Do you feel the layers shedding? Your sacred self slithering into new realms of existence? The shadows are lingering close to our throats, surprising us with kisses when we don’t look. It’s time to follow them, to dive into the darkness. It’s the New Moon in Scorpio, and it’s time to call in the depths and stand at the edge of the void.

Scorpio rules over our sexuality, transformation, death and rebirth. It’s when we can connect to our inner crone, our subconscious, our fluid and deep and constantly transforming soul. The new moon is the beginning of a new cycle, when we can get in touch with our Self without bypassing all the layers that it holds. This is our chance to be reborn, and under the sign of Scorpio, it’s an opportunity for us to let go of who we no longer want to be.

The Scorpion waits, ready. Although it won’t attack until provoked, there’s a sense of fierce protection for Self that this archetype can help us embody. What rituals can you create to help move on from past versions of yourself that no longer serve you? Wear black for a week to mourn old versions of yourself. Wear a harness over anything and everything for some energetic protection. Wear silky dresses with simple details so you can bask in your elegant shade without shame. The Scorpio New Moon is a doorway into our depths, a chance for us to explore the side of ourselves we can ignore with ease in the light. Take time to create a glamour that helps you connect with your edge, your sharpness, your self. There is no need to be ashamed of your multifaceted nature.

TO WEAR: Blackest black everything. Silk and satin slip dresses, plunging knit cotton dresses the shade of the midnight sky, gray and silver eyeshadow, red lipstick, black faux leather harnesses over anything and everything, thigh high black boots with oversized black sweaters. Old versions of yourself that you’re ready to move on from. Black faux leather jackets, vintage band tees with leather skirts, O ring chokers, kink inspired accessories, anything that helps you connect to the darkness.

TO SEE: The Witch, eXistenZ, Sweeney Todd, Edward Scissorhands, any season of American Horror Story

TO EAT: Chocolate ice cream, fresh strawberries and raspberries, fancy desserts eaten with pleasure, pomegranates.

TO DRINK: Champagne, blood red wine, pomegranate juice.

TO LISTEN TO: True Widow, Twin Temple, Chelsea Wolfe, King Woman.


gabriela herstik