full moon in scorpio

may 10, 2017

On May 10, 2017 the Moon will be Full at 20 degrees, 24 minutes of Scorpio, at 3:44pm MDT

Look to the night sky. When the Moon is Full, the Moon light bathes our senses, triggering our intuition and engaging our heart. We can feel that we are part of something greater, and that there is a profound connection between our human essence and the mysteries of the cosmos.  

During the Full Moon we are called to get in touch with our heart; with our sources of happiness, or our lack of.  For many during a Full Moon, emotions can become big, overwhelming, and intense. We may need to open up and share our thoughts and feelings. Situations can hit a point of no return, for good, or not so good. We can gain clarity and resolve, commit to move forward, or commit to finally release.  It can be a time of enhanced personal power, the ability to fully see and to stand in our truth.

The Full Moon occurs when the Sun and the Moon are opposite each other in the sky and in opposite astrological signs. In this current lunation, the signs are Scorpio Moon, and Taurus Sun. This opposition sets up a dynamic of awareness and tension between the energies of the two luminaries and their signs. Between the Sun (our head), and the Moon (our heart), a gift is available. Both signs offer us the ability to reach for a more evolved expression of ourselves, and in balancing these two different energies, we can create a more holistic life experience.

Scorpio is a full on feeling, a passionate fixed water sign driven to seek depth and intensity and is wired to handle the taboo material of life that many of us can’t.  Scorpio has a laser like focus that can be incredibly thorough and efficient, yet also fall into obsession. Scorpio when healthy is skeptical in its search for the unvarnished truth, yet can also become cynical; sadly seeing only what is wrong and wounding.  With this ability to go deeply into life, even Scorpio can get stuck in the dark. If this happens, a trusted friend to talk with and help regain perspective is very important.

The Full Moon in Scorpio is compelling and draws our emotions out of the depths, to reveal our deepest, darkest, secrets and hurts. To embrace our humanness, to seek our wholeness, to find healing and personal transformation through radical honesty and love. The Sun currently in Taurus calls us to calm down, seek a healthy level of security through stable relationships, appropriate skills, and resources. Taurus has an aversion to drama and seeks serenity and silence. Ruled by Venus, Taurus says…let the sun warm your soul and the earth feed your body.

This opposition between the Scorpio Full Moon and the Taurus Sun, brings into focus this message; that there is a gift in acknowledging and balancing these energies. That to navigate the richness and intensity of human emotions and experiences, we also need the ability to ground ourselves, and to find some inner peace.

Transiting Pluto, currently in the sign of Capricorn and the ruler of Scorpio, is in a sextile aspect with this Full Moon in Scorpio. This creates extra stimulation to delve into the tough issues. Personal power and inner authority come into play and are best handled with integrity. Transiting Pluto in Capricorn is also making an aspect of a square with transiting Jupiter in Libra. This aspect pushes the button on relationship issues that were waiting or building for the right moment.  Genuinely speaking from the heart, although many times more difficult, is the clearest way to an honest relationship.

Lastly, transiting Saturn in Sagittarius squares transiting Chiron in Pisces, and trines transiting Mercury and Uranus in Aries.  The Saturn/Chiron aspect brings us a message that even if faith is tested, healing is possible, through disciplined growth guided by compassion and spirit. The Saturn/Mercury/Uranus aspect creates a flow of sometimes sudden and independent thought that speaks out for greater freedom and authenticity.

During this Moon…dig deep, search for the truth…how do you truly feel?  What is it that is difficult to face? What do you down to your bones desire? We may feel we want to keep our secrets, yet it is time to set some of them free. To go through the muck and clean some of it out. There is amazing freedom and healing in finally facing something that has been pushed away, held down, and denied for a long time. There is freedom in the truth, in being real, and just letting it out honestly; giving others a chance to respond. Or to see how you respond to yourself, in owning up to something you have been afraid to look at.  I am not suggesting this carelessly; this can be intense, and so I do encourage finding trusted personal support in this process.

In doing this, life may not unfold initially how we want, but ultimately through owning our truth; our relationships, our goals, and our lives, can begin to unfold more naturally and authentically. Speak from your heart with the intention of creating bonds with yourself and with others that are true, real and healing. The kinks and knots of falsehood can fall away and healing transformation is sincerely possible.

If you are interested in knowing where this Full Moon in Scorpio occurs in your personal birthchart, please send me your birth information. I need mm/dd/yyyy, time of birth am/pm (as exact as possible, birth certificate is best), and city and state of birth.

Be Well ~ Be Love