On 27 April Pluto turns retrograde as the Full Moon rises at 7 degrees of Scorpio. This will be an intense day as the Moon will pass through a t-square with Uranus/Mercury/Venus conjunct in Taurus and Saturn in Aquarius. Internal conflict is highly likely for those with planets or points between 4 and 17 degrees of the Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius).
With the Sun in earthy Taurus this Full Moon brings into play the polarity between material security and safety on the one hand (Taurus) and the deep, uncharted depths and darkness that lie beneath what we see on the surface of our reality (Scorpio).
The Moon rules our emotions and although we may not always see it on the surface Scorpio is a very emotional creature indeed! This is perhaps why the Moon is said to be in its fall in Scorpio, because here we find our emotions become very intense and yet are often unable to find any healthy outlet for expression.
The polarity between Taurus and Scorpio also has to do with what is mine and what is yours. A Full Moon in Scorpio can therefore bring up a range of issues in relationships including jealousy and possessiveness. In particular a lack of clarity around emotional boundaries is likely, so be careful of projecting your issues onto others or, conversely, taking responsibility for emotions that are not yours.
During this Full Moon in Scorpio the tension between these two poles will become very taut. Things that have lain dormant in Scorpio’s closet for months – old resentments, secrets or unspoken truths – may just burst out unannounced.
Meanwhile, Mercury and Venus square Saturn and conjunct Uranus may have us feeling simultaneously burdened by responsibility and commitments, and inspired by a kind of rebellious urge to overcome these inhibitions and to be more fully ourselves.
When the Full Moon triggers this energy by t-square from Scorpio the tension between these two impulses may become overt, and create and outburst or conflict. T-squares can be challenging but are ultimately very positive as they catalyse change.
How will this Full Moon in Scorpio affect you?
This Full Moon in Scorpio will only hit you hard if you have natal planets or points involved. With the Moon at 7 degrees Scorpio, those with planets between 4 and 10 degrees of the fixed signs (Scorpio, Leo, Taurus or Aquarius) will be most affected.
If you are personally affected, look also to see which house the Moon is passing through in your chart, as this will tell you which areas of your life will be most affected.
Where does the Full Moon in Scorpio fall in your chart? Does it trigger any of your natal planets or points? Can you foresee any issues that may be brought to light during this Full Moon in Scorpio? Share your thoughts in the comments below.