The next Full Moon occurs on May 3rd, at 13 degrees Scorpio. It will be compelling and demanding, part of a T-Square to Jupiter in Leo.
This Moon's themes suggest culminations involving compulsion, intimacy and deep transformation. Full Moons are peak times, and this peak will be especially intense due to Scorpio's uncompromising energy. Situations will either accelerate all the way to the next level, or end.
Jupiter in Leo will square the Sun in Taurus/Moon in Scorpio opposition. The desire for recognition, appreciation, expansion and more of something will be the catalyst that drives events. There will be an urgency, and you may feel that something must happen, because your survival (Taurus) is at stake. This will probably not be the literal case, but it will certainly feel like it. Moon in Scorpio powered up by a square to Jupiter is about extremes.
The Sun will trine Scorpio's ruler (Pluto Rx at 15 degrees Capricorn) which will power up the Taurus end of things. This will encourage the establishment of something real and long-lasting. Focused efforts to stake your claim can be successful. But Jupiter will be inconjuncting Pluto, which suggests that an overenthusiastic push to get what you want may destroy any stability. The Jupiter/Pluto inconjunct combines power with expansion, but in a way that overloads the circuits. The key is adjustment: expand, but don't bulldoze. There's room for success, as long as you temper confidence with restraint. We've seen this inconjunct before, and it will peak again on May 21st, 2015.
As a counterpoint to all this extreme energy, we have a restrictive opposition between Mercury in Gemini and Saturn Rx (at 3 degrees Sagittarius) also on May 3rd. While the Full Moon will be urging you to go big, Saturn will pin Mercury to the wall with a focus on one choice. Or, there may be blocks to what you're trying to communicate. Mercury in Gemini is about whirring through new information and dancing lightly across multiple choices. Saturn will insist on accountability, or will make certain choices unavailable. This opposition will begin on April 30th, when Mercury enters Gemini (more on that later).
So you'll have the Full Moon's urgent demands, and the necessity to focus, provide proof, or make it official, with Mercury/Saturn. Since all oppositions represent culminations, Mercury/Saturn will also point to an ending or transition. This Moon will be your finish line, line in the sand, or seal that marks a commitment.
If you have natal or progressed planets, angles or Nodes from:
- 11 to 15 degrees of the Fixed signs, you'll feel this Full Moon most strongly
- 0 to 4 degrees of the Mutable signs, you'll feel the Mercury/Saturn opposition
- 13 to 15 degrees Capricorn or Leo, you'll feel the Jupiter/Pluto inconjunct
- 12 to 16 degrees of the Earth signs, you'll feel the Sun/Pluto trine