For those who believe in the power of astrology, the seventh month of the year is often a time of great significance. Like the full moon, the first day of the seventh month marks a new beginning, a time to take stock of the past year and plan what the new year will bring.
Scorpio is a fixed water sign, and this is one of the most powerful full moons in that sign. (The other two being in late October and mid-February.) Scorpio is also the most mystical and secretive sign in the zodiac, making it an ideal time to take a closer look at our lives, and our relationships with others. The moon in Scorpio is said to be a time of revelation and transformation, as we learn to identify our true purpose in life. We also find out more about our past lives, and see how we have been influenced by the lives we have lived.
On the 26th. April 2021, we have a full moon of at 7° Scorpio. The Full Moon is opposite Uranus in Taurus, square Saturn in Aquarius, and trine Mars in Cancer. Full Moons in Scorpio are by definition intense (we’re dealing with Scorpio energy, after all), and this one is no exception. Mars in a water sign will further fuel our emotions, with Uranus seeking an outlet for them, despite Saturn’s attempts to keep us under control. This combination is dynamite. But when there is tension, when there is friction, things happen. And change is always good, even if it doesn’t always feel that way.
Taurus vs. Scorpio – Freedom has consequences
A Full Moon is an opposition of the Sun and the Moon, i.e., a reflection of the qualities of the opposite sign. The Full Moon in Scorpio is a reflection of what is happening in Taurus.
With a Full Moon in Scorpio, the Sun is in conjunction with Uranus in Taurus (and opposites the Moon). Sun in conjunction with Uranus = desire to be free, independent, autonomous, not dependent on anything or anyone. Scorpio, on the other side of the axis, is practically the opposite. Scorpio is a pact. Scorpio is about duty. Freedom has consequences, and everything we do has a ripple effect. We all pay our dues sooner or later. What happens always happens. In our desire to be free and not worry about the future, we want to own things. But the more we possess, the more we amass, and the more we become slaves to our possessions. Things must be used. The money has to flow. What is no longer needed should be recycled, reused or disposed of. Things cannot exist in a vacuum, and nothing is eternal, even if we want to freeze the status quo and defy the laws of nature. The only constant is change.
Full Moon in Scorpio – we are together
Taurus is mine and Scorpio is ours. Of course, owning things is an absolutely necessary process for our development. If you have no food in your fridge, you are starving. If you don’t have warm clothes, you’ll get sick. Taurus teaches us to be independent and take care of ourselves. But once we reach that goal, we realize at some point that we can’t continue on our own. There comes a time – always – when it is best to join forces or merge with another entity – a project, a person, a community. And this amalgamation is always at the expense of our personal freedom. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing, and from an evolutionary standpoint it’s absolutely necessary. Happy couples may miss the years of celibacy, but they usually find the intimacy of the relationship very valuable. Being part of a community may mean turning down the volume when you listen to music, but it also means having a close neighbor you can count on.
Full Moon in Scorpio – you reap what you sow
Scorpio is associated with transformation, letting go and purification. When you say Scorpio, do you automatically think I should let go? But here we miss the incredible potential for transformation that Scorpio has to offer. Scorpio is not only capable of letting go. In the fall, when the leaves fall, the tree just doesn’t want to get rid of the useless, barren leaves. These dry leaves go back to the soil and are converted into nutrients. They don’t just disappear. They don’t just die. Without the falling leaves that feed the three trees in winter, the tree would have dried up. Without trees we would have no oxygen. Life on Earth would cease to exist. The process of transformation from one state of being to another is a very feared one for all of us – but it is a normal and absolute necessity of life. When things are no longer what they were, when they have changed their status, their characteristics, it does not mean that they have ceased to exist. They’ll just be something else. A full moon in Scorpio is the perfect opportunity to ask yourself:
- What am I holding onto? What freedom can I gain by letting go of what is mine?
- Where am I stuck? What can I use to get ahead?
- Who don’t I want to be anymore? What will happen to me?