This Full Moon will occur at 17°20’ Scorpio (antiscion 12°40’ 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 wants to build, Scorpio is the second Water sign and wants to destroy in the attempt to understand and regenerate.
In this Lunation both Moon and Sun are applying easy aspects to Neptune in Pisces (trine Moon, sextile Sun) giving a supernatural feel to this intense Full Moon in the Water element.
Mars, Moon’s dispositor, in Aquarius, squares the Sun and Moon by sign, but not by degree, and does nevertheless still give an edge to the lunation so, although we may feel “other worldly” we still keep our eyes on the ball.
Sun conjunct Mercury in “love-me-do” Taurus might get the words out in a too sickly-sweet manner due to the sextile to Neptune.
Venus, dispositor of the Sun is in Gemini and far OOB in the Northern hemisphere from where it continues to taunt Mars with an applying a trine aspect that never perfects due to the imminent retrograde of Venus when she decidedly turns her back on him.
The effect is certainly more evident when the Full Moon closely aspects any personal planets or angles in your chart (15-20° of the fixed signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius), it also depends on the houses involved in your inindividual chart.
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.
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 18° Scorpio “A path through woods brilliant with multicoloured splendour.” Indicating the exalted feeling of a work well done and a truly consummated life.
For the Sun at 18° Taurus “A woman airing an old bag through the open window of her room.” Indicating the cleansing of ego-consciousness.
For the Moon’s antiscion at 13° Aquarius: “A barometer.” Indicating the ability to discover basic natural facts that allow us to plan in advance for action.
“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
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 82, 202, 256, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA