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Full Moon [27 Scorpio 38]
London – May 18 2019 (22:11 GMT+1))
New York – May 18 2019 (17:11 GMT-4)
Sydney – May 19 2019 (07:11 GMT+10)
The Moon is currently reaching its monthly peak, swelling in size night by night. This month, the Full Moon takes place in the deep & dark water sign, Scorpio, the star sign linked to healing, regeneration & transformation.
Scorpio rules sex, money, death & rebirth and all things taboo. It’s linked to the psyche and what’s hidden. Scorpio’s keyword is power, whether you use it to good or bad effect. We’re hanging out in the underworld when we’re in Scorpio’s domain.
Full Moon Energy
Full Moons are a time when emotions are heightened and important matters can be brought to completion. The light of the Full Moon is exposing, sometimes confrontational.
In Scorpio, you can enter into the dark, untouched places releasing emotions that have been hidden away or ignored. You encounter the shadow side of life. By digging deep, you find the part of yourself that’s fearless, authentic and real.
This is not always a comfortable place to be. If you are a Scorpio or have Scorpio planets in your chart, you might already understand that a journey through the underworld can unearth hidden riches. When you explore and embrace all of life, the dark as well as the light, you tend to emerge wiser and stronger for the experience.
Cycle of Life & Death
The cycle of life and death is clearly shown through the opposite signs of Taurus and Scorpio. During this Full Moon, the Sun is in the earth sign Taurus linked to nature and growth and the Moon is in the water sign Scorpio linked to death, also rebirth. Regeneration, compost, the eternal cycle of life and death which is never-ending.
The Full Moon in Scorpio can highlight where you need to be healed and where best to channel your own healing abilities. You might uncover issues around power or where you feel powerless. You might discover where you’re in control and where you can tap into your own inner power to accomplish incredible feats.
Venus/Uranus [4 degrees Taurus]
There are two other key factors to note during this Full Moon weekend. Firstly, there’s a Venus/Uranus conjunction on the same day as the Full Moon. Venus rules love and money, art and beauty. It’s strong in Taurus.
Uranus is the planet of the unexpected. Put the two together and love is potentially exciting & unpredictable, fast & furious. Liaisons may begin swiftly and sweep you off your feet or can end quickly too.
Moon/Mars Mutual Reception
Also, Mars rules this Full Moon as the traditional ruler of Scorpio. Mars is now in Cancer which means that the Moon and Mars are in mutual reception, i.e. in each other’s sign of rulership. This means they’re working together, united in a common cause. You can read this astrology in different ways.
One current example is that Cancer rules the womb and Mars, ruling men, is interfering in women’s business. This shows up clearly in the men who are inflicting their control on women’s bodies in the outrageous abortion laws in Alabama.
Yet, women, represented by Venus, are strong in Taurus. Plus, they have the power of the internet/social media and the collective, represented by Uranus. Stand up for what you believe in this weekend. Take care of the earth, Taurus, and nurture women’s rights, Venus/Uranus.
It’s a heady mix of planetary activity during this weekend’s Full Moon. Emotional and passionate, intense and surprising. May it play out in your own life in ways that are thrilling and exciting. This is what I wish for you.
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We all need to seek peace and quiet on occasion, and this Full Moon at 27° 39′ Scorpio on 18 May 2019, 02:12 PM PDT creates the perfect atmosphere for taking time away from the turbulence of daily life. All but one planet, Jupiter in Sagittarius, are in earth and water signs that are usually happiest in a calm environment. There is determination to spare with the fixed sign emphasis, so tackle a big, dirty project and stick with it until it’s completed.
We have a smooth ride on this Full Moon, in part because both of Scorpio’s rulers are well aspected. Pluto in Capricorn is sextile the Scorpio Moon and trine the Taurus Sun-Mercury. Mars, now in watery Cancer, is happily sextile a Venus-Uranus conjunction in Taurus.
The combination of the Taurus Sun, Mercury and Pluto lends itself much better to introspection and contemplation than a whirlwind of social activities. Mercury in Taurus likes to keep communications simple and to the point, while Pluto’s influence encourages us to dig deep within to discover why we do what we do. The Scorpio Moon is inclined to be secretive at best and prefers solitude to crowds. The synergy created by these four planets working together is perfect for gaining true understanding of our inner workings, something very necessary to becoming a better, more confident human being.
Coming up with truly creative ways to celebrate our love is possible with Venus conjoining Uranus in sensual Taurus, both sextile to sensitive Mars in Cancer. Look for ways to express appreciation that don’t involve words as both Taurus and Cancer are better with tangible gestures than flowery phrases.
Don’t forget to keep an eye out for favorable investment opportunities that are off the beaten track too. This is the first time Venus has conjoined Uranus in Taurus and the perfect opportunity to figure out what this will mean going forward.
A subtle but powerful influence at work is Saturn in Capricorn widely sextile Neptune in Pisces. It’s always a ‘win-win’ scenario when we can come up with practical yet compassionate solutions for societal problems . . . something there is never a shortage of.
The only hard aspect in this lunation chart is the waxing square between Jupiter in Sagittarius and Neptune in Pisces. The effects can run from irrational exuberance to depressing confusion, all due to a marked lack of clarity. When this aspect has finally run its course (last square is at 17° on September 21), what will be revealed when the fog lifts is not going to be pretty. Double and triple checking facts using several different sources may help us avoid the worst damage.
Other than the rather muddled Jupiter-Neptune square, the overall energy on the Scorpio Full Moon is smoothly flowing, like a deep, clear river. We should have no trouble focusing our energies on whatever task we need to accomplish with the minimum of fuss and bother. There is nothing to fear either . . . Scorpio can be intense but prefers to heal rather than harm, so please relax and go with the flow.
Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.
Image: Full Moon © MichiLauke
DC Horoscope: Solar Eclipse December 14, 2020 11:16:26 am est Washington DC @23Sag08 10th house; Solar Hour; one retrograde planet: unaspected Uranus @7Tau07 Rx in 2nd house of the National Treasury (see chart, center upper). Ascendant 29AQ01, a critical or crisis degree, and conjunct the natal Descendant degree of Donald Trump so his natal ASC conjunct royal Regulus and natal Mars set in this