On Saturday, May 18, a cathartic full moon will adorn the night sky in the taboo-loving sign of Scorpio, while its powerful planetary ruler Pluto sits alongside Saturn, and the South Node in structured Capricorn. With both of these malefic planets retrograde, we are being asked to revisit our previously-set structures, and that which gives us an innate sense of power. However, before I reveal to you how this will be affecting us, both personally and collectively, let’s take a closer look at the essence of smoldering Scorpio, as it is the lightest light and the darkest dark combined. Scorpio is fixed water, and its power stems from the ability to remain emotionally invested, and intensely intimate, in all situations. It is the scorpion emerging from the darkest corners of our psyche, revealing all that is hidden beneath the surface such as death, sex, and transformation, but it is also a symbol of power and transcendence, like the phoenix rising from its own ashes. Now, while the majority of us perceive the energy of Scorpio to be intimidating, and complex, it is where we surrender, and ultimately merge with another mind, body, and soul. We feel vulnerable in the dark, but this is where our power lives.
The moon is a symbol of our inner world, and when she reaches her fullest potential, our emotional body becomes super-charged with her magical ebb and flow. Now, while I would normally suggest to bask in the moonlight, and honor mother moon’s majestic presence, I don’t advise that you do so during this full moon, as it can be energetically overwhelming, and worst case scenario, detrimental to your spiritual well-being. As I previously mentioned, the essence of Scorpio is both the lightest light, and the darkest dark, and the energy of this lunation is holding us accountable for our emotions. What I’m trying to say is, this full moon is equivalent to a spiritual purge; therefore, it’s important that we behave accordingly. In the meantime, don’t be afraid to embrace your darkness. Give yourself permission to acknowledge your vulnerability, as it is gentle and pure. Confront your innermost demons, because we all have them. The shadows you continuously sweep under the rug belong to you, no matter how horrid and taboo-like. Nurture yourself in the light, and the dark. The more we tune into the mysterious crevices in our subconscious, and rid ourselves of toxicity, and negative social conditioning, the less weight we will have on our shoulders.
When the moon is full, it is sitting directly opposite the sun, which is a symbol of both masculine and feminine energies, as well as a call for spiritual balance. Taurus is a symbol of abundance, earth, and the physical form; Scorpio is its polar opposite, and a representation of death, transformation, and the underworld. The sun in Taurus is currently shedding light on our deepest (Scorpio) desires, but before we are given permission to possess that which we unconsciously desire, we need to reflect on whether or not we are emotionally equipped to manifest the abundance we crave. What are you ready to let go of? How can you upgrade vibrationally, and transcend your emotional reality? There are a number of harmonious aspects playing a role in this lunation, but beyond its healing influences, there is a theme of deconditioning, given the Pluto-Saturn Rx conjunction in Capricorn. Moreover, with Scorpio’s traditional ruler Mars’ recent shift into sensitive Cancer, and Venus’ conjunction with Uranus in Taurus, there is a portal within our emotional vulnerability. This energy is also helping us nourish our soul via one-on-one exchanges, and intimate unions. Power breakthroughs are upon us all, especially in regard to our values, and relationships. Let it breathe.
See your full moon horoscope and reflection below:
Take a deep breath, Aries. With la luna igniting your smoldering eighth house of intimate unions, and shared resources, you’re coming face-to-face with your shadow self, and likely experiencing deep spiritual epiphanies in the process. Given that this area of your chart has everything to do with merging, and surrender, some of you might decide to finalize a joint investment, or perhaps discover something that’s been lingering beneath the surface for quite some time. Needless to say, this is both a pivotal, and opportune, moment to transform. In the meantime, think back to the new moon in November 2018, and reflect on the following, Aries: How have you evolved emotionally? Are you embracing that which makes you feel vulnerable?
Are you ready to seal the deal, Taurus? With the full moon activating your seventh house of partnerships, and one-on-one relationships, you’re likely experiencing a powerful breakthrough with a significant other, whether it be for business or pleasure. Mother moon is putting a spotlight on your interpersonal skills, relatability, and general sense of compromise. While some of you decide to move forward, and make things official, others might very well decide to part ways. In the meantime, think back to the new moon in November 2018, and reflect on the following, Taurus: Should you continue investing your time, and energy, into your current relationship(s)? What have you learned about yourself in the process?
Spring cleaning much, Gemini? With la luna shaking up your responsible sixth house of health, routine, and due diligence, you could suddenly come face-to-face with your shadow self, or should I say, other twin? This area of your chart has everything to do with your physical well being, and day-to-day life, and Mother moon will be shedding light on everything that needs tweaking. You can’t keep postponing your doctor’s appointments, Gemini. The consequences of your bad habits will be front and center during this time, and there will be no more sweeping under the rug. Better late than never, right Gemini? In the meantime, think back to the new moon in November 2018, and reflect on the following: Where are you most consistent? How can you integrate this energy into your wellness routine?
Tap into your sultry muse, Cancer. This powerful lunation will illuminate your flirtatious fifth house of creativity, romance, and individuality. Nurture your inner child. La luna is also bringing you deep closure and clarity, in regard to a passion project, love affair, and that which brings you joy. Remember, the phases of the moon affect you more than most, as it is your planetary ruler, so make sure to use this energy wisely. This is really seductive energy, especially for those of you trying to conceive, so make lots of love, sweet Cancer. Otherwise, feel free to channel your inner Frida Khalo! (She was a Cancer, too!) In the meantime, think back to the new moon in November 2018, and reflect on the following: What inspires you, sexually and creatively? How can you keep this passion alive?
Take care of you, Leo. With the full moon activating your domestic fourth house of home, family, and soul foundation, you’re likely experiencing deep clarity in regard to your emotional world, and general sense of security. When was the last time you took a day off, Leo? Mother moon is shedding light on that which brings you deep fulfillment, both personally and professionally. Who knows, some of you might decide to declutter your entire living space, or perhaps play the role of life coach for a loved one. Needless to say, your emotional security, and comfort, will be top of mind during this time. In the meantime, think back to the new moon in November 2018, and reflect on the following: Is your day-to-day routine emotionally fulfilling? How have you been balancing your home and professional life?
Your words are razor sharp, Virgo. With la luna igniting your chatty third house of communication, thought process, and immediate community, your conversations will be swirling with intensity, and passion. Got something you’d like to get off your chest, Virgo? This lunation is no holds barred, so make sure to think before you speak. Nevertheless, this is an excellent time to air out your dirty laundry, and declutter your mind from whatever’s been holding you back. All things related to your local community, and collaborations, will also be highlighted during this time. In the meantime, think back to the new moon in November 2018, and reflect on the following, Virgo: What’s been weighing on your mind as of late? How can you liberate yourself from the negative self-talk?
You’re worth it, Libra. This full moon is shaking up your money-hungry second house of income, values, and self esteem, while putting a spotlight on your spending habits, and sense of security. Do your intimate relationships measure up to your self-worth? Where is your power being taken away from you? Remember who you are, Libra. We all need a pick-me-up every now and then, and luckily for you, this smoldering lunation will have you bursting with confidence. Besides, with so much happening in the homefront, some of you might decide to finally put yourself first. How much is too much, Libra? On an even brighter note, this could bring some much-needed clarity, and powerful breakthroughs, in regard to your finances. Cha-ching! In the meantime, think back to the new moon in November 2018, and reflect on the following: How has your sense of security evolved since? Does your current situation meet your expectations?
Stand in your power, Scorpio. Mother moon is adorning the night sky, and this one’s got your name on it. Can you feel the rush? La luna’s majestic rays are igniting your feels, and illuminating all that’s alive and breathing in the netherworld. See, Pluto’s shade might scare the rest of the zodiac, but let’s just say, you know a thing or two about rising from the ashes. Nevertheless, make sure to pat yourself on the back, as this could be a spiritually validating time for you. Your thoughts, and exchanges, will also be very powerful during this time, so make sure your intentions come from the heart, Scorpio. Your sex appeal will also be through the roof, but then again, when is it not? In the meantime, think back to the new moon in your sign in November 2018, and reflect on the following: How have you been using your words, and powers of observation since? Where are you mentally and spiritually, compared to before?
Take some time for yourself, Sagittarius. With Mother moon hovering over your secretive 12th house of closure, dreams, and all things behind-the-scenes, you will be looking for some much-needed alone time, and well deserved. Warning: This full moon energy could very well bring revealing truths to the light, some of which have lived in your unconscious mind for quite some time, and others that may come as a surprise. Do not fear that which lives in the darkest corners of your mind. The truth shall set you free, Sagittarius. You’re a human being, and your darkness is a part of you, so embrace it and set yourself free. In the meantime, think back to the new moon in November 2018, and reflect on the following: What’s come full circle for you? How have you emotionally liberated yourself since?
The whole is greater than the sum of its parts, Capricorn. The full moon is igniting your humanitarian-like 11th house of camaraderie, friendship groups, and teamwork, and you’ll likely be looking for a friend during this time. This area of your chart also represents your dreams, hopes, and wishes, so some of you could suddenly feel the need to explore, and venture into new social situations. You never know until you try, right? Themes related to networking, and mingling with like-minded individuals, will also be top of mind during this time. Although, make sure to keep your eyes peeled, as this lunation will likely bring some revealing secrets to the light in the process. No new friends? The energy of Scorpio knows no mercy, and well… neither do you, Capricorn. In the meantime, think back to the new moon in November 2018, and reflect on the following: Which types of people do you want to be associated with? How can you upgrade your social life?
When one door closes, another one opens, Aquarius. With la luna igniting your ambitious tenth house of career, destiny, and reputation in the world, you will likely be experiencing profound clarity and closure, in regard to your professional life. Whether you’ve been fully dedicating yourself to an important project, or perhaps looking for the perfect job opportunity, this lunation is bringing some powerful breakthroughs. One thing’s for sure, Aquarius: This is the end of a cycle, and the beginning of something pivotal in your career. Your sense of authority, and desire for the spotlight, will be prominent themes during this time. Shine bright like the diamond you are, Aquarius. In the meantime, think back to the new moon in November 2018, and reflect on the following: How have you transformed your public persona since? What kind of goals will you set for yourself moving forward?
Do you believe in yourself, Pisces? This powerful lunation will activate your expansive ninth house of education, travel, and personal philosophy, and you are coming to terms with the bigger picture... but not in the way you think. You love the fairytale, and every ideal scenario possible, but there’s no more sweeping things under the rug. What have you been putting your faith into? Is this something you feel you can truly rely on? Mother moon is shedding light on your personal beliefs, and that which you consider to be adventurous. This, of course, could inspire you in a number of ways, such as going back to school, or perhaps self-publishing your own poetry book… but are you ready to take that leap of faith? In the meantime, think back to the new moon in November 2018, and reflect on the following, Pisces: What have you checked off your bucket list? How can you continue to acquire knowledge, and personal freedom?