The lunar eclipse on May 15/16th is in scorpio. This is a total lunar eclipse and that means that the earth will block the light reflected from the sun onto the moon completely. In this darkness, the energy of the scorpio moon is intensified. Fears, trust issues, use of power – be it sexual power, financial power, or mystical/magical power all come to the forefront. Scorpio is a water sign and often represents emotions that are hard to control.
The moon is trine Mars and Neptune in Pisces, giving it more energy and drive, causing our emotions to feel like the fast waters of a river or waterfall or tossed around like the high waves of a stormy sea… during moments of this eclipse we will most definitely feel overwhelmed, lost at seas or scared by the depth of our emotions. The eclipse is also squaring Saturn in Aquarius – there will be a temptation to shut down. But Saturn is also karmic… so if we do the work asked of us by Saturn, we will have access to the positive side of karma. We are asked to balance out our logical, rational indifference with our hot and spicy emotions. This energy can make us feel like head cases or not entitled to our emotions… it’s scary to feel this out of control… but what will make the difference as we process our emotions is our level of consciousness and our intentions.
The eclipse moon is conjunct a number of asteroids; Deucalion, Ceto and Karma and opposite asteroids Phaethon, Alicanto and Mors-Somnus:
Karma is karma… karma will help to teach you the repercussions of your actions… conscious or unconscious, good or bad.
Ceto was the daughter of Gaia and is the personification of the sea’s dangers, unknown terrors and strange creatures – mostly sea monsters. She is what lurks in the waters… be it a cyclops or a siren and represents the emotional monsters we carry within. In the Movie the Goonies, the children are warned of the monster but once encountering the cyclops and making friends, the monster comes to their rescue!
Deucalion is about trusting others and taking heed. Warned by his father of a coming flood, Deucalion build a box to ride out the waves. Then after the flood heeding the advice of an Oracle, Deucalion started again, repopulating the earth. This energy reminds us that even if things are scary, there can be saving graces.
The energy opposite the moon is the energy reinforcing the invitation of consciousness vs unconsciousness. Mors-Somnus (death – sleep) represents sleep walking, unconsciousness, near death experience, but also taking control of our sleep state… Astro projection or using our dreams to guide us.
Alicanto represents trust and faith coupled with good intentions. In Chilean mythology the Alicanto is a bird. “A miner who follows the bird without detection will be led to great riches. However, if the miner is observed, the bird will switch off the shimmering of its wings and disappear into the night. Should the alicanto encounter one who is not of good heart, it will lead that person over a cliff.“
Phaethon represents knowing when we are in too deep. Phaethon trying to prove to his friend that he had a cool father took a chariot, and driving recklessly and dangerously, was shot out of the sky. It’s a warning to be conscious of when we are being driven by a need to be liked or approved of.
Combine these energizes and we see that this eclipse is a powerful time to process emotions, listen and be in tuned to inner or outer trusted guidance systems. To not be afraid of the monsters that lurk or the potential for disaster or ruin. It’s a time to flow, process, and to balance our strong emotions.
Things that leave us at the eclipsed moon are eclipsed forever so use this energy to forever banish negative karma or unwanted patterns!
Happy Lunar Eclipse!