On 10th May 2017 at 9.44 pm GMT there is a full Moon in Scorpio. In Eastern tradition this is the powerful Wesak Moon which is associated with the Buddha. It is believed that this marks a time when the energies of the Buddha and the Christ are fused and blended, providing an open channel of communication between humanity and deity.
There is an intensity to this full Moon as the fixed signs of Taurus and Scorpio are to the fore. Scorpio is not a comfortable place for the Moon, as this watery sign urges us to plunge the depths and discover what lies hidden within. We naturally push down what we deem unpleasant or difficult to handle, but Scorpio is no stranger to the dark and can force all that has previously been secreted away to surface again. We may be forced to examine how we seek to over-control our lives, our compulsions, our desires for power and a myriad of other unpleasant feelings. However, there is an easy and creative aspect between the Moon and Pluto (ruler of Scorpio) which hints at the possibility of transforming our feelings, should we choose to explore them thoroughly.
All that is pushed down into the depths is not necessarily bad. Sometimes there are hidden strengths, abilities and talents that have previously been too hot to handle. There can be tremendous gifts lurking beneath the waters, just waiting to be claimed! You may be pleasantly surprised.
Some brilliant flashes of insight are possible at this time, because Mercury (messenger of the gods) and Uranus (the Awakener) are in close conjunction. This may take the form of unexpected/shocking news or merely a sudden realisation when you see a situation from a new perspective.
There are symbols for each degree of the zodiac (called the Sabian symbols) and the keynotes for those symbols for this full Moon are as follows:
The Sun: “Learning to discern what in your culture and religion is meaningful for you personally”.
The Moon: “A readiness to face the results of a refusal to follow the authoritarian patterns of an aggressive society”.
The Sun in earthy Taurus reminds us of all the beauty of nature and the sensual pleasures of life on earth. While the Moon in Scorpio points us towards the deeper meaning of life and the powerful guiding influences that run through us all. No matter what your personal beliefs, it is an opportunity to tune in to your purpose and give thanks for the blessings of our natural surroundings.