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Let's talk about tonight's #Scorpio full moon. This year only one or two countries will celebrate this moon as Wesak, the day assigned to the Buddha's birthday. It will be next month's full moon in more countries, many who follow the sidereal zodiac.
Last night, I had a celebration, of sorts, attending a Sufi dhikr at a friend's house, led by a Sheikh schooled in the Sudan and other places where the tasawwuf is taught. It was magical and worth the trek back to Bed-Stuy, where I lived until last year.
The Sheikh made clear that this work was about the purification of the heart. I don't think he's into astrology. But I couldn't help but marvel at the timing of the event. That's what the #Scorpio full moon is about too.
Many of you will try to use this moon for "witchy" or magickal purposes. I'm not knocking that. But I think an important focus can be missed in attempting to work magic in your life. Magic isn't only about what you can make happen in your world...
...getting the wo/man you want, more money, a new house, etc. Too many people focus on the magic of acquiring things. But miss that you are the source of all magic, and more specifically, your heart. If your heart ain't right, it doesn't matter how much or what you acquire.
The moon in #Scorpio is considered "in fall" in astrological parlance. What that means is that it reflects a moment when your emotional/worldly attachments can be seen to have more of a hold on you than you have a hold on yourself.
This is one of the reasons why this time is assigned to the Buddha's birth. It also signifies what would be his enlightenment: the release from his attachment to the world to be and have it all (Taurus).
This is not a path of renunciation, though. Just the opposite. It's realizing that the source of goodness & all the things you deem good are not solely within your power & can't have power over you. Yet, you have power...
...this power though doesn't start from "out there," by only supplicating angels, daimons, spirits, God, etc. It starts from your own willingness to be vulnerable, to realize that what's broken in you is not forever. Your impermanence is also a gift.
It can free you from all the things that can seem to define you--what you don't have, what you have, what you've lost, or the fear of what you can lose. The Sun in Taurus represents having a grounding in Being itself. That can be its own joy.
Of course, this is somewhat mystical language. But you likely have had moments when you've just enjoyed the Sun on your face and knowing you are like its light. Yet, you neither possess the Sun & there's no magic you could wield to do so. I mean more like this.
So, it's fine to work your magic now. But remember the true basis of work like astrology, magick, tarot, etc is to lead you toward a deeper understanding and ability with your Self, without all your worldly baggage.
That way you can travel more through life with the "things" that truly belong to you rather than stuff you've acquired when you've not been "quite yourself." Happy #FullMoon :-)
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