Full Moon in Scorpio on 18th May 2019


The Moon in Astrology

The Moon represents our internal world of emotions, feelings, inner security, deepest personal needs, the unconscious and intuition.   Our feelings of inner safety come from what is familiar to us.  This represents subconscious patterns previously developed which have become instinctual relating to our past. 

The Moon is also associated with our mother or our most nurturing parent, our inner mother, our inner child (Moon’s energy is strongest in childhood), home, ancestors or the past and family.  It is receptive, responsive and reflective while protective, reacting instinctively and spontaneously.

When we look at our natal chart, the placement of our moon will disclose how we see ourselves, our emotional tendencies and what archetypal patterns are operating under the surface.  It also tells us how we protect ourselves and how we make ourselves feel safe and comfortable always ensuring feelings of safety.

The Moon rules the sensitive sign of Cancer and the 4th House which is one of the cardinal signs that moves us from past to future on a moment to moment basis. This is due to of the Nodes of the Moon; the South Node (past what is familiar) and North Node (future where new experiences await).  Depending on where your Moon’s Node positions are in your natal chart, your Moon position will tell you how you transition between the two or from past to future. 

In your natal chart (the time of your birth) the Moon’s location tells you your emotional tendencies while the Moon’s current location as it moves across the sky impacts on our feelings and behaviour in the present. She speaks to us through our feelings and emotions.

The Moon is Reflective. 

Our feelings of security are created through consistent and familiar behaviour, reflecting back to us a constant reality.  Because of these feelings of  familiarity, it produces a sense of belonging that nurtures and protects us in turn giving us inner security. 

The Moon in our natal chart will tell you how you see yourself and how you nurture yourself emotionally.  As we go through life we are continually in a process of evolution and it is through our emotional body we grow and mature, not through our intellect.  It is no wonder that the Moon’s natural home is in Cancer, 4th House where we seek our inner security with the opposite of Capricorn being where we seek outer security and maturity.

Dysfunctional Side of The Moon

Because the Moon symbolizes our feelings it’s important to address the shadow or dysfunctional side of the Moon as well.  Best described as emotionally self-indulgent, timid, wishy-washy, over reactive, moody, lazy, indecisive and imaginative.  Pure emotion.   If unhealthy or distorted imagination is fuelled by pure emotion it leads to feelings of emptiness and irrationality.

About the Sign of Scorpio

Scorpio is the most intense signs of the zodiac, deep and passionate never satisfied with what is presented on the surface it will dig deeper and deeper to get to the riches below.

It will examine the details of your life that really needs to change.  Intensity and devoted to its goal of transforming itself over and over to ultimately become as insightful as imaginable.

Scorpio demands courage and to be fearless, you must be prepared to be brutally honest to look at all the details so the transformation can take place to empower you.

Scorpio has the ability to draw us in with its magnetic and passionate intensity, it can almost feel it sees into our very soul.  Scorpio can become jealous and controlling if its passion gets a hold.  It is said that Scorpio is the suffering sign of the zodiac because it feels so incredibly deeply it suppresses its feelings to the point of such intensity it will lash out at others but hurting itself by keeping its emotions contained.

Scorpio rules birth and death, it tells us that some things must be put to rest so new opportunities can enter our life.   Scorpio can be secretive, obsessive, sensitive, sexy, intuitive, intense, investigative and competitive.

Key Scorpio Facts:

  • Scorpio Ruling Planet:  Pluto (Lord of the Underworld, death and rebirth, regeneration, transformation, intimacy)

  • Scorpio Shadow: distrusting, jealous, secretive, violent, manipulative, destructive

  • Scorpio Ruling House:  8th House:  death, taxes, other people’s money, inheritance, power   

  • Scorpio Symbol:   The Scorpion

  • Scorpio Medical Ruler:  sexual organs in both male and female, PMS, menstruation

  • Scorpio Element: Water

  • Scorpio Modality: Fixed (persistent, consistent)

  • Scorpio Counterbalancing Sign:  Taurus

Full Moon in Scorpio

No matter where our Sun or Moon is in our Natal Chart (Birth Chart), we are all effected by the Full Moon in Scorpio.

The Full Moon in Scorpio is the most intense of all the Full Moons, it helps you to change what you need to in your life or what you need to let go of.  There can be extreme emotions and upsets at this time, giving your relationships and finances a shake-up.  This is good news as the Scorpio Full Moon will create the opportunity to eradicate those unhealthy habits or people whose time has come.

 This Full Moon in Scorpio is very emotional and may cause explosive interactions in your relationships especially if you are in a rut.  Try to become aware that this can continue over several days so instead of reacting you’ll be able to respond instead.  If emotions arise and you can catch yourself, it’s best to feel the emotions and if you can, allow them to subside.  Bottling them in will cause great stress in your body. 

This is the time to let go of anything that is not serving you anymore, including people, it is a time of regeneration and rebirth.   Take this time to look at an unhealthy relationship, situation or job.  The Scorpio Full Moon will help you examine it in detail, be brutally honest with yourself and you can decide whether it’s time to walk away, resign (maybe even start your own business) or to look at it from a new perspective to have the passion to rebirth it in a different way.

 At this time the Scorpio Full Moon faces the Sun in Taurus, it’s opposite sign. Both these signs correlate with our deep emotional intricacies.  The Full Moon in Scorpio can send us down to depths of despair getting caught up in an emotional frenzy while gentle, patient Taurus will ground us putting the brakes on to slow us down showing us our true value in making life simple again. 

Suggestions for You to Do During the Scorpio Full Moon

  • Meditate

  • Take time out to relax, walk on the beach, long soothing bath, massage

  • Don’t be rushed, give yourself time to consider

  • Do some meditation to help with inner peace

  • See what you recycle or upcycle

  • If you are feeling amorous and you are eager for sex, now is the time

  • Are you obsessive about anything, creating feelings of intensity

  • Share your secrets with a trusted friend or someone you feel safe with to let it out

  • Look at what’s holding you back from doing what you want

How the Full Moon in Scorpio Coincides with Your Cycle

Week 1:

A welcome feeling of relief describes this week perfectly creating a space or window of time to recover from the previous week.  Take this week to examine closely a situation that needs to change in your life.  This could range from an unhealthy relationship to a job that is no longer working for you.  You may have to consider letting go of a lover, friend or job or you also may consider looking at a relationship e from a different point of view to give some passion to it.  Scorpio demands courage and the Full Moon will illuminate what is no longer useful to you, so you can let it go to make way for the new.

Week 2:

With laser like focus this week, the Full Moon in Scorpio will help you look into the details of your life.  Your energy, mood and brain power will be in full swing bringing feelings of excitement.  Ideal to look at your goals this week to see if they need a change in direction as you will be ready to fully embrace that change. If you feel fear, this is the time to face your fears, look at how things truly are and if they are not as you like them to be you can start anew by releasing any negative emotions that are holding you back. Sex will be easier this week, physical changes takes place in a woman’s body to not only make her desirable but to feel desirable. The magnetic energy of Scorpio can be irresistible as can the romantic intensity.

Week 3: 

This will be the beginning of a different week for you, moodiness and alone time may be on the cards for necessary rest and reflection.  It is a good idea to prepare for PMS and with the Full Moon in Scorpio next week could see an intense emotional time.  Emotions like the blues and being in the doldrums will be intensified in this week so have something prepared as a safe haven to help you through.

 Week 4:  

This is will be extremely challenging for women who suffer from PMS.  It is difficult even in the best of times but when you combine the intensity of the Scorpio Full Moon you need to watch your temper and be aware of your emotional reactions.

Watch for stressful thoughts creeping in, these can create a continuous loop of obsessive thinking leading to intense emotional behaviour.  If this occurs during this week, the emotions will find a way out, trying to keep them contained is exhausting.   Have a plan in place to give this emotional build up a way out, exercise, being with nature even being comforted by your pet can help.  Rash decisions can be made in this week so “BE AWARE”.  

***If this stressful thinking continues it may be the greatest clue to look at thoughts especially if you’ve had them before.  For this you need a system and process, look at The Work of Byron Katie to help free you of this torment and anguish.


*** The Full Moon in Scorpio will activate a certain part of your chart and you will see which part of your life will be most affected.

As always, it is recommended you take time to do meditation, look at your nutrition and what you are putting into your body and how it’s making you feel.

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