The universe is really giving everyone a show this spring. I mean, Saturn entering Pisces, the spring equinox, mercury in retrograde (sigh), and now a lunar eclipse in Scorpio?! I know what you’re thinking, bestie: it’s stressful. But it doesn’t have to be.
ICYMI: A lunar eclipse is coming our way and in none other than the intense, mysterious sign of Scorpio (eeek). The eclipse will happen on May 5, 2023, at 1:34 p.m. ET. Although this is supposed to be the heaviest eclipse of the spring, we shouldn’t be too worried because it’s going to be a period of immense transformation for each zodiac sign.
I will say, though, the lunar eclipse in Scorpio opposes Mercury Retrograde in Taurus, so Taurus and Scorpio placements will definitely feel the heaviest effects of these astrological events. This eclipse is a little more emotionally tricky because it’ll reveal some toxic emotional ties, and the universe is telling you it’s time to let it go.
Eclipses are all about endings, so the energy can definitely be intense. Instead of dreading it, embrace the intensity, as it’ll be a powerful season of growth and will highlight potential changes you need to make in your life to get closer to your best self.
Let’s unveil the cosmic chaos, besties. To fully understand how the Scorpip lunar eclipse will impact you, take a look at your rising sign. If you don’t know your rising sign, you can find out here: all you need to know is the date, time, and place of your birth.
Oh, my fiery Aries. The eclipse is shining a light on transformation. The universe might be telling you to let go of something that has been taking a toll on your mental health. But with every ending, there is a new beginning, so expect a new area of birth in your life. Now that doesn’t have to be an actual pregnancy; it could be the birth of a new career, new city, new hobby, or new relationships. Be prepared for a season of change, but all for the better!
Taurus, you’ll feel this one, so prepare to buckle up. This eclipse is in your seventh house of partnerships. There might be a person you have been thinking of lately, and maybe it’s time to reevaluate your relationship with them. This period will bring a significant change, the kind of change that shifts your whole life. It might be something you’ve been expecting, but it also might catch you off guard. Remember to be open to what the universe is trying to tell you.
During this season, focus on building a routine that works for you, Gemini. The eclipse happens in your sixth house of health, and maybe you have been following a routine that hasn’t been working for you. Prioritize all aspects of your health — physical, emotional, and spiritual.
The eclipse happens in your fifth house of creativity, Cancer. Maybe you’ve been embarking on a passion project, and you will start seeing results that remind you of why you started this project in the first place. The eclipse shouldn’t be too heavy for you, Cancer, but it’ll remind you of the importance of enjoying yourself, something you’ve been putting off.
During this eclipse, focus on ending relationships that aren’t serving you, Leo. The eclipse falls in your fourth house of family. So a relationship worth taking an extra look at might be a family member that only drains you. You might have been thinking about ending this relationship for a while, but this lunar eclipse is the final push you need to sever the ties.
The eclipse is in your third house of communication. You may want to put an end to overcommunication or the constant oversharing of your life. It’s OK to keep things just for yourself, Virgo. Focus on connecting with people you might have lost ties with or those who make you feel good.
This period of time is all about shifting your emotions, Libra. You have a lot of thoughts rooted in a lack, maybe because you’ve been putting a lot of energy into something that isn’t bringing you the abundance you hoped it would. Focus on shifting your energy to things that make you feel fulfilled.
As I mentioned, Scorpio placements will feel the lunar eclipse heavily. It takes place in your first house of self. So you might be letting go of something that used to be essential to your identity, but you feel like it’s no longer serving you. It could be something external, like your appearance; maybe you want to change your hair or style. Or it could be something more deeply rooted, like an aspect of your personality that you’ve wanted to change for the better.
Sagittarius, this will affect your twelfth house of healing and unconscious patterns. It’s time to take a closer look at how your habits affect you mentally and emotionally. Something in your life may be preventing you from beginning the healing journey that you desperately need. You could realize the benefits of therapy during the eclipse. Whatever it is, take this period to reflect on your true needs. This will help you get back on track to what your soul needs.
This eclipse emphasizes the importance of individual freedom. You may have given someone too much power over your choices in a need to feel like you belong. It’s time to reconnect to yourself and realize what you need to truly thrive. This period will be a time of setting yourself free and learning your approval is the only one that truly matters.
Prepare to feel a shift in your image and sense of self, Aquarius. This lunar eclipse occurs in your tenth house of public image and career. You may have been tying a big part of your identity to your work, and it has been affecting you negatively. Your work doesn’t define you; it might be time to release much of your worry by shifting careers or focusing your energy on other aspects of your life.
My dear Pisces, this last year has been a time of immense growth and understanding for you. This lunar eclipse is that final push period to remind you to let go of anything that is hindering you. It might also be that push to encourage you to step out of your comfort zone. Maybe there is something you’ve always wanted to do, but you’ve been too anxious. Release your anxieties by knowing the universe is on your side.