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Slaying Dragons: Mars in Scorpio Community Altar Service (Oct 31-Dec 13)
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Slaying Dragons: Mars in Scorpio Community Altar Service (Oct 31-Dec 13)

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Work begins Sunday, October 31st, but this altar setting will be worked and available for the whole time Mars is in Scorpio this go-round -- about 6 weeks, until December 13th -- so you absolutely can jump in later as long as you see slots still available.

Mars takes two years to make its journey around the sun, and as the planet of drive and action, it's often described in terms related to the archetypal hero's journey - the knight sets forth, has adventures, slays a dragon and all, and ultimately returns home different, having gained or learned something or grown in some way.

This two-year cycle began anew earlier in October when the sun conjoined Mars on October 7th. Then the sun entered Scorpio on October 23rd, heralding what is shaping up to be a pretty darned eventful "Scorpio season," astrologically speaking. The sun is joined by Mars entering Scorpio for the first time in two years on October 30-31st (depending on where you live).  Scorpio is Mars' domicile or home territory.

So there's a LOT of energy here to be harnessed for growth and productivity. Mars has that penchant for action, even confrontation, and Scorpio brings a capacity for keen observation and careful examination so that action can be based on the most solid intelligence available, whether of the seedy underside of a public facade, the disavowed corners and closets of the personal psyche, or the unvarnished foundation upon which a potential colleague, ally, or partner has built their promises (so you can know whether you can trust them or not).

To put it another way, this isn't the young, naive, overconfident knight riding forth thinking to make his reputation and finding in his first encounter that dragons are a hell of a lot bigger than he thought and this armor is actually *incredibly uncomfortable.*

Rather, this is the knight who's sought and considered good counsel, who's been training and studying, and who's held vigil in the chapel the night before, praying, searching his soul, and ordering his thoughts. So he rides out at dawn fully aware that the task might be difficult and victory uncertain, completely accepting that this journey could involve discomfort and fear, but confident that the fight is one worth fighting and he's been able to make an accurate self-assessment of his fitness for the quest.

Of course it doesn't have to be so grand as all that with some epic opponent. That is, after all, just an analogy. But this sort of energy is useful in much more mundane and practical situations as well, and that is what this service is designed to help you with: 

  • if you need greater focus and clarity
  • if you've been struggling to make a tough decision or to take action on a complex issue
  • if a situation is so complicated you haven't been able to see the forest for the trees
  • if an area of your life needs remodeling, reinventing, "curating," or "deep cleaning"
  • if you need support in navigating and disarming your own psychological or emotional minefields that have held you back in the past
  • if you're finally ready to "put your armor on" and go out to that dark old forest and fight whatever your personal dragon is
  • if you have a fixed rising sign, fixed moon, or predominantly fixed chart and need support towards the goal of getting through Scorpio season without Hulk-smashing the people and entities you will encounter who will obstruct your path or suggest that your emotions about your situation aren't the most important thing right now

Some key points in the Mars in Scorpio timeline and what the service will be supporting or focusing on:

  • October 31st - Mars in Scorpio; Getting familiar with the woods in Scorpio season, seeing clearly, getting the lay of the land, assessing accurately, examining unflinchingly; taking action based on solid intelligence and accurate calculations.
  • November 5th - Mercury in Scorpio; listening to our intuition without ignoring or foregoing rational assessment of the possible courses of action we might take in response; not going off half-cocked despite our eagerness to *be there already.* 
  • November 10th - Mars square Saturn in Aquarius; not being defeated by delays, setbacks, and obstacles but rather accepting them as the specialized live training exercise Saturn is offering us to help us fine-tune our strategies; doing necessary maintenance on our "equipment and weapons"; restocking provisions and reserves.
  • November 17th - Mars opposite Uranus in Taurus; harnessing restless energy to direct it towards creative problem-solving and thinking outside the box; resisting shiny distractions and unnecessary side quests that take us off-course; staying the course in the face of frustration or the unexpected.
  • November 20th - Mars square Saturn backs the hell off finally; integrating and processing the lessons Saturn has imparted; getting our sights set clearly on the goal for the next stage of our journey, armed with this new wisdom and experience.
  • December 7th - Mars square Jupiter in Aquarius; acting on hard-earned confidence and courage without overestimating our own abilities or underestimating what we're up against; looking really epic and having great lighting on our best side as we deliver a decisive blow, pass an important milestone, or land a significant achievement.
  • December 13th - Mars leaves Scorpio for Sagittarius; everybody gets a cookie. And by cookie, I mean a Crown of Success light setting to see them on their way to the next phase of their journey.

 

    How It Works

    This service will be conducted somewhat like a honey jar, though the container will be containing other things specific to these planetary energies. But much like a honey jar, your petition and any personal concerns you send (e.g. photos, documents) will be added to the altar setup, which I work for the duration of the outlined service period with special attention to pertinent moon phases, astrological transits, holy days, etc. as applicable. Participants receive a link to my client calendar detailing the work over the course of the phase(s) and are invited to a private Discord chat.

    After you book, you'll fill out the intake form to give your name, birth info, and statement of petition or intent. 

    Once I've got everything set up, I'll send out a notification email that will contain an invitation to the client Discord server if you'd like to join. That's where in-progress photos and discussion can happen. (I don't discuss workings in progress or send updates on an individual basis to participants in community altar work, but I will join a conversation or answer questions that are posed on the client Discord server.)

    You'll also get a link to my client calendar. It will show you key dates and times that you might choose to take advantage of on your own, as well. For instance, you might want to time a spiritual bath to coincide with a planetary day/hour or astrological event. I will occasionally make suggestions for things like this, too.

    If you want to book on behalf of a friend or loved one, that's fine. Just put your name and info in the name/email boxes in the intake form. You are my client still, not them, since I have never spoken to them and am not in contact with them. So the info still needs to match you in my system. (Just follow the directions on the form.)

    Note:

    I reserve the right to cancel and refund any booking of this or any service at my sole discretion, per site Terms of Service. To see what my reasons might be for such a thing, see the Commonly Requested Altar Work page.

    Your booking of this service indicates your understanding of the Client Agreement and acceptance of the Terms of Service, to include the following brief highlights:

    By contracting spiritual services, you are affirming that you are an adult 18 or over, that services are provided for educational, devotional, and/or entertainment purposes only, and that you understand and accept the terms outlined in the Client Agreement

    The service fee covers the materials and dedicated time and altar space needed to prepare and perform the contracted services. Once preparations for the work have begun, no adjustments or refunds can be processed.

    No spiritual consultation, divination, or spiritual work is intended to replace the advice or services of medical, financial, legal, or mental health professionals. Any advice offered falls under spiritual/metaphysical guidance and should not be interpreted as medical, financial, legal, or mental health advice.

    HANDLING TIMES: Please note published handling times, which start at 5 business days minimum and will be longer for custom-finished items, large orders, and some specialty/extra strength formulas. You can expect a 10-day handling time for an order with one custom item, and longer than that if the order contains multiple custom items. Why? Two reasons:
    One, I make all my formulas in tiny batches, decanting and praying over every oil order as it comes in, for instance. It's not a matter of just grabbing a bottle off a shelf and popping it into an envelope. And I stock only what I know I can use within a certain shelf life. That means I can have unexpected runs on formulas that use up my stock of an ingredient and it takes a few days for more to arrive, or I need to go to back of our acreage and dig up a certain root to go in your custom spell kit. The payoff for your patience is that you get fresh blends and fresh products, made by hand the old fashioned way, by a traditional rootworker with 35 years of experience.
    Two, I live in the middle of nowhere and I have to expect time-sucking delays as par for the course, like the internet going down 'cause a cow broke the line, stuff like that.
    USAGE: Oils are for prayer and ritual use; they are not cosmetics or perfumes. While some customers do use some dressing oils as anointing oils (which is not the same thing as wearing a perfume or cologne), they are careful to do a skin test first, since they know that all-natural does not equal hypoallergenic. If you need suggestions on how to use condition and anointing oils in the conjure tradition, see the Education link up top.
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    • handling times start at five business days minimum (excludes weekends and holidays); customization generally requires 10 business days minimum
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