10 Scorpio Full Moon Rituals to Dive Deep

The Scorpio full moon on April 23, 2024 (at 7:49 PM EDT) brings power, mystery and sultry vibes to the day. Here are some rituals for rolling in the deep with this annual lunar event. 

Stay alert! As the sign of extremes, Scorpio energy pulls you into your darkest shadows and reveals your most enlightened self. Get ready to draw out buried emotions, ones that may surprise you with their intensity. But there’s magic in those feels! Dive in with these Scorpio full moon rituals.


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Scorpio Full Moon Rituals

1. Get intimate

Scorpio is also known as the sex sign, and rightly so! Anyone who’s enjoyed an erotic exchange with a Scorpio can attest to this sign’s all-encompassing powers. Ride that tantric wave! The Scorpio full moon is a pinnacle moment each year for relationships and can bring pregnancies, engagements, breakups, sex dreams or just the hottest unspoken chemistry you’ve ever experienced. But make no mistake: You’re not heading for a casual encounter under these moonbeams. Intimacy is soulful Scorpio’s natural domain, and this sign can spark obsessive attractions.

Scorpio is also the zodiac sign that rules merging—from joint finances to living space to letting someone know your deep, dark secrets. All of these things require vulnerability and trust—and often, a journey through your own unconscious “shadow” to be able to share at this level.

2. Unlock your power chakra

Shimmy those hips, rock that pelvis and awaken your second chakra for this Scorpio full moon ritual. This energy center, located just below the naval, is associated with money and sex, both Scorpio terrain. When this chakra is blocked, your sex drive may dip, or you may struggle to attract (or keep) money. Movement can get the chi flowing to your erotic center and reproductive organs again. Try a burlesque class online or invent your own seduction dance. Perform it for yourself in the mirror, ‘cuz YOUR turn-on is the most important one. While you’re at it, wear something orange, to activate the color associated with this chakra.

3. Release yourself from a financial obligation

Scorpio rules the zodiac’s eighth house of wealth and joint finances. It governs the money we borrow, inherit and owe. Make a plan for how you’ll pay off any outstanding loans, even if that means renegotiating a small monthly amount that’s greater than just the interest—or refinancing for a lower interest rate. The energy and intention are what sets the momentum forward for this Scorpio full moon ritual.

Feeling bold? Cut up a credit card or cancel some unused subscriptions, especially those monthly ones you forget about till you notice the charges on statements! Are you debt-free and financially solvent? Explore smarter ways to invest the money you do have. Scorpio is associated with our long-term investments, like real estate or a portfolio of stocks and bonds. Buy low, sell high.

4. Find a worthy obsession

Scorpio is the sign of power and control. These traits get a bad rap, but the 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 double chin your front-facing phone camera gives you? Totally not worth your time. The person who doesn’t return your texts? Hell no. A GoFundMe for a struggling community center or a food bank grocery drive? That’s more like it. Lean in to the things that will boomerang back with positive energy.

5. Don’t hate, reincarnate

Scorpio is the ruler of psychic and mystical phenomena, including reincarnation. If you haven’t read Scorpio Brian Weiss’ Many Lives, Many Masters, it will change how you think about death and the soul—in a good way. Explore past-life regression theory for a Scorpio full moon ritual, or read up on your North and South Nodes to learn more about your own past-life karma and future destiny, by the stars.

6. Make a foggy area crystal clear

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 a DM, apologize to someone, tell the truth, whatever. Just DO it for this Scorpio full moon ritual. Precision is the Scorpio aim.

7. Get in touch with your ancestors

We live in a world of high performance, achievement, competition. But everyone could use a little support from the spiritual realm. Tuck away that superhero cape and ask spirit guides, guardian angels, your ancestors and the universe. In Blood, Sex, Magic, Bri Luna (AKA The Hoodwitch) compiles a collection of highly Scorpionic rituals for modern-day mystics, passed through her Afro-Latina lineage. Or join us for our bimonthly Ancestral Breathwork Journeys with shaman, Sand Symes, to make a spiritual connection to those who came before you.

8. Nurture a hidden talent

Got a half-finished novel sitting around? Sketchbooks filled with abstract line drawings that would make gorgeous, minimalist prints? With the illuminating full moon beaming into Scorpio’s vault, it’s going to be hard to hide your light under a bushel. So don’t!

Did you know that a creative block can masquerade as “boredom” or inexplicable fatigue that creeps up every time you’re about to start a project? If you’ve been feeling stymied, check out podcaster and author Miriam Shulman’s Artpreneur, which combines art world savvy with core business concepts.

9. Channel the phoenix and rise, baby

Scorpio rules power, control and transformation—it’s the mythic phoenix that rises from the ashes of destruction. 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.

But remember: sometimes the only way out is through. Scorpio has four phases of evolution, and under this full moon, you could find yourself going low before you go high.

In its most basic state, Scorpio:

  • first, is the ground-dwelling scorpion who stings every fear-evoking passerby;
  • second is the serpent, who charms and enchants but can be deadly venomous when threatened;
  • third, is the observant (but predatory) eagle, taking in its sweeping view from high overhead and nesting with its lifelong mate.

The most transcendent Scorpio form is the phoenix that rises from the ashes of destruction and shows you the remaining signs of life.

10. Revenge Role Play

As much as we all want to be enlightened and namaste, there are things in life that make our blood boil! Suppressing negative feelings isn’t in anyone’s highest good. The universe is made up of polarities. To elevate to bliss, we must be in touch with our deep sadness; in order to feel true love, we must risk heartbreak. Neither emotion is better or worse, they coexist as a pair.

Since Scorpio is the sign that rules revenge, this Scorpio Full Moon ritual is a bit of an “exorcism.” It allows us to release pent-up feelings from our psyches and cleanse our energetic fields in the process.

Before you get started:

  • Partner up with a trusted confidante, someone loyal and empathetic who won’t judge you.
  • Devote an hour to this exercise and make time after to regroup and re-center (you may feel lightheaded from releasing all that energy).

How it works:

  • Spend a few minutes talking to your partner about your nemesis: describe their personality, mannerisms and qualities you find disturbing. You act as an avatar for each other’s worst enemies here, to get all that wrath out of your systems.
  • Then, set a timer for 15 minutes. As your partner role-plays your enemy, let yourself say it all. Scream, (swear?), and tell them how much they hurt you. Feelings may verge on violence, so consider using a baseball bat and a large cushion. When emotions erupt physically, pick up the bat and beat the pillow. We promise it’s an epic release!
  • When the timer ends, take three deep inhalations through your nose and exhale powerfully from your belly each time, making a “HA!” sound as you do.
  • Spend at least 5 minutes debriefing with your partner. How was the experience for you?
  • Step outside for some fresh air. Wait at least 15 minutes before trading places and doing the exercise in reverse roles.

Other, Simple Scorpio Full Moon Ritual Ideas To Try

  • Trim your hair (“snip off” stale energy that’s lingering in your locks)
  • Dress in sultry black, the Scorpio color—or try a noir nail polish or lip color
  • Treat yourself to an erotic novel or toy, or some warming massage oil
  • A dip in a tub, since Scorpio is also a water sign!
  • Clean up your social media lists; unfriending people you haven’t talked to in years or who have betrayed you or hurt you. You don’t have to make it all better. Sometimes it’s best to just move on. The same is true for the people IRL who have overstayed their welcome.

Feature art by Marija Strajnic via Stocksy


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