|Tim Robbins in The Shawshank Redemption
Well, this is a Scorpio season for the books and it ain't over yet. Scorpio doesn’t stop until it gets to the bottom’s bottom and sometimes it's just bottomless—and dark.
But that’s okay because Scorpio can see in the dark and sees all that is dark, clearly. The longer we can tolerate the fear of darkness and resist the urge to turn lights on too soon, the more we can find out. The longer we can bear states of emptiness the clearer the knowledge becomes of what will satisfy. Emptiness is a natural part of living to be embraced. Our fear of it is what sometimes dulls the senses by keeping us reacting to imagined threats of loss and creates a cynicism that gets in the way of healthy desire.
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. Philippians 4:12
This is Scorpio’s gift to us.
Perhaps more importantly Scorpio has enthusiasm (especially with Jupiter there) for the hidden, the taboo, the dirt, and other unmentionables. Scorpio was designed to dive into the raw sewage and come out with gold (you all remember that scene from The Shawshank Redemption where Andy crawls through the sewer to escape prison and that amazing money shot at the end when he emerges reborn, and baptized by Hollywood rain). There are no half-measures with Scorpio. It will undo itself until it's nothing only to be reborn as everything.
This new moon in Scorpio is asking you to go all the way with your desires by engaging in the compost process. It wants you to commit to rebirth by laying old desires to rest so they may be restored and felt to the nth degree. By engaging in periods of abstinence, cleansing, and fast the palate of our desire nature is primed to experience passion with clarity and precision—instead of becoming inured and dulled by habit.
And because I seem to have Shawshank on the brain, how can we forget Red’s pivotal piece of advice to Andy: "Get busy living or get busy dying." Or for these purposes, we could substitute that with "get busy dying TO get busy living." Andy had to experience depletion so thoroughly to feel the acuteness of his desire. That gave him the strength to execute a precise act of will for his transformation.
On the world stage we can see that we are in the midst of a purge to say the very least. Death to the old, a cleaning of wounds, and thorough examinations of the intricate workings of our pain. This is the fuel for change.
This new moon post is short and to the point, there’s not a lot of nuance to explore. Your new moon intention: use your night vision to suss out what’s putrid, stale, or just in the way, and surrender it. Allow yourself a moment of "empty" to feel your passion with exactitude. Be precise about where you aim your passion and develop an articulate and discriminating appetite.