Eclipses Represent Change
All eclipses represent transFORMation, and 2022 has four eclipses which is fairly normal! Finally, a bit of ‘normal’ enters back into our lives… we can breathe a small sigh of relief as there is now light at the end of the tunnel. Solar Eclipses represent male aspects while lunar eclipses represent feminine energies. They usually occur close together, with the male aspects being more externalised in the case of solar eclipses and the female aspects being more internalised with lunar eclipses.
Eclipses force us to confront our own shadow nature or the dark side of our personal subconscious. They are also a sign from the Universe that change will soon visit us on the Earth plane, and it can be unpredictable and unexpected change. Change doesn’t always occur on the exact date of the eclipse. Sometimes it is weeks or many months before or after the eclipse that something truly transformative happens, and often it is a big or life-changing event.
Solar Eclipses = Action
Lunar Eclipses = Integration of Experiences
The power of solar eclipses normally lasts longer than lunar eclipses, but that doesn’t mean that lunar eclipses are less potent. In fact, they may be more potent in the short term. An eclipse can be connected to the original source of events, but sometimes it takes the power of another planet passing over the same spot for the effect to be fully realised or understood.
Astrologically speaking, star signs fit into three modes or modalities – Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable, each with their own characteristics. Eclipses affect all signs of the same mode more than other signs in different modes.
Solar and Lunar Eclipses 2022
‘Flower Moon’ Partial Solar Eclipse - 1st May 2022 6:28 AEST
10° Taurus 28′
April 30, 2022 in many countries including the US and known as a ‘Pink Moon’ rather than a ‘Flower Moon’.
Taurus is an Earth sign, so practical matters and money become more of a focus. Challenges to the physical body, laws, structures and organisations are also likely. A change in the air is finally brought down to Earth. As hard as it might seem, it’s best to go with the flow rather than try to maintain the status quo. It could be uncomfortable initially but as time goes by, the changes will start to ‘bed in’ and feelings of security will emerge again. You’ve got this so be patient and all will become clear. Taureans can make a special effort to move forward now to avoid getting stuck in the mud.
Taurus is a Fixed mode star sign, along with Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius, who can have rather fixed ideas about how things should be. This solar eclipse might really shake things up for these star signs. Let go of some of your old ideas about ‘shoulds’ and starting thinking about ‘coulds’. The time for change is now!
This eclipse is not visible from North America or Australia. The partial solar eclipse is visible from the southeastern Pacific Ocean, the Antarctic Peninsula, and southern South America.
‘Flower Moon’ Total Lunar Eclipse - 16th May 2022 14:14 AEST
25° Scorpio 18′
Scorpio is a Water sign so take special care of your emotions, and if you feel ‘triggered’ by anything… write, write and write it down! Take the edge off your feelings by expressing them on paper! It’s an emotional time for many now and there might be a special connection with women generally, or your mother. TransFORMation is happening now!
As a Fixed sign, Scorpio’s waters really do run deep and there are set beliefs deep down within unconscious Scorpionic waters. Increasingly during 2022, Scorpios may experience ‘heavy seas’ when deeply held expectations are interfered with. Be prepared to change ‘tack’ as you adjust your course to meet the swell. Taurus, Leo and Aquarius are all likely to be similarly affected, so batten down those hatches and float a bit when you can. All will work out fine as you sail to your destination.
This eclipse is not visible from Australia but is visible from most of North America, excluding the northwestern areas.
‘Blood or Travel Moon’ Partial Solar Eclipse - 25th October 2022 21:49 AEST
2° Scorpio 00′
As Scorpio is a Water sign, it’s important to take special care of your emotions because there will be logical consequences to your actions. Take the edge off your feelings by expressing yourself in a healthy way. Action is likely to be taken now, and you might generally feel a connection with men or your father. Authority figures might feature more now, and new beginnings can finally start!
Taurus, Leo, Aquarius, and Scorpio are fixed mode signs, so dealing with emotional undercurrents can be difficult now, so be careful not to respond with rigidity and high expectations about what ‘should be’. You might think you know what’s happening, however changes are likely where things can be taken away or minimised in some way. So it’s probably a good time to downsize, clean out your wardrobe or change your diet.
This eclipse is not visible from North America or Australia. (The partial solar eclipse is visible from Greenland, Iceland, Europe, northeastern Africa, the Middle East, western Asia, India, and western China.)
‘Beaver/ Frosty Moon’ Total Lunar Eclipse - 8th November 2022 22:02 AEST
16° Taurus 01′
As Taurus is an Earth sign, TransFORMation will probably happen gradually in most cases. Practical matters and money become more important. Challenges to the physical body, laws, structures, corporations, and organisations are also likely. A change in the air is finally brought down to Earth. As hard as it might seem, it’s best to create a flow rather than try to maintain the status quo. It could be uncomfortable initially, but as time goes by, the changes will start to ‘bed in’ and feelings of security will emerge again. Be patient, and all will become clear.
Taurus is a Fixed mode star sign, along with Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius. These star signs can have rather fixed ideas about how things should be. This lunar eclipse might really shake things up for these star signs. Let go of some old ideas about ‘shoulds’ and start thinking about ‘coulds’. It’s time to leave the past behind and embrace the future!
This eclipse is visible from Australia and North America, however, the Moon will be setting during the eclipse for observers in eastern regions of the US.
2022 Gifts Us Four Eclipses!
We have eclipses in two Water and two Earth signs… all in Fixed signs Scorpio and Taurus. Change becomes imperative; however, some have some difficulty. An eclipse magnifies energy; it’s like a Supermoon on caffeine, rousing you to alertness. It forces us to wake up, go down a path and take action at some point. Eclipses shake us turbulently to the core in order to effect change. With eclipses in emotional Scorpio and practical Taurus, there’s bound to be a lot of deeply held emotions and practicalities (such as money) to consider.
Earthquakes, volcanic activity, and detrimental weather sometimes occur around eclipses, so do take care, especially if you live in areas such as New Zealand, Indonesia, or the USA.
Cancerians will feel the May 16 and November 8 lunar eclipses very intensely as they are ruled by the Moon. Whereas Sagittarians will feel the solar eclipses May 1 and October 25 intensely because they are ruled by the Sun. If your birthday occurs on an eclipse or if an eclipse occurs in your sign, you are also likely to feel it more potently.
To find out more, check out our Monthly Horoscopes for your rising sign (aka ascendant) and your Moon sign.
Eclipses by Modes
There are no eclipses in Cardinal or Mutable signs. This may imply that there could be some collective difficulty in starting new things or changing course once something major is actually going. Think about how difficult it is for governments and many others to change their stance on climate change.
All eclipses are in Fixed mode signs Taurus and Scorpio. Taurus particularly needs to watch for stubbornness! Those born with personal planets at 12 to 20 degrees of the Fixed signs Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius are likely to be most affected. Try to go with the flow this year… swimming against the tide just won’t work. Be flexible… practise and embrace change.