The powerful Full Moon in Scorpio on April 22, 2016, amplifies our desires and sets the stage for meaningful personal transformation. This is an emotionally complex opportunity to reflect on the objectivity of the simplistic Taurus Sun, which opposes the Moon in Scorpio. The passionate waters of Scorpio seem to be in direct opposition to our practical drive to survive, and the tension between our inner and outer worlds reaches a breaking point.
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Full Moons are like fulcrums that balance the energy between the Sun and the Moon, the yin and the yang, the receptive and the expressive. It's our job to find a place to stand while juggling these cosmically opposed forces.
Nevertheless, our personal desires are entangled with the complicated message of this Full Moon. Relationships become the playing field for experimenting with new paradigms as romantic Venus tangos with wild and crazy Uranus while the Taurus Sun acts like an anchor that holds us to our current course. We must overcome our own inertia and take a risk if we are to make the most of this propitious moment.
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Learn more about the effects of this Full Moon with your zodiac sign's horoscope below.
Aries Horoscope (March 21 - April 19)
In theory, interpersonal dynamics should be quite simple, but in practice everything is more complicated than you prefer. The Scorpio Full Moon floods your 8th House of Deep Sharing, requiring you to acknowledge facts and feelings that you previously swept under the rug. However, you can't rest until you have stirred up the complexity you secretly want. Thankfully, being aware of your unconscious motives can be enough to prevent things from going awry. Honesty starts by telling yourself the truth.
Taurus Horoscope (April 20 - May 20)
You may feel as if someone is testing you as the Scorpio Full Moon stresses your 7th House of Partners. Thankfully, the current shift of energy helps to settle the relationship dynamics back down into a more manageable state of affairs. But first you must loosen your grip on all preconceived ideas and willingly move outside of your comfort zone. If you hesitate, you'll be pushed along anyhow, kicking and screaming. After you stop resisting and start to embrace change, you might just receive the support you need.
Gemini Horoscope May 21 - June 20)
New responsibilities are piling up so fast that you might reach a breaking point. Perhaps your daily routine has become more challenging to manage and you're just not willing to put up with the chaos any longer. The Scorpio Full Moon activates your 6th House of Work, indicating an unexpected change that could clear the air of frustration. Nevertheless, letting others know what you need is a good start, as long as you're not outrageous in your demands. Sometimes, establishing limits is the kindest thing you can do.
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 - July 22)
Glorifying your past won't help you solve your current problems. Though your life may seem highly complicated these days, changing your schedule won't make any difference; instead, just show up with integrity in the present moment. It's your turn to acknowledge your eccentricity while the Scorpio Full Moon shakes up the energy of your 5th House of Self-Expression. Don't worry if you're not acting as weirdly as you feel. The best freedom is found in being yourself.
Leo Horoscope (July 23 - Aug. 22)
You might think you're stretched emotionally as far as you can go. Unfortunately, a quick resolution to the current tension isn't likely if professional and personal needs are pulling from opposite directions. Thankfully, profound change is in the mix as the Scorpio Full Moon destabilizes your 4th House of Foundations. Riding out this sudden tidal shift successfully is more likely if you can juggle your career goals to make quality time for home and family.
Virgo Horoscope (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
Recognizing that change is on the horizon is easy. However, you cannot tell how your current plans will be affected -- and this makes you slightly uncomfortable. Falling back on your daily routines doesn't take enough pressure off the current situation while the potent Scorpio Full Moon charges your 3rd House of Immediate Environment. You might need to bring up a sensitive subject, but your willingness to initiate a logical conversation is the catalyst for transformation. A proactive approach makes progress possible.
Libra Horoscope (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
Although Libras are sometimes known for their wishy-washy demeanor, you won't have a lot of trouble making up your mind. You can't afford to buy into this weak generalization about your ambivalence. The incisive Scorpio Full Moon sheds light on your 2nd House of Personal Values, so take a position based upon what is important to you. There's no reason to compromise your integrity for the sake of temporary convenience. Speak now or forever hold your peace.
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
Embracing your feelings can be overwhelming, but it's easier if you cultivate your awareness to observe your emotional process. Pay attention to your reactions so you can learn from what's going on, rather than being blown around by the winds of circumstance. The Full Moon lights up your sign, heightening your sensitivity to the tumultuous push-pull of cosmic forces. Your best strategy is to practice being your own witness. Rather than acting on impulse, hold steady in the storm; this too shall pass.
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
You may not fully comprehend everything that's happening, but something wonderful is ready to unfold in your life. However, emotional and spiritual growth is often painful, especially with the unforgiving Scorpio Full Moon overwhelming your 12th House of Destiny. Unconscious motivations push you towards destinations that aren't yet obvious to you. If everything seems to be out of control, make a conscious decision to just roll with the waves of change. As spiritual teacher Vernon Howard wrote, "Resistance to the disturbance is the disturbance."
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
So many individual choices seem up in the air and there doesn't appear to be anything you can do to bring them back down to Earth. You want to take responsibility for your future dreams with the Scorpio Full Moon revitalizing your 11th House of Long-Term Goals. However, struggling with basic issues is not a sign of failure. In fact, letting go at the right time could be an act of grace. Living more spontaneously is your key to making the most of every single moment.
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
People seem overly dependent on you, even if you don't fully accept that you can depend on yourself. It's not that you lack confidence; it's just that you think you're in over your head and the pressure for putting things right can be emotionally debilitating. Thankfully, the relentless Scorpio Full Moon highlights your 10th House of Responsibility, urging you to be clear about your limits of time and resources. Once you establish a realistic scope of what's possible, get busy and deliver on your promises with a grateful heart.
Pisces Horoscope (Feb. 19 - March 20)
Paradoxically, your imagination helps you see things others miss, yet this intuitive process can be a burden because it isn't always easy to explain. However, you must be painstakingly clear while describing your insights so everyone understands the message -- even if your extrasensory perceptions are more colorful than the facts. The Scorpio Full Moon is like a beacon that guides your 9th House of Higher Truth, putting you directly in touch with your vision of the future. Your words light the way for others to follow.