Scorpio is a water sign and the element of water represents memory, emotion, psychic ability, cleansing, and purifying. The Archetype of Scorpio represents power, sexuality, our unconscious, the taboo, the esoteric, death, rebirth and transformation.
When we enter the waters of Scorpio, we are not coming to frivolously splashing in the shallows. We are coming to commune with what we call our shadows, the places beyond the surface that the light does not touch. We come to immerse in deep truths, and these deep truths reveal our power and the totality of who we are, have been, and are eternally becoming.
At this Scorpio Super Full Moon we are guided to dive deeper into our ocean of being, into the caves that store forgotten memories, into the depths of our emotions, the dark corners of our psyche, into the streams that run underground like sexual currents pushed out of sight.
We are guided to these places within us so that we can become aware of where we have given away our power, or exercised it over others. So that we can reclaim it or bring it into balance for our next metamorphosis.
What layer of conditioning, memory, or belief are you ready to part with at this Full Moon so you can feel a little more like yourself in your skin?
Seek and you shall find.
Scorpio is fearless in its search for truth, it has no interested in pleasantries, no desire to impress, no time for the mundane. It is consumed with a fascination for something deeper then that; human potential and fallacy. And it draws power from self-knowing, transmuting, and transforming on a psychological and emotional level.
The ultimate alchemist, it knows how to manipulate energy; transform trauma into purpose, sexuality into power, occult mystery practices into ecstatic enlightenment, death into beginnings, shame into acceptance, guilt into forgiveness, regret into compassion… and from these deep places of healing and transforming the alchemical marriage of the soul begins.
In this Scorpionic shadow world we can begin the process of marrying our inner resources and the totality of our fragmented being into a unified whole.
To reach that feeling of wholeness requires the practice of surrendering… into the unknown, into what scares us, into the depths of our truth. It requires trust, diligence, and compassion. This isn’t the work we are all here to do, but it is available for those willing to go on the journey of self-discovery.
The full moon will help us release what we are ready to part with on an emotional and psychological level level, each within our own unique limits. It will illuminate what we are ready to see within our own inner workings. We are not all interested in reaching the absolute depths of ourselves this week, and that’s totally ok. In fact, it may even be reckless to try. Growth and self-knowing is a slow process, for good reason.
But in saying that, this full moon may feel more intense then we may think we can handle. It may feel explosive and overwhelming, but after the climax there will be a sense of relief. This is why having a strong personal practice and supportive community is so important, it helps us remember we are not alone and that this too shall pass.
Mars moved into Cancer around the 23rd/24th of April. This warrior planet ignites our inner action, and will be in a supportive angle to the Moon as it reaches fullness, beaming its light of courage and pioneering spirit our way. Cancer, like Scorpio is a water sign, and symbolises that nurturing spirit within us that knows how to tap into care, comfort, and create emotional security within our environment and home. Mars does not feel at home in Cancer so his time here may feel like emotions boil at times, but he is supportive to the possibilities of transformation and release at this lunation. Jupiter is giving Mars a wink from across the sky sending its positive, healing, and expansive rays of light support the potential shifts in our emotional body.
Uranus is across the sky from the Moon dancing hand in hand with the Sun as the Moon reaches its fullness… Venus, Mercury and Black Moon Lilith are also in close orb to the sun, all in Taurus which symbolises our physical embodiment and creative expression. Taurus is our garden of delight, it inspires pleasure, joy, beauty and stability through the interaction of our sense with the physical world. Our touch, taste, smell, sight, sound… are heightened right now and require our attention so we may experience and express the beauty of life.
Remedies for the intensity of this Full Moon
The can be found in nature. In the simple pleasure of cooking and tasting the things you love. In smelling flowers, the soil, the greenery that the earth provides. In feeling the soft and luxurious textures of fabric on your skin. In listening to your favourite music (get your playlists together!). In immersing your visual sense in images of beauty and inspiration. In surrounding yourself with the possessions you value. In crafting and using your hands. And in using your voice to speak your truth.
Taurus rules the throat and is a very creative sign. We have the Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Uranus all gather in this constellation, so try allowing some space in your daily routine to draw on that creative energy and bring yourself some relief. Listen to the artistic flow that runs beneath your surface and follow the sound of new ideas as they flow out of your mind and into the physical realm. Taurus holds space for this beautifully.
The Sun, Uranus, Mercury, Venus and Black Moon Lilith have or will be squaring Saturn this Taurus season and are in close orb of conflict at this Full Moon. These are personal planets that affect our private sphere of life. Saturn who has been in Aquarius since December Solstice has been brining social restrictions to our awareness, as well as out dated and restrictive structures in our lives. The collective authority of our external world of community, organisations, friendships, and groups may be at odds with the simplicity, luxury, pleasure and joy some of us want to experience in our inner world and home and family life.
Saturn the Moon, Sun and Uranus all in fixed signs are forming a T square at full moon creating the feeling of a stand-off. A stubbornness, perhaps, and lack of desire to change our point of view where there are opposing or conflicting aspects within us causing inner stress and suffering. But something has to give, change is inevitable. An Uranus’s presence reminds us that change can be positive and healthy for our evolution and growth.
Uranus also brings enlightenment and freedom for the old, so perhaps this inner stand-off will bring an ‘ah ha’ moment of where within us we must let go to make room for something new. And where within and outside of us we need to lean into compassion, acceptance, flexibility and tolerance. Tunnel vision is fruitless, in a divers and healthy community and inner landscape.
And then… Pluto, the ruler of Scorpio and this lunation will go retrograde, the day after the Full Moon. For the past few months we’ve had all planets direct creating a speedy energy in the air. But as Pluto turns retrograde, we begin a journey inwards. An investigation of self, of the emotional body, of our psyche, psychological working, power blocks, and of the beliefs that keep us hesitant in the face of the constant cycles of growth and transformation that is life. Get ready for the desire to rise within you to spend a little time alone, in your private abode of secrets and shadows. Keeping in mind, that we have nothing to fear but fear itself, and remembering to observe with kindness, compassion and forgiveness prominent in the heart space.
Overall this Full Moon in Scorpio is an opportunity for massive emotional release, but it’s really up to us how we work with the currents, archetypes and awareness available at any given time. The fixed energy in the sky right now can be used in beneficial ways, stubbornness is a friend to commitment.
We can find ways to create balance and harmony between our inner rebel and our sense of duty and responsibility. We can nurture our need for freedom and individuality while serving and co-creating with others. We can harness our emotional power to create great things. We can get into a deeply creative space and have some deep artistic breakthroughs in our crafts. Just let yourself surrender to your deepest truth, and let that truth guide you.
It is safe and acceptable to feel your emotions; we are not wrong for the ‘heavy’ stuff that lives within us. Our shadows are our friends. We are deep and complex and magical machines. When we surrender our expectations of what we should look like, sound like, be like… let go of that attachment, we begin to allow ourselves to be guided down a different path. One that may lead to deeper self-knowing, self-acceptance, and self-compassion. When we make these discoveries and feeling states available to ourselves we make them available to the world.
Give yourself the space you need. Find comfort in what brings you joy. Be the scientist observing and unattached. Be the investigator going into the deep. Love on yourself. Get creative. Simplify. The truth is that you are splendid, marvellous, powerful and capable of the most exquisite and sweetest love…
Drop me a comment, let me know how this moon is affecting you?
So much love,