remember, release, root, reclaim, transform
Cross Quarter days mark the change of a season: for this one, here in the North, the start of winter; in the South, the beginning of Summer. This cross-quarter day marks the point half way between Equinox and Solstice. At this time of year in the North it is Samhain; in the South, Beltane. While these sacred times now have fixed dates by tradition (Oct 31/Nov1/2), the actual cross-quarter this year is November 7 (exact @0236pst).
In the North at Samhain it is a time to honour endings; a time of gratitude. The energy calls us to immerse in the deepening dark, and transform what has been into sustenance for the future. In the South at Beltane we draw on this sustenance and the increasing Light to flourish anew. It is a time to choose what we want to amplify and bring into form.
Wherever we are, and whatever our journeys may be, we are called to seek alignment with the natural rhythms of Earth and Cosmos. Time to tune to the Sacred. To Earth, Air, Fire,Water and Spirit; to their practical gifts and their abundant wisdom. To honour all that is offered, and to wonder at All that is hidden and revealed within. It is a time to remember and a time to celebrate the fertility of Life and land.
The Cross Quarter energy of beginnings/endings, change and shift holds and builds in potency as a full ‘Blood’ Moon and a total lunar eclipse occurs the following day (Nov 8: Moon Full exact @0302pdt; eclipse 0002-0556; max @0259 and the last ttl lunar eclipse until 2025). Moon full is a time of illumination, clarity, culmination, and appreciation. Always a time when emotions and intuition are heightened; more so with Sun in Scorpio and the eclipse (Earth between Moon and Sun). The energy may feel even more intense with other Earth-Sky configurations at this time (eg fixed T-Square, Mars-R in Gem (choices & slow action), Mars-Jup-Nep, Uranus-Moon, etc). Time to both root and flow.
Moon in Taurus, anchored in physical/material reality, does bring a stabilizing, calming influence. She calls us to reconnect to our earthy selves; to our relationship to the physical world; and to simple, in-matter pleasures. We are asked to attune to sense-reality, deeply ground, and be wholly here, fully in-body.
On the other hand, Sun in Scorpio (Mercury & Venus too) flows in the mystical realms and wants to delve into the mystery; to explore and fully embrace the cycle of life, death and rebirth. Scorpio calls us to find what is buried; clear, cleanse, shed or transform what no longer serves; and to be reborn fully empowered to be all we can Be.
When Taurus and Scorpio meet, there is a stirring of the simple and the complex; the basic and the exotic; the tangible and the intangible. Their wisdoms are complementary. Both seek to create a nurturing, empowered quality of life. Together they evoke a kind of creation magick, walking with sure feet (Taurus) into new ways of Being (Scorpio) with comfort, beauty and a deep sense of self-worth and self-love. It’s time to weave together the wisdom of both. Time to bridge the physical and the spiritual; the seen and the unseen. And time to savour each moment.
The Blood Moon Eclipse (Nov8 0002-0556 pst) brings transformative energy that can shift us to higher states of consciousness. Blood Moon eclipses also tend to bring to the surface whatever may need to be cleared. Like Scorpio, they call us to cleanse, shed or otherwise do away with all that no longer serves. It is a time to transform and create more space for what we truly value. Ultimately, the Blood Moon Eclipse in Taurus is about reclaiming our power, personally, and in the world.
Time to release, release, release whatever disempowers. Time to realign and connect deeply with sacred source. Time to tune to the ancient wisdom within us and Earth. Time to ground deeply and embody a sensual sense of the fullness of the moment. Time to come home to ourselves; and to see in new Light all that we are meant to Be. And time always to
Nurture your NatureWisdomWild with Love and Light FionaMay you root deep in your power, flow free,and honour all that you Be this season
IMAGE NOTES. All compilations, art & photos by Fiona/WisdomWild unless otherwise noted
Main Image: bkgrnd: from one of my paintings | Ouroboros: cut & modified tattoo from Honey Bramble | Snake Skull: cut & modifed from image at ArtStation; creator unknown | Hathor: cut & modified image from The Archaeologists Diary