Full Moon at 9° Scorpio Battleground/Deathground – 04-29-2018

04-29-2018 Full Moon

When –
April 29, 2018 ~ 8:59 pm EST / April 30, 2018 ~ 12:59 am UST

Corollary to New Moon at 26 Scorpio
November 18, 2017 ~ 06:42 am EST / November 18, 2017 ~ 11:42 am UST

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This full moon at 9° of Scorpio may find us ruminating on issues intensely personal to our human experience and unique to Scorpio: sex, death, taxes, transformation, elimination, debts, divorce, inheritances. With the sun at 9° Taurus and the moon occupying the opposite sign, we can expect that this lunation has much to do with our sense of security as it regards home, the emotional environment of the moon and wealth and manifestation. Finance and control of finance may be highlighted.

Saturn occupies Capricorn at 9° moving retrograde so that we may have time to look over structures we built. If Saturn finds our actions, our intentions, wanting, he will want us to rebuild anew or tear it down for us. This is particularly evident for this lunation as he forms the majority of aspects to the personal planets and luminaries.

Saturn at 9° Capricorn, retrograde, forms an inconjunct to Venus at 6° of Gemini. The Saturnine sense of melancholy is increased in his dignity of Capricorn and will not be pleased by the mercurial and fun-loving Venus in Gemini who may be disposed to talk a little more and laugh a little louder. Inconjuncts are uneasy aspects in which we often find trouble resolving their friction and so much go out of our way to separate the energies that cannot get along, like two relatives who snipe at each other until it’s understood that only one can be invited at a time. Which will it be? Saturn, the stern task master, or bubbly Venus in quick silver Gemini?

While Saturn is harried by Venus, he also meets with challenges from Mercury, who squares at 12° Aries and is the ruler of Gemini, where Venus is currently transiting. As a result, Venus is supporting the energies of Mercury via rulership. Mercury comes with all the boldness of Aries which will not mix well with Saturn’s sense of disciplined restraint. Communications could be shut down or hampered should Saturn make his displeasure known. Show respect to this authoritarian element and fealty to the status quo, and it will go a long way to repairing any damage or hurt feelings.

Saturn trines the sun at 9° Taurus which means despite potential clashes with Venus and Mercury, authority, or other older figures will be inclines to work in your favor. This favorable trine may come about as a result of friction from other aspects, because even Saturn can recognize value in undisciplined people and might appoint himself teacher to steer you away from your bad habits, with Saturn in his ruling sign of career-oriented Capricorn, this may play out in your career field among bosses, mentors, and colleagues.

Foggy Neptune at 15° Pisces trines Jupiter at 19° of watery Scorpio. By rulership, Jupiter is a guest in the house which Pluto and Mars rule, which means Jupiter’s expansive nature is giving power to Pluto/Mars – this will set off the conjunction of Pluto at 21° Capricorn with Mars at 22° Capricorn in Saturn’s house. This gang of malefics has great potential for violence and death on the downside, but conversely, transformation and glory on the other. There could be opportunity amid crises. Another theme to keep an eye on would be, not violence and death of individuals, but of career fields via corporations. I would advise caution during this moon.

Black Moon Lilith will also be with them, packing a punch with all her intense sexual energy and power, a rogue’s gallery of shadows if ever there was one. A good way to anticipate what might be brewing is to look back at the Scorpio new moon of November 18, 2017. Events which originated then may now be implicated – I would expect wider political events that started then to reach their final stages with after shocks affecting the general public, often for the worse: expect restraint, constricting laws, enforcement, government scandal, abuse and inappropriate use of power, all creating resentment which simmers with potential violence. It is my hope that out of this chaos, there will be opportunity for positive change once the smoke clears. But all things on heaven and earth are held to irrefutable natural laws – energy can neither be created or destroyed. This law of thermodynamics implies as well that for one thing to happen, it’s energy must pull from somewhere else, and the universe is under no obligation to make that balancing act pleasing to us and our lives. No matter our intentions. So be careful and watchful as fate takes its role in our lives.

This brings us to the north node, which is the path of our life’s quest, our karmic future. North node occupies 10° of Leo, which will make it inconjunct Saturn at 9° Capricorn. Our life’s mission than, might be at odds with conventional rules and wisdom, forcing us to think about how to both please accepted rules of conduct and figure out which rules to break to achieve our life’s mission.

The node trines Mercury at 12° Aries making us more bold in our communications with regards to our purpose, and the nodes squares the sun at 9° Taurus and squares the moon at 9° Scorpio. Intense pressure and fated event regarding wealth, both inner and outer, finance and resources will be indicated, flavoring this moon as well as our future.

~18TH MANSION OF THE MOON: AL KALB~

The heart. Causes discord, sedition, conspiracy against prices and rulers, and revenge from enemies, but frees captives and helps building. With moon here, plant, sow, travel, and go to war.
– Vivian Robson


You can purchase all my astrological breakdowns of the new and full moons for the year of 2018 ahead of time on Amazon, here. For now, this is only available as an ebook. If, however, you’d rather wait for these posts, than I’ll still be posting the new and full moons as usual.
Lunations 2018

New Moon 26° Aries, Stifled Rebellion – 4-15-2018

04-15-2018 New Moon
When –
April 15, 2018 ~ 9:59 EST / April 16, 2018 ~ 01:59 am UST

Corollary to Full Moon at 2° of Aries
September 24, 2018 ~ 10:54 pm EST / September 25, 2018 ~ 02:54 am UST

Uranus at 28° Aries conjuncts the sun and the new moon at 26° Aries, flavoring the lunation with all the hallmarks of electrifying Uranus, and powered by the act-first spirit of Aries. You’ll feel rebellious, inquisitive, restless, and even frustrated by others or your environment if they’re not moving in a new direction. You want to forge new territory and leave the boring routines behind in pursuit of blazing new trails.

This aspect of Uranus joining forces with the sun and moon will experience challenge from Pluto at 21° Capricorn. From there, Pluto makes aspects to the luminaries and Venus. Pluto squares the luminaries occupying the 26° mark of Aries. We can expect our rebellious self expression to be seriously curtailed by either a person in a place of authority over us, or a corporation or institution, for Pluto is in Saturn’s house. We may find our attention directed to something behind the scenes of our lives that invites discomfort or serious reflection, and will deliver us into a melancholic mood.

Conversely, Pluto at 21° degrees Capricorn forms a trine to Venus in her dignity at 19° of Taurus. This stabilizing, earthy trine will help offset the ill effects of Pluto; Venus will provide a voice of reason should conflict arise, and she is strong in the sign she rules – the sign of material wealth and manifestation, that of Taurus. A walk in a garden, or a well chosen art print in a troubled work place could do a wealth of good right now.

Further, Mars at 16° Capricorn also trines Venus; possible romance may present itself, or merely beneficial interactions between men and women or those bearing qualities of the masculine or feminine.

Venus’s dignified placement is the most positive aspect of this lunation; and she faces a challenge from Jupiter at 21° Scorpio, retrograde. You will be able to take advantage of Venus’s romantic and aesthetic qualities, but money won’t be one of them. Jupiter in Taurus’s opposite house of Scorpio reminds us of the pain of deprivation. Be careful of over spending or bad investments, money could be taken from you either in the interest of debt, shady loans, or even simple theft.

Saturn at 9° Capricorn squares Mercury at 4° Aries. Don’t let Aries run away with your mouth, as Saturn in his dignity will frown upon the lack of restraint from childlike Aries. You may face consequences for what you say and that includes gossip or slander, whose consequences can be more far reaching.

Mercury at 4° Aries also forms at 19° of Taurus, which suggests our communications may not be a fulfilling or satisfying this period, and perhaps a flirtation goes awry or is mistaken for something it isn’t.

The north node in Leo, where our karmic future lies, is at 11° of Leo, where it forms an inconjunct to Saturn at 9° Capricorn. We may find ourselves in a predicament, facing an unmoving bureaucracy, where waging a battle from the front only leads to sabotage. Problems have solutions; but predicaments, unlike problems, do not. It will be harder to maintain the royal essence of Leo and be true to yourself when the predicament is faced. It will not be ideal, and you may have to compromise something essential to you to reach a goal.

Black Moon Lilith at 17° Capricorn finds herself with strange bedfellows under this lunation – she is conjunct Pluto at 21° Capricorn, and conjunct Mars at 16° Capricorn, and trine Venus at 19° Taurus. Black Moon Lilith has never shied from tall, dark, and dangerous, and between Pluto and Mars, this may be exactly what she gets. There could be power issues at play with sex. Lilith is fearless and beside Pluto, she has much to share with him at this time, and with the trine to fertile Venus from her home sign of Taurus, expect all the forbidden pleasures Lilith offers to become more intense with Pluto and Mars’s influence. Pluto and Mars often provoke violence but in this case, the simmering physical frustration is Lilith’s to transform into seductive sexual energy. She will hold nothing back – though she may demand her due from her partner, or partners, through either monetary compensation or an emotional pay off.

~3RD MANSION OF THE MOON: AL THURRAYA~

The many little ones. Profitable to sailors, huntsmen and alchemists. With moon here in the case of an election, plant and sow but do not marry or travel by water.
– Vivian Robson


You can purchase all my astrological breakdowns of the new and full moons for the year of 2018 ahead of time on Amazon, here. For now, this is only available as an ebook. If, however, you’d rather wait for these posts, than I’ll still be posting the new and full moons as usual.
Lunations 2018