Today 5/10 as of 3:42 PM EST, we have a Full Moon in passionate and intense Scorpio. So what does this mean for all of us?
“A Full Moon in Scorpio can be an experience of emotional catharsis…facing the truth, we confront the shadow of our grudges, compulsions, obsessions, and, ultimately reclaim our darkness as part of who we are. We reclaim our wholeness through loss. We take back our power”. -Christine, Zodiac Poetry
For years Full Moons have been tracked and talked about, and within good reason! When the Moon is Full, the tides roar, oceans surge, and energies collide. It is no coincidence that people tend to act more “cuckoo” under Full Moons! Farmers still tend to their crops in accordance to Moon phases- so why would this affect humans any differently? As the Moon moves through a different sign every 2 & 1/2 days, so do our emotions and reactions!
The Moon rules our emotions, our instincts, who we are at our core. Astrologically speaking, when the Moon is in Scorpio, it is considered to be in its ‘detriment’- meaning, not very comfortable. This is because Scorpio emotions are very intense, and often times difficult to understand and express in a healthy manner. Scorpio is under the element of Water, the heart and the guts of the psyche.
Have you been more emotional lately? More sensitive? It is definitely due to the extreme and karmic energy of the Scorpio Full Moon! Letting go becomes essential at this time, but this will not feel comfortable!
The planet Pluto rules Scorpio- Pluto is transformation, security, our shadow side. Pluto is the planet of death and rebirth. This is not necessarily physical death, it’s more of a metaphorical meaning. The death of the old self, shedding the skin to make room for the growth of something more, something more workable, better.
Pluto likes to take out the ‘garbage’. Pluto wants to transform from the inside out and won’t let up until successful. Emotional pain is often part of the process before the healing. You cannot heal what goes unacknowledged and unexpressed.
In the Tarot, the card that Scorpio rules is ‘Death’ card number XIII (13)
This is a card that when people see, they shudder in fear. Death. Sounds so ominous, doesn’t it? I actually like to see this card as it shows a deep transformation. Like I said above, it’s metaphorical, not physical. Look at the imagery on the card: death comes in sweeping away the old, stomping it out to make way for the new.
Scorpio is deep, Scorpio is passionate, and Scorpio loves intensity. In fact, without depth and without passion, Scorpio cannot relate. Interesting it is, that whatever Scorpio rules seems to always be hidden- just beneath the surface. If you look for it, you can see it, you can feel it. But you have to be willing to succumb to the energy, and not many are prepared.
That is what this Full Moon is all about. Succumbing to our shadow side, releasing and realigning with what we desire. Everyone is feeling this particularly in the areas of finance and relationships!
Most important to remember: there is a treasure on the other side of our pain. Most times we tend to ignore the parts of us that we perceive as ‘dark’, the parts that are not pretty, the parts we might not like or even admit to ourselves. But they are a part of us nonetheless, and need to be embraced.
Remember: Full Moons are a time of release. Sit in silence for a moment- be honest with yourself. What beliefs, people, emotions, habits are really not healthy for you? Are not serving your growth? What about others irritates us? Remember: it always stems from inside of us, it’s never about anybody else. That which aggravates us is actually here to teach us! Do not suppress these emotions. Relax, release and realign.
*I like to manifest under Full Moon energy as well. So while it’s great to release what is no longer working, it’s also a great idea to put out to the universe that which you would like to receive*
Full Moon energy is magical!
Love & Light,