The Full Moon of the 18th of May occurs at 27°38′ of Scorpio. Full moons are culmination points when the results of the processes started during the previous new moon are emerging.
The Moon is considered to be at its fall in Scorpio, and it is hypersensitive, intuitive, willing to get to the heart of the matter. Ruled by Pluto, it is associated with secrets, taboos, crisis and regeneration, instincts, survival, sexuality, shared resources, the cycles of birth and death. It connects us with the deepest layers of our unconscious and the driving forces within ourselves. At the same time the Sun is in Taurus, the sign ruling the areas of our live related to money and personal finances, possessions, sense of security and self-worth.
The Moon sextiles her ruler, Pluto, which also means a Sun – Pluto trine. Thus the probing an transforming nature of the Lord of the Underworld can bring together the polarities of our life represented by Sun opposite Moon. The Moon – Pluto sextile makes easier to decipher the symbolic language of the messages issued from our inner world. The Sun – Pluto trine indicates that with conscious effort we will be able to benefit from them in our everyday life.
The flowing aspects the Luminaries make with Pluto will speed up our processes of regeneration and healing. They will make our inner resources more accessible and we will be more prepared to face the challenges of the future. Scorpionic intuition, strong survival instincts, the excellent insights combined with the practical approach and groundedness of Taurus will help us create stability even among changing circumstances.
This is a real blessing as surprises and instability are an inherent part of this full moon: the conjunction between Venus and Uranus perfects on the same day on the 3°56 of Taurus. This aspect can play out either way, but even in best case scenarios it indicates sudden changes, volatility and uneasiness regarding matters of the heart and finances.
An opposition between Mercury (reason, logic) and the Moon (emotions, mood, gut reactions) may intensify the roller coaster. With this aspect things can be blown out of proportions, emotions may alter the clarity of thinking or we can over-analyse a situation at the cost of emotional reacting.
Algol, considered by the ancient the most evil star in the heavens plays an important role during this full moon, as it conjuncts the Sun and opposes the Moon. This fixed star located on Medusa’s head on Perseus Constellation ( 26°10′ Taurus) is of the nature of Saturn and Jupiter. It is associated with misfortune, violence, decapitation, hanging, electrocution, mob violence, severe accidents [Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson ]
Mercury conjuncts an other malefic star cluster of the Perseus constellation, Capulus (Taurus 24°12), associated by the ancient with violence and execution. Constellation Perseus is of the nature of Jupiter and Saturn, it gives an intelligent, strong, bold and adventurous natire, but a tendency to lying. It is indicative of events effecting large numbers of people, especially those events caused by major meteorological phenomena.
The combination of these influences indicate volatility, breakdowns, power struggles, dramatic clashes. Manipulative tactics, lying, blackmailing, slandering, different forms of verbal abuse, rumors may also cause significant damages.
However such grim consequences are not necessary. Mercury trines both Saturn and Pluto. These are strong grounding effects. The influence of Saturn gives common sense, self discipline and an eye toward practical results. Good concentration, timing and attention to details are further benefits of this aspect. Pluto deepens our understanding and perception. Our words will have a profound influence on others even without pushing too hard. This can be applied in negotiating favorable deals, bargaining, gaining support for our causes.
The Sun – Pluto trine indicates that we suddenly find the strength to stand up and assert our personal power in a situation that has felt overwhelming or discouraging. Strong sense of purpose, determination, access to our inner energy sources, excellent intuition combined with the ability and willingness to act upon our instincts, the possibility to unearth secrets and to get on the core of unconscious patterns are further blessings. The Sun – Pluto trine will help us to get to the root cause of any bad habit or addiction. It will also give us the strength to get rid of them.
A sextile between Venus and Mars can moderate the wild ride of the Venus – Uranus conjunction. This flowing aspect enables us to sense when to be assertive, when to cooperate and when to capitulate. The desire for social contact is combined with the ability to reach easily what we are longing for. Thus the current sextile will enable us to find healthy and creative outlets to the tension built up during this potent full moon. This influence can also help us to turn in our favor the sudden changes occurred in our finances or relationships.