Welcome to one of the most transformative seasons of the year! Just hours after this week’s New Moon Solar Eclipse, the Sun leaves Aries and begins to illuminate the skies of Taurus, on April 20th at 1:14 a.m. Pacific Time. At its purest form, Taurus energy tends to be somewhat mellow. However, in 2023, we will get to experience the other side of the Bull in its rawest, most intense expression.
Being the only zodiac sign that combines the earth element with the fixed modality, Taurus is an energy of comfort and habit that highly dislikes change. Over the next month, we will experience, regardless of our zodiac sign, four major astrological influences that will test Taurean energy. Eclipse season, Mercury Retrograde, a very powerful Uranus, and Jupiter entering Taurus—all happening within the next four weeks! But don’t worry—we have been here before. In more ways than one, Taurus season will feel like a blast from the past as situations that were left unfinished in 2022 come back to be revised or fully processed. Below is a breakdown of these four influences and how to best respond to them:
Eclipses: Bringing the power of either three New Moons or three Full Moons in one, eclipses delineate the astrology of the entire year. These are times of intensity, as “destined events” tend to take place, bringing karmic adjustments and even unexpected changes. Rest, gentle movement, and meditation are our go-to practices now.
Mercury Retrograde in Taurus (April 21-May 14): Decisions about money, possessions, or financial security might need to be made now. While we should do our research and make room for reason, the answers come when we practice introspection and connect with our bodies. Aha moments are in store when we listen to what the four senses are trying to convey.
Uranus: Archetypally speaking, one could see Uranus as the Ambassador of the Future. It tends to show up more for those who are having trouble letting go and resisting change. This is an energy of liberation and creative genius available to those who are ready to open their mind and heart.
Jupiter enters Taurus: After so much transformation, the Universe always balances things out! On May 16th, the Planet of Abundance, Luck, and Protection enters this same part of the sky where all the recent change took place. Tune into Jupiter’s vibes by practicing gratitude for all the good things in your life.