Full Moon In Scorpio – Walk The Talk

We have a very powerful Full Moon in Scorpio taking place on May 10th at 20° Scorpio. The Full Moon in Scorpio will help us get in touch with our most intimate, authentic self and will ask us to live in the truth and “walk the talk”.

Exact times: Los Angeles – May 10 – 2:42 pm / New York – May 10 – 5:42 pm / London – May 10 – 10:42 pm / Sydney – May 11 – 7:42 am)

The Scorpio Full Moon is highly transformational not only because it is a Scorpio Full Moon but also because Pluto, the ruler of this Full Moon, makes very tight (and favorable) aspects with this lunation – a sextile to the Moon and a trine to the Sun.

The Scorpio Full Moon connects us with our deepest self, with our most consuming desires, and with our most dreaded fears. Ultimately the Full Moon is Scorpio wants to “give voice” to our authentic self.

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Scorpio and Pluto are linked to the primal instincts of the reptilian brain: the instinct to preserve life by all means, and the instinct of perpetuate life though procreation. Pluto also rules Status, because status and power make easier to achieve both survival and reproduction. And above all, Scorpio and Pluto rule transformation – as the only constant in the mystery we call life is change.  

The Full Moon in Scorpio is an invitation to get in touch with your primal instincts that know  how to guide you to the Truth. Don’t resist change, Pluto has no tolerance for that, and Pluto always wins. Go with the flow and embrace the energy of this Full Moon fully.

Anything that is in a “terminal state” of deterioration in your life can be reborn now. The Full Moon is Scorpio is your unique chance to clean away the clutter in your life and get to the root of the matter.

Because Pluto plays such an important role in this Full Moon you are granted very intense and deep experiences. Your desire for personal power will increase now, as well as the desire to mark clear boundaries between “what is yours” and “what is theirs”. This is not limited to material things – you can also make a statement at work that you are only accountable for what is under your control and the others should take responsibly for their part.

Your relationships in general can turn very intense out of a sudden and you may feel an urge to reveal your feelings and opinions. The others can also reveal their true feelings for you. With so much Pluto, there is a strong call to tell the truth and live in the truth, no matter what. This desire to speak out is also highlighted by the exact conjunction of Mercury and Uranus, which takes place only few hours before the Full Moon.

But this Full Moon is not all about Scorpio. A Full Moon always brings into awareness the polarity of the two signs in opposition. The Moon is in Scorpio and the Sun is in Taurus. Taurus is earthy, fertile, while Scorpio is mysterious and regenerative.

The Full Moon in Scorpio is about reconciling the practical nature of Taurus and the transformational nature of Scorpio. It is about walking the talk.

Sometimes we think we are all spiritual and enlightened but our actions prove the opposite. We talk about being authentic and being “true to ourselves” but we do nothing to change the status quo. The message of the Full Moon is to have the guts to take action on what is most important to us.

The theme of commitment is very strong in this lunation, also because Juno, the asteroid that rules commitments of any kind, turns retrograde in the same day very close to Pluto (Juno is at 18° Capricorn and Pluto is at 19° Capricorn).

Juno embraces Pluto’s energy and the commitment becomes much more than a scribble on a piece of paper. Most of the rules in relationships, in societies are unwritten, our culture itself IS based on unwritten rules. The Full Moon is Scorpio will ask us to commit 100% to our truth. There is a saying, that there no such thing as 50% commitment, or 60%, or 70%, not even 99% commitment, there is only 100% commitment.

We find the themes of commitment and staying true to oneself again if we look at the sabian symbol of the Full Moon.

The sabian symbol of the Full Moon is “Obeying his conscience, a soldier resists orders”. The message of the sabian symbol is: sometimes you have to assert your values, your truth, even if you have to face the consequences of your decision, no matter the cost. You have to stay true to yourself, no matter what. This is the ultimate freedom. And the only one we really have.

“One can take away everything from a human being, but no one can take away the ability to choose our attitudes towards the circumstances in which we find ourselves.”

The sabian symbol and the overall energy of the Full Moon in Scorpio goes in line with the Nodal shift which takes place just before the Full Moon. The North Node moves into Leo, asking us to honor OUR gifts and talents, as opposed to follow the groupthink.

If you have with planets or angles at 20° Scorpio or 20° Taurus or Scorpio rising you are especially in the focus of this Full Moon, which will bring positive changes in your life – look in which house the Full Moon falls in your chart for more clues.

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New Moon in Scorpio – a Time to Start Again

The Scorpio New Moon on Sunday 30 October is at 7° Scorpio.

What sets you on fire? What makes your heart sing?  What makes you feel alive? What would you die for?

The Scorpio New Moon is conjunct Mercury and trine Neptune, bringing us the clarity (Mercury) and the psychic intuition (Neptune)  to see what it actually takes to make our desires come true. Neptune softens the hard Scorpio shell, while Mercury, so close to the Sun and the Moon, has the power to penetrate the deepest  corners of our mind and soul and bring whatever is there into the light of awareness. In Scorpio, Mercury communicates at a soul level.

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Photo credit – Karen Mackenzie, Zodiac series 

The New Moon is not only in perfect angle to Neptune, but to the South Node as well, bringing to surface all the ideals we wished we have lived up to. How many of them are still relevant? Mercury / Neptune line up makes for a en extremely heightened intuition. Tap into your inner wisdom, and pay attention to your dreams, as well as to any message that might come though unusual channels.

Just like the Phoenix, the mythical bird that transforms itself by burning up in flames and then being reborn – we also need to let go of what no longer serves us, heal the past, and walk (again) the path from darkness to light.

Scorpionic journeys are not easy trails – they’re narrow, with ups and downs, blazing fast downhills with sharp turns, and they lead to the deepest caves of our soul – because this is where we will find what we need to feel whole again.

I cannot highlight more how important it is now to go deep within yourself and face your darkest fears. Burn away the old once and for all. Let go of that baggage in the basement – you don’t need it anymore. Call for new beginnings in your life.

To recap, the Scorpio New Moon is the perfect  time to do things that require intensity and passion, your full participation and commitment, body of soul. Now is the time to start again, to go for something you strongly believe in – even if you need to “set fire to the rain”.

To further understand how this New Moon will impact you on a personal level, locate 7° of Scorpio in your natal chart.  The areas in your life associated with that house are going to be most influenced by this New Moon.

Things to reflect upon during the New Moon in Scorpio:

  • Set an intention to get rid of some old “baggage” – What is that thing that keeps you stuck in the past? Which area of your life you will benefit from an autumn/spring cleaning?
  • Make a commitment about something you really really want
  • Grow – the Phoenix inside you can only regenerate through the hope and the desire to be born, to renew itself and continue to grow, over and over again
  • Forgive – What does it take to let go of the past, and blaming others for your current circumstances? Can you simply forgive, no matter what?

Scorpio New Moon Meditation

Because this New Moon is so watery and psychic, a love and kindness meditation can really do wonders if you do it right after the New Moon occurs (17:28 UT).

  • Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Allow yourself to relax
  • Start focusing on the sensations in your body. Do a body scan from the top of your head to the soles of your feet. What are the sensations you’re experiencing in different parts of your body?
  • After you reach the soles of your feet, move your attention to your sacral chakra, about two inches below the navel. Focusing on the sacral chakra is a great way to explore Scorpionic themes such as intimacy vs fear, attachment vs change, trust vs guild. Spend some time here. What do you feel? Explore this feeling, whatever it is, even if it is a sense of numbness.
  • Move your attention to your abdomen, and then to your heart. Spend some time here. Then make a wish of kindness for yourself, for example “May I experience love and kindness, happiness and peace”
  • Make the same wish for someone you love, for example your child, your spouse or your parent. Set the same intention “May you enjoy kindness, happiness and peace”
  • Now set the same intention for someone you respect, for example a mentor, a manager at work, or a celebrity you admire
  • Further set the intention to an acquaintance you have neutral feelings about
  • And lastly, send the love to someone you dislike or you resent. If you initially experience resistance, stay there until it goes
  • Then slowly move up through your spine all the way up to the top of your head. Stay there. And when you feel ready, set the intention for this New Moon. Do not think about your intention right now (when you’re reading this article), but when you’re actually doing the meditation. Be open to whatever comes.

Mercury conjunct Sun in Scorpio

We can’t read other people’s thoughts and feelings. Getting to know someone starts with exchanging information, but with time, this information trade “I tell you this, if you tell me that” transforms into a powerful bond. Our relationships become more than just the “exchange”, more than just a “trade”. With time, we have a “stake” in one another, we invest a part of ourselves into a part of the other.

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Scorpio rules the 8th house, the house of shared resources and intimacy. Building this “exchange” of intimacy takes time and trust. Mercury conjunct Sun in Scorpio  is here to teach us about the power of building a bond, a long term relationships by simply being there every day, by paying attention, by doing the small talk, ultimately, by slowly slowly developing empathy.

We are all empathetic to some degree, because as humans we evolved in social groups where empathy was an adaptive advantage. Mercury, the sign of the mind and of communication is conjunct Sun, the planet of the Self, in the sign of intimacy and long term relationships (Scorpio). Scorpio is a water sign, and beyond all proverbial Scoprio strength and mystery hides a watery, deeply intuitive and empathetic individual.

The transit of Mercury and Sun in Scorpio will give us insights into what empathy is and why it is important.

Things to do to develop your natural empathy:

  • Do something different – try something new, anything from trying a new dish, to watching a completely different genre of movie, to changing the place where you usually hang out. Simply try something new, even if it is random
  • Be open – examine your prejudice and preconceptions about the new thing you try or about the new person you are talking to
  • Listen – really listen to what the other has to say, and try to understand where they are coming from and what their needs are
  • Give in – make a commitment to simply give, without expecting anything in return

Mercury in Scorpio

Mercury enters Scorpio on the 24th of October and will stay here until 12th of November.

It is not easy to say what we really mean, especially when we talk about feelings. Even with the closest of friends, we have a natural defense mechanism to push people away, exactly in those moments when we feel most vulnerable. We hold a piece of ourselves back, and we are especially guarded when it comes to revealing a truth about ourselves, sometimes, ironically, even to ourselves.

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Painting: Rene Magritte – La Reproduction interdite

Mercury in Scorpio gets us in touch the depth of our feelings and helps us deal with those sides of ourselves that we usually hide. Our awareness of the underlying motivations of our thoughts and perceptions is increased now.

Mercury is a personal planet, together with Venus and Mars, so it has to do with how we relate to the others and with our interpersonal relationships in general.

Be aware that if you are not totally honest  with yourself about your motives and feelings when communicating with others, your unconscious or hidden agendas can harm the others even when that was not your intention. However, if you approach your interactions with honesty, the Mercury in Scorpio transit can bring a great opportunity to dramatically improve your relationships.

Things to do during this transit

  • Dig deep to understand what really drives you in your relationships with others – why do you reach out for contact, why do you need to be understood and appreciated? What are you afraid of? What makes you tick?
  • Reflect on the concept of honesty. Why is being untruthful, even exaggerating or omitting to mention something, so harmful?
  • Do some research and investigation on some controversial topic – what you will find might change your perspective completely on that specific topic
  • Read a crime or mystery book
  • Check out the concept of “radical honesty”. The idea behind is to always tell the truth, no matter what. Check out the internet, you will find plenty of resources
  • Reflect on the implications of telling the truth – can you tell the truth and be kind in the same time? We all know that telling the truth is the right thing, be we should strive to do it with compassion
  • Have an honest conversation with your partner or with an close friend or relative. Don’t make excuses, try to lower your defenses and let your imperfections be seen

Grand Water Trine

We have a Grand Water trine with Mercury in Cancer, Mars in Scorpio and Chiron in Pisces.

During this transit we feel more at ease to express our emotions, even those we kept buried inside for years and years. The energy is very healing and flows – literally – like water.

To get the best of this transit, tune into the healing powers of water. Go by the water if you have the possibility, and if not, try a meditation that is centered on water, or simply listen to the sound of a river steam of to the sound of the waves.

A meditation you can use to tune in:

Find a quiet space inside your home or outside in nature. Start by breathing deeply to calm down your mind. Then imagine you are next to a stream, or by the sea. Listen to the sound of the water, and let it fill the space in the head until there is nothing but that sound. And then, as you go into the water, feel it against your skin. How does it feel? Then picture yourself as water. This could be a drop of rain, an ocean, a river, a waterfall, even a teardrop. Imagine yourself merging with the water, and let it guide you. Reflect on the feeling of being one with the water until you feel relaxed and at peace.

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Juno In Scorpio

Juno, the wife of Jupiter and the queen of all gods, just entered Scorpio. In astrology, Juno represents the “good wife”. Jupiter cheated on Juno again and again, yet she still stayed with him, and fulfilled her traditional duties.

In almost all schools of astrology, Juno is associated with commitment, marriage, and legal contracts in general – In Magi astrology however, Juno is the symbol of the mistress. Whether we go with the traditional symbolism, or with the Magi ideas, with Juno there seems to be some stickiness to “what is written in the contract” on what we are liable for, even if we feel the contract does not serve our best purposes.

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The Dance of Life by Edvard Munch

In Scorpio, Juno wants to find the truth. She will ‘check on’ her husband Jupiter even more than she usually does. Shallowness and superficiality in relationships are not to be tolerated during the transit of Juno in Scorpio. If in Libra, Juno wants to save her marriage, in Scorpio, Juno would rather divorce than be cheated on or treated with disrespect.

Those of you who are interested in astronomy might have heard of NASA’s Juno mission. Juno is the name the scientist gave the spacecraft sent on mission to Jupiter. Interestingly (and from an astrological perspective, not at all a coincidence 😉 Juno entered Jupiter’s obit exactly at the time she started her transit in Scorpio. And what’s the Juno spacecraft doing? Now that it is in Jupiter’s orbit it will be peering beneath the clouds to uncover Jupiter’s secrets – from a scientific perspective, just like from an astrological perspective, Juno will ‘check on’ her partner to see if he or she is worthy of her devotion.

Intimacy

Intimacy is the bond that grows when we learn to express our own thoughts and feelings, and in the same time carefully listen to the other.

The following days are some of the most intimate days of the year:

  • Sun is conjunct Mercury in Cancer
  • Venus in Cancer is trine Mars in Scorpio
  • Slowly Venus and Mars will approach Chiron to form a beautiful, intimate and healing
  • Water Grand Trine

Intimate AstrologySun is our identity, and Mercury, Venus and Mars are personal planets. We don’t have very often all these bodies in sync in the same time, AND in water signs. The energy is very caring and intimate. We crave deep emotional connections with others, and because Mercury is in cazimi with the Sun, and Mars just turned direct and is more powerful than ever, we also dare to express our needs and desires.

In a relationship or single, these days make sure you have contact with other people, even at a platonic level, even only for handshake, because you need this human contact, and you are likely to benefit a lot from it. Being intimate can trigger feelings of vulnerability, but that’s ok. Stay with them and let your heart break open. Some hurtful things have to be let go so all that is left is pure love.