We are moving into a full moon with the Sun in Scorpio and the Moon in Taurus—Relief.
We can move away from the politics we discussed in the last newsletter (at least in this blog; it’s hard not to think about the election), and talk about what is solid and fixed.
This weekend’s question is: What do we know for sure?
This full moon addresses core topics: love, sex, birth, and death (not necessarily in that order).
You try and tell me what you know is absolute other than sex, birth, love, and death—oh yeah and money, well that’s a Scorpio/Taurus topic, too.
This full moon includes no small talk. Straight to the point (said every Scorpio).
Everything starts with love. Even though you don’t need love to have babies, die, or make money, love is at the center of everything—even hate.
It’s wild to think about, but hate walks hand in hand with love, both sourced from the same longing: to be seen, heard, felt, and noticed.
At the end of a relationship, love shrinks. Here comes Scorpio walking down the dark lanes at night having just sabotaged a love affair and depressed, while the other friend (Taurus) holds steady and loyal, committed to love no matter what as they seek the warm sunlight.
It doesn’t matter which sign you are, everyone (whether conscious or not) lives for love. Hot, lukewarm, even soured—we long for love. It’s how you got into this existence…an orgasm…someone connected with another and had some pleasure.
Love arrives with every baby born. Think back to the moment you first held that brand new little creature in your arms (or your new grandkid, godchild, or any fresh baby)…you melt. I have heard so many grown men say that the moment they saw and held their baby, sweet tears ran down their face, far beyond their control. The moment a mother’s eyes touch the baby’s newborn eyes, unadulterated love flows.
As tender as emotions can be, they surely can hurt too. Love goes both ways. Love and hate. Birth and death. We are moved to tears in love and in death. Scorpio is clearly a Water sign—complicated and deep, until Taurus enters the room.
With Taurus comes simplicity, calm, and comfort. Safety and security. What a great combo: passion and safety, love and gentleness. We need these two flavors to know healthy love. Hello full moon.
I think about how it is Scorpio energy that has a mother lift a car off a child. Power revealed.
In contrast, think about the 2-year-old sister who gently kisses her brand new, day-old baby brother with tender lips ruled by Taurus sweetness.
Scorpio has power and Taurus has soft calm. Friends at best / cruel at worst.
This life comes marinated in sweet and sour sauce, a push/pull game of kindness and pain.
Think of your birth: your mother screaming, your father crying. Sweet and sour.
I see love everywhere; however, I cannot forget the dark, smelly, sticky pain that feeds evil influences hiding in alleys all over this planet. Corruption, Fascism, Slavery—too many words that hurt. The meanness that never tires.
We humans survive on a diet of good and bad, happy and sad, birth and death—it has long pissed me off that these truths never change, that this story has remained constant.
Why is it that the dark defines light? As soon as the dark leaves, we impatiently wait for the Sun to come up again.
Who made this up? Up/down, in/out, black/white—it is so predictable, to me it can become too predictable—even boring. Too bad—this is how this place works, from dawn to dusk EVERY DAY.
I just read the most remarkable book that stirred these kinds of deep thoughts called Writing my Wrongs by Shaka Senghor.
He touched me to my core. He went from evil to light. Spent 17 years in prison and found his way out to love. He redeemed himself. He was in the ‘hole’ (solitary confinement) for four years on and off. He came out, found love, and totally 100 percent changed his life. Even after he fell in love, his marriage had to reshape in the years that followed.
This is the essence of living a Scorpionic life: to make mistakes, to make amends, to apologize with conviction, and to understand forgiveness…all topics that rule the human condition. Thank Goddess for the Taurus energy that softens our cold hearts.
I love this conversation. I love to talk about death, love, sex and money. My chart is full of Scorpio/Taurus energy. This full moon begs the question: can you go deep? Have you healed your wounds? Do you get scared at the thought of death—or birth? Can you forgive?
Gentle Taurus wanted me to come to your house to give you a hug, to touch your fear during these crazy times and remind you of what is absolute: LOVE.
I love making it safe for our humanness to show up in its vulnerability and speak like this.
It’s a choice. It’s all about evolution. Some of us drag our feet, cannot make it out of the dark, and convince ourselves that this life is all about pain, living a lukewarm life. Others leverage their soul’s growth against all else and reach for the stars—nothing less. Hello the best of Scorpio.
Never give up. Read that book. Shaka did it. You can too.
Nothing is unchangeable—says this full moon. NOTHING.