May`s Full Moon falls on a big astrological event this year, and brings a huge chance for a new start & new values informed by feeling your deepest soul. A new era begins...
The Scorpio Full Moon marks a turning point every year. Winter is finally over, summer is almost here, and just like nature, our mind gets more light. Scorpio belongs to November, to death, Taurus, to the flowers, to the beauty of life unfolding. This tension between death, letting go, the abysses of suffering and/or ecstasy, and the earthly world, pleasure, our senses and values, must be balanced by each of us.
But this year Taurus season brings something completely new. For the first time in almost 80 years, revolution planet Uranus is in Taurus again, and on the day of the Full Moon, Venus and Uranus meet there. Venus in Taurus represents nature, body, pleasure, love, prosperity. Uranus and Venus need to negotiate new values. Progress (Uranus) can no longer be at the expense of nature (Taurus), but must happen in harmony with it. This also includes our nature as human beings...
Right now there is an instinctive desire of many people to live more naturally again; to be friendly with each other; to enjoy the simple things, and to ensure basic security (basic income would belong to Uranus in Taurus). In your private life you can feel where things feel right and valuable. Follow it! A supportive connection of the Moon, Sun and Mercury with Saturn/Pluto symbolizes that in many cases the new can connect surprisingly well with existing structures.
Sorting it out
The Moon in Scorpio, however, is often associated with suffering and drama. In this case, the birth pangs can be for a new lifestyle or a new sense of self, or simply caused by clinging to familiar stress and suffering. The conditioned part of our minds does not want us to lead a relaxed life in accordance with our basic values. It wants drama, suffering, scarcity, betrayal, conflict, so that we can`t find rest and just BE. This conflict - living or suffering? - is extremely emphasized by the Full Moon.
The Sun and Mercury in Taurus are on two very strong fixed stars, Capulus and Algol. These two tell the story of the betrayal of life and the feminine through violence, destruction, and the masculine principle, but also defense against harm. The suppression of body, nature, the archetypal feminine, affects extremely important areas of humanity: caring, love, sexuality, passion, and the ability to resist abuse. This Full Moon brings the most instinctive, deepest forces to the surface - love, but in case of abuse you have to defend yourself!
Learning to feel good!
Small and big bad habits that originate from a deep-seated feeling of not being well in the body, in the world, are revealed this week and can implode, in some cases even explode. We can and must learn to feel good. To relax our body, our nervous system (Taurus: body; Uranus: nerves), and to act from another, more powerful state.
Collapse or Breakthrough
Scorpio is also a sign of fear of loss and control. The cosmos forces us to ground ourselves more; if you have very strong resistances or hold on to behaviors or people that do you no good, then the breakthrough and new beginning can feel like a breakdown. It is up to you; the new is coming - are you ready to be happy?
This week, especially on the 18th, and during the next 2 weeks, we can redefine ourselves. We have never been lost, nature has never been lost; we have just done everything to divert our attention from our bodies, from our true needs, even the base of our survival, earth. This Full Moon, happening during the first meeting of Venus and Uranus in Taurus since May 1941, is a new beginning.
Happy Full Moon and much Light...!