by Maya White
We’re solidly into the season of Scorpio now, and on Wednesday, November 11th we welcome the Scorpio new moon. It’s always helpful to revisit the sun sign teachings to fully understand the Universal message.
Whether in the northern or southern hemisphere, the season of Scorpio is a time of transformation. True change requires self-examination and commitment, especially during this season of life, death, and rebirth.
Transformation is Irrevocable Change
Like the caterpillar changing into a butterfly –transformation is a game that you play for keeps. Word crafters define it as: ‘a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance’.
Physics expands the definition to include ‘the induced or spontaneous change of one element into another by a nuclear process’.
The most profound lesson about Scorpio that I have come to know with certainty is that Scorpio has a multitude of gifts, but also sees the nuclear meltdowns. Scorpio receives the most brilliant Light, but also bears the disparity of what’s missing in a perfect world.
My next insight is about darkness: it’s not personal. You are dancing, for a time, in this world of color, and the way it works is that in order to shine, the Light pushes against an opposite force.
We get caught up in cycles and the ego wants to personalize any situation; but the best decision that your ego can make is to be like a butterfly and move toward the Light. Let nature be your guide.
As a three tiered sign, Scorpio connects to the earth through the scorpion and the serpent. He then learns to fly high like the Eagle, and next rises to become the Phoenix.
And, the Phoenix is a great teacher for all. Throughout the ups and downs of your life, it’s important to always remember the rebirth part; some people spend weeks, months, and even years in sorrow.
The Story of Ceres, Demeter, and Pluto
Hand in hand with the notion of rebirth is that of Ceres, the goddess of the harvest. Ceres is also honored as the goddess of grains and agriculture; the word ‘cereal’ is related to her name.
Ceres is remembered as the mother of Persephone, the bride of Pluto. Lord of the Underworld and the planetary ruler of Scorpio, Pluto abducted Persephone and made her his bride – in hell.
Mother Ceres experienced inconsolable grief at the loss of her daughter, Persephone. We experience winter because of the sorrow of Ceres – the earth becomes barren as she mourns the loss of her daughter. However, every year, in rhythm with the cycles of the earth, Ceres must also surrender to rebirth and awaken to spring. Even the great Goddess must move on.
The Kundalini Serpent
Scorpio is also addresses kundalini energy, the vital animating force within the human body. Kundalini energy is often shown as a serpent that sleeps at the base of the spine, and when awakened, it rises up through the body, clearing the energetic chakras.
Moving in a spiraled, two channel system, similar to human DNA, kundalini energy rises up to open the 3rd eye and crown chakras, granting illumination. Kundalini is also associated with sexual awakening – another link to Scorpio.
This is just a brief overview of a deep and ancient teaching, so, if you want to learn more, use this Scorpio new moon to launch your quest.
These are the words of one of my favorite spiritual teachers on Kundalini:
‘At the command of the yogi in deep meditation, this creative force turns inward and flows back to its source in the thousand-petaled lotus, revealing the resplendent inner world of the divine forces and consciousness of the soul and Spirit. Yoga refers to this power flowing from the coccyx to Spirit as the awakened kundalini.’
The Peace Code
Lastly, what a joy that this Scorpio New Moon lands in the 11th month, on the 11th day –another notation of balance and an invitation from the Universe to step into your highest energy. The double 11’s stand tall as two strong pillars, representing a gateway or portal between worlds.
The number 11 is also a symbol of the twin strands of human DNA, and is considered by many to be a time of spiritual activation. 11: 11 is a code that activates evolution and consciousness. It’s another symbol of transformation; irrevocable change for the better.
Even the mainstream has recognized the power of numeric codes: U.S. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed Armistice Day for November 11, 1919. And, the cease fire that ended World War I took effect at 11 a.m. Paris time on November 11, 1918, ‘the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month’.
Happy New Moon. Wishing you Peace found in the code of 11:11, the power of the Eagle, the wisdom of the serpent, and the clear vision of the Phoenix.