Moon in Scorpio – High Priestess in Death's Clothing

The High Priestess in Death's Clothes

If you translate this transit into the Tarot, you could say that the High Priestess is dressed as Death. She’s in the midst of a great transformation.

The High Priestess represents receptive wisdom and reflective emotionality. She learns through wide open perception, and feels by reflecting the feelings of those around her.

She sees the world as it is, awesome in both beauty and cruelty. And understands that life flows, is cyclical like the tides.

One day you’re an acorn, another a tree, and finally the ashes where the new seed lands.

The High Priestess is okay with it all. Since life is what interests her, all parts are sacred and worthy of contemplation. Being heavy, doesn’t scare her.

And that’s a good thing when she’s dressed as Death. There’s nothing light about those clothes.

Death in the Tarot describes the process of decomposition, the decay of what once was, into the fertile soil that incubates what’s to grow.

Death isn’t concerned with good or bad, left or right, green or purple. It takes it all down. Whatever’s run its course is open game for transformation.

The High Priestess is comfortable in this environment. She can cope with deep feelings and isn’t frightened by a little pain.

Compassionate detachment and emotional depth allow her to grow when the big changes take place.

The Moon in Scorpio, or High Priestess in Death’s clothing, suggests a time when feelings run deep. The ability to end relationships that don’t work, or release stagnant emotions is accentuated.

If there’s a situation in your life that’s nearing its completion, especially if it’s emotional or relationship-oriented, this might be a good time to let it go. At least explore it with emotional clarity.

This isn’t a time to be afraid, but rather a time to face your fears with equanimity and intelligence.

You’ve got what it takes. Don’t back down from the scary stuff.

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