The Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio Is All About Endings, Closure, and Letting Go—Here’s What To Expect for Your Sign

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Since the new moon solar eclipse in Aries arrived on April 20, we’ve been moving through the cosmic blur that is eclipse season—made even cloudier by Mercury retrograde in Taurus, which began on April 21. Destiny, sweeping change, and dredging up the past are all in the air, as we come to the second and final eclipse of the season: the full moon lunar eclipse in Scorpio. It perfects on May 5 at 1:34 p.m. EDT and marks the final chapter of our current Scorpio eclipse story, as it’s the last eclipse in Scorpio that we’ll experience until 2031.

This lunar eclipse in Scorpio is anything but subtle; it’s primed to encourage a big emotional release. It aligns with the south lunar node, a fated point in the sky that’s akin to a cosmic garbage disposal, signaling that which we need to let go of or surrender. Given this node is currently wrapping up its orbit in Scorpio, which began in late 2021, this eclipse represents a final push for us all to let go of unsupportive behaviors tied to the Scorpio shadow-side themes of power, control, and fixations.

It’s likely that whatever comes up for us under these moonbeams will be something that we’ve carried for some time, given Scorpio is both a fixed sign and a deep, emotional water sign. We aren’t just dealing with quaint streams or brooks—we’re plunging into the dark and unknown depths of the ocean.

We could find ourselves putting in the work to clear out and break free from what no longer serves us.

In particular, what surfaces now may include parts of topics or conversations that you were sorting through last year around the dates of the last solar eclipse in Scorpio, on October 25, and the last lunar eclipse in Scorpio, on May 16. Revisit the photos on your phone, emails, journal entries, or text messages from those times to jog your memory; this eclipse could mark the final chapter of those storylines—and an opportunity to move forward. We could find ourselves putting in the work to clear out and break free from what no longer serves us.

Elsewhere in the sky, Uranus, the planet of the unexpected, sits in direct opposition to this full moon lunar eclipse in Scorpio, adding the potential for surprise breakthroughs and innovation. As a result, it will be key to proactively tend to our hearts and nervous systems. The most we can do is expect the unexpected, and pad the day with flexibility and compassion.

Luckily, Venus and Jupiter—two of the most easygoing and fortunate planets in the sky—will also meet up today, reminding us of the importance of connection and to lean on our trusted loved ones for support. Some exciting or promising news may also arrive as a parting gift at the end of the eclipse, reminding us that when we release old and outdated patterns and behaviors and create space in our lives, the universe will do its best to fill it with new blessings.

To get a clearer picture of how this emotional release will affect you, read on for your sun, moon, and rising signs. Then, pick up a unique self-care practice to help you move through this lunation with a little more ease.

What the full moon lunar eclipse in Scorpio means for your zodiac sign


Aries: You’re reflecting on your mortality, Aries. The full moon lunar eclipse in Scorpio travels through your eighth house of vulnerability, shared resources, and transformation. In turn, it has the potential to stir up deep feelings that have been swept into the shadows of your soul. This may be a moment of reckoning with your past or hidden desires, or, on a practical level, you may be resolving some debt or experiencing a dramatic shift in your financial life. In either case, you could be reminded that maintaining full control over your life is an illusion; make peace with surrendering, if you can.

Your full moon self-care practice: Take a cleansing bath or shower. As you move the soap across your body, visualize scrubbing off old versions of yourself and ways of being. Once you step out of the shower, trust that you’ve let part of your past wash down the drain.


Taurus: You’re laser-focused on your relationships, Taurus, as the full moon in Scorpio activates your seventh house of one-on-one partnerships and collaborations. If you’ve been on a rocky foundation with a partner, this eclipse may bring the final push you need to release this connection and move on. Otherwise, this eclipse may also signal the release of old patterns and dynamics in exchange for a new way of interacting with a close loved one. Turning points and revelations in platonic, romantic, or business partnerships may be illuminated today or in the coming weeks.

Your full moon self-care practice: Reflect on your closest connections. Which relationships fill you up, and which leave you feeling depleted? You may realize you’re ready to end or remedy the latter.


Gemini: Your day-to-day routine may be drastically different than it was a year ago, Gemini. This lunar eclipse in Scorpio is the last of several to land in your sixth house of daily routines and health, pushing you to change up how you structure your days. Today, there is uncertainty in the air, and your routine will be anything but normal. Remain flexible if possible, and don’t overbook yourself. This is also an aligned time to release old habits in exchange for a more supportive flow in your daily life.

Your full moon self-care practice: Ask yourself, “What does my body need at this moment?” Tune into your physical senses, and listen to the first thought that comes to mind. Self care, whatever that looks like for you, will be needed and restorative.


Cancer: Your focus is on reconnecting with your joy, Cancer. The lunar eclipse in Scorpio illuminates your fifth house of pleasure, romance, creativity, and children. You may be expanding your family or adopting a fur baby. And any creative projects you’ve been enjoying may also reach a culmination or turning point. You’re in the mood to celebrate and are regaining the ability to feel grateful for the life you’ve created for yourself.

Your full moon self-care practice: Create a gratitude list, and read it out loud. Take a pause after each item, inhale and feel your chest and heart expand, and as you exhale, visualize releasing any lingering feelings of fear or doubt.


Leo: You may feel like your foundation is shaking, Leo. The full moon lunar eclipse in Scorpio lands in your fourth house of home, family, and your past. You may be moving or changing your living environment in some significant way, and changes in your family dynamics may also begin to unfold. Sorting through family patterns—especially what’s been hidden or considered taboo—could bring some relief. At the same time, you may also be experiencing a major moment in your career or feel a shift in the trajectory of your life or your long-term plans.

Your full moon self-care practice: Carve out time to rest. Big feelings around generational patterns that no longer serve you may be triggering under this eclipse. Spending time in your own energy will clear your perspective and help deliver the intuitive downloads you’re seeking.


Virgo: Prepare to learn some shocking information, Virgo. The lunar eclipse in Scorpio activates your third house of communication, self-expression, learning, travel, and events related to siblings and extended family. Conversations and discussions that have been building among family members could reach a climax today, with a side of shock and surprise thanks to the Uranus opposition. If you’ve been learning a new skill, this eclipse may coincide with you finishing up a course or feeling more proficient and proud of your hard work.

Your full moon self-care practice: Change up your scenery. Take a day trip in the next few days, if you're able to do so, or explore a different part of your town. Traveling even 15 minutes away could help you recharge or give you the sense that you're uncovering a new part of yourself.


Libra: You’re focused on your finances, Libra. The lunar eclipse in Scorpio moves through your second house of resources, income, and livelihood. This may bring about a sudden bill or expense, or it could lead to you learning about a new role or opportunity to bolster your earnings. If you’ve been hoping to hear news about a loan or financial support for a new project, that could arrive, as well.

Your full moon self-care practice: If you have the privilege of having extra cash on hand, consider making a donation to a cause or mutual aid fund that aligns with your values. Money comes and goes, and being able to use your own resources to nurture and support others will breed more gratitude in your heart.


Scorpio: The lunar eclipse moves through your sign, Scorpio (aka your first house of self and identity), making this an incredibly sensitive and personal moment for you. Any projects or goals you set for yourself a year ago, during the last lunar eclipse in Scorpio, may be reaching a milestone. It’s also possible that you’ve completely transformed your look, adopted a new title or role in the world, or let go of old pieces of your personality that no longer serve you. Keep focusing on yourself; this is the time to appreciate all of your recent personal alchemy.

Your full moon self-care practice: Look back at pictures from one year ago. How has the way you self-express shifted? Witness your own transformation and appreciate all the effort it’s required to reach this next level of your own authenticity. Write a journal entry to yourself from a year ago. What would they be so proud to learn and hear about from you now?


Sagittarius: It’s time to slow down and recharge, Sagittarius. The lunar eclipse in Scorpio moves through the intimate 12th house of your chart, making this an exhausting time. It’s also likely to coincide with you wrapping up a big project or feeling like you’ve been overworking yourself in your public life. At the same time, your subconscious mind is illuminated, lending you access to some of your self-defeating habits and behaviors. While this may be an uncomfortable process, you have the chance to release these habits and trust that a fresh start is around the corner.

Your full moon self-care practice: Turn inward, and try some intuitive exercises, like meditation, breathwork, EFT tapping, stream-of-consciousness writing, or some other practice that allows you to explore what’s lingering in your psyche.


Capricorn: You’re focused on your sense of belonging, Capricorn. The lunar eclipse in Scorpio activates your 11th house of friendships, groups, and future hopes and dreams. A major goal you’ve been working toward may be realized, especially with a little help from your friends. Or, someone in your network may connect you with an influential person who could help bring about one of your big dreams. Separately, if drama has been brewing within one of your social circles, someone may be eclipsed out of your life, or you may be ready to address any unspoken power dynamics in your platonic relationships.

Your full moon self-care practice: Reflect on when you feel most seen and appreciated. Who are you with and what are you doing? Revisiting old hobbies and group activities that bring you joy may help to cultivate more meaningful connections in your life.


Aquarius: You’re tired of waiting for permission to make your dreams come true, Aquarius. The lunar eclipse lands in your 10th house of career, reputation, and accomplishments. In turn, you could reach a work milestone—or decide to step away from work that has largely defined your public reputation. Changes at work (like a raise, promotion, or choosing to quit) could also coincide with this unpredictable eclipse. You’re ready to pave a new way forward, and there is excitement to be found in the unknown.

Your full moon self-care practice: Reflect on your relationship with approval. Whose approval do you seek, and in what ways has that been limiting the higher expression of your soul? Remind yourself that no one is perfect, and we aren’t meant for everyone. Those meant for you will recognize your light and thank you for the gifts that come with it.


Pisces: Your mind is about to be blown—or at least changed, Pisces. The full moon lunar eclipse in Scorpio activates your ninth house of perspective, education, and travel. In turn, engaging in anything that broadens your horizons could prove fruitful during this time, unlocking major life lessons. It's also possible that conversations and discussions with friends or coworkers reach a boiling point, and shocking information may be revealed, bringing with it the potential to change your outlook.

Your full moon self-care practice: Try some automatic writing. Your intuition is active today, and the messages you’ve been waiting for may come through as you sit with your thoughts and what’s in your psyche. This is also a lovely time to seek out a divination practitioner–an astrologer, tarot reader, or psychic if that’s your thing.

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