Full Moon in Scorpio
April 22, 2016 at 1:24 am EST
[4/22/2016 = 4+2+2+2+0+1+6 = 17 = 1 + 7 = 8]
What goes around comes around is the idea behind the number 8. Just like the symbol of infinity, this number embodies endlessness. 8 can be the gift that keeps on giving, or it can represent the shackles of bondage to an oppressive circumstance. The result of the 8 energy depends on how its power is wielded. The get back is only as strong as the put out, sort of like karma. Or exactly like karma. If every action has an equal and opposite reaction, then whoever reads this better act accordingly, or else.
Once this personal responsibility is assumed, 8 can elevate ordinary individuals to executive heights. 8 is related to the archetype of the boss, one who has self-control and well as power of the circumstances of subordinates. Ambition, business, and corporation all fall under the rule of this authoritative number. Not so positively, the number 8 may be cumbersome and sensitive to the pressures of this gravitational existence, so people who identify with this vibration must often fight through fatalism. With discipline and balance, 8 can achieve greatness.
Perhaps the most terrifying card in the deck, Death always elicits extreme reactions when it is pulled. For most people it calls to mind the end of life and the physical body’s inevitable decay, a rude reminder of immortality. When interpreted not-so-literally, however, Death is the truth of transformation and the never-ending cycles of evolution. Just as the snake sheds its skin and the feathers of the bird fly off into the wind, everyone must occasionally begin again. But in order for something to be reborn, it must first die. This is the end of an era.
Some say that energy never dies, though, so maybe this is more of a shift from one form to the next.
The Full Moon is the monthly separation of the Sun [ego, identity, expression] and Moon [empathy, intuition, emotion], as they assume their most distant positions in opposite signs. This great space between our luminary bodies allows for a more comprehensive awareness of the energy that has been building, as the moon is illuminated to maximum capacity, revealing momentarily the mysteries of the creation cycle that once were [and will be again] concealed behind the nocturnal veil. Just as visibility increases to supernatural proportions, the emotional atmosphere is heightened prompting what seem to be unusual experiences and outbursts. The earthly realm becomes a mirror image of this cosmic standoff. Holistic awareness and dynamic self-expression are the blessings of the full moon, but a long overdue confrontation could be the prerequisite roadblock that makes it challenging to receive them. The goal is to recognize hidden facets of self instead of projecting dark revelations onto partners/opponents. Then and only then will personal balance be made possible, and thus all else is resolved. In the meantime, as the opposition builds, be prepared to go back and forth.
As the Sun is in Taurus, the Moon is challenged to fullness by its shift into opposite sign Scorpio. Why is Scorpio considered the opposite of easygoing, pleasure-oriented Taurus?
Ruling Planet: Mars [Traditional]/Pluto [Modern]
Opposite Sign: Taurus
House Association: Eighth House
Day of the Week: Tuesday
Tarot Card: Death
Power, Intensity, Obsession, Paranoia, Horror, Sex, Near Death Experiences, Transformation, Secrets, Other People’s Money, Taxes, Inheritance, Debt, Joint Accounts, Bonds, Legacies
Whereas the Sun in Taurus revolves around the gift of simplicity, twisted complexity is the nature of the Scorpio Moon. Emotional depth, profound investments and transformative exchanges are the subconscious tendencies when the Moon is in Scorpio, the sign that probes the darkest shadows to feel its way around the secrets of sex, death and rebirth. Instead of finding comfort in a static set of values like Taurus, they are constantly fluxing depending on the stakes from moment to moment when Scorpio is in the mix, so even the most prized possession can be left to die if there is something better out there to obsess about. Torn between the solid surface of what is “real” and the alluring feeling of the deeply still waters? A merger of both realities might be in order.
Aside from the Sun [will power] and Moon [instinctual behavior] being opposite, as they are every Full Moon, there are some other notable aspects happening at the climax of our monthly lunar cycle. Venus is less than a degree away from joining in on an exact conjunction with Uranus in Aries. Venus, regarded as the astrological goddess of love, beauty, and social grace, is sure to be shaken and stirred when it meets with Uranus, the Great Awakener and Divine Disruptor. As if relationships weren’t already unstable enough during the push and pull of the Full Moon, they will get a lot crazier with Venus and Uranus together in fire-cracker Aries. Shocking interactions and alienating encounters are to be expected [as if it were possible to predict the unpredictable… LOL], but Venus does lend a charm and style to the anxiety-inducing jolt of which Uranus is the catalyst. This could be the much-needed surge of excitement that brings new life to a stiff, stale arrangement, or conversely it could be an emancipation from some oppressive engagement. At the very least it will be a change of heart. Le freak, c’est chic, or something like that.
Fun Fact 1: This Scorpio Full Moon + Venus/Uranus conjunction in Aries [Scorpio and Aries are both Mars-ruled signs] might be particularly challenging for those who identify most strongly with Venus ruled signs Taurus and Libra. This is a revolution of what has been held near and dear for so long!
Fun Fact 2: Mars and Pluto, Scorpio’s ruling planets, are both Retrograde at the time of the Full Moon. They both went retrograde at the beginning of this week, Sunday and Monday respectively.
All things considered, this Full Moon will be as intense as ever, but it is also a healing moment conducive to shedding outgrown skin to embody a truer expression of what was hidden within, dormant until this awesome occasion. Purge all that is ready to be released, because nothing is meant to last forever, and nobody can’t take nothing to the other side when it comes time to die. As a wise man once said, “What a time to be alive…”