Full Moon in Scorpio, April 22, 2016

Full Moon in Scorpio, April 22, 2016

Dunnea Rae

The Full Moon in Scorpio on April 22 promises to be intense.  All full moons can bring things to a head and the build up before this full moon may be so potent that some of you may be wondering if the full moon came early.  Scorpio's ruling planet, Pluto, turned retrograde on April 18, and transiting Mars in Sagittarius turned retrograde on April 17.  Both these planets can be volatile.  Mars is a planet of action and sometimes anger.  Pluto is a planet of power, drama, intensity, control, destruction and transformation.  If that is not touchy enough, transiting Mars is currently conjunct Saturn, which is also retrograde!  And Mercury in Taurus will retrograde on April 28.  Sun in Taurus and moon in Scorpio at the full moon will bring to light the opposing 2nd and 8th house issues for many people.  Taurus is the ruling sign of the 2nd house of money, personal finances and values, like self-worth.  In the 8th house, we merge boundaries and share assets, which is why it is the house of sex, death, taxes, metaphysics, business partnerships, investments, insurance, inheritance - basically money that we might not have in our wallet or bank account, but still can be considered part of our overall worth.  The house positions of Taurus and Scorpio energy, and any planets you may have in either of those signs may show you where values, attachments, and boundaries may need to be reviewed and perhaps, overhauled or jettisoned entirely.

Whenever Scorpio is the major player in a lunation or significant transit, things that are repressed or hidden come to light.  It is important to remember that if something is not feeling pleasant now, the overall trend from now until at least this time next month will be to eliminate, heal and take stock of what you can truly say you have. 

Both Taurus and Scorpio are fixed signs, which can be rather stubborn. The tendency may be to apply persistence and or force of will to a situation, but is it wise to keep picking a scab off a wound or revisiting issues with people that who will not budge? 

"If there’s a remedy when trouble strikes,What reason is there for dejection?And if there is no help for it,What use is there in being glum?" - Shantideva



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