★THURSDAY FORECAST

Scorpio Crescent Moon
—August 4

Shamanic astrologer Raven Kaldera writes of today’s moon, “we study darkness…”

Yea, no—Scorpio energies aren’t heavy at all…

Yeah.

Continued, Kaldera explains that on what he refers to as the Blood Moon “we search inside our minds and hearts for the fears and pain that we bear… but, more important, we compare them to the fears and pain of other people, and of the collective society… we study the blood rites of the people—any people—and how they work to make dysfunction functional…”

Nope. No heaviness here…

Oh, and tomorrow’s moon is a moon Kaldera has titled ‘the Executioners Moon’.

Nope. Kittens and butterflies all the way…

I get that it’s probably trending right now with the woo woo clan that Scorpionic or plutonian energies aren’t dark or heavy but ‘transformational’ and ‘deep’, or ‘cathartic’—but exactly how does one become transformed and deep?—how does one navigate a cathartic experience, one of which only a handful of humans have ever actually endured…

Through some really dark and heavy shit, absolutely literally.*

Moving on…

There is Power within the Underworld, within the darkness, and perhaps most importantly—there is impenetrable power within our own darknesses… and today is a day to simply sit with this, and observe. When we’re able to understand our darknesses and love them, ultimately, they begin—however cryptically—to morph into something else entirely, into something we can feel more comfortable with.

This is not to undermine the raw reality that in this physical realm we call reality—there aren’t thousands of things to be fearful of, and that if we just learn to love them all, they go away, woo woo woo woo la lee la lee la…

No. Not at all. That’s not how that works.

But for now… for today—this moon, most deeply and heavily, is about ethics, specifically, and “so long as the study of darkness is undertaken with the sole purpose of empowerment of oneself, all is well, but as soon as it edges over into gaining power over others, it becomes messier… however, of nothing else, it is helpful to gain better control over oneself and one’s more destructive passions…” and so—for today, it may ‘simply’ and ‘ever so lightly’ be about acknowledging your own darknesses…

The real heavy comes tomorrow.

Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.❞
——Stephen King

🖋️ by Jamie James; 📷 unknown

Are you feeling it too?! If you would like astrological guidance toward the upcoming celestial phenomenon upon your own chart, I am available, and because I feel these energies are going to be particularly volatile—I am offering my time for only $90 for previous clients, and $125 for new clients (typically $185)

Kaldera, R. ‘Moon Phase Astrology.’ Destiny Books; ©2011.

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