New Moon Partial Solar Eclipse in Taurus
April 30th 2022, 1:27pm PST/4:27pm EST
Theme: Endings and New Beginnings
by Andrea Dupuis
In astrology, the Sun represents our life force, our solar energy, also known as our yang energy. Wherever you have sun in your chart is where you ‘shine’ the brightest and where you can use your life force in the best possible way.
When the Sun is eclipsed by the Moon as it will be partially on April 30th – We may feel drained mentally and emotionally. We may find ourselves feeling tired, needing extra rest, or wanting to spend time alone.
New relationships, contracts, program launches, or projects that begin during an eclipse can carry the energy of the eclipse and can feel somewhat chaotic over the long term.
If you do begin something new in the days before or after an eclipse, make sure to cross your T’s and dot your I’s. Pay careful attention to any details, and be open to unexpected changes. It’s no problem to still go ahead with it, especially if it was something initiated before the eclipse season. If you’re able to, wait a few days after the eclipse to make firm commitments or plans.
In ancient astrology, eclipses were very feared and people were warned not to venture out, get married, or do much around the eclipse times. It can feel like a deeply spiritual time where the veil is thin, insights are strong and intuition is heightened.
You’ll feel this eclipse the most if you have Taurus placements (Especially Rising, Sun, Moon). Leo and Cancer are always impacted by eclipses since their planets are Sun and Moon.
This particular eclipse occurs in the sign of Taurus – a sign where the Moon is exalted – meaning the moon is happy there. Taurus rules all things enjoyment, pleasure, nature, a good meal and a nice glass of wine, fine fabrics. Imagine eating grapes by a lakeside and you will get a sense of Venus-ruled Taurus. Taurus is also connected to mother nature, to the earth, to the tangible earth.
When we’re too up in our heads, or thinking too deeply, Taurus reminds us to enjoy life, slow down and stop and smell the roses. This is the best time to slow it all down, stop for a long breath of air, and take a pause.
The exalted moon means this eclipse won’t be as intense as the Total Solar Eclipse occurring in mid-May and will soften some of the typical unexpected events we see around eclipse time.
Eclipses bring fated and destined events since they involve Rahu/Ketu also known as the North and South Nodes of the Moon. These are calculated points which in our own charts guide us to our destiny. So you can expect big fated events to occur that you never saw coming.
In Vedic Astrology this eclipse is happening in the Nakshatra called Bharani, one of the 27 ‘lunar mansions’. Each mansion is ruled by a god. Bharani is ruled by the God Yama, the “God of Death”. This eclipse can bring about endings for many of us.
These endings can be literal or figurative – perhaps we are ready to let go of an old relationship, or a pattern, or a friendship, or a project but we’ve been avoiding letting it go fully. The eclipse can come along and stir things up so you have no choice but to release it.
As with all of life, there’s perpetual endings and beginnings. An eclipse here helps us to create endings in our lives we may be avoiding. Bharani is also represented by the symbol of a Yoni – representing birth and rebirth.
On the plus side, eclipses can also bring fresh new energy to relationships, projects, and the world. It’s like it comes along and tills the land, revealing fresh soil underneath.
In order for the new to be birthed, the process of death needs to take place. Allow this process to unfold, and be willing to let go of anything that’s ready to go.
What in my life needs to die, in order for something new to be rebirthed?
Is there anything I’m clinging onto that’s asking for me to surrender it?
After this release, what is something new I’m ready to birth into the world?
Important Cosmic events surrounding this eclipse:
Jupiter/Neptune Conjunction – See previous report.
Eclipse Conjunct Uranus – Unexpected financial changes can occur worldwide. Taurus rules money.
Nourishing Activities for Eclipse Season:
Allow inner transformation to occur
Go inward and reflect
Relax and unwind
Spend time in nature
Take deep rest
Listen to your intuition
Write down your dreams as they may have important messages
If you feel the need to sleep or nap more, do so
Participate in spiritual practices
Stay off social media/news
Detox and cleanse your body and mind
Meditation, yoga and other healing modalities
Avoid During Eclipse Season:
Signing important contracts
Getting married or legally bound
Travelling long distances
Starting or launch a brand new project or business (pre existing projects are ok)
Engaging in intense conversations
Spending time in busy heavy or intense places