Full Moon in Scorpio

May 14, 2014.  This month the Sun is in Taurus, so the Moon is in the opposite sign of Scorpio. These two signs are not as different in meaning as one might at first assume. Taurus is an earth sign and deals with practical issues including the things we want to manifest in our lives. Taurus loves the material world and experiencing it with all five senses of taste, touch, sight, smell, and hearing. Taurus appreciates things that are solid and lasting and have practical purpose, so it is understandable that this is the Sun sign that oversees the physical labor that goes into the creative act of planting the fruits and vegetables that we will harvest later in the fall.

The Full Moon is in Scorpio, a water sign associated with the unstable, passionate, transformative and taboo energies that run beneath the surface of our world. These energies often stay locked in dark places since their sudden eruption can disrupt the smooth surface of our life with an emotional tsunami caused by an sea-quake or volcanic eruption. Scorpio also wants to manifest, but on an emotional level where it can have deep connections, intensity, and passion.Plow

The place where Scorpio Moon and Taurus Sun connect is through the surface of the earth. Taurus is visible above the earth with its fertile fields and lush harvest. Scorpio is invisible below the earth, in the molten lava and dark unexplored crevices.  The earth is the ground that both separates them and holds them together.

One action on which Scorpio and Taurus agree is the act of plowing. Taurus likes it because plowing is necessary to sow the fields with seeds for the next harvest. Scorpio likes it because plowing a field  brings the things that are underground up to the surface. Plowing the soil adds depth and fertility to the fields, guaranteeing a more abundant harvest.

For You: To chose which seeds to plant you must first figure out what you wish to harvest. Don’t just grab any old seeds that happen to be close at hand. Really take some time and think this through. Plowing, Planting, and Harvesting a field is a lot of work. Be sure that you end up with something worth the effort and that will give you pleasure in tending and pride in harvesting. As you plow you will find stones and rocks and other hard objects that get in the way of your planting. This is like when you dig into the life experiences of your past and you find many hard places that have been obstacles in your path. Seeing these hard places can be difficult and painful.  Scorpio is saying that you can’t ignore the dark hard places. But Taurus is reminding you that you can’t stay too long looking at the pains of the past or you could stay forever lost in the underworld, adrift in the river Styx. When an old hard rock of the past comes to the surface while you are plowing your field, pick it up, look at it and toss it to the side and keep working. Don’t let it take you away from your task of growing your life. You may find that you uncover enough stones that you can build a rocky wall around your field, turning what your thought were weaknesses into strong protection.