Today’s Full Moon is a powerful one, as I was reminded when it shone through my window and brightened the room into full daylight. As in every Full Moon, the Sun is opposite the Sun which is in Taurus. This creates a need to find balance between the equanimity and stability of Taurus with the need for deep regeneration and soul processing of Scorpio. This Full Moon is a time of going deep within to confront whatever monsters lie deep in the psyche so that they can be put to work for us rather than lurking in the darkness.
Scorpio is a water sign, but its traditional ruler is Mars which is the fire planet so Scorpio also adds a fiery and passionate side to the watery realm of feelings and intuition. With the Sun still in a conjunction to Mars until early to mid-April, the fire of the past month has not totally subsided. Still, when the Sun and Mars both moved into Taurus a few days ago there was a grounding of all of that fire that can help promote relaxation and a reduction of stress.
This event is an eclipse because the Sun and Moon are 11 degrees from the lunar nodes. Eclipses are significant because of this nodal connection – the nodes of the Moon are simply points in the sky that mark the passage of the Moon around the solar orbit (ecliptic), but in astrological symbolism the lunar nodes are connected to fate. Not always, but often something arises during an eclipse that is later seen to be a pivotal point in our lives.
The tighter the connection of the nodes to the lunation (Sun/Moon aspect), the more powerful the eclipse. Astronomers […]