Full Moon in Scorpio, Vishakha Nakshatra

May 15th / 16th, 2022

The Full Moon takes place from May 15th 12:46 PM IST to Mar 16th at 9:44 AM IST in sidereal Scorpio in Vishakha Nakshatra.

This full Moon will coincide with a Total Lunar Eclipse. It will not be visible in India. It will be visible from North and South America, Europe, Africa, and parts of Asia.

This Lunar eclipse will begin on May 16th at 7:02 AM IST, and will end in the afternoon at 12.20 PM IST.

What is a Total Lunar Eclipse:
A Lunar Eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth, and Moon align so that the Moon passes into Earth’s shadow. In a Total Lunar Eclipse, the entire Moon falls within the darkest part of the Earth’s shadow, called the umbra.

What impact does this Full Moon/Total Lunar Eclipse have:
As an event that is like the astronomical blinking of an eye, or the resetting of an aperture, eclipses are transformative windows that magnify human intention- for better or for worse. Eclipses amplify the effects of spiritual practices and prayers, which make for a most-ideal time for meditation, the chanting of mantras, and making offerings in charity.

For mundane events however, eclipses are omens of disruption in Vedic astrology. They are most powerful and destabilizing within their path of visibility, with effects that can play out several months following their appearance. Even outside of their visible path, eclipses make for a heightened and sensitive atmosphere during and around the time of their occurrence.

Important ventures of a practical worldly nature such as starting a new job or business, making important purchases, or entering a home for the first time are best avoided on the eclipse day, as well as ideally on the three days on either side of it.

This eclipse may be something that especially affects the emotions, mind and physical energy, as it occurs at a time when the Moon is in a monthly low point in the early degrees of sidereal Scorpio, where it is in deep debilitation and becomes especially unstable.

This is a time that naturally calls for more rest, quiet or a simpler routine. The Moon will be in its deepest debilitation on Monday, May 16th at 3:15AM EDT.

This Lunar eclipse will begin on Sunday, May 15th at 9:32PM EDT, and will end on Monday, May 16th at 2:50AM EDT, and the moment of maximum eclipse will be at 12:11AM EDT.

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