The Full Moon at 20’ Scorpio 24 on May 10th 2017 by Margaret Gray

“How does one become butterfly?’ Pooh asked pensively.
‘You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar,’ Piglet replied.
‘You mean to die?’ asked Pooh.
‘Yes and no,’ he answered. ‘What looks like you will die, but what’s really you will live on.” 
― A.A. Milne

Key Planetary Energies today:

The energy of this very intense Full Moon in Scorpio is enhanced by the sextile to its ruler Pluto in Capricorn (1’ orb). Meanwhile the True Nodes have just changed from the Virgo/Pisces axis to the Leo/Aquarius axis, Mars in Gemini is exactly square Neptune in Pisces, Jupiter in Libra is quincunx Neptune in Pisces and Saturn in Sagittarius is finally moving away from the square to Chiron in Pisces (1’). Not forgetting of course that Mercury is still conjunct Uranus in Aries as well as trine Saturn in Sagittarius!

Some of the Core Themes of this Full Moon:

This intense Full Moon pulls us into the deep realms of our unconscious, as well as the collective unconscious. Its purpose is transformation, leading to completion and regeneration. The transformation is likely to occur in whichever areas of your life the Full Moon and transiting Pluto are traveling through right now in your chart! In the Scorpionic realms of this Full Moon the key themes of Passion and Power are likely to rise to the surface to be explored. Without self-empowerment there can be no real passion and without passion there is little incentive to become self-empowered! That is the conundrum at the heart of the Scorpionic energy!

Meanwhile, Mars the traditional ruler of Scorpio squares Neptune in Pisces encouraging us to activate our dreams. This is further enhanced by Jupiter aspecting Neptune.
The Mercury/Uranus conjunction coming to an end is likely to draw a sigh of relief from many of us as the energy has felt so jagged and anxiety provoking! However, the two planets are still in a close conjunction for another week. Using this energy to find ways to communicate honestly and directly can be helpful although it can be challenging to avoid being inadvertently abrasive at this time!

With the Nodal axis shifting into Leo/Aquarius, the themes of service versus sacrifice which we have been dealing with over the past 18 months will be replaced by self/individuality versus the group/collective. The pull and push between heart and mind are also likely to come to the fore with these two signs. This new axis is particularly important if you were born with the North/South Node in Leo/Aquarius or vice versa, as you will be prompted to let go of your South Node and move into your North Node energy.

This New Moon will particularly resonate if your Sun, Moon and/or angles are between 18’ and 22’ Scorpio, Taurus, Aquarius and/or Leo.

Some suggestions for this Full Moon:
1. Choose a creative art you enjoy – poetry, music, dance…and pick a piece that is brimming with passion to listen, read, play, dance to…
2. Do a drawing that describes the balance between your heart and mind – notice which one is bigger – no judgement!
3. Keep a note of your dreams for a few days – is there a common theme?
4. How awake is your passion right now? How might you best express it?
5. Where does this Full Moon land in your Birth Chart? What seeks to be transformed?

This Full Moon in Relationships:
Feel free to listen to the YouTube Recording by Armand Diaz and myself on the Full Moon in Scorpio and Relationships:
Legal Copyright of Margaret Gray April 2017 MSW D.Psych. Astrology

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