Secrets come to light early May 16 as the 2022 Scorpio full moon arrives as a rare total lunar eclipse at 12:14 AM EDT. There’s no “unseeing” the truth, so prepare to transform as these mystical moonbeams reveal what’s hidden.
What does a full moon mean for Scorpio?
Scorpio is the zodiac sign that rules merging—from joint finances to living space to letting someone know your deep, dark secrets. All of these things require vulnerability and trust—and often, a journey through your own unconscious “shadow” to be able to share at this level.
As the Earth’s shadow paints the full moon blood red, there could be eye-opening awakenings for anyone who’s refused to deal with a lingering conflict. These situations could hit a boiling point—and fast! If they do, lean into the fixed sign energy of these planetary placements to pull back and devise logical solutions.
Keep calm, but don’t carry on until you’ve investigated every option thoroughly. Turmoil will be temporary if you actually FIX (pun intended) the problem instead of slapping on a Band-Aid.
What is the May 2022 lunar eclipse?
Cue up the Brené Brown! The 2022 Scorpio full moon unlocks the power of vulnerability, and as the first eclipse to land in this sign since 2014, surprising feelings are bound to rise to the surface.
Brown herself is a Scorpio Sun, so it’s no surprise that this TED legend turned author knows a thing or two about the emotions we bury away like shame and regret—and the freedom that comes from finally owning them.
On a purely positive note, this eclipse can bring a legendary burst of creative genius—a perfect blossoming for the Full Flower Moon, as indigenous tribes have dubbed it. And thanks to la luna’s trine to Mars and Neptune in Pisces— and a sextile from Pluto in Capricorn—it can bring the kind of support that puts your name on the map.
What are the effects of the 2022 Scorpio full moon and lunar eclipse?
Here are 9 ways to channel the mysterious and power-packed 2022 Scorpio full moon to your advantage.
1. Get intimate
Scorpio is also known as the sex sign, and this is more than just urban legend. Anyone who’s slipped between the sheets with this sign can profess to this sign’s seductive powers and soul-communing bedroom game. And when the full moon lands in Scorpio each year (during Taurus season), it casts an erotic spell that can be felt around the world.
But make no mistake: You’re not heading for a casual encounter under this lunar lift. In fact, you might want to read up on attachment styles since the deep bonding the 2022 Scorpio full moon can stir up all kinds of feelings, leaving you anxious, obsessing or even ruminating on early traumas.
On a far brighter side, it can also help couples join forces in an official way, like marriage or shared financial resources—or break apart if it’s time for a divorce. No matter your status, don’t be surprised if you have a vivid erotic dream under this full moon—or just the hottest “almost went there” encounter of your life.
2. Unlock your power chakra
Shimmy those hips, rock that pelvis and awaken your second chakra. This energy center, located just below the naval, is associated with money AND sex, both Scorpio terrain. When this chakra is blocked, your sex drive may dip, and you may struggle to attract (or keep) money. Movement can get the chi flowing to your erotic center and reproductive organs again. Try a burlesque class or invent your own seduction dance. Perform it for yourself in the mirror, ‘cuz YOUR turn-on is the most important one. While you’re at it, wear something orange, to activate the color associated with this chakra.
3. Release yourself from a financial obligation
Scorpio rules the zodiac’s eighth house of wealth and joint finances. It governs the money we borrow, inherit and owe. Make a plan for how you’ll pay off any outstanding loans, even if that means renegotiating a small monthly amount that’s greater than just the interest—or refinancing for a lower interest rate. The energy and intention are what sets the momentum forward.
Feeling bold? Cut up a credit card or cancel some unused subscriptions. Are you debt-free and financially solvent? Explore smarter ways to invest the money you do have. Scorpio is associated with our long-term investments, like real estate or a portfolio of stocks or crypto. Start educating yourself or talking to new financial pros who come with a proven track record.
4. Find a worthy obsession at the 2022 Scorpio full moon
Scorpio is the sign of power and control. These traits get a bad rap, but truth is, to be a mortal IS to be a control freak of sorts. So rather than try to change this utterly human trait, decide what’s worthy of getting all worked up about instead. Find a pursuit to obsess over, something that makes the world a better place. The double chin your front-facing phone camera gives you? Totally not worth your time. The person who doesn’t return your texts? Hell no. A fundraiser for a struggling community center or to raise money for food bank? That’s more like it. Lean in to the things that will boomerang back with positive energy.
5. Don’t hate, reincarnate
Scorpio is the ruler of psychic and mystical phenomenon, including reincarnation. If you haven’t read Scorpio Brian Weiss’ Many Lives, Many Masters, it will change how you think about death and the soul—in a good way—forever. Explore past-life regression theory, or read up on your North and South Nodes to learn more about your own past-life karma and future destiny, by the stars.
6. Make a foggy area crystal clear
Ready to break past a block? Turn it over to this transformational full moon for some deep processing and healing. As the sign of extremes, Scorpio energy draws out both our darkest shadows and our enlightened ideals. The devil is in the details, and Scorpio’s laser vision never misses a thing.
Where in your life have you left things a little fuzzy around the edges? It could be affecting you more than you realize. Take tangible actions: make a call, send an email, apologize to someone, tell the truth, whatever. Just DO it. Precision is the Scorpio aim.
7. Ask for a sign at the 2022 Scorpio full moon
We live in a world of high performance, achievement, competition. But everyone could use a little support from the spiritual realm. Tuck away that superhero cape and ask your guides, guardian angels, the universe, whatever you want to call it…for a sign. Close your eyes and be where you are. Whether you do a guided meditation or take a few moments of silence, this practice has been shown to boost brain health and literally change neural pathways—putting you in the serene state of flow that’s in sync with the 2022 Scorpio full moon.
8. Nurture a hidden talent
Got a half-finished novel sitting on your hard drive? Sketchbooks filled with abstract line drawings that would make stunning, minimalist prints? With the illuminating full moon beaming into Scorpio’s vault, it’s going to be hard to hide your light under a bushel. So don’t! Did you know that a creative block can masquerade as “boredom” or inexplicable fatigue that creeps up every time you’re about to start a project? If you’ve been feeling stymied, pick up a copy of Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way and liberate your creative force.
9. Channel the phoenix and rise, baby
Scorpio rules power, control and transformation—it’s the mythic phoenix that rises from the ashes of destruction. What in your life needs to symbolically “die” so that something new can be born? Let it go—or at least, release your grip—and allow the 2022 Scorpio full moon to transmute it.
But remember that sometimes, the only way out is through. Scorpio has four phases of evolution:
- In its most basic state, Scorpio is the ground-dwelling scorpion who stings every fear-evoking passerby
- Second is the serpent, who charms and enchants but can be deadly venomous when threatened
- Third, comes the observant (but predatory) eagle, taking in its sweeping view from high overhead and nesting with its lifelong mate
- The most transcendent Scorpio form is the phoenix, who rises from the ashes of destruction and shows you the remaining signs of life.
And under this full moon, you could find yourself going low before you go high!
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