Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio ~ May 5, 2023

My May 2023 Forecast notes:

May 5 Full Moon in Scorpio, Lunar Eclipse, 1:34 p.m. Eastern US time. In addition to the intense Scorpio Eclipse, today marks the official cross-quarter day of Beltane, when the Sun reaches 15 Taurus. The timing of an Eclipse + Beltane thins the veil between worlds even more than usual. At the time of this “Flower Moon,” Venus in Gemini still squares Neptune in Pisces, so feelings run high and low. Practice good energy hygiene, because things could feel intense. Even though it’s a South Node Eclipse (which usually explores the past), this one looks toward “FUTURE-ORIENTED GROWTH.” We’ve entered new territory, so keep your wits about you.

The Sabian Symbol for this Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse is: (SCORPIO 15°): CHILDREN PLAYING AROUND FIVE MOUNDS OF SAND. KEYNOTE: Early steps in the development of a mind seeking to be attuned to the higher level of human evolution. Dane Rudhyar continues, “In this final stage [of a cycle] … the transcendent possibilities of mental evolution, which require interpersonal communion in consciousness, are evoked. The free spirit of true scientific inquiry is only a foreshadowing of such a type of mind, which demands dedication to mankind as a whole. What is seen here is FUTURE-ORIENTED GROWTH.”

South Node eclipses usually look backwards, but the May 5th eclipse points towards the future. We can utilize these energies by reclaiming old skills, blessings and interests from earlier life or prior lifetimes.

This eclipse is also an inversion of the November 8, 2022 Full Moon Lunar Eclipse at 16°00′ Taurus. Look at that time period for clues about which areas may arise for a redo now. Scorpio themes include: death and rebirth, intimacy, power struggles, the victim-abuser paradigm, shared resources, Shadow issues, regeneration and all kinds of sexuality.

May 5, 2023, 1:34 p.m., Washington, D.C.

November 8, 2022 was also Election Day in the US, so we could see revelations or deeper understanding of hidden elements surrounding that election. The Arizona Governor’s race remains highly contested. It will be interesting to see what, if anything, shows up around May 5 and over the next six months of eclipse influence.

At the time of the eclipse, Mars conjuncts the US natal Mercury, so we could see increasing battles for “the narrative.” The information warfare that occurred during the seven months of Mars in Gemini will re-up now and for at least six months. The Sun point conjuncts Uranus, another future-oriented element of this eclipse–one that demands revolution and liberation. This could be a trigger that sets off bigger developments later this month and year.

(For those who like videos, Timothy Glenn and I took a deep dive into Pluto’s impact on May 2023 energies.)

There’s so much more with this eclipse, but I had a bizarre–I could say impossible–injury on Sunday, which ordered me to slow down. I have a pre-recorded video discussing other aspects of this Scorpio Full Moon Lunar Eclipse, and I’ll post that closer to May 5th.

On a personal note, the upcoming New Moon on May 19th conjuncts my Midheaven–exactly, to the minute! Mars conjuncted my Midheaven this past August when I broke my pinky toe in another freak accident involving a different door. May 19, 2023 marks the 25th anniversary of my life-changing traumatic brain injury, and on that date–May 19, 1998–both Mars and the Sun conjuncted my Midheaven.

I will turn 50 on May 22nd. Chiron (Wound and Wounded Healer) is fast approaching my natal Chiron, which exactly opposes my natal Uranus, all while my progressed Sun squares that axis to trigger extended chaos, liberation and healing. All of this occurs during seven(!) Pluto transits, plus a bunch of Saturn transits. Pluto stationed Retrograde last night within one degree of my natal Moon.

I recently told someone, “My transits are the kind that if I had me as a client I would be afraid to tell the person just HOW rough things could get. All things considered, I’m doing well.” But when “impossible accidents” tell me to slow down and not write such comprehensive posts for awhile, I’m gonna listen! I am walking on an insanely high wire right now, attempting to navigate a tricky passage for which I have been very well prepared. It’s all very Two of Pentacles, so you’re getting an abbreviated Scorpio Full Moon Lunar Eclipse post with personal info instead.

Two of Pentacles
(Robin Wood deck)

18 responses to this post.

  1. Hi dear Laura, thank you for your post. I winced when I read you share about your impossible injury. Yours coming about a week after mine, which also slowed me down. Sending you much love and healing energy. My daughter a few weeks ago took a fall off a step. Broke her foot as well as pulled tendons in both feet. She was forced to stop work and also take a break from preparing her big move across country. Seems to definitely be a theme. I noticed if I even try in slightest way to push forward, I am seriously reminded, NO!! These “steps” if wise best not be ignored. 😊 holding you in sacred space for highest good as you traverse these challenging yet rewarding times. Love Dawn and Miracle 🐕❤😊

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    • Thank you, Dawn! Sending you, your daughter and Miracle lots of love and healing, too. I’m feeling much better. It was an intense, but hopefully not long lasting situation. ❤

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      • Aww thanks Laura we are all moving forward with healing.

        As one living in Arizona it will be very interesting to see what breaks through regarding the election. Many are aware that things were not right.

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  2. I hope you continue navigating through with out too much trauma Laura..

    And I hope you are okay with your injury..

    Such a lot going on world wide and personally, fingers crossed the truth comes to the surface regarding elections!..

    Interestingly, we have local elections here on the 5th of May…
    And many I speak too are not even going out to vote
    As the consensus is nothing ever changes at a local level, for the people..

    I feel people are waking up to those facts.. However, if changes are to be made, then its the local people who have to step up to make them..

    Thank you again for ALL you do to put in to these posts, Laura..
    Looking after YOU, is most important..
    Sending love ❤️ 😍 💖

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    • You’re welcome, and thank you, Sue! I really feel like elections should not be held on an eclipse, LOL! But, yes, local is where it’s at. We had some major battles with our Township Board in 2018. Our neighborhood would have been directly affected, so I was extremely involved. It was stressful and rather toxic, but something forced me to keep going.

      Fast forward to 2020 through now, and I see exactly why we needed to fight so hard. Our trajectory would have been night and day without that battle. I was SO grateful not to have the things “they” had planned for us unfold–and it is VERY obvious those things were on the docket, despite vocal denials on their part. We CAN make a difference at the local level.

      Love and blessings,

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  3. Wow! You must take care of yourself, Laura. I’m taking heed to your wise words. ❤️

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  4. ❤ Very relieved you are feeling much better, healing and heeding 😉 Big hugs and love to you and everyone as we navigate these potent times ❤

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  5. Posted by Cynthia on May 3, 2023 at 12:04 pm

    On May 19th, 1998, transiting Chiron was near this upcoming Scorpio eclipse point! Take care and Blessings.

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    • Oh, yikes! Another Chiron connection. Thank you for noting that and for the blessings. This is a super intense window for both David and me. He’s in his Second Saturn Return, plus Uranus conjunct his natal Sun. My natal Chiron is David’s Sun/Moon Midpoint, as well as the US natal Chiron. Pluto is squaring David’s natal Mars at 0 Taurus … so I’ve been acutely aware of Jupiter entering Taurus. His Mercury is at 1+ Taurus, his Jupiter at 6 Taurus. My Part of Fortune right in the middle of that at 3 Taurus, where the North Node and Jupiter will exactly conjunct.

      At the time Pluto stationed Rx, the Ascendant for my Kalamazoo location conjuncted my North Node (within minutes), and 3 Taurus was the IC, with the North Node at 4 Taurus. Earthquakes expected but hopefully prepared for as well as possible …



  6. Posted by Chelsea on May 4, 2023 at 7:21 pm

    Thank you for this detailed post and for sharing some of your personal happenings!

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