Are you ready to transform your life? Can you truly let go of the old to make space for the new? The full moon in Scorpio and the lunar eclipse make the perfect astrological recipe to prepare for a total transformation at the maximum velocity. So put your seat belts on, because this is going to be an epic ride. The blooms in spring remind us that things die and are reborn as the cycle of life continues flowing. This cycle takes place within us as well, allowing us to shed the things in our lives that are stunting our growth. When those things fall away, a beautiful newness occurs. It's a blank slate and an open space for rebirth, where we can plant seeds for our spirit to fully bloom.
Flowers rebloom every season beautiful, bright, and brimming with life. When we see their beauty and feel the energy that flows from our floral companions, it's hard to believe that weeks before the ground was cold and hard and lifeless. A necessary death occurred to give way for this new beautifully intoxicating bloom. Death is often a scary word to many. But there's a beauty in the process of dying and having lived a full cycle. When that journey is complete, it is time for something new to grow in its place, something with a beauty all its own but enriched by the soil, packed with wisdom and lessons from the last energy that existed there.
We can learn a lot from the flowers, which are rooted and grounded yet flowing through life like water. During the full moon in Scorpio and the lunar eclipse, prepare yourself to go through an entire cycle, letting go of what needs to be put to rest and giving way for your fullest bloom yet!
When Is the Full Moon in Scorpio and the Total Lunar Eclipse in 2022?
The full moon in Scorpio will peak at 12:13 a.m. ET on May 16 just after the lunar eclipse reaches totality at 11:28 p.m. ET on May 15. The best time to view the lunar eclipse is at 12:11 a.m. ET; it will be visible in North America, South America, Antarctica, Western Europe, and Africa.
What Is the Meaning of the 2022 Full Moon in Scorpio and the Total Lunar Eclipse?
Like full moons, lunar eclipses encourage us to let go of whatever is no longer serving us. Lunar eclipses occur when the sun, Earth, and the moon are aligned, with Earth in between the other two, and they only happen on the night of a full moon. We can expect the next total lunar eclipse on Nov. 8 when the full moon is in the sign of Taurus. The full moon and the total lunar eclipse are together known as the blood moon because when the sunlight passes through particles of Earth's atmosphere they become scattered and appear to turn the color of the moon to blood red. This is similar to what occurs when we see the beautiful colors of a sunset.
The Scorpio full moon is also known as the flower moon since May is the month when things are fully blooming. This transformation that takes place each year before our eyes is symbolic of Scorpio's death and rebirth aspects. This water sign is ruled by Pluto, the planet of intensity, destruction, transformation, and rebirth. Together, Scorpio and Pluto create the armor you need to let go of the old once and for all. From that shedding, we create an environment of newness just as the phoenix rises from the ashes reborn.
Scorpio is also ruled by Mars, the planet of desires, actions, energy, passion, and sex. So, when you tap into the Scorpio within you, be careful not to let this fiery energy boil over into aggression, assertion, and war. Instead, pair the accelerated spark of Mars with Pluto's cycle of death and rebirth, and you can hit the ground running toward creating the life of your dreams.
Make sure not to hold back. Feel those feelings all the way through, and as you do, pick up on any lessons along the way, which will ensure your elevation continues upward and you don't fall back into old habits again. Shallow relationships should be a thing of the past for you because they deplete your energy instead of filling your cup. Instead, focus on meaningful emotional exchanges, which could result in romance and amazing sex or another form of intimacy.
Scorpio rules the sexual and excretory organs, which include the skin, lungs, and kidneys. So, lather up your favorite body butter and give yourself a sensual massage, or have a partner do it for you before you reciprocate. Be your sexy self! It's a perfect time under the Scorpio full moon.
What Is a Spiritual Cleansing Prayer?
A spiritual cleansing prayer is your time to speak your thoughts, concerns, desires, and anything else you want to God or the higher power or whatever you prefer to call it. This is a sacred time when you can say whatever is in your heart without fear of judgment or ridicule. Remember, you are the cocreator of your life with the higher power, so these prayers are extremely important in the creation of your life. Speak your truth! Then seal it with a word that resonates with you most. Some say "amen" or "namaste" or "so be it." Choose what feels right to you.
What Is the Spiritual Cleansing Prayer to Say in May's Full Moon in Scorpio and Total Lunar Eclipse?
"Dear God, please give me the strength and good sense to realize the things that are holding me back on my path and to let them go once and for all. I pray that when I release these things I will fill it with healing and growth. I am ready, but I cannot do it alone, so I pray that I am protected and guided throughout this process. Amen."
What Tarot Card Goes Well With the Full Moon in Scorpio?
The death and rebirth card means regenerative powers and positive transformations.
What Chakra Goes Well With the Full Moon in Scorpio?
Third eye, or Ajna in Sanskrit. Scorpios are very intuitive and psychic. Tap into those traits by massaging the third eye between your eyebrows and letting your intuition flow.
Full Moon in Scorpio Limpia Recipe, or Spiritual Cleansing Recipe
Palo santo, sage, or sweetgrass
Epsom salt, pink Himalayan salt, and/or sea salt
Oils: frankincense (best option), lavender, patchouli, or ylang ylang
Herbs: coriander, tobacco, basil, and/or catnip
Plants: Aloe vera, rhododendron, or pennyroyal
Crystals: topaz (Scorpio's birthstone), opal, tourmaline, citrine, obsidian, or sodalite
1. Begin by filling your space with sound. It could be your favorite song or high-frequency music, or you could pull out your sound bowl to begin energetically cleansing your space.
2. Follow the sound by adding in the element of fire. Burn some sage, palo santo, or sweetgrass, and allow the smoke to waft around your space as you pray and thank the sacred plant.
3. Gather your herbs, crystals, geraniums, and plants together. Make each step in this ritual a beautiful reminder of our connection to all things. So, consider getting a pretty tray or dish to hold your limpia ingredients.
4. Begin by filling the bath with warm water and adding a handful or two of the salt or salts you desire. Continue praying and setting intentions.
5. Use your hand to mix the water as you slowly begin adding the herbs, geraniums, and plants to the water.
6. Next, place your crystals around the bathtub or somewhere you can easily see them. If they are safe to put in water, then add them directly to the bath.
7. Soak for 40 minutes, the first 20 minutes to shed what no longer serves you and the next 20 minutes to begin the healing and regenerative process.
Remember that you are divine. Begin this limpia ritual with pure intentions in your heart, and end feeling brand new. But don't forget the sexy! Scorpio is one of the sexiest signs of the zodiac — so don't be shy. Let your sexy self shine!