The full moon lights up the sky on May 3rd in the mysterious sign of Scorpio. Scorpio is an introspective, passionate, and penetrating sign that doesn’t settle for the superficial. Therefore, this Scorpio full moon promises to take us deep, helping us penetrate our psyche and claim a deeper level of authenticity within ourselves. Known as the enlightenment moon, Buddha reached a fully enlightened state under a Scorpio full moon!
A full moon happens when the sun and moon oppose one another at the midpoint of every lunation. When the sun fully opposes the moon (as it does at the time of the full moon) the moon fully receives the light of the sun — making it completely visible. The sun represents our vitality; the moon, our emotional and intuitive nature. The polarity of these two celestial forces creates peak creative energy. Full moons are an ideal time to channel energy towards our empowerment, growth, and transformation. This one is extra strong for enlightenment!
As the full moon in Scorpio opposes the sun in steady-stable-security-oriented-Taurus, it evokes the need to look at where we cling to security out of fear instead of our best interest. It does so while making an exact-change-making-angle to the planet of expansion, Jupiter. Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system, two and a half times the size of all the other planets in the solar system combined. Jupiter in Leo wants us to connect with our deepest sense of self-esteem and creative passion. With this full moon exactly squaring Jupiter in Leo, it’s time for us all to dive within and examine where we hide. Where does our shame hold us back? Where do we need to let go of our unworthiness in order to claim our brilliance? We all have brilliance. It’s part of the human design! Additionally, Saturn (the planet of structure, order, and karma) opposes Mercury (our thinking mind), offering us a beautiful opportunity to bring discipline into the examination of our minds. Collectively we are being asked to identify where we deny our truth out of fear, prioritizing our need for safety over our growth. This full moon is about choosing growth instead!
Face your fears. Choose expansion. Shine on!
In mid-April, Jupiter woke up from its long retrograde cycle, blessing us with the opulent, positive, energy of this expansive planet in full force. By now, we should all feel more optimistic than previously in 2015. Jupiter lives in Leo until mid-August when it will move from jovial Leo into fastidious Virgo. We have until then to make sure our ego structure receives a reboot. Once Jupiter leaves Leo, it won’t be back for another 12 years. It’s important that we embrace this beneficial energy motivating us all to shine while we can. This transit wants us to express our personalities with truth, vibrancy, and playfulness. That said, use this full moon to look within and see where your ego might be wreaking havoc on your growth holding you back from shining on!
Don’t let this precious, conscious energy pass you. Take the time to examine your mind and find the cracks in your psyche where you are incongruent with the part of you that is ready to shine the brightest! We have three more months to get this mammoth lesson, download, and move into a potentially life-transforming identity shift. This full moon at 13 degrees of Scorpio, which is also in an exact square to Jupiter, wants nothing more than for us to channel this energy into a penetrative look inside. Lucky number 13 is in full effect, so don’t be surprised if you are brought back to re-examine decisions you made about yourself when you were 13!
Your homework this full moon!
Due to the potent energies in the sky, this is a fan-freaking-tastic time to journal! This full moon, give yourself an hour to doodle on the page and free write. Here are my recommended journal prompts to consider.
- If I were 2% more authentic, I would…
- If I shined in the world, I am afraid that…
- I stop myself from shining because…
- If I weren’t afraid, I would…
- I know… to be true but resist taking action because….
- When I was 13, I stopped expressing this part of me…
Once you’ve allowed yourself some time to write, go back and read through what you’ve written. Then, circle/underline the most provoking insights that come up for you…
Now take those nuggets and dive deeper into them. What do they bring up? What’s just beneath the surface asking for acknowledgment? Now that you’ve recognized this, how do you want to move forward?
After you spend some time pondering, journaling and excavating your mind, get clear on at least one precise action, you feel inspired to take based on this exercise.
Make a commitment to yourself. Commit to taking action. Get clear on a precise action you are going to take to move the ball forward in your life. Claim it.
I’d love to hear from you. What action are you committing to taking this full moon. Claim it in the comments below.
Because, I never ask you to do anything I don’t do myself, here’s mine. This full moon, I commit to confronting my fear of commitment and follow my heart when it comes to how I want to live. I vow to take action in three important areas in my life.
- My creative expression– there is a project that needs my full commitment. I vow to commit to this project. I am going to contact a couple of accountability partners to support my full commitment here.
- My family. I have a vision I am working on with regards to growing my family. I am committing to my first steps. (More to come on this in the future.)
- My travels. India is calling my name. Time to make some plans.
Now, over to you. What’s your commitment this full moon?
As always, I send you all of my love. Thank you so much for letting me into your life.