This New Moon is guided by Mars, with the Sun-Moon in Scorpio and the North Node of the Moon in Aries, exactly conjunct with Asteroid Eris. Scorpio and Aries are both ruled by Mars. Eris is the goddess of strife and discord in Greek mythology. She is the daughter of Zeus (Jupiter) and Hera (Juno), and the sister of Ares (Mars). Additionally, we have Asteroid Harmonia in Scorpio, alongside the New Moon. Harmonia represents the opposite energy of Eris, as the goddess of harmony and concord. She is the daughter of Ares and Aphrodite (Venus). While Eris and Harmonia possess contrasting energies, I believe they symbolize opposite ends of the same spectrum. They represent Yin and Yang, two sides of the same coin.
Asteroid Eris and Asteroid Harmonia embody opposing forces in the cosmic realm. Eris, as the goddess of discord, represents chaos and disruption, while Harmonia, the goddess of harmony, embodies peace and unity. These celestial bodies serve as cosmic metaphors, reminding us of the eternal struggle between chaos and order, conflict and peace. In my mind, Eris and Harmonia constantly influence the balance of our collective consciousness, shaping the destiny of our society.
According to Greek mythology, both goddesses are associated with unfortunate wedding tales. Eris, who was not invited to the wedding of Peleus and Thetis, as an act of revenge by throwing the infamous "golden apple of discord" into the celebration. As for Harmonia, on her wedding day, received a cursed necklace from Cadmus, which had been passed down from either Hephaestus or Europa. This necklace, commonly known as the necklace of Harmonia, brought misfortune to all her family.
Is it possible that these goddesses of misfortune still linger in our collective consciousness, contributing to the ongoing turmoil in our lives? Is there an unavoidable sense of misfortune, regardless of which side we find ourselves on, that prevents us from achieving peace on earth? However, I had a revelation! What if we each imagine a union of these opposing forces and envision a joyous union in our minds, transforming these unfortunate tales into happy endings? I understand that achieving peace on earth is a grand aspiration, but isn't that what we all want? And this grand aspiration begins with each one of us!
New Moon in Scorpio Ritual - Declaration of Peace
Suggested Ritual Material:
Red Jasper: Grounding, Passion, Protection, Ward off negative spirits, Healing
Heka-Tea of Celebration: Blend of Hibiscus, Nettle, Apple Tea with Ground Cinnamon
Date: between November 13 - 15
Dress Code: Something Red
Tarot or Oracle deck
Begin by pouring hot water over the teabag.
Light the red candle.
Hold the red jasper in your hand.
Gaze into the flame of the candle.
Visualize Hekate's torch and the fire within your heart.
Acknowledge the eternal flame symbolized by Asteroid Vesta.
Recognize the purifying power of Mars as it burns away impurities.
Close your eyes and imagine the flame in your mind's eye, gathering around in a circle.
Bring your individual fires together in the middle, creating a sacred fire.
This sacred fire represents asteroid Eris, the goddess of war and strife.
Hold the red jasper, symbolizing asteroid Harmonia, the goddess of peace and harmony.
Reflect on the duality of these opposing forces and the need for both to exist.
Embrace the idea that true harmony comes from the unity of the divine feminine and divine masculine.
Envision a world where all beings are united in peace and harmony, creating heaven on earth.
Declaration of Unity
Hold the red jasper in your right hand and spread your left hand over the candle flame.
Repeat the following declaration: "Do you promise to unite the divine feminine and divine masculine forces within yourself, cherishing and honoring both sides, to be whole from this day forward?"
Cup your right hand with your left hand and say "I Do."
Tea & Tarot
Enjoy the tea while receiving divine messages through Tarot readings.
Close the ritual by finishing the tea with gratitude and a sense of peace and harmony.
Have a wonderful New Moon, everyone!
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