When: Nov. 8, 2022, 3:02 a.m. PT – the same date as the U.S. midterm elections
What: Lunar Eclipse in Taurus
Carry: This second and last eclipse of the season brings a rise in power and a twist in the plot. Occurring on the same day as a cazimi of Mercury (i.e. a conjunction between the messenger planet and the Sun), this eclipse has a truth serum quality to it. Because it comes with a call for radical honesty, the best approach will be to practice being candid with yourself first.
The Eclipse Season Finale and the Next Chapter in a Longer Story
The first eclipse of the season happened on October 25, in Scorpio. Now is the time for the second part: a lunar eclipse in Taurus.
So far we’ve had two Eclipses of Taurus in this series – the first was on November 19, 2021 and the second on April 30, 2022. That means we’re more than halfway through that journey. By now, each of us knows what these Eclipses are dragging into the Taurus realms of our lives. So what’s surfacing now probably won’t shock you – it’s a story you’ve been living for almost a year, after all. With another eclipse in Taurus occurring on October 28, 2023, this November 8 eclipse will mark three quarters. We are almost there.
To find out what this means specifically for you, go to the Transits section of the CHANI app. If you have short-term transits of the Sun or Moon around November 8, or long-term transits of Saturn or Uranus, the planet or point affected will receive an additional burst of energy from this eclipse.
What You Need to Know About This Lunar Eclipse in Taurus
The November 8 eclipse is a lunar eclipse, meaning it occurs when the Moon is full. During a lunar eclipse, the Sun, Moon, and Earth align in such a way that the Moon is obscured by Earth’s shadow. These lunations are known to stir up the deep waters of our emotions. They magnetize dreams and memories to the surface and seek closure. And this one is no exception.
Happens near the North Node, this particular eclipse also taps into an insatiable thirst for expansion and growth. It makes us hungry for the next chapter in our story and leaves us craving for more with every twist. A word of warning: This endless thirst for what’s next can make us easily miss when we’ve already arrived (or passed) at our destination. Write down your goals, so you can keep track of them. Take note when you achieve a goal, no matter how badly you perceive it. So celebrate yourself generously. Allowing yourself moments of gratification is as crucial to your progress as effort – and it’s a helpful antidote to North Node eclipses.
Why this lunar eclipse is one to watch
This lunar eclipse packs even more punch as it also occurs next to Uranus (the planet of the disturbance) on the same day as a cazimi of Mercury and in a square to Saturn, the humid blanket of the cosmos. When the messenger planet makes its auspicious conjunction with the Sun, powerful revelations will occur – and with Uranus involved, these downloads will defy expectations. But because Saturn is also in the picture, these epiphanies can be hard to swallow. Think of them as the “complex carbs” of truth – they’re ultimately good for us, even if they take a little longer to digest.
Take this eclipse as an invitation to be more candid with yourself and with others. This combination of events does not occur every day, every year, or even every decade. As information and underground desires are uncovered, take it as a call to live your life more honestly. It may come at a price – i.e. convenience – but the more inconvenient the truth, the more likely we’ll have to squeeze in his medicine now, even if it tastes a bit sour on the way down.
Astrology can be both descriptive and prescriptive. When descriptive, it serves as a mirror, reflecting the state of the world and major events. When normative, it can be used as a guide to inform our next steps. This eclipse is both. Taking place on the same day as a very important midterm election in the United States, this transit certainly “describes” a moment of political disruption that will provide astonishing insights. But we can also work with this astrology in a prescriptive way. If we are interested in creating change and disrupting systems of inequity, we can channel that energy into ushering in meaningful collective change. We need a variety of tactics to disrupt injustice. Collective power can and should be used in a variety of ways, consistently, toward the common goal of a society that prioritizes the welfare of the masses. This eclipse reminds us of that.
8 Ways to Work With Eclipse Season
In traditional astrology, eclipses are times to lay low and relax. Here are some ways to make your experience as smooth as possible:
- Expect The unexpected. Build some wiggle room into your schedule as a buffer against unpredictable events. If you vote, get to the polls early and be prepared for unpredictable wait times.
- Rest deeply and often. Anywhere and anytime you can close your eyes, take it. Give yourself plenty of time to integrate system updates.
- Practice grounding activities. Venture out into nature, tend to your houseplants or spend time with pets.
- Weave consistency in your days to offset the impact of any surprises. Keeping a regular bedtime or sticking to your morning meditation practice will help you feel calm during times of instability.
- Give give yourself permission to silence your phone, RSVP “no thanks” and prioritize quality time with the people and activities that replenish your system.
- To find Find out how these eclipses will affect you by reading Your Scorpio Season Horoscope.
- Listen on the Week Ahead podcast, as well as Your Reading on the This Week tab of the CHANI app.
- Work through all the emotions, these eclipses come to the surface using guided meditation, journal prompts, and the grounding ritual in the This Week tab of the CHANI app.
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