new moon / november


Hunter's Moon
Saturday, November 18th, Scorpio, 3:42 am PST

I always get really excited when the Scorpio New Moon occurs. Being a Scorpio myself I find this energy not only so in alignment with my own, obviously, but it's also just a very fertile, magical and exhilarating time.

New Moons are void of any light, being completely dark they hold the potential and forward movement of becoming whole and full, just as the Scorpio has the inherent wisdom of going into the dark to be born again anew - a New Moon is well suited to the energy of Scorpio. This is a time of new beginnings, new energy... new anything and everything. Even if it means rising from the ashes of something that has had a catastrophic end, the Scorpio knows how to become the phoenix that rises from the ashes. And this isn't done through determination or willpower, but rather the innate wisdom and trust that when you go into the dark and own it in equal measure to the rest of you, you reclaim the power of your wholeness. Instinctively the Scorpio's way through anything is to dive deep under the surface into the depths and the darkness to come out the other side. Death and rebirth, dark and light, don't have any negative or positive connotations attached to them. They are simply two sides of the same coin, a cycle that allows for transformation and growth. 

Scorpio is a very mysterious, and magical sign. It is like the alchemist of the astrological chart. In alchemy the goal is to take a base metal and transform it into gold. We are in an energy right now that can allow you to do this with anything in your life. Whatever hardships you are going through, whatever lessons you are facing, whatever you have lost or let go of, you can be the alchemist of your own life to transform all of it into gold, the wisdom of your own wholeness. You just have to be willing to go into the dark. 

If you don't know how this applies to you right now in your life, take a moment to do a small meditation and ask your soul. Close your eyes and picture a moon in the night sky over a lake. And then drop the moon into the dark water and ask it to shine light on what it is you are transforming. And then bring it back up to the surface and into the sky to reveal what it has become. 

What did you see?

Scorpios are very sensitive, intuitive and wise - they can at times be like a laser with the truth - so trust whatever came to you, even if you have to unravel the image a bit to get to the meaning. And also trust whatever is happening to you right now in your life as being exactly what your soul needs to become more whole. Try not to grip and hold on to what wants to be transformed.

With the energy of Scorpio in alignment with other planets in the sky, this is also a time of deep and profound healing. You have an opportunity right now to heal meaningful and intimate relationships in your life as well as wounds of the soul. Let this ability to heal not just affect you, but also think about the ways you can use your gifts and power to heal others.

Pay attention to the way you can move into exciting new energy in your life by being willing to die and be reborn, just as nature does this as it transitions through the seasons. Trust. 

Baumstück 9, Ricarda Roggan, 2008

holiday season online meditation workshop

Holiday Season Online Meditation

November 20th - December 24th

Imagine a holiday season where you aren’t focused on just getting through it, but on enjoying it and using all the energy that is available to you to stay more grounded, open, and perhaps have a breakthrough that will lead you into the new year! This six week online meditation workshop will help support and guide you through, what is for many, a very overwhelming time.  

Because it is online it means you can participate no matter where in the world you live. A new 20 min meditation will be posted at the beginning of each week for you to use as many times as you need it, whether that means meditating every day or once a week, it is up to you to determine how deep you want to go and how much support you need. The meditations are not live, so you can listen to it whenever works for your schedule and travels. The workshop will have all sorts of tools for you to use: breathwork meditation, visualizations, mineral information, etc. You will have the opportunity to check in and share with the group, and ask questions of myself throughout the six weeks.

It’s time to shift how we engage with the holidays, to be more open to the experiences and energy that surrounds this time.  


Sign up here

You are welcome to sign up any time during this six weeks. 


full moon / november


Hunter's Moon
Friday, November 3rd, Taurus, 10:23 pm PST

You might be able to feel the dive we are taking with the energy from this full moon. Last month we were in the energy of Libra - Gentle, harmonious, lovely Libra. Scorpio is now on the scene and pulling us down into the underworld. 

This is a time of tilling the soil. If you can get out into nature and actually do this all the better to have the physical experience of what is happening to us on an emotional level. Tilling the soil is what is done in preparation for planting, the work of creating new life. This is a time of moving the energy around, things are literally coming up and circling back down, breaking apart and healing - all simultaneously. The energy of our Sun in Scorpio is helping, as Scorpio is all about diving deep into the inner world and transforming. You might even be mistaking some hard times right now as breakdowns, but they are most likely breakthroughs with deep wisdom coming to the surface. In those moments listen for what message is trying to come though, instead of fighting it or holding on to the known. 

Scorpio is also about the richness of what can be found in the depths of our souls. So don't be surprised if a lot is coming up around death, grief, rebirth, life, sex, intimacy etc... Because Scorpio is all about transformation they innately know how to take what comes from the dark and turn it into gold. If you are a sign that has an aversion to the depths (a lot of air signs do), try to trust the Scorpio in you to go there. You will always come out the other side, and the more and more you do this the more you will trust going to those darker depths knowing that you will reemerge. 

Use the energy of our moon in Taurus to help ground you. Spend time in nature, cultivate your senses, pursue what brings you pleasure. Those things can really help you feel supported while you do this deep work. 

We have our moon in Taurus and our sun in Scorpio. Taurus will at times want to stay with what is pleasurable (especially pleasure from the senses, good food, a massage, beautiful flowers, etc...), while its opposing sign, Scorpio, will want to dive into what is uncomfortable (but holds truth)! See if you can get the two to work together, not letting the Taurus in you keep you from going where Scorpio is trying to pull you for deep emotional healing, but also not allowing the Scorpio to drag you through the mud and make you miserable. As a Scorpio myself I am guilty of this. I have a deep commitment to the truth and a love of the depth that sometimes holds me in a place of pain and sadness, and I loose a connection to feeling the pleasure of life and being nurtured.

Both Taurus and Scorpio are fixed signs, meaning they are not flexible and can be stubborn. Be aware of when you find yourself not being in the flow, gripping, or biting off more than you can handle. These are also some of the lessons we are getting right now - How to listen to when it's too much and to learn how and when to let go. There is also a lot of creativity in the air right now, so use that to help you create a new solution when the outcome you were planning for doesn't work out. Being more flexible allows for the unknown, for something we weren't expecting, but might just end up being more in alignment with who we truly are. 

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