This is the time of year when many of us are involved in our spring cleaning rituals. There’s a lot of heavy dust lingering from winter that just might be bringing you down. If you’re feeling heavy, sluggish, in a rut, or your home just doesn’t feel “right” even if you’ve already scrubbed every square inch, maybe it’s time to take it a step further.
Taurus is the sign of life. Scorpio is the sign of the dead. We can use the Full Moon Taurus/Scorpio energy to cleanse and revitalize our living spaces and our inner “home,” our bodies.
We’ve all walked in to some place and got that ewwwww feeling. What we’re doing is picking up on negative energy that has lingered in the space. Sometimes it’s the people occupying the space that create the negativity. Other times, it’s the space itself. It needs clearing.
That’s the case with my house recently. My house felt sick. There was a heavy feeling around. I’d feel pretty good when I was out and about, but when I opened the door and walked in it felt like iron weights dragging me down. No one was sleeping very well. Nothing ever felt clean enough. This isn’t a cloaked obsessive compulsive disorder for cleaning. Believe me, I show no symptoms of OCD in my house cleaning! Something just wasn’t right.
Relief started to come when my house was cleansed by a formidable light worker. I noticed a difference each day as she worked on clearing my house of the heavy energy. She gave me an excellent tip to help me sleep. Wrap the room ~ walls, floor, ceiling ~ in golden light. Visualize it when you lay down for the night. I did. It helped. A lot! The first night I did this I slept 9 hours. Nine! I haven’t done that since the 80’s! It was wonderful.
Why not use the Scorpio Full Moon to finish off the spring cleaning in the part of your life signified by the Taurus/Scorpio polarity? For me, it was the 4th/10th axis, so my house and office are the prime candidates.
How to Clear Energy
You can use the tip I told you about to surround the room in golden light.
Use light barriers to protect yourself when you encounter negative people.
Smudge! If you aren’t familiar with this ritual, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. Get a smudge stick, usually made of sage although they come in blends, as well. I’ve got a sage/lavender mix, but prefer the ones that are only sage. I can’t get the mixed smudge stick to burn very evenly. You can also use loose sage (love this) in a seashell or bowl. Add a little sand to these if you use them because they will get hot.
Walk through the room or house and wave the smoke throughout. I happen to love the smell of sage, but if your housemates don’t…find a time when you won’t be interrupted. Envision the sage clearing the house of all the icky, heavy energy that you can’t see.
Smudging is a nice ritual to wrap up any spring cleaning and prepare the mind and the heart for the next season.
Mama Donna Henes is an urban shaman who used to write a column, Celestially Auspicious Occasions, in a local NYC newspaper. Here’s a video with Mama Donna that explains how energy can get blocked. She explains that a cleansing is different from a blessing. Cleansing is usually to rid negative energy while a blessing can be for any reason at all, even a celebration. Mama Donna writes a blog on beliefnet, The Queen of Myself.