Super Moon! Scorpio! Full Moon Madness! Cinco de Mayo!
That’ll make a person nervous.
This is the Moon of Secrets. It’s at 16° Scorpio, the second decan, influenced by Pluto and Neptune, classically Mars and Jupiter. This degree of the zodiac is in a part of the sky known as the Heart of the Scorpion with one of the brightest stars in the sky (Antares) at the heart.
Word on the street is that this is a tough celestial neighborhood. You lock your doors when you drive through this neighborhood, if you know what I mean. People who grew up here had a hard scrabble life. They’re tough and fearless. The survivors hope to make it out. Many come back and make a difference.
The Full Moon in Scorpio is also the Flower Moon of May. I’ve gone so far as to call it the Lotus Moon. The lotus is rooted in mud, grime, and water, yet produces a flower that is the metaphysical symbol of the heart. The red lotus is the symbol of a heart fully opened through love, passion, right action, and compassion. It’s a heart that conquers adversity and gives back.
These are two extreme examples of the symbolism for the Full Moon in Scorpio and they really aren’t that different from each other.
You may find yourself in a tough neighborhood emotionally under this Scorpio Moon, but know that your heart can open, shining as brightly and passionately as Antares.
If waves of emotion engulf you and Full Moon lunacy threatens you from all directions, root yourself. Find your center, your heart. Pay it forward.