New Moon in Scorpio Ritual

The New Moon energy calls us to inner mastery from the watery depths of the Scorpion. To heal ourselves and our world we must let go of what no longer serves us. Dance with the goddess of this realm, invoke Proserpina as the Goddess of Transformations. At the edge of a lake or stream you will find a stand of the common reed with the rushes and grasses. Ground and center. Begin by breathing deeply the cool air and the smell of drying leaves. Ground yourself in the murky earth below, feel yourself growing roots that secure you in the wet earth - feel the rustling wind around you. Raise your arms up to the sky and sway in the wind with the reeds - greet the bright full moon. Give blessings and gratitude and spend a few minutes being in the moment. 

Invocation to Proserpina ... Kore, Kore (Maiden, girl); Megala Thea (Great Goddess); Daeira (Knowing One; Khthonia (Of the Earth); Soteira (Savior); Karpophoros (Bringer of Fruit)
Oh Blessed Goddess, You hold the keys to the heavens and the underworld aspirations and darkest fears, Bring me the power to transform the collective unconscious, Renew through dreams, Taste the pomegranate, Face the unknown, Become the Phoenix
(“Persephone Goddess of,” Theoi, 16 Oct. 2017,
http://www.theoi.com/Khthonios/PersephoneGoddess.html.
Walker, Barbara. The Woman’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets. NY: Harper, 1983.
_____. The Woman’s Dictionary of Symbols & Sacred Objects. NY: Harper, 1988.)

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Journey to The Underworld with Plant Magic
Best done in the evening before bed
Lucid Dreaming Brew & Meditation
Lucid Dreaming Brew: 

To enhance Moon Meditation & Ritual Work, brew a sacred tea to open your mind and prepare for your journey with these herbs:
• Mugwort, Artemisia vulgaris (avoid during pregnancy)– plant of the Moon, waking visualizations, lucid dream work
• Damiana , Turnera diffusa – Scorpio herb, dream enhancing
• Tulsi, Holy Basil, Kapoor, Ocimum sanctum (available from Zack Woods http://www.zackwoodsherbs.com/dried-herbs/
• Holy Basil, Rama, Ocimum tenuiflorum – Scorpio herb, goddess protection for journey work
• Lavender, Lavendula angustifolia – for journeys and purifying
• Rose, Rosa centifolia – opens the heart

Bulk herbs can be obtained from your local apothecary or online from Mountain Rose Herbs https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/
The Recipe (avoid during pregnancy): Damiana, Mugwort, Tulsi – 1 tsp each, plus Rose and Lavender – ¼ tsp each

Preparation: Pour boiling water over 1 T of the herbs and let them steep for 5 – 10 minutes. You can sweeten with honey if you like. You can also make an herbal journey charm or incense from this tea formula

Mugwort Lustral Water Spray for Journey Protection
If you have Mugwort growing in your garden, gather nine sprigs of fresh Mugwort, Artemisia vulgarism. Cover with distilled or pure spring water in a clear glass bowl. Let the bowl sit in the sun for 2 -3 days then strain and bottle in a 1oz amber glass spray bottle.

Meditation
Light a small tealight candle and some incense…
Lightly mist Mugwort Spray or other spray or hydrosol for protection or annointment
Come to the Center of your Soul. Journey to the place of your own inner darkness. 
Embody Proserpina as Queen of the Underworld. 
You stand at the edge of the world in a place where the mist is heavy, it is circling around you. You close your eyes and drift into a light trance…….
Sip upon your sacred brew
Holding in your mind’s eye the symbol that unlocks the underworld, the pomegranate
In your hands, hold three pomegranate seeds
One for each of these questions…
~What parts of myself do I want to leave here in the Underworld?
~What parts do I want to strengthen?
~What is my intention for this moon cycle?
The New Moon cycle offers power, control, mystery, and facing the dark parts of ourselves.
Spend a few minutes pondering your answers
When you are ready
Leave a seed in the Underworld and eat two of them
Return to waking consciousness, ready for a restful sleep.
Dream deeply and when you awake
Make note of any impressions that come to mind

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