The full moon 18 May 2019, falls at 27º Scorpio decan 3. The full moon is aligned with notorious fixed star Algol by an opposition. The closest aspect to the full moon is an opposition to Mercury. The tarot card is the 7 of cups and the healing crystal is smoky quartz. There is no major star aligned in the full Moon May 2019 astrology. But the Sun part IS aligned with fixed star Algol. Therefore I will look at Algol as the main stellar influence for this full moon.
Full Moon May 2019 Astrology
So if the star of this full moon isn’t ‘evil’ enough, this decan alone is generally regarded as being one of debauchery! Agrippa says Scorpio decan 3 signifies “drunkenness, fornication, wrath, violence and strife”. This is supported by my research which found traumatic events and killers amongst the natives. So that’s the bad news then.. The mysterious and sometimes eerie full moon is bound to emphasise the occult potential of this decan. The good news is that there is also an inordinate amount of talented singers with this placement. For the most part, they are extremely slinky souls, using their serpentine attributes in the most erotic manner possible.
Full moon sensitive Scorpio females might find that they cannot help but become the ultimate femme fatale. On the other hand, males touched by this full moon could play the typical Don Juan. Both sexes need to watch they don’t become too ruthless in the quest of bedding the object of their desire. This Full Moon position can almost be too cartoon-like in its potential to produce scoundrels. Yet the copious amount of artistry also stirred up by this bitter-sweet luna cannot be ignored.
Austin Coppock says those with their moon in Scorpio decan 3 “feel much of that what others refuse to and are open to states which most repress. As a result, they have an emotional range that many lack and are often quite sensitive, with many evidencing intuitive and psychic ability” . We could find ourselves looking at the dark side of excess, with prominent people in the news behaving in quite a lewd manner.
This full moon in Scorpio 3 will open our eyes further to the degeneracy in the world (If they weren’t open enough already.) It is only after the stench of purification is revealed, that a new dawn is possible. It is interesting that director Stanley Kubrick had his Moon in Scorpio 3. His prophetic films show only too well what happens when people wilfully keep their ‘eyes wide shut!’
Full Moon May 2019 ~ Fixed Star Algol
Since the Sun is the what makes the full moon, full it would be careless to ignore the fact that Algol is conjunct the Sun at this full Moon. Yes ordinarily I would never consider a star in opposition to the Moon, but Algol is so important as a fixed star I don’t think we can ignore it this time. Also, Mercury is next to it and aligned with Capulus, the beheading arm of Perseus. Algol is the head of Medusa, whom Perseus decapitated!
Bernadette Brady says that Capulus is extreme, male sexual energy, It could be seen as the male Lilith, a match for Lilith’s wild libido. The sword is very phallic, so this is male Kundalini energy in the shape of then divine Masculine. Capulus has a similar heroic energy of Aldebaran the white knight or Orion the hunter. But with Capulus the energy is wilder and raw, an A+ Alpha male. It is driven by sexual desire to free Andromeda from the chains placed on her by her father. (Or authoritarianism.)
Algol is found in the decapitated head of Medusa, which Perseus is holding. This star has a terrible reputation as you can see from the traditional interpretations “Of the nature of Saturn and Jupiter. It causes misfortune, violence, decapitation, hanging, electrocution and mob violence, and gives a dogged and violent nature that causes death to the native or others. It is the evilest star in the heavens.” I have written a contemporary interpretation of this star (See full Algol post), but I think it is important to look at the original interpretations because in mundane astrology they sometimes can be astoundingly accurate.
Algol was known as the blinking demon as it is a binary star. The Chinese gave Algol the grim title ‘Piled up corpses’. The Hebrews called it ‘Satans Head’ and it is also associated with Adams first wife Lilith, branded as a nocturnal vampire and succubus from the underworld.
The 3rd Face Of Scorpio
“A horse and a rabbit. This is a face of evil works and flavours, and forcing sex upon unwilling women” ~ Picatrix
Artwork kindly supplied by J Swofford at: abnormalimage.com and JSwoffordArtandPhoto
Full Moon May 2019 ~ Aspects
Moon opposite Mercury creates a synergy or conflict between the rational mind and gut instincts. The restlessness creates a very driven mood in the collective where we are constantly in a state of flux like the tides washing in and out. This can make for a very creative, self-purifying period with a huge need to communicate our fluctuating moods to a wider audience. Moon opposite Mercury can manifest as a magic wand once we have come to peace with ourselves and tamed the mind to work with our intuition. Those touched by this May full moon will feel highly strung so they will need to purge their energies through something artistic. There could be a lot of restlessness in the general public who will find creative ways to express their angst against the governing classes.
Full Moon May 2019 ~ Tarot Card
The tarot card associated with this May full moon is the 7 of cups. Both Venus and the Moon as rulers are reflective and passive planets. This resonates well with the cards divinatory meaning which is;
“As he stands mesmerised in front of the Seven Cups, he realises he has much to contemplate and reflect on…. You could be attending counselling or psychotherapy sessions to help expose hidden motives and overcome childhood conditioning to expose your true personality. Then again, you may be using meditation or reading Self-Help books in an attempt to find your True Self.” ~ teachmetarot.com
FULL MOON MEANING
Full moons tend to make us purge and release things from our lives, so we need to make sure that we are in control of this and no one is forcing our hand! Sometimes we can let go of things that we regret later, due to heightened emotions and the full moon’s penchant for saying ‘F*** You!’ The bright light of the sun throws a spotlight on our subconscious and our shadow. This can feel uncomfortable as the Sun literally blasts out the demons who have nowhere to hide. Often the full moon is a time when we reap what we sowed at the new moon,.. for good or for ill.
The veils between the worlds are thinnest around a full moon, so be very careful what you invite in. Instead, the full Moon is best used to purge things out, and banish entities/bad habits back to the underworld from whence they came. Make sure you close the door firmly afterwards! This is a good time for exorcism, but make sure you are completely grounded and fully in control of the process. If in doubt, lie low and protect yourself. A lunar eclipse is a turbocharged full moon where the blood-red moon makes a graphic statement of any symbolic ‘deaths’ or aborted projects that might occur at this time in our lives.
Full Moon May 2019 ~ Summary
Summary to the full moon May 2019 report is contained in the above video (After 10 minutes). I realise some of my ‘magical’ conclusions are at odds with the go0gly gremlins so it is better to have my thoughts recorded in sound rather than as a full moon ‘spell’.
Full Moon May Healing Crystal ~ Smoky Quartz
I chose smoky quartz as it is a great protector against environmental and psychic pollution (Eg; Algol demons). The druids used it as an aid to ground them back to earth after entering other dimensions. It is also great as an aid to giving up smoking and other addiction to toxins or trauma bonds.
“The Smoky Quartz crystal meaning is linked with the healing vibrations of the earth that occurred over millions of years, a life-giving cycle that gives and gives but also takes away. In the case of Smoky Quartz, it was the tough love of Mother Nature that gave it a distinct strength in the gemstone world. Its exposure to radiation makes it one of the most powerful stones for clearing and purifying the environment from electromagnetic stress…” ~ Energymuse.com
“If you are on a spiritual quest and have been working on any of your metaphysical or psychic abilities, it is possible you may have become ungrounded. This stone is purpose-built to solve that problem, as it will bring you down to earth quickly. Ensuring you are grounded is a very important part of doing any spiritual work. So this is a very useful and wonderful stone to wear upon your body, especially if you are doing any spiritual work or healing.” ~ Healingcrystalsforyou.com
“Hold Smoky Quartz to relieve tension and stress, anxiety, or panic attacks; also to ward off negative thinking, and to eliminate worry and doubt when faced with chaos or confusion. To absorb misfortune, sorrow or seemingly impossible obstacles, hold faceted or natural points of Smoky Quartz in each hand pointed down toward the ground, then consciously release these negative energies to Mother Earth for cleansing and repurposing.” ~ Crystalvaults