Shine on. Shine your light on me. For all of my life, so that much more I see. – Simple Minds

Hello friends. It’s been quite a journey of discovery this month with so much leading and building up to our powerful Scorpio Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse on 4/25.

Scorpio 6: A gold rush. This is a symbol of the exploitation of natural resources through personal initiative of intelligence, and of every individual’s essential independence of the commonplace limitations or superficial inadequacies of life. There are always high rewards awaiting any genuine enterprise, and as man dramatizes the opportunities of the world at large he is able to improve his own immediate condition in all possible directions. Human skills are forever challenged to their own good fortune. The keyword is ambition. When positive, the degree is instinctive self-dedication to the unseen potentials of everyday existence, and when negative, a lack of practical discrimination and an irresistible desire for easy money. – Traditional Sabian Symbol interpretation by Marc Edmund Jones

The search for Gold of course has two meanings; a material and a more spiritual one. Gold mining is a personal process and has to do with our own individual values and desires. “Going for the Gold” is to reach for our own highest potential and aspirations. We can use our ambition for more earthly manifestations or spiritual ones, that is our choice. I am reminded of a passage that my former spiritual teacher was quite fond of, “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God/dess and all things shall be added unto you.” The Gold Ray in color healing is associated with warmth, illumination, leadership, authority and divine justice. I find it interesting that Marc Edmund Jones discussed the potential for the exploitation of natural resources associated with this symbol, which has become an even more timely and pressing issue today than it was in 1925.

Full Moon Message: The high aspect of Scorpio energy is about deep Truth – which in itself can bring healing and a regenerative power. You Are That (which you seek.) This is a time to bring this truth *home* so to speak. In times of a temporary Eclipse, there is a shadow cast and a darkening of the Light. It also presents a Cosmic Gateway moment in between worlds. In moments of cosmic stillness, there is great power and potential for insight. If you wish, attune to your Loved Ones in Spirit and call them closer to you to receive their loving messages. Intend to be connected to your highest Soul’s wisdom. And so it is. – The Keepers, 4.12.13

The Tune associated with this moon is this lovely one by Simple Minds from 1982.

Simple Minds – Glittering Prize

Full Moon are times of completion and fruition. The Vision that was set in motion at the Aries New Moon has taken wings. You may even have glimpses and remembrances of our last Full Moon in Scorpio from May, 2012. The traditional or exoteric interpretation of Lunar Eclipses are places, things and especially people, being “eclipsed” or moved out of our life. With such potent aspects accompanying this Full Moon/Eclipse and a bit of foreknowledge, we have a opportunity to harness the great power of this lunation not only to our benefit, but to the benefit of all beings. This is a Full Moon that Merlin could be happy about, as it is filled with high magic and tremendous potential.

The Totem/Power Animal magic for this Full Moon is OWL. Owl medicine rules the dark of night, feminine wisdom, clairvoyance, magic, prophecy and omens. It is also related to seeing and hearing that which is normally hidden.

There is a lower-octave, even frightening aspect to a Scorpio Full Moon that rides right along side with the high side. As with all things, it is how we choose to manifest it. The shadow of Scorpio energy can be quite dark and frightening as it rules trauma, vengeance, sexual and other obsessions and control dynamics. I am always reminded however (with my own Scorpio ascendant,) that the opposite/shadow energy for Scorpio can be equally LIGHT, healing and transforming. For those that have been doing their personal and spiritual *work* will possibly be having a much different experience than those who have not. The process (Gateway) that started with the New Moon in Aries on 4.10 is still in a process of unfolding. This entire month has been hugely spiritual and revelatory, and we have been learning even more about personal boundaries and not attending every conflict that we are invited to. I would advise you to continue to keep those ideas in mind during this Full Moon/Eclipse.

Though Scorpio is a reserved and private energy that does not normally equate with public outbursts as it is more of a “slow burn,” they are still possible during this time. Also be on the lookout for subtle power-tripping and manipulative behaviors not only from others, but ourselves too. Pluto, the ruler of Scorpio will still be retrograde during this Full Moon, which also gives it a more inward and regenerative type of feel. I am being told that this moon also has a “karmic accelerant” aspect to it as well. Some more *Gold* that will serve as during this time is the “Golden Rule,” as we will want to keep our thoughts and actions as mindful as possible.

Based on the confusing and tragic events of the previous week in MA and TX, I’m aware that many people are not feeling especially “sparkly” right now. Another high manifestation of Scorpio energy is spiritual alchemy and the transmutation of base metal into Gold. We give up (sacrifice) our lower thoughts, beliefs and tendencies to be filled with something more loving and conscious. This is our current opportunity.

If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can dream, and not make dreams your master; If you can think, and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster, and treat those two impostors just the same. – Rudyard Kipling

This Full Moon seems to ask these questions: What is your highest crystallized vision for the world? How would others benefit and be healed from it? What does the Glittering Prize of Spiritual Awareness look like for you? Though the Spiritual Path is a highly personal experience, the rewards always benefit the ONE.

Happy Full Moon dear readers, and keep your eye on the prize.

NOTE: The Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio is 4/25 at 1:07 pm PDT/4:07 pm EDT. The first full moon of Sun in Taurus is also celebrated as the “Wesak” festival, which celebrates the birth of the Buddha and a return to the divinity within all beings. However, Buddhists worldwide are celebrating Wesak on 5/24 this year.

© Irma Kaye Sawyer 2013. Please feel free to share these messages as you are guided with author and copyright information included. Thank you.