Full Moon in Libra…the Scorpions Claws of Life and Death

Happy Full Moon!

First let me take the time to say thank you for reading! Feel free to join my Raw Goddess 13 Sign Astrology group on Facebook. I want you all to get familiar with the actual movements in the sky. Not just what western astrology has ordained for us to think. We are all in this together and I’ll do my best to help.

Now, did you know that the Libra’s scales were originally the claws of the Scorpion!?!?  Yep, and that’s where the full moon is located this month. Last month I explained how Virgo is the sign of mental health and balance. Maat begins in the mind, body and spirit of the Virgo Matrix mother. This full moon in Libra will highlight her scales of justice. The balance between life and death. What we hold onto and also what we choose to let go. The Scorpion’s Claws. The Romans renamed the hands of the scorpion the scales of Libra but originally Virgo and Scorpio were connected! There was no Libra! You can easily look this up! In the sky, the stars on Libra’s scales are still named the Northern and Southern claws! And if we look deeply into the animal symbolism depicted, the Scorpion uses its claws for making love as well as for slaying its prey. Whoa! Make love not war right!? The inner battle/balance within Libra’s scales (claws) of truth and justice are also ever present in every facet of our relationships, even our desires. The Libra/Scorpio zone in the sky takes this very seriously. Sometimes our claws just won’t let go. Until death do us part? Sometimes this area of our psyche doesn’t even know the difference. It really is a thin line between Love and Hate.

Weighing of the Heart Ceremony from The Book of The Dead

Weighing of the Heart Ceremony from The Book of The Dead

Therefore, we can easily see how and why the constellations of Virgo and Scorpio will always be intertwined. Libra is just another aspect of the original life-death-life goddesses, and there are many. Virgo’s earth buries the dead, she also gives Life. If you were born Sept 16th-October 31st you are a Virgo working with the goddess Maat to heal and organize the people. The Sun then enters the Libra (claws) of Scorpio November 1st-November 22nd and is where this full moon will be located tonight. Egyptian goddess Nekhbet, the vulture, is said to represent this area of the Sky. She is forever bound to her twin sister Wadjet, the snake goddess, and together they uphold the laws of Maat, each presiding over Northern and Southern Egypt. Nekhbet is known for her protective and loving side. Vultures are always seen in pairs. She is also the fierce protector of mothers and childbirth and is the official goddess watching over the pharaoh from birth to death. The qualities of a vulture in ancient Egypt are associated with Godliness because of her immense size, power and ability to sore high up into the sky.

The ancient Egyptians strongly emphasized that life here on earth is a form of death to your real life in the heavens and that this life is to be utilized as preparation for the Eternal One on the otherside. With this comes a great deal of never ending choices. That which to hold on to. That which to let go of.  There is always a price to pay for what we choose, a sacrifice of some sort. Working with the principles of Maat, we know that the ultimate truth is universal Oneness and nothing will ever be above that fact. Ever. Period. Thank Goddess. Knowing these principles is still paramount especially as we navigate thru this zone of the sky for our Full Moon (Open Eye) awakening. We have all come to a crossroads in our lives and will ascend to a higher level of development for this full moon. Health, healing and cleansing are still key. I wanna say even more so as we get deeper into the underworld with the resurrection goddesses for this full moon and the next! Use prayer and intuition to formulate your own personal brand of rituals that are needed at this time. The deities/energies associated with these full moons are all working on balancing our inner world.  I invite you all to work on this exercise with me:

Write a list of all your strengths/positive attributes. Now write a list of all your weaknesses or what you consider to be negative traits that are holding you back from making better decisions. And finally I want you to work on eliminating your weaknesses by emphasizing your strengths! Very simple yet very important for this zone of the sky. Don’t hesitate to call on the power of our ancient guides working deeply within this energy.  There are a number of creation/afterlife gods and goddesses. Some of my favorite are Maat, Isis (Auset), Osiris (Ausar), Anubis, Serket, Wadjet, Persephone, Chiron, Medusa and Nekhbet. Studying their roles in antiquity should give us a good sense of what is at work in our daily lives for the next 2 weeks. The scales of Libra, the claws of the Scorpion represent that which we hold onto and that which we must let go of in order to rebirth ourselves.

*Also the shadow of Mercury retrograde starts tomorrow! This process of going deeper for Libra moon, working out our inner communication first and also in our relationships will be highlighted.

If you would like to schedule a reading/consultation with me regarding activation and clarification of this area of your chart please fill out the contact form below. This cycle of Virtue, Protection, Sacrifice and Rebirth will be in effect for 2 weeks till the New Moon.

Full Moon in Leo. . .Sekhmet, The Goddess of War and Healing

Happy Full Moon!

Make no mistake about it; this is a Leo Full Moon! One of the most royal of them all! In ancient Egypt, it is Sekhmet, the lioness that is the keeper of the flame! Sekhmet is the goddess of war and healing. Her name comes from the ancient Egyptian word Sekhem, which means power. She was widely known as “The One Who is Powerful” and “The One Before Whom Evil Trembles” Sekhmet is depicted as a fierce warrior goddess with the head of a lion wearing all RED. She was prayed to everyday to keep the peace. Tamed lions were kept in her temples. End of battle festivals to stop the fighting were held in her name. Sekhmet is one of the oldest known Egyptian deities! Some researchers say she originated in Sudan where lions are more plentiful. Sekhmet is also the goddess of medicine and menstruation. Her name is used in prayers to protect borders and cure diseases. Physicians, healers, and skilled doctors, all revered Sekhmet. She is “The Lady of Terror” and “The Lady of Life”.

Sekhmet pic

Sekhmet was mentioned numerous times in spells of The Book of The Dead as both a creative and destructive force. But she is mostly known as a fierce protector of Ma’at. “The One Who Loves Ma’at and Who Detest Evil”. Bast, another cat goddess, is a sistar goddess to Sekhmet and was also celebrated with her at gatherings and parties. Ancient Egypt and the royal cat goddesses remain legendary till this day. Sekhmet was also a party animal! Without the fun side, Sekhmet was sure to destroy humanity. Huge parties were given in her name to restore the balance. For the Leo full moon be fearless in your healing. It is now time to face the things that you feel have too much power over you. You can do it! Sekhmet will help. Just call on her and light a candle! Now would also be a great time to do a blood cleanse and to work on any womb issues like fibroid tumors, cysts or candida. Be creative, challenge yourself to get to the next level and let your artistic pursuits shine, shine, shine! We must all pass through the flames of Sekhmet, to create definitive change and claim sweet victory in our lives.

 

*This Full Moon in Leo Cycle will be in effect for the next 2 weeks. If you would like to know more about this alignment and how it relates to your 13 sign birth chart please complete the form below, thank you.