The Full Moon is the climax of the new moon cycle. It is at its brightest and shines light on the deepest parts of ourselves we usually keep hidden.
On Friday May 5th 2023 there is a lunar eclipse at 1:22 pm ET in Scorpio. Twelve minutes later the moon becomes Full at 1:34 pm ET - also in Scorpio.
The Scorpio Full Moon invites you to express gratitude for the transformation you've gone through. Or are going through. Acknowledge the changes you've made that contribute to the leadership role you are taking in your life.
What about Scorpio?
Scorpio is the sign of sex, death, rebirth, and other people's money. Think inheritances and taxes. When Scorpio is in the mix transformation beckons. There is a strong ability to focus on things that bring about change and discipline. Scorpio is also about financial partnerships, contracts, and obsessions. Scorpio energy has the ability to form deep emotional connections and relationships. On a downward spiral Scorpio is vindictive, suspicious, and deceptive. Pluto the planet of transformation, death, and destruction rules over Scorpio and teaches us that endings are part of the cycle of rebirth and resurrection.
What are the symbols for Scorpio?
The symbols for Scorpio are the Scorpion for its dangerous sting and the Phoenix for its ability to be reborn from ash. The archetypes of Scorpio are the Mystic, The Alchemist, and the Detective. The tarot card associated with Scorpio is Death.
The Scorpio Full Moon
This new moon cycle started off in cardinal (initiating) Aries energy and went into fixed (stabilizing) Leo energy at the waxing moon. At the full moon, the moon is once again in fixed energy but instead of being all about taking showy courageous action, in Scorpio we move forward to allow transformation to happen.
Scorpio influences us to embrace transformation and rebirth. It encourages us to transform any destructive habits and routines into regenerating rituals that soothe the soul.
Review Your Scorpio New Moon Intentions
The Scorpio New Moon was on October 25 2022
Did you set intentions at the Scorpio new moon back in October 2022?
If you didn't, think about what you were up to in the end of October. If you can't remember (that was six months ago!) go into your calendar or do a search on your phone to see the pictures you took around that time to jog your memory.
If you did, go to your notes and review your intentions, goals, or wishes. Have any of them come to fruition? Yes? Great! You are focused on what you want.
No? do you still want to work on that? Is it aligned with what you want now? If not, let it go, throw it into the fire. Walking away from things is totally okay. It is one way of getting clear about what we want in our lives.
If yes, take a moment to breathe in some fresh energy to your power center and call on the initiating and assertive energy of Aries. Imagine how manifesting those intentions will make you feel. If it feels good, continue working on it. If you feel discomfort then go back and re-word your intention or scrap it.
New Moon Tarot Spread revisited
Revisit your Aries New Moon Spread and review the intentions you made at the new moon, pick out card number 3 place it in the center as card number one and then shuffle your deck and ask...
What peaks as the moon becomes full in Scorpio? (use card number 3 from Aries new moon spread)
What aspect of your life could use some transformation?
What part of yourself or life is coming to an end and how are you coping?
What habit or routine can you let go of to transform into a more effective leader?
What curiosity lives in the depths of your soul?
Full Moon Ritual
Charge your Spiritual Tools
The light of the Full Moon amplifies everything with the energy of manifestation.
Take out your crystals, rosaries, tarot, and oracle decks (etc) and cleanse them with the scared smoke of sage, cedar, copal or whatever is native to where you live. The important thing is cleanse with the intention of clearing and neutralizing energies from the tools.
To charge your spiritual tools take them outside where they can get the energy of the moon (a window sill will also do).
For each spiritual tool state your intention and add something like "I invite the light and manifestation power of this Full Moon to bless and amplify this spiritual tool so it may serve its highest good. Blessed be."
In the morning offer a prayer of gratitude to the moon and your spiritual tools for its potent new energies.
Aries Moonth Cycle Review:
We are now in at the Scorpio Full Moon.
New Moon in Aries: Set intentions about taking a leadership role in your life.
Waxing Moon in Leo: Nurture your intentions to grow by getting creative and promoting yourself.
Full Moon in Scorpio: Celebrate your progress by acknowledging your personal growth and transformation.
Waning Moon Aquarius: Let go of anything that hinders by taking an innovative approach to the situation.
Dark Moon in Aries: Reflect and Release.
Next up is the 3rd Qtr Waning Moon in Aquarius on Monday May 12th 2023.