Full Moon in Scorpio horoscopes

During the Full Moon in Scorpio, it's a time to connect with others on a deep level, especially sexually. Any acts of healing and ritual are highlighted, as well as occult pursuits. Just stay away from social drama and bad neighborhoods. People can rise from the dead during this transit, so you might hear from people you haven't heard from in a loooooong time.

"Journey Along the Edge of the Earth" by Vladimir Kush is a great symbolic representation of the full Moon in Scorpio.

Kush says of his painting: "This picture is divided quite naturally into three parts representing three elements: Heaven, Sea, and Subterranean World. Here the whole front of the picture is taken up by the image of the subterranean world, where a giant egg-shaped rock fragment hangs between sharp jags of the cliffs. In the background of the picture we see a cloud in the shape of a bird flying away. This creates connection between the front and the background giving rise to associations with Polynesian myths of the Creation of the Earth from the Egg laid into the Ocean by the giant bird. Sails in the sea and hovering birds are symbols of wind, breath, and human soul. Being arranged in the nearly vertical direction, they produce the feeling of the cosmic infinity of the world around."

Scorpio is a water sign which rules mystery, the occult, research, sex, death, and psychology. The lowest form of Scorpio is the Gray Lizard which lives in the ocean depths and is focused on fulfilling it's own needs. The second form is the Scorpion which can be distrustful and vengeful towards others. The third manifestation is the Bald Eagle which soars high above the Earth, sees the larger view of things, heals others with it's worldly perspective and becomes one with God.

This painting to me symbolizes the Eagle. It's the mystery of personal evolution (rising to the heights), psychology (the subterranean world with the promise of rebirth with the Egg) and the edge of the World (the ocean and the ship, where the world ends and the spirit world begins).

So today is the Full Moon in Scorpio. Later this week we have Mercury and Venus joining Mars in Taurus - making way for the big shift of Jupiter (Good Fortune) into Taurus on June 5th. I explore all of this in the horoscopes below. If you know your rising sign, be sure and read that too!                                                                                   

Aries:  The Ram
The Scorpio Moon lights up your House of Other People's Money. You might find yourself facing fears this week regarding debts, loans or real estate. It's best if you just face the fears dead on and open the envelope or make the call. The Monster in the closet isn't really out to get you, he just wants to work out an agreement.

A positive improvement on this theme comes as the major planets enter Taurus (your Money House) this week! Good Fortune is definitely in the cards for you over the next several months. Try to resist your spending tendencies and budget and save instead.

Taurus:   The Bull
The Scorpio Moon shines in your House of Partnerships. Issues around relationships and business agreements might arise, but either way just try to have some sex. This Full Moon is good for that. The main goal is to achieve harmony between yourself and the important relationships in your life. Avoid complicated social situations - that goes for everybody!
And then there's the next several months with Jupiter in Taurus!! Prepare for the positive money flow to fill your bank accounts, pockets, and then spill out onto the street. Yes it's gonna be THAT good! Be careful about eating too much though, Jupiter in your sign can also bring weight gain.

Gemini:  The Twins
The Scorpio Moon lights up your House of Work and Health. Don't overwork this week. Get enough sleep, good food and exercise. Back to the basics! If people around you are freaking out just let them and keep your focus on what's in front of you.
The big news starts later this week as the major planets enter your House of Self Undoing. What are some of your negative habits that no longer serve you? Jupiter entering Taurus on June 5th will help you make HUGE positive changes in the hidden corners of your psyche.

Cancer:  The Crab
The Scorpio Moon shines in your House of Romance. You will have the most fun of all the signs! Hopefully you will spend some quality time with your true love instead of answering a bunch of calls from past relationships. Remember, the dead can rise from the grave with this moon. 
The main energy in the skies is heading into Taurus, your House of Friends. There's huge growth opportunities and wealth to be found in your community and close relationships. Accept some invitations, be open minded, and let yourself receive the positive influence of the people around you.

Leo:  The Lion
The Scorpio Moon shines in your Home and places where you spend most of your time. The 4th House also symbolizes the foundation of your being, so some revelations might be coming to you today. Work on stabilizing your house and habits because huge opportunities are about to sweep in!
The main energy in the skies is heading into Taurus, your House of Career. Jupiter, planet of Good Fortune and Opportunity, is moving into Taurus June 5th! Your career is about to receive a HUGE boost. Lots of work, money and promotions are expected over the next few months so prepare yourself!! This happens only once every 12 years. What was going on in your life 12 years ago?

Virgo:  The Virgin
The Scorpio Moon sends a ray of light to your House of Communication. Be honest, clear and truthful in negotiations with people this week. If you have to write your ideas out to make sure your voice is heard, then do so. You need to be clearly understood! This week is about speaking your truth.
The major planets are all moving into Taurus this week. This will affect your World Perspective! Opportunities for travel and education will be arising over the next few months. We are moving into the Summer of your Enlightment.

Libra:  The Scales

The Scorpio Moon is illuminating your House of Money! Good for you! It's going to be a busy week. The spotlight is on money, resources and things you value, so make some time for these in whatever form they take.
The next several weeks are going to feel fantastic as the weight of the skies moves into Taurus. You are ruled by Venus, and the planets in Taurus make you feel at home. Negotiations are highlighted, as well as positive opportunities involving debts, loans and real estate.

Scorpio:  The Scorpion

The Scorpio Moon is shining down on YOU! Go bask in the unearthly light shining in your corner of the sky. Throw some tarot cards and light a candle or two! Let your witchy nature out for full expression. I know I will. It's a great few days to play with your appearance, dye your hair, buy new clothes and look at how you operate in the world.
But the main focus coming up for you is relationships. What was going on in your life 12 years ago? As Jupiter (Good Luck) enters Taurus it's about to swing around again. Partnerships will become more harmonious and some of us might find true love.

Sagittarius:  The Archer

The Scorpio Moon is illuminating your House of Self Undoing. This means prophetic dreams and huge revelations about how you operate in your life. What are some of your negative habits that no longer serve you? One way to deal with this transit is to be of service to others; so offer some support to a friend this week.
The weight of the skies is moving into your House of Work, Health and habits. Perhaps it's time to join a gym or get serious about your diet. You will receive huge opportunities at work over the next few months, so expect to shine. Promotions, raises or even a beneficial change in your career path are possible this summer!

Capricorn:  The Sea Goat
Tonight is social night for Capricorns! The Scorpio Moon is lighting up your House of Friendships, so go have a deep bonding experience with your comrades. Stay away from gossip and social intrigue.
The planet Jupiter (Good Luck) is about to enter Taurus on June 5th, which is your House of Romance! If you're in a relationship it's likely to become more committed; if you're looking for a partner it's a GREAT time to do so. Also expression through a creative endeavor will bring financial gain!

Aquarius:  The Water Bearer
The Scorpio Moon is shining down on your House of Career. Positive shifts in your job are available to you. It's a great week to meet with the boss, get a raise, or even research a new career if you're interested. Just try to stay away from office politics and gossip.
The planet Jupiter (Good Luck) is going into Taurus on June 5th, bringing riches to your Home life. This includes any place you feel most safe and at peace. A move to MUCH better surroundings is possible for you. Opportunities will come to redecorate your home, entertain others, or achieve greater stability.

Pisces:  The Fish
The Scorpio Moon is lighting up your House of Perspective, which makes most Pisceans very happy. This week brings revelations to your understanding of yourself. Pay close attention to your dreams and what your subconscious is trying to tell you. This house also rules travel and philosophy so those things are highlighted as well. 
The planet Jupiter (Good Luck) is about to enter Taurus on June 5th, which is your House of Communication. This placement brings riches through connecting with our immediate environment, and through the mundane side of our lives. Keep your eyes open when you're going to the grocery store, you might find a sack of money in the parking lot. If you've always wanted to learn a new language it's the perfect time.


Mindfulness meditation improves connections in the brain

Science and medicine are slowly catching up with the wisdom of  ancient religions and spiritual practices. It was announced at Harvard today that meditation makes the "compassion" center of the brain grow, while at the same time minimizing the area related to stress. It's as simple as finding a comfy chair, closing your eyes, and focusing on your breath.

Check out this article:  Mindfulness meditation improves connections in the brain

and the great video below...


Beltane ~ May 1st, 2011 ~ Flowers & Firepower

What a weekend. We started off with the Royal Wedding, today is BELTANE (one of the oldest, wildest, and most pagan of holidays), and then tonight we find out about the death of Osama Bin Laden. What a crazy turn of events.. and in just three days!

First, the wedding... my observation is that women seemed interested while the men wanted nothing to do with it. Not surprising:)

I see it as significant.

 It's the high point of Spring ~ flowers are blooming, most of us sneezing, birds raising their young... May 1st is when Celtic tradition states that the fairies return from the underground.

Beltane is the uniting of the May Queen with her consort the Green Man (who is about to become the King of Summer on June 21st). It's a festival of love, dedication, and purification ~ often symbolized by jumping a fire. Friday, also, is ruled by Venus and is traditionally the day of love. Is it a coincidence that Prince William and his bride chose Friday for their wedding? hhmmm I wonder...

As for the astrology of the event, William was born on June 21st which is the Summer Solstice. It's the time of greatest light of the year, days are longest and crops are reaching their peak. I find these facts to be more than coincidence. They point to a reconnection of the present with ancestral times. He's in line for the throne of England, and he truly is the pagan King of Summer. Also, Catherine is a Capricorn and William is a Cancerian which are polar opposites (sit directly opposite each other in the zodiac). They are a power couple, and they absolutely bring balance to each others' lives. According to Chinese Astrology, Catherine is a Metal Rooster and William a Water Dog ~ a fairly good match. I hope Catherine will not express the Rooster tendency of being critical and overly opinionated. Roosters DO love the spotlight, and the Dog (William) is loyal and will be protective of his family.

I do have a couple of concerns. For one thing, the Moon was Void-of-Course in Pisces all day Friday, which is not the best time to take vows. Energy is unstable during a void-of-course moon and anything can happen! When the moon shifts from Pisces to Aries, the atmosphere takes on a feeling of rebirth. I certainly felt that during the ceremony.

Also, if you check out the chart of the wedding below it shows some huge extremes. The majority of planets, including the Sun, are in the 10th House of Public Acclaim. This marriage will remain in the public eye, and the work they do together will be the important, uniting factor in their relationship. The 10th House and MC (Midheaven) are also in Aries which shows this couple will be pioneering, and will walk through life in their own individual way. They will set a great example for others. All of the major planets are in opposition with Saturn, the taskmaster. Saturn, the single planet opposing all of this, brings a sober and realistic view of the world and asks us to be disciplined and hard working. This marriage is heavily grounded in responsibility and organization, and might bring limits to the different aspects of their lives.

Further below I posted the chart of the death of Bin Laden down below. The same opposition with Saturn and the other planets is here, but in this chart the grouping of planets opposing Saturn are in the Eighth House ~ the House of death. Yikes. Read this page to learn more about the Eighth house...