Welcome to the Dark Times. The days are shorter, Mercury is in Retrograde and ready to transit over the Sun on November 11, 2019, starting at 7:35 am EST and lasting until 1:04 pm.
To shed some light on this galactic opportunity for karmic leaps forward, I turned to my friend, Victoria Bearden, one of my first magickal witchy friends who introduced me to a deeper level of astrology. When Vic says there is a window of opportunity in the cosmos, I listen.
According to Victoria, “tuning in to this energy could be a real game changer. Now is the time to move things that are obstructing your authentic self. This is a unique opportunity to shine light on your deepest thoughts and feelings. Mercury will be communicating loudly, beefed up by the solar light. And the messages from Mercury in Scorpio are about the core issues. Nothing light and fluffy here. If you’ve been wanting to change and to purge some old crap, this one is for you!
But you have to be willing to open up to the truth. If there are some old, painful patterns sitting around in your psyche, you could have some major revelations on November 11, and the day, which is also a Full Moon. It’s a chance to gain insight about old wounds and trauma. It’s a doorway to healing and knowledge. If you’ve been feeling things bubbling up from your past, give them a voice. Connect to your shadow side.
And why would you want to do that? Because you don’t want to stifle it! You have to acknowledge the darkness to change and heal. That way, it’s not operating behind your back! Maybe you know exactly what you need to let go of. And maybe you don’t. Under this influence, during the next days to come, you will have a chance to dive deep, and come up renewed.
Pay attention to what’s going on around you. If you are willing, you will be able to receive energy, and knowledge that will help you to fix that which is been damaged. You’ll get the insight you need to release your blocks, both those you see, and more importantly, those you do not see. If you want messages from Spirit, there couldn’t be a more perfect time to ask. If you need healing, the portal will be wide open. Be courageous. Don’t be afraid of the dark.
Keywords for this energy are: Power, Understanding, Release, Forgiveness, Transformation, and Healing. Needless to say, meditation and ritual will be potent. Spiritual and healing activities could have a profound effect. It’s as if a magical doorway to the hidden world will be revealed, for a short time. Open the door.”
Here’s a ritual to ready yourself for the Door to Transformation. Light a candle, preferably yellow like the sun, our universal life force. Take nine deep breaths = three times three. With each exhalation let go of an image of something that holds you back: a hurtful story of your past, a negative thought you tell yourself, a thought of scarcity or fear. It’s okay if you repeat the same image with each breath. When you are complete, draw the symbol of the Caduceus (see below).
The Caduceus is the symbol of medicine and healing. It is the symbol of two snakes, an animal that represents transformation entwining like the kundalini energy around a center pole that is topped with wings of flight.
You can heal from your past. Write down something under the Caduceus that you are willing to let go of for your highest good. You can convince yourself that you are the victim of bad circumstances, or you can choose to heal. As a friend once said to me, “Would you rather get your way and be happy, or be right?”
Fold the piece of paper away from you and burn it in a safe fire, repeating the phrase, “I release to the fire what I no longer desire,” as many times as necessary.
Then spend sometime sitting with an old tree or a crystal such as smoky quartz or black tourmaline.