lick your lips: the full moon in scorpio

MAY 18TH @ 5:11PM EST | 27 DEGREES

this one sexy, wild, & simultaneously grounding full moon. the waters of scorpio are blue like the hottest part of the flame, cleansing & comforting while being dangerous. there’s something satisfying about the kind of closure/revelation that surfaces during a scorpio full moon, whether it’s painful or pleasurable. scorpio wants to know what’s real; fuck being fake or pretending or niceties based on placating fragile hungry egos. who cares if the truth hurts? it’s priceless, it’s power, it’s generative.

everyone deserves the opportunity to have the full range of motion with their agency. we miss that when we’re hiding or wanting others to play small for our insecurities. we miss that when we give our power away, forget to take it with us, or aren’t even aware of it in the first place. we miss it when we try to control everything inside & outside of ourselves. the thing is, our power is so often waiting for us behind what we’re terrified of. our softness, our vulnerability, our brilliance, our defiance, our freedom, our love, our rage. will you stay in your unreconciled places until they become swamps around you?

the Sun & Mercury are making love in taurus during the full moon. this could be bringing the light of articulation to your desires/needs or those of others. you could realize that it’s time to walk away from whatever is draining your energy, you could implement stronger boundaries. you could walk deeper into a good thing, feel a message finally sink in on a cellular level, tell someone how you feel. the Sun-Mercury is throwing you a rope if you feel like you’re drowning in the waters.

Venus has also entered taurus, their first home. Uranus was already waiting there, so this is a different taste of Venus in taurus than we’re accustomed to. it’s all the usual encouragement towards a prioritization of delightful beauty, pleasure, art, aesthetic, & sensuality rooted in a healthy love for the self. however, Uranus adds this flavor of eccentricity, chaos, the unusual, & the conventionally rejected to it. we’re finding love in unexpected places, or creating experiences we’ve never had before, or changing the very essence of our relationships to pleasure, sex, food, money…

the energy available to us right now is very creative. creativity is doing something in a different way, however subtle, than it’s been done—by you. forget about everybody else: how can you tap into your creativity to navigate life? this means also forgetting “what it’s always been” based on your former experiences & allowing your mind to reset into a beginner’s perspective. sometimes this also means something needs to die (scorpio) for the new life to birth. you can keep holding on if you want, starling. no one will blame you. but I think we both know it’s been time to set the past aflame & let a Phoenix, a you that has never before been seen, rise from the earth.

it’s time to take a full, deep bite out of life. it could be salty, it could be sweet, maybe both. you won’t know sitting here waiting for it to prove you right or wrong. take a bite & lick your lips because if you’re ready, sweetness is ready for you.

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how does revolution begin?

I wanna talk about what I mean by revolution.

I'm not one of these spiritual white women out here using radical & revolution every other sentence like that's supposed to mean something, so I wanna say a little bit more about that. neither is the word (for me) a kinda beacon for activist credentials or accolades. I'm really talking about the concept. more importantly, my use of the word revolution comes from a lineage of people who have been talking about what revolution actually means & actually is (BIPOC folx of course).

I think it's important to name that there's not one answer & we'll be talking about that in the workshop. thinking & talking about revolution is really about being with the questions honestly. how do we get radical & get there? one of my fave thinkers & most esteemed community activists Jimmy Boggs & his wife Grace Lee Boggs were talking about how revolution begins with changing our values: what we find important & why.

I think that's so essential because the revolution will never happen if we don't start inside ourselves first & the ways we've internalized the kyriarchy. because this shit exists because people exist. so it's people that need to change, not just the intellectual approach. so relationship as revolution is about how we can apply what's important to us & why--how we can examine what's important to us & why and how we're living that out in relationship to ourselves & others. because that's where it all begins.

I don't use these words or say these things lightly. they're not buzzwords, they're not cool. they're ways of being that BIPOC have been fighting for for a long time. revolution is already happening & has been happening inasmuch as it isn't happening. these convos aren't about how we start something new but how do we honor the lineage & legacies already available to us?

if you wanna talk more about this with me, join me next Saturday!

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the sun

the sun doesn’t need you to bow down before it to be able to shine itself. it gives life, the one true gift of love, without compromise. you can worship them if you want, but they do not depend on it. yet we depend on the sun, the only unconditional love some of us get. the sun teaches us to receive without earning. the sun does not earn their right to shine. this is one model of how to reconcile our false separation between love & power, power & love.

this is what it is to show both, never exchanging one for the other. you can be powerful & loving, lovingly powerful, all at the same time. because love is power. think of them operating without each other—love becomes sick, needing to extract power from others or give it all away to death. power becomes pain, the protection of our own ego-fragility becoming a harm to ourself & others.

unconditional love doesn’t neeeed you but we all need unconditional love. what we mean when we say unconditional is that flavor of love that is not dependent on your performative self, your worshipability, or your efforts to hide vulnerability behind the need to earn.

want more sunshine in your life? be the sun.

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