Full Moon 9°38’ Scorpio ~ April 29
Desire Transmutes into the Aspiration to Share
“If you desire a glorious future, transform the present”
~ Patanjali ~ 2nd century Indian Yogi
Reflecting the light of the realistic Taurean Sun, events and situations surrounding this Sunday night’s Full Scorpio Moon have the potential to become like a celestial mirror, revealing a great deal about ourselves – and all our wants and desires, especially in relation to others – and the drama that entails. Whether we are dealing with career, home or kids, looks or lifestyle, certain things may seem rock solid when seeking stability such as money, bricks and mortar, but how wisely we share the parts of life we truly value will also show how much we understand the material world is only relative when it comes to life’s greater prize, that of fulfilling and close, trusted relations.
When all is said and done, it’s the depth and veracity of feelings and thoughts created between and with our most important relationships that echo and enhance our soul’s quest. Such deep emotions also urge one to constantly reform and redefine and reinvent in this fast-moving world. Many of us need also all the help we can get to keep-up with the pace of changes to stay informed, especially when the Full Moon is in transformational Scorpio, fashioning mystery and allure.
The Moon is in her detriment in the black clawed sign with a scimitar sting. Releasing the old and outworn – even with a tinge of sadness – is almost mandatory, in order to be reborn and step out into the light. Of course, to ride the continual waves that take corkscrew twists and turns, one needs personal stamina and strength, as well as invested input from others.
In actuality our interconnections are also an easy indication of how we are personally vibrating, low or high, at any given moment. If we’re stressed or grumpy, for instance, we rarely meet sunshine and roses. Similarly, when we greet the world with a smile and a positive outlook, our resulting interactions are generally joyful. The good news is that while this intense Full Moon climaxes at 10° Scorpio (rounding up) on Monday 30th April, @00:56 UT (Sunday night 29th in the US), a growing sense of optimism emerges alongside, due mainly to the Moon’s conjunction with the ever-hopeful, always generous Jupiter, giving Scorpio’s born around the 5th-17th November an extra boost of confidence and luck.
Instead of a Full Moon leaving one exhausted by the wayside in its wake, this one may actually energise a few days into the waning part of the Moon cycle, if not physically then certainly philosophically, freeing one up to make some kind of personal revamp by May 5th. Although the planets advise that we watch expectations with the risk-taking but retrograde Jupiter (until 11th July) going over old but shared ground. Be aware that because the Lights also aspect Neptune (with fixed star ‘Aschenar’), certain dreams can currently dissipate as quickly as they arrive (Early March babies could resonate with bubbles that captivate before bursting, only for another seductive bubble to come along and hook, charm and pop (all of which is part of the grand celestial plan to connect one to God, Goddess, and all that is.))
In the run-up to this lunation’s culmination, both Sun and Moon also form helpful aspects to pragmatic Saturn, making the tangible seemingly more viable. Although, Saturn is currently retrograde and conjunct Fixed Star, Facies: one needs to fix sight upon the target, to harness the power of the moment to focus and concentrate upon exactly what it is that we wish to commit to, recognising that long-term projects started now may take until December to complete.
Fixation – Fixity – Fix – Fixed
Indeed there is a great deal of ‘fixed-ness’ in this Full Moon chart, where ‘The Lights’, Sun and Moon, already in Fixed signs Taurus and Scorpio, form a tight square to the shadowy Moon’s Nodes, which are currently in fellow fixed signs, Leo and Aquarius. Constellating all soul’s elements, ‘Cross’ formation has four celestial markers, ninety degrees apart to form a large square that dominates the chart; and this particular case it also means the Lights are coming to perfect a position known as being ‘at the bends’, i.e. when a planet squares the karmically connected alignment of the Lunar Nodes, North and South (Dragon’s head and Dragon’s tail, the unseen portals Rahu and Ketu respectively). In this configuration, learning from past collective issues is crucial to remaining true to one’s ethics and principles.
When ‘The Lights’ are at ‘The Bends’ we reach a crossroad – with this particular ‘Fixed’ crossing represents the sacrifices we make in order to create a better world for others. Admittedly it’s not the easiest of celestial formations, as it also implies that in order to move on one needs to have an element of spiritual intuition, if only for a fleeting instant, but have it we must, if we are to evolve harmonious karma.
In esoteric astrology it is the ‘Fixed Cross’ only (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius) that can directly transmit the ‘energies’ of the other planets in the solar system. Thus is might be take a leaf out of Jupiter’s sacred book: be hopeful about all the positive aspects the Sun and Moon make to expansive Jupiter, responsible Saturn and compassionate Neptune, that they can and will enhance humanity’s spiritual awareness, as well as one’s personal commitment to remain facing the light, in the light, as the light, expressly at shadowy moments when desire nature is seriously tested.
…“Desire creates tremendous energy –
It is precisely because our present life is so inseparably linked with desire that we must make use of desire’s tremendous energy if we wish to transform our life into something t ranscendental.” Lama Thubten Yeshe
A Fixed Cross stimulates the heart of the life-giving Sun; in desirous and sensuous Taurus it accents the human soul’s connection to Earth, to the body and the divine ego. To treat one’s body as a temple, even when the Moon is in detriment in Scorpio, is a means to activate intuition and the awareness of self in relation to others.
The Fixed Cross concentrates the individual focus to elevate self-consciousness (Leo), to that of becoming a world server (Aquarius). In other words, Taurean desire transmutes into Scorpio’s aspiration to share; while Leo selfishness converts into Aquarian selflessness.
I realise such lofty ideals could be considered challenging at a time when it might seem its’ just lil’ ol’ you, as an individual spiritual warrior who intentionally raises the cosmic love vibration; but each and every act of kindness counts towards a collective critical mass. It’s helpful to recognise and acknowledge that a friendly Ketu, the Aquarian South Node is presently at work, suggesting we recall major historical periods when the human race was socially minded and visionary, caring and creating workable systems for education, welfare and interconnection – because this is where we are currently and collectively ‘coming from’: i.e. just as fascism and totalitarianism are in our history, so too is philanthropic, consciousness raising, group consciousness. Mark ‘Winter Solstice 2020’ onto your calendar: human goodness is destined to become fashionable again for a more global show of Aquarian altruism.
☩ Just how we are going to fulfil our destiny today, however, is by taking care of one self (and each other). Also in this Fixed Cross formation is the Earth Mother, Ceres. Though Ceres was only promoted to a dwarf planet in 2006, many astrologers have been working with ‘asteroids’ (her previous incarnation) for decades, balancing the feminine with the masculine in the horoscope. Ceres is the largest of the asteroids, also called Demeter, and is probably the most complex as her charge is about growing – and grieving. Interestingly, the Earth Mother Ceres has been with the current North Node since this January’s Blue Blood lunar Eclipse, accenting a fair few months of tending and nurturing, all of which is again coming to a head. Be it the land, children, or even our own selves, pet projects or wounds, Ceres is now calling, together with Lion-Dragon’s Head, telling us there’s a time and a place for everything, with changes from winter to summer or vice versa, from new shoots to full bloom, from falling leaves to rest before rejuvenation – and that we are presently at that point when the Cosmic Wheel turns at the Fixed Cross Solar Fire Festival.
Ultimately, NOW is the time to invest in self-care and bravely hold up Moon’s mirror and honestly love what we see: not in a destructive, narcissistic, greedy or self-cherishing, grasping kind of way, but gently, with self-acceptance, self-love, and a powerful self-esteem that eliminates self-deception to clarify the heartmind. Then the individual’s soul can freely merge into a humanitarian collective awareness with ease and confidence and the will-to-good.
With that I wish you all a very happy Pink Scorpio Moon!
About the Author: Laura Boomer-Trent has an arts background, with an earlier career in film and television. An astrologer for over 30 years, since studying at His Holiness, the Dalai Lama’s ‘Tibetan Medical & Astro Science Institute’ in India (mid-90’s), Laura integrates ancient Eastern healing arts: Tibetan, Chinese and Indian – astrology, yoga and tantra- with western astrology and modern quantum meta-physics.
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