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Updated: Feb 23, 2023

Happy Full Moon and Total Lunar Eclipse in Taurus! This Full Moon in 16 degrees of Taurus becomes exact at 6:01 AM New York time (11:01 GMT) tomorrow, on Tuesday, November 8—just two minutes after the Eclipse reaches its apex.

This is the final of two eclipses during this final Eclipse Season of 2022. This is a North Node Eclipse, as it sits approximately three degrees away from the North Lunar Node. As a North Node eclipse, the energy that is downloaded to us (with or without our conscious awareness) during this Eclipse will place us on the path of our Highest Destiny as a soul in this human vessel. As a reminder, the energy of an eclipse makes an impact for a full six months into the future.

Make sure you write down a list of intentions for the next six months in your life—but wait until 72 hours or so have passed following the Eclipse.

Being a North Node Eclipse and falling on Election Day in the United States of America, this special lunation is clearly creating the opportunity for the collective to really choose which direction we are headed as a nation—and as a planet. The decisions of the electorate tomorrow will be crucial in determining the political direction of the nation not just for the next two years, but for the next six, really.

Uranus—at home in Aquarius—sits less than one degree from the moon in this Eclipse chart, opposing Mercury. There is an extreme tension in the air surrounding this Election Day. People’s views, opinions, and beliefs about all sorts of topics are extremely polarized at this time. The energetic climate is dangerous for anger and violence.

Uranus is the great ‘wild card’ of the planets: it brings the unexpected. So, expect the unexpected in regards to election results. It’s likely that upon retrospect, so many of the polls will have been wrong. It’s likely that there will be disputed results and runoffs.

With Saturn in innovative Aquarius squaring the moon, North Node, and Uranus, people are feeling a desire for a fundamental shift in how the system functions. The old legacy ways of control will eventually become obsolete, but for now of course they linger. However, this Eclipse sets the stage energetically for the people at large to unify more and demand real, fundamental change over the coming years.

We need fundamental change, eventually. The ‘beast’ will continue to stay in power through divide-and-conquer; red vs. blue. What we really need is a united working class to express its needs in a unified way. Inflation is causing poverty to become more of a problem in this country than at any time since the Great Depression, and that is only going to become worse over the coming years.

This Eclipse likely is the energetic trigger for a major economic depression to take place in 2023-24, during Pluto’s epic transition into Aquarius (signaling the shift in the worldwide economic system into something more equitable and sustainable, and harmonious with the Earth herself).

With Mercury in deeply-passionate and investigative Scorpio conjunct the sun and opposite the moon/Uranus, expect scandals. Politicians on both sides will continue to sling mud and be the source of obloquy over the coming fortnight. And factions of the electorate are deeply digging in their heels into their respective ideologies.

Taurus is a stubborn, fixed sign (like its polar opposite, Scorpio). It is an earth sign, represented by the bull. The bull is stubborn, grounded, and likes to accomplish things. He is unafraid and undeterred by criticism. He likes to go after what he wants.

Taurus is ruled by Venus, and is associated with the sensual, the earthly, and the material. This eclipse in Taurus super-amplifies the theme of sensuality and experiencing a connection with the body and the physical. Venus 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.

This Eclipse relates to the November 2021 Lunar Eclipse in Taurus and the May 2022 Solar Eclipse in Taurus—both of which were also North Node Eclipses. Take a moment to take stock of your life and its elements, and evaluate what has shifted, and how far you have come in making the fundamental shifts that you’ve yearning to make.

Journal on this if you’d like.


During this powerful Eclipse portal, much work is being done around relationships—especially romantic. The most recent New Moon/Partial Solar Eclipse in Scorpio featured a nearly-exact conjunction with Venus. Venus in Scorpio is super passionate, intense, and sexual—so this conjunction created the energetic template for new romantic relationships to form, and existing ones to rekindle.

However, because Scorpio is of course ruled by Pluto--and the sun and Venus are also conjunct Mercury—the energetic climate also exists for Pandora’s Box to be opened around all that that has been swept under the rug.

Uranus rules over the Eleventh House—the House of Friends—which rules over friends, groups and the collective. Uranus is not only the planet of unexpected change and events, but it also known as ‘The Awakener’. Uranus’s influence is innovative by nature. Its essence is exactly what we need to see the transition to the New Earth that the Age of Aquarius prophesies.

I wanted to explain Uranus’s nature here so that you can understand how Uranus opposing Mercury (and the sun) can affect relationships. Essentially, any cat that could be let out of the bag in a relationship is probably going to be let out around this time, as Mercury in Scorpio is the truth-seeker, and Uranus brings light to what it needs to, in innovative and unconventional ways.

But ultimately this is a good thing! Romantic relationships with fundamental problems that have been swept under the rug are doomed to fail. With the sun and Mercury squaring Saturn on this North Node Eclipse, couples will be both negotiating on a soul level and (hopefully) discussing with their words how or if they can integrate and grow together into the future.

Relationships that don’t really have a future may very well end following this Eclipse Season. If your relationship survives this intense Scorpionic Eclipse Season, then you may very well have a solid foundation to build a wonderful future with your partner.

It’s important to note that with Venus being in Plutonian Scorpio, everything I just wrote here doesn’t just apply to romantic relationships; it also all may apply to familial relationships (though very often the solution to a difficult family relationship isn’t a full breakup, but greater boundaries or distance).

One of the key takeaways from interpreting the energies of this Eclipse chart should be to speak your truth in all ways that need be. Bring uncomfortable topics to the surface with people in your life, if things need to be discussed.

One caveat, though, to keep in mind, is to watch your emotional reactions. Scorpio is super dramatic and emotional. Have important discussions when both parties are in a relative state of neutrality, as the energies are very volatile right now, to say the least.

I am going to focus these journal prompts on romantic relationships, but feel free to apply these to any family romantic relationships that need to be reworked.

  • What have we swept under the rug that we needs to be discussed?

  • What have I been feeling that I have been hiding from telling my partner because it would be inconvenient to discuss?

  • If I was really totally honest, what would I tell my partner?

  • Where are we going together, as a couple? Are we truly compatible?

  • If I had no fear and knew that everything world work out just fine, then what decisions would I make regarding this relationship?


Mars went Retrograde in Gemini on my birthday, October 30. Mars Retrograde sounds a bit scary (!) but it really isn’t. It’s the perfect time to go back and revisit old projects. With it occurring in Gemini, it’s a great opportunity to go back and correct mistakes in relationships from the past.

It’s a great time to focus on your physical health! Sometimes during a Mars Retrograde health issues from the past will rearise in order to be revisited and reworked with.

Mars squares the Retrograde Jupiter—which has now backtracked into creative Pisces. This square can cause barriers in moving forward in career, business and finances—however, a square is also an opportunity, and if you are able to overcome whatever energetic, as well as more tangible, obstacles that are in your path at this time, you may make big leaps forward in those three said categories—especially with Mars trining Saturn.

The key is to not let obstacles that arise at this time back you down—rather move through the obstacles courageously. Whatever you are creating during this Mars Retrograde may really have lasting power, especially if it aligns with the Aquarian energies.

People can feel a bit agitated, restless, or jittery during a Mars Retrograde, so it is a great time to move your physical body! Exercise as much as you can.

Mars Retrograde lasts into early next year (January 12).


As I wrote earlier, I do believe that we are on the verge of a major worldwide economic recession, even worse than we are already in. I think the next economic boom for the U.S. and elsewhere will be based around Artificial Intelligence, robots, non-gasoline powered cars, alternative energies, and scalar technologies—but when that arrives en masse in a few years, much of the working class will no longer be employed due to a few years of really bad economic conditions (and just a hint: this is all by design from the elite).

That eventual coming economic boom will probably usher in a more Aquarian-type economy (at least on a higher timeline), where companies revenue-share with the general population (what a concept!)

However, although we are in difficult economic conditions that are likely to get worse before they get better, it is important to remember that the Law of Attraction is not by any means suspended during this time. There are people getting richer than ever—some through very Aquarian means, and some through more selfish means.

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.

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 in a physical realm and 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?

You still have the power to manifest everything you need to survive--and much more--by using the power of your thoughts, beliefs, words and actions! 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 very much tied into your financial health—especially if you have a lot of Second House action in your natal chart and/or are a Taurus North Node.

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 Eclipse and come up with a clear picture of what you'd like your Maximum Abundance to look and feel like. Here are some questions you can ask yourself and journal on on this crucial North Node Eclipse:

  • 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 intimate partnership(s) would I ultimately like to have?

  • What kind of circle of friends would I ultimately like to have?

  • What kind of day-to-day lifestyle/schedule would I ultimately like to have?

  • Which other possessions or luxuries would I ultimately like to have?

  • What kind of fashion or style 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 and integrate 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 tochoose 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!

If you’d like to really dive deeply into the topic of Abundance as a Lightworker and really release deep-seated subconscious and ancestral beliefs that are limiting your financial opportunities, then e-mail me at for a copy of my Clearing Your Inner Blocks to Activate Your Maximum Financial Abundance webinar.


Taurus of course rules over the Earth herself. One of the major decisions we are making as a collective right now is whether we will treasure the Earth or continue to poison and destroy her. Lula’s narrow victory in the Brazilian presidential runoff was a huge victory for environmentalism, as during Jair Bolsonaro’s term, deforestation increased by 50 percent!

My wish is that protecting and preserving the Earth and her resources becomes more of a priority for not just Brazil, but every country. The sign of Taurus reminds us to treasure the Earth as our home—to take care of her.

Take a moment around this Eclipse time to visualize the Earth detoxifying. See all the chemicals and radiation transmuting into Light. Make sure you are recycling. Consider going low-waste or waste-free.

Use this Eclipse Portal and the 28 days that follow to reconnect with the five senses. Spending quality time connecting with Pachamama during this time is an excellent way to connect with the Taurean energies. Hug some trees! Walk barefoot in the woods or on the beach, if you're lucky enough to be somewhere warm! Connect with your pets and animals in general.

Though its polar opposite Scorpio is in charge of the spiritual, Taurus is in charge of the grounded, 3D, physical world. The Ascension is meant to occur while we are in the body. Grounding is more crucial than ever before, especially with energies as heightened, chaotic, and volatile as they are now.

In honor of this Taurus eclipse, here are 30 wonderful ways to get grounded:

  1. SPEND TIME BAREFOOT ON THE GROUND. This is by far the simplest AND most effective method. When your bare feet (or hands or any part of your body) are physically touching the Earth, you are directly electrically and vibrationally connected to the Earth and the Schumann Resonance that she continually vibrates. If you work from home or spend a lot of time on your laptop, set up your laptop outside on nice days and do your work with your bare feet touching the bare ground. You may or may not notice the effects, but in the long run it will make a big difference.

2. STAY HYDRATED. Water comes from the Earth! And we are of course 70% water! Adding a pinch of pink Himalayan salt to your water is a great way to stay hydrated and give your body essential minerals. 3. EAT GROUNDING FOOD. Meat and root vegetables are grounding--as are red fruits. But do yourself a favor and purchase organic, grass-fed meat and wild fish if you can afford it. Lean meats like bison, duck, deer and lamb are more likely to be grass fed. Grass-fed beef is good if it is from a reliable source. Wild fish, especially wild salmon is great! Good root vegetables: sweet potatoes, yucca, daikon, carrots, turnips, beets, potatoes. Good red fruits: watermelon, strawberries, raspberries, apples. Be sure to incorporate some red into your diet each day! Rooibos tea is also terrific for grounding. 4. SUNLIGHT!!! Most Americans, Canadians and Europeans are Vitamin D-deficient, especially those living in Northern climates. I recommend getting at least 20 minutes of direct sunlight exposure 3-5x per week to maintain healthy Vitamin D levels and also to ground and re-charge. Direct sunlight naturally recharges your chakras and detoxes your entire physical and energy body. Expose as much of your skin as possible to the sun–yes, if you live out in the country and have no neighbors, bare it all! If you live in a place where it is very hot, you may need to get your sunlight before 10 a.m. or after 5 p.m. in the summertime. In the wintertime the middle of the day is best, as that way you will be getting both UV-A and UV-B rays! If you live in a cooler climate, mid-day is the best time of day year-round if it’s not too hot! 5. HUGGING TREES. Trees love to be hugged and I love hugging trees! Trees are our friends and want to connect with us! It is extremely grounding to hug trees. Wrap your arms around a tree for 30 seconds with your bare feet on the ground and you will feel different afterward! 6. CONSCIOUS BREATHING. Perhaps the simplest but most important method is conscious breathing. If you have a hectic schedule, please do yourself a favor and practice taking ‘deep breathing breaks’, where several times a day you stop whatever you’re doing to just focus on your breath for 30 seconds. Put your hand over your abdomen and just breathe in and out slowly and fully. All meditative practices which focus on the breath are very grounding. 7. CREATING A GROUNDING CORD OR GROUNDING ROOTS. Visualize a cord of light about 6 inches in diameter starting at your root chakra for men or your sacral chakra for women, and running it all the way down and connecting with the center of the Earth (you can visualize the center of the Earth as either a great sun or a solid crystal core). Focus on this grounding cord for a minute or so, and then declare that it shall remain in place until the next time you meditate upon it again. Make it a practice to put your grounding cord in place every morning after you rise and every night before you go to sleep. You can make your grounding cord literally any color. Experiment with which colors make you feel best. You’ll find that some days, you feel drawn to go with one color, and other days a different color. Go with whatever feels right! Alternatively—or in addition—you can visualize roots growing out the bottoms of the soles of your feet and connecting deeply into the Earth.. 8. FOCUSING ON YOUR FEET. Focusing on your feet while you walk or sit opens up your main foot chakras and is grounding. You can practice ‘becoming’ your feet–moving your conscious Awareness down into your feet. I find this a great practice to do while walking in nature, or just walking my dog down the sidewalk. 9. SPENDING TIME IN NATURE is one of the fastest and most effective ways to ground. Allow Mother Nature to absorb any negative energy you’ve accumulated in your energy field. Allow the negative ions of the Earth to detoxify your physical body. Spending an hour in nature 3-5x a week will make dramatic differences in your health and well-being! 10. SALT BATHS. Taking a 20-minute soak in warm water with 2 cups or more of Epsom salt or sea salt is a terrific way to ground. Also, bathing in salt water cleanses your energy field of negative energy and attachments. 11. SHOWERING. Running water contains negative ions, which is grounding and detoxifying. Taking a shower morning and night is not only hygienic, but grounding!! 12. PLAYING WITH ANIMALS AND CHILDREN. Playing with your pets and your children is very grounding. They are much closer to the ground than us adults! 13. YOGA, TAI CHI & QI GONG. These ancient practices bring you into alignment with the breath and the present moment. They are very grounding. 14. CONVERSING WITH OTHERS. Having conversations with others in-person is grounding because it brings us into the present moment. The sharing of laughter and love is grounding and healing. 15. EXERCISE AND PLAYING SPORTS. Physical exercise is grounding, as it brings you in touch with your body and the present moment. Playing sports for fun is great as the joy of playing and being present which others is very grounding. 16. GROUNDING CRYSTALS. Carrying and/or wearing grounding crystals is a great idea to help you with grounding. All black crystals such as hematite, black obsidian, black kyanite and jet are not only grounding but also protect your aura. Red crystals help with grounding as well. 17. GROUNDING SHOES. There are several websites out there which are selling handmade earthing sandals and shoes. Leather is conductive to the natural energies of the earth, while rubber is not. 18. GROUNDING MATS AND SHEETS. You can purchase grounding sheets and mats online, or you can make your own (there are YouTube videos showing how to do it and it’s pretty simple). Note: there are some concerns about dirty electricity if you are grounding through the grounding port in the electrical outlet. There is varying science on this issue, so do your own research. It seems like the safest and best option is to use a grounding rod in the ground itself, but you have to know what's below the rod and there can't be any wires near. Also you wouldn't want to use that during a thunderstorm. So do your research first. 19. DRUMMING AND PLAYING INSTRUMENTS. Making music is grounding, as it brings you into the present moment of the music you are co-creating. Making music with others is even better! 20. BEING CREATIVE. What do you love to do that lets those creative juices in you flow? Writing? Drawing? Painting? Singing? Practicing those creative passions brings you into Alignment with the Present moment and Joy--and is very grounding! 21. GROUNDING TONES. You can search on YouTube for the Schumann Resonance. There are several videos which have the Schumann resonance in binaural beats or tones. 22. SINGING. Singing Joyfully not only grounds you into the present moment, it clears out your throat chakra and helps to balance your thyroid!! 23. PRACTICING PRESENCE. When you are present, you are grounded. You can make any activity grounding if you can focus on the activity itself, and slow it down. A great way to practice this is every time you eat. Slow down your eating and focus on chewing the food. Not only is this grounding, but it drastically enhances your digestive processes and allows drastically more vitamins and nutrients to be absorbed by your body! 24. 'PULLING DOWN EXERCISE'. Visualize forcefully pulling energy down through you in whatever way works for you. You can imagine a giant magnet below your feet, a giant vacuum cleaner, or a giant black hole forcefully pulling you—and everything that's on you—down into the earth. You can do this while you are sitting, lying down, or even walking. You can check out the Pulling Down Procedure by Dr. Larry Wilson here. The benefits of doing this are extraordinary, as you will see if you read Dr. Wilson’s article. Benefits include detoxifying the organs, improved energy, and releasing etheric attachments. 25. HAVING A GROUNDED PERSON HELP YOU OUT. If you are lucky enough to be around someone who is energetically grounded, centered, and balanced, have them put their hand on your lower back for a little while and you will feel more grounded! 26. SMELLING GROUNDING ESSENTIAL OILS. You can use a grounding mix, or cedarwood, sandalwood, frankincense, myrrh, patchouli, or black spruce. You can also put diluted essential oils on your temples or on black clothing if you don't mind washing it out later. You can also use incenses. 27. WEARING GROUNDING COLORS. Black and red are the most grounding colors. You can wear them as t-shirts, sweatshirts, or even a creative! 28. FOCUSING ON YOUR EARTH STAR CHAKRA. Your Earth Star Chakra is the most important chakra you may have never heard of! It is the chakra that energetically ties you to the earth; it is black and is located between your feet about 8 to 12 inches below the ground when you are standing or sitting. You can ground yourself by visualizing this chakra. It's black and it should be about 6 inches in diameter. 29. HUMOR. This one's right up my alley, as a Leo Rising. Laughing every day is as important as eating food! Laughter grounds you into the physical world, because it alleviates any fear (at least momentarily), and your body feels safe to be here in the physical world. Put on one of your favorite funny TV shows or movies, or joke around with a good friend! 30. BE HERE NOW BY RAM DASS. This is not a book--it's an experience. You can't help but to feel grounded when you study the brown-colored pages and take in the few words that are on there. This is one of those must-have spiritual books for your collection. Happy grounding!

Wishing you a super Blessed, Peaceful and Transformational Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse in Taurus!

With Love,

Matthew John

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