On May 16, 2022, the Full Moon in Scorpio is a total lunar eclipse. If full moons are a time of culmination and release, lunar eclipses are a time of karmic release and transformation.

Scorpio is an emotional, deep and transformative sign that embodies the spirit of autumn, a time of letting go. A Full Moon in Scorpio brings to light what needs to be transformed at a deep level to be free to pursue your desires.

Issues of trust and intimacy might arise, and it is time for sexual healing.


This Full Moon in Scorpio happens a few days after Mercury has turned retrograde. This is an invitation to reflect, pause, and clarify what you need to move forward.

What fires need more wood?
Which ones need to be extinguished for good?

The two rulers of Scorpio support this lunation:

With its fiery and assertive energy, Mars in a trine will help you decide and take action.

Pluto, in a sextile, with its deep and powerful energy, will help you bring to light and face any fears and limitations.


Venus, the planet of self-worth, is conjunct Chiron, the wounded healer in Aries (the sign of the self), inviting you to rise from the ashes with a healed and renewed sense of self-worth, a new set of values and new passions to pursue.

Saturn, also involved in a T-square with this Full Moon in Scorpio, will ask for patience, determination and emotional maturity to deal with the challenges that transformation and letting go always bring.

What have you learnt from the past that can help you now?


The Sabian Symbol for this Full Moon in Scorpio is:


The ability to adjust swiftly to a new situation by tuning in to its requirements.

Those who live in harmony with nature, moving on as new needs arise, find themselves at home everywhere. Those who do not make demands upon life have identified themselves with the great rhythms of the biosphere, and they live at peace with their nature.

Use the next couple of weeks to finish up and clear what no longer feels right to make space for the upcoming New Moon in Gemini.

With love and care,


You can read more about the Eclipse season here.

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