May 2022: Horoscopes for Moderns
What to do with late April's eclipse in Taurus.
REGARDLESS OF LIVING in the Northern or Southern hemisphere, each sign of the Zodiac signifies a particular phase in the cyclic process. True, Australia’s springtime corresponds to our autumn, but no matter. The same Arian impulse for breaking free from the previous season dominates.
Aries moves us beyond two of nature’s most intense quarters—the freeze of winter (in the north) or the overpowering heat of summer (in the south). And introduces us to new life: seeds split to release turgid sprouts. Or new death: leaves, spent and claw-like, fall back to their origin in the earth.
What of Taurus and the phase it signifies in the grand seasonal cycle? Think of it this way: Where the purpose of Aries is dynamic, that of Taurus is organic.
We hear that word a lot, but what does it imply? Organic, as an adjective: “serving as a means or instrument.” As a noun: “fusion of late Old English organe, and Old French orgene, both meaning “musical instrument,” both from Latin organa, “a musical instrument,” from Greek organon “implement, tool for making or doing…”
Taurus halts the surge of Aries’ straight-ahead thrust and bends it into something manageable. The straight line is turned into the containment of a circle. Imagine Arian force left to run unchecked. The world would be clogged with unresolved potential. Or death left to compound into suffocating husks of cessation.
Taurus asks, “What is your purpose?” What are you containing, channeling, managing, producing? Because eclipses are about exactitude and specificity, late April’s lunation feels forceful—unavoidable. Exacerbated by the new Moon’s conjunction with Uranus, also in Taurus.
That’s a liberating combo for sure. And a deadly one, too, when you consider the fraught events on the world stage presently. Destruction (Uranus) employed to materialize (Taurus) results. Add to this Pluto (Shiva) stationing retrograde now (doubling down in intensity), and this is one of the most precarious periods of all of 2022.