The Full Moon on May 18th, 2019, is a potent and powerful one. Placed in the mighty sign of Scorpio, we can expect deep, intense emotions rising to the surface, to be processed and transformed. However, there is more to this Full Moon than meets the eye.
This is a Blue “Flower” Moon – the “flower” comes from the fact that wildflowers are blooming all over the Northern Hemisphere around this time, and the “Blue” part of it is indicating that this is an additional, extra Full Moon within an astronomical season (which is the time between the last solstice and the next equinox). Usually, there are 3 Full Moons in any given astronomical season, but this year we have 4. Although this is mainly an astronomical phenomenon, we can certainly look at this Scorpio New Moon as something a little more special.
About the Scorpio Full Moon
Whilst the Sun will be in peace-loving Taurus, the watery Moon will be in the sign of the Scorpion, which asks us to find the balance between peace and power. As with all Full Moons, there is opportunity for release, and so we can all tap into the self-empowerment that arises from moving past power games and drama, yet also not become too stuck in peace loving Taurus that we forget to live with intensity.
The Moon is not always necessarily comfortable in the sign of Scorpio and this Full Moon might feel somewhat emotionally painful or even crisis-like. There may be some resistance to release, as Scorpio has a tendency to cling, as does Taurus. Hence, we can perhaps look at holding onto what really means something to us, and commit to it – and let go of the rest. This is also the perfect Full Moon to face our shadow side and deal with it.
Energies affecting this Full Moon
Mars is the ruler of this Full Moon, and having just moved into the sign of Cancer, a sign he may feel a touch frustrated in, this Full Moon in Scorpio may be a dance of passive aggression. We will be asked to face and deal with conflict constructively, to honestly let go of old grudges or the need to be right.
Venus, ruling the sign of Taurus and therefore the Sun, joins together with the Titan Uranus, which further indicates the need for balance in our relationships, the balance of independence as well as a healthy togetherness. Venus with Uranus can indicate that we may suddenly have to let go of something, and be very flexible and adaptable indeed.
However, supportive aspects to the planets Saturn and Pluto can tell us that despite sudden change and quick release, there is a strong foundation there for us, whether it comes to relationships, our career or other important areas of life. There is still something to hold onto, some commitments to be made.
We may just have to look at things from a different perspective, and with Mercury close to the Sun and opposite the Moon, communicating over this Full Moon in Scorpio is absolutely key. Although, finding the balance between how we feel and what we need versus how we are saying it, well, that may need some work. The advice is to not rush and to go patiently, to be flexible and open to change.
How to make the Most of the Full Moon for each Sign
Aries and Aries Rising
The Full Moon in Scorpio asks you to face your shadows around Money and Finances. Perhaps there’s been a bit of possessiveness there – which is not like you, given your generosity. Learning the balance between give and take can offer dramatic transformation in your life.
Taurus and Taurus Rising
With the Moon being in your opposite sign and the Sun being in your home sign, this will be a very potent Moon for you indeed, and asks you to release a relationship that has had a hold on you, or to re-negotiate the terms and conditions of your connection – and find freedom in the process.
Gemini and Gemini Rising
The Scorpio Full Moon will ask you to release and let go of any deep, intense subconscious patterning you may have held onto – be prepared for your shadow to show itself and tackle it by letting go of bad habits you are holding on to, habits of escape or avoidance.
Cancer and Cancer Rising
With the ruler of this Full Moon in your sign – Mars – you will have an increased desire for action over this time, and it may be easier for you to let go of friendships and goals that no longer serve you. However, don’t be passive aggressive about it – if there is conflict to deal with, rather look at it in the eye and overcome your fears.
Leo and Leo Rising
This Full Moon promises a culmination and release of an important career theme. You may have a big decision to make regarding your family and home life, and it’s important for you to try and avoid unnecessary drama at home. This can be a very successful period for professional longevity.
Virgo and Virgo Rising
It’s time to decide what you believe in, Virgo – and perhaps time to release some outworn ways of thinking and analysing things that is just causing you stress. Look at all the ways you can set yourself free in terms of your philosophies, as well as externally. You may finish up important studies now.
Libra and Libra Rising
Librans are going to be dealing with their shadows around give and take. Perhaps you expect total equality, and sometimes things don’t quite work that way… Try and deal with it by facing any resentments and releasing them, so that things can transform in your most personal relationships.
Scorpio and Scorpio Rising
With the Moon in your sign, it is your time – although things will feel intense, you may just revel in it, and release that it’s time to choose you. Perhaps you need to release a pattern of relating that doesn’t work for you anymore, and do away with power struggles in your relationships.
Sagittarius and Sagittarius Rising
This full Moon in Scorpio for a Sagittarian is about a culmination when it comes to work as well as the escape from the mundane. Perhaps there is a work issue you want to move on from, and now is the time to do it – yet achieving a good balance between routine and escapism is key over this time.
Capricorn and Capricorn Rising
Capricorns may let go of power plays when it comes to their relationships, and may even deepen a relationship that has thus far just been play and fun. This Full Moon may bring up some powerful and intense feelings when it comes to love, and it will be important to face them all in order to transform.
Aquarius and Aquarius Rising
This Full Moon can indicate a time to release a place you have become attached to, Aquarius, which may be a home you’ve lived in for a while. Although you may not move right away, this time can indicate a period of letting go of your old space and moving into the new with a sense of commitment and purpose.
Pisces and Pisces Rising
Piscean folks can look at releasing any toxic issues around family members or siblings, and through conscious communication, allow these relationships to be transformed. Things can reach a culmination regarding your family, and it will be important to avoid drama.
Tips for making the most of the Full Moon in Scorpio
- Face your shadow – Scorpio often represents the qualities we hold in shadow – take this time to face your own shadows, and gently forgive and be patient with these parts of yourself. Taurus is a sign of love and tenderness, which can balance out the harsher aspects of Scorpio.
- Balance peace with power – To much drama is always negative, but not enough drama is downright dull. Find the balance between these two and notice how your life becomes more interesting.
- Release the need to control – Uranus with Venus on the same day as the Full Moon can indicate change – and Scorpio and Taurus may sometimes hold on too tightly. Release any desire to control things and try to go with the flow.
Summary of the Full Moon in Scorpio
This Full Moon in Scorpio in May 2019 is a culmination and release of issues related to our shadow parts, shining a light on the parts of life that need to be released – whether it’s a family matter or a relationship issue. This Moon offers transformation at the deepest level, if we allow for a bit of chaos and change, and be adaptable.