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Full Moon in Scorpio ~ April 28, 2010

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On April 28 at 8:19 a.m. EDT, the Moon becomes full in the intense, probing sign of Scorpio. Full moons signify the completion, culmination of what may have been initiated during the previous new moon. While the New Moon in Aries encouraged action, initiation, creativity and even a re-invention of one's self, this Full Moon in Scorpio dares us to look beyond what's visible or tangible and turn our attention to what hides beneath the surface to uncover the truth or answers we seek.

Empowerment through transformation is key to this Full Moon, as the Scorpio-Moon (heart; inner drives) opposes the Sun (soul; potential) and Mercury-rx (thought; communication), while both the Sun and Mercury blend energies in Taurus (determined; practical). Elsewhere in the sky, Venus (relationships; finances) must adjust to her ill-fated brush with Pluto-rx (endings; purging), especially while Saturn-rx (reality; structure) gets frustrated with Neptune (hope; insight) and seeks balance with Uranus (radical change; unconventionality).

Where in our life are we in dire of a change? Does it involve a relationship (with another, others or the self)? Or is it with finances? Perhaps, it's work-related or a combination of a few things. According to this Full Moon, the relief, answer, solution begins within the self -- the heart (Moon), the soul (Sun) and how we think/communicate (Mercury-rx). This may entail changing the way we process information and interact with others or our own internal dialogue. There is, after all, power within intent and with words, spoken or otherwise.

Before any change can occur, however, there must first be a complete understanding of where things stand -- knowing where motivations are rooted in (are we driven for our own gain/satisfaction? or does our success benefit others? how is success defined? what about failure?); understanding how we make decisions or take action (are these decisions/actions arrived upon through fact, fear, truth, love, light?); comprehension of our fear/s and how that affect decision-making/attitudes; or awareness of where/with whom emotional/material/spiritual support in our life comes from (do you feel supported or isolated?). These are a few of what we may need to know before we can work towards purging, releasing or cutting off toxic relationships, thought processes or habits in our lives.

With Uranus, Neptune and Pluto extending their influence to this Full Moon, the transformation may very well require sacrifice and the change necessary might be something completely out of the ordinary, unconventional. So be open to delving deep, embracing truths, cleansing the core self and accepting change during this Full Moon period (April 28 to May 13).

Although we can all benefit from this full moon, those born within 3 days of April 28 or October 31 or those with natal planets/house angles within around 8 degrees of fixed signs may feel the effects of this full moon stronger than others.

For me, as a Virgo-rising, this Full Moon influences my natal 3rd (thought, communication) and completes an existing trine between my Sun (potential) and my North Node (life path) to form a water Grand Trine, while Pluto-rx continues to oppose my Sun. It's really all about me (my Sun) and where I'm going (my North Node). Whatever may still be uncertain can be understood or clarified (3rd house) through seeking intuitively or connecting with my spiritual/higher self (water Grand Trine) and eliminating what's unnecessary (Pluto-rx), in order for transformation to occur and become empowered (Scorpio-Full Moon) to continue moving ahead in achieving my potential (Taurus-Sun).

How will this full moon influence your birth chart? Match the sign and degree to determine what house this full moon falls in. Use the list of zodiac signs below to identify the sign Scorpio on your birth chart then click here for a brief explanation on the Full Moon transit in that house.

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If you don't have your birth chart, you may use your Sun sign and/or your Rising/Ascendant sign, if you know it. Look for your Sun and Rising Signs below then click here for a brief explanation of the Full Moon transit in those houses.
  • Aries-Sun or Aries Rising ~ 8th House
  • Taurus-Sun or Taurus Rising ~ 7th House
  • Gemini-Sun or Gemini-Rising ~ 6th House
  • Cancer-Sun or Cancer-Rising ~ 5th House
  • Leo-Sun or Leo-Rising ~ 4th House
  • Virgo-Sun or Virgo-Rising ~ 3rd House
  • Libra-Sun or Libra-Rising ~ 2nd House
  • Scorpio-Sun or Scorpio-Rising ~ 1st House
  • Sagittarius-Sun or Sagittarius-Rising ~ 12th House
  • Capricorn-Sun or Capricorn-Rising ~ 11th House
  • Aquarius-Sun or Aquarius-Rising ~ 10th House
  • Pisces-Sun or Pisces-Rising ~ 9th House

Unsure if you have natal planets/house planets at 8 degrees? Cast your own birth chart for use as reference -- birth date, time, and place required.

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