This Mother's Day, Be a Witch


This Mother’s Day, I invite you to ponder the magic of the upcoming Full Moon in Scorpio. It will occur at 12:14 am on Monday, May 16th, 2022.


When you hear the word “witch,” what do you think of? If images of crooked-nosed, warty evil old women come to mind, that is no coincidence. The image of the evil witch was created hundreds of years ago as an attempt to control the wildness of women’s mysteries.


The astrological sign of Scorpio is an example of this. A feminine, fixed water sign, Scorpio is painted as wicked, secretive, and manipulative. This creates fear, and fear makes us easier to control. As a culture, we have turned on our backs on the divinity of the good witch in her fully-expressed glory, misinterpreting her magic, deeming her evil.


Here in the midst of Spring, the Scorpio Full Moon is an opportunity to remember that this, too, shall pass. Seasons change. All the budding life will, someday, die. It sounds negative, but really it is what makes all of life meaningful. If life never ended, we wouldn’t appreciate its gifts.


The Taurus Bull, the Maiden, would be content to lie in a field of blossoming flowers for all eternity. We are encouraged to embrace the world of the senses in Taurus season, to luxuriate in the beauty and sensuality of the world. But in the middle of this lazy, lovely time is a sparkling Scorpio Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse, reminding the Maiden that life isn’t always so easy.