The May full Moon will bring a debilitated Moon with Anuradha nakshatra- stirring precision, focus and regeneration for the cycle to come. This is a mild, tender and soft constellation, which will deepen the introspection and inward focus of the full Moon energy. Expect a waning Moon cycle that takes you deeper than you thought possible. Have a life preserver ready if you aren't schooled in the ways of Scorpio and the 8th house! The full Moon also falls on Buddha Jayanti, the celebrated birthday of Lord Buddha. It's an excellent time to stay inward, in contemplation, meditation or spend time in nature.
Full Moon is May 21st at 15:14 Mountain Time, with Virgo on the ascendant at the time of the fullest portion of the Moon. Three planets sit in Scorpio at this time- Moon and retrograde Mars and Saturn. Moon is in exact conjunction with Mars, which instigates charged emotions and a fiery inner landscape. Aggressive, warrior Mars, ripples the soft and gentle waters of the Moon, causing anger, frustrations, emotional outbursts and violence. The pressure from Saturn simultaneously increases the intensity, while inviting in grief, sadness and pain connected to loss. Repressed emotions will be surfacing, emerging from your depths- which is the nature and essence of Scorpio. Anger is often connected to repressed power, while frustration is the repeated cycle of repressed anger and lack of momentum, action steps and movement. Expect emotions that have been very hidden, to surface at this time as well as in the cycle to come. Uncomfortable, yet extremely vital to increase life force energy and the circulation of more space within your bodies. Find safe, healthy ways to release the emotional pressure.
Sun and Venus will be combust (in the 10 degree range of each other) in Taurus during the full Moon, a theme that continues through the end of June. These planets war fiercely- as the Sun is fire (masculine), while Venus is water (feminine). These two elements oppose each other. The conflict between these polarities will effect relationships, money, creativity, nourishment, comfort, health and vitality especially. Expect discomfort in these areas of your life. Notice where masculine and feminine energies are misaligned. The energy of Sun and Venus in Taurus, gives direct gaze (drishti) to Scorpio, inviting in this mirror to the Moon, Mars and Saturn. Are the frustrations and challenges you're feeling connected to an imbalance in your masculine and feminine energies? Where are your giving and receiving dynamics in conflict? Notice where Sun and Venus are moving through Taurus in your jyotish chart to determine where this battle is taking place.
The cycle to come is a potent healing cycle, if you choose to use it as such. It's a time to clarify, get precise, hone in on exactly what you need and want, without frivolity. For many it will be a very dharmic time, pruning away the parts of your life that don't honor or serve your path fully. Challenges will be reminders of what must be released in order to simplify your journey. Let go of distractions and parts of your life that keep you away from your inner wisdom. It will be essential to tame the mind and cut away old stories, patterns, beliefs, conditioning and mental body illusions that keep you in lack, stuck, less than and away from your empowerment. At the same time, there is ample creativity and imagination available for those who actively participate in their creative power and potential. Do you know how to use your inner challenges and conflicts as a transformational and healing resource? Can you take your challenge and use it as a tool for re-shaping, re-creating your life? If ever there was a time to make lemonade out of the lemons, start juicing!
Undeniably, this is a time period of great challenge for many. Multiple polarities and inner battles are taking place due to such opposition within the planets. Jupiter and Rahu intensify the challenges between purity and darkness, human and spirit. This battle is intimately connected to your path of clarity, purpose and inner trust. Anuradha nakshatra invites a cycle of triumph, success and immense transformation- for those who walk through the gateway. Out of darkness comes light. From mud, grows the lotus. From pain, one can appreciate the joy. From the process of death, new life can emerge. Let yourself be swept up in the transformational tides. Find your grounding cord within. Let the body be your channel, the entry point for deeper inner listening and awareness. Use embodiment as your mantra. Gather a new support team around yourself- one that is truly available to help you weather all storms.
Full Moon Creative Ritual Class.
Sunday, May 22nd @ 11am Mountain Time.
In This Class...
I shared more about the impact of this Scorpio full Moon and the cycle to come- as well as the impact of the current challenging transits.
We worked with transforming challenges, polarities, obstacles and inner conflicts.
I helped those in the class recognize what the challenge is actually telling them. What the need is. In order for movement, change, harmony and healing to take place.
May Full Moon Creative Ritual
1) Identify a challenge or conflict you are working with currently.
Create an image of this challenge you feel emerging emotionally- as well as any other feelings or emotions that come up with this. What images emerge as you explore this feeling? What colors, textures and shapes arrive? Create an image that expresses your experience with this feeling. Spend at least 20 minutes creating this image. I suggest using paints or craypas and a large piece of paper. Title your image. In your journal or on the back of the drawing answer this question:
If your image could speak what would it say?
2) Movement Exploration. Using your image as the inspiration for your dance, begin to move your body in response to your image. Move as though your body is having a conversation with your image. Let the colors, shapes, textures etc. invoke a response and let your body express this through movement and sound. Continue to develop your dance for 5 to 10 + minutes. Then respond to these questions aloud:
I sense, I feel, I imagine.
3) Harvesting. Answer these baseline statements in your journal once you have completed the
What am I moving towards?
What am I moving away from?
* All timing is in Mountain Daylight Time- one hour ahead of Pacific Time, one hour behind Central Time and two hours behind Eastern Time.
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