"Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in."
-Leonard Cohen (1934-2016)
The Nuit Report is coming to you in written form this week. I threw out my back and I need to give it some rest and attention.
What an incredible week its been... It's difficult to even write this post.
Let's talk about the astrology. We have a Full Moon coming up in Taurus at 22 degrees at 8:52 am ET/3:52 am GMT Monday. Luna general likes being in Taurus, and we usually can find that a Full Moon in this sign helps us feel comfy and cozy and nurtured. This one is a bit different however. It is opposing Black Moon Lilith in Scorpio, and the Sun will still be in conjunction with it. This is a Full Moon that further illuminates our sense of what power is...who has it, and who seems not to have it. Taurus is about what is physical, tangible. Scorpio is what is behind the scenes. The two signs work as a team, Scorpio being about the vibrational tone, and Taurus being about what results in the world of manifest form. A lot what has been brewing behind the scenes has come out to be seen in the manifest world...and it isnt always easy to look at what is there. Especially this week.
Scorpio is the killer poison and the healing medicine; both. There is a saying: She who cannot hex, cannot heal. In other words, one must be willing to go into the shadow, to be a super bad ass when its appropriate, to bring about lasting healing. There is no way to truly own our power fully without being willing to be bad. Sometimes we have to be willing to get down and dirty as an act of love. As long as we are not in our power, we are victims. And victims are the most violent people.
Don't give your power away. Don't do it. Feel all the feelings. Do all the stuff you need to do to make yourself feel ok. But don't give your power away. My Facebook feed is full of people giving their power away right now. Giving it away to government in particular, and the expectation of terrible things to come. Posting the most negative possible scenarios, blaming other people, etc. So much fear. I'm not saying that its wrong to feel that way. Grief, anger, and fear are absolutely valid responses to what is happening. But ultimately we've got to come back to center and remember that it is WE who manifest the world. What we see outside is a reflection of what is within. The more afraid we are of what is out there the more it is indicated that we are afraid of what is within. I know that it really, really, really looks like its all outside right now---its coming at us, and they are wrong, and we are powerless, and ---but I'm telling you, it is not. It truly is a hologram, and as we change within the world changes without.
Tend to what is within you FIRST. We are being confronted with our collective shadow in a massive way, and nobody like looking at it. But there it is anyway. The astrology totally speaks to this. As I've said a million times on my videos, Scorpio is about power and shadow. The two go hand in hand. The more we can bring light to our own psychological shadows, the more power we have. Thats where power lives. It doesn't live in us being good girls and boys, insisting on being shocked and bewildered by the darkness of the world. Thats willful, privileged naiveté. It doesn't live in us feeling like those monsters are out to get us...what about the monster within? You don't think that you yourself can be monstrous to others? Think again. Everyone can. No exception. Persephone didn't become Queen of the Underworld by staying in the sun picking flowers with her friends. She went downward into the dark; she was violated and brutalized until she turned it around and saw that it was SHE who was supposed to be steward of the Shadows and Shades. The darkness belonged to Her. It was only then that she became a true Goddess, a sovereign.
This Full Moon is going to keep ratcheting up the ante. Thats what they do. They bring emotion to a peak. There are other aspects as well, but we'll speak to those later. Just make sure to tend to yourself with compassion and as much self-honesty as possible. With Moon in Taurus, we do best to try to stay connected to the physical world...try to be in the NOW as much as possible. The hits of the past week may have taken us out of body a bit. Do what you can to get embodied again. Focusing on the past can make us feel depressed and speculating about the future can generate more fear. Ask yourself, am I safe now? How are things in my immediate environment, right at this moment. There is only ever now anyway.
I posted the picture of the woman with the safety pin to show my solidarity with those who offer support and safe haven to anyone who needs it in these challenging and intense times. (I'm afraid that I can't offer free readings or "quick peaks" at charts however at this time.)
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Aepril Schaile, MFA, is Venus ruled; a Taurus with Libra rising; Lilith conjunct ASC. As an adept astrologer, Aepril provides readings which can help solve everyday problems and assist in regaining a sense of alignment with True Will, finding your deeper, uniquely powerful truth. She lives in Salem, MA and spends her days with her beloved canine companion, Gwyddion.