Movie tip: Les Olympiades. In case you want to go to a movie while the Moon is in Scorpio, because this movie is drenched in Scorpio vibes, go and see Les Olympiades. This movie is in theatres now and I absolutely love it! Click here to watch the trailer.
The Full Moon / Lunar Eclipse arrives on May 16th 2022 at 6.14 am CET at 25 degrees Scorpio. (Though the Full Moon takes place on May 16th in Europe, for others it may take place on May 15th.)
On November 19th 2021 there was a Lunar Eclipse (Full Moon) at 27 degrees Taurus. The fixed star Algol resides at 26 degrees Taurus. This Lunar Eclipse is almost exactly opposite of the previous Lunar Eclipse, just two degrees apart, and thus opposite of the fixed star Agol. If you want to read more about the previous eclipse is suggest you read the article I posted back in November 2021, it also includes horoscopes (and these horoscopes are still valid). Recently I also shared some musings on the fixed star Algol (and the Greek mythological figure Medusa, who’s related to Algol); you can read it here. The Algol signature is once again placed. As I’ve written about Algol / Medusa previously, I won’t go into her mythology in this article, even though her presence in this series of eclipses should be noted. This particular eclipse on May 16th may bring similar topics / events / feelings to the surface, as have been experienced in November.
The song I’ve chosen for this article is Monster by Lola Kirke.
I could stay here ’til dawn
I can prove that I’m not so far gone
That I’m not a monster
Just someone who wants to belong
Lyrics: Monster – Lola Kirke
I think these words could have been spoken by Medusa. These words may also be spoken by an eclipsed Moon in Scorpio (sextile Pluto by the way) under the ruling of Mars in Pisces. These words also may have been spoken by both Artemis and Orion, whose mythology is related to the constellation of Orion and the zodiacal sign Scorpio. The story of Artemis and Orion is very much a story about wanting to belong. A story about both fear of intimacy and daring to be intimate. A story about the risk of showing your authentic self, both the good and the bad. A story about every being’s longing for connection. The vulnerability that comes with intimacy is present with this Lunar Eclipse. Which not necessarily is about being intimate and vulnerable with another person, it may as much be about being intimate and vulnerable with yourself. Being confronted with parts of yourself you’re rather not confronted with. This Lunar Eclipse invites is to sit with those parts, without judgement.
This Full Moon in Scorpio
This Full Moon in Scorpio is a Lunar Eclipse at 25 degrees Scorpio near the South Node at 22 degrees Scorpio. This eclipse is under the ruling of Mars (the ruler of the sign Scorpio) who is conjunct Neptune in Pisces. Deep feelings may rise to the surface under this Full Moon. Feelings that ask to be released. This astrology speaks about letting go, mourning, detoxing, purging maybe even. This astrology also speaks about sacrifice. The Moon is in a very uncomfortable place, being eclipsed in the sign of her fall. The ruler Mars is in quite a confusing place, in Pisces conjunct Neptune. This astrology speaks about having a confusing experience that brings old and deep emotions to the surface that need to be let go off. The Full Moon is in a square with Saturn: and how do I want to deal with all of this? How do I make sense of all of it? And: what boundaries do I need to set with myself and/or others?
Before I share your horoscopes I want to share this famous poem by Rumi, (Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Rūmī, Persian poet and Sufi mystic), that I find so fitting for this Lunar Eclipse. May it be of inspiration and support to you.
The Guest House
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
AFFIRMATION HOROSCOPES FOR THE FULL MOON / LUNAR ECLIPSE IN SCORPIO
These horoscopes are valid for the week leading up to and the week after May 16th 2022.
The horoscopes are written for your rising sign and Sun sign (primarily your rising sign). If you don’t know your rising sign, follow the instructions on this page to figure it out or book a consultation with me.
The horoscopes are listed from Aries – Pisces.
Aries Rising and Aries Sun
With this Lunar Eclipse I acknowledge to myself where and how I tend to give myself away too much and/or hold myself closed off too much. Being intimate means being vulnerable. Being intimate means that I need to share and that I need to give. It’s a dangerous thing… To give too much to someone who can’t hold that gift, who can’t give a safe space to my vulnerability, may mean that I end up getting hurt. To not give at all, to keep my heart safe and locked away, means that I will not experience the beauty of intimacy and deep connection. I’m releasing old ways of collaborating, sharing, relating. If needed, I dare to release the partnerships that aren’t safe or aren’t equal in give and take. As I transform the ways in which I enter and relate in partnerships (in work, love or elsewhere), these partnerships will transform by consequence.
Taurus Rising and Taurus Sun
With this Lunar Eclipse I no longer hold on to relationship patterns that aren’t working for me. Wherever (in love, work or friendship) and however I used to lose myself in another. Wherever and however I used to sacrifice myself. Wherever and however I didn’t set the boundaries that I needed to set. In the past six months I’ve become more aware of the patterns that used to keep me trapped, and the ways in which I used to let myself down. As I’m transforming into a more confident person, knowing my worth, I also need to release the old. However difficult it may be to say no to another person, if it means saying yes to myself I will do it. I’m no longer concerned with letting other people down, from now on I’m more concerned with not letting myself down. I’m no longer concerned with disappointing other people, I’m more concerned with not disappointing myself. As I’m releasing the old ways of doing, I’m creating space for new relationship dynamics and people that see my worth.
Gemini Rising and Gemini Sun
With this Lunar Eclipse I release my unhealthy way of being of service in favor of a more balanced and healthy lifestyle. Whether that’s an unhealthy relationship with work, putting in too many hours at the office. Whether that’s a constant service to the family, ‘forgetting that mom has needs too’. Whether that’s an over-asking of the body; neglecting the need for sleep, vitamins or sunshine. It can be damn hard to create a balancing schedule in the calendar. Where’s the ‘me’ between walking the dog, feeding the kids and making sure the bread is earned? Sometimes something needs to go. I allow myself to set boundaries, in order to create a schedule that supports me (instead of me constantly tending to the schedule). In case I’m confronted with making a sacrifice; my needs or someone else’s, what do I want to sacrifice? – Sometimes we indeed need to put other people’s needs before ourselves. Sometimes someone else really needs us. Sometimes we can handle a little less sleep or private time. But sometimes, we do need to put ourselves first.
Cancer Rising and Cancer Sun
With this Lunar Eclipse I’m allowing myself to feel uncomfortable and to be a cry baby without shame. I allow myself to sob over the vase that falls on the floor and shatters / over the vibrator that replaces the lover / over the favourite dress that somehow got torn / over the fact that parenthood is pretty damn hard / over the romance is see in movies but that I miss in life. No matter how small or big the unpleasantness, I’m allowed to feel sad about it. I’m also allowed to soothe the sadness with chocolate cake. I dare to let go of something good, in order to make space for something better. I allow myself to mourn about something beautiful, leaving it in the past, knowing something even more beautiful will come in my life in the future. I love myself, as I try to find comfort in discomfort. As the waters on Earth ebb and flow under the ruling of the Moon, so do my feelings and I give them the space to do so.
Leo Rising and Leo Sun
With this Lunar Eclipse I release the past. I release what still lingers from the past, old pains that I still hold onto: the painful childhood memories / the hurt that my ancestors suffered / the mistakes that my parents made / the blood that was shed years ago on the lands I grew up on. I admit that I was shaped by my past. But I’m the one that dictates my future. I admit that I am my parents child. But I decide what type of adult I want to be. I admit that I might look like my parents, more than I would like (to admit). – It’s only after admitting that we can we release and we can change. – I forgive myself and others for past mistakes. I forgive, I don’t forget, I learn, and I move on. I break the generational curse. I transform my relationship with the past, so I may create space for a more secure and bright future.
Virgo Rising and Virgo Sun
With this Lunar Eclipse I release all the words that I’ve been keeping in. I write the angry letter, I write the love letter. I write the letter to the past, I write the letter to the future. I write the letter to self, I write the letter to other. I write it in my diary. I write it on a wall. I say it to a silent tree. I say it to my neighbour. I say it to my lover. I say it to the goddess. I release the words that I’ve been keeping in. It’s not necessarily about who listens. It’s about the message itself. It’s about the story that I have to tell, that I want to tell, and it’s about the way I want to tell it. It’s not about the audience. I may speak honestly, messy, emotionally, ugly, beautifully. There’s no such thing as a perfect message or a perfect delivery. Grammar doesn’t need to apply in poetry. I release the strive for perfection in my call for self-expression.
Libra Rising and Libra Sun
With this Lunar Eclipse I release my capitalist and patriarchal was of thinking about worth. I’m born as a reflection of the stars, in the image of the divine, as a child on Mother Earth. My worth is not defined by the money on my bank account, the car I drive, my relationship status, my weight or my hair colour, the success in my career, or the fucking shoes I wear. I will stop thinking about myself in these ways. I’m done putting myself next to a measuring tape, as if the measuring tape has the authority to say anything about my value. As if white men with expensive suits have anything to say about my art, my body, my intelligence, my humour, my love. Fuck them. I place myself in a position of authority. I release capitalism and patriarchy from their power. Okay, I acknowledge that it may need a few more waves of feminism before we’ll actually achieve that. But at least today I’ll make a change in the power dynamics in my life.
Scorpio Rising and Scorpio Sun
With this Lunar Eclipse I come to a deeper understanding of myself, how I go about life and how I want to go about life. I release myself from the box that I’ve put myself in, in the past, but doesn’t fit me any longer. I release myself from the standards that I’m no longer interested in upholding. I release myself from the roles that I no longer want to play. I’m transforming, and in order to evolve and grow I need to shed my old skins. With this Lunar Eclipse I also surrender. I surrender to the currents of life that I’ve no control over but that take me into a certain direction. I trust that I’m safe in this process of transformation and in this journey that’s called life. I surrender so I may end up exactly where I need to be. I release so I may create space for growth. I release so I may make space for new roles, new me, new life, new energy.
Sagittarius Rising and Sagittarius Sun
With this Lunar Eclipse I release the confinements I’ve placed within myself. I’m breaking free. In silence, in solitude, but I’m breaking free nonetheless. I realize that if I want to fully use my creative potential, I cannot hold myself back with shoulds, musts, anxieties and ‘what-ifs’. If I want to fully use my creative potential, I cannot fear my own power. – So often we are more afraid of stepping into our power, than we are afraid of failure. Only we tell ourselves it’s the other way around. But power is a scary thing… – So, with this Lunar Eclipse I ask myself: What is my power? What would it look like if I would set it free? If I would let it embrace me? If I would step into it? And… what would it look like if I don’t? With this Lunar Eclipse I transform myself from the inside out.
Capricorn Rising and Capricorn Sun
With this Lunar Eclipse I reflect on my place in the groups that I’m a part of, the role that I play in my friendships, the performance I give to my audience, the ways in which I serve my community. Roles aren’t fixed identities. Groups change. Friendships transform. I’m able to release what is no longer serving me, or where I’m no longer able to partake. I recognize that no human is an island. I’m part of a bigger whole. I’m not just part of friendships and communities. I’m not just part of a human collective. I’m a small, yet meaningful, being in a very large universe. My destiny, my hopes, my gifts to the world; I may not fully understand them… But I have my place. My hopes and wishes for myself and this world change as I grow older. I release old ones that no longer seem to fit, as they are making place for new ones that feel more aligned.
Aquarius Rising and Aquarius Sun
With this Lunar Eclipse I allow myself to release ideas, expectations, shoulds and musts in regards to my career / public life / life path. I’m letting go of whatever that hasn’t worked out, so I may make space for new opportunities that are more aligned. My ideas about what it means to have a successful career are changing. I allow myself to be flexible when it comes to the legacy that I’m building. I allow myself to not remain stuck in a job that is not truly fulfilling me. I allow myself to transform my career, if that’s what I desire to do. What is it that I ultimately want to leave behind in this world? What is it that I want to be known for? Whatever that isn’t in alignment with that, may I release myself from it.
Pisces Rising and Pisces Sun
With this Lunar Eclipse I give myself the space to transform the meaningful structures in my life. Whatever wisdom traditions, academic studies or projects, religions are no longer serving me or have served their purpose; may I be able to let them go or transform them. Every ending makes space for a new beginning. With this Lunar Eclipse I allow myself to release, in order to make space for the new. With this Lunar Eclipse I allow myself to transform the assumptions that I hold in relationship to myself, others and the world at large. Old dreams are passing by and making space for new ones. A clean slate will soon appear, making space for a new journey, travel or pilgrimage to unfold.