Updated: Jun 10, 2022
ARRIVAL TO BRING ABOUT PROFOUND
TRANSFORMATION OF SELF
Guest Post by: Sunnie Shae
We are heading into a powerful season of TRANSFORMATION with this upcoming Flowering Super* Full Moon, May 15/16th, 2022. This gorgeous reddish hued moon will be transitioning into the astrological sign of Scorpio. Scorpio is a watery sign ruled by the planet Pluto, which is strongly familiar for its ability to cultivate change in the form of self-transformation. Pluto is also known as the planet of intensity, destruction, transformation, and rebirth. Scorpio is also secondarily ruled by Mars’ embers, which gives it a spark or a little extra zing. Mars has a reputation in the areas of desires, actions, energy, passion and sex.
What makes this Super-Duper Flowering or Budding* Full Moon in Scorpio even more intense is that there will be a Lunar* Eclipse taking place simultaneously. We are exactly opposite of the Beaver Super Full Moon in Taurus that will take place November 8, 2022, with the next Lunar Eclipse of this year. Thus, the energy of upcoming astrological events will remain active for the next 6 months.
The tryst of this alignment has been associated with the Egyptian Goddess MA ‘At, the Goddess of truth, justice, balance and order. She depicted with outstretched arms/wings and ostrich feathers adorning her head. She’s been linked with this (Full Moon in Scorpio & Lunar Eclipse) event throughout Egyptian history; reverence is given to MA ‘At when an individual is feeling in need of help to lighten a heavy heart or burden, in times of transformation, death and rebirth.
A Full Moon in Scorpio + Lunar Eclipse energy is the perfect epic cocktail to put into an accelerated action anything you have been desiring, dreaming, or wanting a change to occur but have yet to do anything and sat on it not sure when would be the right time, that “time” has arrived Dear One.
Let us pause right here and take a few deep breaths…
Go into your heart space. Be here a moment. Be honest with yourself and find the truth within.
Where are you feeling some dis-ease in the body, a place where there is not harmony and balance in your life? Perhaps there are areas in your physical, emotional, mental or spiritual bodies that you feel strife or a struggle; perhaps feelings of unease & confliction knowing that whatever may be at play is not for you or by your doing. The time for you to choose what is best for you to live your life in balance & harmony is upon you. The fear, angst, the turmoil can be let go of and recycled into cultivating a change; this is the both the reason & the season of personal manifestation.
The Full Moon in Scorpio is here to help you navigate the watery ways of your transformation thus, you may manifest what you truly Desire, Require & Deserve…
Can you let go of the old to make way for the new? It is time to break negative cycles and heal yourself with the utmost slow nurturing of ways. It is also the time to PURGE. This purging may be getting rid of old friends and relationships, cleaning out your social media and address book. This purging will probably feel intense but that is the medicine… the purging of what once was is the healing energy that you are worthy of.
Think of your old ways & habits or those people, places or situations that no longer serve you like the skin of a snake. For a snake to continue to live and thrive, it must shed its old skin regardless of how uncomfortable and anxious the process may be, it is still done as so can you shed what version of you is old. Think of this Flowering Full Moon as just that a flower. Annual flowers are rooted & grounded underneath the cold earth and with enough water and warmth, they grow and bloom into their beautiful glory every year as a symbol of rebirth. You can be that snake or the flower shedding its old and blooming into the freshness of anew.
This is that season for you to fill up your cup until it runneth over. So, instead of focusing on what you may be lacking or the individuals that have been depleting you of your sparkle, turn your gaze towards luscious experiences and meaningful emotional exchanges. Since Scorpio’s energies are that of sex, intimacy, romance, sensuality and the sexual & excretory organs (including skin, lungs, kidneys) this could be the time you’ve been waiting for to take a relationship to the next level or to transform negative self-talk into ooey gooey self-love!
Think of a warm bath and a soothing massage with one another or to you by you.
When working with this upcoming energy, do not hold yourself back. Go for it. Give it your all. This momentum of the Flowering Full Moon in Scorpio ruled by Pluto & Mars in conjunction with the Lunar Eclipse is epic AF and will ensure that you not to fall back into old debilitating habits and ways that do not serve your greater self. Try to fully embrace the metamorphosis even if you start to feel that you are swimming upstream in yours and everyone else’s shit, hang in there and keep going like a chrysalis transforming a butterfly.
Here are a few ideas or correlations to use for the Full Moon in Scorpio w/Lunar Eclipse May 15/16th 2022 I found from several sources.
Tarot Card: Death Card (Major Arcana): regenerative powers and positive transformations
Chakra: Ajna aka. The Third Eye. Helps tap into the intuitive and psychic powers Scorpio traits.
Crystals: Topaz is the native stone to Scorpio. Others to use or consider are Amethyst, Tourmaline, Opal, and Aquamarine.
Affirmation(s)*: I am manifesting my best life. I am successful and in alignment with my higher purpose. All my needs are fulfilled. I am worthy (stop here or be specific like worthy of love, money, abundance…)
*Remember that words & phrases like affirmations are willed into existence by our subconscious minds. So, say them, “WITH FEELIN” … like Jon Bon Jovi says!!
Spiritual Cleansing Prayer:
Speak your truth! Then seal it with a word that resonates with you most
"Dear [whomever you reference, a higher power, god, goddess], please give me the strength and good sense to realize the things that are holding me back on my path and to let them go once and for all. I pray that when I release these things, I will fill it with healing and growth. I am ready, but I cannot do it alone, so I pray that I am protected and guided throughout this process. And so shall it be [A closing of choice Amen, Namasté, Thank You, So mote it be…]."
Remember: This is a guideline. Feel free to create your own and/or substitute what feels good and is prevalent to YOU.
Spiritual Cleansing Recipe also known as a “Limpia” a Cleansing Ritual:
Most ingredients can be found locally or bought online ex. Rue and Florida Water… If you cannot find everything, no worries… use what you can. It is the INTENTION that matters the most.
Gather ingredients and use to take a *bath
Palo Sant (Holy Wood), sage, or sweetgrass
Epsom salt, pink Himalayan salt, and/or sea salt
Oils: frankincense (best option), lavender, patchouli, or ylang ylang
Herbs: coriander, tobacco, basil, and/or catnip
Plants: Aloe vera, rhododendron, or pennyroyal
Crystals: topaz (Scorpio's birthstone), opal, tourmaline, citrine, obsidian, or sodalite
1. Begin by filling your space with sound. It could be your favorite song or high-frequency music, or you could pull out your sound bowl to begin energetically cleansing your space.
2. Follow the sound by adding in the element of fire. Burn some sage, palo santo, or sweetgrass, and allow the smoke to waft around your space as you pray and thank the sacred plant.
3. Gather your herbs, crystals, geraniums, and plants together. Make each step in this ritual a beautiful reminder of our connection to all things. So, consider getting a pretty tray or dish to hold your Limpia ingredients.
4. Begin by filling the bath with warm water and adding a handful or two of the salt or salts you desire. Continue praying and setting intentions.
5. Use your hand to mix the water as you slowly begin adding the herbs, geraniums, and plants to the water.
6. Next, place your crystals around the bathtub or somewhere you can easily see them. If they are safe to put in water, then add them directly to the bath.
7. Soak for 40 minutes, the first 20 minutes to shed what no longer serves you and the next 20 minutes to begin the healing and regenerative process.
This Full Moon in Scorpio Limpia Ritual Will Help Shed What's Not Serving You
-Borrowed from Zayda Rivera Zayda Rivera-Mindful Living
*Bathing or immersing oneself in a body of water has been used since prehistory as a form of cleansing both physically, spiritually, mentally and emotionally. This form of symbolic cleansing is still used today in organized religion to witchcraft.
A Tarot/Oracle Spread or can be in used in conjunction or as Journaling Questions to facilitate & bring about your new emergence into the next stage of SELF.
-Adapted from Charlie Claire Burgess The Word Witch
1. What part of you is transforming/ ready to transform?
2. What is constricting your growth?
3. Ideas on how to facilitate your transformation.
4. What will hurt during this time of transformation?
5. What healing will come about from this process?
6. The new version of you of your higher self- what does this look like?
If using this as a spread or in conjunction to journaling, the numbered journal questions above correlate with the card number, the recommended spread is as follows per The Word Witch:
Card 1- in Center
Card 2- at 10
Card 3- at 7
Card 4- at 5
Card 5- at 2
Card 6- at high 12
Lay cards face down in that order. Turn them over one at a time starting with card 1- what part of you is transforming… proceed 2-6. What was revealed to you that you already knew?
Flower, Budding Moon: This is derived from the Farmer’s Almanac and from Native American Lore… Every month’s Full Moon correlates with what is going on with Mother Nature. May’s moon is referred to as the flower, flowering, budding, blooming… as you can tell by vegetation around you it is when all the floras start blooming. Viola.
Supermoon: the closest that the Moon comes to the Earth in its elliptic orbit—resulting in a slightly larger-than-usual size of the lunar disk as viewed from Earth. The technical name is a perigee syzygy (of the Earth–Moon–Sun system) or Full Moon around perigee.
Lunar Eclipse: occurs when the Moon moves into the Earth’s shadow. This can occur only when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are exactly or very closely aligned with Earth between the other two, and only on the night of a Full Moon. The reddish color of totally eclipsed Moon is caused by Earth completely blocking direct sunlight from reaching the Moon, with the only light reflected from the lunar surface has been refracted by Earth’s atmosphere. This light appears reddish for the same reason that a sunset or sunrise does: the Rayleigh scattering of blue light.
I was born on the auspicious day of Easter Sunday, April 6, 1969.
I am a Triple Fire: Aries Sun, Sagittarius Moon and Leo Rising
I strive to be the kind of woman that I wish I had in my own life growing up.
I hold an Undergraduate Degree in Women Studies with a Post-Bac Certification in Facilitation and Health Wellness Coaching and a Masters in Integrative Health. I’m a registered 500hr Yoga Teacher with certifications in various aspects of the Yoga practice (tantra, prenatal, teen, *trauma-informed/sensitive, stand-up paddleboard, femme focused, partner etc.).
I hold a certification as a ‘Transformational Wise Woman Facilitator’ that which is steeped in ancient wisdom of sacred rituals & ceremonies. I also hold a current Oregon State Health & Esthetic license since 1998. And I’m currently working on my Vaginal (Yoni) Steaming certification.
I fill my cup by working with women aka. the sacred feminine (some men too) to help inspire them to unearth and rediscover their innate sense of self through yoga, meditation, movement, workshops, rituals and ceremonies; I help guide and facilitate others to find their true north, the “medicine” that resonates within.
I am a mother of 3 grown daughters, 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandbaby (due 12/ 2022). Yes, that made me a teen mom at age 14, grandmother at age 29 and a great gma at 53.
I grew up in a small high desert mountain town in California till age 19 where therein I moved us to Portland, Oregon. I raised my girls and went to college. Even though I have lived all over domestic & abroad, I still call Portland HOME.
I am culturally/sub-culturally aware and trauma-informed- sensitive.
We all have our stories or baggage that we carry. I honor mine as well as yours. I’ve been around the block of hard knocks a time or two. For transparency, I am here to let you know that I am a Survivor of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault & Rape.
I know what the socio-economic structure of society looks & feels like and to live below the poverty line while being a single mother. There is no judgment here. I see you.
My purpose is to provide a safe space for others to learn, heal & grow through validation, somatic experiences, yoga, nature’s rhythms, love and laughter.
I was diagnosed (August 2020) with Multiple Sclerosis and Sjogren. It’s been crazy; however, I am determined to learn & use what I know holistically to keep these symptoms at bay.
Thus, I understand what it feels like when you do not feel well day after day, and you go from doctor to doctor alongside a plethora of websites trying to find the right code to feel better.
I am a teacher of yoga & facilitator of women’s holistic wellbeing, yet I am a student first and foremost- I am a lifelong learner who has a thirst for knowledge.
Crashing rock concerts & festival parties are my times to let loose & dance then I ground myself through my mantras & prayer.
Traveling & adventure seeking fuels my spirit while hiking & communing barefoot in nature heals my weary soul.
I think to myself, “When in doubt dance it out”.
I gather up sacred treasures from nature’s belly: precious crystals, stones, sticks, shells and moss.
My oracle & tarot cards guide me in finding clarity, to reveal to me that which I already know.
I love my coffee strong, my wine red and my nails black.
However, computer technology is my nemesis as is winged eyeliner and doing a handstand.
As a child, I would wander the fields for hours in search of the Faye.
I celebrate the sacred womb space. I’m an emotional creature that is certain.
Sisterhood is crucial in anchoring my values, hopes & dreams in this feminine life.
I believe in magic, medicine & mystery.
I am an unapologetic, unbound & untethered, chaotic, vibrant, beautifully mystified, messy femme yogi and braided witch.
“Do not mistake my kindness for weakness and never take me for granted”
Thank you Sunnie Shae for sharing your magic! Thank you for being a guest on our blog.
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