My sexual accessibility has never been up to me, and this was a crucial and painful epiphany to have. Content Warning: this essay mentions depression and instances of sexual coercion. It’s not that I haven’t been celibate before. As someone who lives in the gray area of the asexual and aromantic spectrums, I’ve gone long […]
Astrology for Feminists: Week of May 8-14
This week’s astrology forecast is all about the full Moon in Scorpio, ready to wash away the old and bring in the new. Read on to find out what it has in store for you.
The big news this week is a full Moon in the passionate, transformational water sign of Scorpio. This full Moon may be viewed as a beautiful, hard-flowing water running over heads, cleansing us, renewing us and powerfully revitalizing us. We can choose to wash away what we no longer need, in order to reveal the parts of ourself that we do need.
You may want to use this full Moon to nourish the parts of you that need to be nourished. To give water to the parts of yourself that need hydrating, that have been crying out in thirst. This is a full Moon to stop, to breathe and allow water, fire and air to cleanse you all equally in their different ways. These channels are a conduit for transformation. What inspires you? What nourishes you? What protects you? Where can you let the raging waters take away fear, pain, hurt and lack of love? Who can you be when you get out of your own way?
Let the water clean your temple. Let the water flow through every inch of your body. Let your head back and laugh, cry or scream while the water flows through you.
Aries: This may feel like a powerful week of transformation for you, Aries. The full Moon on Wednesday brings with it a fresh, powerful and fierce energy that you can use to tear down and rebuild. The full Moon wants you to dig deep into who you are and what you want. It beckons you to gently play with what you’ve been holding in and holding back. It beckons you to find who you really are, even if it is through a moment of pain. Allow it to come in a moment of joy. Thursday through Sunday morning, you may have a prime window of opportunity to reignite your passion, to restart the endless flame that burns within you. Sunday it’s back to work, with your mind perhaps turning to career.
Taurus: The full Moon in Scorpio Wednesday may bring change in your one-on-one relationships. Have you been seeing where you’ve been helping people or hurting people? Your steadfastness and loyalty is a gift, but do you truly know yourself? Are you interacting with others on a daily basis with thoughts, words and actions that mirror your true values? Knowing who you are and your true values may become a key component of what this week’s lunar energies spell out for you. Thursday morning through Sunday morning may bring the seeds of your own hero’s journey. Sunday may be the perfect time to gather inspiration and further your journey deeply into who you are.
Gemini: The full Moon on Wednesday may reveal that you need to revitalize your everyday habits and routines. Do you need more nourishment? More safe space? More time for you? Allow this Moon to show you where your burnt-out and sore parts are, so that you powerfully revitalize them. Clean out your wounds with sacred healing water if you need to. Cry if you need to. Take a bath. Thursday morning through Sunday morning, your thoughts may turn to relationships and your independence. Use the full Moon to prep for this choice and to come from that sacred space. Sunday, you may feel like a powerful and lasting transformation is happening.
Cancer: If you’ve been feeling dry, dull or brittle lately, the full Moon in Scorpio Wednesday may bring you a powerful new blast of fun to lubricate your life. You may get bonus points for getting yourself back to a place where you can shake it out and genuinely have fun, laugh and feel sexy. Play with these times, maybe tie them into watery self-care and reflection for some potentially powerful results. Thursday morning through Sunday morning, you may have a creative and inventive time dreaming up radical new daily self-care practices that can give you powerful results. Sunday, your mind may shift to stability and relationships.
Leo: This full Moon in Scorpio on Wednesday may shed some powerful and potentially transforming energy into aspects of your life that reflect your home and your roots. What material here is prime for re-fertilization and regrowth? What parts of these themes can be re-energized? You may want to tap into this idea to foster some powerful transformation for yourself and the people around you. This may help open up a new flow of fun and creativity for you Thursday morning through Sunday morning. Sunday may be about reclaiming stable and solid structure in your daily routines. What do you need every day to feel good? How can you be creative around this process while still maintaining consistency?
Virgo: This Wednesday’s full Moon in Scorpio is ready to help you transform your communication. Are you ready to live in the powerful flow that your mind can create and does create every single day? Are you ready to trust yourself that you’re good enough, smart enough, talented enough to live every precious second as the person you truly are? If not, what needs to be healed to get there? This week urges you to take a deep breath and let it all out. Freedom may come from releasing the judgement you hold over yourself, and help transform the gifts you bring to the world. Thursday morning through Sunday morning invites you to meditate on who you are and where you’re from to help this process flow smoothly. Sunday, consistent and radical self-care has the ability to take root.
Libra: This Wednesday, the full Moon in Scorpio may bring you the gift of radically transforming your ideas around prosperity, abundance and how you receive. This full Moon may help heal your confidence and allow fears to be washed down the drain like harmless soap bubbles. This is a time to reclaim your story around what you receive and how you receive it. Thursday morning through Sunday morning, the story continues as you take your bold new self, or the seedlings of it, and start communicating through that lens. You may want to play with the idea that you can use your transformation as a tool to help you communicate. Sunday you may want to stay at home and reflect.
Scorpio: There is a powerful storm inside of you brewing, Scorpio. You’ve been years into coming into who you are, and this Full Moon Wednesday may give you the chance to leave a high-water mark on who you can become. You have a chance to highlight your self-confidence in every interaction that comes your way. The powerful full Moon on Wednesday helps you light the way back to your true self. Thursday through Sunday, shine a light into how you can open to abundance and prosperity. Allow yourself to lead the way. Sunday may be about restructuring your communications in a way that reflects who you are becoming.
Sagittarius: This full Moon on Wednesday may beckon you to turn the nozzle to “on” in your subconscious. Welcome a cool and refreshing flow through the parts of your brain, mind and soul that have been dry, brittle and craving it. The full Moon may bring with it powerful realizations that are deep, that may help you seed and water the real you, the person you’ve been trying to be all along. Nurture your seed. Nurture your roots. Tend to your soil. Thursday morning through Sunday morning, that transformation has the chance to settle in and take root, blossoming into who you are and what you want to become. Sunday, it may be time to return to world matters and check in on your finances from the lens of this new place you’ve created for yourself.
Capricorn: This full Moon may bring insight or information in regards to your friends, community or social group. If you’ve been wondering what was up with X, Y or Z, this full Moon may tell you what you need to know. It may also be a powerful water flow you can use to wash your social life clean. Is there something that needs to be set free? To be cleaned up or flushed out? Let the full Moon energy reveal the truth you need. Thursday morning through Sunday morning may bring powerful new inspiration to the depths of your subconscious, to the core of who you are. Sunday, the Moon moves into your sign, allowing you to reflect and cement.
Aquarius: The full Moon on Wednesday may give you the powerful transformation you need in order to solidify a career breakthrough or direction. You’ve been coming closer and closer into contact with what you want, what you need, Aquarius, and this full Moon brings you even closer. You may want to allow deep personal transformation to set in, and set the stage for your next power move — or series of power moves. Thursday morning through Sunday morning, you may receive a little help from your friends, as they play a major part in getting there too. Sunday, it’s all about self-care and hitting the reset button on your subconscious.
Pisces: Inspiration may wash over you like bright warm summer rains with this full Moon in Scorpio. You may be inspired by everything and with everything, as if you’re living life again for the first time or seeing it through a new lens. Maybe the lens is love? Maybe it’s healing? Maybe it’s art? Maybe it’s all three and more! Whatever it is, it’s welcoming you to play, live, reveal. Thursday morning through Sunday morning, you may feel like carrying that information into your career, your legacy and what you really want to do. How can feel inspired there? Sunday, you may need to be there for a friend in need.