Magic of the Month
November is the 11th month of the year, which brings us into the month of Scorpio. Often descried as the most intense and powerful of the zodiac signs, Scorpios are resourceful, brave, passionate and stubborn.
Scorpio originates from the constellation Scorpius. The constellation represents a scorpion sent by the goddess Artemis to kill the hunter Orion in a story from Greek mythology. Scorpius has a large red star at it's heart centre called Antares which is around 12 times larger than the sun.
Alongside Cancer and Pisces, Scorpio is a sign of the water element, fluid, free – flowing and unpredictable. Water is the yin to Fire’s yang. It's lack of form and direction can leave us feeling unsteady but can also show us the fluidity of our path, where we have been and also where we are going.
Water energy is forever-shifting and reminds us to expect change and movement on our journey – to go with the flow.
Water Signs are emotional, empathetic and feel things deeply. Both calm like a lake and also wild and energetic like a river, the emotions expressed by this element can be intense.
The Svadhisthana (Sacral) chakra is the second chakra and is associated with the water element. The Sacral Chakra is located in the lower abdominal area, between the belly button and the pubic bone. This energy centre can help us to connect to our flow, flexibility, and fun. It is responsible for passion, sexuality, intimacy, creativity, and joy.
When this chakra is in balance, we are able to improve our relationships with ourselves and others, and will also be able to find lots of energy for creativity, movement, desire, pleasure, and relationships. When out of balance, we may experience feelings of fear, depression or emotional instability, feeling overwhelmed, loss of imagination or creativity.
Water is my absolute favourite element, all my life I have been drawn to water and I feel most relaxed in or near it. I like to watch water, whether its the sea, a river, a lake, it is completely unpredictable. One moment calm and soothing, the next it's roaring and exhilarating! One thing which I love to do is swim in the ocean, being embodied by the waves for me is the most freeing feeling.
November is not the most attractive time of the year but there’s something comforting about nature slowing down and taking the time to rest in time for the harsh winter ahead. Animals gather their last store of food and snuggle down into their burrows and nests for hibernation, plants die back with the intention to reserve what they need to grow stronger in the spring and we start to spend more time indoors, finding ways to feel snuggly and warm as we take on the next few winter months.
The clocks have gone back at the end of October and we are fully in the midst of Autumn, sailing towards the Winter Solstice. As the last leaves give in and fall from the trees, the days become even shorter and the nights longer and colder. Frosts begin to return overnight, coating everywhere with a layer of silver and white. The mornings are still and misty, slowly waking up from the cold nights whilst the days are grey and cool.
As the wildlife starts to slow down and make plans to hibernate, the hedgerows lose more of their colour, blending into multiple shades of brown. There are still some pops of reds and pinks from the berries and fruits including the red rosehips shining through on a grey day.
The full moon in November will fall on the 30th and is known as the Beaver Moon. It has also been called the Darkest Depth Moon and also the Mourning Moon, if it is the last full moon before the winter solstice.
This month’s new moon will fall on the 15th and because it is surrounding the intense Scorpio zodiac sign, it is said to be a time of planning around self empowerment and also deep desires. The goals and intensions set around this new moon will come into fruition during the Scorpio full moon on the 27th April 2021.
14th shows the new moon of Diwali which is the Hindu festival of Light! Celebrated over 5 days this festival is celebrated by lighting candles and lanterns throughout homes and temples. Diwali celebrates the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance.