FULL MOON IN SCORPIO APRIL 22, 2016
The full Moon in Scorpio this week opposes the Sun in Taurus. This polarity reflects where we need balance in our lives between differing (even competing) priorities, responsibilities, and drives. The sheer amount of retrograde planets we are and will be experiencing all at once is..well….noteworthy to say the least…I write these horoscopes in the shadow of an impending Mercury retrograde in practical, see- it- and- hold- it- in- my- hand- to- believe- it Taurus, and my power has been out all morning/day. Below you will find the full moon horoscopes for all 12 signs, where I address the general themes of this particular Lunar climax, the retrogrades, and the general sagas playing out as per sun and rising sign. *Note: These are just based on your sun sign. For more accuracy and insight, read for your rising sign as well. Horoscopes for sun and rising signs can be fun, helpful, and informative, but nothing beats the accuracy and insight gleaned from a full, personalized reading based on all of your birth data, exact time, and location.
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...It's All Math….and so it goes...
Aries/Aries Rising: You could be feeling the cosmic tug of war between your money/self worth/values (your material and spiritual wallet) and your desire to merge with someone else…a specific someone if you're partnered, or…anyone deeper than "kiddie pool" if you're not. You've got some big ideals, dreamy visions, and deep feels about intimacy, swapping spit, sex, and secrets, merging with another, but are also really focused on having to make money, be practical and grounded, and build a strong, indestructible foundation/inner and outer shrine of self worth that authentically reflects your values. Uranus makes you naturally even more independent also. Maybe you want more time for snuggles or heavy breathing in a tree fort, but your wallet is nagging and pressuring you to feed it. Maybe the whole concept of money is really pissing you off and you want to drop out of society and live as a unicorn, preferably with another unicorn, that likes all of the same things you do, doesn't impinge on your freedom or independence, and doesn't mind the theory and praxis of starting a revolution with you. In either case, you're on a Venus/Uranus buzz, enjoy it while it lasts, Venus leaves Uranus behind and moves on to make you more money and self worth once she moves into Taurus. Mars and Saturn have been placing a huge energetic emphasis on your beliefs, philosophy, and deep intimate relationships this year, and maybe even your beliefs and philosophy *about* intimate relationships. A refinery process is happening here. Mars is the horse, Saturn is the reigns, and you are Doc from back to the future. Although your daily routine could be cramping your style, you could hear or read something, or receive some news from a colleague at work or in your daily life that makes you feel good about your reputation and how you're seen in the public eye. Maybe you get a pat on the back, or some kind of acknowledgment, or you learn or read something that restores your faith in yourself or humanity. It'd be nice eh? Now, there could be some kind of frustrating glitch, obstacle, catch, or blockade/delay to immediate progress, but the overall nature of longterm trends this communication portends actually seems promising. The Sun in Taurus sings a song of "Patience", to the tune of several retrogrades at once. Best to learn the words and sing along...
Taurus/Taurus Rising: You could be feeling the solar/lunar tug of war between "self and others" this full moon. Maybe an internal battle of wills going on. Hosting Venus in the 12th house can create some shyness, secretiveness, sometimes some insecurities, a love of solitude and solace tends to predominate, to nourish the self, and the spiritual center. "I love you, but I need to meditate." Sometimes it can manifest as loving someone who isn't available, or is as demonstrative as you might like. Maybe they are busy, also, sometimes life just get's in the way. You could just be stoically navigating your own private hang ups. You're willing to see the best in others and be idealistic, understanding and self sacrificing. Having Uranus in this same sector doesn't make for the most stable, psychological state. One minute you're up, next minute you're down, and it goes on like that, and the people close to you just have to deal with it- but make no mistake, you're healing from the inside out, even if you feel lost sometimes. The cosmic spotlight is on you now, as the sun joins Mercury, casting it's golden rays on your earthy, plodding ways, making us all dance to a slower, more methodical tune…to the tune of several retrogrades at once…You could be feeling frustrated creatively, I'm looking at this chart and it's painting a picture of several possible scenarios: Either kids are getting in the way of intimacy (5th house/8th house), or if you don't have kids, maybe there's a lot of creative stuff going on in your life and around you but you're missing…the depth…substance….true connection, deep merging, and you really crave that, the whole image over substance thing just really doesn't cut the mustard for you, but maybe you aren't sure how to go about scratching that itch., but perhaps you have a few creative musings you want to try out. This could even just be classic sexual frustration, regardless-the joy joy feelings are most certainly there. You could receive creative inspiration from a child, artist, piece of art or music, that transforms your beliefs in a positive way. Now, there could be some kind of frustrating glitch, obstacle, catch, or blockade/delay to immediate progress, but the overall nature of longterm trends this communication/or idea portends seems to be promising. The Sun in your sign demands patience from us all…including you. Mars and Saturn have been placing a huge emphasis on deep intimacy, merging, and partnerships in your life this year. It's a refinery process, and it's all or nothing. You want this to be perfect, and you want to be perfect. Just remember that you and your loved ones are human.
Gemini/Gemini Rising: You could be feeling the solar/lunar standoff between your work, service and daily routines, and your need for spiritual nourishment, seclusion, solitude, and time alone. Maybe you're having to recuperate from something physically or psychologically, and you're not feeling as spritely as usual, and don't necessarily want to be alone or under the radar, but circumstance and/or mortal limitations demand it of you. It could be entirely voluntary. Maybe you're plotting you're big comeback into the work scene after some time away, or something about work or daily life is exhausting you, either physically or psychologically. Health could be an issue. The connection between psychological and physical health should never be underestimated. Perhaps you've been bogged down in details and you long for an escape to some secret ashram where no one will bother you. You could receive a secret communication, a message from a spiritual person, or receive a spiritual impression from something you read, hear, or see en route to somewhere, or browsing online, that has a deep impact on your emotions and your feelings about intimacy, sexual/emotional merging/ 8th house matters of destiny, in a positive way. Now, there could be some kind of frustrating glitch, obstacle, catch, or blockade/delay to immediate progress, but the overall nature of longterm trends this communication portends seems promising. Under the Taurus Sun, we all need to adopt a more patient, measured approach.
Mars and Saturn have been placing emphasis on your sectors of partnerships and work/health/routines this year, refining and managing your approach between the two to perfect the Dharma that is your crazy, colorful life, and eclectic social circle, while Pluto continues to transform your approach to swapping spit, secrets, and sex with another person. The retrogrades will continue this intense distillation process.
Cancer/Cancer Rising: You could be feeling the solar/lunar tug of war between your sector of friendships, hopes, goals, wishes, social network, and your creative projects, kids, or desire to let your hair down, create, and rock out with your bad self. Maybe you've been spending a lot of time with your kids or on a creative project and your friends miss you, or you miss them, or maybe your friends don't really understand your need to create a certain way, and/or spend time with your kids and you're feeling torn or pressured to live up to certain social expectations. Maybe they are pressuring you to hang out with them and be more personable and you aren't really feeling it, maybe you think some of your friends are actually kind of lame, not all of them of course, but perhaps there are a few folks you know in your social network that just effortlessly get on your nerves without trying. Regardless, Venus has been blessing up your reputation, and how you're seen in the world, so you can really do no wrong. Your communications sector is still being blown up by lucky Jupiter, so continue to respond, talk, and listen, take short distance trips, it's all good luck for you. Speaking of communications, you could receive some good words through a friend, or a social network, or read, listen to, or watch something humanitarian in nature, that transforms or affirms how you feel about partnerships in a positive way. Now, there could be some kind of frustrating glitch, obstacle, catch, or blockade/delay to immediate progress, but the overall nature of longterm trends this communication portends seems to be promising, from a purely alchemical standpoint. Under Taurus Sun, everyone needs to adopt a slower, more patient pace. Mars and Saturn have been placing heavy emphasis on your sectors of work, routines, health, service, and children, creativity, recreation, and joy, while Pluto continues to powerfully transform your partnerships area, emphasizing your already super deep deepness. This campaign continues and is putting things in slo-mo to really make sure certain lessons sink in, so strap in for the long haul. Your idealism is undeniable, and you're not sure how people see you (or how your see yourself,) in relation to the eyes of the world, from one minute to the next, but does it really matter? Do you, boo.
Leo/Leo Rising: Your solar/Lunar conundrum could manifest as competing urges between your emotional foundations, security, home, and your ambitions, career, reputation, and how your seen in the eyes of the world. Maybe you want to put yourself out there more, get out there more, make more of a mark on the world, but are uncertain about how this will affect your security, emotions, home and hearth. Maybe you're feeling pressure to perform., but I'll tell you right now, "all you need for a bikini body is a body and a bikini." Perhaps you're world weary, but simultaneously feeling the pressure to "achieve", to "be somebody." Well, you are some body, but more than just a body. Venus has been hanging out with revolutionary Uranus in your 9th house of philosophy and higher learning, and you've been making the word "nerd" cool again. You've really got nothing to worry about when it comes to reputation, she'll be moving into your 10th house in no time. You can afford more exposure, catch some vitamin D from your ruling planet and prepare to step into the sun. You could receive a communication from a boss, higher up, person in authority, that makes you feel good about your self worth, your earnings, income, values, in relation to work, service, health, routine, fitness, diet,- that transforms and affirms all of this in a positive way. Now, there could be some kind of frustrating glitch, obstacle, catch, or blockade/delay to immediate progress, but the overall nature of longterm trends this communication portends seems promising, from a purely alchemical standpoint. Mars and Saturn have been placing a heavy cosmic emphasis on your sectors of creative expression, sex, recreation, children, joy, and your emotions, security, foundations, while Pluto continues to transform your approach to health, work, diet and fitness. The retrogrades will slow everything down so that steady, longterm gains are made in all of these areas. Winning at life.
Virgo/Virgo Rising: You could feel the Solar/Lunar dichotomy in your area of communications, siblings, cars, short distance travel, V.S your area of philosophy, far distance travel, higher learning, and beliefs. Maybe you're just feeling hemmed in, held back, or limited by mode of travel. Perhaps there are people afar that are pressuring you to go see them and you hate the fossil fuel industry, or can't drive for some other reason/don't own a car, and are trying to solve this issue of limited mobility ASAP. Or you are hosting people from afar in your home and they are grating on your last nerve. Your nervous system in general is highlighted here., so given the entrance of the Sun in Taurus, do make it a point to slow down and relax, luxuriate a bit if you can. You're feeling idealistic, understanding, and spiritual in general, so that helps. The need to expand your horizons is definitely there. You could receive a communication from far away, a foreigner, a traveler, (or a Sagittarius), or read something philosophical, jubilant and expansive, that directly affects you, widening your horizons in a positive way, and transforms your approach to creativity, sex, love relationships, children, fun and recreation for the better. Now, there could be some kind of frustrating glitch, obstacle, catch, or blockade/delay to immediate progress, but the overall nature of longterm trends this communication portends seems promising. Under Taurus, everyone needs to adopt a slower, more patient pace. Venus has been along side Uranus, blessing your 8th house of deep merging, sex, death, and destiny, to help take the edge off of some of the shock therapy you've been receiving in that department. Saturn and Mars have been placing a heavy cosmic emphasis on your emotional foundations, security, family, home and hearth, and your communication, transportation, siblings, and short distance travel this year, while Pluto continues to transform your approach to creative expression, sex, recreation, children, and fun. Something is refining, distilling, and culminating here, and the work is not yet finished. The retrogrades, combined with the Suns shift into Taurus puts things on the slo-mo setting, so we can all prepare to collect the "winnings" of karma sewn, energy expelled, and efforts invested. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Libra/Libra Rising: You could experience the solar/lunar push and pull between your areas of self worth, money, values, and deep, intimate, sexual merging's with others. Maybe you're feeling emotional about your self esteem, maybe someone is pressuring you to get intimate and you aren't ready due to insecurity, or some deeper issues are eating at your general self worth. You want to get close to people, but you have certain stipulations (and even human limitations) that you feel pretty intense about. You feel idealistic about your self worth and values too. You deserve the best, they deserve the best. Is it them? Is it you? Are you running from something here? Are they? Who knows. Let it be. At least your pleasant ruling planet Venus has joined Uranus who's been dosing you with shock therapy in your 7th house of partnership. Diplomacy is always a huge plus. You could actually receive a communication, or hear or read something of a deep, intimate nature that reaffirms your faith in a deeply, metaphysical, spiritual way, positively transforming the way you approach your emotions, security, family, home and hearth. There could be some kind of frustrating glitch, obstacle, catch, or blockade/delay to immediate progress, but the overall nature of longterm trends this communication portends seems to be promising, from a purely alchemical standpoint. Pluto has been transforming your approach to your emotions, home, family, and security for a long time now. This trend continues, along with Mars and Saturn heavily emphasizing your communication and self worth sectors this year. The retrogrades continue this ongoing saga. This is a process of refinery and bullshit distillery. Removing, purging, and transmuting all the soggy rot, fear, negativity, and redundant self destruction that stands in the way of you feeling good about yourself, authentic, accepted, supported, and deeply connected to others.
Scorpio/Scorpio Rising: You could feel this solar/lunar climactic showdown acutely and immediately between yourself and others. The burden of compromise is emphasized here. Maybe you really want to relate to others, but you're shy, or feeling excruciatingly sensitive and touchy. Or, conversely, maybe you're feeling the pressure of having to conform to others wishes in order to meet them halfway, or are frustrated/pissed as urinal cakes that they won't conform to yours. There is an idealism here that acts as a soothing balm. Whatever the case, it's a full moon, just try and hunker down for 48 hours and let it blow over. Everyone wants to love and be loved, just focus on BEING love- and all else follows. Maintain that subtle, selfless idealism and don't let it die. You could receive a communication from a partner in crime (business or romantic) that has a positive and transformational impact on your goals, friendships, hopes and wishes for the future, that could transform your approach to communications, siblings, and short distance travel. Now, there could be some kind of frustrating glitch, obstacle, catch, or blockade/delay to immediate progress, but the overall nature of longterm trends this communication portends seems promising. Pluto has occupied your 3rd house of communication for a while now, completely and utterly changing your approach to these matters in powerful and subtle ways. Mars and Saturn have placed a heavy emphasis on your self worth, money, values, and well..your very self, and this trend of mojo and moxie continues onward, backward, in slow motion, to further refine these areas and go back over old ground. Venus has been hanging out next to Uranus to take the edge off of some of the more electrifying shocks you've received in your general day to day routine, health, work, service, fitness, and details. A good sound system and an even better sound track helps calm the nervous system, even in the absence of total stability, not to mention, health is wealth. Kid's and/or creative projects continue to run the gamut between delusional/overly idealistic, to ideal, either way, you're inspired. More order in your day to day life would be nice, but don't worry, you'll break on through to the other side.
Sagittarius/Sagittarius Rising: You could be experiencing the solar/lunar dilemma between your work, health, routine, and details sector, and your area of retreat, solitude, secrets, mysticism, and psychological health. Something's got to give here. You're definitely feeling a beam of idealism and otherworldliness about spiritual matters. Maybe you're struggling with one foot in the ethers and the other on Terra Firma. Living in two worlds at once is never easy. You could be feeling the demands of work, service, health, fitness, and the body acutely and maybe just want to go meditate under a waterfall or something to hide away from it all. You could just be feeling sensitive in general. (It's a thug life). Mars is retrograde in your sign, so you could be feeling a lack of energy, and are perhaps second guessing yourself on many fronts. Maybe you set yourself up with a bunch of work, or projects that your enthusiasm is waning for, and are recognizing a need to take better care of your physical and psychological health, in small ways, such as getting regular sleep and exercise, or forming a functional routine like those adults you hear so much about seem to have. It would be entirely appropriate and understandable if you feel a need for more reflection, actual hiding out, and downtime than usual. There's a lot to process, (and a lot to gear up for in the future.) You could receive a communication from a work colleague, in your day to day, routine communications, (or from a Virgo), involving your work, service, health, or routines, that positively impacts your self worth, income, earnings, and public standing/reputation. There could be a frustrating catch, or some kind of blockade or delay to progress, but try not to let it get to you, this is all energy, and can be channeled into absolutely anything. Patience, minimalism, mastery, and humility are wonderful mantras for anyone hosting Saturn in their Sun sign….Consider this your very own personal Dojo/Akhara, where you practice your cage fighting skills and sharpen your arrowheads. Pluto has been sending subtle and powerful waves of transformation into your house of self worth, self esteem, money, and values for quite some time now, and you are making a lot of healing changes in these areas, not all of them have come easily. Mars and Saturn continue to heavily emphasize your sectors of self assertion out in the world, and your secret, solitary, spiritual life, the struggles no one sees or knows about, the solitude, the utterly aloneness, and the magic, otherworldly mysticism you come into contact with because of it. Saturn asks that you master this magic, and bring it more solidly into the world in a constructive, and practical way, free of illusions and delusions. Keep it humble. Keep it real. Venus has been kicking it with electric, revolutionary Uranus in your 5th house of creativity, sex, romance, recreation, children and joy, so that's taken a bit of the edge off of the shock therapy you've been receiving in this area. Keep creating, strokes of genius are noted when Uranus visits this house, and while venus is there, you're in your element when you're creative, expressive, and child like. Spread the love.
Capricorn/Capricorn Rising: You could be feeling the solar/lunar cosmic pressure cooker dilemma between your responsibility to your creative projects, kids, desire to let loose, and your social life, friends, goals, hopes and wishes for the future. You're certainly idealistic (and rightfully so) about friends, goals, humanitarian pursuits, and hopes for the future. Maybe your kids (or a lover/romantic prospect/or someone that behaves like a kid) are directly conflicting with your wishes and goals. Maybe you're feeling pressure to reconcile the areas of creative expression and friendship, or children and social life, friends and lovers. Blending the two isn't always easy. If you don't want to upset anyone, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing, it's always said. Sometimes awkward times call for authentic vibes. Perhaps kids or lovers have a hard time understanding that you've got goals of your very own, apart from them? It's tough to say…You could receive a communication from "the mouths of babes", or hear a song, see an art piece or read a poem or some kind of creative expression that expands your horizons and broadens your vision in a positive way, that transforms the way you approach yourself, and your general persona out in the world. Now, there could be some kind of frustrating glitch, obstacle, catch, or blockade/delay to immediate progress, but the overall nature of longterm trends this communication portends seems to be promising, from a purely alchemical perspective. Patience is the mantra of Taurus, the sign we are now in, and it is the mantra of the great lord Saturn. A mantra you know better than most…Refer to that mantra now. Mars and Saturn continue to place heavy cosmic emphasis on your psychological 12th house of solitude, secrets, and mysticism, as well as your house of friendships. The saga continues as the retrogrades put the entire broadcast into slow motion, running it backward. You will be shooting whatever secrets and otherworldly knowledge you have crystalized into your friendship circle, once Mars backtracks into Scorpio. With Pluto in your own sign and sector of self, heaven help the light weights or the faint of heart should you have to throw down any home truths when this occurs, they will be particularly loaded. It's all in the name of healing and truth. Neptune in your communications sector softens the blow with an idealistic, rose colored fugazi of compassion and selflessness. Just continue to be wary of scammers, con artists, or delusional people not ready to face themselves or reality-(and try not to become one of those yourself.) Your emotional sector is lit up by Venus and Uranus in Aries, so some pleasantries have smoothed the vibe of "shock therapy" going on in your root system/family/emotions/security/home and hearth. Home is an exciting and pleasant place to be. Enjoy that. Let it feed your creativity for when Venus moves on later to bless your 5th house. Totally winning.
Aquarius/Aquarius Rising: You could feel the solar/lunar push and pull between your foundations, emotions, home and hearth, family, security, and the need to achieve out in the world and mark your territory, be known. Maybe you feel pressured to hunker down and stay home, stay safe, and secure, but feel an emotional pull outward into the world of achievement, mastery, and recognition. To be seen, heard, known, recognized. Perhaps you're feeling intense about how you're perceived by others? Or the pull toward achievement or to the top of some mountain competes with security some how? A balance must be struck. You like security, but not to the degree of complete and total stagnation. You seem to have big ideas and high ideals about something you'd like to achieve out in the world. You know more than most that status isn't real, but you're here with a mission, a purpose. You came here to make some awesome shit happen. You could receive a communication from family or in the home, or an emotional intimation or disclosure, that deeply affects you intimately in a spiritual way, in relation to merging with others emotionally, sexually, spiritually, financially or otherwise. This has a powerful, positive, if subtle effect on your own psychology and deep unconscious. Now, there could be some kind of frustrating glitch, obstacle, catch, or blockade/delay to immediate progress, but the overall nature of longterm trends this communication portends seems to be promising. Teamwork is important, as are deep, and trustworthy bonds. The benefit of others perspectives can be helpful (or hindering) with Neptune in the 2nd house of money and values. Having an idealistic planet in a realistic house isn't always easy. Don't be swindled, and try and stay grounded and skeptical of "too good to be true" proposals, or unrealistic schemes- but don't be entirely closed off as to become isolated or insular. These are backwards times, combined with the Sun in Taurus, patience and a slower determination is (demanded) of us all. Venus has been hanging out with your ruling planet Uranus in your communications sector, sweetening the session of shock therapy you've been receiving in this department. Mars and Saturn continue to place heavy emphasis on your sector of friendships, hopes, wishes, goals for the future, and humanitarian activism, along with your reputation, ambition, and achievement area when Mars inevitably backtracks into Scorpio (yes..again.) You are sharpening your arrowheads, refining something, distilling the bullshit, and choosing your friends, hopes and goals more wisely. The lessons at times have been harsh, and the path often a solitary one, at least in feeling, but not entirely barren. This distillation process continues onward, and backward, going over old ground, and seizing any opportunities you may have missed to refine these areas to a sharp point that will hit the sweet spot. Pluto continues to completely transform your psychological 12th house. Immense changes have occurred, and continue to unfurl.... for a while yet. Strap in. Lock and load. The adventure is just beginning.
Pisces/Pisces Rising: You could experience the solar/lunar dichotomy in your area of communication, siblings, text messages, errands, trivia, sudoku, and short distance travel, V.S your area of higher learning, philosophy, teaching, beliefs, studies, other cultures, foreign people and ideas. Maybe you're trying to focus on your studies, teach, and learn, and communications about more "practical" or mundane matters are distracting or competing with this, something lame and practical like money (practical??HA!) or picking up groceries, running errands to and fro, responding to every single "how are you?" seems to take up a lot of space and time. The Micro of Mercury's domain competing with the Macro of Jupiter's. You're feeling idealistic, intense, and determined about said Macro anyway. You could receive a communication or learn something en route to the grocery store or while scrolling through your online social networks that has a positive impact on your partnerships and your circle of friends, or goals/ hopes for the future, that perhaps transforms your approach in some way in these areas. Now, there could be some kind of frustrating glitch, obstacle, catch, or blockade/delay to immediate progress, but the overall nature of longterm trends this communication portends seems to be promising, from a purely alchemical standpoint anyway. Patience..patience..and more patience.. Mars and Saturn have tirelessly continued to place emphasis on your reputation, public standing, mastery and recognition sector, combined with your sector of higher learning, philosophy, other cultures, and mental/physical travel, (when Mars backtracks into Scorpio….again….)..You are refining, distilling, and bit by bit, showcasing your mastery of all things worldly, well rounded and well travelled, and carving a status in the world for yourself. Pluto continues to transform your friendships, subtly and dramatically. You exude power in your circle, and you draw power from it. If it weakens you, cut it from you. Venus stands proudly in Aries next to Uranus in your 2nd house of self worth, bringing pleasantries, a touch of luxury, comfort, praise, and (GASP!) actual physical money…(or is it bit coins at this point?) to an area that's been receiving large doses of "shock therapy." Oh the glamor of it all...Rake in the praise and tokens of appreciation, bask in your own light a little. You've earned this. These are solid gains. There will be more to come. Prepare to communicate with even more effortless grace than usual when Venus moves into Taurus.. Glorious.