Scorpio Full Moon – April 29 – 30, 2018
We’ve had some powerful lunations recently. Earlier this month first new moon of the astrological new year in Aries was conjunct Uranus in the last degrees of Aries. Ruled by Mars, this event announced the new energies and pacing of 2018. Tonight, at 5:58 pm PDT, the Moon is full in Scorpio at 09 degrees, 38 minutes (12:58 am GMT, on April 30). This moon is co-ruled by Pluto, the modern ruler of Scorpio and by Mars, the ancient and original ruler of the sign. This combination of willful force and unchecked power sets the stage for new drama, matches that intensity of the Aries New Moon, and at the same time, ups the ante. Things are going to get interesting.
Taurus and Scorpio are fixed signs in opposition. Together they make up what’s known as a polarity. Taurus is the first earth sign. As such it is involved in exploring the physical world. We learn how to successfully run energies in our bodies and how to move about on the physical plane. We figure out how to use our “spacesuit” for planet Earth. We develop a relationship to our planet and all of its life forms and resources. We differentiate ourselves and our surroundings. We ultimately arrive at systems that delineate values – moral and financial. We create stability, continuity, accountability, and other guidelines for living in harmony with nature and each other. We order our world and will it into existence with physical work.
At the other end of the polarity Scorpio incorporates and refines the physical and social experiences of Taurus, transforming them into personal emotional experiences. Scorpio is fixed water. Water carries emotion. Scorpio will leave no stone unturned in its search for emotional truth. They are interested in intimate personal relationship, and exercise dominion over shared resources, monies, legacies, inheritances. They are fearless when it comes to investigations of any sort and will not stop until all their questions have been answered and their emotional needs satisfied. Scorpio knows that anything worth having is worth pursuing – vigorously and perhaps even ruthlessly. They don’t sit around and wait; although they may give that impression. As Taurus can will the physical world into being so can Scorpio will its emotional world into order and consciousness.
This Full Moon is powerful. She is ruled by Mars and Pluto who are currently conjunct in Capricorn and sextiling Jupiter in Scorpio. This is the energy of physical transformation. Mars has the stamina to go the distance – whatever that distance may be. Pluto has the will and the means to transform, purify, and ultimately re-form whatever it focusses upon. This is an opportunity to refocus your attention and recalibrate your trajectory. Use this moon to will your world into consciousness and being.
It’s also a good time to jettison old emotional baggage that might be weighing you down. The weight of outdated, dusty, and brittle emotions will impede your progress. There’s nothing to be gained by picking over the bones of old relationships or rummaging around in past traumas and obsessions. What supports your ability to prosper and grow? Are you allowing yourself to grow emotionally or are you stuck in a loop of old emotions and scenarios that double back upon themselves, stunting and preventing your growth. There is no virtue in maintaining things and ways of being that have lost their meaning and emotional integrity.
Uranus at 29 degrees Aries is ready to move into Taurus on May 15, just hours after the Taurus New Moon. But for now, really take some time to examine the movement and advances you’ve made over the last seven years of Uranus’ tenancy in Aries. I venture to say that the time of Uranus in Aries and the Cardinal crosses of that seven year period were pivotal for you. I know they were for me. Chiron is newly arrived in Aries. We will be experiencing that raw and powerful Arian energy through the lens of Chiron’s ability to acknowledge pain and to heal. What an opportunity that will be! But you know, everything keeps moving – even when you wish it wouldn’t. And so once again, the universe is asking you to dig deep, to pay attention, and to manifest your desires and your dreams. What are you ready to begin? Are you ready to move to a higher octave of expression and being? Will you allow your real truth to come shining through? The changes keep coming. Keep your eyes and your mind open. Align yourself with source and with change. You’ll do just fine.