Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Full Moon in Scorpio: Deepening the Well

Full Moon in Scorpio opposite Sun in Taurs at 23 degrees. on
May 14 at  3:16 pm EDT, and 8:16 pm Greenwich (BST) etc

The astrology these days is intense, powerful, transformative. If your own life is not being turned upside down and inside out, you probably know someone else who's is. Some of us are feeling a bit ragged  and worn down by it all, and will welcome the "stabilizing, grounding, “Buddha-Nature” of this Full Moon"    (Robert Wilkinson)

At the 'Wesak' Full Moon,  many people make the trek to the Wesak Valley at the bottom of Mt Kakais in Tibet to celebrate Buddha’s Birthday.  The Buddha's mercy and compassion brought much light, love and healing to humanity, and, as did other great masters,  he taught that heaven can be here on earth. Even as life is full of suffering, so is it full of light.

This Full Moon can illuminate those tender places that have being shaken up recently,  bring ing a  soothing balm of release, as we surrender our troubles and allow ease and grace back into our lives.

There has been so much letting go lately, as the Grand Cross energies dig away at our very foundations.  Recent eclipses have added to the stripping down by removing what is familiar (but old and outworn). For some this has been a kind of death process as they stuble blindly through unfamilar ground; for others a glorious rebirth. 

This Full Moon can be like a pause ...  an beautiful out-breath to release our worries and tensions as we let in the light.

As the Sun in Taurus grounds and secures us,  the Moon glowing opposite in Scorpio will shine a path forward as it joins a healing Grand Trine in Water to soothe our fears and pry open our tender hearts yet again. The Moon also links to serious Saturn in Scorpio, reminding us that there is still work to be done.

“As we approach Wednesday’s Scorpio Full Moon and distance ourselves from the recent Sun/Saturn opposition we can best use this time to consider where in life we are skimming the surface in order to avoid the apparent darkness of depths we would prefer were not there.
“This is not an exercise in misery or some kind of morbid masochism but a gentle coaxing of our attention to the places where it does not naturally rest… Think of it as tending to a painful wound. We don’t bash it with a mallet to make it better. We bathe it in soothing warm water…”

The Moon shining Full in Scorpio asks us to dive deep to find the  treasure that lies hidden within our souls. Let it light your way to true transfomation. As you breathe out, release everything that is holding you back... your fear, your insecurity, your jealousy , your ignorance. Your greed. There is so much abundance on this planet. There is so much abundance within us.

Sun in Taurus says: Stand at your core and  know your worth. 

You are glorious!


  1. Thanks for this Raven. Today I plan to give up a volunteer position that I have been committed to for over 3 years. I need to make room for new things in my life...I am anxious about it, but I know it has to be done.

  2. Sounds like you are doing what you need to do. These days we need a lot of trust and faith to get through all the changes, which the beautiful water grand trine energy will help you with. Good luck with everything!

  3. Under a Wesak Moon

    ...here we plug along. Sense is a human
    Silent knowledge that can’t
    be quantified, measured. It is more subjective,
    contextual, subtle
    Yet vital.
    Such instinct, lore, ought
    not be lost, drowned in prideful ownership,
    nor discounted for quick profit on the popular market.

    Traveling through water
    reveling in loud telling
    the tale for a shilling,
    skillfully fading; still outside of jail.
    Intimate with rambling river --
    told never to expect a binding code.
    Love ‘em or hate ‘em
    we club ‘em and mate
    ‘cause it’s all we know.
    Tomorrow is only a threat.
    Tonite is the moment we met.
    To live by chance of regret could do us wrong.
    Listen to me. I’m a song.

    Why invoke Love, so imprecise an instrument,
    when desire craves divine-like acceptance,
    adoration of sparks within us,
    all that can inflame
    madness, empathy, a symphony, a cure for anything.
    Love can become rational answer if the world of we
    define it as sanity.
    Health, enlightened cooperation, love’s inspiration
    to keep us all at the top of our form.
    Love fresco of swooping angels,
    vowed to fly us to our highest goal.
    aspiration enriched.
    Taste the bittersweet of long accumulated heritage.
    That metallic tang of blood, carbon bonds descended
    through rock, dust,
    skeletons deconstructed to reclaim from waste.
    Black swans, dragons, screeching birds surging through flame,
    ever re-emerging,
    carry potential energy into ancient deserts.
    Sleep well in comfort of serene will.
    we learn to bloom.

  4. Wow Libra Moon! Thank you so much for that beautiful and poetic expression of our current astrology. Yes, pruning is done... time to bloom!! I would like to post it onto the regular post...with your permission.