It's a deep plunge, with a Full Moon (Saturday, May 5th at 8:35 pm Pacific) in watery and very psychic Scorpio at 16 degrees. Intense!
And with many tensions and Neptunian wierdness in play, the waters can be treacherous. The awful or just serious truth rises, and there can be points that feel unbearable. It's training for the pressure cooker Uranus square to Pluto (Scorpio's ruler) in play from June on.
This can be a significant period where we get real and in doing so, begin to build on truly solid psychic-emotional ground. If a bubble bursts, and the picture looks dark, stay with it -- the word withstand comes to mind. Many of us are discovering strength of character we didn't know we had. Keep your favorite inspirations close -- music, movies, friends -- with themes of overcoming against all odds.The Bare Bones
I found a snake skeleton yesterday and remembered it when looking at the Full Moon chart. A totem for the sign Scorpio is the snake, who sheds its skin and leaves it behind. Full Moons are revelatory, and Scorpio sees into the hidden bones, the underpinnings, of things.
Spring is time of emergence, and has a different feel than the later Scorpio New Moon (lunar Samhain) in October. This is lunar Beltane, the night of purifying light. And it's one for seeing the energetic spine of an issue. It might be one that has a psychic hold, whose roots take time and courage to dig out. If you're wrestling with an issue, ask for clear messages, for your next right step in transforming it.
Unlike the dying time of the year -- at Samhain -- what's illuminated now moves with the currents of emergence. Though it might not be an "easy" time, you might find it to be a productive one with lots of cathartic psychic hits.
Earth energies show us how to keep it real, by being awake to what's going on around us. Great gains are made now from being resourceful and prioritizing what's most important. These insights into the bones might call for extreme measures. But with Scorpiocity, we disengage from what's draining us, and by stripping away needless drama, we fortify ourselves for the challenges ahead.Total Engagement
Scorpio's psychic-emotional power is both feared and respected. Releasing something at this Full Moon can feel daunting in some way -- like it's final, no turning back. Scorpio is often called the all-or-nothing sign. If you risk it, and surrender, the rewards are big.
The whole self is poured out, and mixed with the potent Full Moon energies. The release of certain emotions can be destructive, if there are wounds exposed. But the deluge is movement, and is a catalyst out of swampy stagnation. There's a chance for a cleansing, and being renewed.
This Full Moon is tops for ritually marking a change. It's a sign of healing, but in the Plutonian sense. The kind that means facing demons, walking through fear and embracing the whole range of experience.Grounded Mysticism
The Scorpio-Taurus axis is about going deep, physically merging with Earth or energetically/sexually merging with a lover. At the Big Reveal of the Full Moon, you see what you're enmeshed in -- is it healthy or is it a toxic wasteland? Can the negativity be transformed, or is it time to make a clean break?
Scorpio's ruler Pluto makes a wide trine to the Sun, and is more closely allied with Mars (Virgo). The structures and systems are on display, and real, lasting changes can be made. Full Moons are a time of dedication, or to consecrate (make sacred) with action. The gains from an ordeal or underworld journey, begin to show up in the topside world. It's in your presence and ability to respond to life's demands, discovering new strengths of resilience. As Ghandi said, "My life is my message."Coming to Your Senses
This full Moon emphasizes both kinds of roots, the psychic subterranean kind, and those that come from being parked in one spot. It's timely for purging the excess, what takes you off your center. Scorpio's regenerative force helps you clear out the psyche, and come home to feeling good.
Talking about coming home, I'd like to point out that Taurus and Scorpio are fixed signs that seek security. Where is true security to be found in a time like ours?
Wise Scorpio finds it by plumbing the depths, and transforming again and again, to stand on a sense of real integrity. Instead of checking out, we gain soul power by withstanding, and being creative where we can, in the face of adversity. True confidence emerges when there's nothing to fear within or without.