Full Moons bring out the contradictions within us, and that is because in the Full Moon the Sun is opposite the Moon, in two opposite signs with opposing polarities. This Scorpio Full Moon features an opposition to the Taurus Sun: the intensity and passion of Scorpio needs to find balance against the need for serenity and peacefulness of Taurus. Both are fixed signs: stubborn and powerful, with a tendency towards rigidity and difficulty letting go. Scorpio, though, is intensely emotional and dramatic where Taurus is, or at least wants to be, placid but still powerful – very like the bull for which it is named. This Full Moon reminds us that we can become our best selves when we find balance between these two dynamics: the power of emotions and the power of stillness.
Pluto, the planet of transformation is the modern ruler of the Scorpio Moon, and Pluto harmonizes in a trine to the Taurus Sun at the Full Moon. Pluto strips away all artifice to bring us into close contact with the absolute Truth of our very existence. Under this influence we can emerge fully from the chaos of confusion into the transformation of the true Self.
This Full Moon urges us to find balance between the comfortable (Taurus Sun) and the deep and meaningful (Scorpio Moon) – to venture fearlessly into the Underworld of the psyche (Pluto) and find the gifts of transformation.
Mercury is in fiery Aries right now, and for the next two weeks or so it is traveling with Uranus, planet of radical behavior and change. This is a time of excitement and insight, but not particularly restful. Meditation can help to quiet the mind and promote well-being, but there is a great deal of creativity available to us under this influence which encourages us to think outside the box and find new ways of looking at our world. This influence peaks at the Full Moon and blows open the doors of perception so that we can see more clearly into the multidimensional Universe.
Two aspects (square to Neptune and trine to Jupiter) involving the traditional ruler of Scorpio, Mars (drive and desire), will blur our outer vision but also energize and infuse us with confidence, promoting confusion and instability but also enhancing our ability to see more clearly with our inner eye and allow the Divine to infuse us with its creative force. Fortunately a harmonious dance between Mercury (mind) and Saturn (stability) helps to ground us and help us to find inner balance.
To get the maximum benefit from this Full Moon you will want to delve into your subconscious. What are your truest desires, the ones most compatible with your highest Self, and where are you standing in your own way? What do you need to release from your life in order to become the person you know you are meant to be? Where are you creating unnecessary drama, and where can you look to find greater peace? Every Full Moon offers a window into the soul for greater self-understanding, but this one is more potent than most!