On May 16th, 2022 we have a Full Moon and a Total Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio

This is that time of the year when the Sun in Taurus aligns with the Moon in Scorpio, and we have a Full Moon in Scorpio.

Since this year we also have the Lunar Nodes on the Taurus/Scorpio axis, this is not our regular Full Moon in Scorpio. It is a Lunar Eclipse – or a Full Moon in Scorpio on steroids

Yesterday I listened to a U2 song which reminded me that Bono, the lead singer, has his Sun in Taurus and Moon in Scorpio.

U2 was formed in 1976 and the 4 band members have been together for almost 50 years now. Same with Bono’s marriage. He also got together with his wife in 1976 and they have been together ever since. 

Taurus and Scorpio are the most “fixed” signs of the zodiac.

There is something about Taurus and Scorpio – their loyalty, their determination, their commitment – that makes all the other signs look a bit flaky. They hold on with fierce determination to what matters to them.

Unlike cardinal signs which initiate things, and unlike mutable signs which finish things up, Taurus and Scopio’s role is to preserve the status quo and make things work, at all costs.

Without Taurus and Scorpio, nothing of value would ever be built, or preserved.

The Full Moon in Scorpio will remind us of this basic truth, and it will make us appreciate those parts of us that are fierce, loyal, and committed

But the Eclipse comes with a subtle twist. “Subtle” because Neptune is involved.

We can fulfill our Scorpio agenda – and still be loyal, determined and committed – without holding onto the same approach, without walking on the same path we always have.  

Full Moon and Total Lunar Eclipse In Scorpio – When Fate Is Calling

All eclipses have a fated feel – and this Lunar Eclipse is even more so. Why? 

✨ This is a Total Eclipse, and Total Eclipses are the most intense and life-changing type of eclipses. When we have a Total Lunar Eclipse, the Moon is very close to one of the Nodes.

If a Partial Eclipse can go unnoticed in the sky, a Total Eclipse never goes unnoticed – at least in the coverage area.

When we have a Total Solar Eclipse, the Sun disappears during daytime, and everything goes dark. When we have a Total Lunar Eclipse, the Moon turns blood red, and it’s impossible to ignore.

Total Eclipses are so unique, so extraordinary, that they require our full attention. Total Eclipses are wake-up calls. “Pay attention, or else”. 

✨ This is a South Node Eclipse – unlike North Node eclipses which come with opportunities and new developments – South Node eclipses are concerned with consequences of past actions.

Some South Node Eclipses can come with losses, others with achievements. When we have a South Node Eclipse, it’s payout time. A chapter of our life reaches a peak – it’s either time to close it, or to transform it. 

✨ The Total Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio makes aspects with all slow-moving planets: it squares Saturn, trines Neptune and Jupiter, sextiles Pluto, and opposes Uranus.

Outer planets carry a collective energy, and when an Eclipse makes aspects with outer planets, the best approach is surrendering to the greater forces that are out of our control. 

✨ Lastly, Eclipses of all types are times of alignment – their goal is to remind us of our life’s purpose. If we’re on our path, an Eclipse will come with new opportunities (North Node eclipses) or tangible payouts (South Node eclipses).

If we’re not on our path, an Eclipse will ‘create’ a series of events or mindset shifts that will help us get back on track.  

One thing for sure, when we have an Eclipse, especially a Total Eclipse, fate is calling. Whatever happens at this eclipse, it is meant to be. 

Full Moon and Total Lunar Eclipse In Scorpio – The Aspects

The Full Moon and Total Lunar Eclipse is at 25° Scorpio. The Eclipse features a tight square to Saturn at 24° Aquarius. The Eclipse is also trine Mars and Neptune, both at 23° Pisces. 

Saturn squares usually come with challenges and restrictions.  

However, since Mars, the ruler of the Full Moon, is conjunct Neptune, the Great Dissolver, we may pay less notice to Saturn and take a deep dive into Neptune’s shifting waters instead. 

With Mars conjunct Neptune, the Universe speaks: “Don’t force your way through. Listen to subtle messages. Find a higher purpose for your actions.

Full Moon and Total Lunar Eclipse In Scorpio – How It Will Influence You

At the Eclipse we truly have a chance to find Neptune’s redemption despite, or perhaps thanks to the Saturnian obstacles along the way.

Neptune will bring some movement to Scorpio’s tough, still waters, inviting us to be a little bit more open, a little bit more flexible. 

These are some questions that the eclipse will raise:

  • Where am I stuck in Scorpionic manic determination?
  • Where do you I apply a “black and white”, “all or nothing”, “my way or the highway”, “win at all cost” approach?
  • Are there any ways I can loosen up? Take a different approach? Listen to subtle guidance? Do things differently?

The Eclipse will especially influence you if you have personal planets or angles between 23°-27° in fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius).

Even if you don’t have any planets within these degrees, the Eclipse will fall in a certain area of your chart (the house where you have 25° Scorpio), highlighting themes connected with that area of your life. 

The Lunar Eclipse will be visible in South and West Europe, South and West Asia, Africa, South America, and most of North America.

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