Full Moon in Scorpio
Buddha Purnima/ Blessed Vesak Day
April 29/30, 2018
As we finally move away from the dreads of winter, and the unusual roller coaster of weather patterns, we are coming on to the most beautiful and spiritual moon of the spring.
April 29/30, 2018 marks a time for the last full moon in April. However, it also marks a time of the Scorpio moon in Taurus axis at 9 degrees depending upon the orb. The moon will be visible at approximately 8:58pm EST & 5:38pm PST.
This moon is known as the Pink moon in the Northern Hemisphere and the Blood moon in the Southern Hemisphere. Both names were given due to the hue of the reflection cast upon the grass. Making the moon even more auspicious is the fact that many countries will celebrate Buddha’s Birth during this period.
Whether you are Christian, Jewish, Catholic, Hindu, or even Muslim, Buddha’s teaching and philosophies have been adopted by many great thinkers and religious people. This moon will be a divine dedication all over the world. It will bring forth dynamism and devoutness to bring aspiration, beauty, and faith through awareness to enlighten and cleanse ourselves and join with the world around us.
Scorpio/Taurus moon is going to be especially pivotal for all those that have early degree Scorpio and Taurus in their VPAT chart. While Scorpios keep things hidden, Taurus loves to be transparent even though it may not be good for them. Thus, in representation for the inner battles some of us will face during this full moon, the following Buddha quote will best represent the mood we must place ourselves in.
“Three things cannot be long hidden: The sun, moon, and the truth”- Buddha
Many of the covert actions, reactions, and communications will now be out in the open, due to the energy of the full moon and planetary influences. Even if some of the short transits have beginning to move direct, this does not mean that some of us will remain unaffected. For example, on April 15, 2018, Mercury moved direct (read more here), however, by moving into Taurus it means that the residue is still open to the aggravation of people, being extremely stubborn until the end of April.
One of the most important transits is Chiron moving into Aries on April 17, 2018, and continuing to move back and forth between Aries and Pisces in 2018 and 2019. Ultimately, this transit will last for a full 8-year cycle. The mode of Chiron is that those who have fire signs in their charts (especially Aries) may feel shattered, insufficient, possibly depressed, difficulty with making or keeping friendships, or unable to explain yourself or your feelings. These are just the minor pretensions of Chiron, explaining why this moon will be very significant.
Chiron in Pisces was a very tough time for me, and those who have had similar planets could possibly relate. Go backwards to 2009/2010 then move forward slowly; think about all the wounds, pain, and doubts that you felt. Now, come back to today. You will have a chance in July one more time, to see what is like with, and without, Chiron. Therefore, take the time to meditate and be one with the Earth by practicing Yoga.
Setbacks will continue to be difficult for Fire signs as Saturn remains in Sagittarius (according to VPAT) until 2020, and it is retrograding. Therefore, all fire signs (Leo, Aries, and Sagittarius) may seem draining and lethargic to many. Remember, for everything that happens, there is a reason.
Instead of paying attention, there may be tendency to give people advice before hearing what is being spoken. Inflexibility, doubts, uncertainties, and rigidness can be avoided by taking things one step at a time.
However, in the eyes of Vedic readers, this moon will be quite substantial to Scorpios and those who have primary planets in Scorpio. Anxiety just adds to the pessimism; keep in mind that this moon is about rebirth, renewal, and integration.
Pluto rules Scorpios’ central areas of darkness and light. It is a rupture between decency and corruptness. Scorpios bloom on control, desire, and the unknown. Therefore, if anyone has the sun or the moon in Scorpio this event will be even more penetrating than any others. Ask yourself how much can you burn or rather, regain. From ashes to ashes, the Phoenix will rise.
Nonetheless, when Pluto is retrograding, it may be difficult to put the past behind you or to try something new. Past issues may repeat themselves to see how well you handle the situations yet to come. However, keep in mind that just because a chart does not have a sun in Scorpio does not mean that this moon will not affect you. As a matter of fact, if there are any planets in Scorpio they will be ignited by this. Do I have your attention now?
For Scorpios and ascendants of Scorpios, you may have misunderstandings with your partner; there is something hidden, but it was not really buried as it was preferred to be ignored. No matter what is discovered, it should not be a surprise. But, If you are in a healthy relationship it could mean that you have the edge this month. Communication with your partner will be genuine and close, with no shortage of romance.
Be very careful, however, as relationships are bound to end or go through hardship starting as early as April 19 through May 3, 2018.
Everything becomes less tainted and more powerful under the light of the Full Moon; desires and individualities can become quite embellished, and we may have more consciousness and focus on relationships. There is a gust of energy from the light of the moon, perhaps there may even be more powerful dreams at night. Flow of blood and hemorrhaging are more likely during a Full Moon, so take care. This is the time to Reap, Pray and be Thankful, and to work on productivity and success.
The moon in Scorpio marks a time of directing lust and cravings. People may be feeling more arrogant and more mystifying, as well as being sensitive and pragmatic. In general, emotions at both ends are sharp and likely to vary quite a bit.
Represented by the Scorpion, Scorpio owns a mysterious and unescapable nature. Feelings of dishonesty and revenge may rise, so special caution is needed to avoid struggles. The Scorpio full moon can be an element for uncontrolled impulses, which can often result in viciousness or even damaging coercion.
Remember that Scorpio has a distrustful and mysterious nature. Avoid social complications. Beware of distrust and watch out for the Scorpio Sting. Please remember to forgive and forget and be cautious when interacting with the opposite sex. However, this could be a good time for powerful integration with another person on a deep emotional level!
The moon in Scorpio represents Impulsive, Strong-minded, Unstable, Brave, and Robust. It is my suggestion for us to remain balanced. Because this full moon is extraordinary to many signs, it is my suggestion that you purchase a white candle and carve your name through to the wick. Anoint the candle with lavender oil and sandalwood oil, and chant the Psalm 39.
You may also choose to recite a mantra every morning until the next moon cycle. Remember that with all applications of psalms and mantras achieving the desired result is dependent upon the quality of intention. The four mantras Scorpio moon are:
Om Aing Kleeng Sauh
(ommm iiing Kliing saaa uhaa)
Om Narayanaya Sursinmhaya Namah
(ommm Nara yana ya sur sin mha ya Nam ah)
Aum Angarkaya vidmahe bhoomipalaya dhimahi tanno kujah prachodayat…Aum Chitri Putrayai Vidmahe Loyhe Tangai dhimahi Tanno Bhooma Prachodayat
Yasya nke cha vibha:ti bhu dharsuta devapaga mastake, Bhale balbidhurgale cha garalam yasyorasi vyalraat Soyam bhumivibhisanah survarah sarvadhipah sarvada Sharvah sarvgatah shivah shashinibhah shri Shankar patu maam”
These mantras are to call to the lord of harmony and for the elimination of any difficulties in your way.
Please remember that I am NOT an astrologer. Rather, I am a Vedic reader; one who integrates Astronomy, Astrology, Numerology, Dharma, Karma, and Vedic predispositions to build the most accurate readings which lead to the pathway of transformation and confidence.
May the light of the moon help you to discover, and be one with, yourself…