If challenging relationship or family issues have been in the forefront for you this year, the full moon on Saturday May 18th may bring a welcome surprise. With the full moon in Scorpio early this evening, it is imperative that you get deeply in touch with your core thoughts and feelings. Fears are brought up so you can examine them and utilize your analyses to find the perfect time to release negative attachments. Compulsive patterns of thought and emotion should be reflected upon and not reacted to impulsively. The self-protective Taurus new moon is being reflected onto the full moon, so any close person or current situation that doesn’t fulfill your sense of security and grounding may need to be purged. The ease with which you may find yourself making normally difficult decisions may be the surprise on this Full moon.There are several concurrent alignments also pointing to this effect. The South Node, representing past obligations is sitting with heavy duty-bound Saturn. Pluto is also in a nearby degree in Capricorn and Pluto wants us to evolve. Most of us will have or have had this trio in the same sector of our charts for some time. If you look back to the eclipses in January of this year (see my article here), you may recognize the same theme is playing out in your life now, but with a deeper understanding, and more conviction to your emotions and plan of action. Further adding to the theme of new insight and release is Venus, now in its own sign of Taurus, recently conjoining the great disruptor Uranus. Sometimes letting go and releasing others and situations that no longer provide positive reinforcement or grow is the best way forward.
Many situations that come up now can relate to early family life with Mars traveling in Cancer, and the dispositor for this full moon. Mars squares (is challenged by) Chiron now, opening our deepest wounds and also the insights that help us heal ourselves and others. Whether you use meditation,therapy, exercise or any other method to get in touch with your deepest self,now is a good time to look to the past for solutions to any issues that keep coming up for you.
If you are uncertain where these alignments fall in your chart, consider getting an update on your chart for new insights and possibilities you may not yet be aware of. Take full advantage of the transits, progressions, eclipses and planetary returns that are affecting you.