Horoscopes For The May 2019 Full Moon in Scorpio
At 2:11 p.m. PST on May 18, 2019, the full moon will be in Scorpio (27°39’).
Full moons have a way of stirring up our deepest emotions. But at the full moon in Scorpio, the feelings we express outwardly are just the tip of the iceberg. That’s because this fixed water sign needs to be in control—and that often means keeping messy, complicated emotions on lockdown. After all, Scorpio’s emotions are more intense than most, so it’s only natural to fear being overpowered by them.
Still, all that bottled-up energy has to go somewhere. And with a heavy concentration of planets in Taurus at this full moon, we’re most likely to feel it in our bodies. A sun/Mercury conjunction tunes us into messages from our five senses—so if we’ve repressed our true feelings about something, it may show up as physical discomfort or pain in order to get our attention. Fortunately, embodied experiences like yoga, massage, dancing, or sex can help us find release.
Indulging in creature comforts can also be good for the soul—as long as we keep material things in their proper perspective. If not, an exact Venus/Uranus conjunction (also in Taurus) could rock our world, forcing us to reprioritize. Our values and desires are undergoing a radical shift right now, so if we’re clinging to something we no longer want or need, it’s time to cut it loose. After all, Scorpio is only interested in the bare essentials. And with ruling planet Pluto conjunct Saturn in Capricorn (a long-term aspect perfecting in 2020), we’re challenged to cut away the dead weight in our lives so we can devote our limited time, energy, and resources to the things that really matter.
This could mean setting firmer boundaries—and having some tough conversations. Fortunately, a trine between Saturn/Pluto and sun/Mercury provides the confidence we need to stand our ground and embody our deepest truths. Still, with Mars (the other ruler of this lunation) now in super-sensitive Cancer, we’ll want to proceed with caution, as his square with Chiron can trigger fears of rejection, making us more likely to get defensive. Conflicts and confrontations can clear a path to healing, but only if we handle them with care.
With Neptune and the nodes in an exact aspect at this full moon, it’s easy to fool ourselves into believing that we’re above it all. But the truth is, most of us still have some unfinished business to take care of before we can truly transcend—and energetically, we’re supported in doing just that. Scorpio may try to hang on for dear life. But ultimately, it knows that life’s too short to stay stuck in the past. Rituals or symbolic actions taken now can help us forgive, express gratitude, and finally let go. At this “Flower Moon,” it’s time to start flowing and growing!
Read on for your sun sign (and rising, if you know it) to learn more about the energies of this full moon.