Full Moon in Scorpio, May 3, 2015


There is no better time to celebrate the mysteries and dive into the sweet darkness with joyful abandon than the Full Moon in Scorpio. This year this Full Moon at 13° 23′ Scorpio falls on 3 May 2015, 8:42 PDT and creates a very tight T-Square with dramatic Jupiter in Leo. Joyful abandon indeed!

There is nothing particularly ethereal about this particular Full Moon. It is firmly grounded in the tangible world where what matters is what we can feel, taste, hear and smell. Scorpio is concerned with very real issues like birth, death and regeneration. Scorpio’s ruler, Pluto, is trine the Taurus Sun and sextile the Scorpio Moon. The harmonious aspects say we can choose how deep we wish to be drawn into exploring the quiet, dark corners of our inner selves instead of being thrown into the deep end to sink or swim. Neptune in Pisces has an important role too since it is trine the Moon and sextile the Sun. A wonderful way to spend this Full Moon is taking part in some type of spiritual retreat. Time spent meditating can be particularly fruitful on this Full Moon.

The T-Square with Jupiter in Leo looks like one that may not be easy to manage. Fixed sign T-Squares seldom are because no one is willing to give an inch. Jupiter in Leo is in love with being wildly extravagant and neither Taurus nor Scorpio is. Taurus does enjoy luxury but they also love a good deal. Scorpio is not terribly interested in flaunting their wealth though they often have plenty squirreled away. Both look askance at Leo’s willingness to drop big bucks for something as ephemeral as a night of partying. What we value can come into sharp focus under this influence. The question of whether or not something was worth it comes to mind.

Normally Mercury in Gemini is quite chatty but with Saturn in Sagittarius firmly opposing it, silence may be the result. Lots of mental activity happening but the words to express it could be hard to find. Think of this as allowing for more time to process before speaking instead of blurting the first thing that crosses the mind. This also fits with the more contemplative theme of this Full Moon.

Venus and Mars have an odd connection on this lunation. Venus in Gemini is semi-sextile to Mars in Taurus and they feel out of sync. An airy Venus who loves to flit about is not a good fit for placid Mars in Taurus who prefers to move very slowly. In a natal chart, having Venus and Mars semi-sextile creates a situation where how we express affection is a poor fit with how we like to receive it. Mars in the earth signs can be very direct about getting their needs met while Venus in air loves to be courted with wit and humor. Venus in Gemini lives in her head more than her body and views the brain as a sex organ.

The elements are in balance for this lunation but nonetheless, water and earth have a far stronger presence. Fixed and Mutable signs overshadow Cardinal signs for a change, emphasizing the need for flexibility and consolidation instead of pushing our agendas hard. Uranus in Aries is not so insistent either as the square to Pluto gradually widens.

Use this wonderful Full Moon in Scorpio to renew relationships with the natural world and with our internal landscapes. Go for a walk where the ocean meets land or along a path winding through a wooded area. Both places have oxygen rich air to breathe which clears the mind and nourishes the body. Solitude and silence do the same. Enjoy!

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