Today we will consider the meaning of the Full Moon in Scorpio which is also known as the Buddha Full Moon. The reason for this name comes from the story of the Buddha, who was said to have been born in the month of Taurus at the Full Moon of Scorpio, and who after much striving achieved enlightenment or Cosmic Consciousness at another Full Moon in Scorpio, and finally, when his work was done, laid aside his physical vehicle at yet another Full Moon in Scorpio. The essence of these Teachings of the Buddha is wonderfully illustrated for us in this dynamic integral relationship between the Sun in Taurus and the Moon in Scorpio.
This cycle of the Sun and Moon, (from New Moon, to Waxing Square, to Full Moon, to Waning Square, to the next New Moon), forms the archetypal pattern of all the planetary cycles we experience here on Earth. By examination, reflection and corresponding application, we can better understand the messages and meanings of our unfolding lives as informed by these interweaving cycles of life-consciousness-spirit. This intricate dance of the planets is the weaving of meaning formed by the spiritual hierarchies of our brothers and sisters, that beautiful planetary hierarchy that is our home among the stars.
The Twelve Signs of the Zodiac hold the archetypal myths and meanings to guide our journey. The juxtaposition or reflective comparison of signs that are opposite to one another, helps to inform or illuminate the meanings of them one to another. Life or Spirit is formed by this journey through the Signs, each resonating with its own messages, but these individual meanings can only be truly understood by considering each one in their relationship with its opposite, and then ultimately with every other sign too. Each Sign is formed and informed by the other, as we do likewise for one another here on Earth too.