Everyone loves a Lunar Eclipse, as the Moon turns orangey-red, and we sense something of the awe and wonder our ancestors must have felt at these moments.
Did you know that Lunar Eclipses are not as rare as you might think? Some years can have up to five of them, and there are always at least two in every year.
Astrologically, a Lunar Eclipse brings mysterious energy, where everything is not quite what it seems. Emotional shocks and surprises are common, especially where a previously hidden truth is revealed.
This Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio occurs on May 5th, 2023. As a zodiac sign, Scorpio is associated with power, sex, death, and all things hidden or obscured.
This means that the upheaval brought by this Eclipse may touch on some very potent areas of life.
However, whatever the drama, it’s vital to remember a key fact about a Lunar Eclipse: whatever is torn down during this stress is only making way for something better to form in its place.
All Eclipses ultimately have your highest good at heart, and this one is no different.
There’s no denying, however, that with Scorpio’s emotional energy being so intense, this Lunar Eclipse may dig deep into our psyches, and that’s rarely a painless experience.
But we will grow through this pain; these troubling moments can be transformative, in true Scorpio style.
Lunar Eclipses happen when the Sun and Moon oppose each other across the heavens. With a Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio, the Sun lies in opposing Taurus, and it’s the tension between these two bodies of light that creates the Eclipse’s drama.
The Sun in Taurus is all about keeping, maintaining, and protecting the status quo, but the Moon in Scorpio has a profoundly emotional need for transformation, through darkness if necessary. Therefore, we can expect the status quo to be rocked during this Lunar Eclipse, as the celestial energies seek to resolve this conflict.
Whatever shocks and surprises the Scorpio Lunar Eclipse may bring, know that you may not immediately be aware of them. The Lunar Eclipse, in true mysterious style, sometimes shrouds the truth, often because we’re simply not willing to see it at the time. It may not be until a few days or even a few weeks later that the events around the Lunar Eclipse start to make sense.
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How Will the Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio Affect Each Zodiac Sign?
The effects of the Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio Aries will vary for each zodiac sign. Still, overall, astrologers suggest that everyone will be feeling intensely emotional and on the verge of some kind of transformation.
Aries Sun Sign (Aries Dates: March 20 – April 19) during Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio
This Lunar Eclipse is about what you owe to others, what they owe to you, and indeed what you owe to yourself. Not only in a financial sense (although that can be part of it) - think about a kindness you owe to others or a favor someone has not repaid to you. Events during the Lunar Eclipse may cause you to reflect on these interpersonal debts, and you may feel let down or betrayed by someone you trusted. Do what you can to ensure that your end of the deal is upheld.
Taurus Sun Sign (Taurus Dates: April 20 – May 20) during Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio
With this Lunar Eclipse occurring in the love zone of your natal birth chart, its impact will almost certainly be felt in your love life. Expect to feel emotionally raw during this period, especially if there are any issues around infidelity or jealousy. The key is not to overreact. What you first suspect may not even be true, and even if it is, that’s not the whole story. Stay calm and remember that love conquers all.
Gemini Sun Sign (Gemini Dates: May 21 – June 20) during Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio
Expect a wake-up call to do with your wellbeing, as this Lunar Eclipse tries to make you understand how to better take care of yourself. Take action by seeing a health professional or starting a course of therapy - you can also try self-help strategies for your mental health or minor ailments. The key is to understand that you cannot take care of anyone else if you haven’t first taken care of yourself.
Cancer Sun Sign (Cancer Cates: June 21 – July 21) during Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio
This Lunar Eclipse brings a shock regarding a risk you took; it may be a positive thing, in that this risk pays off more than you ever thought possible, or of course, it might be the opposite. If you took the risk knowingly, the results will teach you a lot about handling risk in the future. If you didn’t even know that you were taking the risk, then this Lunar Eclipse is here to teach you about the law of unintended consequences.
Leo Sun Sign (Leo Dates: July 22 – August 21) during Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio
Expect some upheaval in your home or family life around the time of this Lunar Eclipse. This could be positive news - a Lunar Eclipse isn’t always a shock in the bad sense - but whatever it is will come out of the blue. Take time to adjust to what you learn, and don’t rush into any major decisions. If the news is not good, stay calm. There is more yet to be revealed about this situation, and the cosmos has got your back.
Virgo Sun Sign (Virgo Dates: August 22 – September 21) during Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio
Your everyday routines are likely to be disrupted by the Lunar Eclipse, which brings sudden news about travel, transport, short, regular trips, or schooling. There is often a sibling connection here too, and the news is likely to be annoying rather than life-changing. This is a test of patience and commitment. Find an alternative way to do whatever you need to do, and try to see the funny side of the situation. When the dust settles, you may receive surprising insight into what caused this.
Libra Sun Sign (Libra Dates: September 22 – October 22) during Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio
With this Lunar Eclipse occurring in the money zone of your natal birth chart, you can expect some financial surprises - good or bad, but definitely startling either way. If the news is negative, be careful not to allow your worry to spiral out of control. You’ve got this. There are ways to resolve the issue, so get professional help if you need it. If the news is good, work out how you’ve created your good fortune here, and do more of that in the future!
Scorpio Sun Sign (Scorpio Dates: October 23 – November 21) during Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio
This potent Lunar Eclipse in your own sign is a significant moment in your life story. It’s time to put yourself first, and events around the Eclipse will magnify both the benefits of doing this and the drawbacks of not doing it. Learning to be selfish is a vital issue for you; it’s OK to say no to others at times, and this is one of those times. It’s also essential to realize that you must not keep manipulating others. Just because you find it easy and get away with it doesn’t make it right.
Sagittarius Sun Sign (Sagittarius Dates: November 22 – December 20) during Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio
This Lunar Eclipse is here to show you how badly you need some rest and downtime. In your hectic life, you’re not leaving enough time to breathe and to simply be. Dramatic events around the Eclipse illuminate what happens when you run out of gas and simply cannot go on. Astrologers suggest you should make it your mission to build in time for serenity in your daily life from this point onwards. There is always a way if you want there to be.
Capricorn Sun Sign (Capricorn Dates: December 21 – January 18) during Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio
The Lunar Eclipse brings drama around a major project you’ve been involved in; this might be its successful completion, its complete abandonment, or anything in between, but whatever it is, you’ll feel emotionally shaken by it. Seek support from others in your group because you’re not the only one feeling this way. Life moves in cycles, and this Eclipse marks the end of one such cycle.
Aquarius Sun Sign (Aquarius Dates: January 19 – February 17) during Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio
A Lunar Eclipse in the career zone of your natal birth chart brings shocks and surprises in your career path. You may suddenly be thrust into the spotlight due to an unexpected crisis. If so, stay calm. This is your time to shine. You may have to take responsibility for something which really wasn’t your fault, but in doing so, you will grow both personally and professionally, and this will be noticed.
Pisces Sun Sign (Pisces Dates: February 18 – March 19) during Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio
This Lunar Eclipse marks an important beginning, perhaps of a new course of study that might change your life or a trip or journey with similar important consequences. In years to come, you’ll look back at this as a turning point. It may feel scary, and you will almost certainly feel as though you’re leaping into the unknown, but if you can gather your courage and jump, the results will be worth it.