Full Moon in ScorpioOnce every three years, there are two successive Full Moons in the same sign of the Zodiac. Tomorrow is the first Full Moon in Scorpio this year; the second one falls on May 19. The second Full Moon provides an opportunity to follow through on any magical work we begin under the first Full Moon. The Moon is actually full before sunrise tomorrow; so tonight is a good night for observances, while the power is still waxing.

A Scorpio Moon draws its magical power from the tension between Scorpio’s intense emotionality and Taurus’s easy physicality. Sex is a theme common to both energies: Taurus sees it as sensual pleasure, living in one’s body, while Scorpio sees it as a symbolic death: a gateway to mystery and transformation. Taurus and Scorpio also symbolize the poles of the Celtic year: Beltane and Samhain. A Scorpio Full Moon is thus an excellent occasion for Pagans to explore the duality of Goddess and God, of darkness and light, of death and birth.

Theme: Drawing from Your Well of Power

The Sun, Moon, and Saturn are intensely connected at this time, with Saturn in Virgo trine the Taurus Sun and sextile the Scorpio Moon. Each is seeking some key to stability and power. The Moon is looking for security in emotional depth, while the Sun seeks it in the physical environment. Saturn aids them both as an organizer and by bestowing a sense of seriousness on all our needs at this time. The situation is complicated by a Mars-Jupiter opposition, as public life and domestic life seem to play off against one another in ways that are sometimes stimulating, sometimes draining. Find your own source of strength and stability and use it to stabilize your environment and organize your time.
Affirmations for this Moon:

I am rooted in the Earth.

I know my own heart.

Power flows in my body, and from my body.

What I create endures.

For more on upcoming full moons and dark moons, see Moon Magic at Starweaver’s Gems from Earth and Sky.

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