Wednesday, May 10 at 2.43pm PST
This particular full moon is known as 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.
At this full moon, the Sun and Moon stand 180 degrees across from one another in Taurus and Scorpio respectively. The scorpion slinks through moonless black with uncanny percipience. Scorpio is associated with death and all that is intangible. In many ways, this is accurate. The effects of the Full Moon in Scorpio are so all-encompassing and irreversible that it often feels like a part of us has died blissfully in the process. The endings and beginnings rendered by this full moon speak of events from ancient psychic recesses or other lifetimes.
The Full Moon in Scorpio represents shift/transformation. Every time we reach a major turning point or make life-altering decisions, scorpion energy is present.Scorpio lives in the subconscious, particularly the caverns we avoid. At this juncture, Luna wants us to really see and understand.
Scorpio is an agent of inquiry, feeling and desire. She can become trapped in the past, in obsession or fear. Issues of power and control will surface, though not necessarily from without. At its heart, it’s really about Self-control. The scorpion is frequently bedraggled by deep suspicions, but it is perhaps herself whom she does not trust. It is crucial that we push through at this full moon and trust ourselves, shadow and all.
This full moon is about visibility vs. invisibility and quality of life. Both the bull and the scorpion seek total connection, skin-to-skin or soul-to-soul. Scorpio’s power is that of conquering the unknown; the bull’s power is that of nurturing our bodies and physical environment. Taurus, ruled by Venus, lives to listen, facilitate and beautify. She teaches Scorpio that it’s ok to be like a fat cat settling into an overstuffed couch, but we are more likely at this full moon to put Taurean notions on hold and be like Scorpio, investigative diver, creature from the sea of mysteries, exploring what lies beyond.
Luna seethes and roils at the Full Moon in Scorpio. She can be volatile, undeniably intimidating, snarling with Fear itself. Our ego does not like to acknowledge difficult forces as gurus but remember — that’s exactly what they are…!
Luna forms a trine to Neptune at this full moon. The moon and Neptune are both magnificent goddesses and will help smooth over whatever conflict with women is suggested by Scorpio’s influence. I recommend, as always, spending time with women who feed your soul. Unlike other phases falling in Scorpio, this is a good time to be social. Love and emotion flow very freely. Some detour, physical or otherwise, may arise. Neptune is a muddling, confusing force. In any case, change and movement are a must. It’s all about the heart and following it wherever it goes!