Honoring Scorpio, Death and Rebirth
Let’s get watery.
This time is the perfect opportunity to reflect, to be brutally honest about what is no longer serving us, and then to toss it. What lights you up? What are you really passionate about? What do you want to manifest in the coming months? It’s time for change. But in order to bring in abundance, we must first make space for it.
Welcome to Scorpio Season
On October 23rd, the Sun began its journey through Scorpio, a water sign represented by the symbol of the scorpion and the Death card of the Tarot. Scorpio is sensual, mysterious, dark, and intense. Scorpio is connected to the reproductive system and sexual organs and is ruled by the planet Pluto. Pluto is power unchecked, the great revealer, but often there is darkness before the dawn. This energy urges you to let go, to surrender.
The Death Card - Creation from Destruction
The Death Card may seem dreadful, but it is really an integral part of life’s cycles and a necessary agent of change. Death’s role is to initiate a rebirth and make way for new life. The snake sheds its old skin. The spider molts to bring forth a stronger and healthier body. Dead leaves fall slowly to the ground, decay and deliver nutrients to the soil creating the best conditions for new life to bloom. Change is always uncomfortable but very much needed in order to grow. That is the medicine of this card. What must we release to become stronger, better versions of ourselves?
The death card by Moonchild via Pinterest
Scorpio New Moon Banishing Ritual / The Rebirth
This month’s ritual is crafted for the Scorpio New Moon phase between Friday November 13th and Sunday November 15th. It can be performed the day before, during or after the Scorpio New Moon on Saturday November 14th.
The intention of this ritual is to dispose of what is no longer serving us, plant it back into the ground to allow it to decompose, feed and bring new life to what is meant for us, for our highest good and the highest good of all.
This ritual practice should take about 20 to 30 minutes depending on what feels right for you. To begin, you'll want to cleanse your space, calling upon your ancestors and guides using whichever tools feel right to you—cleansing herbs, candles, anointing, incense, essential oil diffusion, selenite wand cleansing, etc. to create your ritual container.
What You’ll Need
- A small piece of paper and pen
- Lighter or Matches
- Cauldron/Fire safe bowl/abalone shell
- Bowl of Water
- Athame (regular butter knife/kitchen knife will do)
Let’s Get Started—The Burn
For this ritual, in honor of the Death and Rebirth cycle and working with the Medicine of Scorpio, we are using the elements of Fire, Water, Wind and Earth. Make sure you are in a safe space to use fire, like your bathtub or kitchen sink. You’ll also be incorporating either your indoor plants or the outdoors, whichever is most accessible for you.
Gather all of your tools to have easy access. Now take your pen and paper and reflect on something that you have been carrying with you that is no longer serving you, something that has been weighing heavy. You may need to think about this or it may come to you right away. A relationship of any kind, a way of thinking, a job, a place, a person, perhaps a story you have been telling yourself that isn't true. When you’re ready write down what came up for you. Remember to keep it simple, enough to fit on the small piece of paper. Maybe this thing, thought, or feeling is represented by a symbol or single word.
Once you’ve written it down, thank the object on the paper for the lessons it has taught you, an easy and quick way to do so is by saying aloud “I acknowledge and honor the medicine you have brought me, to get me to where I am today and the knowledge this experience or feeling has brought to me. I now release you for the highest and greatest good of all.” Now burn the small piece of paper and as you watch it burn think about whatever it is you are releasing, imagine it rinsing away from your body and into the ground.
When all is complete, transport the ashes from where they were burned into your bowl of water, using the knife stir the ashes and water together. Now either transport into a watering can or leave in the bowl and put to the side.
Take your journal and pen and focus specifically on what you want to bring into your life. A goal, wish, an intention that you would like to plant and water over the next 6 months. Take your time on this, no more pressure or heaviness remember? All of that flowed and was rinsed away. Write anything that comes up for you, thoughts, visions, feelings—as specific as you can. When you feel like you’re coming to a close, wrap up your writing and keep it somewhere special, somewhere you can revisit what you wrote.
Now take your bowl of water and head outside if you can. (If you live in a place where you can’t easily access outside feel free to use your indoor plants.) Take the bowl and think about all the things you let go of as you water your plants. When you’re done close the ceremony by thanking your guides.
As you tend to your plants over the next 6 months think of all the things, energies, feelings you are calling into your life. During this time feel free to revisit your New Moon intentions and see how they are coming up or are at play and work with these themes as you move forward and through to the Super Full Moon in Scorpio April 27th of 2021.
This month we honor the Scorpio in all of us and what it means to rebirth. As we head deeper into Fall, finding the time to center ourselves and take care of our personal wellness is just what we need. For this months Ritual Bundle we are offering 20% off our CBD Wellness Trio. You'll find a Calm Inhaler, to keep you grounded, a Natural Wonder Wand to soothe, and a sampling of our CBD Face and Body Serum to renew.
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Our Ritual Series is brought to you by Brie James.
Brie is a Reiki Master, Tarot Reader, and Licensed Massage Therapist in Portland Oregon. When she’s not seeing clients she enjoys being in nature with her family or tending to her plants at home.
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“Have patience with all things. But, first of all with yourself.” —FRANCIS DE SALES