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Full Moon & Penumbral Eclipse 5th May 2023: the point between shadow and enlightenment Karma/Dharma

Updated: Apr 28, 2023

A lunar eclipse is an astronomical event that occurs when the Moon moves into the Earth's shadow, causing the moon to be darkened. Such alignment occurs during an eclipse season, approximately every six months, during the full moon phase, when the Moon's orbital plane is closest to the plane of the Earth's orbit. Unlike a solar eclipse, which can only be viewed from a relatively small area of the world, a lunar eclipse may be viewed from anywhere on the night side of Earth. A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes only into the Earth's penumbra.

The chart of the FM + eclipse:

There are so many interactions between the planets that one has to make a choice to

find a track of interpretation.

The big conjunction between Mercury R, the Sun and Uranus must be quite explosive. The god of communication, acting as a conductor (scout planet) wants to deliver messages and revelations, the rebellious Uranus wants a revolution to set up new reforms and the Sun in Taurus wants to make things squared, concrete and build something in a harmonious state of mind.

Venus, planet of the creative Taurus is squared to Neptune, ruler of the dreamer Pisces. This square might bring some tensions within us. Many questions like “Am I able to create a new life”, “Is the world going to collapse”, “can I rely on my nagual part”. The interaction between Mercury R in Taurus and Venus in Gemini can amplify our inner dialogue. The shake of Uranus can also amplify our will to build another world soon.

With the help of the Sabian degrees, Mercury R oblige, we can have a few tracks of this big conjunction:

Sun-14-15 deg Taurus

Head Covered With A Rakish Silk Hat, Muffled Against The Cold, A Man Braves A


Uranus-18-19 deg Taurus

A New Continent Rising Out Of The Ocean.

Mercury-8-9 deg Taurus

A Fully Decorated Christmas Tree

So let’s be ready for a storm before seeing a new continent...for Christmas? (Yule)

On the other side, the Scorpio camp:

The moon is conjunct to the ascendant in Scorpio and opposite the trio in Taurus. As the moon will be hidden , the sensitivity of the Scorpio might be strained or stretch. This penumbra momentum invites us to see what will come to surface...directly from our unconscious. It should be a special moment to put the mental filters away for a while.

With the help of the Sabian degrees, let’s have a close look at this conjunction:

Moon-14-15 deg Scorpio

Children Playing Around Five Mounds Of Sand

Ascendant-2-3 deg Scorpio

A House-Raising Party In A Small Village Enlists The Neighbors’ Cooperation

The moon and Mars are also in a subtle interception, as Mars is located in Cancer sign of the moon, and the moon is located in the sign of Mars Scorpio.

Mars-21-22 deg Cancer

A Young Woman Awaiting A Sailboat

Will these interactions/interceptions between planets reveal a new process of cooperation between people fighting the elites?

The FM occurs in a fixed cross and in the axis of the nodes (karma cleansing)

South Node:3-4 deg Scorpio

A Youth Carries A Lighted Candle In A Devotional Ritual

North Node:3-4 deg Taurus

The Pot Of Gold At The End Of The Rainbow

Buddha birthday! (Wesak falls on May 5, 2023.)

To Buddhists, around the world, the most important day of the year is Wesak, a day set aside to honour not only the birth (circa 563 B.C.), but also the enlightenment (528 B.C.), and the Parinarvana of Guatama Buddha (483 B.C.). Wesak is the high point of the spiritual year. Legend speaks of a sacred ceremony in which the Buddha, the Christ and enlightened Beings at the heart of all faiths deliver a special blessing to the world. As we link with this event, a great channel of light is created that uplifts all life.

Dharma refers to law and custom, it is one of the four purposes of existence, as a quest for moral perfection. To follow the Dharma means to apply a law that puts us in harmony with the world, a concept that expresses order.

Dharma is the ideal justice made alive, it is the principle that sustains everything that is manifested.

Karma: As a human being, we do actions and the sequence of our actions or actions will give a state that we will know later. Every act causes a reaction in a logic of cause and effect. This chain of causalities, causes and effects, is Karma. A quote like “reap what you sow” can help us understand that.

Back to humanity!

A big choice for all of humanity now relates to how people are living together on the Earth, with one another and with other living things. It’s about how people are caring for the Earth, not only for now but for future generations to come.

It’s about people revisiting what is important to them as they make choices, respond to others, and set goals for the future.



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