On May 16, 2022, at 4:14 am GMT, there takes place a Full Moon, which is simultaneously a lunar eclipse, across the Taurus-Scorpio axis, the axis of survival, as well as the axis of material and emotional exchange and security. The Full Moon is the culmination of the April 30 solar eclipse and thus illuminates emotional reactions to the radical change marked by the solar eclipse. Along with this change, there seems to be now some important chapter opening or closing in terms of daily life, home and relationships with important women in our lives. Although for some, this chapter may be experienced as a matter of ‘life and death’, given that the eclipse occurs across the axis of survival, it is good to realize that we are, above all, called to face insecurities and the fear of change, following issues raised by the solar eclipse.
On a positive note, many astrological factors support our ability to not only adequately manage but also overcome certain insecurities and fears. On the one hand, the Moon in Scorpio and in conjunction with the South Lunar Node, invites us to feel these fears and insecurities with the prospect of leaving them behind. On the other hand, the Sun in Taurus and in conjunction with the North Lunar Node and the fixed star of Capulus, which symbolizes Perseus’ hand that holds the sword with which he beheaded Medusa, provides us with the necessary strength and courage to ‘behead’ fears and inner demons that hold us captive. This way we may proceed with more peace and tranquility on the path of our spiritual development.
After all, the difficult aspects that the Sun and the Moon receive from Saturn are indicative of the need to cut ourselves off from the past, despite the pain that this may entail. Any pain, however, will probably be numbed or alleviated by the tranquilizing energies of Neptune conjunct Mars in Pisces and in harmonious aspects with the Sun and the Moon. Thus, we may find ourselves with increased belief in our inner strength, which in turn will help us heal any wounded sense of self-value (Venus conjunct Chiron). Finally, Mercury retrograde from Gemini, the sign of its dominion, is ideal for internal introspections and analyses that lead to optimism and new horizons (sextile with Jupiter), the result of which will be more intensely felt in June when Mercury turns direct. Are you ready, then, to take the ‘sword’ in your eager little hands and triumph over your fears?