This Full Moon at 8° 06′ Scorpio on April 28, 2010 at 5:19AM PDT packs a powerful punch due in large part to the T-square the Sun and Moon form with Mars in Leo – all in intractable fixed signs. Those who have planets or Angles at 7-12° Aquarius, creating a Grand Cross, are most likely to take a direct hit.
The Sun in Taurus is also exactly conjoined retrograde Mercury in Taurus and both are square Mars in Leo, creating potentially explosive tempers. Taurus does NOT like to be rushed into anything and if pushed, will dig in with all four hooves and flat refuse to budge one inch. All Leo’s theatrics will not work on the bull, so you might as well pack it in and wait for another day.
Rather than succumbing to the seduction of being “right” and the need to impose our ideas and beliefs on others, a better path might be to draw on the trine from Pluto in Capricorn to the Sun-Mercury conjunction in Taurus. Pluto is willing and able to help us dig deep into our dark sides to seek out those fears and insecurities driving our need to control. The sextile from Pluto to the Moon in Scorpio offers opportunities to delve into the emotions. Have you ever noticed those people who are most comfortable in their skins are the least likely to feel a need to manipulate others?
The other opposition in this chart is Saturn in Virgo to Uranus in Pisces, exact on April 26. Jupiter is within five degrees of conjoining Uranus in Pisces and I’m willing to bet is adding fuel to the current polarizing effect of the opposition. What I do see of value here is an opportunity to clearly identify our beliefs because differences are highlighted in the extreme. Perhaps when tempers cool and sanity returns (whenever THAT will be) we can use that information to start working out some compromises. Saturn will be returning to Libra on July 22, 2010 and you better believe will be calling for constructive compromise!
It occurred to me if Saturn in Virgo could come up with a concrete way to manifest Neptune in Aquarius’s visions for compassionate change, we would all benefit immensely. Just saying . . .
Venus, Taurus’s ruler, has moved on into Gemini and simply wants to flirt with ideas and giggle with her friends. However, she has to get by an inconjunct with the spoilsport Pluto in Capricorn first. At best, Capricorn can be an indulgent parent when it comes to lighthearted Gemini and simply roll his/her eyes and look the other way. Since we can use some lightheartedness right now, perhaps we can opt to forgo being heavy handed with our nearest and dearest.
Best course of action for this lunation? Find something physically demanding to do like clearing out that storage area full of clutter, weeding the garden or choosing the most challenging route for your walk/run. Sitting down to discuss politics or religion with your brother-in-law who invariably takes the opposing point of view? Baaaad for your blood pressure! Even those whose charts are loaded with cardinal signs and love a challenge are advised to stand down for the time being.
Since Mars in Leo will be conjoining my natal Pluto on this Full Moon, this is a good time for me to practice a little anger management too. The Full Moon in Scorpio is illuminating my twelfth house, close to my Part of Fortune, so it might be a good idea to take special note of any dreams; however I would happily settle for a good night’s sleep.
Where does this Full Moon land in your chart and how do you plan on celebrating it?