Image: ‘The Commute’ – Iraj Nouri (used with permission)


Wild Truth


Sarah Varcas


All dates and times are UT

If you would prefer to listen to me reading this post, an audio version is available at the bottom of the page.

This supermoon is full in Scorpio at 3:33 a.m. on 27th April 2021. It sits opposite the rest of the planets, in a position known as a ‘tension ruler’. This is a strongly influential moon whose energies must be integrated into our every cell. We can no longer politely look away from whatever irks or alarms us, ignoring the elephant in the room. It is time to see it all, to acknowledge it all. To accept with an emboldened heart the truths of this age. But, for the avoidance of doubt, we are way beyond palatable truths that warm the cockles of the heart! At this moon we find ourselves in the realm of catastrophic truth which blows all but the Real to pieces. Everything within and without is tested in its ability to withstand this upswell of awareness.

No quick fixes

Feelings may run high at this time, tempers flare and anxieties bubble to the surface, no longer content with being ignored. The Taurean sun’s determination to see the world in black and white is challenged by this penetrating Scorpio moon which relishes the complexities of life. Add into the mix a Sun / Uranus conjunction and we have a supermoon with the power to trigger intense emotion that disrupts the status quo when we least expect it.

The truths of Scorpio are not those of a quick fix or a magical solution. They place us in a timeline of becoming where each moment is entwined with what has gone before, stretching back to the moment of our birth and beyond. We are a melting pot of cosmic energy, karmic forces, genetic heritage and ancestral influences. Even the very blood pulsing through our veins is on loan from life itself, as we untangle the web of energy that is our inheritance, weaving from it all a thing of beauty as we go.

Eclipse season on the horizon

An eclipse season beginning on 13th May 2021 will provide fresh opportunities to accelerate a change of direction. Life on the brink of an eclipse season challenges every body, psyche and spirit not yet in synch with the incoming energy to catch up quick! As such, this supermoon will illuminate those places within and without where recalibration is needed to prepare for our next wave of change and growth. Commitments made to honour deep truth whatever it takes, will be cemented with profound staying power now. We need to ground the energy of this moon, embody it, breathe it in and become it, allowing it to occupy our every cell.

The approaching eclipses are in Gemini and Sagittarius, illuminating the realms of communication, relationship, ideas, beliefs and perception. We may well emerge from this season with a very different perspective to when it began!  To help us ride the waves of these upcoming changes, this supermoon provides an opportunity to cleanse our emotional body and bring ourselves back into balance. We may not feel very balanced while we’re doing it though! Sometimes we must know the extremes to find the still point in their midst, and this moon may well reveal some significant trigger points along the way. But stay strong, for we are all held by this moon, as much as we are challenged by it.

We cannot hide from truth

Be warned, however! A Scorpio Moon will suffer no fools! No spiritual platitude or glib philosophical strapline can survive its penetrating gaze. There are fewer and fewer places to hide from truth these days. Increasing layers of denial, defensiveness and delusion are being stripped away, leaving the raw truth exposed in all its sometimes shocking, sometimes inspiring, glory. We must do more than simply believe or identify with a particular outlook or understanding. We must live it every moment of every day. Express our devotion to it, test it out on the cliff face of life which throws obstacles and hurdles in our path.

It’s easy to be ‘spiritual’ when the going’s good. Anyone can do that! But staying strong in wisdom when all around is falling apart, when profound loss knocks upon our door or deep disappointment becomes our companion: that’s when our true colours shine through, bold and resplendent or waning and pale. The first blossoms of awakening may tell us all is sorted and we’ll be peaceful evermore, but it’s only when life gets involved that we discover the infinite heights and profound depths of the soul.

Eris and Ceres to the rescue!

Eris is conjunct asteroid Ceres at the time of this moon – the goddess of discord hand in hand with the goddess of the harvest. This striking motif speaks of the rewards of standing firm and being prepared to rock the boat when necessary; that social conditioning to be nice and polite and go along with the crowd may be the very shackles that bind us to a life half lived. Just as the on-going Saturn / Uranus square affirms, a world that cannot make space for differences of opinion and controversial truths has already fallen. And with Mercury turning retrograde in Gemini next month, it’s time to reflect on how far we silence ourselves or other people to avoid the fallout of provocative discord and debate.

There are exciting times ahead. And challenging ones. In the coming months we’ll discover how fully our beliefs align with emerging truths and how deeply we can honour them, however iconoclastic they prove to be. The world is boiling in a pressure cooker of global change, amidst a battle for the future of humanity. This is a time of immense potential for awakening to truth and embodying its quickening power. But these truths are as inconvenient as they come – naked truth, primal truth, brazen, audacious and wild.

Embrace them all boldly, then embrace them some more. They will set your spirit free.

Sarah Varcas

Here is the audio version of this post as mentioned above:


If you’d like to learn more about astrology and deepen your understanding of your own birth chart check out my self-study astrology coursecurrently available for £25

Saturn in Aquarius squaring Uranus in Taurus: February 2021 – December 2021

by Sarah 2 April 2021

      A Fight for Life and a Love Story By Sarah Varcas   If you would prefer to listen to me reading this post, an audio version is available at the bottom of the page. Saturn squares Uranus three times this year (February, June and December). This square is therefore a defining factor […]

Read the full article →

13th March 2021 (10:22 a.m. UT) – New Moon in Pisces Conjunct Venus and Neptune

by Sarah 11 March 2021

      Loving Ourselves Back to Life By Sarah Varcas   For information about the ongoing Saturn Uranus square which began in February 2021 click here If you would prefer to listen to me reading this post, an audio version is available at the bottom of the page. This new moon in Pisces is […]

Read the full article →

30th January – 21st February 2021: Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius

by Sarah 26 January 2021

       We Are What Lies Beneath By Sarah Varcas   With Black Moon Lilith conjunct Eris at the time of its retrograde station (3:46 pm UT on 30th January), this Mercury pulls no punches and takes no prisoners. Nor would we want to be held captive, for its promise is freedom from the […]

Read the full article →

The Astrology of 2021 – An Overview

by Sarah 7 January 2021

      From Possibility to Probability By Sarah Varcas   All dates are UT We enter 2021 at a critical point in human history after events of last year revealed what has lurked too long in the shadows, manipulating agendas to its own ends. The Saturn / Pluto conjunction of January 2020 cast light […]

Read the full article →

A Quick Solstice Message

by Sarah 20 December 2020

    Fear has been increasingly weaponised over the past few days. Talk of a new more virulent strain of the ‘virus’ has been used to justify greater restriction on our freedoms and liberty here in the UK. No doubt other places will be following suit if they haven’t already. The Great Conjunction occurs on […]

Read the full article →

21st December 2020: Saturn conjunct Jupiter in the 1st degree of Aquarius

by Sarah 16 December 2020

      Arise! By Sarah Varcas   ‘At the very bottom of the hardest, most rigid, narrowest and most asphyxiating consciousness, I struck upon an Almighty Spring that cast me up forthwith into a formless, limitless Vast, vibrating with the seeds of a New World’. The Mother  Jupiter and Saturn form their Great Conjunction […]

Read the full article →

14th December 2020: Total Solar Eclipse in 24th degree of Sagittarius

by Sarah 9 December 2020

      Don’t Go Back To Sleep! By Sarah Varcas   All dates are UT This solar eclipse, the second of two eclipses this season (you can read about the first one here), is soft as Autumn mists and tough as Winter storms. In the same time and space it delivers the harshest truths […]

Read the full article →

30th November 2020: Lunar Eclipse in 9th degree of Gemini

by Sarah 25 November 2020

      Standing on the Brink of Hope By Sarah Varcas   All dates are UT This lunar eclipse and its partner solar eclipse on 14th December close the door on the intense Capricorn focus of this year. Just after the second of these eclipses, Saturn leaves Capricorn on 17th December, with Jupiter following […]

Read the full article →

15th November 2020: New Moon in Scorpio

by Sarah 10 November 2020

      Love Your Beautiful Chaos By Sarah Varcas   The moon is new in Scorpio at 5:08 a.m. UT in the 24th degree of Scorpio A new moon in Scorpio lures us into the depths of our being. This is a time to reflect on our deepest desires, our most compelling emotions, greatest […]

Read the full article →