Full Moon in Scorpio April 29 2018
April 29 2018
The intensity and transformative potential of the past Aries New Moon peaks at the equally powerful Scorpio Full Moon on April 29th. The New Moon sparked significant new beginnings, and now the Full Moon reveals what we need to release so that we can bring our ambitious dreams to fruition. Scorpio represents the phase in the creative process that looks more like destruction, but ultimately serves new life.
Scorpio rules the subconscious, and this Full Moon opens access to the deep inner workings of our psyches. Whatever we’ve been avoiding or suppressing is likely to surface, and we can see what’s undermining our intentions and efforts.
This is not a comfortable Full Moon, and we might feel raw, vulnerable, and easily triggered. But the emotional truths and core desires that come to light open doors to greater aliveness and increased intimacy with ourselves, each other, and life itself The Moon is moving toward a conjunction with Jupiter, amplifying all Full Moon themes and feelings. We’re called to stretch our hearts wider to feel our full emotional range and love all of ourselves, light and shadow.
This Full Moon sheds light on what we’ve purged, regenerated, or healed during this transit and what we still want to transform. Further amping up the intensity, the Full Moon squares the lunar nodes, forming a fixed grand cross that highlights our attachments and karmic patterns
Despite the discomfort, there are several signs that we can harness these Full Moon energies in a productive and positive direction. Mars and Pluto, the co-rulers of Scorpio, are conjunct in Capricorn. Mars inspires the motivation and persistence to move toward our goals. Saturn, ruler of Capricorn, is strong in its home sign and rewards us with material manifestation when we’re willing to take responsibility and do our work. Saturn forms a harmonious trine to the Sun and sextile to the Moon, helping us to stay grounded and focused on our priorities.
Neptune in Pisces is also a helpful influence at this Full Moon, trining the Moon and Jupiter and bringing in softer, gentler energies to balance the Martian intensity. Neptune opens us to greater love, compassion, and acceptance.