Scorpio Full Moon & Lunar Eclipse
May 15th 9:13pm PT / May 16th 12:13ET
By Dawn M. Harrison (WildWitchAstrology.com)
This month’s Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse in the intense waters of Scorpio is an invitation to let the deepest caverns of your heart crack wide open, and, in so doing, to let them heal.
Scorpio is the sign of everything that penetrates, probes, transforms and transmutes. Full Moons in this sign seek to unearth and dig up from the root anything that has taken up residence in your heart and has attempted to hinder its bloom.
Deep-seated trauma, unresolved conflicts, and wounds that have been buried for years all form the fertile ground for the healing power of this month’s Full Moon. And, since this Full Moon is also a Lunar Eclipse, its symbolism is amplified, offering us all an opportunity to perhaps make quantum leaps in areas of our lives where we have felt “stuck” and bound to patterns that we once thought immovable.
Lunar Eclipses are portals for immense change, but they are portals that we can only step through if we have a willingness to surrender.
That means that there is something that we are each being asked to leave behind, and perhaps grieve, in the service of being reborn. For each of us that “something” may be different. Whether it’s a particular mindset, a pattern of unforgiveness, or an attachment that has outlived its usefulness, know that this Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse says that you are ready for its release.
This is especially true since this Lunar Eclipse: merges with the South Node of the Moon in Scorpio; forms a tight square to boundary-setting Saturn in Aquarius; and is accompanied by two powerful conjunctions – one between Venus and Wounded Healer Chiron, and another between Mars and mystical Neptune.
Translation: Releasing and letting go is seldom easy, but what lies on the other side of surrender and grief is transformation, rebirth, and a reclamation of power and energy to live the life that truly speaks to your heart and to your values. Healing is here, and it does belong to you.
The next several weeks are prime to take the time that you need to excavate, to dig in, and to work with whatever is being revealed to you. Remember that Mercury has just begun its retrograde motion, so this Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse is uncovering things that you are meant to revisit, explore, and give your attention to.
And, lastly – Scorpio is a Water sign, the Moon is Full, and we are still in Eclipse season. So, intense feelings may run high, and they may run deep. Listen to them, and let them teach you…. Listen to them, and let them soften you… Listen to them, and let them point the way to the powerful rebirth that is waiting for you.
Be gentle with yourself. You are a wonder in the making.
Full Moon Journaling Prompts and Contemplations
Remember that Full Moons begin the waning phase of our lunar cycle, so they tend to illuminate both what we need to celebrate and what we may be invited to release. And, since this Full Moon is also a Lunar Eclipse, its effects may continue to unfold over the coming year.
To attune to what this Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse might mean for you, begin by asking yourself –
Where have you been grieving, and where are you longing to be reborn?
What are you being asked to surrender and release?
What feelings are rising up from within and asking to be heard?
Who This Full Moon May Impact the Most:
Every birth chart is unique, and there are a number of factors that influence the degree to which we experience the acute effects of any Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse. Know that something is being illuminated for us all, and that we are all being asked, in one way or another, to awaken to those things in our life that are calling for celebration, and those things in our life that are calling for release.
Those who may experience the effects of this Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse most strongly, include those with:
- Aquarius Sun, Moon, and Rising;
- Leo Sun, Moon, and Rising;
- Scorpio Sun, Moon and Rising; and
- Taurus Sun, Moon, and Rising
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Full Moon Horoscopes for Each Sign:
The horoscopes below, written for your Sun, Moon and Rising sign, are meant to serve as inspiration and “food for thought”. Let your intuition guide you, as you feel through the shifts of this New Moon.
If you do not know your Sun, Moon, and Rising sign, you can click here to generate your chart.
ARIES: Aries, this month’s Lunar Eclipse reveals to you all of the ways that being the master of your world has worked, and all of the ways that it has not. It’s time to dig down deep, allow yourself to feel, and let the intensity of your feelings show you where your true strength lies. Sometimes, it’s in letting other people in, in ways you had not expected. That means more faith, more trust, and more vulnerability. That also means more examining of the hurt spaces within you and more celebrating of the spaces that bring you joy. Your power is an unstoppable force. Let it flow freely by allowing yourself not only to give, but also to receive.
Potential areas of rebirth, celebration and release: Intimate partnerships, Shared resources, Sexual relationships, Deep psychological understanding, Major life transitions
TAURUS: Taurus, this month’s Lunar Eclipse brings you opportunities for resurrection, renewal, and release, both from within and from without. There is an awakening that has been stirring within you, and this awakening is opening up your eyes to see how certain attachments simply have no place in your life anymore. You get to choose where you invest your precious time, energy, and resource… and since you get to choose, you have the power to choose more life, more health, more wealth, more love, and more joy. Releasing the “old” way gives room for the new to come right on through.
Potential areas of rebirth, celebration, and release: Partnerships, Relationships, Contracts, Negotiations
GEMINI: Gemini, this month’s Lunar Eclipse reveals the connection between your everyday choices and the grander unfolding of your life. There is always magic in the mundane, and now, it may be easier to see that. What you think, what you eat, how you love, and how you play – every day – establishes the patterns that set the trajectories of your world. Releasing the everyday habits that you know hold you back makes space for you to work your garden in the ways that harvest more abundance. Start right here, and right now, with one step – no matter how big or small – in the direction of more health, more wholeness, and more joy.
Potential areas of rebirth, celebration, and release: Lifestyle choices, Health and Fitness, Habits, Mind-Body Connection
CANCER: Cancer, this month’s Lunar Eclipse shines a spotlight on what truly feeds your soul and brings you pleasure, and what irrefutably does not. It’s time to invest your energy in those people, places, and spaces that return the joy that you give. Letting go of what drains you leaves you with more – more time to play, more energy to love, and more power to connect with what serves you. Your life is your playground. Let your heart choose its elements with tenderness and protect its borders with a fierceness.
Potential areas of rebirth, celebration, and release: Recreation, Creativity, Pleasure, Self-Expression, Children of the Body, and Children of the Mind
LEO: Leo, this month’s Lunar Eclipse finds your heart opening in ways that may feel untried, but will ultimately prove themselves true. Allow yourself to see where holding on to certain elements of your past may have been holding you back, and how ushering in forgiveness and grace is just the right type of water to soften your ground. Fall back into faith, and feel how unclenching the tight spaces of your heart releases power and restores the jaw-dropping majesty in your Lion’s roar.
Potential areas of rebirth, celebration, and release: Family, Home, Origins, Bonded Relationships, Roots
VIRGO: Virgo, this month’s Lunar Eclipse finds you in a softer place, but also in a stronger place, as you begin to open your mind to new ways of communing with your world. There is a new and empowered you that is emerging from the ashes of outworn beliefs and outworn communication patterns. Let your mind be renewed, and let a new vocabulary emerge – one replete with the words that bring you comfort, and joy, and power. If your inner critic has been in the driver’s seat, you may find that now is prime time to let Love take the wheel.
Potential areas of rebirth, celebration, and release: Communications, Contacts, Learning, Siblings, Neighbors, Data Exchange, Ideas
LIBRA: Libra, this month’s Lunar Eclipse may find you with more than a few “Aha” moments. It’s as if the lights have flickered on, off, and on again in order to show you where it’s time to call back your power and call back your sense of confidence in your raw talent, resource, and natural giftings. What you being to the table has value. Allow yourself to release any thoughts, beliefs, and relationships that have attempted to tell you otherwise.
Potential areas of rebirth, celebration, and release: Finances, Personal Resources, Talent, Values, Security, Confidence, Self-Worth
SCORPIO: Scorpio, this month’s Lunar Eclipse invites your “Phoenix-rising” story to reach a climax as you come face to face with those things from deep down under that are crying out for change. Hold yourself tenderly as you allow your heart to soften and unwind, releasing past hurts that may have kept you from cultivating the intimate connection you seek with yourself and with others. Let the rains fall and sink deep, and then peel away at the walls around your heart that you no longer need. Change is a beautiful thing, especially when that change grants you the ability to draw closer and closer to those people, places, and spaces that you love.
Potential areas of rebirth, celebration, and release: Personal Identity, Self-Image, Self-Awareness, Independence
SAGITTARIUS: Sagittarius, this month’s Lunar Eclipse invites you to carve out sacred space, presenting you with opportunities to awaken to those areas of your life that have been cramping your style and hemming you in. Releasing distractions and tuning out the noise gives you the freedom that you need to get back to the basics of your core values. This is the time to say “yes” to what rekindles your soul and say “no” to what does not. Your Fire needs room to burn, every day. Replenish your soul, and let it.
Potential areas of rebirth, celebration, and release: Sacred Space, Spirituality, Spiritual practices, Need for privacy, Hidden influences, Dreams
CAPRICORN: Capricorn, this month’s Lunar Eclipse brings you opportunities to cut cords of frustration and to replace them with new ties that feed you and nourish you. Releasing those people, places, and spaces that are not in alignment with your true mission and purpose is one of the keys to freeing up your resources and redirecting them in order to bring you closer and closer to fulfilling your longer term objectives. The other key is staying open to the Mystery and allowing those longer term objectives to transform as you transform. Change is your friend, and it’s knocking. Open the door, and let it in.
Potential areas of rebirth, celebration, and release: Communities, Bonds with like-minded people, Friendships, Networks, Collective consciousness
AQUARIUS: Aquarius, this month’s Lunar Eclipse reveals what it means to truly marry your outward life with your inner values. You may find that change is calling to the areas of your life that have kept you from being true to who you are. And, as that change calls, life will impel you to answer. Your values are your root, and so they must be fed in order for your anchor to be strong. The fertile ground beneath your feet is your gold mine. Nurture it. Soften it. And, let it be watered by the well that never runs dry – the true, real, and authentic you.
Potential areas of rebirth, celebration, and release: Ambition, Life direction, Status, Public Identity, Life Mission, Authority, Responsibility
PISCES: Pisces, this month’s Lunar Eclipse takes you into the chrysalis in order to grow a few more of your butterfly wings. Your world is opening, and as your world opens, so must your heart and so must your higher mind. Releasing attachments to both limiting beliefs and unfounded imaginings means that your wings can spread farther, and you can fly higher. Keep your filters on, and sift through what is mere fantasy in order to find the golden nuggets of truth upon which to build your new reality. There are portions of your world that are yet unexplored, and now is the time to listen to that still, small voice within you that has been urging you to set sail.
Potential areas of rebirth, celebration, and release: World-view, Higher education, Broadening horizons, Ideologies, Belief systems, Long-distance travel