Hello May! The fifth month of 2020 comes with some challenging Moons, so let's dive into them and get prepared!
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What is a new moon?
A new moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are in the exact same position in the Zodiac (called a conjunction). New moons are related to beginnings, have high energy, and are enthusiastic.
What is a full moon?
A full moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are in the exact opposite positions in the Zodiac (called an opposition). Full moons are related to endings, culminations, and are emotional energy.
Full Moon in Scorpio: May 7th 2020 (5:45AM ET)
The full moon in Scorpio is often a very challenging full moon. Full moons are full of emotional energy, and Scorpio is an intense and emotional water sign. This makes the Scorpio full moon a time when emotions are running very high, and we can be quite sensitive, but may lash out as a result, and can easily rush to anger. Anything that's been stirring deep inside, that's been shoved away and ignored for some time, can come spewing out now, boiling over and exploding. It's better to consciously bring some of that energy out in a healthy and positive way so you can keep it under control and not let it create bigger problems for you.
Scorpio full moons are great times for transforming, and you can focus on something that has been in need of attention and bring fresh life into it. This may be focused on the areas of life ruled by the house the Scorpio full moon occurs for you in your natal chart. You can feel stronger, more powerful, and have better control as you transform something for the better.
This full moon is also a good time to research, to dig deeper, to uncover what's below the surface. Scorpio is a sign that always wants to get underneath and find what's really there, lurking and waiting to be seen. Sometimes this means we uncover something bad, challenging, and we have to work on solutions to fix it. But that's better than letting it continue to fester and grow underneath, and cause even bigger problems.
The full moon is widely trine (positive aspect, 4 signs away) Neptune in Pisces, and this helps with compassionate, gentle energy that is often needed with Scorpio. We can be a little more sensitive with one another, and can help each other out. Neptune in Pisces also offers imagination and creativity as an outlet for intense emotional energy that can come with the Scorpio full moon, so we don't get so lost in the dark.
The full moon occurs at 17 degrees 20 minutes Scorpio. The aspects this full moon makes are:
Conjunction: 15 degrees 20 minutes - 19 degrees 20 minutes Scorpio
Sextile: 15 degrees 20 minutes - 19 degrees 20 minutes Virgo or Capricorn
Square: 15 degrees 20 minutes - 19 degrees 20 minutes Leo or Aquarius
Trine: 15 degrees 20 minutes - 19 degrees 20 minutes Cancer or Pisces
Opposition: 15 degrees 20 minutes - 19 degrees 20 minutes Taurus
New Moon in Gemini: May 22nd 2020 (1:39PM ET)
The Gemini new moon is often a time of great ideas and plans. Coming out of the Scorpio full moon, we want to pull away from so much darkness and find some light, which Gemini is pretty adept at. We can come up with lots of new ideas that excite us, and work on short-term plans to do something with them. Opportunities can present themselves to us to take initiative with our ideas, and we can get recognition for them. We can share what's on our minds, and work on connecting mentally.
Gemini is a sign that likes to keep busy, so we can work on trying to be busy. We can pick up lots of little projects, fill up our schedules with things to do, and keep busy with plenty of stuff to use up the mental energy we have. We can spend time with others, and being sociable can help with using up the extra mental energy. We may be more engaged in our communities, neighborhoods, or with young people.
The downside to Gemini is it likes to keep going and going, and this can create some stress, anxiety, and we have to work on not taking on too much. Gemini wants to be busy, but a break is a good thing. Use up the mental energy, and then let your mind have a break from it all.
This new moon comes with Venus retrograde (appearing to move backward) in Gemini, but isn't conjunct Venus. This may bring to light some of the issues that the Venus retrograde is kicking up, and we may have to work on trying to find a way out, a way through, a way forward. We may try to think our way out, but this may not be the right answer when we're not paying attention like we should be, and not listening to important advice. Open up lines of communication, and work on being a better listener. That's always helpful!
The new moon occurs at 2 degrees 5 minutes Gemini. The aspects this new moon makes are:
Conjunction: 0 degrees 5 minutes - 4 degrees 5 minutes Gemini
Sextile: 0 degrees 5 minutes - 4 degrees 5 minutes Aries or Leo
Square: 0 degrees 5 minutes - 4 degrees 5 minutes Virgo or Pisces
Trine: 0 degrees 5 minutes - 4 degrees 5 minutes Libra or Aquarius
Opposition: 0 degrees 5 minutes - 4 degrees 5 minutes Sagittarius
Suggested Reading: The New & Full Moons page for interpretations