The Full Moon in Scorpio at 2:43pm PST on Wednesday May 10th brings light to themes around material and emotional security, the body, sensuality, sexuality, money, power, possession/ownership, and indulgence. Scorpio is the most powerful and intense sign, and tends to bury its immense emotional charge deep underground. This Full Moon may bring an upwelling of emotions that have been repressed. As always, take the opportunity for release and integration.
A major transit happens on Tuesday May 9th, when the North Node of the moon (symbolizing our direction, point of evolution and destiny) shifts signs from Virgo to Leo, and the South Node (our past, where we’re coming from, what we have to integrate and/or leave behind) shifts from Pisces to Aquarius. For the past year and half, we’ve been working toward purification, self-improvement, health (Virgo), and letting go of victim consciousness, escapism, and addictions (Pisces).
For the next year and a half, our focus shifts to creative self-expression, play, and doing more of what we love (Leo). It’s time to really step into our callings. Let’s be guided by creativity and joy while maintaining our grounding in community, activism, and social awareness (Aquarius).
Many of us have struggled to find belonging (Aquarius). Many of us have experienced exclusion or not fitting in. Enough experiences like that can lead us to identify as outsiders, to assume that we’ll never fit in. For those for whom this is true, this transit over the next year and a half can help us to accept that we deserve to belong, that it’s possible for us. We are supported now in expressing our true natures, and in so doing, in connecting with the people and groups that see us and appreciate us for who we are.
These themes will be with us for the next 18 month, but see if you can feel the shift on Tuesday (May 9th)--this is a big change. Also on Tuesday, the Sun trines Pluto: something may be revealed, we may come to understand some situation more clearly. This theme is echoed by the final of three conjunctions between Mercury and Uranus, also on Tuesday. For the past three weeks we’ve been working with this pattern that brings inspiration, insight, surprise, innovation, shake-ups, all with the potential for lasting impact. With Mercury now direct (as of May 3rd), this final conjunction may help us understand more deeply, and take action more directly.
The Full Moon on Wednesday brings a culmination in intensity, passion, indulgence, and all Scorpio-Taurus themes. Basically, it's time to enjoy your physicality, be sensual, have a good time, indulge, and find release. The Full Moon isn’t connected to any other planets--it’s an isolated event, so the meaning is not necessarily of lasting impact. The full force or implications of whatever happens Wednesday and the days prior may not be felt until Thursday and Friday, when the moon finally aspects the planets.
There’s also a square between Mars and Neptune on Thursday, which may feel confusing, or like our will is blocked. To make positive use of this energy, take compassionate action, working for the good of others, or do some kind of embodied practice like yoga, qigong, or dance.
Hopefully by now we all have a better understanding of the meaning of this lunar cycle in Taurus--whatever we initiated or planted two weeks ago (as well as six months ago at the Taurus Full Moon), is finding culmination and fruition at this time. Enjoy the depth, juiciness, and sensuality of this Scorpio Full Moon, and aim for indulgence rather than over-indulgence. ;)
As always, check out my Astrology Calendar for dates and descriptions of all major transits.