The Scorpio Full Moon Exposes Secrets— Can You Let Your Guard Down?

Intensity ramps up as the year’s only Scorpio full moon slinks across the skies on April 23, 2024 (at 7:49 PM EDT). With la luna shining her high beams into this mysterious sector, secrets may be revealed. Here’s what’s in store for you and your relationships.

To conceal or reveal? That is the question—and the paradox—of the Scorpio full moon. This esoteric zodiac sign isn’t exactly comfortable being exposed by the full moon’s bright light. But it’s going to be hard to keep data on the DL during the Scorpio full moon on April 23. (And it doesn’t help that Mercury is retrograde in Aries until April 25!)

Should you let down your guard and be vulnerable with people at the Scorpio full moon?

If they’ve earned your trust, this could be the perfect moment to nudge intimacy to a deeper level. Bare your soul and cement a crucial bond.

If you feel secure in a relationship but you’re still getting to know each other, don’t overshare or pressure the other person to reveal more than they’re comfortable with. Give it time.

If you’re flying solo, channel Scorpio’s inquisitive nature and do a deep dive into any potential partners before exploring uncharted waters together.

If you’ve been waffling about the future state of your union, the Scorpio full moon demands an answer: Are you in or are you out? Nothing short of a rock-solid commitment will do. Forget staying involved out of a sense of obligation.

And remember: Scorpio energy always builds intrigue. Be mindful not to misinterpret someone’s distancing as a signal they’re not interested. It could be quite the opposite! The hardest thing to do may be restraining your urge to pursue, but a little mystery goes a long way now.

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Bedroom boredom goes bye-bye at the Scorpio full moon 

An erotic connection that’s been bubbling since the Scorpio new moon (in November 2023) could explode into a bodice-ripping embrace. Invite more sultry fun and games into your playtime at the Scorpio full moon.

But prepare to greet your own shadow

As the sign of extremes, Scorpio energy can draw out both our darkest shadows and our most enlightened selves. The April 2024 Scorpio full moon could bring some eye-opening awakenings for anyone who’s been refusing to deal with a lingering conflict.

This transformational full moon can support deep processing and healing, if that’s what is needed. Turmoil is temporary, and might be necessary in order to fix problems instead of slapping on Band-Aids. Consult a professional if you need an assist. The Scorpio full moon makes a case for not keeping your issues in Drafts. That said, timing is everything, so respect the confidentiality and privacy of everyone involved. There couldn’t be a worse time than this for outing someone.

Your Horoscope For The Scorpio Full Moon

Your Scorpio full moon horoscope has all the details about how you can get the most out of this potent lunar lift.

Remember, your ‘scope isn’t just for the day of the full moon, but also for the two weeks following. Consider this peak manifesting time leading up to the new moon in Taurus on May 7.

Embrace the energy of the season with one of our many Scorpio full moon ritual ideas too!

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Aries (March 19-April 19)

Your spring awakening starts in 3, 2, 1…The full moon in Scorpio and your erotic eighth house is bound to light a spark down south for you. With minimal effort you’ll have people eating out of the palm of your manicured hand, but under this full-strength lunation, you should wield your magnetism with care. Turn your prodigious passion on the right person and this could be the start of a beautiful bond. Elsewhere, what seems like innocent fun could intensify into jealousy and possessiveness. No thank you!

Aries horoscopes, read more!

Taurus (April 19-May 20)

It’s “double or nothing” for Bulls when the year’s only Scorpio full moon showers your seventh house partnership zone with its intensifying beams. Casual dating isn’t usually in your playbook, and this lunation can bring a budding relationship to full bloom. Attached? Over the coming two weeks—peak manifesting time for this full moon—you could take a bold step or make a candid declaration about the future you want to co-create.

Taurus horoscopes, read more!

Gemini (May 20-June 20)

Your body is your temple, Gemini, and the Scorpio full moon—the only one of the year—sends clean, green energy into your sixth house of wellbeing. It also brings a very loud PSA that no one can take healthy steps for you. Recommit to eating nourishing meals, exercising regularly and surrounding yourself with people who have a healthy, grounded outlook on life. Social Geminis are influenced by the company you keep, so round up your gym buddies and meet friends on the hiking trails.

Gemini horoscopes, read more!

Cancer (June 20-July 22)

You need no excuse for booking with your glam squad when the only Scorpio full moon of the year powers up your fifth house of romance, glamour and fame. You can proudly show off your achievements—and look good doing it! This lunar glow could spark a spring fling that turns serious, so single Crabs, start swiping with abandon. With a little intentional effort, attached Cancers could be on the cusp of a romantic renaissance. Swap out those cozies for something that will get your pulse racing.

Cancer horoscopes, read more!

Leo (July 22-August 22) 

Give your lair some love when the only Scorpio full moon of the year casts a cozy glow into your fourth house of home and family. While you’re in this domestic mindset, what can you do make your lair feel more like a sanctuary? Cruise shelter sites and Pinterest boards for affordable inspiration. If you’re considering a move, start looking around for spaces and places that suit you. Over the next couple weeks (and especially once Mercury turns direct on April 25), you could find the perfect listing.

Leo horoscopes, read more!

Virgo (August 22-September 22)

You may be blessed with not one but several “eureka” moments when the only Scorpio full moon illuminates your expressive third house. If you’ve been buttoned-up about a brainstorm, Virgo, get feedback from your trusted advisers. Without their guidance, you might not realize how brilliant—or profitable—it could be. Thinking of pairing up on a project with someone new? Test the chemistry with a short-term mission over the coming few weeks. 

Virgo horoscopes, read more!

Libra (September 23-October 22)

QOTD for you, Libra: Can you monetize that? As the only Scorpio full moon of the year electrifies your second house of work and finances, you’re ready to milk a cash cow that’s been in your stable for a while. It’s possible you underestimated the value of this asset. Or maybe timing is finally catching up to you and your talents are in demand. Over the next couple weeks, don’t simply put your feelers out there. Look for opportunities to pitch yourself as the missing link!

Libra horoscopes, read more!

Scorpio (October 22-November 21)

There’s no way to hide your dazzling light, not with 2024’s only full moon in Scorpio casting a megawatt spotlight on you. Ready or not, you could be catapulted into the public eye. If you’ve been steadily building toward a personal goal over the past six months, prepare to harvest the fruits of your labors. You’re not always comfortable being quite THIS visible, but if life thrusts you into a leadership role, you owe it to yourself to at least try out a seat on the throne.

Scorpio horoscopes, read more!

Sagittarius (November 21-December 21)

One of your best traits, Sagittarius, is your ability to see the best in people, but that comes with a warning. As the annual full moon in Scorpio shimmers in your twelfth house of illusions, true intentions may be veiled. And if you don’t do your homework to learn the backstory, you risk getting caught up in a raw deal. Over the next two weeks, keep your discernment filters on the highest setting.  Don’t worry about appearing rude or cold. It might be a matter of self-protection!

Sagittarius horoscopes, read more!

Capricorn (December 21-January 19)

Team Capricorn could have solid reason for celebration, thanks to the year’s only Scorpio full moon charging up your collaborative eleventh house. You may get word that a shared initiative has been green-lighted or even recognized for an award. Since the eleventh house rules all things tech, it’s time to futurize. For example, you explore apps that can sync up group process and ensure seamless communication. If you’ve been toiling away on your own, this is a signal that joining a team—or starting one—can make your workload easier and a whole lot more enjoyable! 

Capricorn horoscopes, read more!

Aquarius (January 19-February 18) 

Ready or not, it’s time to step up your game, Aquarius. The only Scorpio full moon of the year electrifies your tenth house of professional ambition which could put the spotlight on your achievements of the past half year. Your confidence—and your contact database—might need to make a giant leap to catch up to the reality of how awesome you are. Over the coming two weeks, socialize strategically, let the VIPs know what you’re responsible for. Circulate your credentials because adream opportunity could drop right into your lap.

Aquarius horoscopes, read more!

Pisces (February 18-March 20)

The world’s your pearl-embedded oyster, Pisces, so don’t limit your beliefs about where you “should” travel, work or even live. The only Scorpio full moon of the year lights up your global ninth house, putting you in the mood for adventure. (And if there’s a little romance involved, so much the better.) ANY new vistas and fresh faces will spark your imagination. This full moon could bring a moment of startling truth: You can’t deny what’s in your heart, so practice saying no to anything that doesn’t support your highest vision for your life.

Pisces horoscopes, read more!

When is the next full moon?

The next full moon is in Sagittarius on May 23, 2024.

Scorpio moon dates: When is the moon in Scorpio next?

• The next new moon in Scorpio is on November 1, 2024
• The next full moon in Scorpio is on May 12, 2025

Read even more about full moons

Full moons mark the halfway point of monthlong lunar cycles. These are harvest times, when we reap the results of the seeds we planted six months earlier under a corresponding new moon. Learn more about full moons in astrology and about all the 2024 Full Moons.

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