The May Lunar Eclipse
Lunar Eclipse May 26th Worldwide.
If you have planets/points around 5 degrees Gemini / Sagittarius / Virgo / Pisces then this eclipse will be significant for you.
The Gemini/Sagittarius Lunar eclipse happens this week when the Full Moon in Sagittarius lines up to oppose the Sun in Gemini.
Because the shadow of The Earth is visible across the face of the Full Moon it’s a Super Blood Full Moon Eclipse!
Sounds ominous, don’t you think? Fret not….. These sensational terms are in the end just click-bait, tossed into the ether of the world wide web to try and grab your precious attention!
Now that we’ve got that sorted, you may want to know “So what is going on?”
The Lunar Eclipse Is A Regular Thing
Well, we have a total lunar eclipse (visible in some parts of the world) that is part of a natural, annual cycle of events when the Sun and Moon align close to the Lunar Nodes. A total lunar eclipse hasn’t happened in two years, so in that sense it’s more rare.
For a bit more context (beyond the limited view of just one eclipse event) you might want to check out this article from last year when we discussed the 2020 Gemini/Sagittarius Full Moon and that eclipse in terms of bigger long-term cycles.
What you might really want to pay attention to now however is the fact that Mercury is about to turn retrograde (it’s currently stationing) as the lunar eclipse forms.
This tells us that we need to stay grounded, be mindful of our stress levels and most of all avoid rash, erratic decisions.
On a more uplifting note, the other important thing to be aware of is that JUPITER IS NOW IN PISCES.
This once-in-every-12-year boon is a real upswing in terms of inspiration and potential. Every 12 years Jupiter passes through its own signs (Sagittarius or Pisces) sowing seeds for global growth on both spiritual, emotional and material levels. It’s time to be happy, radiant and expansive in the face of constant flux.
What does this all mean? We here like to think of it as true wisdom that comes from taking the effort to properly understand.
It’s no secret – We have been talking about the importance of up-skilling and education this year. Jupiter helps you learn what you need to move forward.
You can go here to read your Monthly Horoscope Forecast
The Opportunity For More
In this Gemini eclipse season, there is a chance to bring more compassion and awareness to the fore. But there’s also a risk of getting even more confused, especially if you are collecting your facts from poorly researched and unreliable sources.
Stop getting your news from Facebook, and actually read 🙂 Choose platforms featuring professionally trained journalists, scientists and educators – not bigots with an axe to grind, or influencers who want you to suspend disbelief.
The great chance we have with Jupiter in Pisces is to access the higher forms of knowledge that come from pure knowing – intuition built upon solid foundations of logic, reason and common sense.
Also, avoid scratching “The Misinformation Itch”. Don’t get sucked into any negativity vortices through ranting and raving at others online. Remember we all learn in our own way and in our own time. Offer useful information when the moment requires without a dose of preaching on the side.
Eclipses tend to trigger a sense of destiny. This can bring major life shifts, and some of us will be heading into un-chartered territory very soon.
The wise amongst us will wait a few weeks before making important decisions, although sometimes we just need to be in the moment, trust ourselves and remember we are never “really” in control.
Think of New Moon Eclipses as being like new beginnings. What do you want to kickstart this week? Check your chart for planets/points at 5 degrees & also look out for the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Gemini happening at 19 degrees on June 10th.
Where possible, see if you can connect the dots and discover how to find meaning in the apparent randomness of it all. Remember the planets reveal the underlying rhythm and pattern of Life.
I’m a professional astrologer, coach, and Ayurvedic consultant, originally from Australia but now travelling the world. At Stars Like You, the focus is on happiness. We publish great astrology articles, as well as well-researched pieces on nutrition, wellness and Ayurveda drawn from years of clinical experience.