Mars may be moving direct in Scorpio, yet it's doing so very very slowly. It's orienting forward yet it's yet to pick up much momentum.
And so while we may have feel that things are advancing, they are doing so slowly. Remember the Rx of the Pause and try not to fight the speed and flow. Things take time.
Having patience is important and yet may not be all that easy, notably as Mars in Scorpio is calling us to continue to do the deep work. We've pulled back the curtains, come face to face with our and others' BS, and danced up close and personal with our deep emotions and desires...and now need to unravel the tentacles we've discovered. And while intense, the resolution and healing that can arise can be so ostensibly powerful.
I thought it may be a great time to share some flower essences that address Scorpionic issues, as these may be ones that have been catalyzed for you; and if so, these may provide you with beneficial support.
Yet know that using these essences are not limited to the time when Mars is in Scorpio (through August 2), this time period where we may be coming face to face with the depth and the hidden within us, the parts of ourselves that we may push away.
These four essences may be ones that could be called for at other times in our lives, when/if these temperamental qualities arise. After all, we all have Scorpio somewhere in our chart that's being activated at different times. So keep these in mind for when/if these issues arise, knowing that the flowers can help guide the healing that occurs in our psyche during the day and through our dreams.
Scorpio inspires us to be to be plugged into a deep reservoir of feelings, which often leads to finding ourselves attuned to the undercurrents of emotions of those around us. We may find ourselves wanting to disrobe superficialities, in a desire to intimately connect with others. Yet, if we discover that we are not the object of desire of the one we desire, there's a chance that it can stir up feelings of jealousy, suspicion, and the like. Holly flower essence is great to use if you're working through to assuage these isolating feelings; it helps to a perspective of exclusion to inclusion, an orientation of scarcity to one that recognizes the stream of ever-present and abundant love.
When we connect to feelings that we may think are "not pretty" or we judge as disruptive, sometimes we may disconnect with them. We push them down or overlook them, wanting to be the "good girl" or "good boy" or wanting to not be the one who shakes things up. Yet, the feelings don't go away; they just get tamped down below, and when something triggers them there's the likelihood that they will just come out as passive-agressiveness, or in an untimely blowups. Scarlet Monkeyflower is a great elixir to use when we're trying not to distance from "ugly" emotions, forging our ability to access and own a full spectrum of feelings, and the emotional viaity that comes from that.
As Scorpio energy allows us to probe deeply, it may lead to us finding aspects of ourselves that we have been hiding, likely because of fear of being vulnerable or concern that if we show who we truly are we may be abandoned. This emotional armoring—usually accompanied by an inherited sense of shame–keeps us from sharing ourselves truly with others (and sometimes even with ourselves) and restricts us from living more freely. Pink Monkeyflower flower essence can help fortify our hearts, assisting us in taking emotional risks so that we can let our selves more fluidly flow through.
Sexual liaisons can be a dynamic route for experiencing profound interpersonal connection. Yet, if we carry around legions of shame—whether from past experiences or perceived social standards—our sexuality may be somewhat cordoned off from the rest of our life, causing us to shroud trysts with a clandestine and secretive veil. If you find that your sex life is polarized from your heart's intentions, that your desirous nature runs at odds with your spiritual nature, and you want to release the need to have physical intimacy be separate from emotional connection, Basil is a great flower essence to work with.
Using Flower Essences
The most common way to use flower essences is to take them by mouth, either directly from the bottle or by adding them to a glass of water. Generally, the dosage is four drops, four times a day, for several weeks or until you feel that their healing is complete.
Applying flower essence topically is another way to use them. The flower essences can be applied directly to the skin, either on the pulse points or specific acupressure points, or added to a bath. One convenient way of using them to is to add the flower essences to a mister bottle filled with water. You can then spritz yourself and your environment several times a day. The topical approach is suited well for children and/or those that are sensitive to alcohol (as many currently available flower essences contain brandy as a preservative).