Solar Eclipse in Taurus
April 29, 2014 Star Songs of Spring
By Dikki-Jo Mullen
The two week cycle of events which began with the highly publicized Blood Moon eclipse back on April 15 will be mirrored in the cosmos as the Solar Eclipse at 8 degrees 52 minutes of Taurus on April 29 at 2:14 AM EDT nears. This annular (a type of partial) eclipse will only be visible in Antarctica and Australia. However those sensitive to energy and vibes will be aware of its global significance regarding all things ruled by Taurus. Economic news, farming and gardening, music (Taurus rules the ears and throat) and ecology can all be in a state of flux and special focus. Follow the urge if you are inclined to chant or sing. The human voice was the very first musical instrument, at present its sound can facilitate significant release and healing.
This solar eclipse at the New Moon is in the first decanate of Taurus, with a double Venus rulership. Taurus also has a close link to the Earth itself, so there can be a heightened power emitted by the Earths beauty from late April through mid May. Crystals and stones of all kinds especially moss agates, emeralds, fossils, petrified wood, mokai marble, rose quartz, aragonite, etc. are especially alive and have much that is positive to offer. The healing qualities of herbs and essential oils can be profoundly helpful. Prepare for May Day by collecting fresh, fragrant plants, perhaps to create a kitchen or patio garden.
There are mysterious forces active within the Earth itself. Quakes and tremors are likely. Eclipses always bring surprises and the unexpected, trends which the stoic Bull does not usually accept graciously. Flexibility and adaptability combined with patience will enhance success in all things during late April and early May. Do not try to change others or pursue reform where there is resistance. Let it Be regarding that which others would challenge. Mercury and the Moon in Taurus will both trine Pluto in Capricorn within hours of the eclipse. This auspicious aspect pattern is probing and revealing. Research and investigations will bring previously hidden truths to light. A puzzle can be solved. Of course mythology really illustrates the influences of the planets in a story format. The ancient legends of divine exploits offer insights into the genuine messages of the stars. Look for deep and subtle messages from Pluto, ruler of the afterlife, to surface with the April 29 eclipse. Communication from the spirit world can be especially vivid and meaningful. Mysteries linked to the deceased or missing can be resolved too. Overall expect a sober, intense quality to life for the time being. Few have a sense of humor. Appreciation of the lighter side of life and amusing events is scant. Save your jokes and anecdotes until the Sun is safely in Gemini after May 20. The Sabian Symbol for this Taurus eclipse is especially intriguing A Christmas Tree Decorated. The suggestion is that through sharing delight with others there is a gathering of visions into an idealistic pattern. Reciprocity between the material and the spiritual is the theme of the here and now.
(Note In the West of the USA and some other parts of the world the eclipse will occur late on April 28. April 28, 2014 at 11:14 pm PDT, for example.)