We are coming to the end of a big cycle on Friday May 5th, 2023 as there will be a Full Moon eclipse in Scorpio. This is a time of deep emotions as Scorpio is a water sign.
The energy of this full moon can help us clear out anything that no longer serves us in our relational lives. It is no coincidence that Mercury Retrograde is occurring during this time as well, emphasizing relationships.
Transformation and surrender is the name of the game, so turning to your rituals with more commitment during this lunation can be a great way to stay centered through any changes that may occur.
Surrendering is not something that comes easily to anyone. Perhaps because, for many of us, that word is tied to “giving up” or “losing control.” Yet surrender is one of the most powerful things we can do before life in order to live in more harmony and joy.
Merriam-Webster defines surrender as “to give up completely or agree to forgo especially in favor of another.” What if we shifted that definition into “letting go completely in favor of ourselves?” This can begin to change our internal narrative around control, and help us move into new states of grace. Allowing for what needs to be shed in our lives to be shed, helps continuously make room for what’s truly aligned on our path.
This is the essence of the Full Moon Eclipse in Scorpio. Surrendering to and trusting the changes for there is something better on the other side. This is also a core practice for working with plant medicines such as cacao: a certain degree of surrender is necessary to allow cacao to work its magic.
This cacao will bring softness into your heart space. When inviting this cacao into your practice leading up to the full moon, you may ask for the spirit of this cacao to help you see with clarity how you can lovingly surrender to the flow of life.
Some practices to strengthen your ability to surrender:
- Breathwork practices for physical relaxation
- Silence and mindfulness meditation
- Commit to a day of non-judgment, gently nudging yourself each time you wish to judge a person, situation, or thing
- Mercury Retrograde Relationship Cacao Ritual