I am sure you remember well my experience and studies of astrology
Those promoting that the lunar eclipse having something to do with the Red Sox winning the World Series are truly uninformed of how astrology should be used. First of all, astrological placements such as the lunar eclipse do not affect events, but reflect human tendencies. Humans ultimately have the choice (free will as many will call it) to excercise those tendencies. To answer your questions:
5 degrees Taurus simply means approx. 5 degrees of the ecliptic that represents Taurus. See, many who "practice" astrology think the constellations are involved, when actually they are not. The 12 portions of the ecliptic (12 sections X 30 degrees each) are named after 12 of the constellations (technically there are 13 in the zodiac
) 5 degrees of Taurus is probably the same as April 26th -ish give or take a day.
Not the sun, but the moon was in Taurus at 5 degrees at the lunar eclipes. Taurus and Scorpio are opposites which we have the sun in Scorpio, the moon in Taurus, thus a full moon (Sun in opposition to the moon). The night of the lunar eclipse the sun and moon were in direct opposition.
A subjective statement. Disregard it.
No, not true, but "traditionally", the opposition of the sun and moon (aka full moon) represents a balance or struggle between two opposing forces. Note I say "represent".
Another subjective statement, disregard it.
I don't have any dealings with numerology to offer.
Yes Phobos, this coincidence is interesting, however we have had 4 lunar eclipses in the last 18 months, with a major geometrical alignment occuring also last year with the Sun Scorpio/Taurus moon and planets lining up in a star pattern, which in my opinion was even more significant then this. I think astrology should not be looked at as a mystical thing, but taken with a grain of salt. How I USE astrology (it is a tool not a force) is by comparing the planetary/ecliptic alignments and compare them to how human beings are reacting to their environment. Interesting too that I myself am a Scorpio born under the full moon of Taurus
....a 1/144 chance of me having this combination.