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Artist: Danial Ryan
Saturday, May 18 at 5.11pm PST
Sun and Moon oppose one another in Taurus and Scorpio: the axis of all that can be seen, versus all that cannot. Together these two constellations narrate tangibles and intangibles, form and dissolution of form, conscious thought and subconscious desire, straight paths and winding staircases. The May full moon is the Flower Moon or, according to The Farmer’s Almanac, “Mother’s Moon, Milk Moon, and Corn Planting Moon, mark[ing] a time of increasing fertility with temperatures warm enough for safely bearing young, a near end to late frosts, and plants in bloom.” The moon will rise at sunset, peak at midnight and set at sunrise – and this is true all over the world, no matter your time zone.
Scorpio is the infamous plumber of the lower chakras, a submarine from the sea of mystery. She slinks through total darkness, through tombs and invisible oceans. She is an agent of inquiry, manipulation and lust. She is a winged creature, clawing her way out of a chrysalis that has become much too small. But she can become trapped here, in the past, in obsessions and fears.
The lessons of this full moon emanate from ancient recesses of the psyche. Issues of power and control may arise, though not necessarily from without. At its heart, this phase teaches self-control. The scorpion journey is so inescapable and irreversible that it often feels like a part of us has died in the process. This is the great shift, the great transformation of the ugly inner voice, the inner child holding on for dear life, the habit, the addiction.
Scorpio takes us beyond fear, like a tidal wave ripping psychological complexes out by the roots and then carrying us, screaming and naked and bewildered, over a waterfall of change and joy and more change. Taurus is simpler. She nurtures our bodies and the local environs. Taurus is here to work and beautify, to eat and make love, to relax and sigh deeply into her mountain of pillows and blankets and cats.
What gives us peace of mind at this juncture is having all of our material needs covered. This full moon is about quality of life. Both the bull and the scorpion crave skin-to-skin, soul-to-soul connection. They live to indulge, to be comfortable and secure. Together these constellations rule finance, inheritance, property, taxes and material possessions. Many will move to a new home at this full moon.
Have courage, moon children. Now is the time to be strong in the face of change and upset. To all the empaths out there – I see you, I acknowledge the work you are doing for yourselves and others. Those who are sensitive are experiencing increased fatigue and mental drain during these wild times on earth. Protect yourselves energetically. And don’t forget to move – your body can’t naturally produce glutathione (an antioxidant which makes proteins) unless you move. Practice radical self-forgiveness. Take deep breaths. Spend time alone.
Scorpio is often bedraggled by deep suspicions, but it is herself whom she must learn to trust. Push through it, trust yourself, shadow and all. Full moons are high energy and felt not just the day of, but for days before and after. They heighten emotions and intuition, such as women experience before menstruation. During the full moon, we are more likely to overreact. It is our duty to remain calm and non-reactive no matter what. In meditation, focus on the sacral chakra. Weave your web with Scorpio Yoga. To find your personal moon sign, click here.
Mantra: I surrender