Scorpio New Moon 11-13-12 2:20 pm PDT
Mighty lord of the underworld, ruler of sex, death, power, transformation and intense Scorpio, I humbly ask for a few moments of your time. I know you are very busy, and have much more work ahead. It seems that I see your face in more and more planets, signs and alignments these days; not to mention your stunning solar entrance in the eye of the devastating east coast hurricane! As your season officially opens with a total eclipse, a week after Mercury goes retrograde, I can’t imagine what else you have in store for us and the universe.
Your cycles take years to unfold and so you have been waiting a long time for this. There are doubtless hundreds and thousands of beliefs, egos and systems that could use your deathing powers and I have no doubt you plan to bring them to their knees. Everything must change and if I dare say I know anything about what you and your right hand Scorpio can do, it is to rip the rot out from the roots, darken the darkest night of the soul and demand the deepest death imaginable for purification.
You are a king and this is your time. As an outer planet, you are concerned only that we evolve, that we transform and that we comprehend the power of death and the death of power. With a total solar eclipse backing your new moon up, the intensity is intensified, the stakes have never been higher and survival has never struggled so much to survive.
I trust that everything happens as it needs to. I would never be so ignorant and arrogant as to ask you to change your course or your teachings as you know what needs to be done. But, as a child who has had you sitting on top of my chart since birth and has time and time again tried to rise to your challenges and endure the little deaths, I do have one small request, if I could.
I have not used that word before and have only heard it used in movies. But I wanted to choose my thoughts carefully and be as specific as possible; and that one word kept coming in. I looked it up and the definition resonated deeply and truly:
“Compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is within one’s power to punish or harm; An event to be grateful for, esp. because its occurrence prevents something unpleasant or provides relief from suffering.”
So. Yes. Some small amount of mercy.
Not just for me. For all of us.
There is a lot of f*&$%ed up stuff we humans have done and there is none better than you to show us what is really what. But there also is so so much beauty, so much love, so many people really, really, trying to make changes. From education to eco-solutions, yoga to meditation, ashram to commune, farm to market, we are trying. We want to evolve, wake up, live in sustainable peace, joy, health and harmony with each other, the earth and all our relations. Not that even the most perfect life can keep us from you, we are all yours in the end. But there is so much magic in the world, and more comes in every day.
We live too close and the planet is too small for anyone to avoid your season of purification. You have planned these cycles well and all must unfold according to your plan. However, if you could tell us something we can do, what little or big action we can take or keep taking, to bring a little ease to these birthing/deathing pains, I would be so grateful. Just a little mercy, for the devoted children of planet earth. A little mercy to help us face you without so much fear. A little mercy to help us keep faith. A little mercy to allow us to keep evolving on our own. Because we will, I promise.
Speak to us through the cold November rains and the hot baths we take when we get inside. Whisper to us through our tea cups and through the waxing Scorpio moon. Remember that you are paired with Gemini this month, the chatty one. Perhaps having Mercury around might entice you to communicate with us, just enough that we can keep up with you, making changes as you guide us.
We are willing. We are able. We are worth it.
Please, dear Pluto, you who are also the creator of passions, the ultimate transformer, who can feel more deeply than any other, sense my sincerity and my love, all of our love.
Show us some mercy, grant us your wisdom.
With reverence, gratitude & the best of intentions,
Bekah Finch Turner is a Yoga teacher, shamanic practitioner and moon devotee. For more information on her work and writing please visit www.sacredwayyoga.com