The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Taurus occurs at 5º on October 28, 2023, 1:25 PM Pacific Time. This October Eclipse in Taurus amplifies a conflict between calm confidence and a sense of vulnerability. Currently, we are transitioning out of an Eclipse Season falling along the Nodal axis in Taurus and Scorpio. As we move into the Aries and Libra nodal axis, we collectively learn the value of independence, honesty, and knowing ourselves. In addition, we challenge ourselves to release habitual codependence, people-pleasing, and placation.
Those with natal Moon in Taurus know instinctively how to withstand the vicissitudes of emotional tides by staying grounded in the body. Thus, the Moon is exalted in Taurus. Taurus encourages us all to reach for peace, calm, self-esteem, patience, and love of beauty. And simultaneously, we must let go of our intensity and turmoil. Remember, we can only focus on what we can control: ourselves.
Lunar Eclipse in Taurus: Easy Emotional Processing
Luckily, the Lunar Eclipse in Taurus boasts a good deal of harmonious aspects, softening the polarity of the Full Moon. On one hand, the Grand Trine in Water signs suggests that emotional intelligence can help us withstand our strong feelings. There are many ways to intelligently be with our feelings. For example, by letting our emotions flow through our bodies, we can fully experience and process them. This is much more effective than suppressing or avoiding our emotions.
On the other hand, we should stay mindful during this October Eclipse. Possibly, the easy confidence of the Grand Water Trine might lead us to emotionally steamroll our surroundings. Hopefully Saturn’s boundaries and integrity, as well as Vesta’s devotion to empathy, will keep us in check.
Lunar Eclipse in Taurus: Selfless Support
The Full Moon in Taurus highlights the ongoing conflict between peace and the status quo and instability and transformation. So we will continue, as we have all year, to feel a strong push and pull between the stubborn nature of Taurus and the controlling nature of Scorpio. The Moon in Taurus receives a trine from Juno in Virgo, reminding us that a focus on selflessness and service to our partner or our close ones can help to alleviate power struggles at this time.
However, now that the nodal axis has fully transitioned into Aries/Libra, we are called to focus on honest interactions with others and a good relationship with ourselves. And there’s help from Juno, the Goddess of Committed Relating. Juno in Virgo helps to bring selflessness in our practical actions, instead of obscuring ourselves in favor of enmeshment. In other words, we can be of service to others while maintaining a sense of self-sufficiency and separateness. Thankfully, Virgo can help us to see where we can improve as partners and as emotional processors.
Watch our video to learn more about the October Eclipse. In this video, we talk about how this Full Moon Lunar Eclipse will impact you and how to use its potential for release to move towards a deeper relationship with yourself.
Details about this Lunar Eclipse in Taurus
Date: October 28, 2023
Time: 1:25 PM Pacific Time
Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Visible in:Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica.
At: 5º Taurus
Nodal Orientation: the eclipsed Moon conjunct North Node creates an Initiating (not Releasing) Nodal orientation
Shadow Agents: Saturn, Vesta, Juno
Does the Lunar Eclipse in Taurus affect you personally?
Not every eclipse touches everyone, but when it does, it’s usually noticeable. So, if your birthday is on any of the following dates (in any year at all), you will experience this October eclipse in a personal way:
January 20 to 30
April 20 to 30
July 23 to August 3
October 23 to November 3
Likewise, if you have a planet in your chart placed between 0º and 10º degrees of a fixed sign (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius), you’ll feel this Moon.
Lunar Eclipse in Taurus: Seeing our Shadow in the Inner World
Remember, a Lunar Eclipse is likely to bring up subjective emotional events. Therefore, the key to working with Lunar Eclipses is to keep an eye out for what we are experiencing internally. (Conversely, a Lunar Eclipse eclipse is likely to to be experienced externally as an event, or played out in our behavior.)
Interestingly, you may notice events occurring within the week surrounding the October eclipse (up to a few days before or after). Additionally, you may notice the reverberations of an eclipse for several months after its occurrence.
Have You Been Eclipsed?
Did you really feel this October eclipse? If you are personally affected by this eclipse season, you may want to discuss the impact of the moons on your birth chart. You can do this by booking a reading with one of the three astrologers of Pandora Astrology. Understanding how eclipses affect your own chart can help you to discover why and find out the best ways to respond to it.
Find out more about current Solar and Lunar Eclipses here.
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