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The Taurus New Moon which falls on May 1, at 6.28 am in Melbourne  will be a Partial Solar Eclipse, as it will be within 12 degrees of the Taurus North Node. Unfortunately not be visible in Australia or the US, but centered over South America and the tip of Antarctica. We will now be fully inside the Taurus/Scorpio eclipse seasons in 2022. Bernadette Brady has designated these eclipses as Saros Series 6 North “focused on our relationship to authority, father figures and the need to take responsibility and control, accepting the commitments that present themselves, possibly to do with the illness or unreliability of others! Sounds about right with what is going on in the collective around us!

The luminaries will come together at 10 degrees and 28 minutes of Taurus, so in the powerful 11th degree. The number of the Mystic or Psychic! The Sabian symbol is “A woman watering flowers in her garden”, this speaks of the development of the powers of the mind on which ego-consciousness is based, cultivation. This eclipse seems intent to get us back on track with the more practical, material side of life in line with Taurus energy.

The dispositor or ruler of Taurus, Venus, will be in the sign of her exaltation, Pisces, applying to Jupiter by a mere 2 minutes from being exact. If the skyt is clear it will be worth setting your alarm clocks and getting up in time to see the two “benefics” of traditional astrology sparkling brightly together before sunrise! Jupiter will still be within slightly more than 3 degrees from his conjunction with Neptune in Pisces, so Venus sitting between the two, a powerful stellium!

Taurus New Moon Solar Eclipse

The Sun and Moon will be closely applying to powerful asteroid Eros, less than a degree ahead, at 11 degrees and 18 minutes of Taurus, with Uranus ahead of him at 14 degrees and 32 minutes of the sign. Eros was one the first or primordial Gods in the Greek cosmology, created out of the Chaos, along with Gaea, Tarturus, and Darkness. He represents the archetype of Alchemical Attraction and Desire, that intense energetic life force that impels us to act creatively, either through love and passion for another person or through the very essence of life itself. Our very reason for being. The connection with Eros and Uranus should inspire us to see our situation with new eyes confident to make new beginnings and take advantage of the positive energy emanating from the Neptune-Venus-Jupiter stellium in Pisces

This will be a great New Moon to set powerful affirmations for acquire what you value in life whether it be self-belief, love or material security!

With the Sun and Moon in the sign of Taurus, the energy focus is on:

• Creating security and stability, protecting your physical interests
• Practical goals, being logical and methodical, patient and careful
• Working hard, balancing the budget, ensuring a steady income
• Physical comfort, indulging the five senses, sex
• Family and peaceful, harmonious relationships
• Losing weight, embarking on healthy exercise and diets
• Meet single-minded persistent commitments

The area most aligned with the position of the New Moon can be best gleaned from your natal horoscope chart, however if you only know your Sun Sign, then affirmations around the areas indicated below are likely to be the most powerful, but some adjustment may be required to the life areas below: