scorpioIntense feelings are on the rise and what’s hidden beneath the surface is coming into consciousness. Saturday’s Full Moon (8:35pm PDT) is in Scorpio, an emotional Water sign with an affinity for the Underworld. Scorpio rules what is secret, taboo, dark and mysterious — what we typically stash in the subconscious because it’s too uncomfortable to acknowledge.

The Scorpio Moon opposes both the Sun and Jupiter in Taurus, highlighting the Taurus-Scorpio polarity — themes of sensuality and sexuality, money and other resources, values and meaning, and power. Scorpio is willing to sacrifice Taurus comfort and stability to uncover deeper authenticity, intimacy, passion and vitality.

I’ve already been feeling the force of this Full Moon for days, and for good reason. Let me count the ways:

The Full Moon coincides with the Moon’s perigee (closest proximity to Earth), making this a “Super Moon” — the biggest Full Moon of the year.

It also falls on Beltane, the Cross Quarter holy day that is one of the “gates of power” in the wheel of the year. Beltane, a celebration of fertility — traditionally honored by making love in the fields to bless the crops — marks the halfway point between Spring Equinox (March 20) and Summer Solstice (June 20). Although typically celebrated on May 1, the true Beltane (astro-technically speaking) is this Saturday.

wesak full moonAnd, the Scorpio Full Moon is the festival of Wesak, commemorating the birth, enlightenment and passing away of the Buddha. At Wesak, Buddha is said to return to Earth to bestow a blessing, awakening humanity’s potential to expand consciousness and align with Spirit.

Oh yeah, AND this Full Moon marks the entry into Eclipse Season, a six-week period of accelerated change. We’re coming up on a Gemini Solar Eclipse on May 20, followed by a Sagittarius Lunar Eclipse on June 4.

Saturday’s Full Moon will be a powerhouse time for meditation, magic, prayer and ritual, so please take advantage of this stellar opportunity to get your juju on. The gates between the material (Taurus) and invisible (Scorpio) realms will be wide open.

For more insight into what this Full Moon means for you, find the house in your birth chart that contains 16 degrees of Scorpio. The areas of life signified by that house are where you are invited to:  regenerate, transform and heal; surrender control so that more power can come through; explore the depths and reveal your secrets; share your vulnerability and deepen intimacy.

– Emily Trinkaus

Portland-area friends: Please join me and Career Coach Aubrie De Clerck next Thursday, May 10, 6:30-8:30pm at New Renaissance Bookshop for Power and Purpose: Guidance for Embracing Your Life’s Work. We’ll explore the Uranus-Pluto square, what it means in terms of the changing nature of work and economy, and identify how it’s activating your personal birth chart. Please bring a copy of your chart!