Its just a phase


The longer Eclipse Return is exactly 222 Moon cycles, the half Saros is 111 moon months (9 years and some change), which is pretty cool if you're into numerology.

The Taurus-Scorpio axis in astrology represents a polarity associated with resources and values. Taurus brings Scorpio’s mystical and transformative thinking into being. Scorpio is emotional, whereas Taurus is material. Solar eclipses in Taurus, like the one we just had, emphasise financial matters, stability, and the acquisition of wealth. Lunar eclipses in Scorpio illuminate deep, hidden emotions and personal transformation.

Ancient cultures across the world regarded eclipses as significant celestial events. For an eclipse to take place, three celestial bodies must find themselves in a straight line within their orbits. This is called a syzygy, from the Greek word “súzugos,” meaning paired.

Unlike other lunar events, eclipses are precise and they can be predicted to the minute. The Babylonians were able to calculate that there were 38 possible eclipses within a period of approximately 18 years. This period is called a Saros cycle. For example on Saturday 28 Oct 2023 we just finished the eclipse series on the Taurus-Scorpio nodal axis - last time we experienced eclipses on this axis was 9 years ago, but the nodes (north and south) were reversed. The exact nodal cycle that we experienced happened 18 years ago.

This set of eclipses prompted us to reassess our values, resources, and connections, ultimately leading to profound personal growth and transformation. Scorpio’s purpose is to unlock the mysteries associated with metamorphosis and transformation, Taurus helps to bring these changes into the material realm.

You can look back at the eclipse dates below to consider any pertinent events, endings or beginnings and how the themes of Taurus-Scorpio played out for you personally;

November 19 2021, 12:57 a.m. PST: Lunar Eclipse at 27° Taurus (N. Node)
April 30 2022, 1:28 p.m. PDT: Solar Eclipse at 10° Taurus (N. Node)
May 15 2022, 9:14 p.m. PDT: Lunar Eclipse at 25° Scorpio (S. Node)
October 25 2022, 3:49 a.m. PDT: Solar Eclipse at 2° Scorpio (S. Node)
November 8 2022, 3:02 a.m. PST: Lunar Eclipse at 16° Taurus (N. Node)
May 5 2023 10:34 a.m. PDT: Lunar Eclipse at 14° Scorpio (S. Node)
October 28 2023 Lunar Eclipse at 5° Taurus (N. Node)

Things to consider - were your values challenged?
Has your perception/approach to money changed?
Did you have opportunities to process deeper emotions?

To truly understand the patterns, you can look back at a 9 year period when the nodes were flipped (so Scorpio was the north node), and also 18 years ago when the nodes were the same.

What’s the meaning of the nodes? Which every sign is in the north node placement, this is what the collective striving to achieve and shift through the eclipse energy. This time talks to something that will be felt universally, yet how it falls out for individuals is different. You birth chart can give an indication of what will be coming up for you, but without learning the intricacies of astrology, you can tune in and see from past experiences what is being revealed for you.