By Mrs. Dana Zia
Here we are…. coming full circle with this Full Moon total lunar eclipse in Scorpio on May 15, 2022 PDT at 9:15 PM. The New Moon Solar Eclipse that took place on April 30 gave us something to grow and awaken to and this eclipse seals the deal.
This Blood Moon lunar eclipse is special for many reasons. First of all, we can SEE it! (That is, if there are no clouds where you are.) This is a TOTAL lunar eclipse with mid-totality at 9:11 p.m. PDT. The shadow will begin to cross the Moon before Moonrise but as soon as it rises at 8:40 p.m. we will be able to see the shadow on the Moon. If you can get to a good dark place to observe this, the rewards will be great! A big bold red moon with the shadow slowly swallowing it then reborn.
Speaking of shadows, this lunar eclipse is on the South Node (karma) of the Moon square Saturn, the planet of karma, limitations and boundaries. This eclipse is going to be guiding us to close the door on a chapter in our lives and asking us to release something that we might be incredibly attached to. We need to call on limits and courage to end a cycle that no longer works for us. In fact, it could weigh us down and if we don’t let go, we could drown.
However, we have a very good supporter in our camp. Jupiter has just moved into Aries (this happens every 12 years) and he is a warrior and a powerful ally for us to let go and move on. Everything Jupiter touches, it expands. It expands this eclipse energy by appealing to our personal courage and inventive nature with a touch of playfulness, to manage it. Try not to get bogged down in the energy of this eclipse, but create a plan to step out of the scene to the left (or right) and use meaningful projects to get yourself off the couch.
Mercury is also retrograde during this eclipse in Gemini, so be sure not to try to figure this out if it starts to hurt your brain. A retrograde Mercury is always calling us to review, renew, step back, regroup, and reorganize. With this eclipse occurring during this retrograde period, it’s a good idea to develop a plan and strategy to get out of a stagnant place, but do so with compassion and gentleness.
Charging forward with sword drawn and screaming a bloodcurdling scream is not what this situation calls for! Instead, become aware of what needs to change and create a thoughtful, compassionate plan to guide you through the change. If you feel confused or uncertain, take a break. This eclipse may require us to be patient and see what unfolds. We can be sure that over time we will have the support and direction we need to move forward.