At a full Moon, opposite signs and their issues are brought together for us to reflect on their meaning and their effect on us. The signs of Taurus and Scorpio signify how we view the two basic laws of life: Life and Death, Creation and Destruction, Fulfillment and Annihilation.
As you can imagine, people are feeling all the fears and needs tied up with these issues. We have to face what life brings us with self-awareness and humility, accepting necessary deaths to accommodate new life. That's how change happens. If we don't change, we end up dying instead.
That’s been a major problem with patriarchy -- it refuses to accept the need for death and change before re-birth. It doesn’t value the feminine understanding of life as cyclical. But that is the truth of our universe. We live in cycles as well as linear time. There must be destruction if there is to be new creativity.
So by embracing our own psychological deaths and dealing with the emotional turmoil that arises when we give up long-term beliefs and patterns of behavior, we learn the lesson of death and re-birth. We take ‘death as our advisor’. We bring back an ancient thread to the tapestry of society that’s been lost for hundreds of years. We help the culture evolve as we evolve.
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At the Taurus Solar eclipse, we were confronted with the question, “What do you value?” By asking the question, we get to notice if we’re living out our values with others. And when we’re not, we can understand why not and correct old behavior patterns. It’s time to see if our personal values align with others’ values, and that if we are to transform the culture, we need to live by our best values.
This Scorpio Full Moon asks us to contemplate the most important law of life -- facing what needs to die and acknowledging what wants to live -- so we can understand what we value and what supports our future growth.
Until Next Time,
Sherene Schostak is a Jungian psychotherapist, author and metaphysician who specializes in helping creative artists transform their addictions and blocks. She has been in private practice in New York City for the past 13 years consulting, writing and... read more