A New Normal: The Full Moon in Scorpio

Today, Wednesday May 10, we have a Full Moon in the sexy, sultry sign of Scorpio! All Full Moons represent completion — a time in which things often come to a head. In the opposite sign of the sun, a Full Moon is also a time of balancing opposing energies: In this instance, we’re balancing the simplistic, stable Taurus energy that’s pro status quo, with the more complex Scorpionic energies that stand for transcendence and transformation. Thus, this is a time we can create a new status quo — a new normal. A sign of extremes, Scorpio has the power to reach divine levels of consciousness as well as extremely low levels. Make sure during this Full Moon cycle you flow, let go of the old, and bring your energy up higher; make your “new normal” more abundant and rich by rising above that which is beneath you — like the phoenix from the ashes, one of Scorpio’s symbols. To find out how the Full Moon in Scorpio will likely affect you and how you might use it for best effect, check out your sign and or rising sign below.

Aries: The Full Moon Scorpio lights up your Eighth House of Transformation. The next two weeks are intense, pushing you to set or dissolve boundaries with other people and/or entities. The Eighth House is the area of your chart that rules sex, intimacy and joint resources; it’s an area of extremes, where you’re either in or out. You may decide to say “Adios!” to people and things that are no longer working for your highest good; conversely, during this time you may want to take your connections to another level. One aspect of the Eighth House is about blending your resources with another person, place or thing. Though sex serves as the ultimate example, you can “become one” with a piece of art, another person energetically, or even with your grandest ideals. The interplay of your energies with something outside of yourself can serve to empower or disempower you, just as setting a boundary between yourself and some one or some thing else can do the same. Choose wisely where to create or dissolve boundaries so you come out of this transit stronger than you were before!

Taurus: The Full Moon in Scorpio lights up your Seventh House of Partnerships. The focus for the next two weeks is on the “others” in your life — this could be your significant other, professional partners, or your “public.” You’re likely to get some clarity on where your partnerships are going; in keeping with the theme inherent in Scorpio, you may decide to take your relationship to another level, part ways, or transform your relationship into something else entirely. You need someone who is absolutely in your corner now — someone who’s there for you, values you, and is in it for the long haul. Don’t settle for second best! Do some soul searching and discover what would make you truly happy. The first step to getting what you what is knowing what that is! Use this Full Moon to get clear: What do you want in a significant other? In a business partner? In an audience? With the goal in mind, move ahead while willing to let go of anything that doesn’t fit those parameters. Of course, the onus is on you to communicate your needs and ensure you’re giving others the chance to step up to the plate. Work that throat chakra — communicate — and then you’ll know your next move.

Gemini: The intense Scorpio Full Moon will highlight your Sixth House of Health and Service. Essentially, this is a time when you’ll want to make sure your day-to-day activities serve your highest good. Are your daily rituals healthy? Do you have a strong desire to go to work or do you dread it every day? With these and other questions asked, you’ll get a pretty good idea of your next move — e.g., implement a healthier regimen, find a new place of work, improve your schedule, etc. The Full Moon in Scorpio is very powerful, so it’s likely you’ll be given a very strong nudge to push out anything that’s causing more harm than good. My best advice to you is to clarify your ideals and take action on actualizing them. When someone quits drinking, smoking or sugar, for instance, it’s advisable they find a suitable substitute, otherwise something else tends to find them! In this vein, when there’s something you want to quit — like a job or bad habit — have an idea of its ideal replacement and take action on achieving it. If everything is on the up and up at work and with your regimen, over the next two weeks you can take your success to another level — e.g., go for that promotion, step up your workouts, increase the healthiness in your diet, etc.

Cancer: It’s getting hot in here, Cancer, with the Full Moon in Scorpio transiting your Fifth House of Pleasure! The next two weeks promise opportunities in romance, creativity, and fun! The Fifth House is an opportunity to ignite that spark within that blazes when you’re doing things that you really love. If partnered, use some time over the next two weeks for hot date nights or a weekend getaway; if single, dress up to the nines and get out there to find a great catch! In addition to romance, you could also use the next two weeks for fun with friends. Taking a trip to Coney Island or Disney could be great fun, as could something as simple as bowling, going to the movies or enjoying a picnic — the possibilities are endless! Additionally, you could use the next two weeks to finish up a creative project, infusing your newly ignited creativity into it. If you have kids, the next two weeks are ideal for engagement, as the childlike aspects of yourself will be more prominent. Of course, if you don’t have children but want some, the next two weeks is ideal for making that dream come true!

Leo: The Full Moon in Scorpio, transiting your Fourth House of Home and Family, is a time for you to get back to your roots! You’ll want to use the next two weeks to develop a stronger sense of internal security. You can deepen your self-trust in a variety of ways: For starters, you can work on giving yourself 100% unconditional love and acceptance. You can also take measures to connect more deeply with those you love. You Leos have so much pride, especially in your ability to provide. But what about your heart? That’s your greatest possession, and allowing people to love you for you is what really counts now — so ask loved-ones for the nurture you need. Further, because a Leo’s home is their kingdom, you’ll want to make it as comfy and cozy as possible over the next two weeks. This could mean redecorating, purchasing some creature comforts, or even looking for a place that’s better suited for you. The universe wants you to feel super secure right now on the inside — internally royal, if you will — so take into account all of the aforementioned matters. Above all else, make sure to nurture yourself with all things that feel good to that big, generous heart of yours!

Virgo: The penetrative Scorpio Full Moon will highlight your Third House of Communication, giving the next two weeks a lot of buzz! Keep light on your feet, Virgo, as there’s bound to be a lot of information to contend with: Phone calls, emails, new information about projects, errands to run and more. Luckily, you’re ruled by Mercury, and have the ability to expertly differentiate the important from the irrelevant and to prioritize effectively. Remain light and flexible and, once again, you’ll save the day! But it’s not all work, Virgo; the next two weeks could be very social for you, too. Invites and events are likely to arrive, and you’ll be able to use these situations for your highest good. For instance, if you’re looking for love or work, you may meet someone at a party where you were just expecting to enjoy friends — talk about efficiency! Put out there what you want, and you may very well find it! Because your mind during this time is so strong, you may want to take up a class or learn something new. Finally, because this is such a mental transit, your mind can make or break you: Be self-disciplined and don’t give yourself the luxury of a negative thought. You always have the power to see things differently, and making sure your body feels great (massage, rest, eating well) will help you cast all circumstances in an pathologically optimistic light!

Libra: Comfort is the name of your game as the Full Moon in Scorpio transits your Second House of Value and Finance. Sure, this transit is about increasing your sense of self-worth along with your bank balance, but a short cut to that is sensuality. Make sure your body is feeling great; book a massage or go for a swim — do anything that helps you to feel as perfect as possible. By ensuring your body feels great, you’ll be sending a strong message to the universe about the extent of your value, which will help you attract more wealth and abundance. With your body feeling great, make sure your throat chakra (wear sky blue to help) is open and that your throat feels good; if it doesn’t, chances are you’re not “speaking up” about something important, so make sure you say your peace. Further, if you feel you’re being undervalued at work, now’s your time to rectify that. Though I wouldn’t suggest asking for a raise right on the Full Moon in Scorpio, Thursday (after 1pm EDT) would be ideal, or anytime over the next two weeks. During this transit, you could also go out on a limb to find a new job and/or clients. Just know you’re worth it — remember FEELING great will help you feel you’re worth it — and you’ll be good to go.

Scorpio: This Full Moon in Scorpio is all about you, you sexy thing! Transiting your First House of Identity, bright Luna will have you full of raw power, ready to be seen and have all your needs met. You may want to diversify your energy, so it’s not concentrated in just one area. By balancing your flow of energy, you’ll give the universe a chance to provide you with what’s most important now. Is it love? Family? Career? Health? You can indeed have whatever you want, Scorpio, but sometimes diversifying your interests will help you manifest faster — e.g., breaking away from work may help you do your job, just as spending quality time with friends could help you better understand your partner, etc. Over the next two weeks, you may find that some people and things aren’t giving you back the 100% you’re putting in; that means you may have to assert your feelings and potentially detour from any one-way streets. During this transit, get in touch with who you are and who you want to be; keep flowing toward that, letting go of anything that seems to fall away in the process. Life is a process of becoming, and you don’t need any dead wood to hold you back from your highest degree of happiness!

Sagittarius: As the Full Moon in Scorpio transits your Twelfth House of the Subconscious, you may want to take it easy over the next two weeks, as you’re having to process a lot of information during this period. Since in life we get what we subconsciously believe we deserve, use the next two weeks to release any negative thoughts or beliefs that may be sabotaging your happiness. This may require some soul searching, and will definitely be easier without irrelevant noise: Shut off the phone, be judicious about the invitations you accept, and entertain only empowering thoughts. A Twelfth House transit is a time when we benefit from privacy, even solitude, so we can work out whatever “kinks” in our heads that may be subliminally thwarting our progress. During a transit of the Twelfth House, also known as “the House of Endings,” there may be some things you decide to let go of. In a nutshell, what needs to go is fear — and any decisions based on fear. You can make optimal use of this transit by listening to subliminal hypnosis recordings, doing meditations, saying affirmations, and visualizing what you want your life to look like. (TIP: The universe responds to FEELING, so feel the way you expect to feel upon actualization of your goals; hold that feeling and let it change your energy.)Your next transit (May 25) will emphasize the “others” in your life, so you’ll want to make sure that by that time you’re in a position of strength to give. Start a restorative process now, so more abundance shows up later, if not immediately!

Capricorn: The Full Moon in Scorpio will highlight your Eleventh House of Hopes, Dreams and Friends. With Scorpio in this area of your chart, no doubt you’re intense about these matters. When Scorpio arrives, transformation invariably occurs; thus, there may be some friends you simply don’t connect with anymore, and/or some dreams that no longer feel right to you. Let them go and you’ll make room for the right friends and the right goals. If you don’t have any fair-weather friends or now-lackluster dreams to drop, over the next two weeks you may decide to take your friendships and goals to the next level — score! Another aspect of the Eleventh House is your tribe: If you have a great community of people around you, they can inspire you to reach your highest aspirations. You might decide that you need a better tribe — one that “gets” you — and you can make progress on finding this group of people over the next two weeks. The Eleventh House is the “House of Why Not?” Why shouldn’t you be happy/married/rich/fill-in-the-blank. It’s said that if you have a strong desire, the ability to attain its end already exists; it’s just waiting for you to extract it and make it real. Make your dreams real, Capricorn, and find an awesome group of people to help and support you along the way. Finally, you’re such a rock, and for that your friends are lucky. Realize over the next two weeks the value of friendship; be there for your friends and let them be there for you.

Aquarius: The Full Moon in Scorpio will transit your Tenth House of Status and Honors, putting emphasis on your professional life. What do you want to achieve in this lifetime? What do you want to be your legacy? Letting go of worn-out ambitions over the next two weeks will help you gain traction on your true calling. With the deep sign of Scorpio ruling your career, it’s very important your life’s work has heart and meaning. Scorpio requires emotional intensity, so if you don’t gain an emotional charge from the work you do, it might be time to look in another direction. Alternatively, if you do feel passionate about your work, you can expect to make some major strides over the next two weeks. A promotion, excellent exposure, and high praise are likely if you’ve done your due diligence. Likewise, this transit is a great time to remove blocks to your ascent up the mountain. Just be very clear with yourself on what you want to achieve and which mountain you want to reach the top of. Remember, too, that your legacy need not be professional; many people make their strongest contributions in their personal lives as an amazing spouse, parent, or friend, for example. Whatever it is you want to be known for, this is the time to dedicate yourself to it with full-hearted abandon.

Pisces: The Full Moon in Scorpio will transit your Ninth House of the Higher Mind, making the next two weeks opportune for expanding your outlook. If you have the luxury, it’d be awesome for you to get acquainted with another culture on foreign shores; if that’s not possible, there’s plenty of other ways to broaden your horizons: Perhaps you’ll embark on an odyssey of the mind, learning more about philosophy, spirituality, or foreign cultures. Simply acquaint yourself with the unfamiliar, and that will widen your worldview. This is also a good time to not only see things differently, but to help others see things in a whole new way; perhaps you’ll decide to publish or broadcast your ideas to help the world see things from your perspective. Over the next two weeks also, you’ll likely have “itchy feet” and want to strike out in an adventure of some kind — any kind of fun will do! Because you’re inclined to be philosophical over the next two weeks, a great balance to that will be enjoying yourself. The benefit of a Ninth House transit is improvement to your belief structure, for first you make your beliefs and then your beliefs make you. Use the next two weeks to let go of any self-limiting belief patterns. Believe it’s possible to have both love AND money! Believe it’s possible to be richly rewarded for work you love to do! Change your beliefs during this transit, and the world is your oyster!