The Scorpio Full Moon can be a rich metamorphic experience.
Scorpio is a Fixed Water sign. It has a tendency to be persistent in emotional and psychological explorations to understand the bottom-line of anything and everything. Using the principle of alchemy, it merges with what it desires and transforms itself releasing old fears and loss. The ultimate desire for Moon in Scorpio is to merge so completely that the experience of Soul takes over the experience of Ego. There is no more fear. There is no more loss. There is security. There simply is.
In a practical way, on this plane of reality, we can use this Full Moon as a time to look at our deepest fears, or what security means to us especially in relationship to an intimate partnership or our contracts with others. Remember that the Full Moon experience involves others naturally. Here we are bringing to Fullness what we started or intended to start at the last New Moon in Aries, and now we learn the results. Did we stand up for ourselves? How did that work out? Will it trigger emotional responses that lead us to further exploration of our essential needs within relationship or will we notice our Will has become stronger?
The Sun in Taurus is focused on security too. Taurus is the archetype of our essential needs. Part of this includes manifesting physical security, which is determined partly from our personal value system and partly from the practical reality of being human and agreeing to exist in dense matter. We know that the material is made up of very tiny particles vibrating very closely thus creating the shape of a chair, for example. The particles are like magnets that have a pull and a push. The space between them is small and most of us agree to consider a chair one object, rather than many, that gives our tushies relief. If it is an essential need to sit down, we would like to manifest a chair. (If Taurus is on our 2nd house cusp, it should either be functional, beautiful or both. If Libra is on the 2nd, then the chair might look like a partner’s lap.)
This Full Moon we are encouraged to consider the themes of our security needs and where they came from, perhaps come to a resolution to use our Will to heal emotional attachments and habits that no longer serve or are no longer relevant for us in this stage of our lives. It is a Moon that portends the desire to probe into the psychological roots of our fears.
It is auspicious to have the force of Jupiter making a T-Square to this Full Moon, because Jupiter encourages an expanded view point. Jupiter in Leo lends itself to courageously looking at our beliefs, coming from a compassionate heart-centered view. The risky feeling of change lessens as Jupiter resonates with creative solutions and sends teachers who challenge us (with the square) to take advantage rather than mope around at the bottom of the Scorpio well. The full scale force of Jupiter may sweep us away as a lover would; we might be seduced into overhauling our beliefs enthusiastically.
Jupiter and Moon together seek inner peace. Jupiter and the Sun manifest great confidence. When Jupiter isn’t working so well, the teacher becomes a know-it-all. If we are not secure in our own beliefs or are unable to meet our own essential needs, we may overcompensate and take on beliefs that are not our own.
Astrologically the polarity point of Jupiter, in Aquarius, (the other side of the T) says be objective, stand back, pay attention, while the Sun in Taurus, highlights the necessity to be true to our essential needs. Not the needs that come from fear of starvation or lack of abundance, but the essential needs that are revealed in our natal astrological map and in the deepest understanding of ourselves.
We won’t all make or have time to look at life so deeply and so the Universe will send us ways to make it easy for us to have the Moon in Scorpio experience. That may be revealed in the area of finances, intimate relations, more interest in life and death matters, and power struggles. Jupiter enlarges the experience either with the silver lining or the necessary release.
Prior to the Full Moon on the 3rd, Mercury opposes Saturn and we may question or bump up with authority, or engage in more serious philosophical discussion. After the Full Moon on the 4th, Saturn makes the second of three disseminating sesquiquadrates (135 degrees) to Uranus. Globally, there are challenges to come up with new rules to match the changing times. If we looked back to December, we may find the threads in the news and see a return to the same issues toward the end of October. On the 6th, the Sun trines Pluto and there is more focus on financial matters or strengthening the Will.
On the 7th, about half a day before Venus (Aphrodite in Greek mythology) enters protective and home-oriented Cancer, she opposes her half-sister, Pallas Athene (Minerva in Roman mythology), in the last degrees of Gemini/Sagittarius. What can these two female archetypes learn from each other? What do they need to share with each other? Venus, who is known for beauty and love of the arts, in Gemini has the need to be socially stimulated (maybe gossip?) and Pallas Athene, who is known for her wisdom and ability to strategize in battle, is in Sagittarius. Here is a blending of linear and intuitive thinking. It is an interesting image— the two feminine archetypes standing opposite each other, one with the facts or at least information and details, and the other synthesizing the material to envision the next mission.
Looking at the rest of the month, it feels like this exchange between Venus and Pallas, is symbolic of the beginning of another journey to determine Truth versus the Illusion of Truth, Lies, and Misleading or Confusing Exchanges as we get closer to Mercury’s retrograde cycle and the alignments with Neptune.Share, please and thank you.