Uncover the Mystery of the Full Moon & Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio

A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio is coming! On May 16th, 2022, we have our first Lunar Eclipse of the year, and it’s part of the first Eclipse Season for 2022, coming after the April Solar Eclipse in Taurus.

Lunar Eclipses occur with Full Moons (Solar Eclipses occur with New Moons), which happen when the Sun and Moon exactly oppose one another in the zodiac. We have a Full Moon roughly every four weeks.

A Lunar Eclipse occurs only 2-4 times each year because the Full Moon must be within a certain distance of the Lunar Nodes (the points in the Moon’s orbit where the Moon crosses the ecliptic). Currently, the Lunar Nodes are in Taurus and Scorpio.

Full Moons are emotional energy and the link to endings and culminations. We see the results of what we’ve done, and we feel connected to everything that we’re experiencing.

Lunar Eclipses amplify this in a big way. We’re not just a little emotional, we’re a LOT emotional, and we’re not just seeing endings and culminations. We’re seeing entire chapters and books closing and potentially experiencing the highest of highs if we’ve done things right.

This Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio kicks up the emotional energy times ten since Scorpio is a Water sign, emotional, intense, deep, and brooding. Whatever we’re dealing with when it comes to this Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio, we are pretty intense about it and super invested.

About the Full Moon & Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio

Scorpio rules the depths, the darkness within everyone and everything. It’s the sign of mystery and loves to dig deeper, explore, research, and uncover as much of what is hidden as possible.

This Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio may reveal some truths that have been hidden from us, and we have to figure out what the next steps are. We may feel thrown, and we may want to throw a tantrum, but we need to stay sober and serious and work to find solutions.

Scorpio is the sign of transformation, so we likely need to transform in some way. This may be small or big, personal or external, but something has to change in more than a superficial, temporary way.

Read this: 5 Things You Need to Know About Lunar Eclipses

What Are Other Transits Happening in May?

This Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio occurs at nice angles to three of the other planets: Mars and Neptune in Pisces and Pluto in Capricorn. This means we have energy and drive thanks to Mars to do what we need to, and we can be imaginative, intuitive, and empathetic with Neptune.

Pluto is the naturally ruling planet for Scorpio, so it can be easier for us to use the Scorpio energy to our advantage. We can be more comfortable with transforming, digging deeper, and bringing light to the dark.

The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio is at one hard angle to a planet, and that’s Saturn in Aquarius. Saturn can make us feel more restricted, limited, and overwhelmed, and we have to work within existing limitations; otherwise, we create more problems for ourselves.

Don’t keep trying to look for a door when an open window is right in front of you!

We do need to keep in mind that Mercury is retrograde for this Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio, so we may need to revisit the past, work on some karma, or release some baggage.

The retrograde ends opposing this Lunar Eclipse, so it can trigger the eclipse energy and may feel strong now through early June 2022.

This is the first Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio since April 2013, so the energy at that time can feel similar now (and this Lunar Eclipse occurred in almost exactly the same location as the Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio in May 2003, so if you’re old enough, look back to then!).

Don’t miss: Your May 2022 Energy Forecast

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Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio Horoscopes

Aries: Uncover What You’ve Been Avoiding

What you normally try to avoid may come bursting out from below the surface with the Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio, Aries. You likely need to take a beat and face the fear and make yourself see what needs to be seen and hear what you need to hear.

This can be an emotional experience for you, and it may pick at old wounds, but you likely need to work on finally healing them once and for all. A major transformation may be necessary, and this can seem daunting, but eventually uncovers a tremendous amount of personal power you didn’t even realize you had.

You may need to manage a desire to give in to laziness and just let things slide, and try to find moments where you can breathe, relax, and not worry while still dedicating enough time to what needs to be done.

If you can strike that balance, you can emerge as an unstoppable force.

Taurus: Uncover Relationship Issues

The Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio targets your relationships, Taurus, and you may need to uncover issues that have persisted and grown without notice. If you’ve been snapping at someone a lot or feel extra frustrated all of the time dealing with them, there is likely something that needs to be addressed so you can transform the relationship for the better or feel comfortable enough to let it go.

There may be hidden agendas that reveal what the true motives are for someone or a group in your life, and this can help you figure out who they really are and how good or bad the connection actually is. It can be painful, but it’s better to know the truth.

You may feel overwhelmed at times with all that’s on your plate, so you have to make sure you’re going easy on yourself. Don’t automatically go to a bad place when you become aware of problems, and try to take things in a healthy stride.

Gemini: Uncover Little Issues Causing Stress

There may be little issues you need to uncover in your daily life, Gemini, and these are issues that have hurt your productivity, your ability to manage deadlines, your organization, and your stress levels. This can make you feel anxious but ultimately helps you to get more done and take better care of yourself.

Little issues may not seem like much individually but can add up over time, and you may start to ask more of yourself than is realistic, only causing you more stress. This would be the time to prioritize managing your stress and not demanding perfection from yourself.

You may need to take time away from others to be by yourself and recharge, and this can help you a great deal, especially because the time alone allows you to be more introspective and work on releasing old baggage. That can do your stress levels a huge favor.

Cancer: Uncover Heart Blocks

Matters of the heart can be the focus for you under this Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio, Cancer, and you can focus on uncovering blocks that have kept you from accessing your heart energy and living a more heart-centric life. Perhaps your emotions caused issues at one point, and you thought it would be better to keep it all to yourself, but this just cuts you off and keeps you from fully living.

Transforming in some way can help you with removing the blocks, and this can help you connect better in your relationships, but also with yourself, with joy, and with what you love in life. Restore your hope and find inspiration everywhere.

Hope may be a challenge at this time, and you may want to give up on your dreams, but reconnecting to your heart can help you keep going. You don’t need to have all the answers now; only belief in yourself and the future.

Check out: Healing Broken Hearts Through Lunar Eclipses & Beyond

Leo: Uncover Foundational Problems

This period may be a super emotional one for you, Leo, and the Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio can bring out all of the emotional issues you haven’t wanted to deal with or felt too scared to face. The issues that are at your core, that likely stem from your early life, are the ones that can feel strongest now, and there may be something within them that you need to uncover in order to really work it out.

You may feel unsettled emotionally at times, which can make it easy to run away, but that’s not the right thing to do. Get to your core and work on strengthening yourself internally.

It may be tempting to focus solely on the external right now and just give all of your attention to your goals and ambitions, especially if you’re experiencing setbacks or hiccups with them.

Ultimately, this is a test of your foundation, both internally and externally, and you need to invest time and energy into making sure your foundation is solid from the core of yourself to the heights of your goals.

Virgo: Uncover Authentic Expression

It can become important for you to express yourself authentically with this transit, Virgo, and you may need to uncover issues that have stopped you from doing that. It may be old insecurity, it may be just wanting to get along, it may be doubting your abilities, or it may be an old trauma.

Holding all of your thoughts, ideas, and opinions inside of you can seem like the right thing to do in certain moments, but is rarely the right thing to do in EVERY moment. All that does is dim your light, and you don’t deserve that.

This can be a big communication period for you where you’re learning how to speak up, and you may start in small ways. Keep going and build momentum.

Libra: Uncover Sources of Insecurity

Issues around insecurity can become more obvious for you with this Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio, Libra. You may need to uncover where they come from, how they came to be, and why you haven’t worked them out yet, which can be scary to face.

Part of you may want to continue avoiding this, but it doesn’t really help you to do that. If you want to achieve ultimate stability and security in your life, you need to develop better self-confidence and self-respect.

There may be super emotional developments in some part of your life or a relationship, and it may try to keep you focused on that instead of trying to develop your self-worth, but you need to do both.

Don’t get caught up in the drama, and take a steady approach!

Read next: What You Should Manifest in 2022, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Scorpio: Uncover Everything

With the Lunar Eclipse in your sign, Scorpio, this puts a target on your back, and your emotions can be stimulated in any and every way, and you may need to dig deeper into a variety of matters. There can be a lot for you to uncover, but thankfully, you’re just the sign to do that!

Transforming can be extra important for you now, and this can help you to make progress with what you need to work on. You can see the results of what you’ve been doing lately as well and work on where to go from here, even if that means moving on to a fresh start.

You may be tempted to give your attention to the people in your life to avoid focusing on yourself, but you need to remember that your relationship with yourself is just as important. Try to find a balance.

Sagittarius: Uncover What’s Been Hiding

We all have things we hide, and you’re no different Sagittarius, but this Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio may force you to uncover what you’ve been hiding. This can mean digging into your subconscious, into your past, or into the hidden motivations, you haven’t wanted to admit to yourself.

This can be a period of revelations, and some may come as a surprise to you consciously, yet you can feel you always knew on some level subconsciously or spiritually. Connecting to what’s hidden can help strengthen your intuition as well, and this can guide you as you move along.

Mundane matters may demand your attention, but you need to be careful you don’t get lost in the weeds. Make sure you’re managing both well.

Capricorn: Uncover Doubts About the Future

The Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio might bring attention to your dreams for the future, Capricorn, and part of you may question what it is you want and if it’s realistically possible. The Lunar Eclipse can help you uncover where this doubt is coming from, and you can work on realistic plans, so you’re not so doubtful again.

As the most traditional sign and one that’s really practical and serious, you can find it difficult to connect to the future since it hasn’t happened yet and seems out of reach. Cultivate a little imagination, and allow yourself to think outside of the box.

Being creative can be helpful during this period, and you can inspire yourself to dream, to love, and to enjoy yourself. As you connect to your heart, you can connect to your dreams.

Check out: What is a Past-Present-Future Tarot Spread?

Aquarius: Uncover Opportunities to Ride High or Divert

The Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio can bring you to great heights in many ways, Aquarius, and you can see hard, smart work and decisions pay off. As you reach new heights and hit your stride, this offers an opportunity for you to uncover what you haven’t been able to see so far on your ride upward so you can make this last.

On the other hand, you may see some setbacks and delays with the things you’re not truly invested in, and this can be disappointing but not altogether surprising. This can offer an opportunity for you to uncover why you’ve been doing this, why you’re not invested, or what you really want to be doing.

Emotions may be stronger during this time, and that might make it difficult to approach anything from a purely logical, rational perspective, and emotion wants to take over instead. Ideally, you should be making decisions that consider both what you feel and what you think, so this may be an opportunity for you to learn that.

Pisces: Uncover Openness

The Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio may be a little brighter for you than for others, Pisces, and you may work on uncovering ways to expand, explore, and be open to new experiences. You can work on blocks that have kept you from being more open to the world, and you can share more of your own wisdom.

If you’re prone to self-doubt, this Lunar Eclipse may be a great time for working on being bolder, braver, and more adventurous. You can feel there’s less to be scared of and want to jump in.

Small matters and projects may take up a lot of your attention during this period, and this can keep you connected to the little things and your life personally as you venture out and see what awaits you.

Time to Welcome the Eclipses!

A New Moon Solar Eclipse occurred recently in Taurus, and this Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio rounds out this Eclipse Season. Energy has been and continues to be high, and we’re seeing major developments and decisions.

In general, it’s a time when we need to go easy on ourselves yet take action as needed, and our emotions can be strong, so we need to balance that with rational thought. We’re also more easily drained, so we do need to make sure we’re getting plenty of rest.

Eclipses can offer wonderful, amazing opportunities for major growth and major success, and hopefully, that’ll be the case for you.

Good luck with the Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio!

Related article: The Ultimate Guide to Lunar & Solar Eclipses

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About The Author

Nic Gaudette

Nic Gaudette's astrology career began in 2004. She's performed thousands of astrology readings, helped thousands of students learn astrology, and has written over a dozen horoscope columns and hundreds of articles for various publications, in addition to creating The Dark Pixie Astrology. Her path to becoming an astrologer started as a teenager when she picked up an astrology book out of sheer boredom in a bookstore one day and instantly became hooked. She believes astrology is an empowering tool everyone can use to help themselves. She affectionately calls her followers her "pixies." She provides daily astro tidbits on Facebook and Instagram and sends extra astro wisdom in her regular newsletter. When not working, you'll usually find her baking, obsessing over the Yankees, or binging on politics. Make sure to check her out on The Dark Pixie Astrology.
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