The Full Moon Of May Seventh 2020
17 Degrees Scorpio
The Scorpio Triad
The Scorpion creeping and crawling along the earth flats in need of injecting its deadly poison if not to another than at least into itself
Transforming into the Eagle who rises above it all.
Soaring through the majestic sky, observing.
Detached so far and away using its Eagle eye to know all it needs to know.
Then surrendering itself willingly within the mythical metaphor of the Phoenix
Setting itself ablaze in order to triumphantly rise up and out of its own ashes.
Embracing freedom, liberation and resurrection out of its morbid yet miraculous transition into the most beautiful creature
The brilliantly colorful Phoenix
Flying high and empowered within its established new found form.
This is the moment we are living in.
These are the unconscious deeper choices we get to explore at this time.
However there is another element, another metaphor to keep in mind at this pivotal time in our humanity.
There were two sisters, one named Inanna, The Goddes of the Heavens which embodied love, beauty, the bounty of all good and nourishing things.
And there was Ereshkigal, The Goddess of the Underworld.
Ereshkigal represents all that is disgusting, decaying, dead and dreadful.
The shadow side of our experience.
It is said that when Ereshkigal‘s husband was killed in battle, Inanna decided to go down into the Underworld to pay respects to her dear sister.
Ereshkigal was not all pleased, for a myriad of mysterious reasons, to have a visit from her sister…so she commanded her sister to return to the entrance way where Inanna would have to pass through each of the Seven Veils, taking off some piece of her finery and her beautiful garments at each passage.
Only then, completely naked and bare would Ereshkigal agree to see her.
But even then, Ereshkigal who carried much negativity and pain, who was suffering even more than that with the loss of her husband, took her pain, rage and grief and turned it on the lovely Inanna, by turning her into a rotting piece of meat.
Inanna, who knew that her sister Ereshkigal had anger issues among other things, made sure she had a good back-up plan. Just in case she would not be able to return.
So after three days and nights when Inanna had not returned, Enki, Innana’s servant, got hold of the mourners and entered the underworld to retrieve Inanna.
In seeing the situation Enki’s mourners gathered around Ereshkigal and empathized deeply with kindness, care and compassion.
That was all that Ereshkigal needed in order to touch the heart of her own compassion
Inanna was returned to her beautiful vibrantly alive self
Like the Phoenix.
Please know that there are many versions of this story that hold power and learning metaphors. However it is this version that I believe resonates with the energy of this culminating moment in time.
The energy and vibration of this Full Moon in Scorpio, lit by the Sun in Taurus. Forming a Trine via Neptune in Pisces to the Moon and a sextile to the Sun in Taurus influences, guides and invites us to practice care, kindness, understanding, compassion and respect of ourselves and others.
Through being aware of our human vulnerabilities we are able to transcend the dreadful decaying numbness of apathy.
And rise up out of the ashes of our own dilemmas towards renewal and healing.
Let us keep on.
Happy Full Moon.