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A Grand Finale in Taurus
Having come to the end of a long journey, Luna arrives with a full belly in the sign of the Bull on October 28 at 1:25 pm PT (your time zone). Round and craven, she settles in with a hot cup of cinnamon tea, her mature horns like laser beams set to reconcile lessons that stretch back nearly two years ago.
The Taurus-Scorpio eclipses began in November 2021 with a preview. Six months later, they came into full focus, ending their reign with this lunar eclipse. Identify the house topics along this fixed sign axis in your natal chart. Can you articulate how the dragon, the instigator of eclipses, has rearranged your life? All things bullish are signified: finances, relationships, resources, self-worth, women, security, food, and labor.
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Luna embraces her transmutation, a fated alignment perpetrated by Earth’s shadow, causing her bright full moon face to partially darken or turn crimson. Surrounded by all the cushy comforts a bovine could possibly need, her intuition tells her it’s time to turn a corner and face some hard truths. As the cosmic omens decree, the light, reflected, will return despite any discomfort.
Standing in opposition, Luna’s partner in crime, Sol, casts rays like stinging barbs. Accompanied by Mars and Mercury in Scorpio, words are swords that cut through dense, fixed realities. Mental agitation and obsession are apt to swirl in emotional eddies on the path toward revelation. What strategies do you use to shake loose the leeches that cling in stagnant waters? Mercury, still hot under the beams of the Sun, wrestles with blind spots despite an uncanny Sherlock Holmes radar.
Even an exalted Taurus Moon must venture out of her physical and emotional comfort zone. A sense of impending doom looms large. As above, so below, as without, so within. These are tumultuous times. Frightening possibilities of escalating wars implore us to keep our hooves planted on solid earth. The impulse to throw tantrums for restorative justice calls even the quiet among us. Just make sure you’re not tilting at windmills. Check your hubris and beware of the tendency to project onto others.
At this eclipse, invite the unconscious parts of yourself to dinner. Examine how you project your thoughts, feelings, or qualities onto others instead of seeing them as your own. If the waters are too murky, start by looking at triggered events as a mirror and find where they live in you. Break down the mechanisms of “othering” and make friends with all parts of yourself instead. What better way to end one chapter and begin another?
Jupiter, the bestower of blessings, throws chunky cookies to the crowd alongside Luna—yummy parting gifts for those who have learned how to align values and resources. Stirring high hopes and blind optimism, the Sky God’s faith keeps Luna from crumbling into a thousand pieces as Ares and Hermes spew edgy words across the pond.
Partially eclipsed, Luna answers to her domicile lord, a cow-eyed Venus in Virgo. Poised to be unconventional in her fallen state, Venus finds beauty in reasoned details and decomposing leaves. Connecting via trine, Aphrodite spoon-feeds Zeus a gassy ambrosia, fomenting his penchant for bloated budgets and freshly baked bread. Receive the supportive blessings of these benefic planets, but watch for overreach. Mars’s opposition can light the fuse of Zeus’ savior complex.
Still afoot in Taurus, Uranus may provoke us into one last bull-headed risk that tells all. When Venus comes to trine the rebel planet on All Hallow’s Eve, prepare to be surprised by ghosts, goblins, and fairy godmothers. Change is clearly afoot.
Join us November 16 at 11 am PT for our next AO Salon! This month's topic explores planets in their domicile, specifically Mars in Scorpio (and the Cazimi moment on November 17) and Venus in Libra. Limited to 12 people.
An emotionally charged Moon requires self-care. Draw yourself a bubble bath. Find a few squishy things to keep you company. All the better if they sink to the bottom and you retrieve them by touch alone. Are you open to extraordinary illuminations that break the surface of consciousness?
Now, dry yourself off with a luxurious bath towel and warm yourself to the bones. After a powerful total solar eclipse in Libra two weeks ago—one that invited new directions by letting go of old patterns—this lunar eclipse marks a completion with long-lasting effects. Can you detect the clues in the new story emerging from the nodal undulations in the Aries-Libra axis?
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