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Full Moon in Scorpio: The Dream and the Underworld

Full Moon in Scorpio: The Dream and the Underworld

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Dear Seekers, how have you been feeling? The past two weeks have brought me extraordinary emotional heights and depths, and as we move through the expression of a Full Moon, I am glad we are here together. 

Tonight, at 5:58 p.m., the Moon became full in the sign Scorpio. Full Moons are known as a time of release, but the current astrology sows doubt in our hearts. Along with the Full Moon, we have three outer planets retrograde—Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto. The perceived backwards movement of these three planets foils forward motion. We must ask ourselves how we understand themes of opportunity, control, and power dynamics (speaking to Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto, respectively). This forced reflection, or lack of forward motion, can increase our anxiety and weaken our confidence. These days it is imperative to honor our integrity and inner vision, so that when the planets go direct we too can move forward. It is a blessing, then, to don celestial armor—the cloak of Scorpio—as we clear a path to renewal, a sacred act for this chthonic sign.

Scorpio is a fixed, feminine, water sign. She rules the astrological eighth house, which governs themes of sex, death, rebirth, inheritances, and the occult. As she is ruled by Mars, lord of action and conflict, and Pluto, lord of the underworld, she is a sign of both daylight and nightworld. Triplicate in nature, Scorpio is symbolized by scorpion, eagle, and phoenix, and each creature speaks to a different facet of the sign’s fertility.

Scorpio as scorpion bathes her claws in the river Styx. She exists in the realm of intuitive dream. The underworld is a vast forest, and Scorpio patrols the roots and decaying earth matter. She can paralyze all with her light sting. Scorpio as eagle rules the sky, and from her vantage point she sees all that grows beneath her. Scorpio as eagle shows the sign’s honor and integrity. Scorpio as phoenix embodies regeneration. By self-immolating, the phoenix invites her own death, and crumbles to gritty ash. Magically, alchemically, she reassembles herself in a new, exalted form—the bird of fire, the red feathered phoenix. The phoenix speaks to the imaginative power of Scorpio, and is an expression of the power of death’s sister, rebirth.

By working with the archetypes of this powerful sign, we can invite transformation into our own lives this particular Full Moon cycle. Scorpio is possessed of an inner sureness, a clarity, a vision. This is a moment to redirect yourself to your own inner voice. Move by your own sense of integrity. Meditate on what your vision for your life looks like in its most exalted form, regardless of the opinions of others. Scorpio says, “my enemies be damned,” and you can, too. 

The Moon will form a sextile angle to Saturn, planet of rules, control, money, and power. This will encourage us to find a grounding, practical energy, and will let us focus on making plans for the future. Embrace your sense of personal responsibility. How do you define success? What will it take to get you there? Saturn is currently retrograde, and will stay that way until September 6th. Ask yourself how you have made strides toward your own full expression. Ask yourself why you let negativity deflate you, and put energy toward releasing yourself from that pattern. 

We also feel the Moon making a trine angle to Neptune, planet of fog, dreams, and inspiration. We are feeling extra sensitive and delicate now, and our intuition is strong. This is the perfect time to daydream a bit, to melt yourself into an art practice, and to take note of what happens in your dreams. Be wary of overstepping boundaries with lovers and friends. The Moon rules our unconscious minds, and with Neptune influencing this aspect of ourselves, we may forget where we end and others begin. Though merging is beautiful, not everyone appreciates it. Be mindful of your heart, and protect your intuitive self.

Birth, death, and reincarnation are all inherent in each of us. If you have been holding on to things that harm you, let them die. If you are resisting the spark that brings self-immolation, have no fear. You are safe in the grasp of the sacred scorpion, and for the next two weeks, she holds the door open to the underworld for you. Follow her down, into yourself, and she will guide you back up to new light. 

From the forests of Hades, 

Your Celestial Hermit 

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Occultist, poet, translator, Neptunian lamentress. Christina Farella operates Eighth House Astrology, where she creates astrological portraits for Seekers. She imagines our natal charts as lush celestial embroidery hovering over our shoulders. Fondness for descent into the underworld. She hangs myrtle above her bed.

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Occultist, poet, translator, Neptunian lamentress. Christina Farella operates Eighth House Astrology, where she creates astrological portraits for Seekers. She imagines our natal charts as lush celestial embroidery hovering over our shoulders. Fondness for descent into the underworld. She hangs myrtle above her bed.

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