Scorpio Full Moon – Wednesday 10th May
Ruled by Pluto, the planet of Transformation and Illumination, and Mars, the Warrior planet, this moon is the one that gives us the courage to see the faces of ourselves we have been hiding. This can both a painful and liberating experience, especially if you have been in denial about who you really are, and the choices you have made in the past.
To add to the intensity, Pluto went retrograde on April 20th and will remain there until September 28th, so that we are forced to face ourselves, both on a personal level, and collectively. When Planet’s go retrograde, they dredge the bottom of our unconscious so that we are forced to face reality. This is when the Rooster comes home to roost, and we can no longer stay in denial about a situation that is no longer serving us.
This Scorpio full moon is also one of the most passionate, sensual and illuminating moons of the year. It is under this moon that Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and death are celebrated. Try not to get dragged under by Scorpio’s watery strong and emotional current. If you are finding yourself overwhelmed by emotions, rage, depression or despair, breathe deeply, and feel back in control by taking some time out over this moon to be with yourself, and strengthen your commitment to your own path.
Here are my 7 top tips to help successfully surf this Scorpio full moon wave.
Get Intimate with YOURSELF
This is the time for getting intimate with ourselves so we can hear our inner voice and intuition, to do the right thing. Empowerment comes when we are being who we truly are without compromising. This moon helps us to let go of being the victim of circumstance, and face up to our personal responsibility. The last few months will have given you more courage to enable you to really follow your deepest desires. The Scorpio full moon is now testing us to see whether our emotions are in balance so we do what is best for us.
Ignoring the Inner Critic
The innovative energy of the Taurus new moon helped us get in tune with our creativity and passions, and many of us have seen some significant movement and action over the last two weeks. Over this emotional and watery moon our inner critic may well get busy, so use the tools of mediation and mindfulness to tune out any negative ‘mantras.’ If it gets challenging focus on the ‘NOW,’ and step moment to moment, doing what you can in the moment, until you are out of the storm.
Feelings and emotions that have been coming up for you over the last few weeks can have their completion during this moon cycle, especially in our relationships. Friendships, and love partners can naturally come to an end over this period, while new ones are sparked or cemented. Be aware that the Scorpio full moon can sometimes ignite feelings of victimhood. Make the choice to let go of the relationship graciously and generously, so that you can move on effortlessly, and without creating any negative or bad energy.
Dive Deep and Find Strength
With Pluto, the planet that transforms and illuminates now retrograde, we are having to plunge deep into the emotional and spiritual depths that a Scorpio full moon can take us to. Use the fiery energy of her other ruling planet, Mars, the warrior planet, to find the courage and strength to face what is coming up and see it as a blessing to make the changes that you have been needing to make.
Surrender to WHAT IS!
However, be aware that under a Scorpio full moon you may find yourself becoming obsessive about an issue, especially if it has been around for a while and needs resolution. Surrender to reality as it is, and not as you would like it to be, and use the energy of the sun in Taurus to find the confidence, patience and resilience to resolve it without losing control and sparking a war.
Secrets are Revealed
Secrets always seem to be revealed over this period both on a personal level and more publically, especially with those in the media. Don’t be surprised if what you have been hiding suddenly comes out into the light. Likewise, if there is something that needs to be aired, this is the moon that can illuminate it, whether you are ready or not.
This moon isn’t all about emotional turmoil, Scorpio is the most exciting and romantic sign of the zodiac so make some time to enjoy the passionate depths and explore the more sensual, adventurous side of this moon. Eat good food, drink fine wine, spend quality time with close friends and your loved ones, and allow the more pleasurable side of life guide you safely through this potentially turbulent time by focusing on all the blessings that are happening right now!.
I will end this Lunascope with the wise words of George Bernard Shaw:
“This is true joy in life, being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; by being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.
I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no “brief candle” to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”