Full Moon Eclipse in Scorpio

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Isn’t the state of the world already intense enough?  Now a month of eclipses!

This Full Moon culminates on June 5th at 12:12 pm PDT(7:12 pm UTC and June 6th 12:42 am IST) in the sign of Scorpio and the lunar house of Jyestha.  The full moon brings with it a lunar eclipse and the beginning of a cycle of 3 eclipses.  Typically they come in pairs but can also occur in a group of three.

It is recommended not to start much of anything new 3 days before or after an eclipse, and be particularly careful the day of.  The day of the eclipse is best spent in meditation or time in nature, and it is very common to fast up to 10 hours before an eclipse and take a shower after it has passed.   This one occurs at 21 degrees Scorpio, so those of you with prominent placements of Ascendent, Sun or Moon close to there will feel this the most. Since Scorpio is a transformational sign, and the Moon is debilitated here for this eclipse, the emotions can be quite intensified over these next few days. Balancing out in the ways you know to is strongly advised, as well as keeping reactions to a minimum.  Though full, the moon does not feel stable in Scorpio, so these next few days could give rise to all types of insecurities. 

As this is a lunar eclipse, the path falls on the places that experience night during the timing (Europe and Asia-this one misses the US). It is a Penumbral Eclipse, which is a faintly visible one and because of that it is theoretically (hopefully!) not as strong. Still I recommend being cautious, especially on Friday, the day of the eclipse.

After this June 5th eclipse there is a solar eclipse on June 21st, the Summer Solstice, and the cycle completes with another lunar eclipse on July 5th.  Those two fall on the Gemini- Sagittarius axis respectively, but more on that next time.

Also, Mercury goes retrograde from June 17th to July 12th, making 4 out of 5 elemental planets  all retrograde at once. I wrote earlier on the retrograde cycles causing the revisiting of old themes and strong desires around the indications of the planets.

It is challenging right now, on the earth and in the sky.  
Do reach out if I can help in any way.

Love and Blessings,


Mrinmoyee Prajna

Mrinmoyee is in a long term love affair with Mother India, the land of her spiritual birth. She has lived primarily in India for the last 2 decades, and while she appreciates most all aspects of the culture, Vedic Astrology, Meditation, and Devotional pactices have been her primary focus.

Having grown up on the East coast of the United States, she deeply sees the need for the Vedic sciences in the modern Western life. She lived for 10 years in an Indian Buddhist spiritual community in North India where meditation and seva (service) were the foundations of her practice. Here she experienced the traditional teachings passed down through a lineage that is customary in India. As her interest in Vedic Astrology grew it took her to different regions and teachers of India and the US. She has studied Vedic Astrology for the last 10 years, and has given hundreds of readings to people all over the world in the last 5 years.

She offers introductory workshops on Vedic Astrology, and retreats in India. But the main focus of her work is personalized birth chart consultations. She has studied with both traditional and modern teachers, and gives a traditional analysis of the chart combined with a modern, applicable interpretation. While Vedic Astrology is Hindu in its origins, a person need not be following that path to benefit from her readings. Advice on career, relationships, finances, ideal living locations, and spirituality are just some of the areas of life that can be covered in a session.

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