Today, we'll reflect on the upcoming October lunar eclipse in Taurus, marking the final eclipse in this sign. We'll journey back to spring 2022, revisiting key themes introduced with the first Taurus eclipses and highlighting the symbolism of the 12 whole sign houses. As we anticipate this last Taurus eclipse, our goal is to refresh our memories and provide insight into the cumulative and immediate impacts of these celestial events.
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Hey everyone, this is Adam Elenbaas from Nightlight Astrology. Today, we're going to take a look at the October lunar eclipse in the sign of Taurus. This is the last of the eclipses in the sign of Taurus. Since the nodes of the moon have already changed signs, we have kind of a lingering out of sign eclipse in Taurus, still close enough to the node to make a partial lunar eclipse.
To me, this is a good moment to, a few weeks out from the eclipse, remind ourselves of where we've been with the Taurus eclipses; we're going to visit quick hit symbolism of the 12 whole sign houses so that you can just kind of refresh yourself on what topics have been active since the spring of 2022 when we had our first eclipses in Taurus.
We will refresh on when the eclipse has happened and what kinds of topics you should be looking at both cumulatively and immediately as the eclipse comes through one last time and Taurus next month. So that is our goal for today, kind of a; I think this is going to be a briefer video I just want to do sometimes it's good to just get out a few weeks in advance of a transit and just do a little reminding of where things are going. So anyway, that's our goal for today.
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All right, well, now we're going to take a look at the kind of cumulative effect of the Taurus eclipses. So, we have been having eclipses in the signs of Taurus and Scorpio dating back to 2022. Right now, what I want to do is go back in time and walk us through the sequence of eclipses that we've had. So we're going to go back, first of all, to April 30, 2022. Because this was the day on which we had our first of the Taurus eclipses.
I'll just back this up a few hours so we can get the kind of exact look of it. But here is the first of the Taurus eclipses; this was very closely aligned within four degrees of Uranus. This was a solar eclipse that came on April 30, 2022. Solar eclipses open things up. But all eclipses are powerful, and they're touching into karmic patterns and themes that have very long histories behind them.
The eclipses are, in that sense, like mega new and full moons and that they, they touch not just on a theme that's going to be powerful for a month, but that has a nine and 18-year history behind it, it comes in eclipses are like very, very long sets of lunar cycles, you could say, it's like weaving together a storyline that is, you know, two decades long rather than a month long or a couple months long.
So, at any rate, the first solar eclipse was in Taurus on April 30, 2022. The second lunation that we received with the nodes in Taurus and Scorpio for Taurus was in November of 2022. So we're gonna get into November, and let's take it to November 8. On November 8, we had a lunar eclipse in the sign of Taurus, and let me back this up by a few hours to get it nice, nice, and perfectly aligned, and this one was actually, you know, in an exact conjunction with Uranus, so there's the full moon, it's exactly opposite the sun always.
This lunar eclipse took place on November 8, 2022. So we sort of had bookends around the spring in the autumn, if you're in the northern hemisphere, opposite in the southern, and these eclipses another eclipse in Taurus that continues and deepens the work in that whole sign house.
Now, what's interesting is that often you get a third and sometimes even a fourth, but we had an out of sign eclipse while the node was still in Taurus, going into 2023. So if you go to April, we're at April 19. This is really interesting to me; this was such an interesting eclipse that we had. We're getting the solar eclipse at the 29th degree and 50th minute of Aries while the North Node was in Taurus.
So, you know, this was just a little bit later; it would have been at zero Taurus, right? But instead, we had an out of sign Eclipse at the end of Aries. Now, I would say that if you looked at the whole sign house of Aries in your chart and Taurus, you might see some connection between the two areas for this particular eclipse, almost like there was a bleeding over between one house and the other that was that was taking place topically. It might be a stretch for some of you that eclipse might have been more thoroughly about the whole sign house of Aries and its topics, but it was a curious one.
Anyway, our final eclipse is coming up, and it is happening on October 28. So we're gonna go forward to October, and let's scoot this along so that we get here we are to the 28th. So here you can see the full moon again. Now, it is about 11 degrees off the north node, and so I believe it's a pretty partial lunar eclipse. You know, in generally speaking, that you know, sort of more potent the eclipse the more total the eclipse, lunar or solar. But either way, this is a pretty significant eclipse because it's with Jupiter; it's applying to Jupiter. Mars is opposite Jupiter at the same time Mercury Mars conjunct and opposite Jupiter.
So, some powerful signatures with Jupiter engaged in the eclipse, and I'm not going to talk so much about the particulars of the eclipse now; we're going to do that closer to the time of the eclipse toward the end of October.
But what I do want to focus on is the fact that this really is now out of sign, but it is landing in Taurus, and we did have an out of sign Aries solar eclipse when the north node is in Taurus. So again, you could even think about Aries, how the whole sign house of Aries it's topics in the whole sign house of Taurus, as sort of bleeding together a little bit. That might be something to do. But we're going to focus just on the whole sign house of Taurus today and what you might notice. So I'm just going to go around the wheel, and we're just going to do some very quick hit keywords to remember,
If you are an Aries rising, these eclipses have been happening in your second house, which is a place of resources and skills; those resources of the second house can really be anything that supports your body, your well-being, your welfare, so money, resources, skills, skill acquisition, and development. It's funny someone mentioned in the comment section yesterday the Vedic view of the second house, which is much more brought about sometimes; it's like people that support you.
In ancient Western astrology, the same meaning was there sometimes; it would be like your therapist, your lawyer or your attorney, a counselor or an advisor, or even family members who acted as a close support for you, personally, and could be found in the second house. That's it's a really; it's a house that's thought of as the things that you have possessed, develop, acquire, that support you in a very direct way, including things like money and finances. That's where the work has been for you, Aries out there, Aries rising, of course, and this is the final eclipse happening in that house, bringing a kind of a theme of closure resolution completion of stories that have been developing in that area.
If you're Taurus rising, then the culmination and completion of this cycle, or round of eclipses, takes place in the first house. It's about self-development, it's about body, it's about physique, it's about health, it's about mentality. It's about psychology, personal growth and development.
With Jupiter and Uranus, there you're finishing something; we're also sort of poised for even more expansion and breakthrough by the spring of 2024 when Jupiter and Uranus conjoin. But you think a lot about the development of your sense of identity, purpose, health, physique body, and also how are you changing your mentality or Outlook. There's been a cycle of development happening in that area for you Taurus risings.
For example, I, you guys know, because I share, I tend to share my Taurus rising stories because that's my own placement. But I went through a pretty profound shift of identity by shifting my name back to Adam after having a religious-initiated name, and then I went through a pretty profound physical transformation while these eclipses were in my first house as well. It's pretty on I was pretty on point, I was like, wow, you know, sometimes I feel like when eclipses come through, it's not I don't know, it's these just felt like so textbook, I was like, Wow, it's so literal.
Anyway, if you're Gemini rising, we see this taking place in the 12th house, and we think about the kinds of things that you're trying to cultivate or integrate more consciously that are hard to access, hard to understand, hard to reach more unconscious material. Sometimes, that material is a source of self-destructiveness.
It can be things or people or influences that undermine us, and sometimes it's things that we're trying to cultivate, but we don't quite understand or grasp yet. It's the stuff that we're working to develop but have fears or lack of confidence around as well. So you think about that 12th house as a kind of unconscious blind spot, for better or worse, that we're seeking a better understanding of, and there's been a cycle of development happening there for you as Gemini rising.
Cancer, we see the development of the eclipses and the cycle and story being told in the 11th house. What are your long-term dreams, aspirations, and wishes? What kind of community are you having? How were community or social networks and friendships and groups of people been transformed throughout this process? I think of my wife, who is Cancer rising, and this process was about building a community medicine garden that she has been leading free and donation-based events out of with women; that's been a thing that happened throughout this process.
She also led a women's retreat in Costa Rica exclusively for women. So it's a lot of that kind of stuff happening in her 11th house; it makes sense with community there. But how are your community relations, aspirations, colleagues, friends, allies? How have those people in your life changed or transformed throughout this process, as well as just in general, the kinds of aspirations and dreams that you have?
Well, for Leo, we place the cycle of Taurean eclipses into your 10th house. Now, that could be a place that describes your career. We all know that. But as I've been mentioning lately, in the series that I did on the house topics at different stages and ages of life. More broadly speaking, the 10th house is just about what are the activities that are keeping you busy. What kinds of things are you ambitious about?
Remember the word Praxis that the Greek astrologers use broadly just means actions and activities that engage you somehow in the larger world or community, but you know that they don't have to be professional in nature, although quite often they are. But it's a cycle of development in terms of your ambitions, rank, status, public record, recognition, achievement, occupation, or what way are you engaging in the world. What's keeping you busy? That's really a very broad and easy way of thinking of the 10th house. How is your life direction? What does your life direction look like? Or how is it transformed as these eclipses have come through?
With Virgo, we place these planets into the ninth house, a place of our beliefs, a place of learning, religion, education, and political or philosophical orientations. And how have they been transformed? Or what have you been learning and studying? What have your relationships with teachers and mentors been like? Religion or spirituality, religious community? Have you gone back to school? Have you been teaching anything?
If you're a teacher, this can be very important for the style or way in which you teach. It can also be about important or significant travel or religious experience and really constituting something like a change of paradigm, or a shift in worldview, or a reorientation or reinvigoration of your beliefs in the way that they guide or shape your life. It's like your compass.
So as Libras What about Libras rising? For Libra rising, we have the Taurus eclipse is falling in your eighth house; the eighth house at one of my favorite ways of describing the eighth house is in terms of the esteem of other people. So one way that we can think about the eighth house is, you know, what have been one of the most beneficial connections and relationships over the past couple of years?
Grants, loans, people who say I like what you're doing, and I want to help you, or even if you're married or in a relationship, what have the resources or conversations around resources and assets been with a partner or a spouse, that may sometimes involve things like your partner or spouse, his livelihood, or earning power? Or the question of shared responsibilities or questions about whether are we carrying an equal load? Or are we sharing the load together?
It's about entanglements with other people, obligations to other people, and debts. It's also about what other people give or withhold from us and how we shape or contort ourselves in order to appease others or to make sure that we get certain things that we need from other people.
It's also a house that has a lot to do with anxiety, fears about the future, sometimes there's a kind of connotation of penalties taxations punishments and so that house can also be active in terms of, you know, the kinds of like, karmic consequences that we're dealing with and whether things feel fair or not.
Anyway, here are some things to be thinking about if you're a Libra, a conclusion to the stories that have been taking place in that eighth house, which can also sometimes signify deaths, though often it is like the death card in tarot, it's, it's more metaphorical than literal.
If you're a Scorpio rising, the eclipse stories of Taurus have fallen into the seventh house, which is the place of relationships. It's a place, more broadly speaking, where we seek pleasure, union, ecstasy, bliss, and kind of; it's a marriage house, so any kind of season of change or transformation in relationships or sexuality.
More broadly speaking, your social life and how you seek and experience pleasure with others and what you're learning in relationships overall, and especially the sort of sensual, embodied earthy dimension of relationships with Taurus in that house.
So a cycle of work and development, coming to a close there and remember, if you're not in a relationship, the work of that house maybe more broadly speaking about social life and about the pursuit of pleasure or a feeling of happiness, just broadly speaking, remember, in Indian astrology, the house is called Kama, which broadly means pleasure.
Now, if we go into Sagittarius rising, we place the Taurus eclipses into the sixth house. So the sixth house is a place where we work, slave, suffer, and sacrifice, often on behalf of something we really care about, and if we have persevered through, worked hard, and stuck to it, the hard work pays off eventually. But it's often a house of frustrating, grueling, hard, enduring work. It's also a place of service, sacrifice, fighting, or advocating on behalf of things that we need or believe in.
So it's a very chop wood, carry water kind of house. But a lot of, you know, what we stick with and work through because we believe in it because we're passionate about it will pay off in the end, especially right now with Jupiter in this house; you think about a process of sacrifice that is maybe leading to some breakthroughs, or some really positive results for Sagittarius risings in the next months, especially as the eclipses conclude and then Jupiter Uranus come together next spring.
For Capricorns, we find the Taurus eclipses in the fifth house. Now, quite literally, eclipses in this house will often tell a story about children, childbirth, pregnancy, and in anything involving children, the more fundamentally the house was called The Joy of Venus, the house of good fortune, and is related to things that are recreational, pleasing, enjoyable, creatively fulfilling, sexually or romantically exciting and so, maybe the deepest question has to do again with, you know, issues around pleasure.
What adds to, supports, and aids in the experience of rest, ease, pleasure, relaxation, romantic connection, and creative satisfaction? And are we building or developing things in our life that will add to our experience of life being a joyful and fun experience? A lot of that for the fifth house has to do with what we create or what we put our creative energy into and what we're learning about what is worth our time and energy and what you know, what rewards us with happiness, and what doesn't. Well, that's the question for Capricorns, with the fifth house eclipse cycles in Taurus.
For Aquarians, this cycle takes us into the fourth house, which is a place of roots, family, home ancestry, property, land, and living environment; remember, in the house series we just did, we talked about this house is the house of Moksha, which is really about rest, ease flow, release liberation from worldly things, whether that's seen as sleep or enlightenment from you know, release from the body and not having to be reborn.
There are various ways that the word Moksha can be applied or understood. But it is a place that has to do with the sometimes called the resting place. So the subterranean pivot also has to do with deep, mysterious subterranean topics like mystery traditions and esoteric or occult matters and also what lies at the foundation of our lives.
Do we have foundational level support emotionally and physically? Do we feel like there is a space of ease and rest that we go home to at night, so that transformation has been around home roots, family, etc.
But more broadly speaking, it might have to do with the quality of rest and release from worldly entanglements in general and what we're learning about our own need for those experiences. I'm realizing I need a lot more of it, and I'm realizing this works and this doesn't for helping me feel a sense of release or flow.
Let's go to Pisces rising to conclude, and we have the Taurus eclipses landing in the third house, which was called The Joy of the Moon, and a place that represents our neighborhood, the daily rounds, and daily activities. It has a connection to mind and emotions, and so you think about eclipses in this house as changing your mind and changing your environment.
Changing how you perceive, react, and relate emotionally. It's about communication. It's about learning. It's about developing your mind and understanding what kinds of influences are positive or negative for mind, mood, and emotion in your environment.
It might be about connection to neighbors, family, village, siblings, the kind of peripheral people and places that surround the home or routes; you think of the third house kind of flanking the fourth, and it has this connotation of being what draws out and moves around the roots. So that would be like your neighbors and your neighborhood, and things like that.
Sometimes, there are weird ways in which the third house will relate to things like technology and travel in the local environment as well. But a lot of the Taurean eclipses would be about creating mental emotional breakthroughs, maybe learning or developing your mind, figuring out what works or doesn't work or what creates excitement, flow, and peace in the environment like a kind of fun and, but safe, stable feeling. Those are some of the concerns of Taurus in the third house.
It's a pretty serious moment for Pisceans with Saturn in the first, so you know, what the eclipses might be doing in the third house is also helping you recognize the way in which you tend to make things harder on yourself mentally and emotionally, maybe helping you kind of loosen up in some ways.
Well, those are just some quick hit keywords. As I said, to refresh you, we've had a solar eclipse on April 30, 22 lunar Eclipse on November 8, 2020, to get that out of sign. Solar eclipse at late Aries node in early Taurus on April 19 of 2023, and now October 28 of 2023. We're going to get the last lunar eclipse in Taurus, so kind of sealing up the work we've been doing in that Taurean area of the birth chart.
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