A partial lunar eclipse will align at 27 degrees Taurus on Friday, 19th November 2021, bringing deep inner transformations and karmic reorientations. Lunar eclipses occur during a full moon when the Earth passes between the Sun and Moon. When the Moon is completely obstructed it is called a blood moon due to the reddish hue of stretched light that illuminates its surface. However, this lunation will be a partial eclipse.
The lunar eclipse in Taurus will mark the beginning of eclipse season. Eclipse season is an intensely karmic period noted for necessary endings and destined new beginnings. Eclipses always come in pairs. This season, the first (being this lunar eclipse in Taurus) will symbolize cosmic endings. The second will be a solar eclipse in Sagittarius on 4th December, which will bring destined new beginnings and the actualization of our manifestations. Eclipses have a dynamic edge that differs from typical new and full moons because they are connected to the nodal axis of destiny. This lunation will be the first of a new cycle across the Taurus—Scorpio axis that will come to an end in 2022— giving us a massive preview of the karmic energy headed our way.
Trusting The Universe
Eclipses turn up the heat and create a sense of urgency and seriousness in our lives. They are a dramatic way that the universe speeds up timelines by accelerating massive life lessons and bringing life-changing realizations our way. Everything that unfolds during eclipse season is inevitable and already destined to happen. This is why it’s so crucial to instill your trust in the universe and put your faith in the bigger picture behind your experiences that may not be obvious. Navigating eclipse energy with presence, letting go, and allowing the universe to do its thing is the best way to fast-track your ascension under this lunation.
This lunar eclipse in Taurus will carry Venusian themes of attachments, materialism, values, and self-love. Taurus (ruled by Venus) is a stubborn yet reliable Earth archetype that asks us to create long-lasting habits and routines that serve our greatest good. Therefore, any unhealthy habits or attitudes rooted in fear, lack, materialism, or envy will rise to the surface so that you can challenge and release this behaviour. Lunar eclipses call attention to our emotions, asking us to assess how the state of our inner world influences the way we respond to external events. When operating along the Taurus—Scorpio axis, the spotlight is on our emotional attachments and our ability to let go on an emotional level to things, people, and situations from our past.
This eclipse will call your attention to where you have looked outside of yourself for identity, love, and support. You’ll feel called to focus on the things that you find difficult to move on from, whether that’s ideas around money and stability, people from your past, or material items. The universe is inviting you to come home to yourself and who you are at a soul level. Remember that who you are has nothing to do with what you do or don’t have. You have the choice to decide who you are going to be each day.
By exploring these shadows, you’ll find that things come to a natural ending in your life. You could see relationships, work responsibilities, or a job itself coming to an end, or you could let go of long-held beliefs, insecurities, or possessions. Expect awareness to develop, allowing you to understand why you’re unable to let go of these things and what the core idea is that you’ve attached yourself to (whether that’s the feeling of acceptance, or even resentment and grudges).
The Discomfort of Spiritual Growth
We are reminded under this lunar eclipse that there are no shortcuts when it comes to healing and growth. Be compassionate and honest with yourself about where you’ve brought feelings concerning your past into present situations. Acknowledge where you have sought out jobs, relationships, or material possessions to prove something about yourself or to meet others’ expectations. Observe where you’ve experienced mental attachments surrounding work, life, and love, and allow yourself to be present through the discomfort of change, growth, and ascension. Remember that shifting your mindset and releasing these shadows won’t happen overnight, especially if you’ve spent a long time living in this frequency.