Scorpio Full Moon ~ Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 10:25 pm
The word “Revelation,” is defined by Webster as either, “a surprising and previously unknown fact, especially one that is made known in a dramatic way;” or, “the divine or supernatural disclosure to humans of something relating to human existence or the world.” From this word we also get the word, “reveal,” which means, “make (previously unknown or secret information) known to others.” Both of these words and all three definitions tie in potently to this week’s full moon in secretive, powerful, transformative Scorpio.
While Scorpio rules the shamanic underworld and the deep dark secrets of the individual and collective psyche, the full moon is about illumination. When each sign has its annual three days in the lunar spotlight, the Moon’s karmic, feminine nature is somehow able to coerce each energy to reveal itself. And in turn, we can find revelation in the area ruled by this sign in our lives.
Scorpio is fixed water, originally ruled by Pluto, also connected to Mars, who carried the new moon two weeks ago and is going retrograde as I write. Scorpio is one of the most, if not THE most, intense of all the astrological signs. After all, she is symbolized by the Scorpion with her dangerous sting! Being “fixed water,” we are forced to go deeply into the unconscious emotional realms to find her, if we are willing to look.
The sense I get as we move into mid-spring, is that we are not going to have to try that hard to find our revelation. Something is ready to reveal itself. Just as flowers and babies are bursting forth all around the western hemisphere, the secrets, too, want their time in the sun. The dark emotions and regenerative powers want their opportunity to be seen. And heard. After all, it’s when our desire or grief is truly honored that it can be released. Healing may come with time, but if you never, ever talk about it or look at it, you might be surprised how much it still stings many years later. On the flip side, there are also those grievances we never shut up about that might need to finally be laid to rest, too.
A teacher of mine once said Scorpio is the cycle to “take out the trash.” I have now amended that statement to say that Scorpio is the phase to carry the compost. It is not about sweeping our secrets out from the closet and throwing them in the bin without looking… it is about sorting through scraps, moldy or fresh, cutting them into tiny pieces and then offering them to earth for transformation. Revelation is not always a burning bush or a flash of lightning. Sometimes it is in the quiet moment, hands in filth, or body in water, that the most important wisdom is revealed.
Thursday’s full moon is considered “lunar Beltane” by those that celebrate the wheel of the year. Beltane is the mid point between spring equinox and summer solstice. It is a juicy, fertile, delicious moment. It is also ripe for revelation, became we are so open to receive. Just because it is Scorpio does not mean what is revealed has to “bad.” Scorpio can just as easily show us how to better live in truth or how to step into our power. We might be surprised how much we repress our hopes, as well as our fears.
The key is to just receive. Just as the moon turns herself to the full light of the sun, and shines it at us without apology or exception, we, too, have the chance to stand naked and alive in her glow. Ask her to reveal what ever it is you need at this time, to grow, to heal, to love, to live. To let go. Let us step together into her cool, dark waters and celebrate the revelations of mid-spring.
About Bekah Finch Turner
Bekah Finch Turner is a regular contributor to chakraboosters.com, home of Chakra Boosters Healing Tattoos™. She is a yoga teacher, shamanic practitioner and moon devotee. For more information on her work and writing please visit www.sacredwayyoga.com.