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May 5, 2023

Scorpio Lunar Eclipse: Growth Through Catharsis

— Olivia Martinez
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The Lunar Eclipse reveals unhealed emotional wounds and hidden patterns that require attention. While the intensity may feel overwhelming, embracing the process of catharsis can lead to new levels of self-awareness and healing.

This week, ask yourself: How can I create space for my emotions to arise and release?

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This Lunar Eclipse begins with the Sun at 14° Taurus and the Moon at 14° Scorpio.

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Visual representation of the Soli-lunar cycle.

Lunar Eclipses occur at the Full Moon when Earth is between the Sun and the Moon. During a Solar Eclipse, the Moon blocks the Sun from view, whereas the Earth's shadow obscures the Moon for the Lunar Eclipse, often turning it shades of red and orange when visible.

The Full Moon cycle always reveals and fulfills what was seeded during the New Moon. A Lunar Eclipse amplifies this process inspiring major realizations and culminations. At this time, emotions can feel powerful and may even include panic and anxiety. As the Moon rules over the subconscious, we may become more able to examine hidden negative emotions. These emotions can serve as guideposts, leading us to question subconscious patterns. New awarenesses can motivate us to push through fear and open the door to transformational experiences. This process can help us strip away old ways of being and become a more authentic version of ourselves.

As Carl Jung once said, "Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes."

By turning our attention inward, we can gain a deeper understanding of ourselves, helping us become more self-aware and awaken to our desires and potential.

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The Lunar Eclipse is a bucket chart pattern with the Scorpio Moon as the focal point.

The Eclipse chart type is a bucket pattern, which can be likened to a satellite dish where all the information pools together and accumulates. The energy is then funneled to the handle. In this case, the Scorpio Moon is the handle, enforcing the need to go deep into our own psyche and honor our needs. The Scorpio Moon can amplify feelings that have been lying dormant in our subconscious, making this an ideal time to release emotional blockages.

One way to achieve clarity is by connecting with others. This period offers a valuable opportunity to engage in cathartic experiences, which enable us to recognize, process, and communicate our emotions in a healthy manner. By granting ourselves permission to express and feel our emotions, we can let go of pent-up feelings. This therapeutic journey helps us attain a deeper comprehension of our needs and ourselves, as well as frees us from emotional barriers that might have hindered us. Through catharsis, we can heal, release negative emotions and behaviors, and foster our personal growth.

To better understand how the Full Moon affects a particular chart, it is important to determine what house it occupies and what aspects it has to the Natal Chart.

Astrological interpretations are by Jim Sher of the Sher Institute of Astrology & Metaphysics.

Olivia Martinez
Friday, May 5th, 2023

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