• Full Moon in ScorpioFULL MOON IN SCORPIO

    There will be a Full Moon at 04°18’ in the Fixed, Water sign of Scorpio (antiscion 25°42’Aquario).

    The dispositors of the Moon in Scorpio are Mars (traditional) and Pluto (modern). The lunation is in a separating T-square with modern ruler Pluto. A T-Square in the Fixed signs with a Pluto apex indicates that our head (Sun – leaders) and our heart (Moon – people) are both pulling in opposite directions and Pluto squaring both these planets implies a dilemma between the wilfull desire to obtain the desired goals through sheer force (our leaders) and the need to not abuse the use of power in order to do that (the people). The fixity of the signs involved indicates much stubbornness and staying power on both sides of the opposition. Pluto, the only planet in the Air signs in this chart, is also conjunct Fixed Star Altair which, according to Robson confers boldness and unyieldingness in positions of command with the possibility of being guilty of bloodshed. Moon is exalted in the sign of Taurus where the Sun is to be found so it seems like the people are being held in high consideration by our leaders but Moon is in fall in Scorpio, a weak position ruled by and in the triplicity of Mars, its traditional ruler. Unfortunately, Mars in Pisces has dignity only by triplicity and is approaching a conjunction with Neptune as well as separating from sextile to Jupiter and Uranus. On the part of the people there may have been attempts at freedom in the days before the lunation however, energy is now being scattered and is unfocused in the upcoming conjunction to Neptune which is also conjunct Fixed Star Scheat and as such considered unfortunate.

    In the lunation chart, Saturn is on the degree of the transiting Lunar nodes giving it a special importance in this chart. Saturn is also c//Venus – a restriction or limitation of sorts of our resources.

    Full Moons are also known to be times when things climax, when we decide that enough is enough for certain aspects of our life because we avert an intensified conflict between two major areas of our life and we need to find a way to honour both.

    They shine a light on the area that is “hidden” and in this case, in traditional astrology, all matters concerning the 8th house and the sign of Scorpio. The axis involved is the 2nd-8th and involves questions such as: the constructor vs the saboteur, security vs temptation, calm vs emotional crisis etc. Taurus is the first Earth sign and he wants to build, Scorpio is the second Water sign and wants to break down in the attempt to understand and regenerate.

    The effect is certainly more evident when the Full Moon closely aspects any personal planets or angles in your chart 01-07° of the fixed signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius), it also depends on the houses involved in your individual chart.

    I suggest that we use the light of this Full Moon to illuminate where we can create more comfort and ease in our lives relinquishing those things (or persons) that no longer make us smile. Let’s search for our own personal pot of gold by digging deep inside ourselves to find what we really need in life to feel good.

    The Sabian symbol for the Moon at 05° Scorpio: “A massive rocky shore resists the pounding of the sea.” Indicating the inertia of all institutionalised procedures:

    For the antiscion at 26° Aquarius: “A garage man testing a car’s battery with a hydrometer.” Indicating skill in applying knowledge of natural laws to the solution of everyday problems resulting from life in our technological society.

    For the Sun at 05° Taurus: “A widow at an open grave.” Indicating the impermanence of all material and social bonds.

    “I thought about how there are two types of secrets: the kind you want to keep in, and the kind you don’t dare to let out.” Ally Carter

    What’s peaking for you on this Full Moon? Where do you need to dig deeper?


    Rudhyar D. (1974) “An Astrological Mandala: the cycles of transformations and its 360 symbolic phases”. pp 73, 194, 265, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA