Mystic Mamma's wisdom on using the lunar changes for love
For the past few days the subject of astrology has been coming up a lot. Being in the Bay Area it’s not unusual to hear such talk. While I wouldn’t pick stocks based on my horoscope there is always something interesting to read among the astrologers. Based on Mystic Mamma’s rendition about the Scorpio Moon, was particularly interesting, since the sign is Scorpio features strongly in my chart. The commentary of Mystic Mamma offered a perspective on the changes that is apparently happening in the constellations above.
Mystic Mamma wrote that the theme of the Full Moon on May 14 is about valuing self and how others value you. In other words, boundaries, which can’t be stressed enough in relationships. Surrounding this lunar effect are intense emotions and Mystic Mamma also writes about how excavating the deep subconscious can bring the hidden truth to light. Certainly this happened today for me. I received word that the matchmaker I hired, who told me I was hard to match, was not just giving me grief. Ironically, I had begun to believe her words until bumping into someone who struck up the topic of matchmaking with me. Synchronicity revealed that my new acquaintance had also hired and then fired the same matchmaker! It was a confirmation of the suspicions I had that her comments were excuses rather than explanations. It was a much needed relief.
Other wisdom from Mystic Mamma was the critical need to release an attachment to something or someone along with a caution about the tendency to indulge in addictions to cope with the pain of letting go. As a Scorpio, attachment and control are intricately linked, so to surrender control can create uncertainty. Sometimes the best growth for a Scorpio is to develop skills in tolerating or even dancing with uncertainty. For me, letting go of old dreams, old loves, and old habits is like pulling teeth. Yet it is the best thing for us. Coinciding with this aspect was my decision to start a 40 day Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) daily tapping practice based on Dr. Annette Vaillancourt’s book “Manifest Your Soulmate with EFT”. Even though I am with Nathan, being in a new relationship brings up a lot of old insecurities and disabling beliefs about love. Clearing these cognitions and the energetic blueprints from loves past are imperative to give this love a real chance.
On the third day of my EFT practice, another Mystic Mamma prediction came true, about unfelt pain and grief rising up to heal and release. EFT is about clearing the stuck thoughts and emotions getting in our way. Seems like the more I tapped the more old tears unshed finally got shed. I wept over my first love all over again, every love and romantic interest since, and the intensity of disappointment which got its chance to be heard. Mystic Mamma wrote that this process would be an experience akin to letting go of a false sense of security. Mine was the belief that holding back the truth and being vulnerable gave me advantage from heartbreak. Not true. The heartbreak basically stayed imprisoned and in a state of stasis to hurt me over and over again. Brene Brown is right, there is true strength in vulnerability.
Ultimately, Mystic Mamma states that below the cauldron where the toxic painful thoughts and patterns, lie the seeds of self-forgiveness. Basically, Mystic Mamma advises readers to grant themselves permission to heal in the spirit of one of Scorpio’s most potent symbolic images: the Phoenix. When the old self dies, a new one arises, from the ashes. On the evening of the full moon, I choose to grant myself permission via a BodyTalk session with Shelley Poovey in New York. What emerged in our session was to allow the old to release and look forward to the new and good that would replace it. How? Be peaceful with uncertainty about what that good is.
Mystic Mamma closed her post about the Scorpio Moon by writing that the key impact of this phenomenon is about maturation, empowerment, self-trust, and letting the old fade away. Part of being able to achieve this state, Mystic Mamma continues, requires self-accountability and taking adult ownership for how past choices played out in consequences. While it may take people and situations from the past to propel myself and others towards this growth, it’s in owning our decisions without excuse, where the elixir to facing our pain, resides.