Scorpio Full Moon, May 17 2011: Becoming whole
The Moon is full in Scorpio on May 17th at 7:09 am EDT, 11:09 am GMT, meaning that the Scorpio Moon will be exactly opposite the Sun in Taurus at that time. The Full Moon is the peak of the lunar cycle: the point at which the Moon reaches its fullness and prepares for the waning phase of the cycle. That point of fullness shows the Moon at the peak of her power.
The astrological Moon represents our emotions and describes the way we feel about things, but it is so much more complex than this. The Moon is the inner child; it describes our fear of the unknown and tells where we retreat to safety. The Moon is feminine in nature: changeable, powerful in its mystery, and comforting in its brilliance. The waxing Moon represents the maiden in the first flush of beauty; the waning Moon represents the aging crone in her wisdom and power. The Full Moon represents the comfort of the mother, and when we observe the Full Moon in the sky we often feel more connected to the essence of the Moon than at other times of the cycle. We call her “Luna” – we acknowledge her power.
Scorpio is a fixed water sign – it is emotional but it is also powerful. The fixed signs stand firm and unyielding, persistent and often stubborn and resistant to change. Scorpio’s traditional ruler is Mars, so it is a fiery water sign which requires the courage (Mars) to face the demons of the darkness below. Scorpio’s modern ruler is Pluto, Lord of the Underworld. You can see how in Scorpio we must take the courage of Mars so that we can follow […]