The Taurus and Scorpio Polarity ; Honoring our Full Moon
Posted on 25 April 2018
Happy Taurus Season Ritual blog readers! I am having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that April is almost over and we are already gearing up for our Full Moon in Scorpio! The Full Moon in Scorpio will hit at 5:58 PM PST , 8:58 PM EST on Sunday, April 29th.
The Taurus-Scorpio polarity in Astrology is a significant one, and this Full Moon in Scorpio will have us feeling the pressure to dive deep and acknowledge some inner demons we may not be so eager to meet.
In esoteric Astrology, Taurus is considered the “light” aspect to the “shadow” nature of Scorpio. Through Taurus we learn how to manifest our physical reality through hard work, desire, and determination in the physical. Taurus is an earth sign and is a fixed modality, meaning that it is grounding and stabilizing to energy in matters of work, our homes, our bodies, and anything we experience in the physical plane of our existence. There is however, an evolved and more spiritual energy of Taurus as well, where when we acknowledge the shadow, Scorpio, and understand the duality of light and dark, we can better control our desires and live more in sync with our dual nature.
It is common for Taurus people to focus on outward success and things that are aesthetically pleasing to the eye. But Scorpio reminds us that beauty comes from within, and true happiness does not always lie in how much we obtain in the physical, but also how stable we are in the emotional and spiritual.
Full Moons are a time for manifestation and releasing of energy. We set our intentions and let go of what is not serving us. The astrological sign of the Full Moon dictates the type of energy we need to be working on and honoring during this time. The Full Moon happens when the Sun and Moon are in a direct opposition to each other. So whatever sign the Sun is in that Month, the exact opposite sign is what our Full Moon will be in.
The point of following the astrological signs is to acknowledge that with the spinning and turning of the planets, stars, and asteroids in our galaxy and beyond, we are all in sync to a cosmic cycle. Humans refer to our cycle as time, but in spiritual practice there is no linear concept of time, just everlasting void and space.
The balance of Taurus and Scorpio can be seen in this cycle. Taurus has a more direct relationship to the physical earth, the things we create out of it, and how we acknowledge, admire , build, spend, and play with it. Scorpio is the opposite and represents a more abstract concept; life, death, and rebirth. Scorpio acknowledges the timeless void we are all spinning in. The darkness of the unknown, and the desire to become a part of the void, whether we know it or not.
This time of this Full Moon in particular is special as it will fall in the degree of 9. Saturn will also be at 9 degrees in Capricorn and will be making a Sextile to our Full Moon in Scorpio, with Mars and Pluto conjunct at 22 and 21 degrees.
9 is the number of endings and finalities and is associated with a lot of scorpionic esoteric symbolism as well as the Hermit card in the Tarot.
In a personal year 9 in numerology, we tend to reach a final point where the need to accomplish something that has been building for some time. We can feel like we are on the tip of a new transformative period, and we will experience the need to go within and search for who and what it is we really want out of ourselves in this life.
This energy of the Scorpio Full Moon will be present in our lives. We will be unable to run from ourselves and whatever we focus on in the physical will be manifested within and vice versa.
Tarot Cards that are associated with this transformative period are the Wheel of Fortune and The World cards. The World card in the Tarot is number 21 which is the degree point Pluto will be in during the Full Moon. Pluto is ruled by Scorpio. Many numerological significant energies during this time.
So how can you use this information in your life?
A Scorpio Full Moon can be incredibly healing if we allow it. If we are the types of people who enjoy doing shadow work (water dominant people are naturally inclined to this mostly) we may feel at home in ourselves, doing ritual, journaling, and allowing ourselves to move through the pain and healing willingly, knowing there is light at the end of the tunnel. For those who prefer to live life outside of ourselves, focusing on the physical and avoiding our darker nature in a more honest way, we may feel emotionally distraught and challenged by really having to face some of our not so pleasant qualities. If you find yourself having icky or anxiety ridden feelings during this Full Moon, you are being called to dive deep and find the root of where those feelings stem from. Only when you find the root of the trauma, will you uncover the path to healing.
Here is an exercise that you can combine with your Full Moon Ritual for Sunday night:
2 pieces of Paper
Black opium incense
Bowl of Water
Set up your altar, sage your space, light your candles, incense, and cast your circle.
Get out your Tarot Deck and prepare to do the following spread:
Full Moon in Scorpio “Inner Demons” Spread:
Card 1: You on this day
Card 2: Your Shadow Nature as it currently manifests
Card 3: Hidden desires
Card 4: What you deny about yourself that is true
Card 5: What you think about yourself that is false
Card 6: What darkness resides within you
Card 7: What light resides within you
Card 8: What darkness is around you
Card 9: What light is around you
Card 10: What needs releasing/letting go
Card 12: What you will put in its place
Card 13: Healing card - this card will be your mantra and energy to hold with you through the next 28 day cycle.
Write down on one piece of paper all of the negative feelings in your reading you felt and what you feel the reading was telling you about yourself and your inner demons. Make a list of what you feel your inner demons look like, how they make you feel, and what they are.
On the second piece of paper, write down all of the things you feel your reading was showing you that are positive, and the parts of your life you wish to make even better.
Place your 2nd piece of paper under your white candle. Your first piece of paper you will read out loud and then burn using the flame of the black candle and place into the burn bowl with the cloves. Then to a 10 minute meditation imagining white light moving through all entry points into your body and leaving again.
Cleanse your hands in the water when you are done. You are welcome to shower or take a bath after this ritual. Typically you want to be bathed before you perform any ritual as well as do your ritual on an empty stomach, but if you would like to do your cleansing meditation in the shower it is more powerful with the enhancement of water. Of course you can shower before and after as well.
Step 6: Thank your guides, the moon, the stars, the planets, and close your circle.
This ritual is simple and to the point. It is meant for you to work through your darkness in a healthy and constructive way. We do not have to run from our darkness, avoid it, or pretend that it isn’t there. We are human, and in this life it is our purpose to experience all things beautiful (Taurus/Venus) and all things dark (Scorpio/Pluto.)
Allow this Moon to be transformative and healing as you welcome yourself further into the energy of Venus and Spring. For once we have released our darkness, we can truly rejoice in the light.
I hope you all have a wonderful week and enjoy this Tarot Spread and simple ritual alone or with friends.
Cosmic Lady Six
Analisa Six is an intuitive Tarot Reader and Astrologer. She lives in Oakland,CA with her husband and 2 dogs. To book a reading visit cosmicladysix.com