Scorpio Lunar Eclipse
May 5, 2023 – Lunar Eclipse at Scorpio 14°58’, 1:34 pm EDT
Scorpio is an emotionally passionate sign and the Scorpio Full Moon is typically intense. This Full Moon is a Lunar Eclipse with shattering Uranus (Wadjet to the Egyptians) in a 4° conjunction to the Sun. Retrograde Mercury (Thoth), the Nodes, and Jupiter (Horus) are in a square to Pluto (Osiris), stationary on the cusp of Aquarius. This will be a deep penumbral lunar eclipse, visible in a wide swath extending across Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and Antarctica.
In the language of Shamanic Egyptian Astrology, Scorpio is allied with Bast, the Cat Goddess. Bast is sensual and sexual. The Priestesses of Bast were the keepers of the mysteries of birth and death. They used their knowledge of the tantric arts to strip away the trauma of battle from the newly returned warrior as well as supporting birthing mothers in bringing forth new life. Bast stands at the portal between two worlds and these Priestesses were her emissaries.
With this Lunar Eclipse, we exit the portal between two phases of experience. We entered this tunnel between the worlds at the April 20 Solar Eclipse. We are now ready to step out into the light of the Moon, stripped of that which we do not wish to carry with us into the next phase.
Our last phase of experience (November 8 to April 20) was characterized by a sense of change so intense and rapid as to be spinning precariously out of control. This next period will provide a respite, giving us time to evaluate where we are both personally and collectively. It will be wise to take advantage of this time to recreate ourselves and reexamine where we want to go. This respite will not last. The winds of change are blowing and they will increase again.
This new phase of experience will last from May 5 to October 14, 2023.
May 4, 2023, by Ruby Falconer. Available for chart readings.