A Scorpio Moon is a portal into the mystical lands of shadow and transformation…

Every few days, the Moon transits through a new sign of the Zodiac. This means a Scorpio Moon rises in the sky roughly every 25-30 days.

As our closest celestial body, is it any surprise that la Luna affects life on Earth? 

The Moon is the ancient mistress of the sea of the unconscious. The ebb and flow of her phases cause (literal) waves, tugging on the oceans’ tides…

She also tugs on the tides of emotion we all feel within.

A Scorpio Moon seeps into our feeling realms than most…

She pulls on the strings of our sensitivities and affects the way we react to the world.

The Moon reveals who we are without barriers or programming. In many ways, the Moon (and especially a Scorpio Moon) is a key to our inner landscapes. She symbolises the deeper self, the self that exists in opposition to the ego.

Ancient cultures revered many Moon Goddesses: from Artemis to Diana, Cerridwen to Khons, Chang Zi to Soma, and so many in between… She is as old as we are. Older perhaps, and endlessly steeped in mystery and magic.

Yet the influence of the Moon isn’t only energetic and ethereal

She is a Goddess of embodiment, wielding influence over the subtle landscapes of our physical bodies. She can make you rise and fall, feel soothed or inflamed. The movements of the Moon can heal or destroy… whoever you are.

This isn’t an old wives’ tale.

Medicine of the Moon holds true today.

Some people are highly attuned to the la Luna’s celestial shifts, while some rarely feel them at all (and this can vary from month to month, season to season, year to year). But as a collective, the current Moon sign has a strong, but subtle influence on the energetic climate of our days. A collective horoscope of sorts.

So, if you feel her calling, it’s wise to keep track of her astrology. Just a little.


Were you born with the Moon in Scorpio?

… Then check out this post instead – Natal Scorpio Moon Sign? Qualities, Traits + Characteristics of your Astrology!

What does the Scorpio Moon feel like?

This is an intense lunar transit. Under  Scorpio’s gaze (astrologically speaking) the Moon is in her ‘detriment’ and this means her own intrinsic qualities can struggle to express.

The Moon is a flowing, receptive entity.

…And Scorpio is the deep pool.  Not quite of infinity, but darkness.

She holds the energy of the Void.

It’s is endless. And beginning-less. So here, La Luna flows… Too much and too freely, which can make this transit a hard place for us navigate.

Under a Scorpio Moon, there are no navigational pointers, no boundaries to keep us safe…

So instead, we tend to insert them for ourselves, colouring the world black and white and bottling up emotions instead of letting them flow.

For under a Scorpio Moon, without boundaries or limitations, there’s no middle ground when it comes to emotion. So what could be “middle” becomes is too wide, and extremes are formed.

This feels like:

  • Intensity
  • Obsession
  • Possession
  • Heaviness
  • Devotion
  • Love
  • Power
  • Sex
  • Money
  • Secrets
  • Psychic Vision

…ALL the big things: The full spectrum of human experience gets played out under the Scorpio Moon sign

Scorpio is ruled by the element of water.

Just like the Moon – She too is the Mistress of the Seas. Yet Scorpio is fixed in its modality, and struggles to flow and adapt and receive in the ways that the Moon does best.

Stifled and repressed emotions are NOT a good thing – frustration, anger, and even physical illness may result. Not a given. A warning.

YET the intensity of the brooding emotions that rise under this Moon are likely to feel all-consuming.

Try not to over-react.

That said, purging, releasing, and consciously letting go of trapped emotions is a MUST under(or perhaps after) a Scorpio Moon.

This Moon also asks for compassion to be kept at the forefront of everything, if you can. We are all in this together.


 Scorpio Moons can be highly transformational

As the sign of the shaman and the witch (and ruled by Pluto, no less) Scorpio is a sign that brings ego death like no other! Expect to be challenged. Expect to fall. And expect to rise.

Scorpio Moon signs are auspicious times to shed layers.

Symbolised by three animal totem – the Pheonix, the Eagle, and the Scorpion – this zodiac sign knows about shifting through space and time to become something new.

The transformation that this Moon promises us all needs courage and bravery – Scorpio Moons ask us to face harsh truths about ourselves.

Shadow work and Scorpio Moons are great partners

(READ: What is Shadow Work?)

But if you don’t do this work intentionally, you can expect your shadow twin to rear up uninvited.

Under this lunar energy, triggers often pop up out of nowhere. And these can lead you straight into intense emotional exchanges, with friends OR foes.

Both become mirrors. SO see them for what they are under this Moon: Teachers.

With transformation comes opportunity, and this astrology will often invite us to make new commitments. Scorpio’s fixed modality may make it hard to take the leap.. but when you do, you’ll stay for good.

Whilst some say Scorpio is obsessional, I prefer to frame this as devotional. The Scorpio Moon sign holds a firm container for you to dedicate yourself to something.

In its best expression, feelings of self-reliance and confidence and trust come through. So whether you’re standing at the edge of a new relationship, learning a foreign language, or writing an essay for school, this Moon aids us in giving heart and soul.

This astrology calls on us you to trust our intuition

The emotional intensity that a Scorpio Moon carries translates well into deep feeling beyond the veil.

Ask for spiritual guidance under this Moon, and it will come.

The Scorpio Moon body

If you’re physically affected by la Luna’s transit through the sign of Scorpio, then you’ll likely feel it in your sexual organs. YES, that means you can expect your libido to get a boost!

Enjoy it while it lasts, friends!

The Scorpio Moon shadow

Every Moon has her shadow.

Shadows are rejected, hidden, suppressed, distorted, misunderstood, (or all of those!) aspects of self. These rise to the surface, often unconsciously in response to triggers or under emotional strain.

Under a Scorpio Moon, the shadow can look like:

  • Obsessive thoughts and actions
  • Jealousy
  • Manipulation
  • Being controlling
  • Holding resentments
  • Revenge
  • Addiction

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