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Happy Full Moon In Scorpio
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“Throughout this day I am mindful that I carry within me the energies of transformation, rebirth, passion and strength.”

Use this moon for:

  • Purging intense emotional matters  such as: guilt, lust, or obsession.

  • Keeping things secret.

  • Solving mysteries and getting to the root of the issue.

  • Concentration, and exam revision.

  • Healing the sexual organs.

Scorpio Full Moon is a time of Death and rebirth (not necessarily physical death), intensity, extremes, and heightened sensitivity. It is good for focusing, being sexual, and also doing psychic work because of the deep emotions and desires Scorpio brings. Since sensitivity is heightened, this moon is a wonderful time to deeply connect and feel the Goddess, especially the dark Crone Goddesses. During the Scorpio full moon opinions and feelings are intense and penetrating. Strong desires, especially sexual yearnings , run deep with emotions at their peak.


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Be cautious of emotional resentments, as this is a time where past feelings can surface and block your very heightened creative energy, so fight the urges to be suspicious, secretive, and moody. This is a time of regeneration, and cleaning out of emotional debris from the previous month. There is great energy to complete things and focus on certain areas that you have found yourself too scattered to deal with the previous cycle. Take the time now for sexual exploration, as well as relaxation.

RITUALS


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Full Moon in Scorpio (Taurus Sun) rituals are high energy and psychic. The veil is thin between the worlds, so during your Scorpio full moon rituals the Goddesses joins the circle easily. Anything that you can do in the two to three Scorpio days for the region of the sexual organs has a doubly beneficial preventative and healing effect, as Scorpio rules the sexual organs. Anything th

at puts a heavier burden on the sexual organs and urinary tract has a harmful effect during this transit than any other days. If you are able to postpone surgery or operations on the sexual organs during this time, it is best. Expectant mothers should also be cautious to stay clear of any heavy strain/exertion during this time. As  it is believed that miscarriage occurs easily during the Scorpio full moon.

  • Vaginal steams/healing baths with herbs such as: Yarrow, rose, jasmine, raspberry, holy basil can be used as a healing aid for women during this full moon. Vaginal (Yoni) steaming is effective because the soft tissues of a woman’s vagina are extremely porous and quickly absorb the vapors of the steam. The heat of the steam stimulates circulation and blood flow to the pelvic area, and combined with the medicinal benefits of the herbs, will nourish, tone, and cleanse the vaginal tissues and whole pelvic region. *Please do not use vaginal steaming if you are: pregnant, menstruating,  or if there is infection present.

  • Healing baths

  • Meditation and/or releasing ritual.

  • Healthy sexual play

MEDITATION


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Light a deep red candle and burn incense of or oil of Myrrh. Sitting in silence, breathe in the sign of Scorpio and place it in your heart center. visualize the color scarlet surrounding you, and breathe that color into your heart, allow it to fill you with strength, courage, intensity, and passion. Honor these powerful energies and ask that they be used to assist in the journey to transform lower nature into your highest good.

 


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Am I willing to be born anew…again and again, and again? 

Ozark Encyclopedia – D – Dandelion

Dandelion - Taraxacum sp.

Parts used: root, leaf, flower

Traditional uses: Greens eaten. Poultice of steamed or wilted leaves applied to indolent ulcers. Greens eaten to purify the blood. Decoction of roots taken for stomach pain. Infusion of root used for blood. Infusion of herb used to calm nerves.

“Diuretic, tonic and slightly aperient. It is a general stimulant to the system, but especially to the urinary organs, and is chiefly used in kidney and liver disorders…Dandelion is used as a bitter tonic in atonic dyspepsia, and as a mild laxative in habitual constipation. When the stomach is irritated and where active treatment would be injurious, the decoction or extract of Dandelion administered three or four times a day, will often prove a valuable remedy. It has a good effect in increasing the appetite and promoting digestion.” ~Grieve MH

For coffee substitute; to keep away disease - “One old man said that he had kept his family free of disease by putting ground dandelion root into their coffee, but many hillfolk use dandelion root as a coffee substitute or adulterant with no thought of tuberculosis.” ~Randolph OMF 94

Flowers eaten as a spring tonic – “Remedy for a spring tonic: make salad of dandelion blossoms and eat daily.” ~Parler FBA II 1355

Greens and root used to purify the blood – “Use dandelion for greens of boil the roots for medicine. This is to purify the blood.” ~Parler FBA II 1514


Grieve, Margaret A Modern Herbal (MH)

Moerman, Daniel E. Native American Ethnobotany (NAE)

Parler, Mary Celestia Folk Beliefs from Arkansas (FBA)

Randolph, Vance Ozark Magic and Folklore (OMF)

The Root Chakra

Working my way up the body, in chakras!

To heal your chakra, work through the emotional issues listed under the overactive/underactive. Include some foods or scents in your daily diet/routine. Say the mantras a few times a day, with meaning (modify them to your taste and by your intuition). You can also always just meditate on the location and imagining a bright light that is the color of the chakra on its corresponding place on the body. 

What is it:

The root chakra is the first chakra in the body chakra system (the seven main chakras). It sits at the base of your spine, near the tailbone. It is in charge of feelings of security, survival needs, and protection. It connects you to the element of earth.

Color:

Red, anywhere from deep to bright, depending on the person. 

Stones Associated to it:

  • Garnet
  • Ruby
  • Bloodstone
  • Obsidian
  • Red Jasper
  • Coral

Scents and Foods Associated to it:

  • Dandelion root tea
  • Root vegetables (carrots, potatoes, radishes, parsnips, beets)
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Tomatoes
  • Cherries
  • Strawberries (also for the sacral)
  • Apples
  • Pomegranate

Scents:

  • Cedarwood
  • Frankincense
  • Myrrh
  • Angelica Root

Body Parts it Influences:

  • Senses of taste and smell
  • Oxygenated blood (in the arteries)
  • Muscular system
  • Feet and thighs
  • Excretory organs (rectum, urinary tract)
  • Reproductive organs (the sacral chakra also helps this)
  • Kidneys
  • Lower back

Energy it Influences:

  • Primal sexual energy, sexual urges
  • Expulsion of toxins and negative energy
  • Grounding energy, keeping your spirit in your body

When it is overactive:

  • Restlessness
  • Need/dependence on material objects
  • Over-obsessing over a material object
  • Selfishness
  • Overexercising
  • Uncontrolled sex drive
  • Aches on tailbone, or in legs and feet
  • Wanting to manipulate others
  • Confusion

When it is underactive:

  • Lack of energy
  • Loss of interesting in the physical world or being in your body
  • Dissociation and outer body experiences
  • Aches on tailbone, or in legs and feets
  • Inability to sexually perform
  • Apathy to the world and to other people
  • Unclear of your life’s purpose
  • Confusion

Emotional Traits:

  • Self esteem and confidence in your body (not for other people to like, but you enjoying how your body feels)
  • Trusting in others and yourself
  • Trust in the universe
  • Emotional stability

Mantras to Help Balance it:

  • “I love my body. I honor that this is the form my spirit chose to inhabit in this lifetime.”
  • “I trust in you, universe, and that you will guide me towards my life’s purpose.”
  • “I am firm and stable. In every step, my feet are well connected to the earth.”
  • “I honor you, earth, for providing me with all I need to survive.”
Ozark Encyclopedia – B – Black Pepper

Black Pepper - Piper nigrum

Parts used: seed

Traditional uses: Used as an astringent, stimulant, and to season food.

“Aromatic, stimulant, carminative; is said to possess febrifuge properties. Its action as a stimulant is specially evident on the mucous membrane of the rectum, and so is good for constipation, also on the urinary organs; externally it is a rubefacient, useful in relaxed conditions of the rectum when prolapsed; sometimes used in place of cubebs for gonorrhoea; given in combination with aperients to facilitate their action, and to prevent griping. As a gargle it is valued for relaxed uvula, paralysis of the tongue. On account of its stimulant action it aids digestion and is specially useful in atonic dyspepsia and torbid condition of the stomach. It will correct flatulence and nausea. It has also been used in vertigo, paralytic and arthritic disorders. It is sometimes added to quinine when the stomach will not respond to quinine alone. It has also been advised in diarrhoea, cholera, scarlatina, and in solution for a wash for tinea capititis. Piperine should not be combined with astringents, as it renders them inert.” ~Grieve MH

For a gargle – “Strong cider vinegar, with salt and pepper added, is used as a gargle.” ~Randolph OMF 93

For ague – “Fanny D. Bergen observes that ‘in central Missouri one is recommended to take for ague a whole pepper-corn every morning for seven consecutive mornings.’” ~Randolph OMF 107

Used with water under bed for night sweats – “For night sweats some hillfolk put a pan of water under the bed; I have known the wife of an M.D. to do this in her own home, without the doctor’s knowledge. May Stafford Hilburn says that ‘if the case was persistent we sprinkled black pepper in the water.’” ~Randolph OMF 146

Used with ashes on a cut – “Put hickory ashes and black pepper on a cut. The black pepper sterilizes [the] wound. And the hickory ashes draw out the poison.” ~Parler FBA II 2022

To get rid of an unwelcome visitor – “To get rid of an unwelcome visitor, put pepper under the chair on which he sits.” ~Parler FBA VI 6632

To keep your husband – “To keep your husband, put snuff in every corner of every room and black pepper under the front door steps.” ~Parler FBA VII 7051


Grieve, Margaret A Modern Herbal (MH)

Moerman, Daniel E. Native American Ethnobotany (NAE)

Parler, Mary Celestia Folk Beliefs from Arkansas (FBA)

Randolph, Vance Ozark Magic and Folklore (OMF)

Signs of the zodiak

Capricorn
Element:  earth
Body:       knees, bones, skeleton, skin (blood circulation)
Inner life: straight forward! Care about values. Even unpleasant actions may be                   solved today! Beware of being covetous or critical! 
Garden:   root plants, weeds, compost heap

Aquarius
Element:  air
Body:       lower legs, veins, ankles, central nervous system
Inner life: community spirit. Contacts, friends, social aspects. Improve your                           responsibility with idealism.
Garden:   blossoming plants, hacking, fertilizing

Pisces
Element:  water
Body:       feet, toes, aura
Inner life: creativity and social engagement. Open to spiritual experience. If you                   keep your sense of reality you will find it easy deepen your spiritual                       experience and have the opportunity to affect your personal                                 development.
Garden:   foliage plants, water, pond plants, cut grass

Aries
Element:  fire
Body:       head, brain, eyes, nose, teeth (sense organs)  
Inner life: enthusiasm, enforcement, spontaneity. Will to innovate things.                             Attention: Act accordingly to your fellow men today!
Garden:   quickgrowing seedlings, fruit plants

Taurus
Element:  earth
Body:       throat, teeth, jaw, tonsils, ears (circulation of the blood)
Inner life: patience. Think over decisions you are about to make today. They                       might be difficult to change.
Garden:   root plants, fight vermin

Gemini
Element:  air
Body:       lungs, shoulders, arms, hands (adenoids)
Inner life: changeable. Many (impulsive) thoughts. Some decisions made today                   might not be long-lasting.
Garden:   blossoming flowers, vines

Cancer
Element:  water 
Body:       breast, stomach, lungs, pancreas, liver (peripherial nervous system)
Inner life: emotions over intellect! Sometimes hypersensitive. Creative.
Garden:   foliage plants, cut grass, water

Leo
Element:  fire
Body:       heart, diaphragm, circulation, arteries, eyes (sense organs) 
Inner life: always forward! Self-confidence or overestimation of your own                             capabilities? Care about the feelings of others. 
Garden:   fruit plants, seed grass

Virgo
Element:  earth 
Body:       heart, blood pressure, digestion, circulation, nerves (blood circulation)
Inner life: balance reasons and responsibility. A day for sensible not sensational                 actions! 
Garden:   rooting plants, repot, cuttings, compost heap

Libra
Element:  air
Body:       kidneys, bladder, hip joint (adenoids)
Inner life: not a day to make decisions. Searching for harmony.                                             Attention: jealousy!
Garden:   fertilize flowers, blossoming plants

Scorpio
Element:  water
Body:       urinary bladder, sexual organs (peripherial nervous system)
Inner life: sensuality. Lust and sorrow seem to be close to each other                                   sometimes!
Garden:   foliage plants, pluck medicinal herbs, fight snails, cut grass, water

Sagittarius
Element:  fire
Body:       thighs, veins, pelvic bone, liver (sense organs)
Inner life: reach for new aims and directions! Restlessness may lead to wrong                     decisions! Think about it and… go for it! 
Garden:   fruit plants, fight vermin, cut fruit trees in spring!