This month's full moon falls at 27 degrees of Scorpio May 18, and this moon demands substance and depth, good or bad. The lunar peak occurs at 5: 11 PM, EST. Now is the time to get to the bottom of deeply felt issues and problems. It clashes with Uranus mid-day on Friday which could bring some unexpected developments, and some full moon events may play out at this time.
The energy of this full moon will last for the next 2 weeks until the new moon, and the energy will be dominant a week before this full moon occurs.
Emotions will be stirred up with this Moon and its planetary rulers are Pluto and Mars. Pluto rules the 8th house of sex, other people's money and inheritance, and Mars sign is Aries and rules the first house of self and self interests. Pluto is all about regeneration.
The opposite sign of Scorpio is Taurus and we have a stellium of planets in this sign including Venus which is conjunct Uranus at 3-4 degrees. Taurus is about connecting with the earth, security and staying power. Venus-Uranus can bring a jolt of energy that can change some things or set you on a different path than expected. You or someone else could do something unexpected.
This Moon highlights the 8th/2ond house axis which relates to money, other people's money, drugs, sex, and change and transformation of all kinds.
It is opposite Sun/Mercury which can mean communication that can lead to disagreements. Sun-Moon is willful. Mercury in Taurus can be like meeting up with an immovable object so watch your communication. This may not be the time to speak of contumacious issues.
When a full moon occurs the Sun is opposite the moon highlighting opposing forces in your life such as what you want versus what you have. Emotions peak on a full moon and some things can blow up, or be blown out of proportion.
The good news is that Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn as well as Neptune support the Sun/Mercury giving us an opportunity to work through issues that may come up.
The Sun at 26 degrees of Taurus is conjunct fixed star Algol, and the Moon opposes it. Algol teaches us to stand up for ourselves and fight for the underdog when a injustice occurs.
Algol is associated with violence, beheading, accidents to the head and losing one's head, literally and metaphorically. Look for issues to play out in the world that fit the description of this star, as well as issues concerning women.
The population in the U.S. will be stirred up and this moon squares the Moon(people, especially women) in the U.S. natal chart. Scorpio rules money, and the Venus-Uranus conjunction can bring market fluctuations as well as news pertaining to women.
The Full moon falls in the 12th house of the US chart and in mundane (world) astrology this relates to conditions that mitigate against public welfare, labor disturbances, epidemics, prisons, hospitals, organizations devoted to control of people, secret enemies, spies, crimes and criminals, and actions being taken in secret.