Scorpio New Moon: Celebrate the Darkness

As we approach the Scorpio New Moon on Oct. 30 we delve into themes such as: letting go of the old...entering the dark...claiming our power - all themes relating to Hallowe'en or Samhain.

Frankly, a lot of the time I feel like letting go of everything, but that's not why I'm here or you either, I bet.

I have few words right now, but I do have paintings. Inspired by English landscape Alice Sheridan who I've been conversing with lately by email about her writing that accompanies her work I decided to give it a try myself as part of my new Spirit Animal Series. I discovered that although I thought I didn't know what my painting titled PoP was all about that when I started writing about it it suddenly became clear to me.

New Moon In Scorpio Tips from my Goddess Zodiac eBook

Scorpio the Scorpion, Phoenix & Eagle

Time of Year – October 21 - November 21
Quality – Fixed
Element – Water
Planetary Ruler – Pluto
Anatomy – Sex organs
Natural Sign of – 8th House
Color – Blood red, maroon
Gemstone – Malachite, opal, topaz
Tarot Card – Death
Goddesses – Brigid, Hecate, Morgan, Selkhet

Scorpio Meditation

Deep inner knowing,
Her arms snakes, her belly the depths,
Slowly she transforms
Vulture claws spreading open,
Wings of magic, reborn glory,
The Phoenix.

Scorpio Affirmations

  • I am motivated, resourceful and determined
  • I risk honesty
  • I transcend earthly concerns and soar to new heights
  • I am magnetic and mysterious
  • I am Phoenix Rising
  • I have no fear of death

Can You Feel It?

  • Seek spiritual catharsis through sexuality
  • Feel and sense the power of deep magick within you
  • Feel burning desire in the heat of passion
  • Focus on the goal as you rebirth yourself every day
  • Relax into the warmth of the crone’s cave
  • Live life to the fullest

Scorpio New Moon Lefty Oracle Card of the Month: Witch Power

Witch Power  from the Lefty Oracle Series pictured on my altar

Witch Power from the Lefty Oracle Series pictured on my altar

You can purchase a print of Witch Power here. Learn more about my upcoming Lefty Oracle Deck here.

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For Love of the Great Being , 8x10 inch watercolor on paper (Lefty Series)

For Love of the Great Being, 8x10 inch watercolor on paper (Lefty Series)

The painting above is from my Lefty Oracle series and was recently selected to illustrate a poem in the book "Garland of the Goddess". You can purchase a print of "Great Being" here and the book is here.

Silk Art Print CAT Sale

My paintings of cats on silk were all painted during my time in Laguna Beach in the 90's and this is the last of them so grab them while you can. They'll be on sale with free shipping until the Full Moon, December 13, 2016.

October Cat Print Giveaway WINNER is Mrs. K. Murdock - congrats!

October Cat Prints are available here.

Sparkly Blessings!
Kathy Crabbe

About Kathy Crabbe

Kathy Crabbe has been an artist and writer forever and a soul reader since awakening her intuitive gifts at age forty after five years painting with her non-dominant left hand. This awoke her intuition in a big way. In 2008 she created a Lefty Oracle deck and started giving intuitive soul readings that have touched many lives in profound and playful ways. Kathy lives in sunny Southern California with her pet muses and architect husband in an adobe-style home they built themselves.

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The God of Poets Has Two Hands

Beginning to see the light. Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48 inches. © 2012 by Kathy CrabbeMy mom calls this one sinister, my best friend, Jen calls it 'almost holy' but whatever happened during the process of creation, I can't really say, it felt channeled and it felt like having my good friend, Tangerine of Revolution Truth visit while I painted helped make it what it is. Astrologically, both my progressed moon and sun are in Scorpio; it's time to cut the bullshit, no? Sinister or holy, what do you think? The Poet Has Come Back (by Margaret Atwood)

The poet has come back to being a poet after decades of being virtuous instead.

Can’t you be both? No. Not in public.

You could, once, back when God was still thundering vengeance

and liked the scent of blood, and hadn’t got around to slippery forgiveness.

Then you could scatter incense and praise, and wear your snake necklace,

and hymn the crushed skulls of your enemies to a pious chorus.

No deferential smiling, no baking of cookies, no I’m a nice person really.

Welcome back, my dear. Time to resume our vigil,

time to unlock the cellar door, time to remind ourselves

that the god of poets has two hands: the dexterous, the sinister.

New Moon in Scorpio Artist Spotlight on Gaetana Parris

Hippie Chic Bronzite and Wood Beaded Necklace New Moon in Scorpio Artist Spotlight on Gaetana Parris Brooklyn, New York, United States Website: Etsy Shop: Blog:

1. How does your zodiac sign influence your life and your creativity?

Scorpio is the 8th house of the zodiac and is commonly associated with death, sex, secrets and change but what most people don't know is that we are very passionate and mysterious individuals. Every sign has it's good and bad traits but the passionate side of my sign has always fueled and influenced my creativity and maybe even the sensual and determined side too, since every project I start I see through to the end.

2. What do you like best about your sign and least?

What I like best about my sign is how passionate I can be be about something. I will tend to fight to the bitter end if it's something I believe in. I'm also a very loyal friend; honest, intuitive, sensual, driven, and a good listener. What I like least about my sign is that no matter how hard I try, tend to see things in black and white; no gray area. I'm also short-tempered, moody, secretive, emotional, and vindictive if you really piss me off. I like to think the good outweighs the bad.

3. How has being a Scorpio helped you become a better artist?

I never thought about this until asked this question but being a Scorpio has fueled me as an artist; I'm very passionate about my work and what I do. I've told people in the past that this is my god given talent and I won't waste it on them or anyone else; I put all my energy into my work. On bad days when I'm feeling down or upset, my work is what I run to ever since I was a child. Also being a Scorpio has made me very intuitive. For some reason I'm always ahead of the trends or I hit the mark. Time and time again it keeps happening and my intuition has never steered me wrong.

Jaded Turtle Wooden Beaded Necklace

4. What kind of creative activities are best suited to your zodiac sign?

Because Scorpio tends to have many good and bad traits, any creative activity that deals with the arts is best for my sign. For me personally, I love to draw, sew, and make jewelry. The more creative outlets a Scorpio has the better in my book. Since we tend to be very emotional, it helps us express ourselves and release anything we're holding in. We are known as being very secretive and mysterious so I think to find out our deepest inner workings, we need look to our art for a hint.

5. What advice do you have for other Scorpios who are just starting to explore and develop their creativity?

Scorpios tend to hold things in and when they reach their capacity they explode. So, to avoid the whole explosion, we need to find an outlet to express what we are feeling inside; we need to write it, paint it, or even draw it - a masterpiece is sitting inside us to be released and shared with the world. It's important to see everything to the end because you may be surprised where you end up.

Scorpio Artist Gaetana T. ParrisGeatana's Bio I attended and graduated from the Katherine Gibbs School with an Associate Degree in Fashion Design and Merchandising. While in school, I became close friends with a classmate and we came up with the idea of starting our own company. I soon realized that I was the only one motivated enough to start and own my own business so it was best for me and my classmate to part ways, but in the process we also lost our friendship.

After getting back on my feet, I went back to the drawing board and came up with a company name and the products that I would like to sell. Although my main focus is designing women’s apparel, I decided to also create handbags and accessories. For about a year I dabbled making samples of handbags and eventually started to try my hand at jewelry. Since my father is a vendor in Brooklyn, New York I decided to see what the public thought of my products and within weeks my jewelry took off with a life of its own, and customers began to ask for custom designed pieces.

As time drew closer for my younger sister to graduate from high school and leave New York to attend college in Florida, I made the decision that I would join her. I needed a change of scenery. So, at the beginning of 2007 I left for Florida, where my dream of owning my own company began to take form.

In June of 2007, Satin Doll & Co. was born in South Florida featuring handmade jewelry, accessories and handbags in our Etsy shop and our web site.

Fast forward 3 years and I'm back in New York with several collections of jewelry under my belt, hundreds of pieces of jewelry sold, and business booming. I'm currently working on several new lines of jewelry for my company and I will be releasing my signature collection in the coming weeks so keep your eye peeled.

Full Moon Divine Feminine Snake Power

In honour of this past Full Moon in Scorpio and as part of my Awaken Your Divine Feminine Soul eCourse I've chosen the incredibly powerful Minoan Snake Goddess from 1600 BCE, Crete to grace my collage with her powerful sexuality.

The Cretans saw the supreme divine power in terms of the feminine principle, and incarnate in a woman whom they portrayed exactly like one of themselves ... comfortable with her beauty, her body and her power ... Fertility and abundance were the purpose and the desire, sex was the instrument, and for this reason its symbols were everywhere. ~ Riane Eisler, The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future.

More Images Within My Collage:

1. The seal - which represents protection, something that we as women need to be especially aware of when working within the realms of the deep subconscious.

2. Aquarius the Water Bearer - this was the first image I painted during my first silk painting class back in the early 1990's at Wild Fiber Studio in Santa Monica, California. My Moon is in the sign of Aquarius in the 11th house (the Aquarian house) and during this current New/Full Moon cycle I am really getting in touch with the mental/thinking side of my emotional nature. The placement of the Moon in our natal chart is where we feel comfortable in our skin, and for me, that involves some detachment and the ability to connect with all my Moon friends on a universal level which is perfectly suited to the internet. In fact, computer technology is ruled by the sign of Aquarius!

3. Susanne Bier, Director of the Danish movie After the Wedding - A wonderful movie! I especially enjoyed the interview with her after wards. I felt as though I was seeing a strong woman not afraid to express her thoughts and feelings in a very forthright and compassionate way and I honour that and imagine her to be one of my soul reading clients as well! I especially liked this comment referring to something she learned in film school, "Kill the darlings and focus on the ball" (meaning, 'let go of the not-so-hot creations to make the really good ones stronger, which is so difficult for artists to do!) Within her films she is able to bring her characters into emotional and intimate eyesight with the audience and often with a sense of humor. It's humor that I feel is missing from so many spiritual practices, how about in yours?

4. I've included the astrological symbols for the sign of Taurus and Venus (which is the ruling planet of Taurus) - the ankh (or Venus glyph) literally represents a circle of spirit balancing on the cross of the earth's 4 elements as a rainbow of peace pours out of the diamond center of the heart. Remember that Venus is also known as Aphrodite and as Ishtar, the wishing star. The symbol or glyph for Taurus (with a crescent moon balanced on her head) reminds us that "Thou shalt live in blessedness. Thous shalt live glorious under my protection."

5. The background of the collage comes from a painting I'm working on and you can follow along with it's many stages of development (it's not done yet!) here on my blog: Art Mystic Post 1 and Post 2

If you are interested in signing up for the next term of Awaken Your Divine Feminine Soul - the Taurus term, which begin on the upcoming New Moon in Taurus on May 13 you can do so here - Sign up.

Divine Moon Muser, Elizabeth Mow posted her Full Moon Collage here - Peace Joy Creativity.