The moon is on her way to being full this Monday, April 26 in the watery sign of Scorpio at 10:32 pm CST. Full moons occur every month when the sun and moon are in opposite signs at the exact same degree; for this particular lunation the sun will be at 7 degrees of Taurus while the moon will be at 7 degrees of Scorpio.
Zodiac Facts: Scorpio
Keywords for Scorpio: desire, regeneration, chemistry, possessiveness, occult, death, passion, reproduction, research, sexuality, seduction, manipulation, transformation and depth.
Scorpio is a water sign meaning feelings are of prime importance. Like the other two water signs Cancer and Pisces, Scorpio is a highly feeling and intuitive sign that absorbs their environment. However, unlike Cancer and Pisces, Scorpio is a bit more cautious about whom they let in their inner sanctum; they don’t just let anyone past the red velvet ropes that protect them from the outside world. Trusting others is a major life lesson for the Scorpion. This watery, intuitive nature gives Scorpio a deep understanding of others’ real motives; they’re able to read people beyond just surface behavior, hence the reason many Scorpios become involved in psychology.
Every sign belongs to a certain modality. In astrology a modality refers to the nature and attitude of a zodiac sign and there are three modalities; cardinal, fixed and mutable. Scorpio belongs to the fixed modality meaning Scorpio has tremendous staying power, they are determined to stay the path. Fixed signs can be deeply resistant to change so at some point they need to learn how to release control. During conflicts in relationships Scorpio can become so hell bent on winning the argument they forget about the other person and their needs.
Every astrological sign is linked to a planet and for Scorpio this planetary ruler is Pluto. Regardless of what the scientist say astrologers still consider Pluto a planet. Before Pluto was discovered ancient astrologers assigned Mars to Scorpio and some modern day astrologers still consider Mars a sub-ruler of the Scorpion. In Roman and Greek mythology Pluto was the Lord of the Underworld; in Greek mythology his name was Hades. Like the astrological Scorpio, Pluto was an intense, deep, mysterious god who could spend large amounts of time alone. When Pluto is active in our charts we can expect deep and profound change in our lives. Pluto rules taboo topics and will bring to the surface what we have hidden away in the shadows.
Every sign is connected to one of the twelve astrological houses and in the case of Scorpio that is the Eighth House. The Eighth House is the sector of our chart that deals with intimate relationships, death, taxes, other people’s money, inheritances, taboo topics and deep psychological complexes. This house is some serious astrological business. When we have major transits going through this part of our chart we can expect to deal with one or several of these topics. Once the transit is over we will be transformed like never before.
In the Tarot, two of the twenty-two major arcana cards will be linked with each sign. Scorpios two major arcana Tarot cards are Death and Judgement. The Death card relates to the principle of letting go and rebirth while the Judgement card is linked to self-renewal through transformation and new beginnings. Scorpio energy is about letting go, accepting death in order for new developments to take place.
Zodiac Facts: Full Moons
Since the sun and moon are in opposition there is a feeling of tension in the air. We can feel like we’re being pulled in two different directions and our goal is to try and find a balance. Full moons bring situations to a head and they tend to have an air of completion and release about them. Full moons have a tendency to cast a light on what is hidden or cast aside.
Full Moon in Scorpio
Saturn the planet of karma, doubt and fear makes a difficult aspect to this full moon so our feelings of insecurity can rise to the surface. Our confidence can also be shaken so we may need to put ourselves on Freud’s couch (Freud had Scorpio Rising) and allow these feelings to rise to the surface. Instead of stuffing these feelings down we can ask ourselves what’s this all about. Meditation or talking to someone close to us could also help us process these feelings.
There could be certain relationships in our lives that aren’t very nurturing or supportive. This can be especially true for relationships that have become draining because we’re doing all the nurturing and aren’t getting much in return. It may be during this full moon in Scorpio when we wake up and finally express our dissatisfaction. Saturn wants to keep us locked in our safe cocoon while the full moon presents us with an opportunity to break out.
The moon rules our habits so this is a great full moon to let go (think the Death card) of old habits that are draining us of our vitality. Stagnation and entrapment versus breaking free is a key theme of this lunation. This theme is reiterated with the sun being in security conscious Taurus. Power is a keyword for Scorpio and that’s exactly what we’re trying to reclaim if we’ve given it away. Mars helps us out here because the warrior planet makes a nice aspect to this full moon called a trine; this gives us a boost of confidence and assertiveness.
Malachite is the stone associated with Scorpio making it the perfect stone to work with during this Scorpio full moon. Meditating with Malachite takes you deeper into yourself and, according to Judy Hall, author of The Crystal Bible, Malachite is merciless in exposing personality imperfections, outgrown patterns, blockages and ties that must be dissolved before you can evolve spiritually. She goes on to say, it requires you to take responsibility for your thoughts, feelings and actions.