Category: Moon Cycles Written by Jamie Partridge
The Sagittarius Full Moon on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, is a total lunar eclipse. It is also termed a full blood moon eclipse because of the reddish color. The spiritual meaning of the full moon May 2021 astrology relates to morals and ethics.
The May 2021 full moon is square Jupiter which can cause a test of faith due to greed, excess and immorality. Mercury and Venus square Neptune adds confusion, deception, and vulnerability. Finally, lunar eclipse May 2021 joins some nasty stars between the Claws of the Scorpion that encourage deceit, crime, and disease. So it is more important than ever to protect yourself and the most vulnerable people you care about.
Full Moon May 2021 Astrology
The May 26 full moon lunar eclipse at 05°25′ Sagittarius makes one major aspect. The chart below shows the Moon square Jupiter which is a challenging aspect. There are three other aspects under two degrees and they are also challenging red square aspects.
Lunar Eclipse Meaning
Like a regular full moon only stronger, the Sun opposite the Moon of a lunar eclipse brings your home, family, and intimate relationships into sharper focus. Opposing forces such as work versus home, or what you need versus what you want, create inner tension and external pressures. This can lead to conflict and crises that drain your energy.
The lunar qualities of emotions and instincts reach their peak at a lunar eclipse. So use your increased emotional strength and intuition to overcome any relationship challenges. Subconscious awareness allows for an impartial and balanced look at your personal relationships. You will clearly see any relationship dynamics or negative feelings causing disharmony. A lunar eclipse represents a resetting of your emotions, clearing away the emotional baggage of the previous six months.
Lunar Eclipse Aspect
Moon square Jupiter is not usually that challenging and the orb for this aspect is over four degrees which is not strong. But this is a total lunar eclipse and all the other significant aspects are very challenging. This eclipse is also affected by nasty Mars-Saturn-type stars. So the more negative qualities of Jupiter are likely to be expressed. These include greed, excess, waste, immorality, overconfidence, and over-optimism.
You may experience changeable moods, and changing tastes can present relationship difficulties, especially if you have wandering eyes. If dating, take care not to lower your standards or ignoring obvious character flaws. Otherwise, you may be subject to embarrassment, disloyalty or scandal. You may also have to watch a tendency toward excess when it comes to food, alcohol, drugs, and gambling, especially if you have problems with addiction.
A good way to avoid any moral decay is to spend some time sharing your goodwill. Charitable work would be fulfilling but make sure to leave enough for yourself. This tendency toward overdoing things also needs to be watched when shopping. If your faith is tested, religion or other forms of spirituality may help. This is also a good eclipse to broaden your horizons through education, particularly in the humanities and social sciences but also in business and law.
Mercury square Neptune stays within a two-degree orb from May 25 to June 9 because Mercury stations retrograde on May 29. So confusion, deception, insecurity and misunderstanding have a major influence on the full moon May 2021 astrology.
This aspect can distort your thinking which can complicate discussions and business dealings. So it is important to listen carefully and speak in simple, clear terms. Allow no room for misinterpretation. If you must deal with any important business, government, or legal matters, seek professional advice or help from a trusted friend.
You really must avoid treachery and scandal. Even little white lies could lead to major embarrassment or the need for more convoluted cover-ups. Avoid conspiracy theories or strange and extreme spiritual and religious views. Protect yourself against loan sharks, pushy salespeople, cult leaders, and psychic vampires. You may be more susceptible to inflection, poisoning or overdose.
Venus square Neptune gives a heightened need for tenderness but also increases the risk of over-idealization. A tendency to form a distorted image of someone else could lead to disappointment, scandal, and being taken advantage of. Matters of trust may become an issue in relationships. Having an affair during this eclipse phase would prove difficult to hide.
Low self-esteem and feelings of insecurity are possible. You could feel that others are looking at you oddly or are thinking you are strange in some way. It is important to realize that any such impressions are distorted and do not match reality.
With both Mercury and Venus square Neptune, it is very easy to become confused, deceived, and generally get the wrong impression. This applies to your thoughts, communications, love life, finances, business dealings, and also your health and diet.
Saturn square Uranus brings restrictive change or unexpected restrictions. It can bring change that you don’t want. It also makes it harder to make the kind of changes you do want. This can be a very frustrating time of rising tension and sudden, expected changes. But it does not have to be like that. If you stay open-minded, patient and flexible, what at first seem like challenges, can be turned into opportunities to rid yourself of negative, restrictive, and limiting things in your life.
Lunar Eclipse Stars
The May 26 lunar eclipse is in the Sign of Sagittarius. But as the star map above shows, it is in the Constellation of Scorpio. This is because the precession of the equinoxes has moved the Sun Signs almost a whole Sign out of alignment with the Constellations from which they were named, over 2000 years ago.
- 03♐29 – β1 Scorpii, Acrab
- 03♐58 – ω1 Scorpii, Jabhat al Akrab I
- 04♐08 – ω2 Scorpii, Jabhat al Akrab II
- 04♐36 – β Circini
- 04♐56 – ν Scorpii, Jabbah
- 05♐13 – η Circini
- 05♐25 – full moon May 2021
- 05♐28 – δ Circini
As the image above shows, the darkened moon right between the claws of the Scorpion. Acrab is the only major fixed star but all four Scorpius stars have a similar influence. Full Moon May 2021 is also in line with some small stars in Constellation Circinus the Compasses. It is not shown in the image above because it is located 60° south of the ecliptic. But it also has a very similar influence to the stars in the claws of the Scorpion.
- ν Scorpii is named, Jabbah, from the Arabic إكليل الجبهة (Iklīl al Jabhah), “the crown of the forehead”. 
- ω1 and ω2 Scorpii share the name Jabhat al Akrab, from the Arabic جبهة العقرب (jabhat[u] al-caqrab), “forehead of the scorpion”. The Chinese call this pair Kow Kin, “Hook and Latch.”  In the Cook islands, ω1 and ω2 Scorpii are young twins who flee their parents into the sky to become stars. ω1 Scorpii is a girl called Piri-ere-ua “Inseparable”. She keeps a tight hold of her brother, who is not named. 
- β1 Scorpii is named Acrab, from the Arabic العقرب (al-‘Aqrab), “the Scorpion”. It also has the Latin name Graffias, “the claws”.
According to Ptolemy, “The bright stars in the front of the body of Scorpio have an effect similar to that produced by the influence of Mars, and partly to that produced by Saturn” (malicious, thieving, merciless, fiendish, repulsive, liar, accidents, violent death.) 
Fixed star Acrab causes extreme malevolence, mercilessness, fiendishness, repulsiveness, malice, theft, crime, pestilence, and contagious diseases. 
Acrab gives the ability to do research, especially into things of a particularly secret and hidden nature. In lower types, however, a tendency to falsehood and treason can be noted. Acrab is a poor augury for material wealth. There will be difficulties, impediments, or loss. 
Mars-Saturn is not a very delightful combination, yet one which makes a certain sense when we remember that a scorpion’s armament is at the rear, not in the head where this star is. It is in fact a fighter of very great skill, and that characterizes Mars-Saturn perfectly. Acrab shows a patient and wary approach to any situation, but this will belie the skilled determination which will then be brought to bear.
Scorpio is famous for the surgeons born in it and this star shows up just the qualities which they need to have. The same applies to generals, policemen, private investigators, and secret service agents. In research of all other kinds too, they distinguish the real adept. 
- Moon conjunct Acrab: Great power, honor, wealth, gifts, difficulty in obtaining legacy, materialistic, interested in unpopular ideas, criticized, success after many difficulties, riches and preferment attended by danger, violence, trouble, sickness, benefits seldom last. 
Constellation Circinus the Compasses is said to give a revengeful, violent, grasping and tenacious nature. 
Full Moon May 2021 square Jupiter brings the potential for greed, excess and immorality. But an even stronger influence comes from Mercury and Venus square Neptune. So confusion and deception are major themes of the May 26 lunar eclipse. The combination of immorality and deception is good for propagandists, loan sharks, and criminals but a danger for people who are weak, insecure, or vulnerable to victimization, suggestion, addiction or infection.
This super full-blood moon eclipse in the Claws of the Scorpion increases the risk of deception and treachery. It encourages mean people to be even more cruel, spiteful and revengeful. These stars also increase the risk of infection from contagious diseases. So this total lunar eclipse is likely to prolong the coronavirus pandemic.
The May 26 lunar eclipse together with the June 10 solar eclipse form an eclipse phase that lasts until the lunar eclipse on November 19, 2021. If full moon November 2020 directly impacts your horoscope decan you can read about its effect in your monthly horoscope. For more detail about how it affects your natal chart see Full Moon Transits.
Lunar Eclipse May 2021 Visibility
The full moon May 2021 lunar eclipse will be visible in Australia, parts of the western US, western South America, and in South-East Asia.
- Previous Moon Phase: New Moon May 11, 2021
- Next Moon Phase: Solar Eclipse June 10, 2021
- 2021 Moon Phases Calendar
Full Moon May 2021 Times and Dates
- Los Angeles – May 26, 4:13 am
- New York – May 26, 7:13 am
- London – May 26, 12:13 pm
- Delhi – May 26, 4:43 pm
- Sydney – May 26, 9:13 pm
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- Myths and Legends of the Polynesians, Johannes Carl Andersen. 1931, p.399.
- Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.38, 169.
- Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.65, 66.
- The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.84.
My name is Jamie Partridge and I live on the coast of NSW Australia with three amazing kids. I’ve had an interesting life so far, with varied occupations ranging from nursing assistant to farm hand.
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