The Scorpio Full Moon on April 28th features a number of powerful aspects and this lunar event is likely to carry a fair amount of intensity with it. Scorpio is the sign of intensity and passion – under the Scorpio influence we reach deep into the underworld of emotions to where our feelings are raw and true. This is no time for superficiality!
The Full Moon occurs when the Sun is opposite the Moon, and brings about the need for balance and integration. Here the centerpoint occurs between the peaceful harmony and stability of Taurus and the fiery emotional depth of Scorpio. With any opposition, integration is required as the two opposite ends of the spectrum seek expression. While we penetrate deep into the realm of feeling (Scorpio), we also require a sense of balance and serenity (Taurus) in order to gain the true power of this Full Moon.
This Full Moon features a “T-square” with a conjunction of Mercury to the Sun, suggesting that the mind is to be fully engaged at this time with reason and that understanding playing a key part in the dance.
A square of Mars to the Sun/Mercury conjunction on the one side, and the Scorpio Moon on the other, completes the T-square with a powerful burst of energy and aggression. Mars is the traditional ruler of Scorpio and this tight aspect to the lunation heightens the emotional intensity that is present at that time.
Under this Mars influence we may become aware of hidden causes of anger and frustration, and this is the time to recognize these feelings and bring them into our conscious awareness.
The opposition from Saturn to Uranus is still nearly exact, hinting that the aggression that lies at the heart of this Full Moon will stem from any imbalance that occurs between the restrictive principle (Saturn) and the principle of change (Uranus).
Fortunately, Pluto interacts harmoniously with the lunation to ensure that we process deeply anything that we need to learn at this time and that we find the inner courage and personal power that’s needed now. This Full Moon energy will be strong for the next few days, and within the intensity is a power that can be harnessed and put to good use!
I would have added in the troubles with communication that are literally in the forefront, in front of the sun as Mercury passes us in its retrograde movement. I no longer have a current ephemeris so I no longer know if Mercury is making “a little black spot on the sun today” (occulting the sun) but I know as a Scorpio sun myself with Mercury in a birth chart T-square that this is an unusually difficult Rx for me. My life and my heart both are hung up.