Tomorrow morning (EST) brings us the full moon in Scorpio. Full moon energy typically asks us to reflect on where we have been and look at what we need to let go of in order to move forward. Scorpio energy is similar in that it is about death and rebirth, looking at what needs to be shed in order to move forward, but Scorpio energy is much deeper. It says to us, “I know you are saying that you need to let go of this thing, but do you truly understand why letting go of it will help you be your most authentic self? Do you understand the truth of who you are on a soul level, and why that thing is not in alignment with that person?”
Scorpio energy is deep. I live with a Scorpio sun and I am a Scorpio rising, so I understand first hand how deep Scorpios are willing to go to get to the truth. They embrace the shadow because that is where the truth lies, and the full moon brings light to the shadow so that it can be fully examined to determine where the truth resides. The full moon in Scorpio is a time to really examine what is true for us in our authenticity and let go of those things that don’t fit the bill.
Candle Ritual for Full Moon in Scorpio
For this ritual, you will need a candle. If you want to get down to the truth of a situation, a dark blue candle would be best. You can use a brown or magenta candle to connect with Scorpio energy. Black candles are used for ending a situation or closing a door, which is a type of letting go. Of course, white candles are universal and can be used for any type of energy.
If you wish, you can anoint your candle with essential oils. Make sure that you only anoint the sides of the candle, no where close to the wick. If the flame from the wick comes into contact with any oil, the oil will catch on fire and you run the risk of burning your house down. Safety first! Frankincense is a good oil for getting to the truth of the matter, bergamot is a good oil for gaining self-acceptance, perhaps for accepting what needs to be let go of. Kumquat oil is good for authenticity and connecting with your authentic self. Concentrate on your intention while applying the oil to the candle.
You can also dress your candle in herbs. You could use hawthorn or peppermint, which are ruled by Mars – Scorpio’s planetary ruler. Sage or valerian work well for getting to the truth of a matter; Solomon’s Seal is good for supporting you in deciding what things need to be let go; clover, comfrey, lavender, marjoram, or rue are good for releasing and letting go. To dress the candle, use a mortar and pestle to crush the herbs you choose to use until they are in very small pieces, or even powder. Roll the candle in the herbs, which should stick to the oil that you applied to the candle. While you are applying the herbs to the candle, concentrate on your intention.
Make sure that you place your candle on a non-flammable surface, and that it cannot tip over. Before you light the candle, call on your spirit guides to be with you. Set your intention to be an open vessel to receiving messages around the deep truth of what needs to be let go of in order for you to be your most authentic self. Light the candle, then sit in meditation, gazing at the flame, as you listen for messages from within and from your spirit guides. It might be helpful to keep a journal or a piece of paper nearby to write down the messages that you receive. You could then journal about how letting these things go can help you on your path forward.
You can end the ritual there by ending the meditation when you stop receiving messages, or you can continue the ritual by writing down the specific items that you need to let go of on bay leaves and then burning the leaves in the candle flame. As you burn the leaves, feel the things that you are letting go of leave you and dissipate just as the smoke from the burning bay leaves dissipates into the air.
I hope that this ritual serves you. If you try it, or do a different ritual for the Full Moon in Scorpio, comment below and let us know how it went!