Scorpio Full Moon 2019

May 18, 2019 5:11 PM EST

This is another lunation beautifully supported by the Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn. The sun and moon oppose each other at 27 degrees of the fixed signs of Taurus and Scorpio. This is blessed full moon, celebrated each year in Buddhist cultures as Wesak, the moon phase under which the Buddha was born, became enlightened, and died. This is all too apt as the Taurus and Scorpio are associated with the material world/possessions (Taurus) and the release and transformation of attachments, both emotional and physical (Scorpio).

This theme is emphasized ever more strongly by the supportive aspects from Saturn and Pluto which urge austerity, and transformation, respectively. We are able now to free ourselves of constraints from the past which may have hitherto seemed too daunting. The full moon in Scorpio sextile to Pluto, ruler of Scorpio, is a rare and powerful position and in the next four weeks you may be able to make significant inroads in addressing emotional issues, shadow work and legacies from the past you now wish to leave behind. The trine from the moon to spiritual Neptune in Pisces gives you the cosmic safety blanket that you can feel deep inside that somehow you are being supported, and as major as these changes may seem, everything will turn out just fine.

Venus and Uranus are very close to exact conjunction at 4 degrees Taurus. This is another aspect that urges liberation from the past, especially relationships and possessions. Venus can be clingy, especially in Taurus. But with rebel Uranus there to give encouragement, it is easier than ever to remember why you want to move on and leave the past behind. If you do find yourself clinging or striving to keep the status quo, you may find yourself having some challenging conversations. Be open to seeing new ways of doing things.

And with active Mars now in Cancer we are encouraged to do them gently, with as much care and tenderness as possible, even if we are making sweeping adjustments to our lives. There is no need for unnecessary drama or hurt feelings, so remember what you own priorities are and don’t focus on changing other peoples. That’s a losing game anyways.

*(Artist unknown)