The New Moon in Scorpio on 30 October 2016, at 16:38 GMT at 7° 43′, is a precious opportunity to feel and acknowledge our deepest fears and shadows, allowing them to lead us to a truly authentic renewal of our soul.
A New Moon in Scorpio is a climax of darkness and intensity, a peak of fermentation and composting, so that whatever is initiated during this time can receive the maximum level of fertilisation.
If we are open to release control and attachment to our limited perspective of life, accepting the awareness of death and shadow emotions, this New Moon can draw from ancient fertile roots, strengthening the foundations for the manifestation of unexpected possibilities and most luminous developments.
The days preceding any New Moon traditionally involve a confrontation with release and death of the old cycle, as well as the shape-shifting into another cycle. Since the New Moon is in Scorpio, coupled with an eclipse, the elements of death and transformation reach their deepest climax.
The New Moon is generally regarded an ideal time to explore our connection with Spirit, or All That Is. This also involves inquiring about the way we relate with It, finding out if our connection has become impaired and, if this is the case, how and why.
On a New Moon some of us may experience a glowing sense of melancholy. At the same time, it may be common to discern the caring company of healing spirits, together with the challenge of accepting their presence. This may bring the anxiety of experiencing the luminous side, knowing that it will draw the dark side.
Experiencing darkness is part of the process of bringing light, as long as this does not lead into polarity and conflict with either darkness or light. Once light is brought into the darkness, then there is no more darkness.
This reveals a totally new landscape, where fear, terror and other grievances are transmuted into love, joy and ultimately unity.
Once the relationship with Spirit moves beyond the nurturing and initiatory level, it inescapably involves the unveiling of the dark side.
Darkness is the other side of Spirit. This is what I regularly find out when the honeymoon is over. Just like the night follows the day, darkness comes after light.
Since on a New Moon the Sun and the Moon are both in conjunction, there is potential to experience idyllic moments of unity. On such occasions I may feel the presence of Spirit so strongly, yet there may also be so much sadness, despair and fear.
Where does it come from? Why do I feel so miserable? What have I done? What has been done to me?
The answer I receive from Spirit is that this is part of the healing work. It implies becoming aware that gloomy feelings are the dark side of Spirit. This is the part that, once accepted, can lead me into the authentic experience of unity. It comes to me whenever I have blissful luminous experiences. It arrives in the form of fear and other grievances. It brings death and rebirth. Yet this death is not opposed to life. It is the denied side of life, the secret lover that in my bravest dreams I crave to reunite with.
If I create an antagonism with the dark side, I can have some temporary relief, yet I miss the lesson of the cycle. The incorporation of the dark side, as I see it, is the foundation of true healing. It is quite a huge leap, for when I confront with the dark side I perceive myself isolated from a consensus reality based on the denial of the dark side itself.
Consensus reality provides a provisional relief and sense of unity. I am grateful for its compassionate support. Yet there is an expiry date. Although it can be denied and postponed, the confrontation with the dark side is inevitable.
From a multidimensional perspective, I perceive myself as being in a hallucination based on polarity. Here everything appears confrontational and predatory. This is the obvious result of separation. I perceive myself as separated and therefore I need to defend my separated bit. I defend myself from whatever can threat the fragmented identity that I believe to be. I protect myself from other people, environmental conditions, illnesses and any apparent adversity.
This is a forlorn war, since in the end my fragmented bit will succumb. Holistic healing involves acknowledging, retrieving and incorporating the fragmented parts, which are basically those that my separated self is at war with or terrified of.
During the New Moon there is a temporary crisis in the motivation to fight the polarity war. Since the Sun and Moon are united, the reality based on separation temporarily falls apart. For the fragmented identity it is a most dramatic event and death, whereas from the healing perspective it is the gateway to ecstasy.
On a New Moon the game of separation suffers an inexorable crisis. The two polarities are at one. If we have started the previous cycle with a healing Intent, this is the moment when we gather all the pieces we have retrieved and put them together.
The separated parts die and are reborn into a unified part. The perception of such an event changes according to separation or unity. This is what causes such contradictory feelings. It is also a solitary process, death and rebirth. This is a paradox for, although this is happening to everyone, I seem to be the only one who dies.
Please be aware that you are not alone. Death and life blend themselves on a New Moon. The secret is unveiled. Here I face the opportunity to start a new cycle based on healing. Here I can release the temptation to fight another war.
Let’s join forces from this New Moon onwards!
Let’s allow our individual grievances to be collective grievances. Let’s give our consent for our dark side to meet all the other dark sides. Let’s allow this collective dark side to meet its luminous counterpart and become one.
Let’s employ whatever we experience on this New Moon as fertiliser for healing Intentions.
Let’s be united both in our misery and bliss. Let’s prepare and adorn the wedding chamber for the ecstatic encounter of the two polarities.
“I am a part of you, you are a part of me.”
During this lunation cycle, I am holding a series of workshops specifically designed for Scorpio and Winter themes:
22-23 October 2016, Frascati (Rome, Italy), The Way of your Luminous Talents: An Astroshamanic Journey into your True Self, with Franco Santoro, click here for details.
12-13 November 2016, Paris (France), Multidimensional Sensuality: Beyond Sex and Death – Astroshamanic Healing, with Franco Santoro, click here.
25-27 November 2016, Arafo (Tenerife, Canary Islands), Awakening your Multidimensional Self: Astroshamanic Healing Intensive, with Franco Santoro, click here for details.
4 December 2016, Borgo San Lorenzo (Florence, Italy), The Astroshamanic Way, with Franco Santoro.
10-11 December 2016, Bologna, Basic Workshop, with Franco Santoro.