This is an incredibly powerful Supermoon that has the potential to bring much needed change and transformation. Supermoons tend to have a greater impact on us spiritually, physically and mentally, not to mention the tides. We also have Pluto, the ruler of this Scorpio Full Moon, standing still in preparation to go retrograde, which increases the strength, influence and potency of the planet of soul, power and transformation. Anyone with planets or angles around 26° of a sign, especially the cardinal signs Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn, will be feeling the potent transforming power of Pluto the most acutely.
Full Moons tend to bring anything to a head that might have been building up within us over the course of the past couple of weeks. And when Scorpio is involved, it is quite possible that some rather intense emotions could come up and secrets could be revealed that could leave us feeling rather exposed and vulnerable. Scorpio tends to force us to recognise what lies in the shadows, bringing some rather uncomfortable material out from beneath the proverbial carpet! It is also the sign of death and rebirth, so this Moon could bring about some kind of transformation or metamorphosis, both personally and collectively.
Whenever Scorpio is involved, we are asked to dig deep and face up to the darker aspects of existence; the subjects we don’t usually like to talk about and the parts of ourselves and life that we would usually rather not admit to. With Pluto in such a powerful position, we could be prompted to somehow purge and detoxify anything that is rotten or decaying in our lives, including habits and unhealthy emotional patterns. With Pluto still in Capricorn, the structures of our lives have been experiencing an overhaul in recent times, not to mention the detoxification and exposure of the power structures such as governments and corporations so that they are forced to become more transparent. The old, outworn, archaic patriarchal values, systems and structures of Capricorn are slowly but surely being dismantled so that something better can take their place. However, they are not going down without a fight! As they say, it is always darkest just before dawn.
We are now in Taurus season, with the Taurus Sun sitting directly opposite the Scorpio Moon. Taurus is that part of us that quite likes peace, stability, security and tranquility and is somewhat resistant to change. Scorpio, however, invites us to shed our “skin” and any unhealthy attachments and purge, sometimes having to walk cross a burning bridge and not look back. While Taurus is quite down to earth and not prone to upsetting the apple cart, dramatic and intense Scorpio invites us to take a trip into the underworld and dig out the rotten apples. We may be called to let go of anything we are holding onto too tightly in order to stay safe. We all know, deep inside, what needs to go, its’ just that change is scary sometimes to we tend to cling to the status quo even when it is not serving us anymore.
Speaking of change, the interesting thing about this Moon is that we have Uranus, the planet of wake up calls, sudden change or insight, shocks and surprises, sitting right next to the Taurus Sun! Change is afoot, as much as the Taurus part of us may resist it! It is quite possible that we could experience some kind of an epiphany or curve ball, especially if we have planets or angles around 7° of a sign, particularly the fixed signs of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius. Anything that has become stuck or stagnant may be subject to some much needed upheaval. This could be rather unsettling but could also be exciting and rejuvenating! Uranus is the planet of innovation, progression and invention, so this Moon calls for us to think outside of the box and approach whatever we are facing from a different perspective.
Taurus represents our financial security, our values, our sense of worth, our capacity to attract abundance and any issues we may have around survival. Uranus is currently shaking all of that up! We all have past life and ancestral trauma lingering in our long term memory around survival and so the current situation could be triggering this trauma, bringing uncertainty and fear. However, Uranus does also hold the promise of alternative solutions to our current dilemma, releasing us from old, traditional, rigid, outworn methods of approaching money and values. Indeed, there could be a financial revolution! Something else to bear in mind is that Uranus represents technology, so the potential of digital currency is a definite possibility in the next few years, while Uranus remains in Taurus. On another level, Uranus in Taurus can bring earthquakes and volcanoes, which have been rife in recent times and could be triggered by this Full Moon.
The Saturn Uranus square that is such a big part of this year is being activated by this Full Moon. The second of three squares will be exact on 14 June and is starting to build now. Saturn represents structure, control, authority, consensus reality, suppression, government and tradition, while Uranus represents new vision, revolution, rebellion, innovation, progression, breakthrough, freedom and awakening. Who will win this battle? It is quite possible that the way we have structured reality will be somehow broken down during this time, as Uranus wakes us up and releases us from any conditioning and programming that is holding us prisoner. This could feel very destabilising, as what we thought was real and to be trusted is exposed for what it is and the structures of society continue the process of being broken down. Sometimes we have to experience breakdown, however, in order to break through to the other side. It is important to trust that this is a necessary process that we must go through, both personally and collectively.
Saturn is that part of us that feels fear and prefers to feel like we are in control. Uranus shakes everything up, producing sudden shocks that alter our perspective and set us on a new trajectory, whether we like it or not! Saturn is the voice of authority that tells us to abide by the rules and do what we are told without question. Uranus is the rebel that thinks outside the box, questioning the rules and offering an alternative. Saturn is structure and stability, while Uranus is inherently destabilising, blasting through rigid structures. Saturn is the part of us that has been programmed to think and behave in a certain way by parents and society. Uranus releases us from that conditioning and encourages us to find out who we really are and what we really think. Saturn is authority, Uranus is revolution. Saturn is the old ways, Uranus is the new. We may well feel an internal battle going on between the part of us that is fearful, conforming and likes to feel in control and the part of us that is ready to release ourselves from the past, stepping into the unknown, the untried and untested. Change is inevitable, but scary too!
The Sabian symbols for this Moon, at 8° Scorpio, is “A calm lake bathed in moonlight”, which Dane Rudyar describes as “A quiet openness to higher inspiration. Man strives hard to achieve great things through daring adventures, but a moment comes when all that really matters is to present a calm mind upon which a supernal light may be reflected. This symbol tells us that beyond all efforts lie the need for peace and the readiness to accept the illumination from above. The Keyword is QUIESCENCE.” Well, this is very peaceful symbol that seems to suggest that we just remain quiet and open and trust that we will soon be shown the way. Quiescence brings the sense of being in a quiet, dormant state, in suspended animation. Maybe we are being told that the answers will come but we must be patient, even if we feel like we have had enough and want to move forward. Faith and trust!
There is much change and transformation promised by this Moon, although the Sabian symbol seems to suggest that we are also in some kind of holding pattern and need to wait. However, we are invited to do some deep inner work and open ourselves up to the possibility of change. This may bring up fear, as it threatens the safe, stable structures of our lives, so it could be helpful to focus on the positive aspects of what change could mean. We may be forced to confront issues around loss, power/powerlessness, sexuality, intimacy, secrets, shared resources, abandonment and trust during this Moon, which are all good Scorpio/Pluto themes! This is an ideal opportunity to face ourselves squarely and honestly, even if we don’t like what we see in the mirror. What do we project out onto others that we can’t admit to in ourselves? How do we give our power away? What impact does fear have on our behaviour? What needs to be detoxified and purified so that we can rise like a phoenix from the ashes? Who are we really, behind the façade?
Painting: Winds of Change - Sarah Camille