Friday, April 22nd, 2016 brings us a Full Moon in Scorpio – and between Mars Retrograde, and the Full Moon, it may feel as though you’re being pulled in all different directions. Unresolved issues from the past are becoming ever-present in the present, and worries of the future may cause you to feel like you’re carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders. While it may seem like everything is falling apart, in reality – things are falling together, and whatever is breaking down right now, is creating new room for a more expansive experience.
Astrologically speaking, this Full Moon creates a standoff between Taurus and Scorpio, which calls for us to find balance and personal security, but to check our ego and do some deep work on our soul. Everything is changing rapidly, but as things shift their shape – don’t forget to stay grounded, and try not to allow the energy to thwart your equilibrium. If you keep your balance, you may find a pleasant surprise over the weekend when Venus joins with Uranus, which will open your heart and mind to abundance…but don’t be too pushy, practice the art of allowing and let it be what it’s meant to be.
April’s Full Moon is also referred to as the Full Pink Moon, which carries a very powerful energetic signature…
“The kind of grass that is called pink or wild ground phlox is one of the earliest, widespread flowers of the spring. Other names for this same moon were the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon and — among coastal tribes — the Full Fish Moon, when the shad came upstream to spawn.
April’s full moon will also coincide with the peak of the annual Lyrid meteor shower but don’t expect a dazzling display of shooting stars. The bright moonlight will wash out most meteors this year. The moon also will NOT turn green this year despite an Internet rumor. ” (via Space.com)
In using the nature energies that surround this Full Moon as a guide to deepen the appreciation and understanding of the shape of things to come – both the sprouting grass, and the egg can serve as great metaphors for guidance. For grass to grow, a seed must be planted, cared for, and tended to…while it takes time, light and care – eventually the grass breaks through the dirt/darkness, and reaches the surface to stand tall and proud in the sunshine.
The same thought process can be applied to the egg as the “teacher” and a great quote to serve as a mantra for this time period is the following “if an egg is broken by an outside force, life ends. If an egg is broken from an inside force, life begins. Great things happen from the inside”.
Stand tall and proud, look within and allow what’s meant to manifest, remember to stay balanced and calm – and not allow the ego to trick you. Look deep into your soul, enjoy the change of seasons, fall in to what’s meant to be and let go of what’s not.
"This, then, is the ultimate paradox of thought: to want to discover something that thought itself cannot think."- Soren Kierkegaard