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Lunar Nodes into Taurus & Scorpio, 18 January 2022 - 17 July 2023

A few hours after the potent full Moon in Cancer, the lunar nodes Rahu (north node) and Ketu (south node) are moving into the signs of Taurus and Scorpio respectively for the next 18 months. This also means that we are entering a new cycle of eclipses.

Rahu, the dragon’s head, represents the new collective themes and lessons that we are going to be dealing with, while Ketu, the dragon’s tail, represents our collective past (karma) and what we are moving away from.

With the nodes in the Taurus-Scorpio axis, we embark on a new collective chapter around the themes of finances, resources, material possessions, abundance, values, beauty, art, form, Earth, nature, ecology, ecosystems, the physical body, the five senses, quality, hard work, simplicity, life, death, rebirth, transformation, love, intimacy, sex, taboos, hormonal health, toxins, energetic bonds & exchanges, giving & receiving, psychology, trauma, karma, shadow side, power, mysticism, occultism and secrets. To see how this transit will affect you personally, look for the houses in which the north and south node fall in your natal chart.

With the south node (Ketu) in Scorpio, we can expect many dark secrets to come to the surface, such as sex scandals (and the amplification of the #MeToo and other similar movements), abuse of power and corruption, especially amongst the rich and powerful.

Emotional, mental, physical and spiritual trauma will also be surfacing, making this transit an auspicious time for collective cleansing, healing and transformation. Dark behavioural patterns such as jealousy, obsession, anger and resentment will also be coming up in order to be released.

We are also going to be revisiting the concepts of taboo, death and sex, perhaps seeing them from a more occult or sacred perspective, thus decoding their spiritual symbolism and integrating their new meanings into our societies and cultures.

With the north node (Rahu) in Taurus, our new collective lessons focus mainly around the Earth and our financial systems.

As regards our home planet, the environmental damage and degradation that we have caused as a result of overproduction and overconsumption will become more apparent, either due to increased natural disasters (Uranus is also in Taurus, shaking things up) or due to a decrease in quality of life. Consequently, we will be looking for sustainable solutions to fossil fuels and we will be revaluating the way we are using natural resources.

We may become conscious of our possessions, which might trigger a need to go back to basics, to a more simplistic way of living, consuming and producing, in symbiosis with the natural world. This also means learning to follow the seasonal rhythms, as well as the rhythm of one’s physical body.

Financial systems, economic inequalities and disparities, material possessions, food innovations, as well as access to basic needs, will also become major focus points. With inflation on the rise, food shortages and a record wide gap between rich and poor already underway in our societies, there is a collective need for change and reform in these areas, triggered by both the north node and Uranus in Taurus.

We might also be revisiting the concepts of beauty and harmony. As Taurus is the sign of spring (i.e. the rebirth of nature), we can expect a renaissance of the arts, with beauty, colour, life, love, value and (self-)worth as central themes.

Eclipse dates for 2022 - 2023

  • 30 April 2022: Partial Solar Eclipse in Taurus

  • 16 May 2022: Total Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio

  • 25 October 2022: Partial Solar Eclipse in Scorpio

  • 8 November 2022: Total Lunar Eclipse in Taurus

  • 5 May 2023: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio

  • 28 October 2023: Partial Lunar Eclipse in Taurus

I personally believe that fungi will play an important part during this transit, acting as wise guides for humanity, teaching us how to build a more inclusive and organic world. Present on Earth long before humans came along, the role of fungi is to decompose what is dead (Scorpio), in order to maintain existing organisms and to make space for new life to grow (Taurus).

Apart from being superfoods, they are primarily the intermediaries of plants and trees, bringing nutrients, connection and messages from one root to the other through the mycelium network that lives beneath the surface. Different species of fungi and plants cooperate and enter a symbiotic association, thus extending the mycelium network indefinitely and preserving the biodiversity of an area.

Fungi act behind the scenes (Scorpio) to produce new life (Taurus). They symbolise the eternal cycle of transformation of life and death, in which all living organisms, including the planets, stars and galaxies, take part during their ephemeral existence in space and time.

Important discoveries have been made in the field of mycology in recent years, demonstrating how crucial fungi are to the planet’s function and well-being. We have also seen innovative inventions, such as vegan leather or building materials made from fungi, being presented as sustainable alternatives to current models. Without a doubt, these amazing organisms have much to teach and to offer us, if we learn to listen and to observe.


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