The La Tierra Sagrada ONE TIME RITUAL
NEW MOON SCORPIO- HEALING HAIR TRAUMA November 7th
Happy New Moon in Scorpio! This new energy is ruled by Pluto- the ultimate ruler of transformation.
Though this particular moon phase can be a more challenging moon phase, I find the challenge rewarding because it is a time where we can dive into the shadow and really start doing the work that we need in order to grow and transform-Hair wise as well as internally! Remember, challenges are only present for us to learn from and gain wisdom in doing so.
We have a powerful opportunity to do some deep healing work during this intense lunation.
This months ritual is focused directly on the INTENSITY of the moon energy and we are also going to focus on those challenging aspects that we sometimes try to hide. This Scorpio energy is asking us to embrace our Shadow side-We all have both dark and light within us, but ego tries to protect itself by hiding the shadow.
This is very similar to the work that we did back in the New Moon in Cancer, but we are going to dive a little bit deeper into this work with Scorpio! Scorpio is a water sign and encourages us to face the emotional realms within. Remembering that this particular energy is here to guide us in letting go in order to heal the past, rebirth and begin a new!
Envision the Phoenix rising from the ashes- this is the energy we have to work with in this new moon phase.
This can be as deep as you want to go-Trauma can stem from many different places. It can be trauma due to health issues, break ups or heartache, or trauma directly related to our hair. As a hairstylist, whenever I am facilitating workshops or doing one on one clients, trauma often reveals itself around the hair and the crown. It can surface from childhood memories in the form of other kids making fun, or parents getting attached to hair, which creates a fear of cutting - programmed as children that our hair is supposed to be a certain way. Trauma can surface around caring for hair as well. Maybe brushing hurt them as children, maybe they experienced something where it didn't feel good. I've been exposed to many different variations of trauma around the hair. It doesn't even have to do with your hair.
I want to focus on trauma that we are carrying at the root- there's a seed of trauma inside of us. This month I am sharing a simple ritual for you to use to reveal and face the trauma in order to heal it and release it and LET GO and move forward into a fresh, new, clean start.
Brushing is a really great way to clean out the old to make way for the new!
When we start to brush our hair on a regular basis, we are stimulating the follicle. This is what is going to increase the circulation in our scalps, which helps the new hair to grow at a quicker pace. Brushing helps pull out the loose hairs that tend to get tangled with the healthy strands, which also prevents additional hair shedding.
Brushing is a very nurturing and healing way to ground at any point during the month or even day.
Choose a brush that works best for your hair type. My all time favorite is the Natural Bristle Brush created by Roxie Jane Hunt. This type of brush is great for removing build up, while leaving strands soft and silky.
I recommend the Free Your Hair Classic Brush
CHOOSE A SACRED SPACE
This can be an altar, meditation space or you can create a space for this particular ritual.
Using a traditional smudging ritual, choose a plant or herb that resonates with you most, like white sage, palo santo, or sweetgrass.
AURA CLEANSING: Use the smoke from the herb to scan the body, purifying and cleansing, bringing peace, clarity and healing.
SPACE CLEARING: Use the smoke from the herb to scan and clear a space from unwanted, negative energy.
For the Meditation, sit or lay, relax, root and center.
Drop in and start to feel where you might be storing some old trauma in the body-Going back to the the trauma.
Whatever arises for you, face it. Watch the whole scene play out, detail by detail.
In this scene, notice yourself- What feelings are surfacing for you?? Connect to that.
As you watch the whole scene play through, in its entirety, pause it.
Go back to you in the physical, what are you feeling?
With this, think about that situation and think about how you would like to go back and shift it.
Replay the story with your ideal outcome. Replay the story with you being the full embodiment of who you are now-stepping into that space, stepping into your power, speaking your voice, and shifting the entire story.
What would you say? How would you feel? What lesson would you capture and walk away with? And what lessons would you teach? Transform the whole scenario into the most positive, light filled experience, and with that story, hold onto to that!
This is your opportunity to go deep within and allow yourself to be healed.
Wherever the trauma was stored in the body, fill that space with Light energy and start to visualize the light energy expand, filling the entire body, and surround your entire being.
Fill the light rooted at your core and feel the light emanating at your crown. Shoot the energy straight up through the crown, into the sky and out into the cosmos, connecting with universal energy.
Shoot the energy down into your root, through to the earth, to the core center of the planet and allow yourself to feel that deep rooting and expansive cosmic energy.
Allow that energy to surround you...
Come back into your body, come back into your center, if you're lying down, take your time, but when you are ready, sit up, and with this new energy and Lightness you are feeling, with the new story you have created around this old trauma- start to nurture yourself.
- Start BRUSHING-
Visualize- what it is you are brushing away, wanting to release, wanting to shed and let go of once and for all. Whatever story used to play and visualize the new hair coming in, the new birth, the new growth, the new life! The NEW STORY!
Spend 5-10 minutes with this brushing ritual, once you're done, collect the hair that has been released in the brush. If you have the ability to go outside and offer it to the Earth, please do so. If you are in a city and unable to access nature, keep the hair in a bag or somewhere safe, to bring with you the next time you will be in nature you can release it.
Once you release this energy and this hair and offer it to the Earth, you're now making a conscious offering to release the trauma and release the story and really start to birth new transformation.
Happy New Moon in Scorpio, Many Blessings to you all!