There is a lot going on this week. A few planets are changing signs and we have a potent Full Moon in Scorpio Saturday evening. The week begins with a stabilizing Moon in Virgo however, things will get increasingly volatile as we progressed through the week and peak Saturday evening.
The Moon is in Virgo today, Monday. The Moon enters Libra Tuesday afternoon and will stay in Libra until Thursday. Thursday May 16th, the Moon enters Scorpio and is on her way to be Full on Saturday before entering Sagittarius later that same night. Moon is in Sagittarius all day Sunday.
Venus enters Taurus early Wednesday morning and we can benefit from her presence in her home sign until the 8th of June. Beauty, love, art, attraction, aesthetics, money and relational matters can be influenced positively while Venus is in Taurus, especially once we are passed this Full Moon on Saturday.
Mars enters the sign of Cancer late Wednesday evening and will be in this creative and sensitive sign until July 1st. Cancer is not the best placement for Mars and we can expect increased irritability and a harder time expressing or directing anger. Since Cancer is a nurturing and fertile sign and Mars cannot find a direct expression here, it can create tension between will/assertion/confrontation and our desire to protect/safeguard/nurture.
Once the Moon enters Scorpio on Thursday evening, she will be almost Full and also ruled by Mars in Cancer. (Mars rules Scorpio) Venus newly in Taurus will also be applying to a conjunction with Uranus, adding a good dose of unpredictability to the end of the week and the Full Moon on Saturday.
Wherever the tension is in your life could gain momentum by the end of the week. This is not necessarily a bad thing and you could see it sort of like the ”popping of an abscess”. Something needs releasing and this Full Moon will support this process.
However, since Mars is ill at ease in the sign of Cancer and will be ruling over this Full Moon, it could feel a little bit more dramatic or painful depending on where Scorpio is located in your chart. Having to say good-bye or letting go features strongly.
The Sun in Taurus opposing the Moon in Scorpio highlights the need to retain, hold-on, secure, acquire, possess, stabilize (Taurus) versus the need to release, let-go, move deeper into what scares us, transform and do it with totality.(Scorpio) Feeling safe or being focused on safety and security could be highlighted. Being consumed or obsessed by someone or something, a piece of information, an object. Feeling possessive or experiencing someone being possessive, territorial or domineering could be another side effect.
At the time of the Full Moon, the Sun will be on infamous blinking star Algol also known as The Head of Medusa associated amongst many other things with the ”losing of one’s head”. Since the Full Moon takes place right across Algol, it should add a layer of intensity to this already fully-loaded few days.
Whatever is going on for you this week, whatever you are wrestling with, whatever you are saying good-bye to, its a good time to acknowledge the transitional space you find yourself in. Unfortunately nothing in this material life last eternally and this Full Moon in Scorpio is here to remind us that we eventually need to loosen our grip and release…
Wishing you an illuminating week