• Full Moon in ScorpioLUNAR ECLIPSE IN SCORPIO

    difficultly in expressing your feelings….

    There will be a penumbra Lunar Eclipse/Full Moon at 14.58 Scorpio (antiscion 15°02’ Aquarius) on the 5th of May.

    The eclipse will be visible in any location where the Moon is above the horizon at the time, including Antarctica, Asia, Russia, Africa and Oceania.

    With only one planet (Jupiter) in the Fire signs and two in the Cardinal signs (Jupiter and Mars) it may be difficult to find the energy.

    The Lunar Eclipse takes place only 2’ of arc from an opposition to the Uranus direct station at 14°56’ Taurus last January, the Sun, of course, is conjoining this point.

    Life might seem like a roller coaster with both head (Sun) and heart (Moon) basically very unstable and at odds with each other as at every Full Moon.

    Dispositors of this Full Moon are Mars (traditional) and Pluto (modern).

    Pluto has just stationed to retrograde and is not making any major aspects to other planets, Mars, on the other hand, is very engaged in this lunation.

    Moon and Mars are in Mutual Reception (each in one another’s signs) and the Moon is applying a trine aspect to Mars further adding to the possibility of emotional volatility blowing out of proportion and seemingly coming from nowhere thanks to the square aspect that Mars is applying to Jupiter in a Mars ruled sign. There is also an applying trine of Mars to Neptune which could hopefully take some wind out of the sails and scatter the energy rather than concentrate it.

    Moon is also separating from an opposition to retrograde Mercury making it a struggle to articulate our feelings and missing the mark when we actually are able to do so especially with Mars also in Mutual Reception with Venus.

    Full Moons are also known to be times when things climax, when we decide that enough is enough for certain aspects of our life because we avert an intensified conflict between two major areas of our life and we need to find a way to honour both.

    They shine a light on the area that is “hidden” and in this case, in traditional astrology, all matters concerning the 8th house and the sign of Scorpio. The axis involved is the 8th-2nd and involves questions such as: the saboteur vs the constructor, temptation vs security, emotional crisis vs calm etc. Taurus is the first Earth sign and he wants to build, Scorpio is the second Water sign and wants to destroy in the attempt to understand and regenerate.

    The effect is certainly more evident when the Full Moon closely aspects any personal planets or angles in your chart (12-17° of the fixed signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius), it also depends on the houses involved in your individual chart.

    Although of different Saros* series, eclipses occur at similar degrees of the same sign in 19-year cycles as they move in a retrograde motion through the zodiac. Thus, they have effect on the same house polarity in your natal chart (or on any personal planets or angles in the Fixed signs).

    The last Lunar Eclipse at 15°Scorpio was on 4th May 2004 but of a different Saros series.

    What was happening in your life then?

    Bernadette Brady, an Australian astrologer, in her book “The Eagle and the Lark”, dedicates a whole chapter to the Saros* Series. She explains that the Saros Series of the present Lunar Eclipse is known as “7 North” (the same as the precedent Solar Eclipse on 20th April and, due to the nature and aspects of the planets involved (if the eclipse aspects directly any of your natal planets), is a very sensual family of eclipses, ranging from sudden sexual passion to procreative drives. Not a subtle eclipse by any means.

    Whilst solar eclipses manifest as external events in our lives, lunar eclipses indicate more intimate, emotional changes which could of course still manifest as external events if the brooding that accompanies our innermost vicissitudes causes changes to our behaviour at an individual level. Such events are in fact brought about by our own thoughts and feelings.

    Eclipses can be considered as a “spotlight” on the matters of the house axis where they occur in your chart (particularly so if personal planets or angles are involved in the eclipse degrees). It shines its light and brings to our attention those areas of our lives that need to be addressed for some reason. Dealing with these matters, once identified, could lead to a life-changing event in some cases. However, since events under eclipses are often unexpected and sudden it’s not always possible to prepare in advance but having a notion of the matters of the houses interested in the event could give us inkling as to where the disruption might come from.

    Author Raven Kaldera in his book “Moon Phase Astrology” calls this Full Moon the “Priestess’s Moon” he continues in his explanation “the Priestess has been down to the darkness and up again into the light.  She has dragged herself down the path of deep introspection and learned that the best way out is with the aid of Deeper Powers” On this Full Moon he recommends spirituality and meditation and failing that to surround yourself with Nature and contemplate the beauty of it all.

    I suggest that we use the light of this Full Moon to illuminate where we can create more comfort and ease in our lives relinquishing those things (or persons) that no longer make us smile. Let’s search for our own personal pot of gold by digging deep inside ourselves to find what we really need in life to feel good.

    The Sabian symbol for the Moon at 15° Scorpio: “Children playing around five mounds of sand.” Indicating early steps in the development of a mind seeking to be attuned to the higher level of human evolution.

    For the antiscion at 16° Aquarius: “A big businessman at his desk.” Indicating the ability to organise the many aspects of an enterprise involving a large group of human beings.

    For the Sun at 15° Taurus: “Head covered with a rakish silk hat, muffled against the cold, a man braves a storm.” Indicating the courage needed to meet the crisis precipitated by social ambition.

    “I thought about how there are two types of secrets: the kind you want to keep in, and the kind you don’t dare to let out.” Ally Carter


    https://in-the-sky.org/news.php?id=20230505_09_100 accessed 25/04/2023

    Brady B (1999) “Predictive Astrology, The Eagle and The Lark”, chapter 5 Eclipses and Saros Cycle, pp 207-236 and pp 307-352, Red Wheel/Weiser LLC, San Francisco CA USA

    Kaldera R. (2011) “Moon Phase Astrology” pp. 213-215, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont. USA

    Rudhyar D. (1974) “An Astrological Mandala: the cycles of transformations and its 360 symbolic phases”. pp 50, 200, 258, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA

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