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Monday, Apr 26 at 8.33pm PST
This full moon is the second of four supermoons in 2021, happening one right after the other. A supermoon can be a full moon or new moon, occurring when the moon is at perigee or within 90% of perigee (the point at which the moon is nearest to the earth in her monthly orbit). The biggest and brightest one comes in May with the Supermoon in Sagittarius!
The April full moon is known as the Full Pink Moon, because, according to The Farmer’s Almanac, it “heralds the appearance of the moss pink, or wild ground phlox—one of the first spring flowers. It is also known as the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and the Fish Moon.”
Sun and moon oppose one another in solid Taurus and enigmatic Scorpio: the axis of all that can be seen, versus all that cannot. Together these constellations rule (among other things): finance, inheritance, property, taxes, and material possessions. Taurus and Scorpio narrate tangibles and intangibles, form and dissolution of form, conscious thought and subconscious desire, straight paths and winding staircases.
The scorpion journey is inescapable and irreversible. Scorpio takes us beyond fear, like a tidal wave ripping complexes out by the roots, then carrying us, screaming and naked and bewildered, over a waterfall of change and joy and more change.
The Taurus sun is simpler. She nurtures our bodies and gardens. Taurus is here to work and beautify, eat, make love, relax, and sink into her mountain of pillows and blankets and cats at the end of the day.
The Supermoon in Scorpio takes us down to the lower chakras, like a submarine from the sea of mystery. Scorpio slinks through total darkness, through tombs and invisible oceans. She inquires, probes, grips. She is a winged creature, clawing her way out of a chrysalis that has become much too small.
When astrologers talk about Scorpio, power and control are common buzzwords. It’s true, Scorpio is very much tied to these dynamics. The essence of Scorpio, however, is really about self-control; it is ourselves whom we must learn to trust. So trust yourself, shadow and all. Forgive yourself. Take deep breaths.
At this full moon two years ago, I attended a workshop in Iceland with the world-famous Dutch “Ice Man,” Wim Hof. In a giant conference room in a convention center on the Reykjavík seashore, 450 attendees breathed together, ascending to a state of joy and lightness.
This was all preparation for the ice bath. We stripped down to our swimsuits indoors and began chanting HU! HA! HU! HA! HU! HA! over and over. Our voices filled the vaulted room and turned to raucous laughter, then tears of joy. Buff Scandinavian dudes with Viking ancestry danced and chanted, wearing nothing but their horns and speedos. Together we moved outside, chanting and yelling and cheering, and together we sat in the ice baths, making soul-piercing eye contact with one another. I spontaneously started singing and chanting deep notes and one by one the others joined me. I am definitely not someone who likes cold water, but I felt absolutely no fear or panic. I felt nothing but love and power coursing through my veins.
What I learned on this unforgettable day is the power of inner fire. It is not surprising that all of this happened on the Full Moon in Scorpio because this is exactly the nature of the scorpion: she is at once as cold as ice and as hot as Mars; she is pure blood and adrenaline, pure fire-ice.
Psychic and physical energy increase significantly at every full moon. Emotions and intuition will be heightened. This supermoon opposes not just the sun, but also Uranus, Venus, and Mercury in Taurus. This is going to be an intense one. It’s going to feel like a rebirth. Surrender to it. Let yourself feel everything. In meditation, focus on the solar plexus chakra. Weave your web with Scorpio Yoga. To find your personal moon sign, click here.