2024 Scorpio Full Moon

Apr 19, 2024

A Scorpio Full Moon is the spicy note in the midst sweet Taurus season. A little bit of heat often intensifies pleasure, something which Mars-ruled Scorpio is usually happy to supply. 

However, if you're seeking intrigue, you may find the 2024 Scorpio Full Moon is an understated affair. It's unique constellation may incline you toward downtime and private reflection. Don't feel bad if you want to hang a Do Not Disturb sign.

Read on an learn more about how you can savor your inner work under the light of the Full Moon...

About the Full Moon in Scorpio

We encounter the annual Scorpio Full Moon each year between April 20 and May 19. It’s known as the Flower Moon in honor of the blossoms unfurled under the final Full Moon of the Northern Hemisphere’s spring season.

All Full Moons are energy-charged moments, but the Scorpio Full Moon is one of the most intense of all. All things being equal, the Moon prefers to feel safe and comfortable. And these are things most definitely not associated with the Mars-ruled Zodiac sign Scorpio. That’s why the Moon is in “fall” in Scorpio.

That doesn’t mean Scorpio New Moons lack power. On the contrary, they are potent moments to dive deep within and slay the monsters of our own making. The Moon may need a little coddling to get started (or maybe a friend to hold hands with), but once you get moving, you’ll realize the quickest way out is through. And onward you’ll go!

So how do you make the best of the Scorpio Full Moon? Scorpio Moons have the tenacity and grit to work through difficult situations, both inner and outer. They are an excellent time to face fears that hold you back from your heart's desire. If you’re brave, schedule some alone time and do some Shadow work. Or, if your partner is up for it, a deep and heartfelt conversation may be in order, especially if you are both prepared for the truth and nothing but.

If you want to learn more about the Zodiac sign Scorpio, check out my post on how to Make the Most of Scorpio Season.

Now let’s get into what sets this Scorpio Full Moon apart from those in other years...

2024 Scorpio Full Moon Astrological Data

  • Time: Apr. 23, 2024, 7:49 p.m. Eastern U.S.
  • Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
  • Speed: Slow
  • Declination: In bounds
  • Lunar Mansion: 17 Iklil al Jabhah (Nickname: The Monkey)
  • Aspects to the Moon: Sun & Moon square Pluto
  • Moon’s Ruler: Mars in Pisces
  • Aspects to Moon Ruler: Mars conjunct Neptune (applying), Mars sextile Jupiter-Uranus (departing)
  • Other Important Considerations: Mercury retrograde ending

2024 Scorpio Full Moon Horoscope

The big news? The Sun and Moon are both squaring off with under-worldly Pluto, forming what astrologers call a T-square. It’s as if a Shadow is hanging over their journey; fear and shame and guilt may simmer just below the surface. But Pluto can also herald and opportunity to dig deeper into those feelings so you can discover what really makes you tick. Confronting your inner darkness could be one of the most healing discussions you’ve ever had with yourself.

You might as well take your time, though. The Full Moon in Scorpio is moving slower than normal since it occurs near the furthest point from Earth in its orbit. It’s sometimes called a “Mircomoon,” since it appears smaller in the skies. This helps us to slow down. Be deliberate and reflective in your decisions and actions. It may also feel like things take longer to come to fruition; patience is your ally. Mercury retrograde is also slowing down fast to turn direct a few days after the Full Moon, another suggestion to take it slow this lunation.

Meanwhile, Scorpio’s ruler Mars is still slogging its way through Pisces. Mars governs our drive and ambition, watery Pisces keeps it cool but scattered. As Mars closes in on diffuse Neptune, some may also be struck with out-of-the-blue exhaustion. The best way to avoid overdoing it may be to keep turning into how you feel and follow your intuition.

Mars is also just days past its meetup with optimistic Jupiter and iconoclastic Uranus. Jupiter’s exuberance infuses any planet it comes in contact with while Uranus sparks its innovative or rebellious tendencies. But with Uranus involved, it’s always hard to tell which way things will break; all we can do is expect the unexpected.

What about the Moon’s lunar zodiac sign? This Full Moon is in the 17th Lunar mansion Iklil al Jabhah. I nicknamed it the Monkey. Monkeys are tricksters; they can be seen stealing food and trinkets from markets around the world. When the Moon is in this mansion, it’s a warning to beware of thieves and other deceivers. Act with caution, or, as they say, trust but verify. Also consider that the greatest deceiver of all may be your self-deceptions. Be wary of the ways you lie to yourself. 

Make the Most of the 2024 Scorpio Full Moon

So, what’s the short version of all this? Well, we’ve got words like depth, patience, intuition, innovation and revelation. These are all very potent, but also very interior concepts. And so it’s a good Moon for doing some inner housekeeping. Make time for journaling, reflecting or other inner journeys.

If you do have to do work out in the world during Full Moon, give yourself extra time to accomplish your tasks. Everything will likely take longer than you think it should under this Scorpio Full Moon.

"The way we experience the world around us is a direct reflection of the world within us."

Gabrielle Bernstein