The Tenacious Path
After the dramatic upheavals of April which produced endings for many, the solar eclipse on April 28th, will augur a new beginning. While the issues of April are still cleaving to our subconscious, this new moon eclipse will turn our heads to
another venture that may perhaps alleviate the stresses of April, or at least distract us with a new dynamic.
What types of situations will come into focus with this eclipse? Let us look to the eclipse sign, Taurus. A steadfast earth sign, Taurus is ruled by Venus who is famous for turning our heads towards love and money. Yet, Taurus is a nurturing sign and loves to dote on family and home, often working hard to create a peaceful environment where love thrives. This is a little different than Cancer, who is tied up in the heartstrings of family, and ensuring that everyone’s feelings are not hurt. Sure, Cancer cooks up a good meal, but Taurus brings everything together in a magnificent setting. Think organization, hard work, beautification, spending money where needed. Taurus is also known for their lavish, stylish tastes with a touch of practicality.
Taurus is also a sensual sign, being the natural partner of Scorpio. She understands what is required for perfection, and the universe has granted her this gift of making her efforts look easy. Yet, Taurus backs her magic with a tenacious, instinctual energy that begins at sunrise and ends at sunset. My grandfather was a Taurus, and he exuded strength, home and family in every fiber of his being. His presence was a considerable comfort from the eyes of a child. I also have a good friend who is a Taurus and her accomplishments on a day to day basis are amazing. She can clean her house at 4 am, trek her children to various schools, be in the gym at 9 am, and home, showered and dressed immaculately by 11 am, volunteer all day, and somewhere she manages to make a few dentist, doctors’ appointments, and continue on until 10 pm with her children’s after school activities. By the way, her children are well-groomed and straight A students,
and she always manages to feed them nutritious, home-cooked meals. I have never noticed a lapse in the well-oiled machinery of her home life. By the way, dear Taurus, if you are reading this, we are all a little jealous of the energy that
I write about the characteristics of Taurus in association of this eclipse because this new beginning initiated towards the end of April, will require all of our efforts in these areas. We will begin to look at the mechanics of our home, our location, our household organization and under this scrutiny, also think about how we nurture and are being nurtured by our
families and partners as well. Have all of the dramas of recent years left our homes, families or relationships in disorganization? If so, now will be the time to clean up a little and get some areas of life back on track.
Our relationships with others will continue to experience changes, as we assess what we type of love that we need. What type of security system have you enclosed yourself in? Are you in a relationship for security purposes? Do you feel that your love is related to your possessions? Who are you attracted to? We will have six months to operate on the foundations of our lives, and to design a better plan for our relationships and finances during this time as well. Perhaps, now that we have new insights from April, we can begin to discover a new approach to the area of our charts that Taurus
Now that we are in Taurus mode, let’s look at the mechanics of the eclipse, shall we?
The eclipse comes in with determination at 9 degrees of Taurus, and those with early Taurus degrees or Taurus ASC will be most affected. That means that you have been selected for change. The next six months will require your personal strength to be utilized in ways that would make the rest our heads spin, considering all that you are already responsible for. The good news is that this eclipse is trine to Pluto in Capricorn. Thank God, that we have that support, for as terrible as Pluto is when he is in destruction mode, the supportive beam to this eclipse will produce transformational results. In other words, there is something productive that will come from all of these new changes, or a new path will be allowed to come in seamlessly that will produce changes over the next six months that you are able to benefit from.
Jupiter, planet of luck and abundance is also supportive of the eclipse, and while he finishes up his tour in Cancer before July, he may provide extra blessings of support in a change for your family. Of course, you will need to look to the area of your chart that Jupiter rules for you. Neptune is in a supportive angle to the eclipse and to Jupiter, and we may become caught up in a new dream for our relationships, home-life, and careers. This hope will drive us forward towards our new goals at eclipse time.
For everyone, even as tension is beginning to fade into the background for a while, the changes initiated by this eclipse may be a little shocking. You see, an eclipse is often akin to getting your picture made, with a bright flash. Many times we do not know that the picture is coming, and may be blinded for a second by the light. It may take a while for our eyes to
adjust to the situation, as we begin to discover the picture and absorb its images in more detail. This eclipse may produce one of those crazy paparazzi members as Uranus is opposite of Mars, as the eclipse takes place. You guessed it, it is one of those crazy circumstances left over from earlier in the month that may either push you towards this change, or continue to be a lingering problem that you are forced to take with you down your new path.
After last month’s lunacy, I suppose that I am willing to take the good with the bad, and such is life. It is best that we continue to focus on the good, because we have a real opportunity to make headway before the stresses of the eclipse in Aries, due in October 2014 overtake us, bringing more wolves out to nip at our heels with old dramatic agendas. If you have experienced endings and cut ties with old problems in April, leave them there in the dust. After all, you don’t want to relive the same issues that you have closed the door on over and over again. If a relationship has ended, it is best to move on. Chances are this was a relationship that continue to struggle for a good while. In the famous words of Maya Angelou, “If people show you who they are, believe them.”
As always, during eclipse time, monitor your health. Sagittarius and Gemini, Taurus and Scorpio, will need to make sure that attention is given to any sudden illness, pain or infection. These signs may absorb the eclipse energy within their physical bodies. Everyone, of every sign, should not ignore health issues during the eclipse period, because often times emergencies of the physical body manifest from stress and poor health that has accumulated over time.
You may feel the energy and changes of the eclipse up to a week before or a month after the eclipse takes place. Most will feel the eclipse energy from a few days before the eclipse and especially in the two weeks after the new moon eclipse.
For all of us, it seems that this eclipse is calling us to be brave, to work hard on the possibility of a new path, even if only to exhaust its possibility. This path will lead us towards clarity, hope, better standards of living and will benefit our families in the long run.
Be tenacious in all of your efforts and I wish you the very best!