The Full Moon arrives at 20 degrees of Scorpio on Wednesday, May 10 at 5:42 PM.

Full Moons catapult us from a deep slumber of gestation, illuminating not only the night sky, but our own precious consciousness, which like the Moon is always in flux. As the Sun offers his full reflection upon the Moon, an amazing mirror is held before us in which to gaze upon our true essence. Dear ones, in whatever capacity they may serve in our lives, are now personified mirrors showing unto us all that we have not claimed from within. 

The Moon is an emotional compass. If we stray from where the arrow is pointing, we become lost. From this condition of emotional displacement, we descend into darkness and chaos. If we disallow the lunar emotional life’s emergence from the depths of the unconscious, we act out in ways which are hurtful to ourselves and each other; for herein lies our shadow self, which only serves to shield the purest gold of our being. The shadow self has incarnated within our psyches in order to protect us from the pain of the human condition. It is where we have split off from our own divinity. When we take our shadow by the hand, it becomes our greatest ally in our navigation of the hero’s journey, the journey of the soul.

The Scorpio Full Moon is daring us to dive deeply into the caverns of our consciousness. We are up to the task. Our ability and willingness to do so has been mounting for some time. If we dare to travail the deep recesses of our  psyche, to seek, to look, to claim, to embrace all that we have been hiding from ourselves, we will at this sacred juncture experience a resurrection of power.

We are the phoenix rising from the ashes. We are the snake shedding it’s old skin in order to give birth to a new tender yet tenacious skin. We are the eagle soaring to great heights, with a complete perspective of the landscape below. All within the realm of Scorpio, these mythological and nature images serve to show us the spirituous tasks that Scorpio has set before us. Power as we know it, is irrevocably transmuted.

Scorpio The Scorpion is a feminine fixed water sign, ruled by Mars and Pluto. The Scorpion is a primordial creature. Scorpio rules death, transformation, transmutation, regeneration, depth psychology, the shadow of the human psyche, sex, intensity, secrecy, privacy, deep emotion, the occult and power. Archetypes for the sign of Scorpio are The Transformer, The Detective, The Sorcerer, The Hypnotist, The Alchemist, and The Witch.

Wherever Scorpio resides in your natal chart, there is a magic and alchemy. There is a reckoning with the dark dimension of the psyche. Herein lies an ancient wound. Within this wound lies your power. The Scorpio Full Moon is shedding light into these dark corners and neglected recesses of the multidimensional self. It is within these very places that you will experience the travails of emotional catharsis, which in the end, serves to reveal the depth of your authentic power. When we stand in our authentic power, no one has power over us, nor do we allow ourselves to be overpowered. Authentic power stands alone. When Scorpio expresses as such from within our nativity, we serve as a transformation agent to ourselves, to each other and to the world. It is an evolutionary opportunity.

Caverns are places of mystery. We encounter whirlpools, crevices and caves. Instinctively, we keep swimming. We may be sucked down and under by a sudden rapid. We may be lost in a maze with no light in sight. We keep paddling, kicking our feet, catching our breath. Some indistinguishable force propels us. When all seems lost, when we are about to be overcome, when we are immersed within the depths of cathartic oceanic emotion;  just as we feel that we will be overcome by the torrents of the violent currents, we shoot to the surface and find ourselves in open sea.

Scorpio Full Moon Blessings Upon You,

Having wandered some distance among gloomy rocks, I came to the entrance of a great cavern… two contrary emotions arose in me: fear and desire–Fear of the threatening dark cavern, desire to see whether there were any marvelous things in it. ~ Leonardo da Vinci

Donna Greco