• On May 10th there will be a Full Moon at 20°24’ in the Fixed, Water sign of Scorpio.

    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 8th-2nd and involves questions such as: the saboteur vs the constructor, temptation vs security, emotional crisis vs calm 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 (2-4° of the fixed signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius), it also depends on the houses involved in your individual chart.

    In Pagan tradition, this is the Flower moon because many flowers bloom in May, after the April downpours. This is a good time for working on commitments, both in spirit and love.

    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.

    Pluto, the ruler of the sign the Moon is in during this Full Moon, is the apex planet of a loose T-square with a Uranus-Jupiter base, transformation and sudden change is still stressfully in the air for many. Sun’s ruler Venus is a singleton (without aspects) in fiery Aries, unwilling to toe the line as far as love, finances and self-worth are concerned.

    The Sabian symbol for the Moon at 21° Scorpio: “Obeying his conscience, a soldier resists order.” Indicating a readiness to face the results of a refusal to follow the authoritarian patterns of an aggressive society.

    For the Sun at 21° Taurus: “A finger pointing to a line in an open book.” Indicating that learning to discern what in your culture and religion is meaningful to you personally.

    “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.” Harvey Fierstein

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


    Thomas’s Old Farmers’ Almanac – circa 1792, https://www.paganspath.com/magik/moonnames.htm accessed on 7th February 2017

    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 83, 204, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA

    Image: Shaman by Susan Sedan Boulet