ASTROLOGICAL UPDATE: FULL MOON IN SCORPIO MAY 10, 2017
Scorpio is the fixed water sign ruled by both the planet Mars and Pluto. This is a highly charged full moon in two fixed signs (Sun in Taurus and Moon in Scorpio) signifying the need to breakdown long -held emotional, psychological and physical patterns. Scorpio has the capacity to move from the lowest depths to the highest peaks. It is the spirit of the Phoenix, which rises from the spiritual fire of its own ashes to be reborn into something new. Wherever a “system” is stuck (whether government, economic, religious or personal), it is time to let go, forgive, and move on to create something new. Nothing in this universe remains stagnant for very long. Change and growth is inevitable.
This Full Scorpio Moon shakes us out of complacency offering yet another opportunity to let go of old beliefs, situations and circumstances that do not match our inner truth. The Scorpio moon is a great time to indulge in some quiet reflection on your own; schedule a massage, treat yourself to an astrology reading, meditate and honor your inner world. Just spending a few minutes “moon-gazing” is a wonderful way to recharge your psychic batteries.
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The Moon is Full in Scorpio on Wednesday, May 10 at 5:42 pm eastern. Whenever Scorpio shows up, we can brace for some intense energies and possible hidden agendas coming our way. This Full Moon has been building since the potent Taurus New Moon last month and the culmination can add some profound emotional underpinnings to what is happening on the surface – another trait of watery Scorpio.
This full moon is sitting in a sweet spot among the stars, save for the fact that it’s in Scorpio. Scorpio doesn’t do sweet. It does intense. It does cathartic. It does down and dirty. This full moon, therefore, can be used to tap into the transformative power of the therapeutic process. This full moon can help us to understand, in greater depth, our ability to take what has been painful and pour it into what is productive. This moon can remind us of the powerful fuel that our emotions can be. ~ Chani Nicholas
Scorpio is ruled by Mars (squaring Neptune and trining Jupiter this week) and Pluto (trining the Sun and sextiling the Moon) which is also in retrograde. All of these cosmic maneuverings can bring magnification to truths or heighten anxiety about illusions. Thankfully, these aspects are reported to be brief, so the best option is to hang in there and let things unfold as they will.
This Full Moon in Scorpio is bringing transformation, whether in the depths and to be revealed later, or activating your consciousness right in the moment. As we lead up to this Moon, get clear about the seeds that you have planted, what you would like to see coming into full bloom, and what is no longer necessary. Scorpio is also a favorable sign for magic, ritual work, and Akashic (past life) work. Set the tone for this moon through deep, inner journeywork with the Ancestors, with past lives, and add a ritual boost to your intentions.
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While some traditions of Wicca and Paganism honor an all-encompassing “The God” or “The Goddess,” others worship specific deities. Let’s look at some of the gods and goddesses found in contemporary traditions, and how you can work with them in your daily practice.
Offerings to the Gods
What’s an Acceptable Gift?
In many Pagan and Wiccan traditions, it’s not uncommon to make some sort of offering or sacrifice to the gods. Bear in mind that despite the reciprocal nature of our relationship with the divine, it’s not a matter of “I’m offering you this stuff so you’ll grant my wish.” It’s more along the lines of “I honor you and respect you, so I’m giving you this stuff to show you how much I appreciate your intervention on my behalf.
So the question arises, then, of what to offer them? Different types of deities seem to respond best to different kinds of offerings. For example, you wouldn’t offer flowers to a war god, would you? When making an offering, it’s important to think about what the god represents.
The Roman Cato described an offering for agricultural prosperity: Make offerings to keep your oxen in good health. Make the following sacrifices to Mars… three pounds of wheat, four-and-a-half of lard, four-and-a-half of meat and three pints of wine. While it’s probably not necessary to go that far and offer up enough food to feed a small army to your god, the passage does illustrate the fact that our ancestors thought enough of their gods to take their offerings very seriously.
More importantly than thinking about what the gods represent to you personally, though, is to pay attention to what they have demanded of others in the past.
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I figured since many holidays start with a grassroots movement we should declare the first day of the full Moon in May a national holiday no matter what nation you live in. The name of the holiday – Self-Appreciation Day! Here in the U.S.A., we have appreciation days for everything from secretaries to honoring those who have served our country. All people who deserve recognition but we have no day to appreciate ourselves. It is way past time that we do. Some of us work more than one job, have small children, pets, volunteer work, you name it someone does it. Do, we always get the recognition we deserve? NO! To we take time out of our busy schedules to just do something we like to do alone? Most of us do not do this often enough if at all. So I declare we all should take one day at least a year to honor yourself, your achievements, reaching a goal you set for yourself, etcetera, and I decided today should be that day. We do not need parade, cards or the other material thing manufacture tries to trap us into buying or doing for other holidays. Maybe all we need is an uninterrupted chance to go to the restroom (I know my children when they were young would try to follow me or knock on the door asking questions), maybe go have a quiet lunch with a friend you have not had a chance to catch up with for a while or just take a bag lunch and sit outside to eat it (if the weather is nice enough), read a couple or more pages in that book you have been dying to start, you can do anything that will boost your appreciation for all you do for others but especially what you should and/or do, do for yourself.
Self-appreciation leads to more self-worth which in turns leads us to be stronger more clear-headed and compassionate people. This is not a selfish thing to do this is a must do to be the best person you can be for not only yourself but everyone you interact with as well.
I ask you what is one small or big thing you can do for yourself this first day of May 2017 Full Moon? I am
I am going to use part of the day to rest and play with my fur girls. I also plan on doing at some point on Adept level lessons, I hope since I go called into work before I could even finish this.’