We always long for the forbidden things, and desire what is denied us. ~ Francois Rabelois
What do you desire that is being denied you, and how can you bring it into your life?
That’s very fertile fodder for a Scorpio New Moon, especially with the current planetary configuration looming over us ~ that being Saturn squaring Scorpio’s ruler, Pluto. It’s a power play between God and the Serpent all over again. The trophy? One little bite, or the whole apple? Who will win?
Eve is one of my heroines. Some think she was a failure, duped, that her disobedience led us all down a path of destruction ~ that she was the patsy between a battle of good and evil, God and Satan. I think she is the epitome of desire fulfilled and, if you look deeply into the creation story, she is the reason all of us are here now reading about Scorpio. She was the original Hot Mama She-Devil, and I wish I had more of her in me. Not that I want to be led down an evil path because of temptation, but because she saw something she wanted and she grabbed it.
What do you desire? You probably don’t have to spend much time thinking about it. I don’t have to think twice about mine.
- What’s the little red apple that is being denied you ~ and by whom ~ and how do you get a taste of it?
- Is it something you used to have, but is lost to you now?
- Is it something you’ve never had and always wanted?
- Does it make you crazy in the wee dark hours and in brazen sunlight?
- Does it roll around and around in your head overpowering other thoughts and affecting all other aspects of your life?
- Will you disobey the commandment “Thou Shalt Not” in order to get it into your life?
- How do you see your life changed by taking a big bite out of this juicy fruit?
- Is it worth it?
- Will therapy help?
Denial breeds obsession. Frustration gives birth to rage. This is when desire becomes dark, cloaked in Pluto’s nasty robe, and all you want to do is throw that rotting mantle off your shoulders and run naked back to the garden screaming at the powers that be, “Give me my paradise! ”
Apple pie ~ domesticated desire. Plucked, sugar added, sliced and baked to perfection. No star in the middle. No seeds ~ the possibility of new life gone. Yummy for a minute or two, but unsatisfactory in the long run. More, please…more. And then the echo of “Thou Shalt Not” and obsession starts to emerge again. How do we heal this?
Use this Scorpio New Moon to plant a seed for the thing you most desire. Use the dark nights to think about the changes it might bring to your life, how making that desire real can change who you are now and forever, and how you might respond to the new life on the other side of that desire.
Write your desire down on a small piece of paper and draw a box around it. Be very succinct. Don’t be vague. The New Moon in Scorpio offers the opportunity to gradually manifest your desire and you must be sure of what you want. Plant the seed, tend it carefully. With focused intention, and perhaps a little inspiration from Eve, you’ll get a taste of the fruit. You’ll carry it in your belly ~ a new life.
Eve by Gleb Kalashnikoff courtesy of Wikemedia Commons.