Full Moon in Scorpio ~ May 18th ~ THEME: Internal and External Transformation

Can you feel it already?

This is a huge week astrologically with all the cosmic energy leading to a culmination and an intense Full Moon in Scorpio on Saturday May 18th at 2:11pm PT.

Unlike the soft and gentle exalted New Moon in Taurus two weeks ago, this month’s Full Moon is in Scorpio, it’s debilitation point. This means the moon has a hard time in this placement, so watch for the energy this weekend… it’s going to be tense and sportatic!

The zodiac sign Scorpio is traditionally ruled by the planet Mars – the planet of agitation, aggression, ambition, drive and force. The energy of Mars conflicts with the soft, gentle and motherly nature of the Moon. These two together can create some powerful intense energies.  

Scorpio is also the sign of death and rebirth and deep transformation and so is it’s modern co-ruler, Pluto. It’s time to finally TRANSFORM and alchemize old patterns that are holding you back. This is a great opportunity to look within at our own inner world and make the adjustments we need to make.

Mars was the Roman God of War both internally and externally. The deeper war we’re facing in modern times is the inner war. The war between love and fear, light and dark, soul and ego. All of the dualities. Use this Full Moon to focus on your internal ‘battlefield’. It’s here we purify by letting go of that which no longer serves you.

USE this energy to ‘battle’ what you no longer want in your life!

Scorpio is all about the inner world, so expect a big emphasis on internal matters right now more than external changes. Scorpio is an introverted and feminine sign.

It’s time to look within, LET go and move forward. This Full Moon is the most powerful one of 2019 to break OLD patterns!

I suggest taking a piece of paper, writing down three things you want to let go of and burn them (make sure you have water nearby!) Especially focus on areas related to your Rising and Moon sign below.

On the same day, the Moon is Full in Scorpio – Venus (the planet of love) is Conjunct Uranus (the planet of change and upheaval). It will vary per your natal chart but for some of you expect UNEXPECTED shifts in either your romantic life, your money situation or your inner self-worth! Something very shocking and out of the blue can show up. Ride the wave!

Let me know in the comments below what showed up for you 🙂

Please read your Rising Sign below (followed by your Moon and Sun).

Instructions for looking up your Rising (Ascendant sign):

If you don’t know your Rising Sign, you can pull up your chart here:


Enter your info… and you’ll get a chart that looks like this (note you must have your accurate birth time to use your rising sign, even two minutes off can change it):

The one on the right with I, ASC is your Rising Sign, so look at that first, followed by your Moon sign and your Sun Sign.


ARIES: Aries, you are also ruled by the planet Mars so you’ll be feeling this moon very strongly as well, especially in your area of health. What health patterns can you release this moon? What habits, addictions, how can you detoxify and take better care of your physical health? Another possibility if not health is you’ll be taking a closer look at your service in the world and asking how can you let go of anything standing in the way of it.


TAURUS: Dear Taurus, you were centre stage two weeks ago and now this Full Moon is all about partnerships and the other. It can be partner in business, romantic, or even your clients. What do you need to let go of here? What inner battle are you facing regarding your loved ones. It’s time to look inside yourself and the mirror of your relationships. Which ones have you feel alive and which ones leave you drained?


GEMINI: This Full Moon is taking place in your 8th house – the house naturally ruled by Scorpio – so you will be getting a double dose of transformative power. What’s your relationship like with your sexuaity? Are you happy in your sex life? Is there healing to do there? Are there any changes to make? This area of your life come to the forefront right now. Like a snake sheds its skin, it’s time for you to shed old beliefs and patterns related to your sexual life. Sex is a beautiful part of life!


CANCER: Cancer this month’s Full Moon shines a light on higher education, travel and spiritual teachings. Maybe it’s time to let go of some past teachings and make room for new ones. Perhaps you’ve been considering a trip and it’s not been working to plan it out. Take a breath, let go of these plans. It’s time to break your patterns for good.


LEO: Career is at the forefront for you Leo! Have you recently let go of a job? Are you ready to move on? Is it time to find a NEW career? Assess which part of your career life it’s time to release and transform on this Full Moon. It’s an opportune time to let go of ways of being that have held you back here. It could be as simple as finally having a conversation with a coworker (wait until after the Full Moon for deep talks!)


VIRGO: Virgo, you can be shy and introverted and this is your nature. It’s a beautiful nature. You are the High Priestess, wise and self embodied. This month’s moon will shine a light on friendships and your public life. Where do you hold yourself back in this area? Are there friendships it’s time to let go of? It’s time to let them go easily and effortlessly. You may also need to release fears of being in the spotlight or public life.


LIBRA: As an air sign, most Libra’s love to be social, chatty and outgoing. This Full Moon may bring out a deeper more reserved and private side of you as you deal with 12th house issues. This can be challenging for you. The 12th House is all about your dream life, your unconscious, your past, and your deep psychology. It’s time to release the past and old mental and emotional patterns that no longer serve you. Ask yourself, internally what can I release in order to be happier, healthier and more excited about life? Pay close attention to your dreams for clues!

SCORPIO: Scorpio’s this Moon will feel natural (even exciting!) for you. While some of the other signs will be feeling intensely and aggressive this moon, you’ll be in your sweet spot! As the ‘witch’ archetype of the zodiac, you know how to transmute these heavy karmic energies into light. Take a close look at yourself and ask what am I still allowing in my life from the past that no longer serves me? How can you shed an old skin? You have an incredible opportunity to change a behavior, pattern or release part of yourself you no longer need.


SAGITTARIUS: This Full Moon will lite up your house of money, possessions and self worth. Do you have questionable spending habits, Sagittarius? Are there better ways for you to handle money? This will come to the forefront this weekend and shine a light on your patterns with money and how they relate to your self worth. If you tend toward over-spending now is the time to let that go fully, release the old ways. Sit down and be honest with yourself about what’s holding you back from creating wealth in your life.


CAPRICORN – Dear Cappie this Full Moon is taking place in your area of Communication, short travel and siblings. Are there ways you’re speaking to others or communicating that you need to let go of? Maybe this communication is even with your siblings! Take a deep and hard look at your communication skills and ask if there’s adjustments to be made. Don’t be surprised if you experience some arguments this weekend. You’re being shown how what you say has a deep impact on others!


AQUARIUS – Lovely Aquarians pay close attention this Full Moon to your home life. Are you in the right home for you? Is it time to clean out the closets and do some spark joy? Use the energy of this moon to clean your space and release things which no longer make you happy. Purge your home and make room for new items you love. Alternatively themes about your mother could come to the forefront. Are there old patterns with her to release? Is there a conversation that needs to happen between you? Mother work is very powerful – use this moon to dive deeper into that relationship.


PISCES – Sweet Pisces… this Full Moon is taking place in your area of creative expression, fun, play and romance. What creative projects have you been working on? Have they been going well? Now is the time to assess what you need to change in regards to your creative self expression. If not a creative project you could be releasing a romance that’s hanging on by a thread and it’s time to let it go completely. Listen to your intuition about who this might be. It’s time to cut the cords and move on.





A Full Moon occurs when the sun and moon are opposite each other. This creates a sense of tension. It’s when the sun shines the most light on the moon. The Sun is our conscious and the Moon is the unconscious. It’s an ideal time to LET GO and to bring the dark into the light to be released.


Every Full Moon is a chance to a look back at the intentions you planted two weeks ago during the New Moon. What were they? How have they manifested? Are you taking action toward them? Now is the time to reassess and release anything standing in the way of your hearts desires. The two weeks between the New and Full Moon is a great time for new beginnings. The two weeks after the Full Moon is time to let go.


When we plant our New Moon intentions, we can’t just plant the seeds and wait for them to grow. We need to fertilize the soul, water them, make sure they get plenty of sunlight – most importantly we need to weed and pluck out that which doesn’t serve us. The Full Moon helps us ‘pluck’ out the weeds.


When the moon is full, a light shines on the areas of our lives it’s time to release and let go.


Andrea is a writer, astrologer, astrology teacher and tarot reader who combines ancient classical techniques from Esoteric Western Astrology, Hellenistic Astrology, Jaimini and Vedic Astrology into her own unique intuitive astrology system called Sacred Astrology. Check out her Become Your Own Astrologer Course under "Programs" on the Risingwoman.com menu :)
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