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What a Full Moon in Scorpio Means for You

Deborah is a writer, healer, and teacher. She enjoys helping people work towards healthier lives.

The Full Moon carries powerful energy.

The Full Moon carries powerful energy.

Why the Moon Matters

From the dawn of humanity, people have looked toward the skies for guidance. The Full Moon offers light in the darkness, calling us to the depths of mystery, magic and myth.

It's been noted that behavior changes during a Full Moon. While some pass this off as legend and scientifically unproven, the fact is, the Moon does impact how we feel.

For an in-depth explanation, you can read this article at BBC Future: "The Mood Altering Power of the Moon."

On Earth, the Moon impacts the tides on a daily basis. If the force of the Moon can move all of the water on our planet, then it stands to reason that we humans—who are comprised of 60% water—would feel some sort of influence. But, what exactly is that?

The Moon is the closest celestial body to planet Earth. It rules the night, darkness and water. The Moon is capable of shifting water on Earth, and in our own bodies. It rules plant life, the tides, emotions, fertility and menstruation. The Moon lights up the darkness, reflecting the light of the Sun.

In astrology, the Moon reflects our natural emotional response to stress and pressure. The Moon governs the emotional body, and rules our memories and habits.

In your astrological chart, the Moon is the instigator of change, moving the small wheels of daily emotion, memory and insight, to pull you along to bigger changes. In subtle ways, the Moon influences your life every single day. The placement of the Moon indicates how you respond to crisis, how you react in the emotional realm and how you might deal with stress.

A Full Moon offers us an opportunity to release and forgive. When the bright light of the Moon reveals what has been hidden in the dark, we can let it go.

The Moon’s sign in your chart modifies and blends with the Sun sign in your chart, creating a unique description of your personality.

The Moon takes twenty-eight days to move through all twelve signs of the zodiac. It is the fastest moving body in our solar system, and has the most direct impact on your daily life.

The sign of Scorpio.

The sign of Scorpio.

What a Scorpio Moon Means in General

Every month, the Moon moves through all 12 zodiac signs, spending a little over two days in each sign.

A Full Moon occurs when the Moon is directly opposite the Sun. In astrology, when the sun is in the sign of Taurus (April 21-May 21), the Full Moon occurs in the opposite sign of Scorpio (October 23- November 21.) The Sun fully illuminates the Moon, thus giving us a Full Moon.

When the Moon moves into the sign of Scorpio, (and it moves into Scorpio for two days every month) we collectively feel certain things. Think of it as the background music for the days. During a Full Moon, this energy is more like a live symphony orchestra playing in the background.

The Scorpio Full Moon is also called The Flower Moon, because it is during May that flowers come into bloom in the Northern Hemisphere. As we tend our gardens, by removing weeds to make way for the flowers, so too must we clear our emotional baggage to clear the way for new growth.

A Scorpio Moon opens our sixth sense. We might notice or intuit things strongly. We may feel like keeping to ourselves, being private and secretive. We might feel stubborn or get our feelings hurt easily. Emotions run deep during a Scorpio Moon, and you might feel like holding onto a grudge.

Scorpio loves to explore deep emotional truths. This sign brings an intensity to the days. It's important to give yourself (and others) a bit of extra space when the Moon moves into this sign.

During a Scorpio Moon, getting exercise is important to help process the deep emotion. Swimming will feel good. Walking in nature—especially in the woods or mountains—will also be healing, as will spending time near the ocean.

Meaning of Scorpio Moon for Your Sign

The Full Moon represents an opportunity to release, forgive and let go. What areas you choose to focus on will depend on your Sun and Rising sign and where the Full Moon is.

The Full Moon brings conclusion. It offers a chance to let go of what no longer serves your life, to prepare for setting seeds during the New Moon cycle. Every month is a cycle and an opportunity to grow and release.

With the Sun in Taurus and the Moon in Scorpio, we are each being asked to release our fears, anxieties and doubts and finally start to trust ourselves. If we reach out to those who love us, they can offer support and encouragement as we release what no longer serves our highest purpose.

While most people are familiar with their "Sun Sign" (the traditional sign we associate with our birthday), the Rising Sign or Ascendent Sign is much more personal and more accurately describes your unique personality. The Rising Sign takes into account the day, time and location of your birth. It is the sign that was rising on the eastern horizon at the moment and in the location of your birth. This sign offers a glimpse into your outlook on life and how you appear to others.

For more in-depth work with the Moon, read both your Sun and Rising Signs. It's okay if you don't know your rising sign. You can just look at your Sun sign.


The Moon and Your Sign

The Full Moon in Scorpio will impact each person uniquely. However, you can look to your zodiac sign to give you an idea of what to expect during the course of this Full Moon.

Aries Sun/Rising

For you, fiery Aries, this Full Moon is about karmic balance. It's time to end relationships that no longer work for you in both romance and business alike. Forgive yourself for areas where you didn't live up to your commitments and forgive others who may have hurt or harmed you. It's time to let this sh*t go. You can commit to acting differently in the future. Trust your gut with this Full Moon and release what doesn't serve you moving forward. With a clear emotional space, you can start fresh.

Taurus Sun/Rising

For dependable Taurus, this Full Moon reveals places in your life where you've fallen into patterns that no longer work for you. Where have you fallen into a rut, whether in a partnership or in your life in general? Sometimes these ruts keep you stuck where you no longer belong. Look at your goals and decide if the people and patterns you've been stuck with are serving your desires. Let go of those things that don't work for where you want to go. Leave behind the old way of doing things to make way for a fresh, clean start.

Gemini Sun/Rising

Busy Gemini, it's time to redirect your energy. What parts of your daily routine aren't working anymore? Stop expending so much energy doing things that don't work or won't move you ahead. You've got a tendency to run yourself into the ground, and now is the time to let that go. Clear some space for self-care during this month.

Cancer Sun/Rising

For you, sensitive Cancer, this Full Moon is reminding you to have fun. Where in your life are you denying yourself freedom of expression? Let go of your fear, release your desire to escape and let yourself just have some fun. Clear the cobwebs of your personality and give yourself freedom to enjoy pleasure. It's coming this month, and you need to clear some space to fully enjoy it.

Leo Sun/Rising

Bold, dashing Leo, this Scorpio Full Moon brings deep changes to your home and family life. It's time to step out of the spotlight and turn your attention inward. It's time to release old family drama or hurts or grudges you've carried from childhood. Once you release these old karmic patterns, you'll clear the way for a new family dynamic, new patterns and new behaviors.

Virgo Sun/Rising

Virgo, you are the servant of the zodiac, and this will be a powerful time for you. Prepare for a deep, emotional release. Prepare yourself for some deep conversations and revelations and get ready to let it all go. You've already done all the work. Now it's time to let go of those things that don't serve you. Yes, it will be messy. It might even hurt a little. Don't fear the pain and emotion. Allow it, release it and be ready for a brave new world.

Libra Sun/Rising

Libra, you're all about balance, and it's time for you to tip the scales. This Full Moon asks you to look at your finances and more importantly, how you value yourself. What are you worth? This isn't only monetary, but also your inherent worth. Let go of limiting beliefs, doubts and fears around money. Big changes are headed your way, but you've got to make some room. Let go and get ready to grow.

Scorpio Sun/Rising

Secretive Scorpio, this Full Moon brings you into focus. It's all about you! With transformation looming, it's time to let go of the people and behaviors that don't reflect the new, expanded you. You are on the verge of tremendous personal breakthrough. Let go of everything that holds you back. It's your time to change in a big way.

Sagittarius Sun/Rising

Slow down, independent Sag. Take a deep breath. You love to be on the move and learning, but this Full Moon is time to step back and take a break. Breathe deeply, slow down and release all the exhausting things on your to do list. Listen to your intuition. Let go of the need to be on the go, and instead rejuvenate your soul. You'll be having a busy month ahead, so now is the time to slow down.

Capricorn Sun/Rising

Capricorn, you are a work horse. It's time to take a break from the demands of your job and life and look at the people around you. Who has your back? When you notice your support team, who is missing? It's time to clean out the contact list on your phone and get rid of anyone who doesn't support, encourage and uplift you. You are making way for a new crew.

Aquarius Sun/Rising

Friendly Aquarius, you bring good news of a better world. On the verge of professional breakthrough, it's time to let go of any behaviors that don't serve the role you are moving into. This might be a friendship or a partnership. Or maybe you need to buckle down and focus. Either way, you're on your way to some explosive professional development so clear the stage and get ready for the spotlight.

Pisces Sun/Rising

Sweet, sensitive Pisces, the truth will set you free. It's time to release old beliefs and habits that don't serve the new version of yourself. You are growing and it's time to leave behind what doesn't work for you anymore. There are big things on your horizon. Now is the time to let go of what isn't working and get ready for a new state of mind

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Deborah Demander