Full Moon in Scorpio, May 10, 2017

The undertow is very powerful on this Full Moon at 20° 25′ Scorpio on 10 May 2017, 02:43 PM PDT. It is time to honor the mysteries and our own deep, dark places within. This is especially true on this lunation with Pluto, Scorpio’s ruler, sextile the Scorpio Moon and trine the Taurus Sun, adding richness and depth to the Full Moon experience.

The agitation in this chart comes from Neptune in Pisces. He squares Mars in Gemini and is inconjunct Jupiter in Libra. These three planets actually form an odd shaped triangle between 13° and 14° in both cardinal signs and mutable signs. The effect is certainly odd in part because Mars is trine Jupiter in Libra. This can create a situation where Mars is dashing around at full speed one minute and collapsed on the couch barely able to move a finger the next. Mars-Jupiter aspects are good at promoting the idea we can do anything we set our minds to doing and Neptune seconds the motion. The result can be extremely unrealistic expectations. Be sure to apply some good old fashioned common sense before attempting to do it all.

The Jupiter-Neptune inconjunct can bring about a crisis of faith. This may be due to having your prayers answered . . . and then realizing your situation is far worse than it was before. There is often a big difference between what we think we want and what we really need.

A positive influence is Mercury conjunct Uranus in Aries trine Saturn in Sagittarius. The Mercury-Uranus conjunction will be exact the day before the Full Moon, and the Mercury-Saturn trine will be exact the day after. Both aspects occurred while Mercury was retrograde and now we may see whether or not our best ideas are bearing fruit. Dramatic breakthroughs are possible now.

Venus, Taurus’s ruler, is moving forward in Aries and is unaspected on this lunation. She does love her independence and being free to do her own thing makes her very happy. Venus is moving now at her normal pace and, like many of us, is intent on putting the whole retrograde experience firmly behind her.

There is no better time than this Full Moon in Scorpio for us to get a taste of the Scorpio experience. Tune into your emotions and allow yourself to embrace all them as deeply as you can before gently stepping back and simply being for awhile in order to absorb what you learned. Taurus balances Scorpio by telling us to enjoy the pleasures of being wholly present in our bodies. It’s time to get out of our heads and listen to our hearts, preferably without judgment. Have a wonderful time celebrating the Scorpio Full Moon, everyone!

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

Image:  Full Moon © MichiLauke