Beltane and Wesak
This year’s Scorpio Full Moon arrives during Beltane (May 1-5), the Celtic earth festival that celebrates the beginning of Summer. The Wheel of the Year describes the process of life, death and rebirth here on Earth. Beltane is the time when "sweet desire weds wild delight." It is a time for our hearts to rejoice in life and love and passion. We are called to engage in the wild flow of life, our blood pumping through our veins with renewed strength, our hearts opening to delight as we become one with the blossoming Earth.
At Beltane, we dance around the Maypole, weaving the masculine and feminine energies of life and love, hope and expectation. And so, each year Life is renewed. Beltane is another fire festival, symbolizing the next leap of light here in the northern hemisphere. You’ll notice that the light will increase dramatically now as high summer approaches. The bonfires we light at Beltane give us back the light of renewed hope for the coming year. When we leap over the Beltane fire, it cleanses us of any lingering darkness, and brings us luck and fertility. It is during Beltane that the veils between the worlds open and the Faerie folk come out to dance with us. So go outside and enjoy this time of beauty and delight.
This Scorpio Full Moon is also called the Wesak Moon, the most auspicious day in Buddhism, for it celebrates the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. In this energetic opposition between Taurus and Scorpio, we are all called to the great union with Nature and the heavens, celebrating the Divine within Nature and within ourselves. Like the Buddha, we are called to acknowledge the divine spirit in our human nature as we overcome and release the emotional demons that plague us and separate us from our spiritual inheritance.
Taurus and Scorpio
Taurus and Scorpio are both powerful signs, fixed in nature, strong in intent. Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) ensure the continuity and solidarity of life. They concentrate the energies of the four seasons. Taurus concentrates the dynamic springtime fire of Aries into viable life forms. Scorpio concentrates the dynamic autumnal energies into emotional strength.