The Full Moon in Scorpio will occur Thursday, April 25 at 3:57 pm Eastern (7:57 pm GMT) at 6 degrees. Full Moons represent the culmination of those things that were begun with the New Moon (in this case the April 10 New Moon in Aries), which found us focusing on our self-confidence and drive.
The Scorpio Full Moon opposes the Sun in Taurus; we are reminded to check ourselves in the progress we made towards our goals set during the Aries New Moon. Have we begun a more healthy approach to our lives through making goals? Are we being too stubborn (Taurus) in our ways, and have mindsets that need to be let go? Are we pushing ourselves too hard or too fast (Scorpio) and need to slow
Magick is more than making changes outside of you, it is also making changes to yourself. If there is something you don't like about yourself, you can change it.
Well, there's nothing new about that! There are numerous systems for personal growth, change, and empowerment, some more effective than others. To effectively use any of them, however, requires you to know more about who you really are. If you think you're cowardly when, in fact, you are actually brave, you might spend many days, months, or years trying to become brave when it's a quality you already have.* Surely this is one of the reasons the concept of "Know Thyself" is so important—you can't decide on your goals (where you
Taurus, The Bull
April 19 to May 20
Keywords: Stubbornness, perseverance, stability, dependability, sensuality
As a bull, you are known for your determination and willpower, but, taken too far, these traits can turn into stubbornness. You are stable and find security in routine, which can often make change difficult. Be careful to not let your unease with change rule your life. Possessions are important to you, with Venus as your ruler. While it is nice to enjoy the finer things in life, be sure to donate or sell old items that serve no purpose—it is always possible that your love of possessions is tied to an emotional
Pluto began its retrograde motion in Capricorn on Friday, April 12, and will continue “backwards” until September 20. Just like any other retrograde planet (including that trickster Mercury), periods of retrograde are periods of “re:” renewing, reflecting, restarting, etc. Instead of being viewed negatively, these retrograde periods are a positive time to slow down (especially now as Pluto begins its retrograde motion) and possibly make some necessary changes.
Pluto, ruler of Scorpio and the eighth house, symbolizes renewal, reincarnation, and the deepest parts of our selves, so now is the time to reflect on any sources of frustration in your life caused by these things (or a