The May 3 Full Moon

The May 3rd Full Moon is only a few days away, and looks to be a powerful one. A Full Moon is when the Sun and Moon are exactly opposite each other in space, 180 degrees apart. This Full Moon we have the Sun in Taurus, with the Moon in Scorpio. Both of these signs of the zodiac are “Fixed” signs, Taurus is fixed Earth, while Scorpio is fixed Water. The fixed signs are seen as the perfectors, the finishers of the group. They are also seen as the most stubborn. This Full Moon should be interesting, to say the least. Right smack in the middle of this opposition, we find Jupiter in Leo, which is fixed Fire. Jupiter never affects us through lack of anything, when it makes a challenging aspect like this. Oh, no. Jupiter is called “The Greater Benefic” by the ancient astrologers, so the frictional aspects to Jupiter, which this is, impact us through too much of a good thing. Try to avoid over-optimism, over-extending yourself. Over-giving. Making promises you can’t deliver on, or as the kids in my practice say: “Don’t write a check with your mouth that your ass can’t cash”.

Joining the party is Mars, conjuncting the Sun in Taurus. Mars is the desire planet, as in, “What do I want”? Mars Conjunct the Sun gives increased vitality and momentum. Opposite the Moon, however, oh, boy. The Moon represents feelings, emotions, intuition, and the subconscious mind. When Mars and the Moon are in opposition, it can make people irritable or more highly emotional. Now add that Jupiter into the mix, and what you have is a Cosmic signature of a car with no brakes. Mars rules speed, weapons of all kinds. Construction, demolition, fire, and passion. Jupiter rules the law, philosophy, foreign cultures. Ideologies. I think we can expect to see some pretty heated debates this week about interpretation of the law, or people protesting the abuse of power. In fact, we are already seeing it. Since all of these planets are in fixed (stubborn) signs, nobody gives in.

On a personal level, my suggestion is about what NOT to do. Try to avoid engaging in debates or philosophical arguments this week. Avoid people that you knowimage already have stress fractures in their energy body. People with substance abuse issues, mental health issues, are going to be more reactive than usual during this Full Moon. Slow down. Since Mars rules speed, drive more carefully on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. Watch out for other drivers. This is the perfect road rage aspect. If you normally flip somebody off if they cut you off, don’t. Practice restraint. Only because this particular Full Moon is set up to push people’s buttons, big time.

From an alchemical point of view, it can be a great time to cut your losses and walk away from people, places, and things, because of the planet Pluto. Pluto in Capricorn is making a fabulous trine aspect to the Sun in Taurus, as well as making a lovely Sextile aspect to the Moon in Scorpio. These two very positive aspects offer us the way out of the drama of this Full Moon. Let. Go. Pluto rules death and rebirth. It is the Phoenix rising up from it’s own ashes. Don’t be stubborn and hold on to what no longer serves you. Let it go, and move on. Embrace change. Embrace possibilities. Try and lay low, avoiding the drama being generated by this Full Moon wherever possible. One thing is for sure, it won’t be boring. Blessings, Judith