Full Moons are a time for releasing and relinquishing. If you have an excess in your life, this is the time for it to go down the drain. Through silent meditation, exchanging of thoughts, or spiritual practice, Full Moons are a point when we can let go.
The Full Moon and lunar eclipse in Scorpio occurs at 1:34PM Eastern Time on May 5, 2023. Following Western astrology, these complete Moon guides are monthly reminders to set and review your intentions. Your horoscope is a rudimentary prompt for self-reflection.
How did you learn that you must control the outcome of your desires? The tendency to reach for control over people, situations, and opinions is rooted in insecurity. Whenever we feel a sense of fear, our minds begin to bubble with nervousness. Our heart rates accelerate; fingers, feet, and limbs may begin to shake; and somehow, we may forget to breathe. If we can successfully pull on the reins and manage our imaginations, then nervousness may subside. Alternatively, if our imagination takes the driver’s seat, then the rest of our body may anxiously do what it takes to try to gain control. Remember, the outcome may never be perfectly ideal, regardless of if you try to direct what’s out of your control, or if you learn to manage your discontent and practice acceptance.
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On May 5, 2023, at 1:34 PM EST, the Full Moon in Scorpio and the Sun in Taurus will aspect the North and South Node, making what we know as an eclipse in astrology. The Full Moon will also aspect Mercury Retrograde in Taurus, causing us to reflect back on difficult interactions. This is a time accept what we experience as it is, not a reason to fight, flight, or fawn for a different outcome. In fact, with Uranus opposing the Moon, chances are that emotional bursts of behavior will lead to more chaos. Taurus and Scorpio are both rather headstrong signs, and for that reason you may want to fight to have things your way. When you can be at peace with the way things are as opposed to what they could be, then it will be easier to release the outcome.
Your quest for this Full Moon is to practice letting the wind flow without attempting to trap it in a jar; that’s a metaphor suggesting you learn to live and let live. Keep in mind that living requires recognizing your emotional truths.
Read your horoscopes based on your Sun, Moon, and Rising signs. Read for your Sun sign to gain insight based on the version of yourself that you’re maturing into, your Rising sign to reflect on your present state, and your Moon sign for guidance on how to nurture your inner child (no one is perfect).
Read your horoscope for the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio:
Aries, breaking up is hard to do, and this Full Moon suggests doing the opposite of that. The more you force yourself to hold onto something that’s disappearing, or let go of something that’s here to stay, the more you hurt yourself. Is it really your intuition, or is it something else? Your anger may be fueled by misunderstandings, so walk with good faith.
Taurus, it’s time to pull back and focus on you for a bit—at least the rest of eclipse season. Unspoken and heavily thought-about feelings can be a source of subconscious tension. Perhaps you may store near your stomach or in the form of a lowered immune system. Whether you like it or not, your brain will make your body feel whatever is bothering you. Pull back and take time to determine if it’s still spring allergies or something else.
Gemini, who does distracting yourself from your inner knowledge serve? Having an inner knowledge about an unproven event feels a lot like letting your imagination take over. You can quickly shift between feeling in tune with your surroundings, to doubting yourself and your perception of the world. When you sense that your intuition is helping you be access information, take time to write down your first thought and remember to go back to it whenever you get your second thought.
Cancer, breakthroughs follow those who know how to self-prioritize. “Cheat days” are always acceptable within reason; they’re actually important to forming a healthy version of you. Be sure you know when to take the marshmallow instead of playing the long game. Let your superego bring your dreams to life by taking the driver’s seat, let your ego copilot, and leave your id in the car seat.
Leo, your focus should be on your legacy right now. Yes, should is a value statement, and if you value astrological wisdom, then consider prioritizing yourself. Trust that all that is occurring at home will meet a balance once more. Keep your head above the tides and do your best to weather the storm.
Virgo, we are all products of our time and come with many of the collective bugs of our generation. This eclipse season calls for you to listen and learn as opposed to being loud and proud. Humility is everything, and you’ll find that through patience, the appropriate words will come at the right time.
Libra, material girl, it’s time for a spiritual release. Value is especially luxurious when it exists in secret. Silent pride is sexiest because when you know what is within your possession, people who undermine you become ridiculous at best. During this eclipse season, you’re being called to take a slice of peace and worry less about what people are unaware of. We all have the capacity to learn when life presents challenges.
Scorpio, mindful meditation and healthy escapes are a fair way of processing a personal awakening. What you’ve learned and studied may disappoint you if you’re unwilling to be patient. Disappointment is a part of life, and it’s important for you to understand the root of your discontent. Are you disappointed with yourself or others? What were your expectations, why? It’s okay to be sad when you are feeling low.
Sagittarius, sort out your upset by paying attention to your dreams. When we feel anger, sadness, or guilt, there is likely a memory worth exploring. The past is the past and it can ✨manifest✨ as fear if left unaddressed. Pay close attention to your dreams during this eclipse; they’re self-reflections from your subconscious.
Capricorn, you get to define your speed, values, and standards. You know yourself better than anyone else. Gaining insight and perspective from others is often helpful, or at least interesting. Ultimately, you get to determine what brings you joy, peace, and a sense of safety. Focus on indulging in what is healthy, even if you hurt a few feelings.
Aquarius, you can manage your own choices, but you must accept there are determinants outside of your control. People can get so beat down over other people’s opinions and actions, even though there’s no dictating how others think and feel. Sure, you could misuse your power to try to inspire a reaction. What happens if it backfires? Consider using this eclipse as an excuse to host a solo meditation staycation.
Pisces, what feels good might be what’s holding you back. Be sure to go through life with a gentle hold on humility and a grip on reality. Your frustrations may drive you to unhelpful habits and childish flirtations. Instead of being a know-it-all, you could benefit from expressing your inner knowledge.
Monisha “Six” Holmes is an astrologer and Master of Social Work (MSW) who covers love, relationships, and wellness. She earned her MSW at Columbia University, where she specialized in contemporary social issues. Aside from writing, Monisha is the founder of Black Women Being, a media platform aimed at promoting wellness, spirituality, and justice.
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