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16may12:15 amFull Moon/Lunar Eclipse on May 16, 2022in Scorpio12:15 am EDT Event Type :Lunations

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The Moon is Full in Scorpio on May 16, 2022, at 12:15 AM EDT. This Full Moon is a Total Lunar Eclipse.

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio on May 16, 2022

A Full Moon occurs when the Sun in Taurus forms an opposition to the Moon in Scorpio. The Full Moon is a time of culmination and the promise of fulfillment of that which was started at the New Moon. It is an emotional time – a time of romance, fertilization, and relationships.

This phase of the Moon occurs at 25 degrees and 18 minutes of Scorpio, affecting people born with personal planets and points at approximately 20 to 30 degrees of the Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius) most significantly.

The Taurus-Scorpio polarity deals with the balance between all that is mine (Taurus) and all that is yours (Scorpio). It also emphasizes the concept of form (Taurus) versus transformation (Scorpio). While Taurus deals with matter, personal values, material goods, possessions, and security, Scorpio rules the destruction of form, shared possessions, change, and transformation. The Sun in Taurus encourages happiness with the simple, tangible things in life, while the Scorpio Moon draws our attention to complexities, intangibles, and mysteries.

Neglecting either end of the axis will surely backfire on us. Ideally, a balance should be found between the two energies, and this is what the Full Moon invites us to do. This Full Moon is about emotional declarations. Something has been building inside of us, likely of an intimate nature, and now is the time when the energy of the cosmos fairly demands that we let it out.

Over the coming months, we will discover what this declaration means for us. For now, we can’t sit on our feelings — we need to express them. The Full Moon illuminates this conflict between collecting and sharing.

With the Moon full and bright in the sky, symbolic “illumination” occurs in our own lives. However, these new feelings and revelations are emotional ones, as emotions burst forth into our consciousness. It’s time to express ourselves and to let things out of our systems. Of course, we might want to exercise some care while doing so, knowing that what is coming out of us is new and not particularly rational as yet.

Full Moons are about exposing or illuminating issues that are already there, but that have not yet been dealt with. Where does the Full Moon fall by house in your natal chart? Read more here.

Because this Full Moon is a Total Lunar Eclipse and part of a set of eclipses falling along the Taurus-Scorpio axis (from November 2021 to October 2023), it holds more weight and is one of several cosmic pushes toward understanding and improving your attachments, financial state, and intimate life.

This Lunar Eclipse harmonizes with Mars, Neptune, and Pluto, but forms a square to Saturn. We have conviction and tenacity, and we are willing to make necessary changes, but there can be blockages and obstacles to manage. Read more about eclipses. See also Eclipse Dates: Tables.

Eclipses falling along the Taurus-Scorpio sign axis:

  • Partial LUNAR Eclipse 2021 November 19 3:57:17 at 27 Taurus 14
  • Partial SOLAR Eclipse 2022 April 30 16:27:54 at 10 Taurus 28
  • Total LUNAR Eclipse 2022 May 16 00:13:58 at 25 Scorpio 18
  • Partial SOLAR Eclipse 2022 October 25 6:48:30 at 2 Scorpio 00
  • Total LUNAR Eclipse 2022 November 8 6:01:57 at 16 Taurus 01
  • Penumbral LUNAR Eclipse 2023 May 5 13:33:50 at 14 Scorpio 58
  • Partial LUNAR Eclipse 2023 October 28 16:23:49 at 5 Taurus 09

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(Monday) 12:15 am EDT

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