Lunar Eclipses are more common than you might think – every year sees at least two and some years have as many as five! In a total lunar eclipse, the Moon turns a spectacular shade of red-orange, but not all Lunar Eclipses are total. Nonetheless, they are all astrologically significant.
A Lunar Eclipse can only occur during a Full Moon. Typically, the astrological Full Moon is a moon phase of harvesting, fulfillment and completion – but with a Lunar Eclipse, the normal Full Moon results are obscured, hidden or shrouded in mystery. All is very definitely not quite as it seems – and this mysterious lunation can often bring emotional shocks and surprises in its wake. Lunar Eclipses are also often associated with a sudden ending, but it’s always important to remember that every ending is also necessarily a beginning of something new.
This Lunar Eclipse occurs on October 28th, 2023, in Taurus, a very solid, grounded earth sign. Taurus energy is all about security – both financial and practical security, but emotional security too.
Since the Moon rules our emotions, the Lunar Eclipse in Taurus effectively threatens our emotional security blankets. Something we rely upon or depend upon will suddenly feel not quite as stable and certain as it should, causing emotional angst, doubt and sometimes fear.
All Lunar Eclipses, like the Full Moon, are created when the Sun and Moon oppose one another, and all embody this inherent tension. With a Lunar Eclipse in Taurus, the Sun lies in opposing Scorpio. This polarity gives us a clue about the most likely nature of the emotional tension brought by this Lunar Eclipse.
Taurus is about structure, dependability, certainty and, as mentioned, security. Scorpio, on the other hand, is about transformation – forced when necessary, often painful, sometimes traumatic. The Sun in Scorpio encourages us to look at the depths of our darkness and to embrace what we find there – but this rocks the entire concept of Taurus stability.
Whatever shocks and surprises the Taurus Lunar Eclipse may bring, be aware that they may take a few days to fully manifest. This lunar period shrouds the truth for a while, either because we don’t understand it or because we simply don’t want to see it. When the truth eventually emerges, it will rock your foundations – the trick to handling this is to understand it as a necessary earthquake. Only by allowing this emotional transformation can your original foundations be rebuilt into an even more secure structure.
What Does the Lunar Eclipse in Taurus Mean for Each Sun Sign?
Lunar Eclipse in Taurus for an Aries (Aries dates: March 20 – April 19)
The Taurus Lunar Eclipse and Full Moon may send waves of uncertainty rippling through your money zone, Aries, giving you real material cause for concern. More importantly, however, it may also rock your self-esteem and your sense of your own worth. Recognize that who you are and what you are worth is about so much more than what is in your bank balance. Don’t allow material or financial surprises to shake your authentic values.
Lunar Eclipse in Taurus for a Taurus (Taurus dates: April 20 – May 20)
The Lunar Eclipse in your sign may bring shocks and surprises about your identity. This can be a positive catalyst, urging you to stand in your own power once and for all and to be proud of who you are – but if you are not yet ready for this kind of transformation, it can be a profoundly troubling and confidence-shaking moment. Reach out to your support network, family and friends. You are never alone.
Lunar Eclipse in Taurus for a Gemini (Gemini dates: May 21 – June 20)
Spiritually, you are being given a wake-up call by this Lunar Eclipse and Full Moon, Gemini. It’s important that you start to think of yourself now as part of the universal consciousness. What you do to one person or animal, you do to us all. There may be emotional or profound realizations to come around this theme. Take this energy and meditate with it. You are growing, spiritually, and although that’s not always easy, it is always worthwhile.
Lunar Eclipse in Taurus for a Cancer (Cancer dates: June 21 – July 21)
Friends may let you down during this Lunar Eclipse, Cancer, or you may discover to your shock that someone isn’t on your side after all. There is mystery and uncertainty around your belonging in a group, a friendship, a club or a network of some kind. Accept that you do not have all the facts, and so avoid rushing to judgment of others. This is a time for accepting your own role in whatever is going on, and for acknowledging that you too are not blameless.
Lunar Eclipse in Taurus for a Leo (Leo dates: July 22 – August 21)
This Lunar Eclipse and Full Moon impact your public image zone and your career, Leo. You may find yourself tempted to lie or to cover something up – avoid that at all costs. Honesty and transparency are most definitely the best options. Someone may try to smear your reputation during this Eclipse, and you may feel powerless to stop them. Allow your actions to speak for themselves and strive to maintain dignity. Keep working hard. Take the moral high ground.
Lunar Eclipse in Taurus for a Virgo (Virgo dates: August 22 – September 21)
If you have tried to bluff your way through a job or some other area of life, your lack of underlying knowledge may come to light during this lunar period. It’s important to accept what you do not know, and to strive to fix that – go back to school, research what you need to know or simply ask an expert. Do not try to be something you’re not. You have many brilliant qualities; you don’t need to pretend.
Lunar Eclipse in Taurus for a Libra (Libra dates: September 22 – October 22)
This Lunar Eclipse occurs in a profound area of your chart, Libra, typically connected to sex, the occult, power, mysteries and your emotional debts to others. You may feel psychologically quite weird and on edge during the Eclipse and Full Moon, as if you’re waiting for something to happen. In truth, your new awareness of the mysteries of life is already growing. A shock or surprise in this Eclipse’s wake will merely underline what you already suspect.
Lunar Eclipse in Taurus for a Scorpio (Scorpio dates: October 23 – November 21)
The Lunar Eclipse in your relationship zone may bring surprises or shocks in your love life, Scorpio, or in your very close personal connections with others. Anything secret or illicit may be exposed, or alternatively, you may feel an overwhelming desire to do something you know you shouldn’t. Either way, this is a tricky moon phase for your relationship – handle with care and with the highest of intentions. If you’re single, however, this Eclipse and Full Moon may prompt a dramatic encounter with someone that could have lasting implications.
Lunar Eclipse in Taurus for a Sagittarius (Sagittarius dates: November 22 – December 20)
The Lunar Eclipse in your health zone is surprisingly empowering, Sagittarius. You may find yourself being given a wake-up call about your overall wellbeing, but you will be able to take this and turn it into positive change. Don’t neglect your mental and emotional health if you’re making new plans or forging new habits. Your overall wellness is boosted by this energy, so seize the initiative and get going!
Lunar Eclipse in Taurus for a Capricorn (Capricorn dates: December 21 – January 18)
Occurring in your joy zone, this Lunar Eclipse may bring new life into your orbit, Capricorn – perhaps a baby, perhaps a new pet, perhaps simply new creative life in the form of enthusiasm for a new hobby or project. It’s an overwhelmingly positive influence and one that can bring you great pleasure – but be very careful to avoid impulsive gambling during this Eclipse and Full Moon period. Taking too many unnecessary chances will backfire, whether that’s with your money or your health.
Lunar Eclipse in Taurus for an Aquarius (Aquarius dates: January 19 – February 17)
Your family zone is highlighted by this Lunar Eclipse, Aquarius, which may prompt some domestic drama such as an appliance breakdown or an unexpected need to move home. There are links to your childhood here too, but you can use the Eclipse and Full Moon energy to better understand any past trauma and move on from it. In all family matters, try to stay calm and remember that you do not yet have the full facts.
Lunar Eclipse in Taurus for a Pisces (Pisces dates: February 18 – March 19)
During this Lunar Eclipse, Pisces, you’re learning that facts aren’t everything! Try to use your formidable intuition to assess situations, rather than relying on logic alone. When you communicate with others, you’ll also need to be extra careful in how you phrase things, since people are very likely to take dramatic offense at something you say – or don’t say. Overall, however, this Eclipse and Full Moon period is fairly smooth sailing for you and serves to increase your psychic awareness.