Full Moon in Scorpio - Updated for April 21st, 2016

Re-Capturing Your Imagination

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Scorpio pulls us in to the mysterious depths, with its treacherous and profound shadows.  The dark has power, and that makes it daunting, but also a promising night -- for deep change and renewal. 

The Perilous Sea 

What comes to mind with this Scorpio peak is that it's a time to come home to the power of the imagination to shape your life.  The outstanding aspect here is to Neptune, the planet of the imagination and higher callings.


The Scorpio Moon peaks at 2 degrees, and is in an enthralling trine to Neptune (in Pisces).  It's a time of both being spellbound, but for some, it'll be one for breaking spells.  The combination here conjures things like hypnotic trance, psychic vampirism and nightmares.  

There are all kinds of hypnotic seductions vying for our attention.  And there's a power that wants to keep humanity in a state of fear, in order to control everyone for their aims.  But it's also a pairing to move beyond nightmares that are needlessly generated, to take the wheel, and be captain of your own ship.  This is a Full Moon that illuminates those holds on the psyche, and an opportunity to dissolve them.    

The Sun (Taurus) is shining in opposition, vitalizing what has promise, and in sync with natural laws.  When we are released from what binds us, we can find that organic rhythm, and live closer to it

The spirit of big dramatic endings and beginnings is afoot.

  And a peak for cracking open hidden potentials, gifts -- the power to create and be renewed again and again.  Neptune's presence inspires going beyond the known, and being open to miracles -- changes of heart, mind and spirit.  

Keep in mind that FOUR planets are in retrograde -- they are Jupiter, Saturn, Mars and Pluto.  

Here are some points to ponder for each, as they support re-capturing the imagination -- and the power to imagine your life.

  • 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.  See Mars Rx in the Houses.
  • 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.

The Bubble Bursts 

This can be a significant period where we get real and in doing so, begin to build on truly solid psychic-emotional ground. If a bubble bursts, and the picture looks dark, stay with it -- the word withstand comes to mind.  Disillusionment comes sometimes with Neptune, but that's just the start. 

Look at where Neptune is transiting your Houses for themes of "where your karma is coming back to you," as Marguerite Manning puts it.  Another way to look at it, is what's calling your soul, because it has a meaning -- or haunts you in some way.  

Many of us are discovering strength of character we didn't know we had. Keep your favorite inspirations close -- music, movies, friends -- with themes of overcoming against all odds.

The Bare Bones

Full Moons are revelatory, and Scorpio sees into the hidden bones, the underpinnings, of things.

 And it's one for seeing the energetic spine of an issue. It might be one that has a psychic hold, whose roots take time and courage to dig out. If you're wrestling with an issue, ask for clear messages, for your next right step in transforming it.

Earth energies show us how to keep it real, by being awake to what's going on around us. Great gains are made now from being resourceful and prioritizing what's most important. These insights into the bones might call for extreme measures. But with Scorpiocity, we disengage from what's draining us, and by stripping away needless drama, we fortify ourselves for what's ahead.

Total Engagement

Scorpio's psychic-emotional power is both feared and respected. Releasing something at this Full Moon can feel daunting in some way -- like it's final, no turning back.

Scorpio is often called the all-or-nothing sign. If you risk it, and surrender, the rewards are big.

This Full Moon is tops for ritually marking a change. It's a sign of healing, but in the Plutonian sense. The kind that means facing demons, walking through fear and embracing the whole range of experience.

Grounded Mysticism

The Scorpio-Taurus axis is about going deep, physically merging with Earth or energetically/sexually merging with a lover. At the Big Reveal of the Full Moon, you see what you're enmeshed in -- is it healthy or is it a toxic wasteland? Can the negativity be transformed, or is it time to make a clean break?

Coming to Your Senses

This full Moon emphasizes both kinds of roots, the psychic subterranean kind, and those that come from being parked in one spot. It's timely for purging the excess, what takes you off your center. Scorpio's regenerative force helps you clear out the psyche, and come home to feeling good.

Talking about coming home, I'd like to point out that Taurus and Scorpio are fixed signs that seek security. Where is true security to be found in a time like ours?

Wise Scorpio finds it by plumbing the depths, and transforming again and again, to stand on a sense of real integrity. Instead of checking out, we gain soul power by withstanding, and being creative where we can, in the face of adversity. True confidence emerges when there's nothing to fear within or without.