Scorpio Full Moon Lunar Eclipse + Wesak – May 2023


Scorpio Full Moon Lunar Eclipse + Wesak – May 2023

We have been transiting the Eclipse Portal since our Aries New Moon Solar Eclipse a couple of weeks ago, leading us into this weeks Scorpio Full Moon {Penumbral} Lunar Eclipse.   The energy has been intense, but I must say wildly transformational!   How you have experienced the energy will be dependant on the personal placement of Taurus/Scorpio and Aries/Libra in your chart.

Regardless of your personal placements, the global theme that we ALL have experience is that of TRANSFORMATION.

I love the heartening energy too of our Full Moon Eclipse, which is also our WESAK FULL MOON.  As the veil between worlds thins on the Wesak Full Moon, our inner-pilot-lights are illuminated with a higher possibility for ourselves & humanity.    Our inner-sight bursts wide open with sacred awe of what is truly possible as the LIGHT of a new world becomes more & more tangible with each breath.   Wesak is a time to make space for silence, receive the LOVE of Creation and acknowledge that you are also the Source of this LOVE.  

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Full Moon in Scorpio

Moon in Scorpio (14.580)  &  Sun in Taurus (14.580)
Saturday, 6 May, 2023
3:33 am AEST (Australia)
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TOTAL Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse
3:22 am AEST – Maximum Eclipse
Energy of Lunar Eclipses

Moon – Past, Unconscious, Intuition, Feeling
Sun – Now, Conscious, Identity, Expression
Scorpio (Water) – Passionate, emotional, willpower, psychic, determined
Taurus (Earth) – 
Patient, pleasure-loving, material, determined, conservative

Full Moon Libra Energy

With the Moon in SCORPIO & SUN in TAURUS, our May 2023 Full Moon potentiates the energy of taking responsibility for what is happening around you and on the Earth today.

With the Sun in Taurus we are wanting to anchor the divine energies available to us at this time and make a commitment to ourselves for self-responsibility and growth.  Conversely, the moon in Scorpio intensifies the energies, getting us in contact with our feelings and emotions… intuitively you know why the last few months (or maybe even last couple of years) have been difficult/challenging for you !

Wesak Full Moon embodies compassion & kindness… so remember to imbue those energies for yourself as the planets awaken you to the hard facts of exactly WHY each of us are in the position we are in… and that we have the choice to make the change.  With these intense energies, the next two weeks maybe turbulent for some as we reassess what it is we feel in our heart, what is important to us and any issues in our lives which are not congruent with our heartfelt feelings.

With Mercury within its last couple of weeks of Retrograde in Taurus, we may flow very deep into darker recesses of our psyche, arriving at a place that questions our soulful paths.   Are we truly being voices of truth and taking sacred action in the world, or are we hiding away from the world through fear of what other people think about us ?

The are many wondrous aspects to our Full Moon Eclipse, in particular Pluto retro in Aquarius, and Black Moon Lilith square the Moon & Sun— that embody this months Flourish Theme— Grandmother Wisdom.   I will talk about these and so much more in this weeks Intuitive Astrology Video— video available within our Flourish Membership portal.


Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Lunar Eclipses & Solar Eclipses come in pairs, and you may recall a couple of weeks ago we had a Total Solar Eclipse whereby the Moon moved between the Earth and Sun, fully obscuring Earth’s view of the Sun.   

Now on our 6 May FULL Moon, we have our Penumbra Lunar Eclipse– whereby the Earth passes between the Sun & the Moon, blocking the Suns rays from partially reaching the Moon… thus the Moon will be partly cast within Earth’s shadow (Penumbra).   

Here is a map of who will be able to see the eclipse— essentially the eclipse will be seen from Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.  It will be 3:22am here on the Sunshine Coast for maximum eclipse, I may just set my alarm clock!

As the Moon will be in the Penumbra of the Earth’s shadow, it won’t fully become a RED Blood Moon, but will take on a dull red/dusty grey hue.   During the alignment of the Sun, Earth & Moon, light from the Sun glimmers through Earth’s atmosphere (atmosphere extends approximately 80km above the Earth) & the green-to-blue light of the visible light spectrum is filtered out, giving way to the deeper orangey-red tones of the spectrum.    This reddish light is then refracted to the surface of the Moon.  Amazing huh!

Energetically during our Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, as the Moon is partially sitting in Earth’s shadow (ie unable to reflect the I AM Light of the Sun), a window opens and we are drawn into ourselves, the part that we don’t show to the world, the emotional and deepest part of our psyche.   The word ECLIPSE comes from the Greek word “ekleipsis” meaning “to abandon, to leave, to vanish” – and that’s exactly what we may experience during a Lunar Eclipse – the desire to surrender and let go of parts of our self that limit our greater potential.

A Lunar Eclipse provides a powerful opportunity to release deep-seated wounds, move beyond old fears and to transcend negative patterns or traits within the shadow self. It is time to ECLIPSE anything that maybe holding you back.   

Wesak Full Moon

Our Scorpio Full Moon is also our Wesak Full Moon for 2023.   The Wesak Full Moon is the light of the Moon in Scorpio reflecting the light of the Sun in Taurus.  Wesak Full Moon is the second of three powerful Full Moons for the year.  Together they form a trinity, a sacred trine of potential for birthing heart-n-soul vision into physical form.

During the Wesak Taurus Full Moon, Divine Rays of LOVE bathe the Earth flooding our Hearts with Compassion & Kindness. Taurus is ruled by Venus, the spiritual ruler of Earth. Venus represents the Divine Feminine – the Mother Mary (May is the Month of Mary).   During the Wesak Full Moon it is said that a divine Pentagram of Venusian Light opens a portal to Shambhala (the number 11 in numerology) through our Hearts.

We are called upon on the Wesak Full Moon to SURRENDER and simply receive the LIGHT (11 in numerology), the ENERGY (11 in numerology) & HEALING (11 in numerology).   We then emerge from the Wesak Full Moon in an awakened state of WISDOM (11 in numerology) & ENLIGHTENMENT (11 in numerology) = 11:11

1. Christ Full Moon – April 6, 2023   (Sun in Aries, Moon in Libra )
Honour of the Christ within all of us / within all of Creation. Celebration of the LIGHT within & connection to the Higher Realms.  Energetic Potential— instigator of divine mental thoughts of our sacred visions.

2. Wesak Full Moon –   May 6, 2023 (Sun in Taurus, Moon in Scorpio)
Buddha’s birthday, honouring the God within all of us / within all of Creation.   Energetic Potential— awakens the desire, emotional intensity of our sacred visions.

3. Goodwill / World Invocation Day Full Moon – June 4, 2023  (Sun in Gemini, Moon in Sagittarius). 
Honouring of Spiritual Unity in humanity.  Energetic Potential— creates the aetheric divine pattern in order for the sacred vision to be manifest in physical form.


Wesak is an opportunity for humanity to come together in Heart Quintessence and be of service to self, each other and Mother Earth.  Whilst Wesak is traditionally a Buddhist practice, I feel that the celebration of Wesak is Universal as it focuses on what connects us – LOVE.

During this high-point of the year our greatest service is to prepare ourselves spiritually for the energy pouring into humanity, and to hold the inner connection in daily life, visualizing ourselves as a pure channel of light in alignment with the keynote of Taurus: I see, and when the eye is opened, all is Light. The goals of “clear seeing, pure joyful will and the death of personality desire” lie before us; and as these goals are progressively achieved, it becomes possible to live consciously within the aura of the spiritual group to which our soul naturally belongs. (founder Alice Bailey).  Watch this Wesak 2023 Video

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