Go Through the Looking Glass at May’s Full Moon
By Rick Levine
Unexpected events around the Full Moon in Scorpio on May 10, 2017, send us twisting and turning down the rabbit hole and, like Alice, we can’t keep up with all the changes in Wonderland. Resistance is futile, even though the Sun and Moon emphasize the Fixed signs of Scorpio and Taurus, urging us to hold on to the status quo. However, evolutionary Pluto harmonizes with this lunation, revealing the inevitability of transformation. Metamorphosis surely isn’t a pleasant experience for the caterpillar, yet it results in the transcendent beauty of the butterfly.
A very early morning hookup between trickster Mercury and prankster Uranus all but guarantees the day of the Full Moon won’t turn out as planned. In fact, unpredictable events can spark new ideas and change our minds in a flash. Tensions are released as we gain glimpses of a greater truth. We have an opportunity to see where we fall short of our own expectations and to initiate action that alters our trajectories. Crucial issues demand our attention and facing our insecurities is hard work. Nevertheless, there is magic in the air — invisible to those who fear the unknown, but obvious to those who are willing to engage it.
Aries Horoscope (March 21 – April 19)
Every radical idea that pops into awareness causes your adrenaline to surge, but your emotional life is more complicated than your wild thoughts. The magnetic Scorpio Full Moon floods your 8th House of Intimacy, raising the ante on an interaction with someone special. You could quickly find yourself in over your head if you stir up too much excitement. Your feelings are highly charged and you can’t help but take a risk with your heart. Nevertheless, as noted by Morris L. Ernst, “More errors arise from inhibited indecision than from impulsive behavior.”
Taurus Horoscope (April 20 – May 20)
You might come to the sudden realization that you promised more than you can deliver. Naturally, you don’t like being in the awkward position of creating instability. But you can’t get away with fooling anyone because the perceptive Scorpio Full Moon shines its light in your 7th House of Others. Don’t let an uncomfortable relationship dynamic linger; hit the reset button by telling the truth as soon as you become aware of the situation. Entrepreneur James Altucher wrote, “Honesty is the fastest way to prevent a mistake from turning into a failure.”
Gemini Horoscope May 21 – June 20)
Your lifestyle significantly impacts your wellbeing, especially when stress starts to dampen your natural positivity. The incisive Scorpio Full Moon agitates your 6th House of Daily Routine, urging you to stop and think about bettering your health. Happily, you don’t need to turn your world upside down; small adjustments can be catalytic without adding any more unwanted chaos or drama. A healthy outside starts from the inside.
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – July 22)
You could place too much weight on one interaction and attempt to intensify a relationship too quickly. Whether you’re considering transitioning a friendship into a romance or a casual associate into a business partner, the Scorpio Full Moon casts its light in your 5th House of Spontaneity, triggering feelings that are outside of your conscious control. Nevertheless, trying to deny what’s in your heart is unnecessary; simply ride the emotional currents wherever they carry you. Lao Tzu wrote, “Be still like a mountain and flow like a great river.”
Leo Horoscope (July 23 – Aug. 22)
You’re not excessively gullible, but you are inclined to trust confident people who appear to know what they’re doing. Unfortunately, you’re easily led astray by a friend or relative who is extremely persuasive while the impassioned Scorpio Full Moon inflames your 4th House of Family. Exercising caution might be your smartest strategy until you have a better sense of all the dynamics at play. Keep your strongest desires quiet until the wild energy settles down; enthusiasm is temporary but regret is forever.
Virgo Horoscope (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
Your brain is flowing with amazing ideas that can sweep you away with overly ambitious thinking. You try to maintain a sensible perspective, but remaining practical is challenging while the alchemical Scorpio Full Moon transforms the energy in your 3rd House of Communication. Your objective analysis is bent out of shape by your feelings. Luckily, your rational mind is your saving grace, enabling you to minimize problems by considering every alternative. But don’t inflate a realistic strategy into an overextended one. Disappointment happens when expectations exceed the limits of reality.
Libra Horoscope (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
Money matters are like a pebble in your shoe as you struggle with making a financial decision. The Scorpio Full Moon brightens your 2nd House of Resources, cautioning you to use logic when contemplating overspending on a non-essential item. Ask for sound advice from an expert if you’re thinking about a major expenditure. Adding another person to your deliberation process helps to clarify whether or not you can satisfy your material desires. Motivational speaker Gabrielle Bernstein said, “True abundance isn’t based on our net worth, it’s based on our self-worth.”
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
It may seem as if time is quickly running out, making you painfully aware of how many unfinished tasks there are still on your plate. The passionate Scorpio Full Moon lights up your 1st House of Self, emphasizing the urgency of your feelings. Don’t fret if you need to cancel a previously scheduled recreational activity so you can finish a project. It’s easier to acknowledge your frustration and to delay the fun, instead of turning an anxious situation into an impossible one. Innovator Nolan Bushnell quipped, “The ultimate inspiration is the deadline.”
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
Your friends want to know your secret; you’re able to transform work into play, even if you’re overbooked and behind schedule. Nevertheless, the intense Scorpio Full Moon activates your 12th House of Destiny, introducing a fateful sequence of events into your day. You can only do so much, yet you may be involved in too many projects already. Blogger Rachel Schultz wrote, “Over-commitment is what happens when your enthusiasm for life collides with the reality of your calendar.” Establishing workable limits is less stressful than promising more than you can deliver.
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
You’re eager to cooperate with others, even if it means you won’t have time for your work. But sidestepping your own responsibilities won’t help anyone. You may be overloaded by recent commitments as the extreme Scorpio Full Moon illuminates your 11th House of Social Networking. Nevertheless, procrastinating only adds to your anxiety. Paradoxically, creating a bit of time for contemplation can actually increase your productivity. An old Zen proverb says, “You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes every day — unless you’re too busy; then you should sit for an hour.”
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
Your motives might not be clear to those around you, but you want people to acknowledge your wisdom by seeking your advice. Your feelings may even be hurt if others run to someone else for assistance while the Scorpio Full Moon intensifies your 10th House of Status. However, your own problems may be more compelling than trying to solve anyone else’s predicaments. Happily, life is not an either/or proposition. You can be an ally to anyone you want, regardless of your reasons. Nevertheless, taking care of your business is still the most sensible place to start.
Pisces Horoscope (Feb. 19 – March 20)
If you are harboring dreams about furthering your education, consider pursuing a subject that is completely different from your current interests. You may feel pressured to make a significant decision about going back to school while the evolutionary Scorpio Full Moon resonates in your 9th House of Big Ideas. Nevertheless, you can’t just surrender to your unrealistic dreams. Instead of putting your plans on the back burner, adjust them to better align with reality. Manifesting your vision is easier when your feet are planted on solid ground.
Horoscopes courtesy of Tarot.com
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