The Full Moon in Scorpio will be exact just before midnight on the 3rd May 2015. 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, magnified by a t-square from the Sun and Moon to expansive Jupiter in Leo. Jupiter in hard aspect has a tendency to overdo things and in Leo he can get very dramatic about it! Things that have lain dormant in Scorpio’s closet for months – old resentments, secrets or unspoken truths – may just burst out unannounced. It’s a combustible energy alright!
Fortunately there’s an outlet for all this Full Moon in Scorpio intensity. Scorpio’s ruler Pluto is brought into the equation via a sextile from the Moon and trine from the Sun, and being in Capricorn he’s in a take charge kind of mood. This is in contrast to Venus, the Sun’s depositor as the ruler of Taurus, which is unaspected and vacillating in Gemini. So while Venus struggles to make up her mind, Pluto gets things moving in a positive, transformative direction.
Notice I did not say pleasant! During this Full Moon in Scorpio an opposition from Saturn to Mercury has our options severely curtailed, and the choice you know you have to make may not be the one you really wanted. But know it you will – an intuition sharpening trine from the Moon to Neptune in Pisces takes care of that!
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 13 degrees Scorpio, those with planets between 11 and 15 degrees of the fixed signs (Scorpio, Leo, Taurus or Aquarius) will be most affected. For example I have natal Uranus at 15 degrees Scorpio, almost right on top of the Moon! This suggests some big shifts for me, especially as it will trigger the sextile between Uranus and my natal Sun.
Those with planets between 12 and 16 degrees of the earth signs (Taurus, Capricorn or Virgo) will feel the Sun-Pluto trine. For example with transiting Pluto currently conjunct my 8th House natal Venus in Capricorn, I can expect some transformative shifts in my most intimate relationships. On the other hand, if you have planets between 0 and 4 degrees in the mutable signs (Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo or Pisces), the Mercury-Saturn opposition will affect you.
Remember that if you’re experiencing a major transit to your natal chart from a slow moving outer planet the intense but fleeting energy of the Full Moon in Scorpio must be interpreted within that context. A Full Moon may spark your emotions and bring certain things to light but it won’t resolve deeper issues on its own.
Check in which houses the Sun and Moon fall in your chart to get an idea of where the action of this Full Moon in Scorpio will play out in your life. For example if the Moon falls in the 4th House and the Sun falls in the 10th House you might expect some tension between the needs of your family and your career.
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Where does the Sun and Moon fall in your chart? Can you foresee any issues that may be brought to light during this Full Moon in Scorpio? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
The image Death and the Maiden is by Takato Yamamoto.
Faith is founder and principal of Insight Astrology and has been teaching and giving readings for over twenty years. She is fascinated by astrology as a tool for personal growth and passionate about empowering others to read its language.