Full Moon in Scorpio: Snake-bitten

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The Full Moon in Scorpio symbolizes a time when your feelings flare up and they feel are angry, resentful, or jealous. The Moon here is in the sign of repressed emotions and has a powerful connection to the monstrous emotions ready to erupt, which often happens at the Full Moon. This is the Medusa Moon, and in myth, she was a gorgon monster. If you gazed into her eyes you would turn to stone. The penetrating gaze, vengeful emotions and destructive feelings are familiar in the life of a Scorpio. Yet, when the Full Moon occurs in Scorpio we could use this period as a time for deep reflection rather than lashing out at others when our personal stuff, and move into your own personal resurrection. The keyword for the Scorpio Full Moon is ”release.” 

There are a number of gorgon legends in folklore. The commonest is that the gorgon was once a very beautiful woman. Some goddess is jealous of her, or some injury is done to her. Sometimes this is rape. The rape and violation of this woman spawn a sense of terrible outrage and a need to avenge the violation…She always has her tongue stuck out in a very phallic way, and there are generally snakes around. Sometimes her hair is made of snakes, as in the case of the Greek Medusa. Sometimes she has two snakes wrapped around each arm. She has very large staring eyes, and her gaze paralyses. She is an image of outraged, violated nature. I think it is difficult for a woman to actually recognise when the gorgon appears, because she simply falls into her, becomes her. Men spot it instantaneously. She has a characteristic voice, which is one of injured dignity and outrage. Her surface complaint may be typical, “How could you have hurt me?” or, “If you really loved me you wouldn’t have done that.” Underneath there is a deep ancient bitterness. It is the ancient bitterness of women feeling used, humiliated, trodden upon. This is a collective image, a very old experience, but a small personal hurt can plunge you into this voice that speaks with the pain of millions of years. Liz Greene

The emotions of a Scorpio Moon, Moon in 8th house, and Moon-Pluto aspects frequently come across as vengeful, resentful or turbulent at times. Sometimes incidents around women being raped and shamed and abused come to the surface with the Full Moon in Scorpio. The dark Moon deals with darker emotions and the feeling of being humiliated and betrayed. When the Full Moon is in Scorpio it will tend to emphasize raw emotions, and issues around dominance, control, possessiveness, and vengeance. It also represents the power of healing and transformation, but emotions will still feel intense around this period.

Under this tense Full Moon in Scorpio, it is a good time to look at your restorative powers. If its nice outside and you’re inside brooding, go outside and sit with your back against a tree or on a park bench, smelling the fresh air. It doesn’t matter if its in the deep woods or your back yard. Being outside among the birds, grass, and sky is all that’s required. A total immersion in the natural world (Taurus) no doubt brings peace and helps to bring balance to your violent (Scorpio) world. Though misery loves company, so does inner peace.

You will also want depth in your interactions, depth in your relationship, and in work, since depth is what makes life fulfilling and meaningful at this time. In general, the Moon comes from the point of view of the emotional experience. It deals with the deeper regions of the psyche. The Moon can offer illuminating insights on the processes of your unconscious, and in Scorpio raises the curtain on the drama of your soul.