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The May 5th Lunar Eclipse: A Sudden Twist of Events

Two weeks after the Solar Eclipse on April 20th, there will be a Lunar Eclipse on May 5th. Lunar eclipses are usually a time for endings and epiphanies. This does not mean that Lunar Eclipses are bad, but they tend to bring the hidden into the light.

The May 5th Lunar Eclipse is in powerful and transformative Scorpio! This means this eclipse will have to do with themes of transformation, power struggles, deep intimacy, and uncovering hidden secrets. The Eclipse Sun will be conjunct Uranus, so expect the unexpected during this time. Uranus is the trickster of the zodiac, and favors unpredictability, thinking outside the box, and sudden events. So, you can expect deep, transformative events to occur very suddenly and unexpectedly.

Thankfully, Venus will be in sextile aspect to Jupiter at the time of the Eclipse, which will help to ‘soften the blow’. Lead with understanding and kindness, and it might be rewarded.

Moreover, the Eclipse will occur while Mercury is in retrograde, which may delay some of the decisions or results the Eclipse promises. Click here to find out more about how Mercury Retrograde will affect you.

 

Readings per Rising Sign

Most affected: Scorpio, Taurus, Aquarius, Leo

 

Your Rising Sign is in Aries

This Eclipse take place in your 8th house of sex, death/rebirth, and other people’s possessions. During this time, Aries will need to transform or let go of something in their lives. It is a time of release of people or patterns that have been unhealthy for you. This can be anything from breaking up with a toxic partner or friend, to paying off debts. This is a time of increased vulnerability, so do not be afraid to be open with your true thoughts and feelings. Deep psychological introspection is likely to occur during this eclipse. The Sun/Uranus conjunction will be opposing the Eclipse Moon from your 2nd house, which indicates sudden changes in your income levels may occur during this time as well. You may find new and inventive ways of making money. During this time, Mercury will be retrograde in your 2nd house – click here to find out how it will affect you!

Your Rising Sign is in Taurus

The Eclipse will take place in your 7th house of close partnerships, including romantic and business. This eclipse will bring unexpected drama and transformation to your relationship with the people closest to you.  Some of you may decide to break up, take a break, or get back together, but remember that Mercury is also retrograde during this time, so it may take a while before decisions can be finalized. Some of you may move to the next level of your relationship, but take your time in making this decision. Uranus is an unpredictable, hasty energy, so resist the urge to act too impulsively. During this time, Mercury will be retrograde in your 1st house – click here to find out how it will affect you! 

Your Rising Sign is in Gemini

The Eclipse will take place in your 6th house of health, routines, work, and co-workers. This Eclipse might bring about a sudden health issue, or you may decide to embark on a new health journey. You may experience some drama or changes at work. For example, your boss might unexpectedly ask you to take on a new project or role. There may also be changes or drama related to your coworkers.  It is important to remain calm and cool during this period, as extra stress and anxiety is likely to occur during this period. Striking a balance between work and rest will be key. During this time, Mercury will be retrograde in your 12th house – click here to find out how it will affect you! 

Your Rising Sign is in Cancer

This Eclipse takes place in your 5th house of romance, creativity and children. For some of you, this Eclipse might bring in a new love interest, or bring one back from the past unexpectedly. It can be a time of increased creative activity, and you might suddenly decide to take on a new artistic project or hobby. For some of you, this Eclipse will bring (possibly unexpected) pregnancy announcements. For those of you with children, you may experience dramatic and unexpected developments in regards to your kids. During this time, Mercury will be retrograde in your 11th house – click here to find out how it will affect you! 

Your Rising Sign is in Leo

This eclipse will take place in your 4th house of home, family, and the past. Some of you may make the decision to move during this period, which may be a result of unexpected circumstances. For others, someone might move in WITH you. You might also decide to undergo major renovations to your home. Unresolved drama from the past may rear its head during this period, leading to intense and unexpected revelations from your family. Drama and transformations within your family can also be expected during this time. During this time, Mercury will be retrograde in your 10th house – click here to find out how it will affect you! 

Your Rising Sign is in Virgo

This eclipse will take place in your 3rd house of communications, siblings, neighbours, and education. During this eclipse, you might suddenly enrol in a new course of study in a new and unexpected field. Some Virgos may embark on a short, but transformative trip. If you have unresolved issues with your siblings or neighbours, you can expect them to re-surface during this period. Mercury will be retrograde in your 9th house at the time- click here to see how it will affect you.

Your Rising Sign is in Libra

This Eclipse will take place in your 2nd house of income, material possessions and security. This Eclipse might bring deep and sudden transformations to your income levels. For some of you, new and exciting financial opportunities might present themselves, but be very careful in signing any contracts until the Mercury Retrograde period is over. For others, drama and loss around finances may occur during this time.  Be very careful during this period with your finances, as unpredictable Uranus is opposing it from your 8th house. For more on how Mercury Retrograde will affect you, click here.

Your Rising Sign is in Scorpio

This month’s Eclipse takes place in your 1st house! Oh boy, this is going to be one for the books, Scorpio! This transit will bring major changes to the way you present yourself to the world. Some of you might undergo major physical changes, such an a new haircut, wardrobe, or even plastic surgery. Other Scorpios might look to transform their approach and how they come off to others. You can also expect opposition from those close to you, which can result in power struggles and even break ups. Mercury will be retrograde in your 7th house, which will bring more relationship drama to the forefront. Click here to read more on how Mercury retrograde will affect you.

Your Rising Sign is in Sagittarius

This Eclipse will take place in your 12th house, Sagittarius, which means your house of rest, recuperation, and spirituality will be affected. During this time, you might feel a greater need to be alone. Perhaps a sudden and unexpected health issue will force you to focus on rest.  Sagittarians have had Uranus transiting their 6th houses for the last few years, so unpredictable work schedules, and anxiety and stress issues are a reality for many of you. During this period, prioritize rest over work. During time time, Mercury will be retrograde in your 6th house – click here to read more about how it will affect you.

Your Rising Sign is in Capricorn

This Eclipse will take place in your 11th house of friends, clubs/groups, and long-term goals. In your life, do you have friends who use, abuse, or control you? If so, this is the time to leave them in the dust. Power struggles between you and your friends may surface during time time. You may decide to leave, or join, a new friend group or club/association during this time.  Perhaps a new love interest will force you to strike a balance between your time with your friends. It can also be a time of transforming your long-term goals into a reality. Mercury will be retrograding in your 5th house during this period. Click here to learn how Mercury Retrograde will affect you.

Your Rising Sign is in Aquarius

Your Eclipse will take place in your 10th house of career, reputation and social standing. For some of you, a job change is on the way. This can be anything from getting a new boss, a new role, or even changing companies. Some of you may lose your job unexpectedly, but take it as an opportunity to go after the kind of job you really want! Since the Eclipse is being opposed by Sun and Uranus in the 4th house, perhaps a family event might force you to reassess or reconsider your career. Striking a balance between work and home is key during this period. Mercury will be retrograde in your 4th house during this period. Click here to learn more about how Mercury retrograde will affect you.

Your Rising Sign is in Pisces

This Eclipse will take place in your 9th house of travel, faith, and education.  During this Eclipse period, your faith and beliefs may be tested and transformed. Your sense of adventure might be heightened, leading to an unexpected and transformative journey. You may enrol for university courses during this time, as the 9th house represents higher learning. Mercury will be retrograde in your 3rd house. Click here to see how Mercury Retrograde will affect you.