Lunar Eclipse May 2023 ~ Grasping


The Lunar Eclipse 5 May 2023 is at 14º Scorpio Decan 2. Aspect: Opposite Uranus. Fixed Star: Zuben Elgenubi in the Southern Scale of Libra. Tarot Card: 6 Of Cups. Healing Crystal: Larimar.

Lunar Eclipse In Scorpio Decan 2

There is a childlike curiosity to this Lunar eclipse in Scorpio 2, it can also make us extremely tender and affectionate. The Moon is in its fall here, but the luck of Zubenelschemali (Star of gain) can still shine through if we choose to see the glass as half-full rather than half-empty (Zuben Elgenubi, the star of loss). At this time we are lustful and desirous, with much focus on seduction. This lunar eclipse highlights sexual relationships and adores the courtship process. But the maddeningly, cool approach of Scorpio decan 2 is also very apparent.

Those touched by this eclipse may find they become masters of manipulating just about anyone they want into their labyrinth of love. Without much effort at all you will find that your mate will be doing all the running, even if they weren’t even that interested in the first place. This eclipse has the power to put you under a spell! Be careful you don’t fall prey to femme-fatales or bad boys. The sexual allure of this moon is very high as is the potential for game-playing and manipulation.

Edward Snowden is a great example of the clandestine side of this decan in his leaking of classified information about various global surveillance systems. With his Moon in Scorpio 2 he was spying on the spying! The fixed stars above seem to indicate scandalous love relationships and this can be because of the intense romantic needs brought to the surface at this time. Some of us will do anything to get them fulfilled.

This eclipse is great for spies, so you will not need to employ a PI if you suspect your partner of having an affair. This eclipse gives supreme intuitive ability, insatiable curiosity and hacking skills. Be careful if it is you who is doing the dirty, wiping your history will not be enough! The person tracking you is like a dog with a bone.

Lunar Eclipse Tarot Card

The Tarot card associated with this decan is a surprisingly light-hearted and affectionate one, the sweet and innocent six of cups.

The imagery in the Rider-Waite card is that of children, a boy offering a gift to a girl. It is an image of childhood memories. This optimistic card is supported by the Sun and Jupiter rulership of this decan.

“After times of loss, sadness or despair we often take comfort and solace from familiar places and those we have known the longest, such as old friends and family.  We crave what is secure and steady as we have coped with enough change for the moment.”

Lunar Eclipse Fixed Star

Zuben Elgenubi is the main star of the unlucky southern scale of Libra according to Robson “causes malevolence, obstruction, an unforgiving character, violence, disease, lying, crime, disgrace, and danger of poison.” The two scales of Libra used to be the claws of Scorpio, which was a much larger constellation. So they actually fit very well here in tropical Scorpio. Zuben means ‘claw’ and is the prefix for all the stars that fall in the scales. Libra is actually a very small constellation and six of the nine stars here fall in Scorpio decan 2.

So we could say that Scorpio decan 2 might be the true Sidereal Librans. The actual constellation of the scales though has a very different vibe than the Venus-ruled tropical sign of Libra. You can see that Zuben Elgenubi is most definitely Scorpionic as Dr Eric Morse writes: “It is well to remember here the association of this star with a scorpion’s claw, used for making love as well as for slaying its prey. It does not let go until one or other matter is complete and onlookers are not sure which of the two acts are in process. Sometimes even the Scorpion seems to get it wrong along the way!” [1]

What the Lunar Eclipse April 2023 means for your sign

Click on links for meanings. Eclipse in 1st house for SCORPIO, Eclipse in 2nd house for LIBRA,  Eclipse in 3rd House for VIRGO, Eclipse in 4th house for LEO, Eclipse in 5th house for CANCER, Eclipse in 6th house for GEMINI, Eclipse in 7th house for TAURUS, Eclipse in 8th house for ARIES, Eclipse in 9th house for PISCES, Eclipse in 10th house for AQUARIUS, Eclipse in 11th house for CAPRICORN, Eclipse in 12th house for SAGITTARIUS.

lunar eclipse may 2023 astrology

Full Moon May 2023

Lunar Eclipse May Aspects

Moon Opposite Uranus

Moon opposite Uranus in the sky can be volatile and moody. However, its electrical sparks inspire innovation and genius. This is an ideal time to let the sky-god channel through you. You might be surprised at your inventions as the moon rules the imagination. Your ideas might seem ‘Far out’, and they will be challenged. However, in time they will be accepted, so don’t give up! You might feel rejected by the common people, but it’s the outliers that usually have the most original and unusual ideas. So dare to be different and reap the rewards in the future.

Sun conjunct Uranus

Sun conjunction Uranus in the sky gives us a seed moment of originality and invention. The ideas we present to the world are capable of revolutionising the areas they are planted in forever. There can be a rivalry between the past and the future, but the best can be utilised from both. It is possible to integrate ancient solar wisdom with modern state-of-the-art technology in new and original ways.

Lunar Eclipse May 2023 Summary

It seems that tarot card meaning sums up the spirit of this lunar eclipse. “After times of loss, sadness or despair we often take comfort and solace from familiar places and those we have known the longest, such as old friends and family.” Uranian energy is exciting and can bring surprises. But in times of too much upheaval, we might prefer not to be ‘surprised’ that much. We crave those oldest friends and even the devil we know.

The decan of Scorpio has us in a passionate mood however. A new relationship could rise out of nowhere because of the Uranus aspect. The tarot card is sweet also with its childlike innocence, it conjures up first love and the infatuation stage of the romance. There is also the kinky confusion of the Scorpion’s sexual act with the fixed star Zuben Elginubi which is the scale of loss.

Somehow we must reconcile the sadness at the loss of youth with moving forward; this is what Uranus seeks to do. There is a seed moment of opportunity to make changes to your life. Sometimes we need to shake things up if we feel stuck in a rut, but it is so tempting to stick with what is in our comfort zone. Eclipses are always times of reboots. So if loss comes at this time then take it as a Feng Shui message to create space for something or someone new to come into your life.

Lunar Eclipse Healing Crystal


This crystal is helpful for the tendency to play the martyr in relationships. Therefore it is great for those who suffer from co-dependency issues. Larimar will soothe the broken-hearted, bringing calmness and equilibrium.

The stone is especially is good for healing trauma from an abusive partner or parent. For those seeking their soulmate, this crystal can help attract the right match, it is also extremely helpful in healing the wounds from old karmic relationships.

Larimar is ” is a powerful stone that promotes a soothing and relaxing environment. It can be useful for phobias, panic attacks, stress-related imbalances, excessive anger and fear. Larimar teaches one to love, nurture and respect one’s self, inspiring confidence whilst healing damaged emotions. It is said to assist communicating one’s needs and boundaries to others whilst helping to give the strength and emotional stability to speak from the heart. Larimar teaches one to love, nurture and respect one’s self, inspiring confidence whilst healing damaged emotions.” ~ Crystalsonline

1. The Living Stars, Dr Eric Morse, p.76-77.