Scorpio Full Moon & Lunar Eclipse – Sometimes Our Evolution is to Accept Things as They Are
April 29, 2023
I did not write last week as I spent the weekend in Colorado at an incredible, empowering, and transformative four elements workshop with my dear teacher, Debra Silverman, and Ash Ruiz.
In my last post I talked about my highway phobia and my decision to deal with it and rent a car. It was a mistake. And it takes me right into the topic of this week’s full moon and lunar eclipse.
We are in Taurus season. Taurus is the sign of comfort zone, stability, and status quo. The high road of Taurus is to enjoy things as they are. We can always enjoy the sunrise, the sunset and everything in between.
The high road of Taurus is to know that we do not need to constantly justify our existence by doing something. We can sometimes take things easy. We are allowed to rest.
Just before I checked out of my Airbnb, I found myself having 20 min with nothing to do. I am not used to having free time on my hands. I instinctively thought of all the things I could do in these 20 minutes. Eventually I decided to just seat on the couch and do nothing. I almost never do that.
As I watched the white patches of snow slowly melting outside, I felt something subside in me. It was even more powerful than meditating, which is another thing that I DO.
At the beginning of the workshop, we were asked to share what we were looking to attain through the workshop. My initial intention was to get empowered so that I could step into my new role as a publishing author with confidence.
But when I thought about it more thoroughly, I realized that what I really needed was to chill. I felt that my strong ambitiousness and the anxiousness around traveling on my own got mixed into a huge amount of stress.
On the coming full moon and lunar eclipse, the moon will be in Scorpio, the sign of evolution and transformation. Scorpio is the side of us that constantly wants to get out of our comfort zone so that we can stretch our limits and evolve.
On my way back to the airport, it was already pitch dark and I could barely see where I was driving. Mercury retrograde made sure that my navigation system stopped working, which added even more stress. I was so relieved to arrive and get rid of the car.
I had to admit that choosing to face my driving fears during the workshop had added a lot of unnecessary stress. There were many better ways to organize my commute over the weekend.
Sometimes our evolution is to accept things as they are.
I am afraid of driving and that is okay. I am dependent on my husband for driving long distances and that is okay. I am attached to my son and that is okay.
Buddhism claims that we are not one independent entity. We are always dependent on others. And that’s the truth. The high road of Taurus is to feel valuable and worthy while admitting our dependencies.
On the second day of the workshop, we were asked to share what we were good at. I found that I could comfortably say that I was a good astrologer and a good writer. Being able to state that, showed me that I was already confident, I just needed to see what was already there.
During the workshop, I met many wonderful people that will surely become a meaningful part of my path. After the workshop, I met Waylon Lewis, the founder and chief editor of Elephant Journal and a dear friend. I told him about my challenges of being away from my son and getting out of my comfort zone. I did not sleep well. I had no appetite. I had an upset stomach.
You love your life, Waylon said shrugging his shoulders. That was such a great observation to share.
I do love my life. My problem, really, is that I am so in love with my family and my home, that it’s hard to be away from them. What a great problem to have.
Having a super comfortable comfort zone is actually a great thing. You sometimes need to leave it to value it.
Throughout the weekend I also realized that there was something else I was very good at. I am good at creating the life I want. My mission is to inspire all of you to do the same.
And just to make things perfect, I’ve just met an amazing being for an astrology reading. She has a super strong Scorpio in her chart. Through the reading she shared that every day she wakes up thinking how she could change herself and evolve to become a better person.
This beautiful soul needed to learn the lesson of Taurus. She needed to change her question to how I can wake up every day and be grateful for who I am, exactly as I am. Even if it is just for a week, or a month, this practice can help us find that many of the things we seek, are already here.
The full moon and lunar eclipse in Scorpio offer us a magical opportunity to transform and create the life we truly want. This would be a wonderful week to ask yourself:
- What do I want to achieve that I still don’t have?
- Out of the things that I want to achieve, what is already present in my life?
- In which aspects of my life do I need to challenge myself more and get out of my comfort zone?
- In which aspects of my life do I need to learn to be more appreciative of things as they are?
More Astrological Information for This Week:
Aspect of the week: Rebellious Uranus conjunct the sun this week and adds a unique flavor to this sun in Taurus. Uranus, like Scorpio, is calling us to get out of the status quo and make things more exciting.
Retrogrades: Mercury Retrograde. Left brain thinking and communication are not at their best right now. Pay attention to the details. See more info on retrograde dates here.
Event of the week: May 5, full moon and lunar eclipse in Scorpio
Astrological information for this week by date:
- Sunday, April 30, sun, Mercury and Uranus in Taurus, moon in Virgo, 4 planets in earth.
- Tuesday, May 2, moon enters Libra.
- Thursday, May 4, moon enters Scorpio.
- Friday, May 5, full moon and lunar eclipse in Scorpio.
- Saturday, May 6, moon enters Sagittarius.
Wishing you a wonderful week,
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