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The interesting thing about sharing through blogging is discovering others who are on the same trail. Similar points of view can really clear the brush, making the path that you are on so much clearer.

I came across another blog post recently that describes the Scorpio energy of this month’s full moon and how it’s all about transformation. How exciting to learn that I literally gravitated to this concept when I chose to focus on transitions in May. My existential Scorpio sign must have sensed my need for this quest!

But, now I’m wondering if a transition can be synonymous with a transformation? To me transformation is a big word. And, can we ever really be transformed? You read about how a person can be significantly changed by a life altering experience. But a transformation sounds super human – like one of those Marvel characters.

A transition feels more subtle – like it happens gradually over time. Despite the fact that we can move through these phases fairly quickly when trauma occurs or when we experience abrupt changes. That’s why I look to balance in times of transition. It tends to soften the roughness associated with change.

Transformation, on the other hand, needs no interference. It’s magical. And when it occurs I would think that you would just want to ride the wave.

Lately,  I have sensed that there are big changes on the horizon for me. Although I am excited to see what’s ahead, I don’t expect to wake up with x-ray vision or wings.evening-959030__340Give in and merge with the flow!

“When the spirit of a man is decisive and firm, the space clears around him and others give him room.” — John Watson Foster

giant-scorpion-1076314__180.jpgThis week marks the rise of Scorpio.  The scorpion is considered to be a loner, a survivor and, yes, a bit fierce.  I myself am a scorpion.  So, I will come to the defense of my sign and let you know that despite its bolder features, the scorpion is also known as a protector, healer and a transformer.

The people born under this sign seek resolution.  They stand by their beliefs and move toward sincerity. Whether through influence, control, or even possibly hypnosis, Scorpions will discover the truth. They detest lies, dishonesty and unfairness.

As a water sign, Scorpions are tied to passion as their emotion. Anatomically, Scorpio is connected to the pelvis, hips, reproductive organs and sacrum.  These areas need attention for this population of stingers.

The yoga posture called the “scorpion” would be apropos but not attainable for all.  To catch some of its benefits, begin with the strength building postures of

Dolphin and Dolphin Plank  yoga-263673__180

then practice Ustrasana (camel) ustrasana to generate more flexibility.

Finally, moving toward Sirsasana (headstand) {under guidance please} will put _h400_w284_m1_bwhiteyou in a confident place and improve your balance.

Baddha Konasana (bound angle) is a wonderful stabilizer for the hips and pelvic region.  And, its restorative version Supta Baddha Konasana (reclined bound angle) is one of my favorites for balancing prana and pacifying the lower body.

Next month we catch up with another truth-seeker, the Sag.