Buddha & The Scorpio Full Moon
Sunday, April 29, 2018
5:58 p.m. pacific time
9°38′ minutes of Scorpio
Everything is changeable, everything appears and disappears; there is no blissful peace until one passes beyond the agony of impermanence. ~ Buddha
This month’s Full Moon is considered spiritually auspicious as people all over the world celebrate Buddha’s enlightenment. It was while the Moon was in her full phase in Scorpio that Buddha sat under the Bodhi tree over 2,500 years ago and obtained Nirvana. The sign of the Scorpion encourages each of us to embrace the mysteries of death and rebirth and the overall impermanence of human life. Cycles of darkness eventually awaken us to the wisdom of enlightenment that result from going deep within.
The Moon moves into Scorpio at 12:11 a.m. pacific time on Sunday morning and enters into its exact Full Moon phase at 5:58 p.m. Because the Moon is traveling through the domain of the Scorpion it will highlight personal power dynamics, possessions, other people’s money, sexuality and a need for deep internal transformations.
As a water sign, Scorpio represents our emotional realm and most specifically, our deep subconscious — also known as the underworld by the native shamans. This lunation cycle has the potential to suddenly illuminate hidden agendas and encourage long overdue transformation. If you desire change, you will want to embrace this powerful Full Moon to transmute and transform your life.
Scorpio is feminine in nature and symbolizes the spiritual essence of the divine shakti — energy and power — which is recognized as the many faces of the divine feminine. In the Hindu tradition the divine shakti is known as the divine mother, the universal creator, destroyer of evil, and sustainer of all life. Her many faces are acknowledged as Kali and Durga, as well as the supreme female companion of Lord Shiva — Parvati. The divine union of Shiva and Parvati is symbolic of the powerful merger of equality between the sacred feminine and masculine.
The Full Moon in Scorpio only occurs once a year when the Moon is in opposition to the Sun and reflects the solar energies of the zodiac sign Taurus — the sign associated with inner security, values, and self-love. This is an especially powerful Full Moon because the two planets associated with Scorpio — Pluto and Mars — have been in a close conjunction with one another this past week and will continue to be so into next week. This duo combined with the Full Moon in Scorpio is packing a potent punch! Its intensity can promote an alchemical transmutation both spiritually and emotionally.
This is a powerful lunation offering the potential to illuminate hidden agendas and encourage long overdue change. If alchemical transformation is something you desire you can draw upon the transformational energy of Scorpio to transmute your life. Spend time in meditation, ceremony, or ritual and intend to awaken to the metamorphosis of your human and spiritual journey.
Scorpio Full Moon Key Words: Transformation, Secrets, Illumination, Power Dynamics, Sexuality, Possessions, Impermanence (Death & Rebirth).
Copyright 2018 by Linda Kaye