I’ll Be Your Mirror— Full Moon in Scorpio


When you look into a body of water, you see your reflection. Such is the case, too, when conversing with a watery person — that is, someone who’s relatively emotional, like those with strong Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces in their astrological chart. Even if we don’t have much water in our astrological charts, our bodies are 60% water, so it’s really natural to reflect back to others what they’re showing us.


In the tarot, the Queen of Cups represents such a watery energy. Kind, caring and supportive, she’s also sensitive, compassionate and a good listener. In the Rider-Waite tarot, she’s ruled by the sign of Scorpio. One thing that’s great about her is that she’s not the type to tell you, “I told you so,” should you fall on your face having not heeded her advice. She doesn’t do that because she’s ignored far worse warnings and put herself in much tighter corners. She knows how you feel, but more important, she feels how you feel. She can’t help but to: She’s empathic. While she can identify with you, because she’s not in your situation, she’s afforded the objectivity that allows her to see what you may be missing. Such qualities make Queen of Cups and Scorpio-type people amazing lovers and friends. They reflect back to us what we may not see, just like Nico does in the Velvet Underground song, “I’ll Be Your Mirror:”

Nico and Lou Reed, The Velvet Underground

Nico and Lou Reed, The Velvet Underground

I find hard to believe you don’t know the beauty you are
But if you don’t let me be your eyes
A hand to your darkness, so you won’t be afraid
When you think the night has seen your mind
That inside you’re twisted and unkind
Let me stand to show that you are blind
Please put down your hands
‘Cause I see you
— The Velvet Underground, "I'll Be Your Mirror"

In the pretty little song, no matter how bad who she’s singing to is feeling, Nico still sees his beauty and worth. The song conveys how important it is to have a mirror — somebody to remind us that we’re good when we’re feeling terrible. That’s what Scorpio does best; she’s so honest and self-aware, she can be the best mirror. There’s nothing she hasn’t seen. She’s been through more than most. And representing the power of fixed (meaning consistent) water (representing emotion) her love is non-stop.

Those under the sign of Scorpio are notorious for going ballistic when mad, but it’s just because they feel so deeply and invest so much in those they love. It’s analogous to when a child screams, “I hate you!” to a parent. The child doesn’t really hate the parent; he just had his expectations dashed and “I hate you!” is an attempt to get back the love he was counting on and misses. In fact, when all emotions are expressed to the limit, they will lead us back to love: From that colleague you can’t stand, to your insufferable mother-in-law, the strife is likely rooted in disappointment and the resulting “hatred” from broken hopes and expectations. Therefore, like Scorpio, if we’re true to our emotions and express them fully, they will lead us back to love. Like Scorpio, however, we have to be fearless and express our feelings completely.

Thus, the best case scenario for this Full Moon in Scorpio is to really know the basis of all energy is love. In doing this, we become more mirror-like to each other. As cliche as it is, we’re all one. When we open our eyes, we can see we’re all the same. Those traits we admire in others we possess within ourselves, just like those qualities in others we can’t stand. But if we love every aspect of ourselves unconditionally, we’ll be more compassionate, tolerant and understanding of others. Loving ourselves fully let’s us love others fully.

If there’s one thing to do this Full Moon, it’s to release judgment of ourselves. Yes, we have standards, things to do, quotas to make, and obligations to fulfill. But if we just cast a more compassionate eye on ourselves, naturally we will be more compassionate to each other. If what the world needs now is “love, sweet love,” it must first start from within and flow out to others in the world.

Full Moons are great for releasing things no longer for our highest good. Anything from self-doubt to worry, to specific things like bad habits, relationships and jobs. The Full Moon, however, will be transiting a specific area of your chart, making that life area ideal for transformation. To find out which life area will be touched by this Full Moon, check to see which house 27 degrees of Scorpio falls in your astrological chart. Likewise, read your sign and/or rising sign below.

ARIES: Over the past two weeks, you’ve likely gotten a better idea of your value, helping you attract more abundance into your life. Speaking up and expressing yourself, you may have found, is key. Now, as the Full Moon in Scorpio transits your Eighth House of Rebirth, the topic of conversation is about how to manage your new-found self-worth: Should you set boundaries with others or join forces to become even stronger? In a nutshell, it’s a matter of deciding which alliances and joint enterprises will empower you versus those that will deplete you. Very instinctual, you’ll usually be able to imagine the new scenario — i.e., joining forces with another — and gauge whether it feels good or bad. As always, trust your intuition. Further, a Full Moon-8th House transit is most likely going to involve letting go of something not for your highest good. Sometimes the release is easy; other times, difficult. Over the next two weeks, be flexible, gentle with yourself, and go with the flow. You may feel like you’re going through a “death” of sorts, so make sure to give yourself the extra space needed to process any raw emotions. The good news is that this is a time of rebirth: Whatever changes now has the built-in potential to make you stronger — even when it doesn’t appear that way! Even when circumstances look problematic, know that every single situation can be leveraged to your greatest advantage. Enjoy the process of falling in love with a new version of yourself, Aries. Soon, the dust will settle and life will be bigger and brighter than ever!

TAURUS: Over the past two weeks, you’ve probably got a better understanding of who you want to be — which is who you really are! With a stronger sense of self, now’s the time to balance as the Full Moon in Scorpio transits your Seventh House of Partnerships. Who complements you is the question, Taurus, as you can’t be “you” without somebody else! If you’re already hitched, these next two weeks are great for deepening your union by being cognizant of the energy you’re flowing into the relationship. If you’re dissatisfied in your relationships, now’s the time to “trouble-shoot” and make adjustments. If you’re not in a relationship, you can use the next two weeks to release resistance to the ideal one you’d like to have. One of the easiest ways to do this is to get clear on how you want to feel in a relationship. Do your part to manifest it, recognizing what’s in your control and what’s not; all you can do is show up, be responsible for your energy, and give others the chance to rise to the occasion. This is still your season, Taurus! Drop anything weighing you down and enjoy those who can lift you up!

GEMINI: It’s Birthday time, Gemini! Hopefully over the past two weeks you’ve been resting up and taking good care of yourself in preparation for your Solar Return! Now, with the Full Moon in Scorpio transiting your Sixth House of Lifestyle, it’ll be important to consider how your day-to-day supports your ideals. Is there something you could be doing daily to get you closer to your goals? Or is there something you’re doing that’s thwarting your progress? Either way, you can use these next two weeks to start fresh! This is the perfect time to consider what you really want and create a lifestyle that fully supports it. Sometimes we say we want something, but don’t bother making room for it — well, this Full Moon can really fix that. This is a great time to release your old protocol for a new one, by doubling-down on a healthy diet and exercise regimen, for instance. This transit may also have to do with work: If you feel your job could use a reboot, start the process of researching new work opportunities. Consider what you’re doing now and what kind of new work situation would make you happier. Start your job search or keep at it, as success is highly likely when the sun is in your sign (in just a few days). Most important, over the next two weeks take good care of your body. We get one body in this lifetime and it’s meant to feel as perfect as possible, so make room in your life every single day to enjoy your senses and physicality.

CANCER: Over the past two weeks, you’ve likely achieved more clarity on your hopes and dreams, and hopefully received some extra support from your friends and community. Now, as the Full Moon in Scorpio transits your Fifth House of Creativity, it’s time to shine! What do YOU bring to the table, Cancer? How are you 100% perfectly you? Self-expression is the name of your game over the next two weeks, as the oceans wash away blocks to you experiencing of joy, fun, laughter and love. Over the next two weeks, ignite your inner spark that blazes when you’re doing things you really love. Consider what will help you experience ecstatic joy in your life: Is it a romance that sweeps you off your feet? Or is it good times with friends and family? Maybe it’s a creative project you’re over-the-moon excited about. Whatever makes you feel free and alive like a little kid inside, do it! This two-week transit is about letting go of anything heavy, as you move in the direction of things that make you feel good. Remember, everything is magical when you see it with your heart — and that now is the name of your game!

LEO: Over the past two weeks, you’ve been very visible and probably ambitious, climbing to the top of the heap and making good on your professional goals. Now, as the Full Moon transits your Fourth House of Home and Family, it’s time to get back to your roots and really nurture your foundation. Over the next two weeks, work on giving yourself 100% pure, unconditional love. Surround yourself with those who love and care about you — sop it all up! The more nurture you can experience these next two weeks, the stronger you’ll be! The deeper the soil, the richer the fruit: everything in your life — particularly your career — will flourish better with a strong foundation under your feet. Further, work on releasing anything that undermines your self-worth. Just take a look at anything you’ve been doing that’s been making you feel bad, and judge whether or not it’s sensible for your end game. Even if there’s nothing to say bye-bye to, make sure to bump up your self-care over the next 14 days. Sleep in, book a spa day or massage, binge watch your favorite shows — anything to nurture yourself. You want to feel really at home within the self now, so you feel at home no matter where you go. Nourish the fields within to create abundance in every area of your life.

VIRGO: You’ve likely expanded over the past two weeks — perhaps you’ve broadened your horizons or shared your message far and wide. Now, as the Full Moon in Scorpio transits your Third House of Communications, it’s time to bring your broader perspective into your day-to-day communications. Over the next two weeks, your daily interactions may go through changes. You may find you need to drop some stuff from your schedule. Consider what you do day-to-day that is an energy-suck, and realize there’s a better way! Even if you can’t drop certain responsibilities now, there’s opportunities for adjustments to make your life easier. Keep in mind, there’s bound to be a lot of buzz over the next two weeks: Phone calls, emails, errands to run, socializing and more. Give yourself permission to not say “yes” to everything, as that would leave you with far too much to do. Further, consider the overall view and what might benefit from some adjusting. Perhaps you’ll want to rest more often at home after work or — just the opposite — will want to be more social. Whatever the case, you’re now poised to perceive what’s working and what’s not in your daily life. Although this transit concerns your interactions with others, it’s very much also about the communications you have with yourself. Pay attention to your inner dialogue: if you notice your thoughts sometimes veer to the negative or that you’re quick to criticize yourself, this is the perfect time to release that. Be diligent about keeping self-praise top of mind.

LIBRA: You made it, Libra! The past two weeks may have been rough, as it was a time of rebirth, setting boundaries, and letting go of what you’ve outgrown. Now, as the Full Moon in Scorpio transits your Second House of Self-Worth, you get to revisit your values and acknowledge what you bring to the table. Take time over the next two weeks to really open your throat chakra by using your voice: sing, scream, chant, talk, etc. Your voice is key to your worth, and will help you increase your bank balance, which is part of what this Second House transit is all about. Money coincides with how much value you’re giving to the world — or how much you’re expressing yourself. By focusing on your self-worth and self-expression, you will be poised to provide more value to the world, which will increase your income. Over the next two weeks, too, let go of anything undermining your self-worth and keeping you from expressing yourself. Release any anger in a healthy way, maybe by talking or writing a letter that you send or don’t send, depending. Another shortcut to high self-worth and financial abundance is sensuality; use this transit to work out any kinks in your body — book a massage or take some hot baths. By releasing any physical tension, you’ll allow the universe to flow through you more easily. With divine energy flowing, you’ll easily express your most authentic self to reap more physical, spiritual, mental, and financial benefits.

SCORPIO: Over the past two weeks, you’ve likely been focusing on partnerships — both personal and professional. Now the main topic of discussion is you, as the Full Moon transits your First House of Identity. Over the next two weeks, the universe is cued up to help you make some changes to your outlook, body, and self-image. Thus, it’s the perfect time to release anything no longer for your highest good. Think about how you want to feel over the next several months, and consider what adjustments you might make. It may help to look at your life with a wide lens, and consider your end-goal: If you want to achieve something, do you see yourself as the type of person that would live that reality? In essence, it’s a matter of putting the cart before the horse: If you want to be a billionaire, develop the mindset of a billionaire now. If you want to find your soulmate, make time daily to mate with your soul. These next two weeks are great for making adjustments to the way you think, look, and behave so you’re energetically aligned with the end result you desire. Every moment we get to decide who we are, so don’t be afraid to say goodbye to a version of yourself that you’ve outgrown. Motion creates the self, so when you have an idea of who you want to be, just start acting like it. “All the world’s a stage,” Shakespeare said, so use this Full Moon to release anything “out of character” for the next role you want to play.

SAGITTARIUS: The last two weeks probably had you focusing on the practical and physical “real world.” Now, as the Full Moon in Scorpio transits your Twelfth House of the Subconscious, it’s time for quietude and reflection. This downtime is super important, because our subconscious determines so much of what we attract into our lives. You can make use of the next two weeks by entertaining only the most empowering thoughts. Even better, spend some time listening to subliminal hypnosis recordings, meditating, saying affirmations, and visualizing what you want your life to look like over the next several months. You’re so great at thinking big, Sagittarius, that if you can believe, there’s nothing you can’t accomplish. (Just think, Walt Disney was a Sagittarius!) You can shortcut your success by visualizing having achieved the results you desire. Conjure up and sustain the accompanying feelings. Bask in your glory and then, on a practical level, work your plan! This is also a letting-go time for you, so use this period to do some soul searching to find out what’s no longer “you.” You’ll want to feel as free and happy as possible this Spring, so drop the dead wood so you can be the firecracker you are!

CAPRICORN: Hopefully you’ve been having fun over the past two weeks, Capricorn — or at much fun as your busy schedule permits! Now it’s time to put some fun and excitement into your big picture, as the Full Moon in Scorpio highlights your Eleventh House of Hopes, Dreams, Friends and Community. Consider your greatest hopes and dreams, and how can you benefit the greater whole (your friends, community, even the masses). As you ponder your purpose, over the next two weeks you’ll be able to remove blocks and self-limiting beliefs that keep you from achieving your greatest desires. “Removing blocks” could be as simple as taking action, which proves to the universe your commitment to your ideals. As the Eleventh House pertains to your friends, community and contribution to society, use the next two weeks to spend more time with like-minded people, as they’ll empower you with thoughts, ideas, and inspiration. Do what you can over the next two weeks to make life light: Release what you need to feel good. This is a transit of “why not?” Why not get rid of anything that’s bringing you down? Why not feel on top of the world? After all, that is indeed where you belong.

AQUARIUS: Hopefully, you’ve given yourself some extra TLC over the past two weeks and now have a stronger sense of emotional security and self-trust. Such self-care will be your secret weapon now, as the Full Moon in Scorpio transits your Tenth House of Career. Over the next two weeks, you’ll have a leg up in removing blocks to your professional advancement. Go after your goals! Things may miraculously get out of your way, so eat right, get your rest, etc. so you are poised for opportunity! Now’s a great time to also make adjustments that support your career goals. Keep in mind that the spotlight is on you over the next two weeks; if you want to level up, this is the time to do so. Work on releasing energy no longer needed, which will make room for what you do want, specifically professionally. Finally, your legacy need not be confined to just professional endeavors; you might make your mark in the world as a powerful spouse, parent, good friend, or philanthropist. However you decide to make your contribution to society, if you follow your heart you’ll live on in the hearts of others and create a legacy that lasts forever.

PISCES: Over the past two weeks, you’ve probably been as busy as a bee with lots of buzz going on in multiple areas. Perhaps you’ve added some socializing or work projects into your life, and are acclimating now to a new normal. As the Full Moon in Scorpio transits your Ninth House of Expansion, however, you’re looking for more! You may experience “itchy feet,” as this transit incites you to get away from the ordinary and experience the unfamiliar. Taking or planning trip to foreign shores now would be ideal. You might also experience more of the world right where you are. Perhaps you’ll immerse yourself in a foreign culture by learning another language or reading foreign books and films. It’s your brain that’s looking to be galvanized now, so you could learn more about philosophy, spirituality, or anything that helps you perceive life’s limitless potential. In getting a better idea of what exists “out there,” you’ll gain insight into your place in the universe. In this vein, you may decide to share your perspective with a wide audience, perhaps by publishing or broadcasting your work. Most important over this two-week transit is to feel limitless. In the words of Auntie Mame, “Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!” Don’t be one of them! Experience the world as vast, and allow others to experience your vastness.