The Scorpio Full Moon arrives on Monday, at 8:31pm Pacific Time, falling opposite to Uranus and square to Saturn. These are challenging planetary transits that are dropping us into our depths, helping us anchor into profound change and liberation without giving up. Fortunately, a Grand Trine emerges in the background, a perfect triangle forming around Earth between the Moon, Mars, and Saturn. We have the ability to grow up and persevere, to embrace our shadows, and carry on with greater maturity and resolve.

Venus and Mercury cross Uranus in the days prior to the Full Moon, and we are truly turning the wheel—breaking out of the past and embracing new ways of loving, relating, and communicating.

Meanwhile, Pluto, ruler of Scorpio, has just stationed retrograde, so there’s extra weight to this Moon—an internal reflection that’s calling us into the cauldron, helping us learn that pain is not punishment, pleasure is not reward. We can embrace our challenges and the scarier layers of who we are, surrendering to what is and loving exactly who we are.

From here, we can carry on envisioning and building the world, lives, and relationships we want to inhabit. More change is coming.

What do we desire as we leap into a new age?
How will we participate in our collective reinvention?

By now, we have some experience with riding the waves of change, entering into new and challenging terrains while learning to adapt and hold space for our triggers and deeper emotions. But we aren’t experts yet. The Taurus Sun is reminding us to ground, rest, and eat good food, to take it easy as we continue to undergo cathartic breakthroughs. We are making peace with our shadows as we break out of longstanding ruts. Miracles are possible when we form wider circles for ourselves and others to be imperfect humans who feel depression, despair, grief, uncertainty, and anger. These emotions we’ve deemed ugly hold tremendous wisdom, if we can love all of who we are, allowing our pain to reveal its wisdom.

On this Scorpio Full Moon, may we embrace our depths and triggers. May we allow ourselves ample rest as we experience profound breakthroughs and hold more mature space for our feelings and others’.

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Jacque Prévert, La Lune

Juliana McCarthy

For more than twenty years, Juliana McCarthy has been studying and practicing Western Astrology, finding it to be a powerful tool for self-exploration and examining how we relate to others. She loves working with people to help them understand their authentic selves—their complexities, gifts, karma, and life paths. In particular, she finds Astrology to be helpful for major transitions, unexpected life changes, and for better understanding relationships—romantic and otherwise. Juliana also practices Energy Healing, using a blend of Reiki and shamanic methods. She helps facilitate powerful breakthroughs by clearing blockages around physical, spiritual, relationship, and emotional difficulties. A longtime student of Tibetan Buddhism, she's an avid meditator and spiritual practitioner.

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