Happy New Moon and Partial Solar Eclipse in Taurus! This New Moon at approximately 10 degrees of Taurus became exact today, Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 4:27 PM New York time (20:27 GMT). The Eclipse, which is only visible in South America and Antarctica, reached its apex 15 minutes after that.
Welcome to the first Eclipse Season of 2022! Eclipse Seasons are powerful portals of change and transformation. During Eclipses, we receive codes downloaded to us that give us the templates for the next six months of our journey (and beyond).
This Eclipse is a North Node Eclipse, as the moon is in the same sign as the North Node of the moon. North Node Eclipses have to do with our soul’s destiny as physically incarnated beings. During the North Node Eclipse (and the days around it), we are downloading codes that help direct us forward toward the destiny of what our soul intended for us to create on this Earth.
From a macro perspective, North Node Eclipses also redirect the collective of humanity toward its higher destiny. With Uranus, the planet of freedom, innovation, and surprises conjunct the sun and moon, we can expect to see important innovations sprouted (or announced) during this time. We will delve into how this Eclipse will affect the collective later on.
This is the first Eclipse since the lunar nodes have moved fully into the Taurus-Scorpio polarity. All Eclipses in 2022 will be exclusively of the domain of Taurus-Scorpio. So, this Eclipse season, including today’s Eclipse and the South Node Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio two weeks from now, really will set the tone for the remainder of the time that the lunar nodes remain in this polarity (through June 2023).
Taurus is a fixed earth sign that is represented by the glyph of a bull’s head. Fixed signs fall in the middle of a season and are immovable, reliable and stubborn. Earth signs rule over nature, material things and money. Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus, which is concerned with romance, aesthetics and all things material. Taurus is the ruler of the 2nd house in astrology, the House of Possessions. This house is concerned with money and all things material.
Taurus is the ruler of the physical world, while its polar opposite Scorpio is the ruler of the spiritual world. We have an exalted Pluto in this New Moon/Eclipse chart, as Pluto has just gone Retrograde and is currently stationed. When a planet is stationed, it has the most influence. Scorpio rules over the spiritual and occult; the paranormal; investigations; all things that have to do with sex; power; and abuse and trauma. These themes are very much activated in the collective right now, and you may even feel them personally (though outer planet movements tend to affect the outside world more). More on how Pluto’s station is affecting the collective later.
Taurus season is a wonderful time when those of us living in four-seasons climates in the Northern Hemisphere can truly enjoy the pleasures of spring. During Taurus season, we are inclined to connect in every way to the physical world. This is a great time to get out in nature, to travel, to experience different foods, to go for a massage or any type of bodywork, to meditate, and to really take care of the physical body in every way possible.
The reason nature it is called nature in the English language is because it is your nature. Get it? Nature is your nature. So when you connect with nature, you reconnect with yourself. Even if you don't live near the woods or the beach, there are always options to connect. You could build a garden in your yard or even create an indoor jungle of houseplants. Even in the densest cities like New York or London or Tokyo there are ample parks to be embraced.
A wonderful meditation that you can do when you visit the woods or the beach is to imagine opening your Heart fully to nature. Imagine the energy of nature in its naked state filling your Heart with your own innate essence. Just as your iPhone needs to be charged every few hours, your soul needs to be recharged often by plugging into nature.
Another fantastic meditation you can do is to go on a walk in nature, or even around your neighborhood or city, and turn your phone off or to Airplane Mode. Set your intention to be very aware of what is going on around you. Tune in to the sounds of the birds chirping; notice the shapes of the clouds; take note of the small animals you see; tune into the smells. Try to notice everything. This is a powerful meditation that serves to pull you out of your inner landscape and plug you totally into reality.
The present moment is the entrance to true, actual reality. The rest is just mental noise.
Nourishing and honoring the needs of your physical body helps your nervous system to relax, which allows you to better stay grounded and present in this reality.
HONORING YOUR BODY'S NEEDS
The weather is getting really nice in the Northern Hemisphere! Make getting ample sunlight a priority. Most (yes, I said most) people in the northern parts of the U.S., Canada, and Europe are deficient in Vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency can be an underlying factor in a whole number of serious illnesses, including cancer (and interestingly enough, low Vitamin D levels were associated with worse COVID-19 outcomes).
Sunlight is also crucial for mental health, as pretty much all mental illnesses are associated with low serotonin levels. Sunlight naturally raises serotonin!
I recommend that everyone get 10-20 minutes of direct sunlight exposure without wearing any sunscreen or sunglasses at least five times a week, exposing as much of your skin as possible. This may need to be done in the morning or evening if you are living in a hot area or near the equator where the sun's rays burn the skin more easily.
The sunlight also cleanses, heals, and activates your chakras, cleanses your aura, and decalcifies your pineal gland. We need sunlight as much as plants do to grow and thrive.
Now's the time to recommit to honoring the needs of your body. A common issue that I find with some Lightworkers is that one can become over-oriented toward the spiritual while ignoring the calls of the physical. With the Pisces stellium we are currently experiencing (Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Neptune), this is even more of an issue than usual.
Someone may come to believe that they can solve any and all issues in their life through more meditation or affirmations, etc.; meanwhile the body is crying out for physical support as well. We need to be mindful that we are paying enough attention to the physical vessel and the grounded aspect of life--and that our adventures in the astral worlds (astral travel, daydreaming, channeling, listening to channelings, etc.) are helpful in the context of our overall well-being (and not leading us astray).
As the conscious driver of the vehicle that is your consciousness, if you want to maximize the potential to experience the most instantaneous and miraculous healings possible, you need to give your body the absolute best resources possible.
Diet cannot be ignored. Have you ever heard the saying you are what you eat? If that were true, wouldn't you want to eat the most nutrient-dense organic produce? If you do consume animal products, wouldn't you want those animals to have lived a natural life where they can see the sun daily, and wouldn't you want to bless the animals and thank them for their lives and their nutrition before you ingested their muscle tissue, organs, eggs, or breast milk?
Our bodies are approximately 60% water. Are you staying hydrated enough? Are you drinking good, high-quality, clean water? Lately, I've been really into drinking hydrogen and alkaline water. You can learn about the benefits of hydrogen water here.
One of the three simultaneous Ascension processes that all of us on this path are undergoing is the physical Ascension. Each and every organ must eventually be totally reborn and rebooted. Each and every cell must eventually be created anew. The physical purification process is an inevitable part of the Ascension journey. As you consciously commit to assist in your inevitable physical purification process, you are sending the signal to your soul that you are READY to truly inhabit that 5th dimensional crystalline light body that is waiting for you.
And YES, if you are struggling with some sort of long-term chronic illness or even just want more energy or to lose weight, it is absolutely necessary to utilize your consciousness to make real shifts in your physiology. Visualize yourself being totally healed, feeling light and energized daily. Speak to your organs and cells and tell them how much you love and appreciate them. Intend to experience physical miracles.
Can you feel the practicality of this integrated approach to healing? You want to get all of your faculties on board. Love, honor, appreciate, and nourish your physical body: it is your temple.
Make a list now of all the ways in which your body needs assistance, and ideas on how you can give your body that much-needed assistance.
EXAMINING YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH MONEY AND MATERIAL THINGS
Taurus--ruled by Venus--governs money, finances, and all things material. Now is a good time to contemplate your relationship with money and temporal things.
Taurus is associated with the earthly and the material, including money, clothing, beauty, music and sports. Money can be a taboo topic in the spiritual community, but it doesn't need to be. Some people still are hanging on to the idea that in order to be enlightened one must let go of all material possessions—or at the very least be poor. This is an outdated idea left over from the Age of Pisces, when the extremely dualistic economic system thrived.
In the Age of Aquarius, it is all about equality, including economic equality. It is inevitable, due to the astrological and astronomical influences on this planet, that the current economic system will undergo a great shift and the canyon of wealth between the rich minority and the poor majority will be transmuted into a system that supports everyone having more than enough. Much more on this later in this article.
Money is not the root of all evil. Money is simply numbers on a computer screen, pieces of paper and pieces of metal. The evil part of the current economic system is the power structure behind it. The money itself is simply a tool to enforce and perpetuate that power structure, but is not the root of the problem. Money is neutral. It is a tool for consciousnesses to interact with one another and inherently has neither a positive nor negative charge.
Money is unlimited, which is clearly proven by the fact that the Federal Reserve in the United States prints exorbitant amount of paper bills at will, which are backed by nothing. Yes, I know this causes inflation. But can you still use the pieces of paper in your wallet and the numbers in your bank account to buy stuff? Money is inherently unlimited, because Abundance is inherently unlimited.
What is your relationship with money? Do you have enough to support yourself and your family in spite of everything that has been going on in the world?
It's crucial to examine your beliefs around money, especially if it's been a struggle for you. There is a whole spectrum on which people can fall into different categories based on the nature of their dysfunctional relationships with money.
Some people are stuck in poverty consciousness and believe that money is evil and because of the system they will never have enough to thrive. On the other end of the spectrum, there are people who are in reality very wealthy and yet they are everlastingly on an obsessive, harried chase to acquire more money based on a subconscious (or even conscious) fear that they still don't have enough yet to feel safe.
In between these two extremes we find a middle road of a healthy relationship with money. On this middle road, money is neither a source of stress nor greed.
As a Lightworker, your Service Work may be tied into your financial health. As you step more fully and committedly into your Service Work—whether that is tied in with your career or not—you will energetically align yourself with the vibration of Abundance.
The essence of Service Work is giving back. You are giving back to yourself, to your family, to others, and to the world. Giving back puts you into the vibration of Abundance, because when you are giving back, you are affirming that you have enough to allow yourself to give back (whether it be your time, money, effort, or all three). So as you activate your Service Work, you will naturally activate your Maximum Abundance (and you get to choose what your Maximum Abundance looks like).
It's a good time right now to harness the energies of this New Moon and come up with a clear picture of what you'd like your Maximum Abundance to look like. Here are some questions you can ask yourself and journal on:
How much money would I ultimately like to earn (or a better word: create) per year?
What kind of home would I ultimately like to live in?
What kind of environment would I ultimately like to live in?
What kind of circle of friends would I ultimately like to have?
What kind of relationship with a partner would I ultimately like to have?
What would my schedule look like in my ideal life?
What other possessions or luxuries would I ultimately like to have?
What kind of health and vitality would I ultimately like to have?
There are no right or wrong answers here. One person may desire to earn $5 million per year, own several mansions around the world, have a large group of wealthy and active friends, and work 6 days a week for 12 hours a day with a few months off per year. Another may prefer to earn $15,000 a year, live in a tiny home off-grid, grow his or her own food, have abundant free time, and have few friends and few possessions. The truth is is that neither lifestyle is more or less spiritual than the other. There are no absolutes in this game. You can Ascend as a solitary monk with few possessions or as a wealthy businessperson. It is a matter of personal choice and which type of lifestyle would be more aligned with your Life Plan. The soul situates your life circumstances based on what it knows would be the ideal set of conditions that will be most likely to give you the greatest opportunity to negotiate the lessons you need to move through in this lifetime, in order to balance your toroidal field and move into the next stage of your evolution. And if you're interested in knowing more about your Life Plan, check out my Soul Plan Readings. So, if growing up in poverty is going to give you the best opportunity to move through your specific lessons, that's exactly what will happen; if growing up wealthy will give you the best opportunity to move through your specific lessons, then that will be what happens. Neither situation is more or less spiritual than the other, and regardless of how you were raised, once you access the teachings of the Law of Attraction you are able to shift into wealth, if you so desire. You do have Free Will. Once you're here and in a body, you get to choose the life you want to live. Perhaps you intuitively feel that a life of excessive riches would be a distraction from the lessons you came here to work on; or likewise, perhaps you feel deep down that building a life of financial wealth will help you to accomplish what you came here to accomplish. Every person is different, and there are absolutely no rights or wrongs here. Anyone that tells you that a rich life is less spiritual than a poor life or vice versa is missing the point of life. Perhaps reading these words feels freeing to you. You have the Free Will to choose what your Maximum Abundance looks and feels like. Below I have listed some beliefs that will support you having a healthy relationship with money. Feel free to use some or all of these as daily affirmations:
Money is not evil; it's just a mechanism we use to interact with one other.
Money is unlimited
I deserve to have enough money in order to thrive
I do not apologize or feel guilty for having enough to thrive--because money is unlimited.
I can choose to give as much or as little away to others who are in need of more money
I get to decide how much money is enough for me
Money will never make me feel truly safe. I get to decide whether I am truly safe or not.
I hereby activate my 100% Maximum Abundance for this lifetime. I deserve this!
I AM financially free!
PISCES STELLIUM: GROUNDING DREAMS INTO REALITY
Neptune plays a big role in this New Moon/Eclipse chart. Neptune, the ruler of Pisces, is the realm of intuition, dreams, fantasy, and illusion. We have a four-planet Pisces stellium, including Venus, the ruler of Taurus. Neptune also sextiles the North Node, meaning that paying attention to positive dreams and fantasies around this time can help direct us toward our soul’s destiny (and on a macro level, our collective destiny as a human race).
Here are some questions to ponder or journal on around this New Moon/Eclipse:
What kind of life do I fantasize about? Where am I? What am I doing? Who am I with? What does it feel like?
What kinds of life experiences do I fantasize about having? What do these experiences feel like? What sort of life (and finances) might I need in order to make that happen?
Are my dreams big enough? Is there even more I could see myself accomplishing and experiencing in the future?
What's an action-step I can take in May that will lead me just one step closer to experiencing and accomplishing the things I am dreaming about?
I would recommend writing down dreams, ideas, inspirations, fantasies, and intuitive ‘hits’ that come to you over the next 28 days!
Also, take some time over the next few weeks to do some visualizing on manifesting your future dream life. It’s also the perfect time to take action on your dreams and ambitions with the sun and moon forming an opportunistic sextile to Mars in Pisces. When Mars, the planet of action, finds itself in Pisces, the sentiment is that there is a lot of potential energy (aka dreams/ambitions) just waiting to get sprung into action/manifestation! So go for it, believe in yourself. I believe in you!
VENUS-JUPITER CONJUNCTION: LOVE IS IN THE AIR
Cue John Paul Young’s sensual hit Love is in the Air from 1978. Venus—ruled by Taurus—conjuncts Jupiter almost exactly at the time the New Moon becomes exact (just 0 degrees and 2 minutes of orb). Venus is the planet of love and romance, and Jupiter is the planet of growth, expansion, and good fortune. Both planets find themselves in dreamy, feminine, emotional Pisces. Thus, we can say that the next 28 days might be the most fortunate time of the year to meet a new romantic partner, or to see your current romantic partnership flourish!
Right now, Mercury—the planet of communication—is exalted in the first degree of its home sign of Gemini—and is forming exciting, opportunistic sextiles with Venus and Jupiter. So, we will be feeling extra chatty and wanting/willing to meet new people at this time! If speed dating was still a thing, this would be the time! (Oh, I’m such a boomer.) So since it’s 2022, get on your favorite dating app!
However, we should also keep in mind that Mercury is in its Shadow Phase getting ready to go Retrograde (May 10-June 2)--so we need to be careful to be honest and straightforward about our intentions with any romantic encounter, so as to avoid any hurt feelings later on. Also, with Pluto’s exalted influence, we should take care not to be find ourselves getting sucked into manipulative romantic setups. I’ll have a lot on the Mercury Retrograde in the Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio podcast in two weeks from now.
Also, with all of the Neptune influence, we should be careful not to be too dead set on a ‘dream’ partner while ignoring a potential partner that actually might realistically work better for us. With four planets in Pisces, we need to not forget about Pisces’ polar opposite, Virgo. Virgo is the practical, goal-oriented side of things. If you feel like you’ve met your ‘dream’ partner, make sure that it makes sense practically, or the relationship could struggle—especially during the upcoming Mercury Retrograde!
HOW DOES THIS ECLIPSE AFFECT OUR FUTURE AS A PLANET?
Eclipses are not only major transformational portals for us as individuals—but they are also this for the collective of humanity. This Eclipse in particular features the major influence of two powerful outer planets—Uranus and Pluto. As I mentioned earlier in this article, outer planets tend to have a greater influence on the outer world/collective than on the individual. We’ll get to those planets’ influences soon.
But first, let’s discuss the general theme of a Taurus North Node Eclipse and its likely effect on humanity and the planet. On a planetary scale, the themes of the Taurus-Scorpio axis are financial systems, the environment, transformation and power. Taurus in particular is concerned with the first two on that list.
So, the codes downloaded to the collective templates by this Solar Eclipse have to do with restructuring the worldwide financial systems and healing the environment—both very necessary things on our path toward the New Earth.
In my 2022 predictions video I said that I anticipated a major stock market crash and worldwide recession this year. I wasn’t sure if it would come earlier in the year (around the time of the United States’ Pluto Return?) or later in the year. I now think that this Eclipse—and the Saturn-square-North-Node-aspect-- will be the astrological harbinger of said crash.
The economic markets have been flooded with more new printed money during the pandemic than ever before in recorded history. Inflation is getting worse and worse and the seemingly artificial ‘propping up’ of Wall Street by this ‘new money’ just has to reach a breaking point. I think that point will be reached sometime soon, perhaps in June.
(Now, a stock market crash doesn’t mean 100%; even just 12-20% would be hugely significant in historical terms. The economy will continue as it has always functioned in the 21st century, but the world may soon find itself in the worst recession since the Great Depression.)
Pluto is the planet of upheaval and Uranus is the planet of nationalism. Both planets are exalted here, with the Pluto Station and the Uranus conjunction to the sun and moon. As I have been saying for awhile, I would anticipate Russia and the Ukraine to continue digging in their heels. The conflict threatens to spread outside of Ukraine during the remainder of this year.
Trade between nations will likely be an issue the rest of this year. We have already seen the effects of the lack of Russian oil on Western gas prices. I wouldn’t be surprised to see trade conflict with China—which at times has appeared to be a close ally of Russia.
Supply-chain issues will likely be a thing. We could see supermarket shelves bare of certain household items for certain periods of time. Food prices could continue to rise.
The positives could be that there could be increasing pressure on governments to extend social programs and to even come up with Universal Basic Incomes for citizens. Yes, I know that this comes with concerns on privacy and freedom (the realm of Uranus)--however on the other side of the token it would also be a positive step forward toward more focus on social welfare, on ameliorating the intense poverty amongst the majority of citizens that plagues nearly every country.
Another positive, in my opinion, could be the further mass adoption of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. The blockchain is such an amazing innovation because it decentralizes finance when utilizes that way, and because every transaction is public it actually creates a condition of transparency that doesn’t exist in the legacy financial systems.
Western governments are already in the development stage of blockchain-based digital currencies, which can be seen with different lenses. On one side, it signals the further movement toward utilizing blockchain technology over traditional legacy technology; on the other hand, it creates the ability for literally every transaction to be tracked and to be public (Venmo kind of started this anyhow, didn’t they? LOL.)
(For those of you who don’t know, on the blockchain every single transaction is public record. Cryptocurrency wallets are long sequences of letters and numbers; however in the future I wouldn’t be surprised if there are easily searchable databases connecting you to your wallet via your name or the last four digits of your Social Security Number. Just speculation here, taking into account that Western governments are continuing to push toward greater levels of requirements for KYC—‘Know Your Customer’--for cryptocurrency trading platforms. It could be that someday all your transactions are public, just like if you don’t keep your Venmo transactions private.)
The legacy financial systems has to go through some upheaval and transformation, and without a global recession to force innovation of new ways of exchanging value and trading/investing, it probably wouldn’t happen. Which is why it probably will. Eventually, I see a world where everything is digital (and as I said, probably trackable/public), there is a Universal Basic Income, and wages are much higher. I think that not everyone will work—many people will choose to sit with their UBI and either do nothing or study and learn.
That will be the stepping stone, I believe, toward an eventual New Earth where digital money loses its relevancy because there is no need to exchange money for food, shelter or items. We eventually become a volunteer economy, where everyone works, studies, or doesn’t work--out of a love for whatever they choose to do. Robots will produce most everything and make day-to-day life much more convenient, freeing up humans to innovate, meditate, and travel the stars. (Cool!)
I should add, that there will always be an undercurrent of rebellion (rebellion also falls under the realm of Uranus). There will be countries that don’t sign on with the new systems as quickly. There will be sustainable communities where people grow their own food—many filled with Lightworkers—where cash and barter is the preferred means of exchange (living ‘off-the-grid’). The way I see it, these early New Earth communities are the nova-Lemurian response to the nova-Atlantean hyper-digitization (and hyper-homogenization) of everything.
This Eclipse energy will also bring greater attention toward the environment. I believe that the Greenhouse Effect is rooted in bad, funded, politicized science and at our current rate Global Warming will not happen at any alarming rate that is greater than the natural cycles of warming and cooling that our planet goes through anyways, however it is undeniable that our planet is dirty and sick.
I remember being in Brazil at a Santo Daime (ayahuasca) ceremony years ago, lying down with my ear to the ground and feeling the sickness and toxicity of Mother Earth. It makes me want to cry to think about it. I was feeling this and just chanting. “Heal. Detoxify. Heal. Detoxify. Heal. Detoxify.”
I think that in the grand scheme of things, it’s awesome that gas is $4.50 USD per gallon. Why? Because it encourages the production of electric cars. We have to move out of a reliance on fossil fuels. It’s archaic. Do you think any other planet in this galaxy still drives cars with fucking gasoline as a fuel source?
With Uranus’s exciting and positive influence on this Eclipse chart, I expect that many exciting technological innovations that promote the use of green energy will be sprouted, accelerated, or announced over the next six months (the influence time of this Eclipse chart).
Fast forward thirty years, I see fossil fuels literally being illegal. I see the world powered on the principals of Nikola Tesla’s technological innovations of using scalar energy to power everything--’free energy’. The stepping-stones to that are electric cars, solar energy, wind farms (sorry, Trump), geothermal energy, and nuclear fusion technology. All will likely proliferate over the next couple of decades.
Think about what you can do in your little bubble of influence to make the world a little cleaner. Recycle. Pick up trash when you see it. Use less waste.
Despite some of the darkness I just painted, I have an overall feeling of excitement for this Eclipse. Jupiter loves being in Pisces, where it is dignified, and it forms a nearly exact sextile to the exalted, stationing Pluto. That tells me that the transformation, upheaval and scandals that are either seeded or occur around this Eclipse season will be extremely beneficial in the long run toward the growth of the actual New Earth. The fact that the North Node trines Pluto corroborates this.
However, the North Node of the moon does also square Saturn in Aquarius, confirming the likely continuance and also impending further destruction and upheaval that is being exemplified in the current moment by the Russia-Ukraine war. The world is at a precarious crossroads right now.
When Pluto enters its last degree of Capricorn and starts to test the waters of Aquarius, it will likely be a time of even greater upheaval. The Russia-Ukraine war is more likely the beginning of a more widespread international conflict rather than an isolated historical incident. We, as Lightworkers, need to make it a habit to pray for the most peaceful and level-headed transition toward the New Earth we are all dreaming of. The more that humans learn to love one another despite their differences, the faster we will be able to achieve that peaceful transition. In the meantime, the world is at a perilous point in history.
This is a super powerful Eclipse. Let the energy transform you. Ride along with it. Pray and visualize for the world you want to see. Improve your finances, connect with the Earth, and heal your physical body. (And get on a dating app if you want to meet someone LOL).
Wishing you an absolutely awesome New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Taurus!