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Here’s what you can expect from the full Flower Moon and lunar eclipse in Scorpio


By Sarah Gill
04th May 2023

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Here’s what you can expect from the full Flower Moon and lunar eclipse in Scorpio

Reaching peak illumination on Friday evening, May’s full moon just so happens to coincide with a penumbral lunar eclipse.

Ready for the first lunar eclipse of 2023?

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, this month’s full moon marks the peak of spring, acting as a transition into the sun-soaked days and warm evenings of summer ahead. Commonly referred to as the ‘Flower Moon’, it pays homage to the abundance of flowers in bloom, offering a prelude to Mother Nature’s coming attractions.

Given that full moons generally give us pause, this weekend’s Flower Moon allows us to take a moment to feel a sense of release. Fortuitously, due to the coincidental timing of the lunar eclipse, we may also be opened up to embracing new change.

With the eclipse taking place in Scorpio — a lunar event that won’t occur again until the 2030s — we are advised to explore deeper meaning, allow ourselves to spend time contemplating our next decisions, and grab hold of our free will and destiny with both hands. A time for rebirth and transformation, these celestial occurrences have the capacity to feel incredibly intense and emotionally charged.

This eclipse is called a ‘penumbra’, which means that the moon drops almost completely below the Earth’s shadow, touching only the shadow’s very outer part, which is called the penumbra. A full moon occurs when the sun and moon are at opposite ends of the zodiac, so given that we are in Taurus season, the polar opposite moon lands directly in Scorpio.

Though this eclipse favours the Eastern Hemisphere, it will reach peak illumination at about 5.30pm Irish time, so prepare to feel the push, pull, and strain on your emotions this coming weekend.

A time to truly lean into your emotions and embrace the intensity, once the full Flower Moon and lunar eclipse in Scorpio has passed by, you should feel a renewed sense of balance. So, get your crystals ready, charge them up, and reap the benefits as the month goes on.

Featured image via Griffin Wooldridge on Unsplash.