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Full Moon in Scorpio 2014 by Sarah Fuhro
Full Moon in Scorpio for 2014
To understand the Invisible, study the Visible—The Talmud
How quickly a new Moon in Taurus has grown to be the large full Moon in Scorpio! Once again we are asked to balance two opposing impulses in our psyches and in our lives. We might best understand these impulses and energies if we think about Beltane and Samhain. Taurus in Beltane heightens our love of the physical and visible beauty of the earth, while the Scropio Moon reminds us there is another world invisible and mysterious.
At Beltane, when Taurus is at 15°, we celebrate fertility and the intermingling of male and female. The Pleiades rise at dawn and set with the Sun. The trees are full of blossoms and the ground is bursting with new energy. In many places on earth, this would be the time when cattle (Taurus) were taken into the mountains to graze. We feel potential, our own and the gardens we tend. The goddess is a maiden who walks the earth in a green mantle to meet and mingle with the green man.
Samhain celebrates the end of the harvest season at 15° Scorpio. We are keenly aware of death as a place to travel and explore. Seeds are stored or fall to earth to wait for another season of Beltane. We celebrate this season in darkness, and watch the Pleiades rise at sundown. In former times this was the season, when animals were selected to be butchered and stored for the winter. The goddess is a dark and aged woman, who reminds us of transformation into mystery.
When we come to this full Moon we realize that we, like the earth are experiencing these opposing seasons simultaneously. If we live in the Northern Hemisphere we are dancing with the delight of spring, but remembering how short is the season of growth and renewal, while in the Southern Hemisphere, the approach of winter comes with the promise of spring.
The particular full Moon of Scorpio has as companion, the planet Saturn who traditionally was the symbol of age and death. When the Moon and Saturn come together we may feel burdened by responsibility, and the need for achievement. Saturn makes this time of full Moon more restrained. We can’t forget our responsibilities even as we open to the light from the Scorpio full Moon lantern.
And the Grand Cross continues in this time (and chart) with Venus joining Uranus to make things intense, and quirky romantically. Love may come and go quickly with this combination, which includes the opposition from Mars in the sign of Venus and a square from Jupiter and Pluto. Mars has been traveling in retrograde motion since March. Now he is ready to stop on May 19 and turn direct. Mars in Libra and Venus in Aries are trying out each other’s signs. This is a good time for artists. Mars suggests action in the realm of Venus (art) and Venus in Aries is daring and open to new directions.
This full Moon is a challenge to face our fears (Moon and Saturn) and find the creative impulse to respond in new ways to what frightens us. There is a lot of sexual energy in this chart, which is a symbol of the season’s joyous embrace. Venus rules Taurus Sun, and we see her beauty all around us, while Scorpio Moon is ruled by Mars. The dance of Mars and Venus reverberates from all of these astrological themes. Find a way to join the ball!
Keeping our Ancient Wisdom Alive
The Wisdom Tradition evolved over the centuries to address our deepest human needs. Sarah Fuhro is a practitioner of its many forms; including Astrology, Tarot, Flower Essences and Druidry. In addition to personal consultations, Sarah teaches workshops and private classes, offering both clients and students knowledge powerfully rooted in the past, presented in the language of the present. To learn more, please visit www.sarahfuhro.com. or her Facebook page at: Sarah Fuhro * Star-Flower Alchemy / Astrology, Flower Essences and Tarot.