By Special Guest Linda Berry
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NOTE FROM SPICE: Remember when I used to cover planetary stuff in a cursory, non-astrologer way? That was one of the many things that got eaten by my schedule changes and I’m sorry. My pal and astrology Jedi extraordinaire Linda Berry agreed to help. She will be giving you the scoop on crazy planetary happenings.
Take notes. Astro school is in session.
It’s the beginning of Eclipse Season with the Solar Eclipse in the Zodiac Sign of Taurus kicking it off. The coming year’s eclipses will be life-transforming because of the conjunction to the Moon Nodes. The upcoming eclipse gateway occurs on the Taurus (north) and Scorpio (south) nodal axis until July 17, 2023 which will complete the current Saros cycle. In Spiritual Astrology the Lunar Nodes reveal one’s Karmic path in this lifetime. The South Node reveals Karma, past lives and the experience brought in. The North Node reveals dharma and destiny, the new direction unfolding and lessons to learn in this lifetime.
The Taurus and Scorpio axis eclipses initiate deeper soul-searching in our quest in becoming spiritual beings having a human experience. The energetic dynamic between Taurus and Scorpio seeks balance between the physical and spiritual realms which brings anticipation of a spiritual awakening during the coming year.
This 2022 to 2023 cosmic alignment supports deep inner transformation and spiritual metamorphosis. This year there are four Eclipses on the Taurus (North Node) and Scorpio (South Node) axis. These Eclipses initiate long-lasting shifts in energy and unexpected opportunities. They will also bring awakening to anything pushed into the shadow of the subconscious. They will be brought to the surface, resulting in unearthed emotional feelings or being confronted with issues that have long-been ignored.
Everyone feels the energy of an Eclipse, either Solar or Lunar. For those who have this cosmic transit in a prominent place in their Birth Chart (conjunct a planet and angle or make aspect to one), will experience it in a life-changing way. Pay attention to what you need to let go of or any changes that need to be made. It can take several weeks or even a few months to see what emerges from each eclipse as well as during the entire cycle.
The first eclipse of the season tells us things are about to change in a big way. A New Moon Solar Eclipse brings promise of major life transformation. During an eclipse, the Moon blocks the Sun’s light. Because of the temporary darkness, the eclipse ushers in a dawn of new beginnings and fresh opportunities. This transformational energy from an eclipse can last up to six months to a year, not just the day of the eclipse. Be prepared to experience the unfolding changes, especially if your Natal Chart planets make strong aspects to each of this year’s transiting eclipses.
This transformational eclipse power invites us to unify the spiritual and the material world in order to manifest our desires. It allows us the ability of release and strategy to align ourselves with the next phase of growth.
During the long-running burst of eclipse energy, it’s an extraordinary time to start new projects and begin a new chapter in life. All possibilities are on the table at this time which brings a massive opportunity to anchor our life goals, health, career, or whatever has been in our hearts and dreams, into the physical realms.
Looking closer at the sign that hosts this first Solar Eclipse, Taurus governs values and self-worth. Uncovering layers of unconscious limitations from the eclipse energy allows us to receive more deserved blessings and opportunities. Being that this Earth Sign rules the throat, it is essential to express those desires and speak one’s truth in order for transformation to occur.
Along with the heavenly lineup in our celestial sphere of the Sun, Moon and Moon Nodes in grounded Taurus, is this sign’s ruling planet of Venus conjuncts the two most popular planets in the Zodiac, Jupiter and Neptune – the planet of abundance and expansion along with the planet of divine love. This inspiring trio of planets in the Sign of Pisces (co-ruled by Jupiter) makes a positive sextile to the North Node, adding additional blessings as they shower us with beauty, grace, good will and good fortune.
From this combined force, our capacity for love expands, opening the higher heavens to our dreams, visions and intentions. Whenever the planet of beauty aligns with benevolent Jupiter our energy field lights up with an infusion of harmony, happiness, and abundance. This beneficial aspect to the eclipse spreads the love vibe with lucky good fortune.
The eclipse also makes a sextile aspect to Mars, inspiring confidence and creativity which provides an extra boost of confidence and courage to make the necessary changes to step into a new spiritual realm of life.
Another noteworthy aspect includes a Uranus conjunction to the Solar Eclipse and the North Node of destiny, which bring opportunities to unfold beyond imagination. This strong stellium of aspects initiates new beginnings and long-term changes in matters related to personal finances, physical and material resources, as well as personal possessions.
During the 2022/2023 Eclipse Season, all of the eclipses aspect Uranus in Taurus, providing more twists and turns than usual. Be ready for interesting revelations about true purpose, higher calling and finding practical means to fulfill your spiritual path and destiny. This Solar Eclipse blueprint, followed closely by the Lunar Eclipse initiates more hope, optimism, revelations, and infinite possibilities during these gateways of alignment. Make sure to stay grounded and honor feelings and emotions as they arise during this potent period. Plan to explore, experiment, and take risks…watch the world change as it brings fresh ideas, inspiration, and genuine creative breakthroughs!
Curious about Linda? Linda Berry is the owner, consultant, coach, trainer, and reader for the Spiritual Discovery™ Center in Southern California. She’s a best-selling spiritual and inspirational author, summit and podcast host, and international Spiritual Astrologer – AKA the “Zodiac Yoda.” She can be reached at email@example.com and through her website: www.spiritualdiscover.net.
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