The Full Moon in Scorpio is happening on the 30th of April 2018, at 2:59 AM (CEST +2:00), or the 29th of April 2018 at 7:59 PM (EST -5:00). The degree is 9° Scorpio 39’. Not your time zone? Click here.
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One of the most stunning and penetrating lunations is that one which happens when the Sun is in Taurus and the Moon is in Scorpio. A Lunation that holds the light upon the mystery, the light upon what is hidden, and the light upon the vibrating power that lies within us. This is the Full Moon in Scorpio. Silent, mysterious, penetrating and seductive. The meaning that it embodies is that one of regeneration through the transcendence of pain, crisis or fears.
In the Hellenistic Astrology tradition, when the Moon is in the sign of Scorpio, she is said to be in a detrimental position. The Moon likes to be in comfort, in protection and within her sacred boundaries. But Scorpio challenges her. Like the mountain challenges the climber when they meet each other for the first time. Like the adrenaline rush one experiences when getting into the zone of another person. Like the fear one feels when breaking the protective walls and letting oneself trust another person.
Scorpio dresses the Moon in seductive mystery. Too frightening perhaps, but too tempting to resist. One just needs to let go and discover the magic which happens. And this is an ancient symbolism embedded in Pagan Nature. This Full Moon happens just before the feast of Beltane: the feast of sensuality, sexuality, fertility and consummation of love.
Now, the Moon is in Scorpio, in co-presence with Jupiter retrograde in Scorpio, in opposition to the Sun in Taurus. In addition, the Moon is sextile to Saturn in Capricorn, in square to the Nodal Axis and in trine with Neptune in Pisces.
So this is a time charged with discovery opportunities in the personal and transpersonal level. Getting to know ourselves better by letting go to the mysteries calling us. Getting to discover new aspects of ourselves, by engaging deeper with other persons. Challenging ourselves with new experiences. But we must be aware that getting out of the comfort zone is not easy. But it is good to remain aware that there is always a transformative power in every action we decide to step in. And this power is greater as we get out of the comfort zone and experience the world in new positive ways.
With the sextile to Saturn in Capricorn, there might be also opportunities to grow in the professional arena. Perhaps these opportunities might not be the most comfortable, nor the easiest ones. Perhaps we might have to challenge ourselves to make important decisions during this time. Sacrificing something in order to obtain something else. Perhaps we will have to make decisions that involve changing something in our work environment. This might be a relationship with colleague, talking about one’s concerns with the boss, committing more effort, or even considering the possibility to change position or job.
Then we also have Venus in Gemini. And while she is not in aspect contact with the Moon, their symbolism still reflects a lively act of enjoyment in relationships, especially regarding to intimate contact. One of the greatest experiences and mysteries of life is that one of merging with another, and experiencing the spiritual bliss of breaking the protective boundaries to be one with another. The regenerative power of the sacred union through sex.
Nevertheless, we must not underestimate the intuition. Scorpio is also associated with higher intuitive feeling. Sometimes intuition says “go”, while the mind says “don’t go”. Sometimes it is the opposite, when the intuition says “stop here”, but the mind says “do it”. We must be very careful with the decisions we make, and with the persons we allow our trust.
Even more, these days might feel radically impulsive, as Uranus is in his final days in Aries, and Mercury is also in Aries applying to form a square with Mars/Pluto in Capricorn. Pressure is very strong in our lives now, and also the urge to act quickly. This urge might call us to make sudden or unwise decisions. But with the Moon in Scorpio, let us wisely use our intuitive power, and let us recognise when something does not feel good.
On a different scenario, this also reflects the possibility of learning more about a specific subject that is calling for our attention. Investigating, reading and gathering information about that special area of interest that is mysterious, yet seductive to our mind. Learn about it in your free time.
Finally, even though these days are feeling very strong and the pressure coming from the external life feels almost crushing, there is something more than that. The possibility to transcend whatever we might be going through, to grow, and to re-discover ourselves in new ways we never thought possible.
That Mars/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn feels almost dangerous at first glance. But does not have to be so. There is also a sextile with Jupiter in Scorpio.
And as we learn to take charge of our own lives by experiencing life itself through our own heart and eyes, we become the masters of our destiny, whatever that might be. The destiny can take different forms of manifestation, but if we learn to use what we have, we will always win. If we learn to use difficulties as lights of knowledge, there cannot be more pain. If we learn to say “no”, “stop”, or “yes” when we need to, we then step into a different scenario in life. Power is in us. Power to create and to destroy. To transform and to use. Whatever we live: we make it happen.
Art: Ramchandra Pokale
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