On April 19, 10:25 PM ET, the Sun leaves Aries and enters Taurus. Taurus season 2022 will be marked by two potent Eclipses, and offer us opportunities to move closer to our true purpose, closer to our destiny, closer to ourselves.
The Sun entering Taurus increases the prominence of the Earth element in the heavens, an invitation to be pragmatic and practical, and build solid foundations for our dreams. This season reminds us of the importance of consistent effort to achieve mastery and competence, develop more autonomy, and gain better awareness of our talents and capacities.
Taurus Season: Developing More Autonomy
Taurus is a Yin, Fixed Earth archetype. As a Fixed Earth sign, Taurus is interested in quality and lasting value. Its receptive polarity and Venus rulership remind us of the importance of being without always doing, of allowing ourselves to enjoy the pleasures of life through our senses and appreciate the present moment.
Aries is about new beginnings, spontaneous exploration of desire, and instinctual self-discovery. Taurus instead invites us to consolidate what we started, make it last, and focus on improving the quality of what we are creating. The second sign of the Zodiac corresponds to a phase of evolution centered around preserving life and connecting with our survival instinct. While Aries is inherently impulsive and instinctual, with Taurus we realize that we need to create the right conditions for existence to blossom and flourish.
For this reason, Taurus has to do with the way we generate security: it is associated with wealth and abundance, as well as with the physical side of sexuality, linked to procreation. Taurus strives for self-sufficiency and self-reliance: through this sign, we learn to value ourselves and what we have to offer.
Navigating Eclipses & the North Node’s transit through Taurus
Back in January 2022, the North Node entered Taurus and the South Node entered Scorpio: during one year and a half, we are experiencing Eclipses in these signs. The Lunar Nodes are points of karma and destiny: the pull of the South Node feels familiar and known, while the path indicated by the North Node feels foreign and uncomfortable.
The North Node’s transit through Taurus, lasting until July 2023, represents an invitation to ground in our physical body, root in the present moment, and come back to a simple way of life. It is an opportunity to realign with the rhythms of Nature, reconnect with our personal values, and ground in a sense of self-worth that is independent of our attachments with others.
During Taurus season 2022, we will witness a New Moon Solar Eclipse in Taurus and a Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio. On April 30, a Partial Solar Eclipse takes place: Sun and Moon align on the North Node of the Moon, and Uranus is going to be there too. This cosmic event could bring a desire to revolutionize our life, our values, and our creative expression. It is marking big changes in our sense of purpose and it’s likely to inspire many of us to get out of our comfort zone and make radically different choices with courage.
Two weeks later, the lunar cycle culminates in a Total Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio on the South Node of the Moon. The alignment of the Sun, Moon, and Nodal Axis is going to be very tight and the Eclipse we experience will be total. At this time, we may realize that more purging is needed before we are truly free to move toward a new direction: it may be required of us to fully let go of something we once identified with.
Sun conjunct Uranus, square Saturn & trine Pluto
The Sun in Taurus perfects its yearly conjunction with Uranus on May 5, in between the two Eclipses. Sun conjunct Uranus indicates a strong desire to be free to express our individuality and live our lives as we please. During these days, expect bursts of creative energy, an increased drive to rebel from the norm, and dare to make different choices from the mainstream.
During the Total Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio, on May 16, both the Sun and the Moon will square Saturn in Aquarius, which has been squaring the Lunar Nodes for a few weeks already. This alignment could signal a tendency to question our desire for change and the actions we previously took to break free from the known. It could highlight an inclination to hold back from full authentic expression, both creative and emotional, as well as an opportunity to reach a new level of maturity and self-responsibility in these areas.
On May 19, as Taurus season approaches its end, the Sun trines retrograde Pluto in Capricorn, facilitating new opportunities for personal growth and transformation and helping us move from past to future with faith and confidence.
Taurus season 2022: Closer to Purpose
Taurus season represents a time to take care of our relationship with pleasure, attune to the frequency of abundance, listen to our bodies, and connect with Nature. The transit of the Sun through the sign of the Bull brings our awareness to our values and our self-worth and reminds us of the importance of tangible, consistent, effort.
The Eclipses in Taurus and Scorpio will magnify the need for change. Eclipse season is always a time of unpredictability, new awakenings, fast and sudden shifts in our inner and outer reality. This year it will be even more the case as Uranus will be very active and conjunct the North Node. Taurus as an archetype is not inherently inclined to change, as in this phase of growth we strive to create conditions of order and predictability as a foundation for our lives to be built upon. Yet, the upcoming Eclipses are likely to shake things up, catalyzing radical shifts in our values, economy, and overall foundations.
Taurus season 2022 has the potential to be a time of pivotal shifts in our awareness and our reality, and an opportunity to learn how to thrive in situations of uncertainty. It may inspire us to break free from old, limiting ways of being, leave the past behind, and commit to following purpose, while giving us opportunities to release any resistance to change that has been holding us back from evolving.
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