Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Full Moon in Scorpio

Astrology is a language.  If you understand this language, the sky speaks to you. --Dane Rudhyar

Some Native Americans call the Full Moon of May is known as the Full Flower Moon for the reason that at this time of year, the flowers spring forth in abundance during the spring. The May Full Moon is also known as the Seed Moon since in May the earth is becoming fertile again, and it is time to begin sowing crops.   Some Algonquin tribes knew this full Moon as the Corn Planting Moon or the Milk Moon.  As part of the seasonal calendar May is the time of the ‘Hare Moon’ according to Pagan belief and the period described as the ‘Moon of the Shedding Ponies’ by Black Elk. This was because when the warm days of May came around, the horses would shed their winter coats. 

The Full Moon occurs when the Sun is opposite the Moon, and brings about the need for balance and integration. This month's Full Moon is in Scorpio, opposite the Sun in Taurus. Taurus is the opposite of Scorpio for where Scorpio is intense, Taurus seeks peace and serenity.  The Scorpio Moon is a Water Moon; it is feminine, fruitful, cold, and moist.  Taurus deals with security;  Scorpio deals with transformation and change.   Hence, you might feel a push and pull between the stubbornness of Taurus the Bull and the Scorpions need to get rid of things.

The Moon is in its fall in Scorpio,
so your emotional responses will be intense, enhanced and volatile.  Emotional needs will be magnified so there’s a  possibility that emotions have been building over the past couple weeks, so notice them before you react. In fact, during this time it might be wise for to hold back from intense emotional encounters, especially those that might turn negative. Power plays may arise, and others may become upset. 

The Full Moon in Scorpio normally is a magical time of regeneration and rebirth. Scorpio rules over those areas of life that are normally hidden from view, such as our subconscious mind, our shadow self. It is in Scorpio where we find the deep dark well of our obsessions, our emotional pain...the betrayals, losses, wounds of the past.  The Full Moon in Scorpio symbolizes a light brought to those dark places.  Scorpio can also help us to release those dark feelings, and you may decide to use this time to address issues from our buried past...or face the truth about things that you may have been avoiding. Watch for the release of hidden emotions that you no longer need.

Think of some parts of your life you would like to be healed. Make a strong link with your Higher Self and ask for the strength and hope to transform that part of yourself. Establish a firm intention that during the next few days the door will open to healing this part of you - whether a healer, therapist, self-help book or some new strength and insight that wells up from within. Imagine yourself opening up to a healing energy from spiritual sources and take in as much of this powerful healing energy as you need.

Finish with the affirmation, “I accept my capacity to transform my life.”--
from Donna Cunningham, ‘Moon Signs’


  1. I planted my potatoes by this wonderful moon...

  2. Haha, I'm a Scorpio... Transformation, change and the need to get rid of things...so me!