The Astrological Significance of the 2023 Lunar Eclipses
Lunar eclipses are a significant event in astrology, as they can influence our emotional and spiritual selves. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes between the Sun and the Moon, causing the Moon to be cast in the Earth’s shadow. This results in the Moon appearing reddish, a phenomenon known as a “blood moon.”
In astrology, the Moon is associated with our emotional and intuitive selves and our unconscious mind. During a lunar eclipse, the energy of the Moon is intensified, making it a powerful time for introspection and self-reflection. It can also be a time of heightened emotions and heightened intuitive abilities.
During a lunar eclipse, it is common to feel a sense of emotional upheaval or to experience sudden shifts in our emotional states. This can be challenging, but it is also an opportunity to gain greater insight into our emotional selves and make positive life changes.
Lunar eclipses can also bring about significant changes and shifts in our relationships. As the Moon is associated with our emotional selves, a lunar eclipse can bring to light any unresolved emotional issues in our relationships and provide an opportunity to address them.
How Many Lunar Eclipses are There in 2023?
Lunar eclipses are relatively common astronomical events, but they do not occur every month. On average, there are about 2 to 4 lunar eclipses per year.
There are three types of lunar eclipses: total, partial, and penumbral. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon is completely engulfed in the Earth’s shadow, causing it to appear reddish. A partial lunar eclipse occurs when only a portion of the Moon enters the Earth’s shadow. A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the outer portion of the Earth’s shadow, the penumbra.
Total lunar eclipses tend to be the most dramatic and visually impressive type of lunar eclipse, but they are also the rarest. Partial lunar eclipses are more common but are generally not as noticeable as total lunar eclipses. Penumbral eclipses are the most subtle type of lunar eclipse and are often not visible to the naked eye.
The year 2023 has two lunar eclipses on 5 – 6 May (penumbral) and 28-29 October (Partial). The 2023 Lunar eclipses bring sudden changes that have the role of calibrating and adjusting our way and choices to destiny. These are cosmic adjustments, which seem to hinder us but help us maintain the right path – not the one we think of, but the one the soul knows.
Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio on May 5, 2023
A penumbral lunar eclipse will take place on May 5, 2023, at 14 degrees and 58 minutes in Scorpio, opposite the Sun at 14 degrees and 58 minutes of Taurus, impacting people born with planets and personal points about 10-20 degrees from fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius) hardest.
This brings us to Scorpio’s influence throughout this transit. Pluto, the Lord of the Underworld, rules Scorpio. This suggests that this Full Moon period will be one of digging deep to find the truth. It will also lead to significant changes and transformation.
Ready or not, this May 5 Full Moon Lunar Eclipse is asking you to shift. If you began the work during the New Moon, you are ahead of the game, but the winds of change are upon us no matter what. Now is the perfect time to rid yourself of the things that no longer serve you. Not sure what those things are? They will be apparent to you during May 5 Total Lunar Eclipse. Discoveries may be illuminating, shocking, or even devastating, but you will be able to handle them as they are ultimately for your growth.
The energies of this Full Moon promise an awakening that spreads everywhere. Although deep and transformative changes are on the horizon, they will lead to your transformation. Much like the symbol of the phoenix rising from the ashes, you will emerge renewed!
Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse on October 28, 2023, in Taurus
A partial lunar eclipse happens on October 28, 2023, at 5 degrees and 9 minutes of Taurus, opposing the Sun at 5 degrees and 9 minutes of Scorpio, affecting people born with planets and personal points at about 0-10 degrees of fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius) the most.
It is a period that will mainly bring us to reality when we are undecided. It directs us in the right direction and leads to unusual events.
The Partial Lunar Eclipse in October can create chaos in our lives. Taurus will directly influence our material situation, businesses, earnings, comforts, and savings we have enjoyed until now.
In other words, many zodiac signs will be affected financially. Almost every one of us will experience losses, some greater, some lesser. And the strongest influence on money will be felt five days before and five days after the eclipse, from 23 October to 2 November.
Significance of Lunar Eclipses if They Aspect Your Chart:
The Moon’s energy is internal, maternal, nurturing, and deeply emotional. When a lunar eclipse
occurs, the earth passes between the Sun and the Moon, creating a Full Moon just like every other month; however, during an eclipse, the alignment is perfect, and the moon is covered for an hour or more by the shadow of the earth.
Full Moon energy is excellent, but it is suspended and absent briefly during the eclipse. Therefore, the eclipse influences you with a sense of lack, absence, or withholding. How that lack or absence is expressed depends totally on the house, sign, and planetary aspect delineated in your astrological birth
Lunar eclipses typically address relationship and connection issues with others described by the Moon’s position in your chart.
Depending upon your chart, these issues may take the form of severing, challenges, sudden mergers, and bonding; it is a time to look within, and confront our demons, old habits, and fears.
Because the Sun and Moon are in opposing astrological signs, the Sun’s position may be expressed
in a release from what holds you back, opportunities for understanding, and finding a balance in your life.