[Updated on May 9, 2012]
The May 5-6 weekend is one of those prime times to be aware of the moon, and how the Lunar cycles and aspects affect your own lunar nature.
Think flow, moods, psychic and intuitive nature, emotion, expanded inner-vision, and heightened sensitivity and/or intensity.
And more intense juiciness in some long-ago sacred and now taboo themes.
Lunar Weather for the Weekend
Over the weekend, we have the year's greatest perigee 'super moon', meaning that it will appear bigger and brighter than any other full moon of the year.
(Check out the link below for more on that and other cool 'space weather' info.)
Most everyone at this point understands that the moon affects waters and tides. Since we're made up of a high percentage of water, that means it would affect us, too. We notice that mostly, perhaps, in our moods and emotions -- our subconscious GPS.
The full moon is occurring in Scorpio, which is all about depth, intensity, transformation, sexuality, and the mystical and shamanic. Scorpio's animal totems are the scorpion and the phoenix.
With the Scorpio full moon (and if you've got prominent Scorp energy yourself), it's good to go gently so you don't sting people with the scorpions tail. Instead, we'll see if we can transmute those energies, irritants, and fears that might get magnified and allow our inner Phoenix to rise from those ashes.
Even cooler, the full moon Sabian Symbol is "A woman filled with her own Spirit." That's an emerging myth coming into new life in our times.
On Friday afternoon (just as I'm writing this) and most of the day Sunday (May 6), the moon will be 'void of course', meaning that it makes no major aspects with other astro-energies during those times.
I've noticed that when the moon is void, I feel a bit more untethered, floaty (or FLOWty), dreamy, and contemplative. I've heard this from others, too, even though they know nothing about lunar VoC times.
Between the void of course and the super full moon, we may notice that our empathic nature and sensitivity is magnified, so do what's necessary to soothe and TLC (see the 'amped up energies and calming remedies post from last week for more on that).
This Moony weekend with its void of course Friday and Sunday, and super full moon smack-dab in the middle is optimal for intuitive, empathic, psychic forays, for meditation, opening to receive Divine guidance or higher wisdom, dreaming, and visioning.
That sounds pretty optimal to me (given that my natal moon is so close to my rising sign that it acts as a second key archetype for me).
So if you've been frustrated and wanting intuitive and Divine guidance, or seeking a vision or to practice with your intuition, the Lunar energy weather this weekend will feel very cooperative.
Just give yourself and others some space for extra sensitivity, moodiness, or even a few of those 'scorpion stings'.
If you are ultra sensitive and empathic anyway, you'll want to keep this in mind because you'll be picking up on other people's intensity, thought chatter, and moods, too. Extra self-care is a very fine priority for times like these -- particularly since we're in a time of heightened sensitivity and intense energies anyway.
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And last but not least, if you're astrologically curious, check out Rhea Wolf's Turningwheel Astrology article about the deeper themes of this weekend.
For even more good intel on the energies and the Sabian Symbol -- plus a gorgeous image of the Madonna -- check out Lynda Hill's blog entry.
Wishing you lovely Luna-tending during this very special Lunar Time.
Image Credits: Full moon image from NASA, photographed by Expedition 10 Commander Leroy Chiao on the International Space Station. The beautiful 'water bearer' is Circe by John William Waterhouse (1892).
For updates on current space weather, check out SpaceWeather.com