Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio, May 15-16, 2022

Eclipses do have a way of getting our attention and this Full Moon Lunar Eclipse at 25° 18’ Scorpio on 15 May 2022, 09:15 PM PDT features a fixed T-Square with Saturn in Aquarius squaring the Scorpio Moon and Taurus Sun. Full Moons are also associated with extreme tides, both high and low. And what is hidden at high tide will be revealed when the tide is at its lowest. We may have to face how deeply unhappy we are with what we perceive as limitations built into societal structures (Saturn in Aquarius).

This is one of those situations where there might not appear to be much happening on the surface at this time. Scorpio plays a long game and this particular Scorpio Full Moon is widely sextile Scorpio’s ruler, Pluto in Capricorn, which suggests deep changes are in the works. Another factor at play is Mars conjoining Neptune in Pisces with both trine the Scorpio Moon and sextile the Taurus Sun. This hints that going with the flow combined with common sense solutions can go a long ways towards easing the pain of having to give up cherished ideas, possessions, relationships, etc even though all of those things were holding us back from realizing our full potential.

The waxing sextile between retrograde Mercury in Gemini and Jupiter in Aries (exact on May 19) is about using Mercury in Gemini’s natural brilliance to find ways to review what’s happening in our lives from a positive point of view. Jupiter in Aries is very forward looking and optimistic. This duo can get carried away and dump waaaay more information than we can take in at one time. One approach is throwing out the extreme ideas first, then carefully consider what is left to determine what is most workable. Air and fire folk will likely think this is loads of fun. 😀

There is a quirky semi-sextile between Taurus’s ruler, Venus in Aries, and unpredictable Uranus in Taurus. There is no telling whether Uranus will amplify Venus in Aries’s independent streak or the Taurus energy will bring out Venus’s sensual side. Romance can show up in unexpected places and ways. Any time Venus aspects Uranus there is the potential for falling in and out of love very quickly. It might be best to enjoy the silliness of the moment and refrain from making promises we may not be able to keep.

Something that can make a difference in how this Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio impacts us and our lives is how comfortable we are with Saturn. Those who are intimately acquainted with Saturn because it plays a large role natally or who have dealt with major Saturn transits over the years usually have learned Saturn’s little ways. Those largely revolve around taking responsibility for ourselves and our actions, being dependable both in large and small ways plus simply showing up every day and being present. There is a thread of instant karma running through this lunation and those people who never admit to making mistakes and always blame someone or something else could take a big hit . . . maybe not immediately but Scorpio style retribution may be quietly set into motion now. It’s time to put on our big boy/girl pants and behave accordingly. It behooves us to be kind, tolerant and patient with ourselves and others. Peace and love to all.

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

 

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio, May 15-16, 2022

Eclipses do have a way of getting our attention and this Full Moon Lunar Eclipse at 25° 18’ Scorpio on 15 May 2022, 09:15 PM PDT features a fixed T-Square with Saturn in Aquarius squaring the Scorpio Moon and Taurus Sun. Full Moons are also associated with extreme tides, both high and low. And what is hidden at high tide will be revealed when the tide is at its lowest. We may have to face how deeply unhappy we are with what we perceive as limitations built into societal structures (Saturn in Aquarius).

This is one of those situations where there might not appear to be much happening on the surface at this time. Scorpio plays a long game and this particular Scorpio Full Moon is widely sextile Scorpio’s ruler, Pluto in Capricorn, which suggests deep changes are in the works. Another factor at play is Mars conjoining Neptune in Pisces with both trine the Scorpio Moon and sextile the Taurus Sun. This hints that going with the flow combined with common sense solutions can go a long ways towards easing the pain of having to give up cherished ideas, possessions, relationships, etc even though all of those things were holding us back from realizing our full potential.

The waxing sextile between retrograde Mercury in Gemini and Jupiter in Aries (exact on May 19) is about using Mercury in Gemini’s natural brilliance to find ways to review what’s happening in our lives from a positive point of view. Jupiter in Aries is very forward looking and optimistic. This duo can get carried away and dump waaaay more information than we can take in at one time. One approach is throwing out the extreme ideas first, then carefully consider what is left to determine what is most workable. Air and fire folk will likely think this is loads of fun. 😀

There is a quirky semi-sextile between Taurus’s ruler, Venus in Aries, and unpredictable Uranus in Taurus. There is no telling whether Uranus will amplify Venus in Aries’s independent streak or the Taurus energy will bring out Venus’s sensual side. Romance can show up in unexpected places and ways. Any time Venus aspects Uranus there is the potential for falling in and out of love very quickly. It might be best to enjoy the silliness of the moment and refrain from making promises we may not be able to keep.

Something that can make a difference in how this Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio impacts us and our lives is how comfortable we are with Saturn. Those who are intimately acquainted with Saturn because it plays a large role natally or who have dealt with major Saturn transits over the years usually have learned Saturn’s little ways. Those largely revolve around taking responsibility for ourselves and our actions, being dependable both in large and small ways plus simply showing up every day and being present. There is a thread of instant karma running through this lunation and those people who never admit to making mistakes and always blame someone or something else could take a big hit . . . maybe not immediately but Scorpio style retribution may be quietly set into motion now. It’s time to put on our big boy/girl pants and behave accordingly. It behooves us to be kind, tolerant and patient with ourselves and others. Peace and love to all.

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

Metamorphosis: The Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio 2022

May 13th ~ 20th

“Death of a Butterfly” by Evelyn de Morgan

True transformation occurs only when we can look at ourselves squarely and face our attachments and inner demons, free from the buzz of commercial distraction and false social realities.  We have to retreat into our own cocoons and come face-to-face with who we are.  We have to turn toward our own inner darkness.  For only by abandoning its attachments and facing the darkness does the caterpillar’s body begin to spread out and find its light, and beautiful wings begin to form. ~ Julia Butterfly Hill

On May 15th or 16th (depending on where you are in the world) we have a Total Lunar Eclipse at 25º Scorpio 17’. Because of the refraction of the light as it passes through our atmosphere, it will tinge the Moon a deep reddish hue, hence the reason it is called a Blood Moon. The entire eclipse will be visible within the eastern parts of North America, all of South America and the Antarctic, but many parts of the world will be able to see at least some parts of the eclipse (West Africa, the rest of the Americas, Europe and Eastern Pacific), provided the Moon is above the horizon. For the visibility of the eclipse in your area, check the Time and Date website.

The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse is less than 3º from the South Node making it an almost perfect (Total) Eclipse. All the more intense. All the stronger. And because of all the planetary transits to this Eclipse degree all the more extensive. Almost everyone will feel this Eclipse to some degree.

Lunar Eclipses, much like ordinary Full Moons, are times of culmination, release, and revelation. Eclipses have the added quality of unpredictability. Kind of like a higher power sweeping in and rearranging the pieces on the playing board. These are turning points that can change paradigms, and bring long-term consequences to a head. The Lunar Eclipses at the South Nodes often point to those things in society (and in our own lives) that are no longer sustainable, holding us back, or keeping us from evolving. Things that we don’t usually want to talk about, admit to, or want to deal with, and are needing to be released and/or transformed.

South Node in Scorpio has domain over things like death, pain, atrocities, addiction, obsession and the abuse of power and wealth. Those things motivated by Greed, Envy and Wrath will wreak their undoing upon the Earth. And things like War, Weapons, rampant Corruption, Starvation, Rape, and Sexism; all the really dark stuff get tossed into the South Node in Scorpio pot. When we see what has occurred in the Ukraine, and with the undermining of women’s choices in the United States, and the inequality of wealth and power, along with their god-children Plutocracy and Autocracy, we are seeing the stirring up of the South Node in Scorpio.

The South Node conjunct the Moon is in Scorpio, and the North Node conjunct the Sun, is in Taurus. Taurus and Scorpio are financial signs that have ramifications on the global economy. We have been seeing this with the recent sanctions on Russia, the consequences of which have rippled across the globe. Although treacherous for the economy, indirectly this has also been a catalyst towards divesting ourselves from fossil fuels. Better for the economy and better for the Earth.

Humanity’s use of fossil fuels is severely damaging to the environment, causing pollution wherever they are produced, and wherever they are used, causing lasting harm to the climate of our planet. Could the recent sanctions and embargoes be just the catalyst we need to take our stewardship of our planet more seriously? Under the influence of the Taurus North Node we are being asked to pay attention. The habitability of our planet desperately depends on this. Meanwhile our Taurean Mother Earth sings to herself, while patiently waiting.

Whereas the Solar Eclipse of April 30th was very much about the freedom to be able to go in a new direction, the Lunar Eclipse is about acknowledging the things that are standing in the way and preventing us from doing so. What can no longer be ignored? What is no longer sustainable? What do we need to let go of? And where do we need to set better limits? When you see the South Node conjunct the Lunar Eclipse combined with a Saturn square, we need to become undone and let go of the previous shore, before we can reach the other side.

When Saturn is square the Nodes, as they now are, we find ourselves standing between one phase of our lives and the next, between what used to be in the past, and the dawning of our future potential. Mars and Neptune are trine the Lunar Eclipse, and can help us over the threshold. These two immersed in the diluvian depths of Pisces, are washing our feet in the River Lethe, the river of forgetfulness. This can render us oblivious, which is not always helpful. Especially if we wish to learn from the past. But they can also transport us to a much higher, much more altruistic perspective, beyond our own selfish egoic needs and attachments. In order to make a more effective beginning, and to fulfill our purpose we are needing to release those things that are no longer sustainable and supportive, and might actually be preventing us from growing and evolving.

In our own lives we could find ourselves compelled to face things that we would much rather not have to. These could be our own fears, or some sort of unavoidable reality that is looming over us. It takes great courage to do so. But it also affords us the opportunity to take greater control over our own life and choices. So as we stand here in this liminal time of uncertainty and transition, we could find ourselves longing for a past that is already fading. And yet even so, there is this undercurrent of anticipation for a future that holds ever greater promise and possibility.

Total Lunar Eclipse In Scorpio

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Lunar Eclipse [25 Scorpio 18]

May 16, 2022 (05:14 GMT+1)

This month’s Full Moon is special for different reasons. Firstly, it’s a Super Moon which means it’s one of the closest Full Moons to earth and spectacular to behold. Secondly, it’s a Total Lunar Eclipse, when the light of the Moon is ‘eclipsed’ in its relationship with the Sun & Earth. Thirdly, the Moon is in Scorpio, one of the hidden star signs emphasising the hidden nature of the eclipse.

Eclipse Watching

This Lunar Eclipse will be visible to behold in the Americas, Europe and Africa. Check out timeanddate.com if you want to view the eclipse online or find out what time you can see the eclipse where you live.

In the UK, you’ll need to be awake at 4:30am to see the blood red eclipse. It will be very close to the horizon so ideally find a high point with a clear view towards the south-west. The Moon sets just after 5am and it will be at its maximum glory in that short period of time.

Lunar Eclipse Advice

During a Lunar Eclipse, the Sun & Moon are at opposite sides of the zodiac and the karmic nodes or points of destiny are pulled into the major planetary pattern.

The Lunar Nodes are an integral part of the eclipse cycle. In fact, it’s not a true eclipse if the nodes aren’t close to the eclipse degree. During this week’s Lunar Eclipse, the south node is at 22 Scorpio and close to the Moon at 25 Scorpio. The south node is where things can be released as an emptying out takes place.

Eclipses are not by their own nature good or bad. Yes, they can sweep in to move things forwards in life, sometimes at a fast rate and they tend to bring what’s hidden to light. It can be hard to plan for eclipses other than recognise that they often coincide with life’s highs and lows. Eclipses throw a shadow and a new landscape is revealed when the light returns.

Eclipses symbolise a time when the pendulum of fate swings dramatically and that can be both exhilarating and scary. Sometimes change happens close to the eclipse date or seeds are sown and events build towards a major turning point.

The influence of a particular eclipse can last until the next set of eclipses which occur this time around in October/November 2022. An eclipse has the most impact when it falls within of a planet or angle in your birth chart. Sometimes, you can even allow a orb.

Often, an event close to the eclipse date sets the wheels of change in motion and the eclipse energy plays out over the next few weeks or months. This is because eclipses take place in cycles that last for 18-24 months. What can happen is you get a run of eclipses triggering key points in your birth chart and your life shifts significantly within that period.

When you look back on the past, you invariably see that major turning points in your life, moments of destiny, coincide with important eclipse cycles. The current eclipse cycle began in November 2021 and completes in October 2023.

Traditionally, you’re wise to wait a few days after an eclipse before taking action and it’s not thought to be a good date to undertake a major project. Also, talk planet Mercury is already retrograde during this Lunar Eclipse.

Therefore, it may be wise to wait until June 3rd when Mercury turns direct before initiating events or taking action. Mercury turns direct at 26 Taurus, the same degree where the Sun is during this week’s Lunar Eclipse. The two dates are likely to be linked.

Also, note that the last Lunar Eclipse on November 19, 2021 fell at 27 Taurus, a similar point in the zodiac to this week’s eclipse at 25 Scorpio. Once again, these dates may be linked.

Eclipses are often feared because they bring what’s hidden to light, they represent the unknown. They can coincide with external events in your life, where you have to let go of control. Once you know this, you can be more in flow. Lunar Eclipses are often about endings, areas of life where you’re required to release and let go.

Taurus/Scorpio Axis

Taurus and Scorpio are the two star signs linked to money and power. Leading up to this week’s Lunar Eclipse, there was a major crypto-currency crash. Did you notice that one of the bitcoins that was almost wiped out was called ‘Luna’. Here we are with a Lunar Eclipse cutting across the money star signs of the zodiac. Eclipses are notoriously extreme.

Plus, Mercury is the planet linked to the markets. Its name can be found in merchandise and Mercury retrograde is often a time when the stock markets fall. A combination of Mercury retrograde and a Lunar Eclipse indicates a rocky period.

In addition, the planet linked to the unexpected Uranus is halfway through its 7 year transit of Taurus. Uranus isn’t active in this week’s eclipse but it has been active since the Solar Eclipse on April 30th.

Scorpio is the star sign linked to sexuality and taboo issues and there are plenty of examples worldwide that are sadly resonant of Scorpio’s themes of power and control – a woman’s right to abortion that’s currently being threatened and the head-to-toe burqa becoming mandatory in Afghanistan. Body autonomy & the abuse of power is a huge theme of the Taurus/Scorpio axis.

Scorpio is the star sign linked to regeneration and waste products, including pooh. It’s the compost of life, liquid gold, as the leaves mulch down to bring sustenance back into the earth, ready for next year’s bounty. The cycles of nature and astrology remind us of the inevitable cycle of life, death and rebirth.

Other Aspects

The signs are likely that this may be a tough Lunar Eclipse as both the Sun and Moon are square to Saturn at 24 Aquarius. This confirms the theme of endings and suggests a tough decision may have to be made. You might be caught in the midst of conflict or in a seemingly impossible situation. The reality could be that you can do one thing but not the other. There may be people you love at odds with one another.

There is a wider trine aspect to Pluto at 28 Capricorn and a positive Pluto theme can be about transformation or regeneration. Yet, the theme of power remains strong.

Our Queen is one person who’s in the eye of this eclipse as she has Saturn at 24 Scorpio conjunct her Midheaven at 25 Scorpio, the point at the peak of the horoscope. A definite theme of endings or a reality check in her life.

Also, the ruler of the Scorpio eclipse is Mars traditionally. And Mars is about to make a conjunction with Neptune at 24 Pisces on May 18th. Therefore, the Jupiter-Neptune themes of the last few months remain strong and are whipped up once again. The Mars-Neptune conjunction is also trine the Scorpio Moon.

Where are you being asked to surrender to life? Where are you feeling overwhelmed or emotional? Full Moons are often a time of heightened emotion and this Lunar Eclipse period goes deep.

Therefore, take good care of yourself and do what you can to keep your energy levels high. If you’re a Taurus or a Scorpio, you may be finding this eclipse season particularly intense. Yet, Scorpio is the star sign of the survivor, the phoenix who rises from the ashes, the knowledge that there’s always an opportunity to start over.

Go deep, turn within and let go of whatever’s no longer needed in your life. Go on a detox, declutter your cupboards, avoid toxic people, let go of resentment and do what you can to cleanse and refresh your body, mind and soul.

Key Areas To Note

Here’s a guide to the areas of your life where you may experience a theme of endings. Or, you’re being called forth on a path of personal transformation. Read both your Sun sign & Ascendant sign:

  • Taurus & Scorpio: 1st/7th houses – RELATIONSHIPS/IDENTITY – your image & appearance, personal goals, your identity; love & relationships, significant others, agreements & conflicts, contracts & joint ventures
  • Gemini & Sagittarius: 12th/6th houses – WORK/LIFESTYLE – retreat, quiet, solitude, a spiritual path; your health & work, what you sacrifice for others, being of service
  • Cancer & Capricorn: 11th/5th houses – SOCIAL GROUPS/SELF-EXPRESSION – your friends, groups, politics & social issues; your children, creativity, love affairs, what you ‘give birth to’.
  • Leo & Aquarius: 10th/4th houses – FOUNDATIONS/FUTURE PATH – your career & vocation, your status & reputation, where you’re heading in life; your home & family, your past & roots, where you come from.
  • Virgo & Pisces: 3rd/9th houses – LEARNING/BELIEFS – your education, neighbours & siblings, how you communicate; the bigger picture, travel, philosophy, religion, where you find meaning in life.
  • Libra & Aries: 2nd/8th houses – MONEY/SELF-WORTH – money, possessions, where your values lie; your joint finances, sexuality, all things hidden, the unconscious, the metaphysical realm.

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