The Buddha Full Moon
Saturday, May 18, 2019
2:11 p.m. pacific time
27°39′ 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. As in Buddha’s journey — cycles of darkness will eventually awaken us to the wisdom of enlightenment.
The Moon moves into Scorpio at 2:26 p.m. (PDT) on Thursday, May 16, and enters into its exact Full Moon phase on Saturday, May 18. Besides the earthly cycles of life and death, the Scorpio Full Moon highlights 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 — which is also referred to as the “underworld” by 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 spiritual merger of equality between the sacred feminine and the sacred masculine.
The Full Moon in Scorpio only occurs once a year when the Moon is in opposition to the Sun, which will reflect the solar energies of the zodiac-sign Taurus, back to us here on Earth. Taurus is the sign associated with inner security, values, and self-love — all important themes to consider during this lunation.
If you’ve been stuck in a defeating karmic cycle, you will want to draw upon the transformational energy of Scorpio. 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 2019 by Linda Kaye