In astrology, the Full Moon is a time of completion. It’s the end of the short lunar cycle that begins with the new moon, and a pause in time, providing a moment of fullness before the next cycle begins. During a Full Moon, we look to finish things, or to gain fulfillment from the efforts we have previously made. When that fulfillment or satisfaction is not forthcoming, the Full Moon can prompt anger or an upswelling of negative emotion, since our feelings are very close to the surface at this time.
Astrologers say that’s never more so than when the Full Moon shines in the night sky from Scorpio. It is known in astrology that Scorpio is one of the most intensely emotional zodiac signs. Scorpio emotions are deeply felt, volatile, and difficult to control. Because of this, a Full Moon in Scorpio can mean the release of an absolute torrent of feelings, some of which may hurt or upset those around to witness it.
However, Scorpio is also a very resilient zodiac sign, with great depths of inner resourcefulness. The strong emotions surrounding a Full Moon in Scorpio may be briefly painful or even damaging, but this can also be a very healing time. The catharsis of letting go of these emotions is ultimately good for us – tears may flow but following the tears can come a new sense of clarity.
A key trait of Scorpio in astrology is a desire to see beneath the surface, and during a Scorpio Full Moon, this investigative urge can lead to a loss of privacy or the betrayal of secrets. There can be vengeful or even spiteful undertones to Scorpio energy when it’s not well channeled, so this Full Moon can also bring about drama of that nature. If faced with people or events which appear to be spiraling out of control, an important way to handle the Scorpio Full Moon is to distance yourself emotionally from the chaos. Focus on the facts, but leave aside the judgement, blame, or recriminations for how you got here.
The Full Moon in Scorpio is making various aspects and angles to other planets which intensifies its influence. The Full Moon in Scorpio is forming a challenging square to excessive Jupiter which means emotions may be inflated or exaggerated. It's also forming a sweet trine to dreamy Neptune so it's a time to trust our instincts and intuition. The Scorpio Full Moon is also making a sextile aspect to transformative Pluto so this is a good time to let go of people and situations that no longer serve you.
How Does the Scorpio Full Moon Affect Each Zodiac Sign?
Every Sun sign will experience the Scorpio Full Moon, a little differently, because the full astrological impact of the moon depends on what exactly is going on in your chart at the time. Overall, every sign, regardless of where the Sun and planets aligned in your birth chart, will be seeking emotional closure of some kind during the May Full Moon (also called the Flower Moon).
Aries Zodiac Sign (Aries Dates: March 20 – April 19) During the Scorpio Full Moon
The Scorpio Full Moon pulls at some powerful emotional background issues for you, Aries. Your horoscope forecasts that past trauma may come back to haunt you at this time, or you may discover something that you didn’t want to know. There’s a psychological transformation going on, across many lunar cycles, and this is a key moment in your journey. Take any hurt or betrayal you feel during this moon and seek to understand it and to put it to good use.
Taurus Zodiac Sign (Taurus Dates: 20 April to 20 May) During the Scorpio Full Moon
This Full Flower Moon activates your love zone, Taurus, since Scorpio is your opposite sign. On the plus side, this can mean a magical period for romance, especially if you’ve recently been through a tough period together. However, it can also signal major emotional fallout in a relationship, perhaps coupled with accusations, jealousy, and bitterness. Try to objectively deal with the situation instead of being drowned in the emotion, Taurus.
Gemini Zodiac Sign (Gemini Dates: 21 May to 20 June) During the Scorpio Full Moon
The Scorpio May Moon highlights your inner organizational skills, Gemini. As much as this energy may feel chaotic, you’re being called to impose order upon your daily life; make some lists, schedule some interventions, and plan ahead. By getting things back under control, you’ll start to feel more emotionally fulfilled and less at sea. Whatever you do, don’t allow the chaos to continue.
Cancer Zodiac Sign (Cancer Dates: 21 June to 21 July) During the Scorpio Full Moon
There’s emotional turmoil on the way, Cancer, during this moon cycle – but you can turn this to your creative advantage. Use whatever emotions surface during this period as fodder for your imagination. However you like to create – with words, music, art, crafts, cooking, or dance – let the feelings flow and create something spectacular that’s close to your heart.
Leo Zodiac Sign (Leo Dates: 22 July to 22 August) During the Scorpio Full Moon
The Scorpio Full Moon shines from your roots zone, Leo, which means that there could be some emotional turmoil on the way related to your family or your past. This tends to be the time when long-lost relatives surface and create issues, or when something you thought you’d put to rest returns with unfinished business. Hang in there and be patient; there’s no need for any drastic action.
Virgo Zodiac Sign (Virgo Dates: 23 August to 22 September) During the Scorpio Full Moon
For you, Virgo, the Scorpio Moon impacts your ability to communicate. Don’t be surprised if you find your words laced with venom during this moon. Even if you try to hide it, you may find others suddenly reading drama into your every word, even if you mean exactly what you say. It pays during this moon to be extra careful about what you say and what you don’t say.
Libra Zodiac Sign (Libra Dates: 23 September to 22 October) During the Scorpio Full Moon
The Scorpio Full Moon highlights your money and financial security, Libra, and you may feel intensely emotional around these issues for a couple of days. As the planets align, the overload of emotion doesn’t lend itself well to rational thinking, so try not to make any major financial decisions during this lunation. Seek expert advice if you need it and don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you’re struggling with money, you’re not alone.
Scorpio Zodiac Sign (Scorpio Dates: 23 October to 21 November) During the Scorpio Full Moon
The Full Moon in your own sign is a good way of releasing some of your emotions, so take this opportunity to say what’s on your mind. There are ways and means of saying even the most difficult things, although tact and diplomacy are far from your head right now. If you have to upset someone, so be it. What matters is that you express your feelings, so you can start to clear your mind and move forward.
Sagittarius Zodiac Sign (Sagittarius Dates: 22 November to 20 December) During the Scorpio Full Moon
The Scorpio Full Moon shines from your spiritual zone, Sagittarius, and you may feel emotionally overwhelmed if you have any kind of spiritual experience at the moment. Prayer and meditation seem to be laced with emotion too, and you may struggle to be objective about what’s going on. Keep persevering with your spiritual practice; you’re learning through this Full Moon that spirituality and your inner world aren't always rainbows and kittens.
Capricorn Zodiac Sign (Capricorn Dates: 21 December to 19 January) During the Scorpio Full Moon
Socially, this Full Moon is here to teach you during this horoscope that emotional fulfillment doesn’t have to be something you obtain alone. You’re being asked here to reach out to the rest of the world and into your community, to seek friendships, and to join with others in a common cause. This is likely to be emotionally uncomfortable for you, as you’re a sign which very much prefers to work alone. However, if you do push yourself out of your comfort zone, you’ll be rewarded.
Aquarius Zodiac Sign (Aquarius Dates: 20January to 17 February) During the Scorpio Full Moon
Falling in the most ambitious zone of your chart, this Full Moon is about seeking emotional fulfillment and self-worth through your working life, Aquarius. Does whatever you do for a living really speak to your soul? If it doesn’t – and let’s be honest, that’s the case for most of us – then now is a good time to look into changing that. You don’t have to abandon your whole career path – perhaps there is something you can do on the side which will fulfill you.
Pisces Zodiac Sign (Pisces Dates: 18 February to 19 March) During the Scorpio Full Moon
For you, Pisces, the Scorpio Full Moon is a call to adventure. Expect to feel emotionally drawn to travel to new places, new faces, and new experiences. This is a tremendous step forward in your personal confidence levels, but don’t be surprised if it’s not smooth sailing for this water sign. However, any steps you can take now to broaden your horizons will bring you emotional satisfaction, even if they involve some uncertainty along the way.
*Note: The exact date and time of the Scorpio Full Moon will differ depending on your timezone. This planet update was published the day before the Scorpio Full Moon in Eastern Standard Time (EST) in the year 2020, which was May 7, 2020 @ 06:45 AM.