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Shadow Work & Transformation: Welcome the New Moon in Scorpio


When the night sky darkens with the annual new moon in Scorpio, Monday, November 13th, we may well be headed for an intense trip into our deep emotional reservoirs; the dark ones, the ones that always tends to take us under no matter how skilled swimmers we are.

The intensity of Scorpio is undisputable, but uncomfortable as it may be, please do not fight the transformation Scorpio has the potential to lead you through, because Scorpio is powerful beyond measures. One of the biggest teachings of Scorpio is that it is indeed possible for even the lowest of creatures to transform into something higher: With its many layers, Scorpio reveals to us the true path of transformation, from the lowermost energies of death - represented by the sting of the scorpion - through its two higher frequencies, represented by the wisdom of the eagle, and finally the promise of rebirth held by the symbol of the phoenix. However, the only way though is through, and that means that we need to face the darkness of our lower levels to reach our highest potential.

And uncomfortable as it may be, remember that the darkness always carries wisdom and answers, and you would be wise to listen. What treasures have you hidden away for the world to see? Trust that you are worth knowing. And trust that you are worth loving. All of you. The darkest parts too. Merely ask yourself why you are so uncomfortable with it. Is it because it is unfamiliar? Or maybe it’s way too familiar for your own liking? Or are you simply so afraid of the answers you might get if you slow down enough to actually listen? Only you know the truth. I dare you to take the question to your journal and ponder upon it under the dark skies of the new moon. Light a candle and be brave. Sit in stillness tonight with your thoughts. What do you hear?

It is easy to pretend the darkness is not there if we never go there. And the fear that we cannot possibly be loved for all that we are, both our light and dark, including all our past mistakes and the piles of skeletons in the closet, often keeps us trapped in a lifelong lie. We are convinced it is better to hide the truth from ourselves and from them, so certain that being loved for half of what we are is better than not being loved at all. But needless to say, that a poor reflection of what love truly is, and if you want it all – and most of us do – we also need to reveal it all.

The simple truth is that light cannot exist without darkness, and the darker the night, the brighter the light shines. That goes for you as well Besides, fighting upstream will exhaust you to the point of drowning at one point or another, so even when the intensity of what you feel scares you to the point of panicking, do not fight the current. Rather, try to surrender to it and let it take you where you need to go. Do not avoid your shadow; befriend it. Embrace it.

Just like the tides, our inner world and emotions naturally ebb and flow with the cycles of the moon, and it is nothing wrong with that. We are human beings, we feel things, and sometimes it gets intense. That is the beauty of the human experience.

Yet, even with its intense and sometimes dark energies, the Scorpio moon is always a healing moon. Scorpio brings the medicine of transformation, and is here to teaches us to embrace the whole spectrum of life, from good to bad and all the nuances in-between, and shows us that us that change is indeed possible with enough heart. Because, just like Scorpio, on the surface layers, we humans are also run by our reptilian brain. By jealousy, possessiveness, and fear. by our ego. But also, like Scorpio, at our core, in our heart center, we too hold the treasure of unconditional love and compassion. And like the mythical phoenix, we too can rise from the ashes if we just have the courage to transform into that highest version of our being. Because even though growth may be painful, it is way more painful to be stuck someplace you don’t belong.

The time is here to open your heart to the world and embrace your whole range of emotions. What do you think would happen if start to make friends with the places that scare you? With uncertainty and fear? We all can become fearless, but as with everything else in life it takes practice to become good at it, and the time to start is now.

Let what needs to go, go; let what needs to stay, stay; and trust that you are exactly where you are mean to be on the sacred path of life.

Wishing you a healing new moon in Scorpio!

Tonje xx


PS! If you haven't signed up yet for my December New Moon & Yuletide: Yin Yoga + Cacao ceremony, you can get your tickets here. I would love to see you there!

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