Just as new moons are linked to beginnings and full moons are tied to culminations, eclipses serve as celestial checkpoints. An eclipse is a high-octane lunation that helps illuminate our karmic path, but just as these cosmic events can be visually striking, eclipses can also be a bit dramatic. Astrologically speaking, they speed up time: They open new doors by slamming others shut, so we often find abrupt and sudden shifts occurring during eclipses. Though the changes can be jarring, they can help us by speeding up the inevitable.
So, if you’ve been dragging your feet, an eclipse will be sure to give you that extra push (or shove) needed to take action. While the results can be shocking, remember that these lunations simply expedite the inevitable — these events were going to happen eventually.
Solar eclipses, which will occur in 2022 on Saturday, April 30, and Tuesday, October 25, correspond with new beginnings and unexpected opportunities. However, since the sun (which symbolizes our external experience) is obscured by the moon (representing our emotional inner-world during this lunation, solar eclipse events often first begin internally before affecting our relationships with others. For many people, solar eclipses are when we realize we need more than what we’re currently receiving. They’re a time to send cosmic invitations to the universe and welcome abundance.
On the other hand, Lunar eclipses help us realize the external implications of these shifts. It is often during a lunar eclipse that we become aware of the influence of others. As the moon emits a mystifying umber tone, it allows us to see people in a different light. This shift in perspective is critical, even though you may not always like what you see. We are encouraged to let go of whatever is no longer serving the soul during lunar eclipses. This is the time to release, purge, and say goodbye. In 2022, lunar eclipses occur on Monday, May 16, and Tuesday, November 8. Remember, cosmic warriors, endings are hard, but everything is cyclical: A culmination always occurs on the edge of a beginning.
What do 2022’s eclipses mean for me and my zodiac sign?
OK, so what does this all actually mean? Well, the Taurus-Scorpio eclipses will impact everyone differently based on their unique birth chart. When astrologers discuss these lunations, we refer to how they affect a chart as an “eclipse story.” These narratives unfold over the series (approximately two years). Accordingly, the lunar eclipse in Taurus on Friday, November 19, 2021, was a big deal because it was the first lunation in a brand-new series. In other words, it marked the very first chapter of a new karmic story. Think back to what occurred in your life at this time and consider the major players, conflicts, and location.