Full Moon in Scorpio
Today’s Full Moon, the so-called Pink Moon because she smiles down on April’s flowering phlox subulata (a pink wildflower) is the first of two Supermoons. The next one will be May 26th.
This Full Moon in Scorpio is anchored down in Pluto-ruled underground waters. This is a Moon of deep feelings that reminds us that one of the creatures associated with Scorpio is the snake. The other creatures, the scorpion, eagle and phoenix may very well play a part during this lunar phase but the otherworldly serpent will rule supreme. Snakes have long been associated with the Feminine Principle and the Underworld. Symbols of transformation, healing and wisdom the serpent is an invitation to shed old skin and emerge renewed.
Pluto, who has stationed (appears not to be moving) and is preparing to retrograde tomorrow is the ruler of this lunation. Pluto demands change and today’s Supermoon will amplify and illuminate the area of your life that must undergo change or is already in the process of evolving. Look at the house in which Scorpio sits in your chart for clues as to what area in your life is undergoing a deep and necessary transformation.
Pluto is assisting us in becoming aware of where and to whom we give our power away and why. This is not an easy Full Moon but can be considered magickal if you are willing to heal and release. Fixed signs, Aquarius, Taurus, Leo and Scorpio are going to feel this lunation the most. If you are a Fixed sign (Sun or Rising) you are stubbornly holding on to people and things that have fulfilled their spiritual commitment and must now be released. Let them go.
To be aware of serpent energy is to be aware of our primal energy and unconscious drives. What are you repressing? Scorpio themes of sex, other people’s money, debt and death (unresolved grief for example) may come up.
Lastly, Scorpio is also the sign associated with the laws of cycles. Take a moment tonight to reflect on how you honour the cycles of your life. This is an excellent Full Moon for cleansing and releasing.