Taurus as the second sign of the zodiac represents a settling in. Into our bodies, into our senses, and into our environment. The awareness of self that comes with this settling brings us into the present, into an understanding of what is valuable, and what values we hold dear to our heart.
Through your senses you experience the world around you, and the simple pleasures of being alive. Earth, our garden of delight, offers an abundant source of inspiration and education.
From her we learn about the creative force of nature.
From her you learn about the lavishness and comfort that is inspired by touch, by sight, by the feelings in your bodies when connected to her elements.
From her you source the food that brings your taste buds satisfaction and your belly a sense of fullness and safety.
From her you learn that a fragrance can enhance a mood, inspire a memory, bring you to elation.
From her you learn how sound, the melodies of birds singing, animals playing, nature thriving, can shift emotions.
From her you learn that beauty can stop you in your tracks, humbles you, remind you to return to the present and the simple pleasures of being alive.
Nature creates, she constantly shifts, evolve and changes, and we are a part of her dance, affected by it, reflected in it, influencing it. Our relationship to nature, earth and all that surrounds is an ever-evolving exchanging. But this exchange can sometimes feel uncertain, unsafe, or unwelcome.
Storms wash over us, earthquakes shake up our lives, droughts threaten our food supply, floods, fires, weather patterns… they all remind us of our vulnerable existence. So, we build homes and shelters and find ways to protect ourselves from life’s harshness.
With the Sun, Mars and Mercury in Scorpio we are reminded of this complex reality, of the depth of life, of the fact that more exists beneath the surface than we may ever understand. We are reminded that just like nature with its secrets, mysteries, and unpredictable behaviour, we too are complex and ever evolving, and knowing this empowers us.
Like the environment around you, you too are endless. You experience tsunamis caused by disturbances in your core, you erupt like volcanos on a seemingly tranquil day, you surprise yourself with unexpected truths that bubbles to the surface, you get flooded with memories you’ve stuffed beneath the layers built for protection.
You are an emotional being. You are complex.
We are emotional. We are all complex.
This lunar eclipse will illuminate shadows, uncover mysteries so we may step into awareness.
For many of us this season will bring a change that feels like thunder rumbling down the mountain tops. The lightning flashes will inspire insight, the rain will wash away emotions once trapped beneath the roots, and truths will rise to the surface so we may transform our inner world and our outer environment.
And here is a powerful secret
You are the rain
You are the thunder
You are the lightning
You are the storm
You are the beauty
You are the simplicity
You are the tranquillity
You are the shelter
You are the complexity you see in the world.
The question beckons; what are you ready to let go of, so that you can take more pleasure in living?
Eclipses open portals and lift the veils to other worlds.
How much truth are you ready to access?
How much of your mystery are you willing to see?
We have the Uranus opposite Mars at this eclipse. Uranus brings rebellion, enlightenment, and revolution, it asks us to be authentic and live our truth, while Mars inspires action. Together they can create frustration, erupt in anger, or trigger explosive experiences, but when channelled into creativity and passion they can create breakthroughs, innovation, and conscientious leaps forward.
We also have Jupiter in square to the Sun and Moon. What Jupiter touches it expands, heals, and elevates. From Aquarius, Jupiter may highlight some uncomfortable truths about your self identity or your community that needs your attention so that relationships may be reconciled and replaced with joy, optimism, and growth. And so that you can step into a more comfortable, freeing and authentic embodiment of yourself.
Venus, the ruler of this eclipse is in friendly conversation with Uranus, lightening the mood and bringing surprises around money or relationships. This conversation will also inspire a sense of fun and adventure, and a liberation of your creative expression.
Venus will be entering shadow at the eclipse, having you reflect on your values, revisit creative works, or potentially bringing past lovers back into your life.
Are you living from the heart?
Venus rules the heart, she is the patron of the arts and keeper of your sensual pleasure.
At this full moon lunar eclipse she asks, have you settled into the experience of you and the totality of who you are?
This experience, this embodiment was created for your pleasure, for your learning, for your growth. Have you honoured that?
Your soul checks in at eclipse time to make sure you’re on track. It’s a time to listen and check in for new directions.
Use the energy of the full moon to surrender what doesn’t serve, so that you can step into your power, see your truth, live your values, connect with nature, heal the earth, and broaden your community by aligning with an authentic sense of being.
With love and light,
Published in Elephant Journal