The Full Moon is exact at 23 degrees Scorpio and occurs Wednesday, May 14th at 12:16 PDT/3:16 EDT and 7:16 GMT.
A Full Moon is the lunar phase that occurs when the Moon is completely illuminated by the Sun as seen from our view on earth. In Astrology, a Full Moon phase suggests something within the subconscious (the Moon) becomes illuminated into the conscious awareness (the Sun).
Wednesday’s Full Moon in Scorpio highlights the deep, intense and transformational energy which has been quite the focus as of late, especially after the recent Lunar and Solar Eclipses and the Cardinal Grand Cross of April. Scorpio energy is of the water element and is fixed in nature, and expresses its need for depth and transformation through intimacy and emotional truths. As with all Full Moon phases, it is an extremely intense and emotional time for us all. Whenever Scorpio energy is involved, it encourages us to dig even deeper and further under the surface, into the shadows of our subconscious and our emotions, to inspire and ignite a necessary change.
The Sun in Taurus is now in direct opposition with the Moon in Scorpio. This suggests we are in a struggle with how we value ourselves and our perception of how others value us. It is a power struggle between our higher spiritual selves and the material values and perceptions of the outside world. Don’t fall victim to the boundaries and expectations of others or the illusions these perceptions create in our minds. It is time to figure out what actions and thought patterns aren’t working in our lives and to face them head on. It’s time to fully examine all the “teddy bears” we are still holding on to that are in reality holding us back. Let it all go. Refuse to allow anything to take up energy or space in your consciousness unless it is divinely aligned with what you value at your core and hold true in your heart. Now is the time to dive deep beneath the surface to determine what truly matters to you, to prioritize how you really feel and take that wisdom to transcend to new heights.
Recognizing self sabotaging behaviors and breaking free from old paradigms of thought takes perseverance and is the most significant catalyst toward moving forward with a brave heart. It takes wisdom to know what needs to be changed, and raw, deliberate courage to integrate it into your conscious awareness and make change happen. Courage is everything now, as you move deeper into faith, and further commit to surrendering to inner truth. Now is the time for new values and new ways of life. Challenge yourself to fully examine what is bringing you down and renounce it completely at the core of your being. Extract the truth and allow it to rise up through your emotions, just like the Phoenix rising from the ashes. Remain in gratitude for the lessons learned and take ownership of your part of it, then allow yourself to detach and consciously take action to shift things into a higher frequency. There is so much great potential for renewal, rebirth and the reemergence of a new, higher vibrational self after such a deep purge. Although it may not always seem apparent, the truth is forever lying underneath it all.