The full moon April 29 falls at 9º Scorpio decan 1. The full moon April 2018 astrology is the most complex web of aspects I have seen in a long time! There is a T-square with Ceres conjunct the north node at 10º Leo. Two learning triangles connected in what the Hubers call a trapeze and the Moon forms the base of a Yod to Venus also. Not only that, but if you look carefully in the chart below, there is also a pentagram buried in that lot also.
This means there are many factors pulling the strings in most situations at present and there are no simple solutions to problems. Pull one corner of the puzzle and surprisingly another seemingly totally unrelated area will quiver. This Moon could re-ignite the effects of the Blue Blood Lunar Eclipse that occurred back in January. Ceres (now direct) revisits the North Node and the eclipse point once again. Ecological themes come to the fore, and with the Yod pointing to stormy Venus on Hyades, watch out for freak weather and geoengineering in the news.
Full Moon April 2018 Astrology
The Moon has the precise degree of its fall in this decan (3º Scorpio) which is suppose to make it extremely unfortunate. This is the devouring moon, the goddess Kali and vagina dentata (yes, a lady’s part with teeth!). The Moon is desperately famished here and can also be sexually insatiable.
One can become either totally ruthless and Plutonic with their hunger, or feel a great fear of it. At this time we need to understand nature’s sometimes cruel cycles of death and rebirth. We will be less inclined to act in a ‘kill or be killed’ mode if we have faith in the power of resurrection.
Nature always seeks to correct itself, even if it has to go through a bloody abortive stage first. This is a full moon of extremes so it seems that success here can only be all-or-nothing. So we could have a blazing hot summer heatwave or a severe frost.
Because of the stark contrasts with Moon Scorpio 1, it learns to adapt fast. Those that do not sink at this time develop sharp brains and become wise survivors. The survival of the fittest will play out and it’s true this decan can fail spectacularly at times. But generally, despite being branded “unfortunate” the Moon here can actually work to produce unexpected excellence.
Full Moon April 2018 ~ Fixed Star & Aspects
Syrma is found in the hem of Virgo’s dress. This star is said to feature in the charts of Moses and Mohammed and is considered the most fortunate of the Arabic mansions. I think it’s appropriate too that these religious heavyweights reside next to stars in the crucifix and definitely supports the importance of spiritual practice in this sector. The skirt can refer to the vestments of priests and monks too as a “means to cover, to protect and to suppress. The significance of this star and title lies firstly in the heavy personal responsibility, which is implicit in the occult questing and acquisition of spiritual power seen in Khambalia (At 6º Virgo)” The ‘vestments’ could also be the nun’s habit or the hijab also.
Moon square Ceres can very easily destroy life instead of saving it. It can love so hard and hug so tightly that it ends up squeezing the life out of their loved ones. At the most negative, Moon square Ceres can the narcissistic mother who engulfs her child to the extent that the child doesn’t even realize she is being abused. This aspect coupled with the devouring nature of Scorpio decan 1 makes the topic of child-abuse more likely to be raised in the media.
Moon quincunx Venus looks like witchcraft and is a little eerie. The unusual combination seems to create harmony where it just shouldn’t. The quincunx causes creative dissonance, it’s especially effective with Venus’s slant towards harmony and the Moons amazing, intuitive imagination. This aspect can veer towards the kinky in relationships due to the mother figure being the chief disciplinary parent in childhood. Women, therefore, can be held in awe; worshipped and hated at the same time. And we have a pentagram in the full moon’s aspect pattern…. Spooky indeed.
Moon Sextile Saturn. Oh, hurray a nice aspect! This soft aspect will attract wealth and those touched by this full moon then, will not need to work half as hard as they think they do to get it either. This aspect exudes trustworthiness and capability.However can be quite status hungry which may come from deep insecurity. At this time if we are feeling fragile we could continually ask ourselves if we are truly talented or beautiful enough. The over-riding theme with this Full moon will be the need to achieve in order to build personal security.
FULL MOON APRIL HEALING MEDITATION
To ameliorate the effects of any hunger pangs and cravings, make the gods work for you by immersing yourself in Scorpio decan 1 Kali energy. If your ascendant, Sun or Moon are in the fixed signs decan 1 you might be extra sensitive to this full moon and want to take time out to heal and look within. Practice focused meditation or yoga with a Scorpio decan 1 theme.
Useful healing materials and props are: The 5 of cups to gaze at, mushrooms to eat, hibiscus to adorn your table, rainbow obsidian to hold, music in the key of D to listen, myrrh, ginger and wormwood essentail oils in a bath. *
Full Moon April 2018 Summary
Hunger is the theme of this full Moon. I am aware that the last few lunations have been quite dark. My feeling about Moons, in general, is that they are not to be trusted, hence my not painting them as some kind of magical cure. Best read my “Are We Moon-Food?” article to understand why my posts tend to emphasize ways of protecting ourselves from the moon’s sorcery rather than for casting spells! Lunacy is a word derived from the Latin word Lunar, and that is no coincidence.
Crimes and hedonistic behavior also statistically take place at a full moon. All this does not mean that the moon is in itself evil, but its emphasis on the unconscious in a word full of (In the main) sleeping creatures makes its energy wide open for manipulation. At one time I even decided to ignore the moon altogether so as to not give it any power. But to do that when one is an astrologer is like burying one’s head in the sand! Farmers plant by the moon, it controls the tides and we as humans ebb and flow with it. So we need to know how to navigate its magnetic energies and surf its moods.