Basically, the term supermoon is fairly new, and refers to when the moon is perigee (its closest point to earth) and actually full. As a result, this moon will appear bigger than most full moons.

Additionally, a Scorpio moon indicates this is an intense day. Intense doesn’t have to be fraught with emotional angst. Think instead of a day where colors, smells and tastes are heightened and touch is more electric.

Obviously, if you’re with people you enjoy this is going to be a different experience than if you’re in a hostile environment. Position yourself strategically for a productive day. One of the challenges here is deciding what to do and with whom to do it, because you have a lot of offers but only can focus on a limited few well.

The Scorpio Full Moon occurs at 11:35 pm ET on 5/5, suggesting a magical evening. The Sabian** symbols are: “A symbolical battle between ‘Swords’ and ‘Torches'” for the Sun, and “A woman, fecundated by her own Spirit, is ‘Great With Child'” for the Moon. This is an extremely rich combination of pictures for a highly creative time.

represent Air/communications/mental activity in Tarot and Torches represent Fire/inspiration/passionate creativity. Since the Sun is in Taurus, it’s a ripe time for inspired thoughts and action, but “battle” is the noun of the phrase, so it conjures an opposition.

What will be at the cost of the other? A full moon is inherently about opposition, so this could be a particularly conflicted time. The best defense is to be proactive. Decide ahead of time your priorities and don’t second-guess your commitment.

The Moon’s Sabian symbol emphasizes the creative energy of the day and the need to go with your emotional vision. If what excites you in the moment does not feed your soul, then recognize it as a distraction not a gift. The goal is to find the balance that satisfies.

**The Sabian symbols have been enjoying a lot of attention in the astrology blogs lately, and I suspect Uranus’ pass in Pisces had a bit to do with it. We are still in the process of understanding the symbols, which were revealed the last time Uranus was in that sign.
In 1925, the spiritualist astrologer Marc Edmund Jones, took Elsie Wheeler, a clairvoyant confined to a wheelchair to a San Diego park with a project. He put a symbol for each of the 360° of the zodiacal wheel on 360 cards. She proceeded to come up with channeled visual phrases for each one of them. They were done in random order and they have a magic that is hard to decipher, yet feels totally right.