The month of May was come, when every lusty heart beginneth to blossom, and to bring forth fruit; for like as herbs and trees bring forth fruit and flourish in May, in likewise every lusty heart that is in any manner a lover, springeth and flourisheth in lusty deeds. For it giveth unto all lovers courage, that lusty month of May.
— Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte d’Arthur, 1485
The Moon reached Her juicy fullness this morning at 6:10am, Eastern time. When the Sun is in the sign of Taurus, the Full Moon is in Scorpio. This Moon is all about intensity and passion, the impulse that pulls us into the deepest part of our soul and forces us to experience life in the most profound ways possible.
Astrologer Lynn Monson Hayes reminds us that the Full Moon occurs when the Moon opposes the Sun, and although the Sun illuminates the Moon, “It is the lunar consciousness that prevails. Emotions run higher during the Full Moon, and we have greater access to the underworld of our psyche with the Full Moon in Scorpio.”
Astrologer Lisa Dale Miller agrees, and adds, “This is the truth or dare Full Moon; a time to honor the transformative power of truth-telling and a very intense Full Moon to put into action (through ritual release) the goals you set at the New Moon in Aries. Since this Full Moon falls in a water sign, releasing your intentions near a stream, river, lake, or ocean is particularly powerful. But before you let go, have one last look at your goals. Whom do they truly serve? What will they bring to the world?”
With the wounded healer Chiron and the transcendence of Neptune both currently in Aquarius, this is a powerful time to shake off old habits of thinking, particularly victim mentality. Dare to see things as they really are, including whatever role you have had, either consciously, or not, in complying with or enabling the forces that bring you sorrow. Scorpio dares us to go deep into the hidden places, where fear keeps us stuck, or in denial.
If all this seems too heavy, be assured that this is also the Flower Moon, of which Z. Budapest writes, “The clouds roll away, the wind grows soft and warm. As the Full Moon of Taurus sails the skies, her gentle light glimmers upon a world full of flowers. In the north, the last of the fruit trees are filling the air with soft perfume…Now the trees leaf out in full vigor, and youths and maidens go into the wood to lie upon the green grass and bring in the May. All the world is in love, blessed by the smiling Flower Moon.”
Let this Full Moon’s energy flow through you today, empowering you to clear away the stubborn, hidden places where fears and regrets are coiled. Ask for the support of those you trust and love. Fall in love with your own life, for this is the perfect day for Spring cleaning your spirit.
And may the smiling Flower Moon bless you.