Final Scorpio Lunar Eclipse – Opposite Uranus
Today, May 5th, 2023 @10:34 am PDT, we had a penumbral lunar eclipse for those on the night side of Earth.
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A penumbral eclipse happens when the Moon moves into the Penumbra (partial shadow of the Earth). They aren’t as dramatic as the Blood Moons of Total Lunar Eclipses when the moon moves into the Umbra (complete shadow of the Earth).
This eclipse is at 14°58’ of Scorpio, which is on the very sensitive degree of the World Axis Point.
World Axis points are of the 16th Harmonic: 0° or 22°30’ of the Cardinal signs, 15° of the fixed signs, and 7°30’ of the mutable signs. When we have transits on one of these sensitive degrees, especially a significant transit such as an eclipse, we can expect events that will make the news!
This is the last Lunar Eclipse on the South Node in Scorpio!
Scorpio’s intensity invites us to plumb our depths and excavate anything and EVERYTHING that needs to be brought to the surface. This is the realm of deep shadow work and not for the faint of heart. Let’s face it, if we are here on Earth at this time in our history, we have our “Big person pants on!”
Because this is a South Node Lunar eclipse, we’re asked to release any subconscious shadowy bits that are no longer serving us.
Although it’s not all dark and gloomy! Bernadette Brady, who wrote the Bible on eclipses, states this about this Saros 141 eclipse:
“Thinking about love, erotic thoughts. Good ideas, optimism, the urge to enlarge one’s world. Obsessive with a plan, worry about one’s personal power.”
These are notes that she shared with the Astrology Hub community back in 2018. These are not in her book, Predictive Astrology: The Eagle and the Lark. Think about these themes to see if anything here resonates in your life.
This is the 24th of 72 eclipses in Saros 141.
The first one happened as a partial eclipse on the South Pole in 1608, and the last will be a partial eclipse on the North Pole in 2888. So, this is a fairly young eclipse of this cycle, which indicates that new evolutionary cycles are being born!
This eclipse is ruled by a cranky Mars in Cancer.
Mars is not in his natural state in Cancer. The god of war is naturally happy in signs where he can be his assertive/aggressive self. He is happiest in the signs that he rules, Aries and Scorpio, or in Capricorn where he is an honored guest of Saturn and he’s in exaltation.
When he is in the signs that are opposite his domicile signs (the signs of his detriment are Libra & Taurus, which are Venus’ signs), he is “simply out of his element,” not knowing how to best assert himself.
He is in fall in Cancer, which is opposite Capricorn, the sign of his exaltation. In Cancer, he uses his “Marsy” (yes, I like to make up words!) energy to defend his homeland, which evokes an image of a knight who is just doing his job to protect, but this energy inside the home comes across as loud and unwelcome aggressiveness!
Think of the father who suddenly raises his voice for no reason, almost like a lion that wants to roar and assert that he is still in charge. The thing is, Cancer is the domain of the Moon, and she does have her home in order. The aggressive nature of Mars is not appreciated when he takes his anger out on the home, the children, and the dog.
The most significant aspect to this eclipse is the opposition to Uranus, who is conjunct the Sun.
Uranus tends to bring unexpected changes. In Taurus, our values have been undergoing a re-haul.
As a Quantum Astrologer, I always invite you to employ your co-creative capacities. What within you is wanting to change…how are your values evolving?
Use this time and for the next 6 months to lean into those areas of your life that you know are due for an upgrade. It’s far better for you to be the agent of change than to give your power away to Uranus!
If you have planets or sensitive degrees between…
· 12° - 18° of the Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius) then you are undoubtedly feeling this one strongly.
· 12° - 18° of the water of earth signs of Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn, or Pisces then take this opportunity to work with the softer constructive energies that the universe is offering you!
Using Young Living Essential Oils are a wonderful aid when we're encountering challenging aspects!
I highly recommend using the essential oils “Valor” & “Frankincense” for the next several days, and even the next 6 months, to help balance out your body’s frequency during this time. These two oils are great to have on hand in general.
Reach out to me if you would like more information about the power of these and other essential oils as valuable tools to use hand in hand with your birth chart.
Happy eclipsing! This is the conclusion of eclipse season until this fall on October 14th when we have an Annular Solar Eclipse, which will be visible in the United States!
As always, William and I send you our love. We are deeply honored to be sharing this dynamic time on Earth with you!
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