A Full Moon occurs when the Sun in Taurus forms an opposition to the Moon in Scorpio. The Full Moon is a time of culmination and the promise of fulfillment of that which was started at the New Moon. It is an emotional time – a time of romance, fertilization, and relationships.
This phase of the Moon occurs at 7 degrees and 6 minutes of Scorpio, affecting people born with personal planets and points at approximately 3 to 11 degrees of the Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius) most significantly.
The Taurus-Scorpio polarity deals with the balance between all that is mine (Taurus) and all that is yours (Scorpio). It also emphasizes the concept of form (Taurus) versus transformation (Scorpio). While Taurus deals with matter, personal values, material goods, possessions, and security, Scorpio rules the destruction of form, shared possessions, change, and transformation. The Sun in Taurus encourages happiness with the simple, tangible things in life, while the Scorpio Moon draws our attention to complexities, intangibles, and mysteries.
Neglecting either end of the axis will surely backfire on us. Ideally, a balance should be found between the two energies, and this is what the Full Moon invites us to do. This Full Moon is about emotional declarations. Something has been building inside of us, likely of an intimate nature, and now is the time when the energy of the cosmos fairly demands that we let it out.
Over the next two weeks, we will discover what this declaration means for us. For now, we can’t sit on our feelings — we need to express them. The Full Moon illuminates this conflict between collecting and sharing. With the Moon full and bright in the sky, symbolic “illumination” occurs in our own lives. However, these new feelings and revelations are emotional ones, as emotions burst forth into our consciousness. It’s time to express ourselves and to let things out of our systems. Of course, we might want to exercise some care while doing so, knowing that what is coming out of us is new and not particularly rational as yet.
Full Moons are about exposing or illuminating issues that are already there, but that have not yet been dealt with. We have conviction and tenacity, and we are willing to make necessary changes, but there can be some tension and impatience involved with our revelations now. The New Moon aligns with Uranus and forms a square to Saturn. When Saturn and Uranus connect, we’re dealing with themes related to freedom, independence, progress vs. tradition, innovation, new technology, tried and true approaches, and rules. The square aspect presents a challenge and a struggle that creates tension.
With Saturn forming a square to Uranus, which started in February there may seem to be more abrupt changes, shake-ups, or disruptions in your life than the average person, especially if an inner planet (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, or Mars) is involved with the Saturn-Uranus square. Otherwise, the effects are more general and not as personal as many influences.
It can be difficult to call you progressive or traditional, since you’re very much both of these things! When you feel the desire to adapt and move forward, you might often feel stuck or tied down by your duties, obligations, or traditions. Mood changes can be extreme at times due to this inner struggle between wanting to break free and needing to follow the rules.
You might frequently feel pulled between strongly different urges–handling your responsibilities or living up to others’ expectations of you and breaking free from expectations or obligations. Finding a balance between these two urges can be a real struggle in your life.
You might maintain an unhealthy pattern in which you bottle things up and then burst with frustration. You might wrestle with decisions more than most, particularly when considering whether to make a change in your life. The desire to do things in new and improved ways can be strong, but you might worry too much about doing these things well, suffering some self-consciousness when faced with doing something brand new. Overcoming the fear of making useful changes is vital to your growth and fulfillment as well as immensely freeing.
Key Traits of Saturn square Uranus. You will find some, many, or all of the following, depending on how strong this aspect is in the natal chart:
- Extremes of feeling and reaction; tensions escalate quickly.
- Indecision, frequent feelings of being divided.
- Rebellious feelings.
- May unnecessarily complicate life with indecision.
- Can have unusual traditions.
- Resents restrictions.
- Frequently irritable.
- Is fascinated (sometimes tormented) by the impact of small decisions on the life (the butterfly effect).
- Keen awareness of the need to balance tradition and innovation.
- A great interest in how things work, methods, and inventions; enjoys tinkering, experimenting.
- Mathematical ability.