May 5, 2023
What’s It All About?
The theme of” Nothing will ever be the same again,” continues to play out worldwide. We’re in such cataclysmic change and life is continuing to change in ever more sudden and dramatic ways that it’s hard to express this next level of change that’s been activated since the pandemic that started in early 2020.
It can be hard to get your head wrapped around what has been happening. Perhaps only in hindsight from a more historical perspective will we be able to come to grips with what has been occurring.
The Turning of the Ages
We are in the peak of what Astrologers call the Turning of the Ages.
Saturn and Uranus were still traveling close to one another within aspect of a Square formation (but not form an exact square) throughout 2022. So, tensions for breakthrough and change continued throughout 2022. These tensions are continuing to wane.
The Great Conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter’s union in 2020 had extraordinary significance. You see the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn happens primarily in a particular element for an extended 'era' of time.
In 2020 these two planets shifted primarily to Air signs for the next 139 years, starting with Aquarius. These two planets (Jupiter and Saturn) are known as the social planets as they are forces that work together to build our future social structures and customs.
After the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius on December 21, 2020, there will continue to be conjunctions between Jupiter and Saturn primarily in Air Signs until 2159. So, you see a new ‘era’ in Aquarius has dawned.
Pluto is already within orb of ingression into the sign of Aquarius. Pluto will pay a brief visit to Aquarius from March 23, 2023 until June 11, 2023. But, its uninterrupted twenty-year sojourn through Aquarius (considered the official start of the “Pluto in Aquarius era”) starts on November 19, 2024.
Pluto Ingressed into the sign of Aquarius (exact March 23rd) - we’ll get a taste of what’s to come when Pluto dips her toe into Aquarius. She’ll hover at 0 degrees Aquarius through June 11, 2023, then take a dip back into the sign of Capricorn for a look around in the late degrees of Capricorn. Then, on January 21, 2024, Pluto will re-enter Aquarius again until September 1, 2024. When she will take one final sweep across the anaretic 29° of Capricorn. The anaretic degree is the peak degree of Capricorn. The anaretic degree is often described as the ‘Fate’ degree of a sign and considered problematic. It’s like the final dregs of shadow tissue are brought to the surface and exposed for regeneration and healing.
Finally, Pluto leaves Capricorn, not to return for more than two centuries, and re-enter Aquarius on November 19, 2024 and remains there for the next two-decades until March 9, 2043.
Aquarian themes are continuing to be activated and come online.
You might say Scorpio is the sign of Death, Regeneration and Healing. The Scorpio’s deep and passionate nature can seem dark and forbidding to some. To other’s their energy is extremely magnetic and attractive. The combination of Mars and Pluto gives them extraordinary will power and drive for success unequaled by any other zodiac sign.
Scorpio energy is often described as absolutely fearless. They are described as bold, passionate, creative, mysterious, determined and extremely loyal.
It can be difficult to get close to a Scorpio, as they can be very guarded about with whom they place their trust. They can be very secretive and withholding. However, the opposite is seldom the case. You cannot hide the truth from a Scorpio. They are the detectives of the zodiac and will work tirelessly to uncover the truth about anyone, or any situation.
Scorpio’s love a good mystery and make good surgeons, detectives, investigative journalists, novelists, mystery and suspense writers.
What’s Up in Your Chart?
Tips for How the Scorpio Lunar Eclipse Can Affect You Personally.
Everyone has the of the Scorpio Full Moon Lunar Eclipse influence in one, or more areas of their chart. There is tremendous complexity of cosmic forces at work to bring about the change needed. It will be individual to you exactly how the celestial forces activated will play out in your life. If an aspect makes a contact with one or more of your personal planets or points you will feel the effects more strongly.
Here are a few areas of your chart to look at for further insights:
- Pluto is the new (modern) ruler of Scorpio whose natural rulership is the 8th house (resources from others, debt, credit cards, mortgages, taxes, inheritance, insurance payouts, spousal support).
- Mars is the old ruler of Scorpio whose natural rulership is the 1st house (persona, physical appearance, physical energy and drive). What personal planets are located in these two houses?
- What houses are your natal Mars and Pluto located in your natal astrology chart?
- As Mars is currently transiting the sign of Cancer, all themes related to Cancer (and its ruler, the Moon and the 4th house) are especially highlighted.
- As Pluto is currently transiting the sign of Capricorn, all themes related to Saturn (the ruler of Capricorn and the 10th house) are also highlighted for you.
- What celestial bodies are located in your 1st, 4th, 8th and 10th houses and what house is Mars currently transiting in your own natal chart?
Your emotions can feel quite unsettled during this time. The moon moves quickly through each sign and house, so whatever happens though it may leave a lasting impact upon your psyche the emotions will be transient. It may be best to let your emotions settle before taking action that may have long standing results.
Much can come to fruition at this time. Dark forces at work beneath the surface may be exposed. Scorpio is known for its passion and depth. The energy of Scorpio is complex with mysterious underpinnings not apparent to the casual observer.
Scorpio has two planetary rulers. Its old ruler is Mars (1st house), the planet of war, energy and action. Its new ruler is the planet Pluto (8th house), the planet of regeneration and healing.
There are three stages for evolution of Scorpio energy.
- The first stage is represented by the reptilian survival instincts.
- The second stage is the eagle, flying high above events and seeing things from the advantage of a greater perspective.
- The third stage of development is the phoenix, a mythical bird who rises above the ashes of its own death to be reborn as an entirely new being.
The three stage of the Scorpio’s development signifies the soul’s journey through the fires of adversity.
We all have Scorpio energy operating in our natal chart and in our personal lives.
The Scorpio Full Moon always comes at the Spring Tide (following the Aries New Moon) when the forces of nature for regeneration and renewal are at a peak for the year.
Now there is great opportunity available to realize great things for yourself and humanity. The exposure of the ‘rot’ within society that has perhaps lain hidden for generations, or even eons of time, can now surface for purging and release.
It can be an intense time that calls for sincere undertakings that will result in the realization of bold new visions for the future.
As Scorpio has two planetary rulers it governs two houses, the 1st and the 8th houses of the zodiac.
Your 1st house represents your persona and how you project yourself onto the world at large.
While the 8th house is how you are valued by others. Valuations can come in the form of inheritances, insurance settlements, credit or loans from banks, a partner’s financial resources. This is also the house of death and taxes, so matters in the house can bring powerful alliances, as well as unavoidable obligations.
You’ll also want to look in your natal chart to find out which house(s) Pluto and Mars are located. You will be focusing a tremendous amount of your energy in this/these house(s) at the moment. These areas of your life will have great importance for you now, so pay attention.
For instance, if Mars is located in your 6th house then the Scorpio Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse can bring new opportunities in your workplace. There can be an increase in your work flow, or events related to your health may arise. You can also be completing a big project at work, or changing jobs. There’s finality about whatever is happening.
The Scorpio Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse at the Lunar Beltane is a marked time of releasing the old and welcoming the new. It’s a time to unburden yourself from the past in big bold ways.
The Scorpio Full Moon meditation will help you make the most of the opportunities surfacing for you now and includes the best essential oil (see below).
Eclipse Dates 2023
- April 19 (9:17am PT): Hybrid Solar Eclipse in Aries at 29° 52’
- May 5 (10:21am PT): Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio at 14° 52’
- October 14 (11:00am PT): Annular Solar Eclipse in Libra at 21° 10’
- October 28 (1:15pm PT): Partial Lunar Eclipse in Taurus at 5° 3'
The Spring Tide forces of nature for regeneration and renewal are in full swing. Much can suddenly transpire. Notice what is falling away now. Significant endings must happen before the rebirth to come.
Scorpio Full Moon Astrology
14° 57’ Scorpio Full Moon
Friday, May 5, 10:34am PT
Total Lunar Eclipse 14° 52' Scorpio, 10:22am PT
Moon Opposes Mercury Rx
Moon Opposes Uranus
Moon Trine Mars
Venus Square Neptune
Venus Sextile Jupiter
Pluto Stationary Retrograde (ingresses back into Capricorn June 11th)
The Full Moon in Scorpio always creates a need to dive deep into your own feelings. When a Lunar Eclipse occurs simultaneously with the Scorpio Full Moon, then your desire for rich, deep and meaningful emotional exchanges becomes fraught with a compulsive note that is off the charts. Deep emotions are coming to the surface for expression and release. Nothing can stand in the way of the realizations set to be exposed. You, and society at large, may be forced to change many things now. Shallow or surface relationships, or fixes will not suffice to meet the needs of this moment. There is much that must be purified and purged.
Healing Gemstones & Crystals for Scorpio
Topaz - yellow topaz helps you to make the most of your positive personality traits while purifying and neutralizing any negative effects. Boosts your positive energy frequency.
Key Essential Oil to Use: Lavender
Use oils that lighten your mood and calm, balance and soothe your soul.
Scorpio Full Moon Meditation
You can perform your meditation anytime starting from the time of the Scorpio Full Moon until First Quarter Waning Moon in Pisces on May 12th at 7:28am PT.
What you will need:
- A white candle
- Essential oil or blend - use one of the recommended oils, or blend of oils
Make sure you are in a quiet place where you will not be disturbed.
Light your white candle and inhale the scent of your essential oil. You can also scent your space prior to your meditation using an aroma diffuser.
Gaze into the candle flame as you begin to breathe in fully and deeply and exhale any tension. The candle flame reflects your own Divine heart center.
Continue inhaling the scent of your oil and releasing any tension for 1-5 minutes.
Archangel to Assist You
At this time, if you choose, you can invite Archangel Michael to assist you with your meditation. Angels are ‘light’ beings, simply meaning they are aligned with the creative power of the universe to create peace and harmony in our world.
Michael’s name means, “S/he who is like God.”
An angel of protection, justice and strength, Michael upholds fair and balanced outcomes in your personal life, as well as at the collective and global levels.
Michael’s chief function is to rid the earth and its inhabitants of fear.
The color associated with archangel Michael is blue.
Petition your heart and mind with the following affirmations:
Take time to drink in and absorb the response by your heart and mind to fulfill your request. Allow yourself the time needed to fully engage in and experience the results of this meditation.
You can make up your own personalized petitions that feel most suitable for you at this time.
- Thank you for helping me to feel the strength and courage that is your very essence.
- Thank you for over lighting, protecting and guiding me to attract and create only that which is beneficial for all concerned.
Now, be still and silent as you absorb Michael’s angelic healing light of courage and strength.
Allow Michael to do the work necessary to align and bring balance to your life. Let any worry, concern, or cords of attachment to dissolve and quietly melt away. Empty yourself completely of any feeling of discomfort you may have been feeling. Just remain peaceful and calm as you absorb Michael’s healing light.
Take as long as needed to complete this meditation. Repeat as needed whenever you feel fearful, or distrustful of people or circumstances you may be faced with in your life, or anytime you feel the need to bolster your courage.
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