Tonight's Scorpio Full Moon Is Filled With Passion & Potential. Here's What To Do For It

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The full Pink Moon in Scorpio could bring some interesting intel and colorful confessions to light, especially once it reaches its peak around 8:58 p.m. EDT.

Have you concealed a few layers of your persona? Overlooked some nuances or key details? The Scorpio full moon will illuminate those on Sunday night, charging the air with mystery and seduction.

Scorpio is the zodiac's shaman and the ruler of extremes. It can draw out both our darkest shadows and our most enlightened selves. Ready for a major shift in your life? Turn it over to la luna for some deep processing and healing. But this Scorpionic lunar energy could even push promising partnerships past their tipping point. The urge to merge will be stronger for many, with playing-for-keeps Scorpio in the mix. Exciting partnerships could become "officially official" before the next workweek even begins.

Under the intensity of these mystical moonbeams, a spring fever outbreak could get pandemic as pairings everywhere become more permanent. Have you been secretly lusting? Intense attraction will be all-consuming—but these very situations could take a dramatic turn. What starts out as a dynamic spark may turn into a heated lovers' quarrel, with some Scorpio jealousy thrown in for good measure. Needless to say, reacting to our quick-fire emotions would be a bad idea this weekend.

Legend has it that there are three "phases" of Scorpionic energy. There's the low-vibe, ground-dwelling Scorpion (the symbol for Scorpio), who stings every threatening passer-by. Then there's the observant eagle taking in its sweeping view from high overhead. The most transcendent Scorpio form is the phoenix that rises from the ashes of destruction and shows us the remaining signs of life.

Here are a few ways to channel the mysterious and powerful Scorpio full moon to your advantage:

1. Illuminate the shadows.

Open closet, exit skeletons. The Scorpio full moon will reveal all we’ve been hiding—from our shadows to our inner light. If you have a lesser-known talent, now is the time to bring it out into the open. If you've been too frightened to explore a part of yourself, go there. Regenerative Scorpio is a deeply creative water sign with a gift for making everything old seem fresh again. Tap your inner alchemist: Reinvent something old into a striking new idea. Don't be afraid to stand out by boldly baring your most intimate truth...or by wearing it proudly on your sleeve.

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2. Dare to share it all.

Intimacy also falls within Scorpio’s domain. That sounds romantic, but it can actually be rather intimidating. Joint finances, cohabitation, allowing someone to see your vulnerability, learning to trust...these Scorpionic acts may not be easy or comfortable, but they’re necessities for true intimacy. Scorpio is also known as the sex sign, so this full moon is also known for delivering pregnancies, marriages, divorces, or even the best sex of your life.

We're currently digging author and therapist Esther Perel's SXSW keynote, "The Future of Love, Lust and Listening," in which she discusses the very Scorpionic tensions that exist in intimate relationships, particularly our dueling desires for autonomy and freedom.

3. Let your (control) freak flag fly.

Scorpio is the sign of power and control. These traits get a bad rap, but the truth is, to be a mortal IS to be a control freak of sorts. So rather than try to change this utterly human trait, decide what’s worthy of getting all worked up about instead. Find a pursuit to obsess over, something that makes the world a better place. The way your chin looks on a video chat? Nope. The person who doesn’t return your texts? Hell no. An event that will raise money for a children’s charity? That’s more like it.

4. Don't hate...reincarnate!

Scorpio is the ruler of psychic and mystical phenomenon, including reincarnation. If you haven't read Scorpio Brian Weiss' Many Lives, Many Masters or Aries Dolores Cannon's Between Death and Life, both books will utterly change how you think about death and the soul—in a good way. Explore past-life regression theory, or read up on your North and South Nodes to learn more about your own past-life karma and future destiny, by the stars.

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5. Attune to your soul.

We live in a world of high performance, achievement, and competition. But everyone could use a little extra support from the spirit realm. Tuck away that superhero cape and ask spirit guides, guardian angels, God, and the universe—or whatever you want to call it—for a sign. Close your eyes and be where you are. Whether you do a moving meditation, a guided meditation (check out the astrologically inspired ones by Terri Cole), or take a few moments of silence, this practice has been shown to boost brain health and literally change the brain—putting you in the serene state of flow that Scorpio loves.

6. Create financial abundance.

A huge segment of the population (including us) deals with debt. After all, we live in a culture of accumulation and instant gratification. It’s easy enough to get there. But if not managed, debt can drain our energy and steal from our souls. Scorpio rules the zodiac’s eighth house of wealth and joint finances. So today, pay a debt, even if it’s just a small piece of one. Make a plan for how you’ll pay any outstanding debts off, even if it’s a little monthly amount. Energy and intention are what sets the momentum forward. Feeling bold? Cut up a credit card! Are you debt-free and financially solvent? Make a donation. Maybe do it even if you’re not. Scorpio is a karmic sign; what goes around comes around.

7. Find clarity in the fog.

The devil is in the details, and Scorpio’s laser vision never misses a thing. Where in your life have you left things a little fuzzy around the edges? It could be affecting you more than you realize. Take tangible actions: Make a call, send that email, apologize to someone, tell the truth, whatever. Just DO it. Precision is the Scorpio aim. Try practicing the art of monotasking, or taking things one step at a time to boost your productivity.

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8. Rise from the ashes!

Scorpio rules power, control, and transformation—it’s the mythic phoenix that rises from the ashes of destruction. A rebirth. What in your life needs to symbolically "die" so that something new can be born? Let it go—or at least, release your grip—and allow the Scorpio full moon to transmute it. Having trouble releasing? You might download The God Box mobile app, which allows you to write wishes and release stresses with the touch of a "Let It Go" button. Don't worry: They're saved if you ever want to look back, as we have, and realized, "Oh! That one got resolved on its own."

Next up: Check out how this Scorpio energy influences your love and relationships.

The AstroTwins

Astrologers & Best-Selling Authors
Dubbed the “astrologers to the stars,” identical twin sisters Ophira and Tali Edut, known as the AstroTwins, are professional astrologers who reach millions worldwide through their spot-on predictions. Through their website, Astrostyle.com, Ophira and Tali help “bring the stars down to earth” with their unique, lifestyle-based approach to astrology. They are also the official astrologers for ELLE.com, Elle Magazine, MindBodyGreen.com and The New Potato. The AstroTwins have been featured in the UK Sunday Times, the New York Times Sunday Styles section, People Magazine, Domino, InStyle, Architecture Daily, Business Iinsider and much more media globally. The AstroTwins have collaborated with major brands including Vogue, Nordstrom, Revlon, H&M, Urban Outfitters, Ted Baker, Kate Spade and Calypso St. Barth, 20th Century Fox, among others. The sisters have read charts for celebrities including Beyoncé, Emma Roberts, Stevie Wonder, Jessica Simpson, and Sting. They are regular guests on SiriusXM and have appeared on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey. They have authored four print books: AstroStyle, Love Zodiac, Shoestrology, and Momstrology (their #1 Amazon best-selling astrological parenting guide) and a growing collection of ebooks, including their popular annual horoscope guides (now available in print).
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