Full Moon in Scorpio, April 29, 2018

Full Moon in Scorpio, April 29, 2018

April’s Full Moon: Self-Assurance through Intuitive Strategy
by Thraicie Hawkner

Our Full Moon is on Sunday, April 29th, and exactly at 7:58pm here in Minneapolis. It’s in Scorpio this month, with the Sun in Taurus. Our instincts and intuition are at a high point, and the ability to read other people’s emotions is spot-on. The only draw-back is that the desire for stability, security, and control is also at it’s height. This combination can lead to unintentionally manipulative behavior.

This is a time when we need to be aware of our own intentions and actions, as well as having a non-confrontational game plan for those of others. We can’t change other people, but we can choose our response to them. Bear in mind that this aspect is affecting everyone. We have to remember that we all have different coping skills which may or may not be compatible. Also remember that anything we can do to provide and care for ourselves will prevent disappointment when others fall short of our expectations.

Interestingly, Saturn in its native sign of Capricorn is positively aspected to both the Sun and Moon this weekend. It is trine the Sun and sextile the Moon. This reinforces any plans or goals we might be striving for, and we should make some solid progress at this juncture. The only caveat is the reminder not to place excessive expectations upon others. They are mere mortals and likely to disappoint. Anything we can do for ourselves to move our own efforts forward will be met with success.

Emerald and Green Calcite are good stones to work with during this Full Moon. They could be paired with helpful herbs like Irish Moss and Balm of Gilead. Combining such items makes for very beneficial spellwork. Add a “Stability” or “Problem Solving” candle, and you’ve got this made!

Blue Moon in Libra, March 31, 2018

Blue Moon in Libra, March 31, 2018

By Thraicie Hawkner

The dynamic, head-strong energy of this Aries Sun is at odds with the desire for diplomacy, brought by the Blue Moon in Libra. We want to take action and make things happen! But the position of this moon also strives to avoid conflict. Finding a productive balance may prove difficult.

Tigereye or Tiger Iron stones are recommended, as well as Blue Agate (or other throat chakra stones) to help us find effective words, rather than confrontational ones. Also, calming blue candles can be dressed with frankincense oil, chamomile oil, or clary sage oil. (Our “Peace” candle, from Coventry Creations, might also be an appropriate choice.) These oils, or the actual herbs along with salt, can be added to a bath for a ritual soak.

Focus on change you are trying to affect; clear your mind of other chatter and distraction. Envision the change already in place, as if it were the normal way of things. Feel the relief of this successful change, and breathe this sensation into your core. When you pull the plug, all blockage to this change will be drawn down the drain along with the cleansing water.

In addition to the Blue Moon, we also have a very strong conjunction between Mars and Saturn in Capricorn. The key words are “Strategy” and “Purpose.” This conjunction pairs well with the Blue Moon in Libra, which we just discussed. If we can stay focused on the goal, and stay on plan, success is assured.

Add to this the sextile between a Scorpio Jupiter, and a Capricorn Pluto, and you have some real magic! This is the combination that brings big social change (or a bold change to your role within that paradigm). This is the perfect time to focus on the world we want to live in, and the steps to get there, rather than regretting what has been.

Full Wolf Moon January 2016

Full Wolf Moon January 2016

Full moon in Leo is party time. But underneath it all there are interesting power dynamics. Mars is in Scorpio, from now through the end of July. That’s a long time for this fiesty planet to be in one sign. Mars helps us tune in to what we really desire in the best of ways. What is your calling? What is your soul path? Are you on it? The entire first half of the year is time to find and align with your life mission.

The full moon in Leo invites us to find out how our light shines for the benefit of others. It’s not just “look at me,” it’s more “look and see.”

Other aspects worth looking at is Mercury coming out of retrograde and going direct, as well as Mercury conjunct Pluto. Get all the details in the latest Moon Magic Video: