Surviving Scorpio Season in 2018

Scorpio season is known as the “scariest” if not most sensitive and emotionally charged time of year. It rules the Tarot card Death, which symbolizes closure, irrevocable change and transformation, sometimes actual physical death.

Death is a certain point or phase that has been reached on the Fool’s journey of self-discovery that is represented by both Tarot cards and the Zodiac. He or she suddenly experiences a mysterious emptiness. There may be overwhelming feelings of sadness for known or unknown reasons. Within view is a skeleton on a white horse, and a rising sun in the distance. This figure of death is a messenger of what has been, what is and what is yet to come. Steps cannot be skipped. Grief must be processed before moving on. All that is certain is that something new will eventually be born out of the old.

                                     Death

Death can mean so many things and there is a reason why death often causes people to think more of life itself. As people brush close to death or experience the loss of something or someone they held dear they may reach deeper in their heart or mind for meaning. When there is loss there is gain – as the saying goes when one door another one opens. There is no birth without death or death without birth. They are interlinked. For this reason Scorpio is associated with both death and sex. Sex is what brings forth new life. 

In any case, the end of a specific phase of life has been reached and must be acknowledged. Ancient ones honored such endings with rites of passage. It can be helpful in this modern day to recreate rituals that help us to psychologically and physically make the shift from one way of life to another, weather the shift relates to age, relationships, livelihood or other circumstances. My own shift is recently having relocated from America to the Netherlands. Even if this doesn’t become my permanent home, it represents the end of a chapter of life, in no uncertain terms.

Flower Essences to Support Radical Change

There are several flower essences that can help to emotionally, mentally, and spiritually make life altering shifts and to cope with deep loss and even death itself. These are just a few that may be useful during this time.

  • Angel’s Trumpet – This is a flower essence that assists making conscious shifts between the worlds. It can be of support during major life transitions. It can also be a source of comfort during the time of death.
  • Borage – Borage essence brings courage and joy to the heart. It may be especially helpful when there is impending death of a pet or loved one, or even immediately after the loss has occurred. It may serve as an emotional balm, gently softening the harsh stab of loss and grief.
  • Walnut – the Bach flower remedy that is most often taken to promote mental stability right before, during and after home or work relocations, divorce and break-ups, and the death of loved ones.

Scorpio Transits

The Sun enters Scorpio on October 23rd with a Full Moon in its opposite sign Taurus to follow on the 24th. Adding to the intensity of this year’s Scorpio season are the transits of a Retrograde Venus and Jupiter’s final degrees in this sign. These are further heightened now by Mercury also in Scorpio, soon to enter a Retrograde pre-shadow phase (Retrograde from November 17th until December 6th) in which it will move into Sagittarius and later back into Scorpio.

Venus Retrograde in Scorpio is dredging up many buried emotions, revealing the hidden motives or inner workings of people and things while causing tremendous introspection and reevaluation within the contexts of close interpersonal relationships. This is an incredibly heart wrenching time for some. Difficulties may not necessarily lie with significant others but the theme of revisiting personal values is likely to be present in partnerships. Issues around trust could spring up with just about anyone for any reason. Another area of great concern or focus could revolve around finances.

Jupiter has been in Scorpio since October 10th of 2017 and will complete this transit by November 8th. For the past twelve months many of us have been provided with ample space and experiences that have supported us in truly recognizing what’s working and not working in our lives. The whos and hows of deep betrayal both on micro and macro levels have become painfully obvious. At the same time we’ve been offered some amazing tools, resources, and information to make corrections and upgrades. Jupiter at the tail end of this trek through Scorpio indicates there is one last piece of the old life yet to leave behind before we can take bold actions moving forward. It may be the last piece but it’s not the least important. It may actually be the most huge and troublesome thing we missed earlier even though it was right in front of us the whole time. This awkward thing, whether real or symbolic, is so old that we’ve become quite accustomed to lugging it around. It’s time to ditch that shit.

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Walnut Flower Essence

With Mercury squaring Mars this weekend and Uranus preparing to enter Taurus on the 15th, I thought this info might be useful to revisit. Walnut flower essence is one of the most useful supports for the experience of tremendous change, both inner and outer. Change is what’s occurring now and will be occurring quite a bit for the rest of 2018, with Uranus ushering us into all kinds of uncanny, unique or unexpected territories.
What do I mean by change? The word has almost become cliché in some ways so let me clarify. I mean change as in ABOUT-FACE CHANGE, RADICAL SHIFT change, some RATHER SUDDEN TURN OF EVENTS that blow minds and leave people scratching their heads in wonderment kinds of change. Just saying. The fun has just begun!
Mercury is in the late degrees of Aries along with Uranus, and both are being squared by Mars in Capricorn, which will be moving into Aquarius on the 16th. And…”edgy” would be an understatement about the energy of the times.
Creative sparks are flying and this could bring just the opportunity or at least the inspiration that you’ve been waiting for to break out of some old rut or try something new.

Readings by Yerevan

The  vibrational essence of Walnut is evocative of the truth of several quotations that most are familiar with:

“All things Change, and We With Them”

“There is a Time and Place for Everything”

“When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going”

As Mars moves back into forward direction in Libra while Mercury slows down into Retrograde motion in Cancer, many people could use some assistance in the drastic transitioning from one state of being to another. The recent Grand Cardinal Squares have left many wondering if they are coming or going, where to, and how. This is where Walnut flower essence can serve as a gentle yet invaluable tool in coping with stressful life altering change and significant decisions to be made. Since Cancer, where Jupiter currently transits and Mercury will soon be transiting is such a reflective sign, Walnut can help us not to get so caught up in what…

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Equinox Testimonials & Gifts

Greetings all you lovely beings out there who are reading this! Here we are at another turning point and Equinox in the year. In the Northern Hemisphere the Spring officially begins on March 20th. This is a special time for review, preparation, and many intense transitions.

This is meant as a fun post, as well as a request with an offer tied to it. I am offering a 30% discount for a 1 hour reading for the 3 best testimonials (by anyone who has ever had a reading/readings from me) between now and May 1st.

The sender of my top favorite testimonial will receive additional gifts of a beeswax Tulip candle (hand-made by me), a surprise crystal, and a custom blend mist that includes flower essences and essential oils. Any other testimonials may be included on this site or elsewhere, unless you say otherwise.

These testimonials could be written or in the form of a short video (video would certainly be a huge plus!), or some other creative method you may come up with. I really appreciate you all. Wishing you a fantastic new season, wherever you live in the world.

 

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Eclipse madness & massive change

Recently I have been asked where my horoscopes have gone and if I still do astrological updates. In short, a certain chapter of my work in this regard is done, as I have other work to focus on now. My astrological practice is still active and I’m still available to do readings, whether they include astrology or not. A friend just asked what my thoughts on the August 21st solar eclipse are.  So here goes:

Starting with the obvious, whether people believe in the astrological aspect or not eclipses are triggers for tremendous stress and change, both personal and global. They can be ominous or inspiring.

Will something bad happen? Yes, of course it’s already happening. I don’t care to elaborate, partly because there is enough of it to go around on the web.

You might also be noticing great shifts occurring in your physical bodies in relation to the Earth. How many of us rest and move in our bodies is changing very rapidly and radically, in part due to the changes occurring on this planet. There are influences within our planet’s sub-structures and off-planet objects influencing these changes.

The Solar Eclipse is in the late degrees of Leo. This can inspire us to bring out our best, boldest self and share our gifts with the world. It poses the question, to who or what does one give or receive authority – and what impact does this make?

(the questions below are not addressing anybody in particular)

Do you bow down? Do you demand an audience or naturally gain one through charisma? Do you give extra power to political clowns and blame everything wrong that happens in the world on them?

The polarity of Leo & Aquarius – do you ever acknowledge the sources of your inspiration, that from which you came from (stars and sky) those who have come before you, those who gave you the tools or assistance to carry on or better yourself? Some people love to credit their family, friends, lovers, teachers and benefactors where due, and others prefer to claim all credit – never acknowledging who encouraged them or gave them the ideas and means to achieve something. Conversely, most of us place blame on others hands down. Not many of us choose to take responsibility for our mistakes and how they contributed to something awful.

Leo’s opposite sign, Aquarius – in what way and to what or who do you see yourself as being connected? We are all different expressions of life but in the “big picture”, we are also connected. It’s interesting to see all of the different facets that make the whole of the human race, not to mention the animal and plant kingdoms.

In a worst-case emergency situation on planet Earth, do you think that anyone’s personal beliefs and political views would even matter? Sometimes, when things seem really out-of-control this thought helps put things in perspective. How does one actually survive and relate not only to other humans in this world to but the Earth itself? How one relates to the Earth will color and shape the rest of one’s life and relationships. Is the relationship contractive or expansive?

An eclipse brings massive change. Some resist it, others dive in. The symbolic energy of an eclipse may be likened to a combination of the Tarot cards The Hanged Man and The Tower. One is, or many are forced to surrender and can’t know exactly what will happen next. “The only thing certain is that nothing is certain”  – to quote whoever came up with this. Things are falling down, coming undone at full speed. Whether this is beneficial or harmful depends on a lot of other factors. There is some degree of choice involved, which begins with an angle of perception.

Are decisions made from fear or love? Sometimes, it can be far more potent and adventurous to be propelled by questions rather than to assume the answers.