On April 29, 2018, we dive into the depths, when the full Pink Moon in Scorpio cranks up the intensity and deeply attunes us to our souls.
The full moon in April is also known by Native American tribes as the full Pink Moon, as the moss pink, or wild ground phlox, some of the first flowers of spring, are burgeoning at this time. It is also known less commonly as the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon and the Fish Moon.
The full Pink Moon in Scorpio could bring some interesting intel and colorful confessions to light, especially once it reaches its peak around 8:58PM EST. Have you concealed a few layers of your persona? Overlooked some nuances or key details? The Scorpio full moon will illuminate those on Sunday night, charging the air with mystery and seduction.
Scorpio is the zodiac’s shaman and the ruler of extremes. It can draw out both our darkest shadows and our most enlightened selves. Ready for a major shift in your life? Turn it over to la luna for some deep processing and healing. But this Scorpionic lunar energy could even push promising partnerships past their tipping point. The urge to merge will be stronger for many, with playing-for-keeps Scorpio in the mix. Exciting partnerships could become “officially official” before the next workweek even begins.
Under the intensity of these mystical moonbeams, a spring fever outbreak could get pandemic as pairings everywhere become more permanent. Have you been secretly lusting? Intense attraction will be all consuming—but these very situations could take a dramatic turn. What starts out as a dynamic spark may turn into a heated lovers’ quarrel, with some Scorpio jealousy thrown in for good measure. Reacting to our quick-fire emotions would be a bad idea this weekend—especially the ones on the list of Seven Deadly Sins.
Legend has it that there are three “phases” of Scorpionic energy. There’s the low-vibe, ground-dwelling Scorpion (the symbol for Scorpio), who stings every threatening passerby; then the observant eagle taking in its sweeping view from high overhead. The most transcendent Scorpio form is the phoenix, which rises from the ashes of destruction and shows us the remaining signs of life.
Here are a few ways to channel the mysterious and powerful Scorpio full moon to your advantage:
1. Illuminate the shadows.
Open closet, exit skeletons. With the illuminating full moon beaming into Scorpio, ruler of secrets, la luna reveals all we’ve been hiding—from shadows to your own inner light. If you have a lesser-known talent, bring it out into the open. If you’ve been too frightened to explore a part of yourself, go THERE. Regenerative Scorpio is a deeply creative water sign, with a gift for making everything old seem fresh again. Tap your inner alchemist: Reinvent something old into a striking new idea. Don’t be afraid to stand out by boldly baring your most intimate truth…or by wearing it proudly on your sleeve.
2. Dare to bare it all.
Intimacy is soul-fusing Scorpio’s domain. It rules the eighth house of fusion, that energetic space where we merge our energy and resources with another person’s. That sounds romantic, but it can actually be rather intimidating. Joint finances, cohabitation, allowing someone to see your vulnerability, learning to trust—these Scorpionic acts may not be easy or comfortable, but they’re what true intimacy requires. Scorpio is also known as the sex sign, and rightly so (anyone who’s been with a Scorpio will attest to this sign’s addictive powers…hello, soul-communing sex). The Scorpio full moon is known for delivering pregnancies, marriages, divorces, or even the best romp of your life.
We’re currently digging author and therapist Esther Perel’s SXSW keynote on “The Future of Love, Lust and Listening,” where she discusses the very Scorpionic tension that exists in intimate relationships, especially our dueling desires for autonomy and freedom. Watch below:
3. Let your (control) freak flag fly.
Scorpio is the sign of power and control. These traits get a bad rap, but truth is, to be a mortal IS to be a control freak of sorts. So rather than try to change this utterly human trait, decide what’s worthy of getting all worked up about instead. Find a pursuit to obsess over, something that makes the world a better place. The way your chin looks on a video chat? Nope. The person who doesn’t return your texts? Hell no. An event that will raise money for a children’s charity? That’s more like it. A shot at a leadership position that lets you decide how to use your community’s natural resources sustainably? Don’t be shy—let that (control) freak flag fly!
4. Don’t hate…reincarnate!
Scorpio is the ruler of psychic and mystical phenomenon, including reincarnation. If you haven’t read Scorpio Brian Weiss’ Many Lives, Many Masters or Aries Dolores Cannon’s Between Death and Life, both books will utterly change how you think about death and the soul—in a good way. Explore past-life regression theory, or read up on your North and South Nodes to learn more about your own past-life karma and future destiny, by the stars.
You can also watch this seven-year-old girl crooning Frank Sinatra (below) and just tell us she hasn’t been here before:
5. Attune to your soul.
We live in a world of high performance, achievement and competition. But everyone could use a little extra support from the spirit realm. Tuck away that superhero cape and ask spirit guides, guardian angels, God and the universe–or whatever you want to call it—for a sign. Close your eyes and be where you are. Whether you do a moving meditation, a guided meditation (check out the astrologically-inspired ones by Terri Cole), or take a few moments of silence, this practice has been shown to boost brain health and literally change the brain—putting you in the serene state of flow that Scorpio loves.
6. Create financial abundance.
A huge segment of the population (including us) deals with debt. After all, we live in a culture of accumulation and instant gratification. It’s easy enough to get there. But if not managed, debt can drain our energy and steal from our souls. Scorpio rules the zodiac’s eighth house of wealth and joint finances. It’s the money we borrow, inherit and owe. Today, pay a debt, even if it’s just a small piece of one. Make a plan for how you’ll pay any outstanding debts off, even if it’s a little monthly amount. The energy and intention are what sets the momentum forward. Feeling bold? Cut up a credit card! Are you debt-free and financially solvent? Make a donation. Maybe do it even if you’re not. Scorpio is a karmic sign; what goes around comes around. If you haven’t read the totally relevant 1937 classic Think and Grow Rich by Scorpio Napoleon Hill, it’s the grandfather of all books linking money and energy.
7. Find clarity in the fog.
The devil is in the details, and Scorpio’s laser vision never misses a thing. Where in your life have you left things a little fuzzy around the edges? It could be affecting you more than you realize. Take tangible actions: make a call, send that email, apologize to someone, tell the truth, whatever. Just DO it. Precision is the Scorpio aim. Try practicing the art of monotasking, meaning, just taking things one step at a time to boost your productivity.
8. Rise from the ashes!
Scorpio rules power, control and transformation—it’s the mythic phoenix that rises from the ashes of destruction. A rebirth. What in your life needs to symbolically “die” so that something new can be born? Let it go—or at least, release your grip—and allow the Scorpio full moon to transmute it. Having trouble releasing? You might download The God Box mobile app, which allows you to write wishes and release stresses with the touch of a “Let It Go” button. Don’t worry: they’re saved if you ever want to look back, as we have, and realized, “Oh! That one got resolved on its own.”
Artwork by Marlene Seven Bremner; “The Death of the Profane” available as a print.
Marlene Seven Bremner was born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1983. She has a BA in Geography and Environmental Studies and is trained as a Polarity Therapist by the Institute of Holistic Health Careers. She is a self-taught oil painter, exploring esoteric themes arising from her studies of Hermeticism, alchemy, tarot, psychology, magick, astrology, shamanism, and mythology. Connect with Marlene on Instagram, Facebook and her website.