Scorpio is the fierce warrior energy that governs over transformation, transitions, and rebirth.
If Scorpio were associated with an Orisha, the Orisha would be none other than Oya.
Oya holds a special place in my heart for a particular reason. She came to me during my first Ayahuasca experience many years ago. I remember seeing a burst of red smoke and warrior cries echoing in the background. Oya appeared in red regalia and moved with enough swiftness to cut wind in half. My body completely froze - I knew it was Oya and I knew I was in for a rude awakening.
“She Tore” is the meaning of Her name in Yoruba. There was no hand holding, no babying, no coddling. She spoke to me as if I were a child that needed to be scolded. I won’t go into the specifics of what she said but her delivery was enough to send chills down my spine. Her messages were earth-shatteringly blunt and still ring in my ear to this day.
Oya is embodied through wind, hurricanes and tornadoes. She is an unsettling energy that reminds us that our inner power can only be channeled when we allow ourselves to let go of what holds us back. Oya is an uprooting force that will tear through all that is in Her path. The ends justify the means, and if destruction is required to make room for greatness then so be it.
If you come to the spiritual realm asking to be transformed, you may find yourself in for the ride of your life.
This New Moon, we are reminded that stepping into new horizons can be tricky, messy and even downright uncomfortable. It is during these intensely uncomfortable moments that we unravel the most dormant parts of ourselves. The “safe cocoons” and mud houses we build for ourselves can all be destroyed in one swift instance. All things that are dormant within you will one day be revealed.
So this New Moon:
Experience the sheer agony and invigorating novelty of giving birth to a new sense of self.
Find a sense of home within the fear that sits in the pit of your stomach.