It's time to begin winding down in earnest, now that we're on the waning side -- the descent -- of the third quarter or half Moon. The lantern of The Hermit carries us through the week, with a Virgo Moon. This week's election drama makes me think about finding your own light, and the Hopi prophecy, which in part is: "Be good to each other. And do not look outside yourself for the leader. This could be a good time!"
My non-native speaking husband uses the word discover interchangeably with uncover. And the excavating quest for new inner sources of spiritual guidance and sustenance can be one of discovery now. The next cosmic treat is a plunge into the dark and primordial waters of Scorpio. The Scorpio New Moon is November 13th, and comes with a total solar eclipse. An eclipse can bring a crisis, and in Scorpio, it could shake you to the psychic foundations. It could be very internal, but lead to great changes in how you see reality.
I'm listening today to philosopher Neil Kramer on a show called Temple of Health. In my hungover state (from the election), I was craving a voice of clarity. He talks about the mystery schools of Britain and Ireland, and his own take on modern spiritual initiations. He mentions his own book, The Unfoldment, with its system of what he calls "mental hygiene and psychological centeredness which will put you in a very strong position to engage with the mystery."
This brings this post full circle, to preparation for the dark of the Moon, with a cleansing Virgo Moon here at mid-week. Waning Moons are great for tying up loose ends, clearing out old stuff that's not you anymore....when in doubt of what to do, purifying, releasing, recycling....it's time to make space. In the days leading up to the Scorpio New Moon and eclipse, we're readying to meet the mystery. "The game here," says Neil, "is one of growth...everything else is secondary." When you do that, he says, you "automatically calibrate yourself with the universe. In fact, you merge with it, and a lot of very wonderful things begin to happen." As we near the New Moon of ultimate growth, it's a very magical and portentous time.Getty Images