Eclipse season is once again upon us, bringing big changes to our inner and outer lives. The first two eclipses of 2022 are taking place in the signs of Taurus and Scorpio on April 30 and May 16, respectively. These two signs act as a signal for changes in stability, secrets, money, and inner psychology. Prepare to go DEEP and be transformed by these shifts.
Wait, what are eclipses, exactly?
Eclipses occur when the Sun and Moon align with the Lunar Nodes (also called ~the Nodes of Destiny~). The Nodes are the two points in the sky where the Moon’s orbit crosses the ecliptic (aka the Sun’s apparent path through the sky, from our POV here on Earth). The Nodes move through the zodiac, always in opposing signs, and they take up to 18 months to move through each sign. After a long journey through Gemini and Sagittarius, the Nodes moved into Taurus and Scorpio earlier this year.
BTW: A lunar eclipse occurs when the Full Moon is near one of the Nodes, and a solar eclipse occurs when a New Moon is near one of the Nodes.
So, let’s talk about the Nodes
In astrology, the North Node represents a goal that requires us to reach outside of ourselves to become something greater, while the South Node represents our “comfort zone” and can be associated with stagnancy. Some astrologers believe that these points in our birth chart can point to past lives and ancestral history.
The key to working with the Nodes is to find the balance between the North and South Node. The South Node teaches us that the comfort zone we inhabit isn’t always conducive to positive personal growth and advancement, while the North Node’s lesson is that you don’t need to turn your back on everything you’ve ever known to get where you want to be.
During eclipses, we are subjected to fated changes on a personal and societal level. The themes we encounter are closely related to the specific signs involved in each eclipse series.
What about *these* eclipses?
The spring 2022 eclipses are in the signs of Taurus and Scorpio—two opposing signs. The North Node is in Taurus, representing what we’re manifesting, while the South Node is in Scorpio, representing what we need to transcend to get to the big picture. Taurus is an earth sign ruled by Venus, and Scorpio is a water sign ruled by Mars.
During the spring 2022 eclipse season, we will be confronted with trying to find the balance between these two polarities. No matter your own zodiac sign, the solar eclipse in Taurus on April 30 is likely to find you looking toward the future of your stability. This could be prime time for action if you’ve been on the job market, looking for love, or simply seeking to regularly indulge in luxury (yes please!). The lunar eclipse in Scorpio on May 16 is likely to present a deterrent that you’ve been holding onto for too long—in fact, it could even be blocking the things you manifested on April 30. This eclipse can produce some larger-than-life feelings, so be gentle with yourself and others.
Who will be affected the most?
These two eclipses in spring 2022 are likely to affect the four fixed signs the most: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. (If your Sun sign isn’t in one of these four signs, check out the rest of your birth chart to see if your Rising, Moon, or another planet is.) As you might guess, Taurus and Scorpio placements will feel these eclipses the most, but Leo and Aquarius placements could find challenges as well.
Fixed sign energy wants to keep things the same, but eclipses are all about change. This means that the eclipses could be difficult for these signs to accept—at least at first. All of life is filled with change, so there’s no sense in trying to stop it. Be open to exploring what flexibility may bring to you, and use it as your inspiration to power through.
Your eclipse season horoscope
This eclipse season is asking that you invite more financial security into your life. The way to the bank could mean settling old debts and researching financial resources for assistance in wealth-building.
It’s time to acknowledge your space and allow yourself to be perceived by others. This could mean that you need to let go of those who disempower or disrespect you.
Are you ready to move in power instead of fear or procrastination? Is there a habitual pattern that’s creating resistance surrounding you getting the rest you deserve? Thought so.
Your hopes, goals, and dreams are on the horizon, and some may even be so close that you can reach out and touch them. But that doesn’t mean you will be able to take your vices on the journey with you.
There are big-picture moves coming together for you, but you need an internal and potentially spatial shift before you can fully march into the realm of your potential.
People who can take you wherever you want to go are showing up for you. But first, you’re going to have to let go of the inner critic that says, “You can’t.” Don’t be your own worst enemy.
The new money you’re seeking is going to cost you your old sense of values. Something has created instability. What will you no longer accept?
It’s time to make new friends who will show you the appreciation you deserve. You must learn to trust yourself to choose the right people to take up space in your life.
You’re thinking hard about how you can get more peace in your daily life through your routine and to-do lists. However, it’s going to cost you some old habits that you’ve been attached to for a very long time.
You’re ready to be inspired, get creative, and have some fun. This may mean starting to take on some personal projects that look different from what your dreams were once made of.
Explore the inner depth of your private home life. You work hard and you should be afforded more comfort from the societal pressures that your outer life demands.
The things you think and say are showing up like rapid fire right now. What might it cost you to fully believe in the power of your mentality?
Shawnte Cato Shawnte Cato is s self taught humanist astrologer from SoCal.
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