The Moon is full in the sign of Taurus while in Scorpio, opposite, are the Sun, Mercury and Mars. The Moon is full and doubles with an almost total eclipse. Translation: profound inner transformation for a new beginning. As we know, in order for our external reality to be transformed, it is first necessary to change our inner gaze on it.
Period blessed with dynamic introspection, the trio in Scorpion allows everyone to see even more clearly what is played at the personal level as well as the collective one. Everyone will see more or less deeply clear depending on the evolution step in which it is.
This Full Moon also marks the start of a eclipses cycle that will end in two years. The symbolism of the eclipse refers to the past, to memories, to what had previously hindered progress and from which it becomes useful to strip oneself in order to go ever more towards oneself, in respect of the values that animate us. A Full Moon in Taurus that promises to be powerful all the more as it is amplified by a trigon to Pluto and a square to Jupiter. Translation: it is our values, our sense of security and our material concerns that are concerned and, coupled with an eclipse, this Full Moon invites us to reflect on the indispensable changes that we would be well inspired to make, personally, to feel more secure in the ever-changing world: do the decisions we make reflect and honour the highest self that we embody? Exit therefore all that no longer serves us in order to welcome the new - or even for the novelty - and because the Full Moon is in Taurus, a sign ruled by Venus, the great household concerns more precisely relations and our capacity to love, money and material possessions, self-esteem and respect for our inner truth.
I wish us courage, inner strength and faith in us in order to cross in the most serene and constructive way the earthquake that is shaking all of Humanity and the foundations on which our societies were built.
There is often confusion in the use of these three words, so I am trying today to help you understand them more clearly.
The term paganism comes from the word pagan itself derived from the Latin paganus which could be translated as rustic, crude, from the countryside, the village. It is a millenary concept that today designates all the practices called magical, polytheistic, shamanic. They are often very old forms of religion (to be understood here in the sense of linking, reliance) not submitting to any dogma and having no connection with one of the monotheistic religions that appeared much later: Christianity, Judaism, Islam.
Wicca is a religion based on the neo-paganism movement, largely democratized by Gerald Gardner in the 1940s. Neo-paganism is itself a precursor of the New Age movement which will appear in the late 1960s.
Wicca recognizes the ability of each person to experience the divine by himself, without having to go through an intermediary such as the priest, rabbi or imam. But Wicca being a religion, it has a dogma or fundamental rules whose main one is: "If you do not harm anyone, do what you want". It is important to understand that Wicca wants to be exclusively beneficial and that it reminds the followers who would have the desire to deviate from this first rule, that they will be punished by the law of triple return.
A Wiccan ceremony often includes songs, dances, stories, rituals, offerings, prayers, meditations, food and drink sharing. Note however that the Wiccans do not necessarily practice the noble art of Magic.
Witchcraft encompasses all forms of magic and occult practices. Thus, while Wicca wants to be exclusively positive and even if witchcraft is often used for healing purposes, it must be remembered that it can also harm and destroy. Practicing without limits and systematically using magic art, witchcraft is not a religion because it obeys no dogma. The only rules followed in witchcraft are those dictated by natural laws. Indeed, by using the energies of nature with good intelligence, sorcerers and witches are able to influence these energies and act remotely to alter reality.
In conclusion, a sorcerer is a pagan, but not all pagans are sorcerers. A Wiccan is only a pagan if he also practices witchcraft, but all the pagans are not Wiccans.
With this New Moon in Scorpio and knowing that Pluto, master of the sign, continues to shake the old structures, we are all led to show courage, because a serious questioning of our values, beliefs and behaviours challenge us to finally be honest with ourselves. With this New Moon in Scorpio, introspection is essential, it is a help to know ourself better and evolution will only be at the cost of this radical questioning.
With Scorpio, we are talking about transformation, transmutation, metamorphosis. A rebirth is possible. A rebirth that would lead us to more self-love and respect for what animates us. But to get something, you always have to let go of something else. What was previously acceptable – or at least tolerated – has now come to an end and is definitely no longer appropriate. It can be our gaze on the outside world, our relationship to money, our attachment to material goods, our way of communicating with the surroundings, our home, our couple, our professional work.
It is time to stop dithering. No need to cling to the past, evolution is at work, those who still hesitate to take the decisive step to provoke themselves the change can expect a sudden external event that will put them at the foot of the wall and leave them no choice but to tackle the concretization of what animates them from their depths. Maybe it’s time to move, leave a job, get divorced, stop sacrificing so much for our family… So yes, it can be scary, because yes, we don’t know what tomorrow will be if we take the risk of closing the door on the known. But wouldn’t the brakes we put on simply be an excuse for us not to act?
We think there are new obstacles between us and our destiny, but these obstacles have always been there and we either see them now or finally accept to face them. Today, therefore, in addition to seeing things clearly, we have the strength and the opportunity to face these obstacles. If these seem insurmountable to us, let us remember that only our internal positioning is responsible for what we create and attract. Those who desire to live, be and do otherwise, those who see clearly in themselves, those who feel motivated to manifest in their daily lives the reality with which they vibrate, these go one step at a time beyond the fears that limit them and begin to implement small actions consistent with what drives them. Heaven helps us all to overcome any obstacles. If we make the choice, if we believe in ourselves, if we persevere, we will obtain, when the time comes, the freedom of Being.
I lay my burden on your feet
I’m dropping my coat
I’m walking naked
Offer to your sight
My lost soul
Who can’t take it anymore
Lift up your arm and let down your scythe
As with you we are equal
I am so cold
Hear my voice
Bless my faith
Marushka - 28th October 2021
(translated from French)
If we are locked up
Then that is given to us
Will I be able to do it?
Can I take off?
What if I fall?
What if I die?
Yet we spread our wings
Let us test our almost forgotten faculties
Finally give in to the call
Letting the elements kiss us
Then one last look
To those we’re about to leave
Then comes the start
No need to cry
And I didn’t even fall
I was right to go
Marushka - 27th October 2021
(translated from French)
How do you feel just a few hours after the Full Moon? Some of you are contacting me in private to share the intensity of what they are going through and what is certain is that things are brewing!
Yes, we are entering the final straight line of the transformation process in matter, in the structures of our body, of our psyche, of human society. This major upheaval coincides with the transit of Pluto which entered the sign of Capricorn in 2008 and which will end in 2023/2024. To find out in which area of your life this process of transformation of structures will act the strongest, refer to the house or houses of your birth chart where are located the 30° of Capricorn.
Last straight line therefore because we are in 2021 and that everything that has not been previously transformed will not resist for a very long time. With Pluto, changes are more undergone than chosen in consciousness and no one escapes from what must happen. So what have you started in your life in 2008 and for which you have about two years of transformation before moving on? What, then, began in society in 2008 and which still makes the very foundations of this society move again and again? Hint: the banking and financial crisis of autumn 2008 was the highlight of the global economic crisis of the 2000s.
Pluto being a planet with a slow revolution, it is considered to be a social planet, it means that its effects concern as much the totality of individuals as the individuals separated from each other. I remind you that society exists only because it is the sum of several individuals who are the origin of the society they built. That is why it is said that society can be only transformed if each individual is transformed beforehand.
Last sweep, then, for the next two years. Those who think that the hardest is behind them will quickly find that no, what we have experienced in the past two years was only the continuation of the introduction of what is on the horizon. For others, the coming period is just another opportunity to take more and more power over themselves, their ability to make choices, to make decisions, to take conscious action in order to acquire real autonomy and internal responsibility. Because after Pluto in Capricorn, the planet of transformation will pass through Aquarius, of which the Master is Uranus, planet of the new, of the unpublished, of humanism, but also of new technologies and of a mind far removed from any emotional excess. Will humans be replaced by machines more than they are already? Where will be the individual freedom that many claim without necessarily being able to manage it? But that is another story... Let us live the present moment by accompanying the changes that we want to see born in the world, because yes, we are indeed, as much as we are, creators of our reality!
There is no master if there is no slave, there is no slave if there is no master. Or how to become self-sufficient and responsible in order to interact in a more just and equitable way for both ourselves and the community.
When the Moon will be full, all previously retrograde planets will have resumed their direct march releasing the fruit of our discoveries and reflections, but also our frustrations and other exasperations.
Here is a Full Moon under very high voltage! A Full Moon that is located in Aries and which is then tinted with attributes specific to the first zodiac sign: dynamism and creativity as well as fierce independence and impulsiveness. Mars, Master of the sign, is at this moment opposite, in the social sign of Libra. If this position tends to appease a little the ardour of the valiant warrior, his posture in Libra, which seeks to round the angles even if it denies the individual needs to the benefit of the collective, does not allow a real act as well as a tangible harvest of the little that we could possibly succeed in sowing (remember that Libra is a Air sign, connected to the psyche while Aries is a Fire sign, symbol of concrete action and will). As a result, Aries, whose creative power is strongly contained - both literally and figuratively - risks fulminating in an attempt to find or regain a kind of freedom.
Here we are making the big gap between the need to express our subjective truth without putting a filter on it and our need to be connected to the Others by being accepted as we are, without judgments or expectations, in one way or the other. And this is what the Full Moon in Aries teaches us: find or regain our autonomy, our independence by ceasing to seek the support or validation of the Other. As you know, the balance is between the two poles. Therefore, if we lean a little too much towards Aries, we may well become more and more reactive, emotional, excitable, milk soup... violent! While if we lean a little too much on the side of Libra, we could develop even more submission, passivity, withdrawal into oneself, negation of our fundamental needs and thus escape into dream and illusion. But for how long? Change is on the way and no one will escape it...
This Full Moon touches the axis of I and WE. The previously retrograde planets invited us to introspection. Since their resumption in direct march, what have we discovered, updated, brought back to consciousness? In relation to our relationships, whether they are emotional, friendly, family, social, professional... Something has emerged. Something that we already knew and can no longer deny. Or something that we felt vaguely and that is now valid. What is certain is that these relations can no longer remain as they are. What is certain is that for these relationships to transform, there is something in us that must change, our behaviour, our vision, our personal involvement...
What has matured must now take shape in matter and it will take some time. Pluto, who is still in Capricorn for two years, tells us that the transformation will not take place with a snap of the fingers. But the Full Moon in Aries tells us that we are at the dawn of a new era. For ourselves, individually, and for the society we are the creators of. The question is: how will we choose to become personally involved?
You probably know that the New Moon, darkest phase of the planet, marks the beginning of a cycle that lasts 28 days. This cycle is divided into 4 phases, each of which lasts 7 days or 1 week.
Here is a reading that takes the phases of the moon so that you can accompany the project of your choice with more awareness on the inside work necessary for the good realization of the said project.
Take your favorite Tarot or Oracle (or both at the same time), mix your cards and take 5 of them blindly. Place them according to the example in the photo below.
Here are the meanings of each position:
1. you, who are at the centre of the project
2. New Moon = ce que vous devez semer pour faire naître le projet
3. First Quarter (growing moon) = how do you water/feed your project to stimulate its growth and development
4. Full Moon = the best results you can expect
5. Last Quarter (waning moon) = the steps to be taken to complete the implementation of the project, but also the suggestion of other possibilities for its follow-up
This reading sets the tone for the 28-day lunation period and for a given project. You can redo this reading at each New Moon either to continue the initial project or to start another one. I invite you, for each lunation, to concentrate on only one project, the one which, at the moment, seems to you to be a priority. Inevitably and because you are at the center of your life, the reading for a given project will also make you shine in all other areas.
Before opening a new door, we must first close the door through which we leave. Between these two thresholds, it is necessary to accept to be alone in front of oneself in order to clearly determine, without false pretense, the reality that animates us and the truth that we wish to live on from now.
Being between the two doors is what we have been experiencing for several months and even more strongly what we have been experiencing throughout the previous lunation. With the energy of action on stand-by, did we take the opportunity to choose just as much as to rest and recharge our batteries so that we were ready to open the next door?
The New Moon in Libra announces the resumption in direct march of the planets until then retrograde. A new active dynamic is emerging on the horizon and will gradually take shape by the next Full Moon on 20th October. It’s the calm before the storm...
If we are obviously all affected by the influence of the planets, it is the four signs composing the cardinal cross that will be most concerned: Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. The cardinal cross is linked to the will and the energy of action, this famous action that was paused throughout September. But despite this, the Fire element is still absent from this New Moon, it means that if the desire to act is indeed there, we still lack the means to act.
Translation: a situation/relationship is being brought to light, thus revealing to us the need to evolve it differently, to review a link, to redefine it differently or to express oneself differently within this situation/relationship, to get more actively involved, to stop accepting certain things passively, to review certain rules/beliefs that had been taken for granted.
All areas can be affected, both emotional and socio-professional. I remind you that all the zodiac signs act in our birth chart. Therefore, by updating in which houses the cardinal cross acts in your chart, you will have an indication of the areas that will be most concerned.
Mercury adds a layer since its retrogradation on 27th September: communication can be blocked, answers can be delayed, projects can be postponed. The situation will probably emerge from 18th October, when the planet of trade and communication resumes its direct course.
Pour tous, que nous soyons conscients ou non conscients des enjeux, c’est bel et bien une charge karmique qui revient comme le ferait un boomerang et qui nous offre la possibilité de rompre définitivement avec un schéma répétitif auquel nous nous étions très probablement identifiés. Profitons donc de cette Nouvelle Lune en Balance pour tenter d’établir ou de rétablir le fragile équilibre qui sous-tend les relations entre les êtres. Entre nous et notre intériorité tout d’abord, pour redécouvrir notre capacité de discernement et cesser de suivre aveuglément les discours des uns et des autres. Entre nous et les autres ensuite, pour concrétiser de nouvelles alliances relationnelles basées sur la sérénité, le respect et l’autonomie de chacun. C’est maintenant que nous choisissons les êtres qui nous ressemblent et composent ensemble notre tribu.
La société humaine est en pleine mutation et le fossé se creuse et s’élargit entre ceux qui veulent conserver les anciens acquis, modes de fonctionnement et croyances et ceux qui aspirent à créer un monde plus équitable où chacun aurait la liberté de vivre dignement, quelle que soit sa vision de la réalité. La Nouvelle Lune du 6 octobre, c’est le calme avant la tempête… une tempête qui va peu à peu s’activer et enfler. Poursuivons donc le but que nous nous sommes fixé afin d’atteindre notre objectif sans craindre les sacrifices inéluctables qu’il faudra faire. Quelque chose d’important naîtra bientôt, ayons foi en nous, en notre capacité de nous protéger et de nous réaliser dans notre vérité.
Rosehip - or wild rose, cenbreur (in Quebec), ass-scraper - possesses recognized culinary, medicinal and cosmetic virtues. Indeed, its cynorrhodon (a word that means the red receptacle containing the fruits of the rose and rosehip) is edible and is considered a food of survival by native peoples.
From a medical point of view, the rosehip berry (slightly acidulous) would be 20 times richer in vitamin C than the orange. It also contains vitamin B, vitamin PP, provitamin A and mineral salts.
This plant of choice to start a cure at the beginning of winter has often been used to fight against influenza (in particular), but also infections.
Moreover, used as a tonic and reinforcement of the immune defences, the cynorrhodon has medicinal properties known to fight against asthenia.
In China, berries of various varieties are used to treat chronic diarrhea and urinary problems.
In Denmark, scientists have shown that rosehip berry has virtues that can also alleviate osteoarthritis.
In the form of an infusion, rosehip flower petals are used to relieve headaches and treat dizziness.