Once you determine what your thought patterns are around this fear – challenge the evidence and then find a more balanced interpretation. If you’re interested in diving even deeper, I suggest a superb book by Erin Olivo, Wise Mind Living: Master Your Emotions, Transform Your Life a perfect gift to yourself during this Scorpio season.
Our negative emotions are perfectly normal – we will be prone to negative emotions – it is not ‘unspiritual’ to be emotionally triggered – it happens. It is what we do (our actions or lack of actions) once we have those emotions where we run into problems.
With Venus conjunct Saturn we have a seriousness that lends itself to this new moon – and it’s in Sagittarius a sign that is not used to limitation and the straight and narrow. That’s the lesson – how much energy do you have to expend? How much partying can you do? How much spending? Sagittarius is a mutable sign and so we are working on adjusting and adapting to new beliefs and philosophies around where we are prone to excess.
Seriousness is enough to trigger some people into a mild depression – when we are face-to-face with our shadow elements – we are not feeling joyful and ready to face the day. Are you able to hold off on that joy for just a little while until you pull those roots out and feel like a new person?
Pluto is assisting this journey and kind of like a tour guide – saying – hey, let me take you on a tour of all your deeply rooted issues – and let’s choose which one to work on – this also lends itself to ease and psychic vibes to open up and let go of what no longer services us. Neptune is in an easy aspect to the new moon – just be careful that we aren’t deluding ourselves about our goals or habits – the psychic waves can open.
So is this a negative or positive new moon? How can fear, shadow and bad feelings be positive? It’s really a matter of perspective – if you face your negative emotions – you reduce the amount of emotional charge (emotions do subside over time like a wave). If you don’t, usually our thought process keeps the negativity alive and if we don’t feel comfortable with those darker feelings – abandon them in favor of more positive emotions – we bury our darkness within. It’s like sweeping dirt under a rug. You don’t see the dirt – it doesn’t mean it isn’t there doing damage.
The transformational perspective is to let go of what we think is negative or positive and just be here, totally present and alive to this moment – a so very Scorpio thing to be.
Now Mars and Pluto are conjunct in Capricorn square Jupiter and Uranus. Jupiter’s beliefs and philosophy are conflicting with the status quo and power plays are likely – or perhaps our desire to change and transform old beliefs are coming up against some friction. Uranus shocks us and ignites some unexpected anxiety.
The best thing to do is keep a cool head and listen to your intuition.