“A farewell to my shadow is not my death; it’s my rebirth in darkness.”
― Munia Khan
A Full Moon occurs on Friday, April 22nd, 2016, at 1:24 AM EDT when the Sun in sensual Taurus opposes the Moon in mysterious Scorpio. Considered the most potent of the year by many astrologers, the Scorpio Full Moon is when buried emotions rise to the surface and take on a life of their own.
Under these Truth or Dare moonbeams, extreme behavior, amplified desires and emotional declarations are possible. But, the Moon in the dark realm of Scorpio also opens the portal to healing at the deepest level.
“In esoteric circles, this Full Moon is also known as the Buddha Full Moon. Legend has it that the Buddha returns from his high place in the invisible echelons of our planetary hierarchy of advanced teachers to bless the faithful and reconnect with Earth’s contingent of ever-increasing spiritual neophytes, disciples, and initiates.” -Mark Lerner
Taurus and Scorpio are opposite signs, but they also have similarities, both being Yin, fixed and possessive. Earth sign Taurus is about peace, stability and pleasing the senses – sight, sound, smell, taste, touch. Water sign Scorpio is about exploring the depths of existence; the things that go beyond the physical experience – spirituality, emotions, death, rebirth. It’s the Natural vs. the Supernatural.
At this Full Moon, FOUR planets are in retrograde; Jupiter, Saturn, Mars and Pluto. Here are some points to ponder for each;
- Jupiter in Virgo – Re-learning to trust your body and its signals; being resourceful; turning to what’s wholesome and purifying.
- Mars Sagittarius – Where’s the motivation? Only what’s inspired, moral and true.
- Saturn Sagittarius – Restoring faith in the path itself, beyond hopelessness. Synchronicity as a guide.
- Pluto Capricorn – Re-rooting in what’s enduring, timeless and in harmony with nature.
This phase of the Moon occurs at 2 degrees and 31 minutes of Scorpio, affecting people born with personal planets and points at approximately 0 to 6 degrees of the Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius). The issues associated with the houses involved will provide insights into how this Full Moon will impact you personally.
Think about what changes you’ve been putting off, the healing you’ve needed..the release that is calling out. Taurus loves to hold on, but Scorpio is about letting go. It takes full disclosure and a brave heart to be truthful about your feelings. But without acknowledgement of what you are feeling you can’t really heal. Be open to changes of mind and spirit. Sending you much Love. xx