• Finding the answers but keeping them to ourselves.

    Only hours before Pluto stations retrograde we will have a Full Moon at 7°06’ Scorpio (antiscion 22°54’ Aquarius).

    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 destroy 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 (5-9° of the fixed signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius), it also depends on the houses involved in your individual chart.

    The traditional dispositor of this lunation is an OOB Mars in the early degrees of Cancer in a separating trine to the Moon itself. Moon and Mars are in mutual reception by Fall and both are in signs that have some difficulty managing rage and anger, the trine aspect could make it much easier for that rage to manifest in the hours preceding the Full Moon. The modern co-ruler of this Scorpio Moon is Pluto, already stationing to retrograde and sextile Neptune in the lunation chart, indicating perhaps a possibility that some kind of secret power is at work or the opportunity to dissolve such power?

    The stellium in Taurus which includes the Sun, Uranus, Venus and Mercury all in a fairly tight conjunction opposes the Moon and thus forms a Fixed T-square to Saturn in Aquarius. With this Moon, dark thoughts and emotions are held tightly to our chests, the Taurus stellium prefers things out in the open and practical, in your face kind of stuff and a strong Venus in its own sign will certainly know how to sugar coat the least nice parts that Moon might be keeping to itself perhaps in a rather unexpected and sudden manner with Sun so close to Uranus. The square to Saturn could lend strength of character and will certainly want to preserve structure and order but will this dampen any hope of moving forward? Seven planets in the Fixed signs and five in Earth element with no planets in Fire indicate unfortunately stagnation and stubbornness.

    Perhaps we should just try to enjoy the simple things in life (Taurus) without investing too much emotionally (Moon in Scorpio). By doing that we could use the energy of Saturn to steady and settle our inner turmoil.

    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.

    Author Raven Kaldera in his book “Moon Phase Astrology” calls this Full Moon the “Priestess’s Moon” he continues in his explanation “the Priestess has been down to the darkness and up again into the light.  She has dragged herself down the path of deep introspection and learned that the best way out is with the aid of Deeper Powers” On this Full Moon he recommends spirituality and meditation and failing that to surround yourself with Nature and contemplate the beauty of it all.

    The Sabian symbol for the Moon at 8° Scorpio “A calm lake bathed in moonlight.” Indicating a quiet openness to higher inspiration.

    For the Sun at 23° Aquarius “A big bear sitting down and waving all its paws.” Indicating the self-discipline which results from an intelligent development of individual faculties under proper training.

    “Ships don’t sink because of the water around them; ships sink because of the water that gets in them.  Don’t let what’s happening around you get inside you and weigh you down.” Accredited to Tiny Buddha



    Kaldera R. (2011) “Moon Phase Astrology” pp. 213-215, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont. USA

    Rudhyar D. (1974) “An Astrological Mandala: the cycles of transformations and its 360 symbolic phases”. pp 196, 263, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA