The next full moon will be on April 29th in the constellation of electric, magnetic, charismatic Scorpio. It brings with it an intense, all-consuming energy phase that focuses on our closest relationships and how comfortable we feel when communicating our most innermost feelings and desires.
Scorpio energy can also feel brutal and compulsive, and can be irrational too, so it is likely to bring out our extremes, meaning we may feel immense love one minute and high levels of anger or hatred the next.
The moon is enigmatic and empowering whichever phase it is in, however, the full moon in Scorpio brings super-charged energy. Adding to it’s strength, the full moon is sextile Saturn (Sextiles occur when two celestial bodies are approximately 60 degrees apart .) We will all feel this moon’s intensity, regardless which zodiac sign we are born under, but those born under Scorpio will be affected far more than others.
Saturn’s involvement represents the hardships and struggles we keep putting ourselves through. This planet is known as a wise and knowledgeable teacher that pushes our buttons and triggers us so that we see our unpleasant and self-destructive behavioural patterns. It reminds us that although some lessons are traumatic to learn, they prevent us repeating painful mistakes, so rather than resisting and continuing the cycle of innate suffering, we can break old habits, and courageously choose to remove ourselves from karmic attachments and entanglements.
Scorpio’s powerful vibration has been building over this past week and many will already have felt the disruption, strength, and intensity emanating from it. This energy will heighten existing tensions and may present through obsessions, jealousy, arguments, frustrations, and disagreements.
It is possible we will be feeling anxious, impatient, and even dominant as the moon moves into it’s fullest form, therefore frazzled nerves and tempers will likely flare out of nowhere, causing conflict within our lives and intimate relationships. We may even have become temporarily, or permanently separated from those we were in intimate relationships with, as this lunar energy shakes everything in its wake.
Scorpios are emotionally intense, intriguing, and notoriously private characters and they are known to be wary, suspicious, and have trust issues, so they don’t usually fully open up to those they are close to. Under Scorpio’s overbearing energy it is highly possible that many of us have felt more introverted than normal and have hibernated away, as under Scorpio’s cosmic energy it is likely that we will be struggling to be direct and communicate exactly how we feel.
Even though our emotions will be heightened, we will probably be keeping a cool exterior and hiding our true feelings, regardless how we feel internally. Scorpio’s intensity and immense emotional and sexual energy can be overwhelming at times, which can terrify those who are emotionally unavailable. This is why those born under this sign are possibly the most misunderstood and feared sign, and the reason they keep most of their feelings to themselves.
One of the most significant things we will need to remember as this moon comes into full illumination is that Scorpio has a very nasty sting in its tail, and once they inflict that pain on someone they are unlikely to feel any guilt or remorse. So long as the other person suffers more, Scorpio walks away feeling justified, believing that had that person not crossed the line, they wouldn’t have needed to deliver that vengeful and deliberate final blow.
One other vital thing to remember, Scorpio also has the longest memory, so once they’ve been wronged, they won’t stay around to get it put right. Therefore, anyone who behaves cruelly and callously during this moon period is likely to receive their marching orders, and despite how irresistible we find them, or how many pleads for forgiveness they give, it is unlikely second chances will be given out.
This will mean that many of us will either be the ones severing relationships, or be those on the receiving end, and be told that someone we once cared deeply for no longer wants us involved in their lives. Either way, as painful as it may be to accept and understand this, under Scorpio’s influence it is generally the least sincere and genuine relationships that are brought to a sudden close, so while it might be temporarily heartbreaking, in the long run we will see that the ending was for our own good, and that it left space for authentic connections to show up.
Scorpio doesn’t do “fake’ anything, so if there is anyone around us who is wearing masks and whose interest in us is full of false pretence for their own self-gain, we will quickly become aware of it and won’t hesitate to take a match and burn those bridges down. During this energetic lunar wave we may seem to others as though we’re handling things well, and appear unemotional and unaffected on the surface but internally we’ll experience a chaotic storm.
Although Scorpio can seem hard-hearted and aloof, it is only self-protection, as they’re incredibly sensitive, deeply feeling souls. Therefore, to prevent being a visible emotionally explosive rollercoaster ride, they desperately attempt to control their emotions and usually succeed in hiding them well. During this full moon, regardless of our zodiac sign, this is how the majority of people who are highly sensitive to energy will feel.
Despite how challenging and volatile Scorpio is, it will be a period where our intuition, or even psychic ability, peaks and we start to see with clarity and detangle the complex reasons that we’ve allowed dysfunctional dynamics to remain, and we will come to understand the true reason that certain people are in our lives.
In the meantime though it can feel like it’s dragging us through the mud, as we find that those we used to love being around are now intolerable, and we feel compelled to put up firm boundaries, or to delete and block numbers, certain social media accounts, and even people’s physical presence from our lives.
When we come out the other end of this Scorpio moon we will have gained insights that allow us to see things much clearer, and awakens us to the one-sided relationships we’ve worked hard at in vain. This means that if who, or what, is around us keeps bringing us calamity, insincerity, or pain we won’t think twice before cutting cords and letting them go. We will be in a no-nonsense mood, focused intently on maintaining our own inner peace and happiness, rather than putting all and sundry first, and most importantly, remembering our inherent value and not negotiating our self-worth, regardless how hard releasing people tugs at our heartstrings.
Scorpio moon is a dramatic game-changer, that ultimately takes us on an exhilarating healing journey, where we receive the opportunity to experience genuine and trustworthy friendships and relationships, and deeper levels of passion and love. As with all moon phases, they always work for our highest good, so all we can do is surrender and allow what’s meant to be to stay, and for anything harmful to dissipate and be released as the moon changes phases.
This is going to be a highly emotional and transformational time that highlights everything redundant in our lives, helps us change habitual and negative thought patterns, and heals our oldest, open wounds. The best, and only, thing we can do is to keep moving through the tough days, knowing they are simply clearing the way to leave room for the healthier, meaningful, relationships and events that are not far ahead.
Following a salt water bath on the Full Moon evening, if it is possible, find a comfortable place outdoors to sit beneath the moon, preferably by water, such as a lake or the ocean.
This particular full moon is a powerful time to release and unburden ourselves from any pain or suffering.
We can view it as a shedding of skin as we are reborn into a new chapter, with the opportunity to transform our mindsets through a shift in our world view.
We can change our perception at any moment, however, a full moon ritual affirms our inner transformation and significantly marks the moment of our dedication to a life of balance, peace, and harmony.
All we need is a bowl of water, a floating candle, and, if possible, some rose petals or rose essential oil, as April’s full moons are known as “Pink Full Moons,” and the color pink is associated with healing vibrations.
Fill the bowl with water, if possible from the ocean or lake, otherwise water with pink Himalayan salt or natural sea salt is a suitable option.
Place the bowl on the ground in front of you and light the floating candle in the bowl. Then drop in the rose oil, or pink petal leaves. If you have pink crystals, these can also be placed in the water to enhance the effects of the ritual.
Write on a piece of paper anything you wish to release. It can be a word, a sentence, or entire paragraphs full of detail—whatever feels necessary to purge at the time.
Read out loud what has been written and then immerse the piece of paper in the water so that the painful energy radiating from the memories can be cleansed and transformed.
The flame from the floating candle is a purifier and will neutralize any negativity emanating from the note and will also symbolize our firm intention to let go of any pain attached to it.
Burning sage at the end of this ritual will assist with cleansing any negative energy lingering and will charge the atmosphere with a positive vibration.
We can then ground and center ourselves by drinking a glass of water with a few sprinkles of pink Himalayan salt in it, while remaining aware that we are safely supported by the earth below us.
Written by Alex Myles