The Full Moon on May 4 is at 13º Scorpio and falls in Scorpio Decan 2
Spiritual Accountants & Poker Faces. Rulers: Sun & Jupiter. Deity: Leto.
This Full Moon may be experiencing a tumultuous emotional storm, but on surface, nothing, not a flicker, awesome… It’s all in the eyes though, the eyes burning into you with such ferocity, but what, what does this Moon want, it won’t tell you?!!! How infuriating.
The Full Moon aligns with the fixed star Alphecca which is found in the Corona Borealis in the Northern Crown. It is another of those naughty, debaucherous bi-sexual stars, but then what can you expect from a star that sits in a girlie princess tiara. Alphecca “ is noted for conveying honor, dignity and artistic ability. But like all Venusian stars it can also have its undesirable effects. Medieval astrologers, who tended to emphasize the more perverse side of astrology, asserted that Alphecca rising indicates a life spent in a variety of pleasurable pursuits by an individual who decked his body with adornments, secretly engaged in love affairs or adultery and who (as Firmicus Maternus primly declares) “bedded boys and girls”. Well I guess the star is quite camp then… This would be a great Full Moon to “come out” to, wether it is from a closet or just to have a really elaborate fancy dress party. The point is to artistically express yourself, it’s not about fashion. Also this Moon screams hen party to me, so get those cheap princess crowns from Clare’s Accessories…. and burn them. This Moon is square Jupiter, so don’t take things seriously
The Moon is very active in the Full Moon chart forming a tight T-square with Jupiter. A full Moon T-square with a benefic is not so bad however, but it can promote some over the top and outrageous behaviour.
Moon square Jupiter is generally a lovely, warm, all-embracing spirit that wants to nurture everyone and everything. This aspect knows no restraint and can over-react, over -reach and promise the world when it has no idea if it can deliver. Moon square Jupiter is apt to get irritatingly smaltzy and sentimental and it’s overblown reactions to events can give it the reputation of a drama queen. They have a hearty sense of humour and a sparkling, effervescence that ensures they get invites to all the best parties.
Full Moon May Meaning
The overall feel for this Full Moon is like a silent movie, no words, so the actions have to be very expressive. There maybe entertaining, symbolic and theatrical stunts in the mass media perhaps, I’m thinking of “Fathers for Justice” and their Batman/Buckingham Palace protest a few years ago. Marie Antoinette has her Sun here, Lady Gaga her Moon and Bjork, Beyonce and Mata Hari all have their AC’s here so go figure.. In terms of what we can be purging. One worn out archetype that really has to go is the “Diva Princess”. This disempowering stereotype penned by Disney to our kids is very insidious in its sorcery. It gives women a false sense of entitlement that they don’t have to work for anything, just look gorgeous and helpless and a handsome knight will come and rescue you. This also works against men of course because they are then expected to stick heads on spikes for the women they love (the next Moon is on Algol, where we continue the story.) The Princess archetype puts men into auto-rescue mode, while the “Princesses” continue to unconsciously ask for material proof of their mates love, more bling, more designer clothes, bigger car please… Blaaaaaahhh. Bin that behaviour now!
Even though Disney have modernised their princesses making them all sassy and Beyonce-fied this is simply surface fake empowerment. “Frozen” was just about spoilt brats with “magical abilities” even if true loves kiss didn’t come from a Prince. I’m not blaming women for this btw, but it’s a programme we have to fight against everyday. The true King and Queen in alchemy are the unification of the divine masculine and the divine femine. The symbolism of the crown pulls at us because it is a sacred symbol of the chrown chakra and our own divine sovereignty. Instead the mass media feeds us pasteurised and warped versions of what it is to be a King/Queen and keeps us stunted in the polarities of Diva Princess and Knight In Shining armour. Yes it’s fun to dress up and play the queen of tarts, but at this Full Moon we equally need to explore any extreme need to wear a crown. Are we setting impossible challenges to our closest “Knights” (male or female) because we do not reign supreme in the rest of our lives.
Suggested items for your altar:
The tarot card 6 Cups, Ga-ga oh la la, Marie Antoinette’s high-rise wig, Elton John, 10 pink kittens (poor little mites), a melted plastic crown, a party invite, statue of Apollo, Frankincense, peacock feather, balooooooons, gold jewellery, an asian dolly girl who has had plastic surgery to look like an anime character, dandelions, cake, lipstick, lipstick, lipstick, all the Disney princesses in a gorgeous gold frame…. with beards drawn on them, a Bjork CD because she is just the best thing ever, Poker cards, a set of scales, the Brighton Pavilion (camp deluxe), Opopanax, marigolds, Kate Bush’s bush (her hair is a crown), Brian May (same).
1. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, Pg 10.
*My idea of an altar is not for it to be a plinth for worshiping deities. For me it’s about creating an ambience for things we want to ALTER in our lives. We might want to write intentions and burn them in front of this “Alter”. Raise a glass and have a good laugh at the idols. Humour kills all known germs… and no more reverence and “preying” either. Yuk!