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“Why do you love the moon so?”
She asked, peering at me over her glasses, sipping coffee from one of those mugs that allow you to hug them with your whole hands.
“The moon connects me to the gentle flow of life, to the remembrance of my own cycles, physical and emotional, to staying mindful of the fact that I am nature. She is my faithful compass. When I am in touch with the cosmos, I am in touch with myself.”
I am quite intimate with moons in Scorpio, with my sun and moon in the same sign.
Whenever a Scorpio moon transits my life, I find myself in times of deep introspection and soon after, change. Perhaps you too are under the gravitational pull of present cosmic conditions.
Here is what you can expect from this month’s full moon:
If a moon was ever both expansive and grounding, this is it!
On May 18th, the full moon in Scorpio shines awareness on areas dealing with revelation and transformation. Saturn, Pluto, retrograde in Capricorn, add in elements of grounding and earthy sensibility.
Whether your relationship with the moon is practical or poetic, its movements through the heavens will touch something of your watery nature. It is a fact that we, like the ocean, are affected by gravity, and that gravity is affected by the moon. The deeper one allows for the mystical connections between humanity and forces of nature, the more we can create mindful rituals for our everyday lives.
We all have certain rituals. They may involve coffee, or meditation, or the way we do our laundry. I like rituals that call in the mysteries. They keep me aware of something deeper than my own worries, expectations, or mundane happenings. Indeed, with Luna as my ally, I acknowledge that the mundane is mystery as much as it is what shapes my existence.
The full moon is illuminating. It is a culmination. We are attracted to it because deep down we crave to know ourselves better. Scorpio knows exactly how to scuttle through the caverns of our inner being, how to excavate through those shadows and find a way to existential transformation.
What I love about following Luna through her phases is how she mimics our own unfolding. Just before the new moon we emerge from the one day a month when we can rest in complete shadow. The dark moon on May 4th brought the perfect energy for stillness and contemplation. It was a momentary pause on the treadmill of life, permission to just be and forgo action.
Since then, each sliver of the waxing moon awoke new dream seeds. It stirred us into planting those seeds somewhere within our consciousness. Each cycle of the moon is like a mini year. Spring at new moon, summer at full moon, autumn at waning moon, winter at dark moon. We wax, we wane, we open and fold, we cocoon, we transform.
Although Scorpio is a water sign, it is also a fixed sign. It has flow but desires stability. The moon and Scorpio are natural partners. They evoke and hold space in a most magical manner.
Pay attention to relationships at this full moon. Where are they stripping down in order to elevate your connection with each other? Are you hiding or ignoring words that need speaking? What needs holding to the light? Oh, this is not the time to pretend that what you feel to be true in your bones can be covered over by busy, busy, busy. Sit down with your partner, mother, brother, friend, and be real. This is the perfect time to listen to each other.
If you are working on a project of some sort, a manifestation that has been brewing for some time now, a vision that is ready to be birthed, what details need tending? Be grounded, feet firmly on the pulse of things; be practical, but also be courageous. This is not the time to skip over details, as those planets in Capricorn will remind you. There is plenty of opportunity to see things as they are, not as you imagine or hope them to be. While the light is pure, take responsibility for what is yours to own.
Scorpio is enamored with death and rebirth. If things, people, or opportunities are falling away right now, don’t worry, there is a natural process at work. It may look like disaster now, and you may be scared out of your wits. Scorpio will test your metal, to be sure. It will also provide the ground for resurrection. Practice maitri (loving-kindness) toward yourself, and lay aside struggle in favor of knowing that what is in this moment is perfect medicine.
The sensual, sexual influence of Scorpio during this full moon pertains to how we engage with pleasure and passion. Pleasure and passion are not always sexual in nature, as we can experience both in many aspects. However, let us not ignore the rawness of life, the drive of carnal instincts, that which truly moves and inspires us. Scorpio loves nothing more than to remind us of our animal instincts. We can inject that kind of heightened feeling into work or play right now or, if we are to be literal, let this moon inspire your lust.
When Luna is full, I open my arms to the cosmos and call down her promise of immense possibility.
While I live for my own fulfillment, my own purpose, I also want to know how I can be of service. In what way can I find meaning by finding meaning in others? How can I be present to the whole of humanity? The wholeness of the moon reflects my own being, it reminds me that while I may sometimes be in shadow, I am always whole. I can find compassion for myself and others as I reflect on the journey of the moon.
The moon puts me in touch with everyday magic, that of seeing myself and others in the natural order of things.
This moon in Scorpio is a priestess of revelation—but she cannot do the work alone. What remains for us is to sit quietly under her wisdom and be willing to be illuminated and transformed, in a continual cycle of seasons upon our soul.
Full moon blessings, Wild Ones.