FULL MOON IN SCORPIO
Get ready for some intensity. Not only do we have a full moon in Scorpio but it’s also a Supermoon! This moon will likely bring to light things that have been hidden or repressed but fear not- there should be a positive release or fulfillment that comes with necessary digging. Your emotions may be heightened since Scorpio is a very passionate sign, but beware of delving into too much drama. Transformation is always a bit chaotic but that’s the price of rebirth. There may also be a sensual element to your life at the moment, since Scorpios are known for their sexual energy.
We’re going full Scorpio with rich, spicy, and sexy scents. If you have a favorite sexy perfume now is the time to wear it. If not, we recommend some classics that are said to heighten desire. Musk, sandalwood (particularly mixed with Jasmine - like our Wilde Charms candle above!), ginger, bergamot, and amber are all used in sensual scents. However, food smells are equally seductive, particularly vanilla which has historically been considered an aphrodisiac.
Colors + textiles
Deep reds and purples, like maroon or eggplant are excellent choices right now. These rich tones invoke passion and radiate elegance. Black is also a fantastic choice, since it absorbs energy, making it perfect for transformation. With textiles, go for anything that makes you feel sexy or powerful when it lays on your skin. A silk or satin might be ideal but a well tailored cotton or tweed suit can give you a powerful feeling. Maybe even indulge and try out some silk sheets.
During the Scorpio full moon eating should be a sensual process. You could go the traditional route and enjoy some classic aphrodisiacs. While most aren’t backed by science they still have a way to put you in the mood. Cliched but still delicious, champagne and chocolate covered strawberries are an easy go-to. Figs, oysters, walnuts and honey are also popular “aphrodisiac” foods. Yet, there is only (very limited) data that supports the potential aphrodisiac qualities of foods like maca, ginseng, ginkgo, and saffron. Regardless of their actual abilities, foods that make you think of a romantic night out or in are still fun for enjoying the new moon.
There is a lot of power behind this full moon, particularly for developing psychic and intuitive abilities. Angelite is used for awareness and heightened perception, but it also supports truthful communication. Labradorite is a stunning crystal used in times of transformation, for spiritual connections, and to tap into your higher self. Moonstone is perfect for new beginnings, as well as insight and intuition. Sodalite is another choice for enhancing psychic abilities, intuition and observation. Our personal choice for this new moon, nuummite, is revered for enhancing one’s personal magic and clairvoyance.
For this moon we’re indulging the water sign that rules it with a rebirth bathing ritual. Transformative rituals are ancient and typically have three stages. In the first stage you are getting ready to shed your old self and taking initial steps to do so. In the second you are in a liminal or in between state, where the transformation is happening. In the final stage the ritual completes and you embrace your new self. This doesn’t need to be a huge ritual but even a quick bath can help us wash away our old selves.
First make sure your bathroom is clean and clear of clutter. Then gather any tools you’d like. Items for burning, like herbs or incense, oils, fresh and dried flowers, and crystals are all great. A key ingredient is usually some kind of salt which helps remove impurities and aids in transformation. You can also make yourself some tea and lay out a journal if you want to record how you feel after the ritual. Try to leave your phone or any other technology that may be distracting out of the ritual, but do what works for you. Perhaps you want to play some music but can turn off notifications on your phone.
The first stage of the ritual is the prep itself. My personal choices for this would be to burn incense that smells like lily of the valley or magnolia, then add normal epsom salt to a bath with a woody oil, like cedarwood, and a few dried and/or fresh flowers in light colors like whites, soft pinks, and yellows. (A few tips: For oils, always be sure to use them safely and use a carrier of some sort if needed. Also put them in the bath when you’ve stopped running the water. For epsom salt try the medicine side of the pharmacy not the beauty side; the price will be much lower.) Take time to appreciate your nakedness as you get into the bath, and then meditate on what aspect or aspects you are looking to transform.
Take as long as you want to think about this release, then for a very brief liminal moment immerse yourself in the water (do not ingest the water). This can be a few seconds or as long as you like and is safe. While underwater imagine your old self being shed and being replaced by these new aspects. When you rise again you are in the third stage. Feel how the transformation has taken hold. While you were underwater you were ‘out’ of the world and now you have returned. Relax and think about who you are now, in this moment. Think about what you bring with you into the world now. Take as long as you want in the bath to enjoy this new sense of self.
When you’re ready, leave the bath, clean up, and drain the tub. As the tub drains envision the old parts of yourself that you let go of draining with the water. You may be tired afterwards or very energized, but let your body guide you.
This spread is aimed at removing some sort of block that’s preventing you from deepening your intuition or psychic abilities, which should help you uncover deep inner truths. Here we are asking questions about how to unblock ourselves but once the spread is over the actual work of uncovering these truths begins.
- What is blocking my intuition/psychic ability?
- What energy surrounds these deep inner truths? (asked another way, what sort of truths should I be looking for?)
- How can I work with this energy and/or remove these intuition blocks?
- What will these inner truths potentially lead to?
- How can I make the best of these revelations?