Every year we have eclipses, and in astrology, they relate to karma and soul purpose.

The coming New Moon in Taurus will kickstart this year’s Eclipse season with a partial solar eclipse.

But, what is an eclipse?

In astronomy, an eclipse is a complete or partial obscuring of a celestial body by another. The word comes from Greek ékleipsis, “abandonment, failure, cessation, obscuring of a celestial body by another”.

An Eclipse happens when three celestial objects become aligned.

There are two major types: solar (at the time of the New Moon) and lunar (at the time of the Full Moon).

What is a New and Full Moon?

From the Earth’s perspective, New and Full moons are when the Sun, Earth and Moon are in alignment.

If the Moon is between the Earth and the Sun, it is a New Moon. And we say they are at the same degree in the sky.

When the Earth is between the Moon and the Sun, it is a Full Moon. From the Earth’s perspective, the Moon and the Sun are opposite each other.

When those alignments occur within 15 degrees of the Lunar nodes, there is an Eclipse.

So a Solar eclipse is when the Moon obscures the Sun at the time of the New Moon.

Solar eclipse image courtesy of Luc Viatour / https://Lucnix.be

And when the Earth is obscuring the Moon at the time of the Full Moon, a Lunar eclipse occurs. The Moon doesn’t go completely dark, and it takes a red hue hence the name ‘Blood Moon’. Effectively, the Moon is passing through the Earth’s shadow.

There is no direct light of the Sun illuminating the Moon; the light is reflected instead, like a sunset or sunrise.

Lunar eclipse. The Earth is blocking direct sunlight, and the only light reaching it is sunlight refracted by Earth’s atmosphere, producing a reddish colour.

What are the Lunar Nodes?

Lunar nodes are where the Moon crosses the Earth’s orbital plane. They are not physical bodies but two theoretical points, the North Node and the South Node. The Nodes are always opposite in the sky and your natal chart.

In Astrology, the Lunar Nodes show where your soul has been and where it needs to go.

The North Node is known as the Dragon’s Head. And it shows where we are going.

The South Node is known as the Dragon’s Tail. And it shows your direction and life purpose.

They are related to your soul’s journey. The South Node feels familiar, and the North Node feels uncomfortable yet tempting.

Accordingly, eclipses near the North Node bring new possibilities, while eclipses near the South Node bring the release of karma and the past.

Taurus and Scorpio

The 12 signs of the zodiac wheel are paired into 6 axes. Each sign is paired with its opposite, both ends of the same theme, like a seesaw striving for balance.

The opposition of the Lunar Nodes in the sky means they are always in opposite signs. And they spend about 1,5 years in each pair of signs.

On January 18, 2022, the nodes entered the Taurus-Scorpio axis. And they will stay until July 2023.

The North Node is in Taurus, and the South Node is in Scorpio.

The Taurus-Scorpio axis theme is resources and value, what you have vs what you share with others.

The North Node in Taurus is inviting to appreciate what you have and be clear about what matters and stand firm in that. And see your resources as a source of personal power.

The South Node in Scorpio asks you to release giving away your power to others and, therefore, the need to control those you have given your power.

Taurus is the sign of enjoying life on Earth, and Scorpio is the sign of death and transformation, necessary for a new life to spring forth. Taurus embodies the qualities of the Spring; Scorpio is the Autumn.

Taurus knows to appreciate things while they last, and Scorpio knows how to deal with endings.

This period is your chance to focus and value what you know and have without worrying about what you don’t know and what you don’t have.

Release control and enjoy life.

Dates Eclipse season 2022-2023

Here are the dates for the Taurus-Scorpio Eclipse season:

  • April 30, 2022 – Solar Eclipse (Partial) – New Moon in Taurus (10°)
  • May 16, 2022 – Lunar Eclipse (Total) – Full Moon in Scorpio (25°)
  • October 25, 2022 – Solar Eclipse (Partial) – New Moon in Scorpio (2°)
  • November 8, 2022 – Lunar Eclipse (Total) – Full Moon in Taurus (15°)
  • May 5, 2023 – Lunar Eclipse (Penumbral) – Full Moon in Scorpio (14°)

What does it mean for you?

If New Moons are a time for new beginnings, the Solar eclipses will be bringing a complete restart and a new beginning to an area of your life.

If Full Moons are times of culmination and revelation, Lunar Eclipses bring fated endings, culminations, breakthroughs and massive changes in an area of your life.

The area of your life will be determined by where you have the Taurus-Scorpio axis in your natal chart.

For clues, look at what was happening in your life around November 19, 2021, at the time of the Full Moon in Taurus at 27° (Lunar Eclipse)

Eclipse season is a time to create new paths and patterns in your life and release what no longer serves you.

Wishing you the courage to step into your purpose,

Ester

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