The New Moon / Solar Eclipse arrives on April 30th 2022 at 10.28 pm CET / 4.28 pm ET at 10 degrees Taurus.
For this particular eclipse I’ve chosen the song Superpower by Dutch singer songwriter Kris Berry. I think Superpower beautifully captures the magic of the current astrology.
Scroll down if you want to skip the musings and go straight to your horoscopes. The horoscopes are valid for the week leading up to and the week after April 30th 2022.
Ancient astrologers saw eclipses as inauspicious events; any eclipse is still regarded to be inauspicious in India to this day. Because with eclipses the light of one of the luminaries is blocked. The Sun and the Moon are bringers of life. It’s not a good omen to have the Sun’s light be removed in the middle of the day! Modern day astrologers have different ideas whether eclipses are always bad omens, or actually may also bring about some good stuff.
Here’s my take on it: eclipses mark beginnings and endings. Sometimes they mark very small beginnings and endings that may not be that obvious. Sometimes these events remain small seemingly not that important events. Sometimes these small events turn out to have been the start of a great new chapter of life, having a ‘butterfly effect’, as we look back certain years later. Sometimes they mark instant great beginnings and great endings, especially when they are exactly conjunct, square or opposite a personal placement in a birth chart; for example, my 13 year long relationship and marriage ended when a eclipse was to the degree exact on my midheaven. Great beginnings and great endings are often not easy! They bring about mourning and stress. Even when it’s something we think of as positive. For example, I know someone who moved to another continent under an eclipse, which was a dream coming true; but it was also incredibly stressful and difficult. I think that traditional / ancient astrologers have often deemed something to be inauspicious because it is generally experienced as stressful. However, stressful events may actually bring about something positive. Big changes are often stressful! Graduating, getting married, starting a new job… such positive events come with a lot of stress for many people even though we experience them to be positive. Most events in life are actually a mixed bag of many things. We humans like to categorize experiences as good or bad, positive or negative; but most experiences are actually rather diffuse. My divorce was as painful and sad as it was necessary and the start of a journey of personal growth. Many events in life are like that.
What is auspicious and what is inauspicious? Have you ever heard the story of the Chinese farmer?
A farmer and his son had a beloved horse who helped the family earn a living. One day, the horse ran away and their neighbours exclaimed, “Your horse ran away, what terrible luck!” The farmer replied, “Maybe so, maybe not.”
A few days later, the horse returned home, leading a few wild horses back to the farm as well. The neighbours shouted out, “Your horse has returned, and brought several horses home with him. What great luck!” The farmer replied, “Maybe so, maybe not.”
Later that week, the farmer’s son was trying to break one of the horses and she threw him to the ground, breaking his leg. The neighbours cried, “Your son broke his leg, what terrible luck!” The farmer replied, “Maybe so, maybe not.”
A few weeks later, soldiers from the national army marched through town, recruiting all boys for the army. They did not take the farmer’s son, because he had a broken leg. The neighbours shouted, “Your boy is spared, what tremendous luck!” To which the farmer replied, “Maybe so, maybe not. We’ll see.”
An auspicious inauspicious cosmic event
If we stick with traditional astrology, this New Moon / Solar Eclipse in Taurus is an inauspicious event. But I would say it’s one of the most auspicious of inauspicious events; because there’s some goodness going on in the heavens above.
The New Moon / Solar Eclipse arrives on April 30th 2022 at 10.28 pm CET / 4.28 pm ET at 10 degrees Taurus. This means that the Sun and the Moon align at 10 degrees Taurus. The sign Taurus is ruled by Venus. Venus is at 27 degrees Pisces on April 30th. Jupiter is also at 27 degrees Pisces on that day. Pisces is the sign of exaltation of Venus and the sign of rulership of Jupiter. Venus and Jupiter are the two benefic planets and they are in a sign where they can bring about a lot of their goodness. On the day of the eclipse the two planets hold hands. The Moon is exalted in Taurus, by the way, which may actually make this eclipse extra potent (for good or bad). In other words… there’s some really juicy cosmic stuff going on. And with that comes a risk! Because, most of us modern humans tend to grab and hold on to the good stuff (not daring to let it go).
Eclipses have their own magic, which is not to be meddled with by humans. Eclipses take away light and reveal the hidden. Sometimes, under eclipses, we tend to do or say things we never taught we would do. Eclipses don’t always bring about external things, sometimes they may bring about internal things. But sometimes with eclipses we’re faced with experiences or situations we would have never expected to happen. Eclipses sometimes reveal secrets, hidden feelings… Eclipses also bring unexpected events. And all of this will have, with this particular eclipse, a Venusian quality. Venus is about love, pleasure, beauty; to name a few. From confessions of love to unexpected art expositions… I can’t tell you what this eclipse will bring you. The only key words that I can give you: Venusian and unexpected.
There’s some real beauty and magic happening, with the alignment of Venus and Jupiter in Pisces. But I can’t promise you world peace or winning the lottery. Plus, we need to savour the small stuff in life. We don’t need to win lotteries. Venus is also found in a bouquet of flowers! Let’s not forget about the importance of simple day to day experiences and the beauty of a bee landing on a flower. This Venus ruled eclipse may teach us just that.
Horoscopes for the New Moon / Solar eclipse in Taurus
These horoscopes are valid for the week leading up to and the week after April 30th 2022.
The horoscopes are written for your rising sign and Sun sign (primarily your rising sign). If you don’t know your rising sign, follow the instructions on this page to figure it out or book a consultation with me.
The horoscopes are listed from Aries – Pisces.
Aries Rising and Aries Sun
Dear Aries, eclipse season may bring you some unexpected monetary blessings. You may be lucky to find a ten dollar bill on the streets, receive some unexpected tax returns, or receive money through another unforeseen way. It’s also possible that the blessings come via your livelihood, like an exciting project that all of a sudden lands at your office door, or an unexpected job opportunity.
In the long run though, this series of eclipses in the Taurus – Scorpio axis has all to do with giving and receiving and the important collaborations (in love, business or elsewhere) in your life. This particular eclipse may reveal something about what you are blessed to receive. Keep in mind though that we need to pay attention in order to receive blessings, otherwise they may pass us by. This particular increase may even more so be about receiving a boost of morale instead of a boost of money. The stars are aligning in such a way that you’re supported in ending self sabotaging thinking and behaviours (we all have these…). No more insecurity and self doubt holding you back. So many of us in this modern capitalist day and age are made to believe we’re not good enough. The truth couldn’t be farther from that! You’re a creation of the divine and made in the image of nature, god, the planets or whatever divine source you may relate to.
The current astrology invites you to be your own best friend. To give yourself the same validation as you would give to your loved ones. To give yourself the same pep talk you would give to your loved ones. The current astrology invites you to believe in yourself and acknowledge and celebrate your talents and gifts. This may be easier said than done. I know! But the invitation stands anyway.
You may currently be learning valuable lessons about equal give and take. If you tend to give too much, if you’ve trouble asking for something in return, if you tend to give yourself away… there may be that inner voice that gets louder that says ‘no more’. In the upcoming 1,5 years shifts will take place in your important partnerships and collaborations, if you let them, in order to create more balance and equal give and take. You don’t need to sign up for any relationship in which your love / business partner doesn’t acknowledge your value. You’re allowed to ask for things, and you’re also allowed to find your luck elsewhere if you’re not finding it in a certain collaboration. Be your own best friend dear Aries, and give yourself the advice that you would give your best friends, in case you find yourself in a situation where you need it.
Taurus Rising and Taurus Sun
Dear Taurus, these past few months there has been a hunger growing inside you. You’re searching and finding your place in this world, figuring out the legacy that you want to build and leave behind. In this process there’s a desire to make your mark and to show yourself authentically to the world. Possibly even there’s a desire to do something radically different, to change course of direction. Either way, there’s a hunger for something significant, something big, which you may not be able to name just yet. Sometimes we only realize what we’ve been looking for when we find it. You could very well be desiring a new career start, a new chapter in your love life or be looking out for a new place where you can work your magic.
These weeks you may actually be pushed or pulled in the right direction, either by people and opportunities that find their way to you, or by that hunger and desire that pulls you where you need to be. Blessings, opportunities and/or help may be received through your friends, the communities you’re part of or through professional networks. A small thing may happen, a small new start may be made, which may seem rather insignificant now but will turn out to be quite major in the upcoming 1,5 years. Or you may actually experience quite a big shift happening in your life these weeks.
Your hopes and dreams are not to be ignored in this time of your life. Dream big and call in for the support to make your dreams come true. Be grateful for the people in your life, as one of them may turn out to be angel in disguise. Thus, also be willing to return a favor. Invest in your connections, celebrate the love you feel for your friends, be thankful for whoever shows up for you. Even though your life may be quite busy at the moment, a lot may be going on, make sure to carve out time for friends. Coffee dates, dinner dates, a picnic in the park, a night out dancing. That’s where the magic happens. An unexpected love letter, job interview, or something else that opens the door to one of your dreams, will find it’s way to you through your connections. Thus, this is not a time to go into hermit mode, however busy you may be.
The last note that I want to make: there’s no need for chasing. Be receptive and open. Allow life to work through you, instead of forcing life to do what you want. Believe me, life wants to work with you. Sometimes life knows better what’s right for you, than our own ego does. Breathe in. Breath out. As my Ayurveda teacher Dr. Svoboda always says: follow Prana.
Gemini Rising and Gemini Sun
Dear Gemini, these weeks you’re challenged to bring you public persona and your deepest inner self together. Two faced, is what popular astrology says about Gemini. I rather use the word multifaceted. And indeed we are all multifaceted, not just the Gemini’s of this world (though you are a rather flexible social creature I have to say). We all have different personas that we show at work, with our family, with friends, out and about on the streets, and privately alone at home. Gemini is rather gifted at switching between them and keeping them separated. Sometimes it’s easy to separate our different selfs, or the different parts of our life. Sometimes we’re challenged to bring them together. Sometimes we’re challenged to temper ourselves, alchemizing different parts of ourselves or of our lives. The current astrology puts your gifts in alchemy to the test. Given that your sign is ruled by Mercury, I expect you’ll do just fine.
The eclipse in Taurus takes place in the part of your chart that is all about your subconscious / your fears and anxieties / psychotherapy / spirituality and spiritual practices / places that are hidden from society (like hospitals, nursing homes, prisons, but also monasteries). The ruler of the eclipse is hanging out in the part of your chart that is about career and about your public self. For most people these two areas are completely separated; the therapists couch is not at the office and we try to not show our fears and insecurity in public. Though I have to admit it is possible that these two areas of life are actually connected for you. This is the case, for example if you’re a yoga teacher working in a shala, a guard working in a prison, a doctor working in a hospital, or something in that sense. And if that’s the case for you; the current astrology may correlate with a new beginning at work, however small or big, that’s probably rather fortunate.
For most people, again, these two areas of life are rather separate areas. What happens when you’re asked to bring them together? Do you dare to share something personal and vulnerable with your colleagues? Do you dare to take on a new project that is solely your responsibility and that you need to work on alone? Do you dare to overcome certain fears or insecurities in order to take a leap of faith in your career?
It’s always challenging to write horoscopes that resonate with a large group of people. With yours I’m currently faced with a multitude of possibilities (which is actually rather fitting for Gemini). I can’t tell you what these weeks have to bring you. I can tell you that you have all that you need in order to deal with whatever unexpected may come your way. Your beauty and creativity lies in your flexibility. Go with the flow of live and you’ll end up exactly where you need to be.
Cancer Rising and Cancer Sun
What’s in your hopes and dreams? Dear Cancer, while it may have been challenging (this last year or two) to find the right collaborations in either love, career or friendships… don’t forget that there are people who are dreaming the same dreams as you do, saying the same prayers as you do, wishing for the same future as you do.
The eclipse in Taurus changes the dynamics in the part of your chart that is all about your hopes and especially the hopes and values that you share with others. Whether that’s your friends, your community, your students, your peers, your audiences or the political party you support. You may be fighting for a shared cause with your people and the groups you’ve been part of for many years. You may make new friends, join a new community, classroom or the like. Whatever it is, energy is flowing through your social life and adding activities to your calendar. We all need to have likeminded people around us. People that we root for and people that root for us. People that share our passion for sustainability, equal rights or whatever cause that makes your heart beat faster. People that share our love for astrology or whatever other weird or nerdy interest we may have. The eclipse in Taurus reveals the magic that is created when we surround ourselves with likeminded people. In case you feel like you’re not in the right group, this may be a time to search for one. Every wolf needs a pack.
Apart from the hopes and dreams you may have for the human collective and our dear planet Earth, what are your personal hopes and dreams? What is the personal future you’re dreaming of? What foreign lands do you want to explore? What books do you want to read? What studies do you want to start? It’s so empowering to broaden the mind. It’s such a pleasure to explore the world through novels or travels. It’s so transformative to invest in spiritual practices and physical or mental journeys. And also, it so important to have a future outlook. Even though happiness, bliss and contentment are to be experienced in the here and now; we human beings do need something to strive for, something to go after, something to work on, a future to create… These weeks you may find that your luck and love is found in dreaming of the future, making plans for the future, and investing in studies, travels or the like.
Leo Rising and Leo Sun
Dear Leo, the eclipse of last November marked the start of a new chapter in your career / public life. What has ended, what has started, what has changed or what has developed in the past six months? If nothing has changed, it may about to change soon. And if it has, you may be about to experience some more developments soon. New business partnerships or collaborations are taking shape and/or career opportunities are showing up via your relationships or thanks to shared resources. Eclipses not always reveal external circumstances, though. They don’t always signify external events. Sometimes the revelations are internal. You may receive insights in regards to your career. You may start to realize in what direction you want to move in life. You may start to understand more about the legacy that you want to leave behind. Pay attention to what is revealed inside of you. You may want to act on these revelations on a later day.
Apart from eclipse magic that wants to shapeshift your career, there’s a lovely meeting of Venus and Jupiter in the part of your chart that is about partnerships, collaborations, shared resources and intimacy. This is beautiful astrology that signifies the meeting of likeminded souls, whether that’s in love, business or elsewhere. Invest in the people that are dear to you, the colleagues that you vibe with, the lover that wants to meet you intimately, and through that you may receive love, money or other blessings in return. Life isn’t always as fair as we would like it to be, we don’t always get what we are worth, and sometimes we may wonder if karma is paid. This week though, you may actually receive some of what you deserve. Whatever that may be. Be good and receive good, dear Leo.
Don’t be afraid to share yourself, intimately and publicly. The more authenticity you bring to your love life, your career, your friendships, the more you’ll be able to shine, do your best work and spread the love. When you authentically and courageously show yourself, others will respond and do the same in return. There’s a beautiful opportunity to deepen your most important relationships, always and especially with the current astrology.
Virgo Rising and Virgo Sun
Put a pen and paper next to your bed, dear Virgo. As you may want to write down your dreams these weeks. I’m not just talking about the dreams you may have at night, I’m also talking about the desires and hopes that are rising to the surface during the day. Nothing is impossible, as the word says ‘I’m possible’. So often we feel as if we’re stuck on a certain path. The decisions we made in the past when we were at crossroads, have indeed decided where we are right now. That doesn’t mean, however, that we need to walk the same path until our last day has arrived. There are always more crossroads to come, we can change direction if we want to. More often than not it’s the lack of self belief, instead of the lack of opportunity, that holds us back.
What do you want for your future? What roads do you want to travel? What countries do you want to visit? What wisdom traditions do you want to study? What books do you want to read or possibly even write? If you could write your own future chapters, to your liking and desires, what would happen? How would your spend your days, where would you spend your days and with who would you spend your days? The stars don’t make dreams come true, you’re the one that needs to do that. But the stars sometimes do have our back. If there’s a time to work on your dreams, dear Virgo, it’s now. Dreams don’t become reality by just dreaming.
Don’t be afraid to call in for support. Others around you will happily support you in achieving your dreams. Whether it’s carrying boxes as you move houses, helping you find accommodation as you’re planning your trip around the world, showing up as a reference as you’re trying to get into that Master’s program, or what have you. Whether it’s someone you’ve known for a very long time, or someone new that shows up in your life, you may realize that you two are actually heading in the same direction in life. Whether it’s in love, friendship or business, new partnerships may start to form or old partnerships may strengthen. Connect with the people you feel intuitively drawn to, as they may be on the same road to Rome as you, or as they may just be able to tell you how to get there.
Libra Rising and Libra Sun
Dear Libra, if you’ve been waiting for new inspiring collaborations or shared projects, they may actually start to take shape these weeks. In the past few months, and especially in these past few weeks, you may have felt a renewed sense of inspiration, a possibility for growth, or creative energy in regards to you work life. Which may also have been much needed and desired. Whatever new projects or creative undertakings in regards to your working life may want to emerge, let them. Remember that eclipse chapters take 1,5 to 2 years to unfold, so whatever contracts you may not be signing just yet, you may actually sign them somewhere in the upcoming year and a half or so.
Discovering and growing personal talents and gifts is a journey of a lifetime. Learning doesn’t stop after graduation, it hopefully continues until our last breath. You are however in a process of reconnecting, rediscovering and empowering your personal talents and gifts. With which the question of course arrives: how to share them with the world? How can you put them to use? And, how can you be of service to others? In contrast to what capitalist society teaches us, there’s much beauty and empowerment to be found in unconditional giving. I’m not telling you that you should not or never monetize your talents; let’s not glorify the poor artist’s life! I’m not telling to sell yourself short in anyway. But… we also don’t need to always ask or expect something in return of our offerings.
Visiting a temple in India one does not request, one simply offers flowers and one is grateful for Prasad. One gives to the gods and goddesses, just to give. To keep the divine alive. Because without our offerings, our chants and the temples we build; where would the gods and goddesses be? What may we offer to the world? Our fellow humans are just as divine as Ganesha is. Making offerings without expecting anything in return. And you may indeed be blessed by divine powers, if you honestly give unconditionally.
Dear Libra, I hope these days you’re discovering the pleasure of creating something, working on something, with solely the process of creating in mind. It’s not the end station that counts, it’s the journey. I hope that these days you’re allowing yourself to be deeply and intimately close with someone, daring to be vulnerable, without expecting anything from them in return. I hope that these days you’re willing to invest in someone you care about, a project you care about or a cause you care about, without asking what it may bring to you. It’s through unconditional love, unconditional work and unconditional service that you may actually end up being surprised by the gifts the universe has in store for you.
Scorpio Rising and Scorpio Sun
Dear Scorpio, I hope you’ve been indulging in your creative projects, going out on romantic dates and/or enjoying spending time with your kids (if you have them). Venus and Jupiter have been hanging out in the part of your chart that is all about romance, creativity, sex and children, these past few weeks. Bringing blessings, fun and welcome escapes from other possibly stressful areas of life. Whatever you’re experiencing in regards to these topics is strongly related to the eclipse in Taurus that occurs in the part of your chart that is about your most important relationships.
So, what does this mean? Love is everywhere. Love is not just present between two romantically involved people. Love is present whenever we care for someone. Love may be pouring in the creation of art, in working in the garden, in cooking a beautiful dinner. Love is not a singular language, it can express itself in many ways. It can be felt in many ways.
A romantic date may lead to a relationship. A course in painting or pottery may lead to a business or art exposition. The joy and pleasure you experience in work may lead to new business clients. Becoming pregnant or children entering yet another phase of life may lead to a renewed sense of identity and relating yourself with others. Your relationships are transforming, as you are redefining your concept of love. Your close connections are changing, as you’re rediscovering what being in love, feeling love and giving love means to you. Whether it’s the love for Prince Charming, a child, a creative project or something or someone else dear to you.
Ultimately, in this entire chapter of eclipse that lasts two years in total, your relationship dynamics are changing and with that your concept of self and identity is changing. It’s through others that we grow. Our most important others are our mirrors. Our relationship dynamics are often reflections of our own inner dynamics. Growth, healing and transformation take time. These processes are not gone through in a day. They actually aren’t even gone through in an eclipse chapter of two years. It’s a continuous lifelong journey. However, in the days surrounding the eclipse, I wish for you to experience the beauty of love that’s found in human connection, and the pleasure and life energy that’s found in creative endeavours. It may teach you something profound. May you remember that the meaning of life is not found in a capitalist success story, it has to do with much simpler things.
Sagittarius Rising and Sagittarius Sun
Dear Sagittarius, these past few weeks you’ve probably been experiencing loving attention for your roots and foundations. If a tree wants to grow high, it needs to have strong roots. You may have given and/or received care within your family, you may have spend extra time with your loved ones. Our past and/or home life isn’t the only foundation we have in life though. Our inner self carries us through life, it’s our own two feet that we need to rely on in order to get from A to B. Thus these past few weeks may have been as much about giving love to yourself, strengthening your sense of self and placing your feet firmly on the ground. Whatever psychological processes or spiritual practices may support in you in feeling grounded, secure and empowered; you may have invested or reconnected with them in a profound way.
You’re realizing the importance of being connected to your inner self. In modern day life it’s so easy to be distracted by coulds and shoulds, to do lists, tax seasons and the like. These weeks have been so much about silencing outer world distractions and obligations, and reconnecting with yourself and the activities, people and places you love and the activities, people and places that support you. As Venus makes her closing remarks in Pisces, you’re about to experience the healing rewards of your selfcare labours. The magic of this eclipse season for you is all about your physical and spiritual health. There’s no shame in making selfcare your priority. Tending to yourself is of utmost importance. If you want to grow, achieve and journey far; make sure your roots are nourished. Which is as much about nourishing the depths of your psyche, as it is about your physical body.
Much of the current astrology for you happens in places that are not so visible to others. Places like your private life, your dreams, your meditations, your diary. Make sure to spend enough time with yourself during eclipse season. Your subconscious mind holds wisdom; listen to your intuition and dreams. You inner gut may be very on point at the moment. Some people have a hard time distinguishing intuition from the tellings of the mind. Anxiousness and doubt are not always a helpful guide. Adi Shankara (a Hindu mystic) tells the story of the rope and the snake. At night, as our vision is not as good as during the day and when we need to rely on our sixth sense, we may suddenly see a snake and freak out. During the day, we realize that the snake is just a harmless rope. Eclipses are called eclipses because they eclipse the light. In case the light goes out this week, trust your gut. Your mind is gifted at identifying ropes as snakes. Your intuition knows better. Don’t let fear and worry guide you. Your gut knows exactly what’s going on, trust it.
Capricorn Rising and Capricorn Sun
Cupid’s arrows are raining in! The current astrology may possibly bring the unfolding of a fairytale love story, dear Capricorn. Not to spoil the mood though, but let’s keep in mind that nothing is everlasting and that all fairytales need to have an ending. Okay, with that disclaimer out of the way… Cupid’s arrow may actually hit you one of these days. The eclipse takes place in the part of your chart that is about romance, and this eclipse is connected to the part of your chart that has to do with communication and travel. So I’m really not kidding when I’m mentioning love letters, or romantic trips. A new start in love may actually unfold for some of my Capricorn readers. It may be just a fun one night stand via Tinder, it may be about reconnecting with an old flame, or you may meet someone new. Juices need to to be exchanged…
If it’s not love letters soaked in perfume that are going around, you may just fall in love with a project or creative endeavour. Love doesn’t only flow between two people. Love has the ability to flow everywhere and thus it may flow in passion projects, creative pursuits and whatever we may do that makes us feel more alive. Sexual juices want to be exchanged, but creative juices need to flow. You don’t need to force the romance if you’re not in a dating mood. Cupid’s magic can work in many ways. Love doesn’t need to be sexual.
You’re a being of love. You’re made of love. And however you want to express your love, it’s perfectly fine. On the date of the eclipse, or one of the days surrounding it, you may want to reserve some time for the things that bring you joy and pleasure. Whether it’s dining out or making your own fancy dinner, dancing in the club or in front of your bathroom mirror, crawling under the sheets with your lover or your vibrator friend, just make sure you reserve some time for the things that make you laugh or the things that make you come.
As a chapter of eclipses unfolds over the next 1,5 years, you’re learning how you want to share your love and creativity with the world. This particular eclipse is mainly focused on your pleasure, your love, your creative gifts and talents. Creativity and love want to be shared though. So while I’m encouraging you to be a bit selfish and focus on your pleasure spots with this eclipse, I also encourage you to set aside your own needs and desires and focus on those of others on a later day. Because your paintings want to be seen, your love letters need to be read and your offerings want to inspire others.
Aquarius Rising and Aquarius Sun
Dear Aquarius, these past few weeks there may have been an increase of money on your bank account, a promotion at work or another type of positive happening in regards to your livelihood, career and/or money matters. If there hasn’t been a positive financial or career change in your life, I suspect there’s been at least a sense of personal empowerment. A growing sense of self worth. A believing in the talents and gifts that you carry with you. I hope this all gives you a sense of security, even if life may be quite turbulent in other ways.
And turbulent it may become indeed. Your foundations may be shaken up a bit these weeks! Which could possibly be your actual physical foundations; as in moving houses, renovating your kitchen, or redecorating your home. Which could also be your psychological foundations; as in doing healing work on the self, going to therapy, rewriting your past and entering your future with a renewed sense of self. It could also be that you’re addressing certain family dynamics that could use some repair or renovation. During this chapter of eclipses that lasts a total of two years, you may indeed go on quite the archeological journey within the self, or may indeed take upon yourself a small or huge home project.
As you’re working on your home life, family dynamics, private life and inner world, in whatever capacity that may be, you’re actually creating an important foundation that you can build upon in future times. It’s a process of construction, deconstruction, new construction, deconstruction and so forth. By which I don’t mean to dishearten you. By which I mean that you may need to move houses several times before you have found the place to be. By which I also mean that you may need to go through several rounds of psychotherapy, before you’ve truly dealt with the past and are able to create the future that you want. This particular eclipse does hold some favourable magic though. You may experience significant breakthroughs that push you forward in life or that bring you important insights.
Dear Aquarius, keep showing up for yourself, keep doing the work. Create your foundation brick by brick; it will carry your future dreams and hopes. You may indeed be able to reach the stars. Tall trees need strong roots.
Pisces Rising and Pisces Sun
Dear Pisces, it’s time to bring yourself to something new. Eclipse season wants to give birth to a new writing project / teaching job / university course / language program / exciting travel plans or pilgrimages. Whatever of these categories you may relate to… You’re starting a new journey, either mentally or physically. In the next 1,5 years you’ll explore, grow and learn much about life for sure.
I want to ask you to take your desires and longings more serious than ever. There’s this quote by Rumi that I’ve been reading over and over again these past few weeks: “Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.” I think everyone (every sign) should read this quote, print it out and put it on their fridge. However, I’ve chosen to share it in your horoscope because I think it especially resonates with you in this time, or I hope it does! As the ruler of this eclipse, Venus, is currently in your sign Pisces, she’s drawing your attention to what you really really love. The topics / cultures / arts / languages / music / other you may be interested in. Whatever is calling you; it’s time to answer the call.
This is not a time in life where you should live for others (as if there should ever be such a time… nope). It’s tempting to live for others though, trying to live up to the expectations of parents / partners / peers. Let’s not do that, okay? Let’s be guided by our hearts. Let yourself be guided by the strange pull of what you really love. Let Venus be your guide, she will not lead you astray.
Whatever crossroads you may encounter in the journey ahead, whatever challenges you may face (because travels always come with delays and unforeseen obstacles, and studies always come with exams; I’m not promising you an easy ride)… read that quote from Rumi again. Print it out and put it on your fridge or place it in your pocket as you travel the world.