The Taurus Lunar Eclipse is your excuse to chill

Cosmic Cannibal 

cliptak@uccs.edu

     Get ready, ‘cuz here it comes: The second installment of 2021 Eclipse Season starts on Friday, Nov. 19 with a partial Lunar Eclipse in stable earth sign Taurus. Unlike other monthly lunations that bring opportunities for you to take advantage of, or encourage you to actively change an aspect of your life, the 2021 Lunar Eclipse in Taurus wants you to do nothing but chill.   

     This isn’t just because Taurus is a notoriously laid back zodiac sign. Sure, the Bull prefers to attract rather than act — which is a trait we can all benefit from embodying on Friday — but eclipses are not the days to do much besides sit and stew in your feelings. Why? Well, the energy is just too unstable to do anything else, TBH.  

     During a lunar eclipse, the Sun and Moon are in direct opposition, putting our egos (Sun) and our emotions (Moon) at odds with one another. Naturally, this amps up our restlessness and emotional frustration, which is not a good cocktail for rational behavior or sound decision-making. So, if you’ve been itching to get rid of something — a bad habit, an addictive pattern, a painful situation — this lunar eclipse is asking you to step back and let it do the heavy lifting for you.   

     According to the Astro Twins, lunar eclipses are “times of ending, closure, manifestation and transition.” These are the days you have a huge breakthrough, push past barriers, heal or release, but you don’t have to worry about making any of this happen. Letting it unfold is the safer bet.  

     Since Friday’s lunar eclipse takes place on the Taurus-Scorpio axis of desire, security and financial related issues, such as personal/shared resources, and physical and spiritual wealth reserves will likely be your main concern. This means any outstanding debts, be they financial or emotional, or any nagging insecurities about your self-worth are being brought to your attention. 

     Of course what you should pay attention to depends entirely on your Sun and Rising sign.   (For a complete low down on the 2021 Taurus Lunar Eclipse, be sure to check out our subScribe podcast, which is available on Spotify.) So, without further ado:  

Your 2021 Lunar Eclipse in Taurus Horoscope   

Aries ♈ 

     An interaction with a mother figure leaves you doubting your self-worth. These feelings of lack could motivate you to go on a spending spree, but retail therapy isn’t what you need. No, what you need is to toss that self-doubt and be stubborn about how amazing you are at everything you do. That’ll show Mom…    

Taurus ♉ 

     There’s been talk about bringing your ambitions to life, but there hasn’t been much action. This lack of activity could provoke an argument that concludes or re-ignites a conflict with your boss or beau. Be mindful of your reaction in the heat of the moment. The wrong move could create more work for you later…  

Gemini ♊ 

     Certain skeletons in your closet are in desperate need of being freed. Be it a person or problem from the past, addressing it will be intense — like having your mind raked over burning hot coals — but resistance is futile. Let’s be real, you’re not exactly the stubborn type, which is why patience is a must…   

Cancer ♋ 

     Major changes to your aspirations and (maybe) your relationships are in the making. This has you feeling left out, if not a bit scared. Instability is not an ideal state for anyone to inhabit, but insight can be found in between the cracks of the disruptions — if you keep your eyes open for certain surprises…  

Leo ♌ 

     Your career path has been a primary concern for a while. You want things to go one way, but they’ve been veering in the opposite direction. Never have you ever been so indecisive and while it’s customary for you to take control of your destiny, sometimes you just have to  let things play out without interfering…  

Virgo ♍ 

     Graduating may suddenly seem like NBD (as in “why bother?”). In fact, you might play with the idea of forgoing higher ed to start a life as a tantric yogi in India. Of course, these are just fantasies, but they may prompt you to ponder what life might be like with more spiritual or religious investment…  

Libra ♎ 

     Emotional secrets you’ve been hiding from yourself (and others) are coming out of the dark. Whether it’s your unfelt fury, your unspoken jealousies or your not-so-pretty judgements, these tight-lipped feelings are begging for your undivided attention. Talking, journaling and listening to alt-pop queen Billie Eilish are your best bets for processing and purging the feels…  

Scorpio ♏ 

     Relationships come to the fore. An agreement between you and your boss could fall through, or you and your partner may decide to call it quits. That, or a serious commitment is made. Hey, splits and shifts happen, so don’t dwell on what’s out of your control. If it’s meant to be, it will be…  

Sagittarius ♐ 

     At once it seems that all your flaws and mistakes are unignorable (whereas before you were so blissfully unaware of them that they were practically nonexistent). Self-criticism and perfectionism aren’t really your thing, so avoid trying to make yourself so orderly; there’s a certain kind of beauty in messiness and disorder (just don’t tell Virgo)…  

Capricorn ♑ 

     Creative projects (whether for school, life or work) or a simmering romance could reach a dramatic conclusion. You may play with the idea of tossing the project or the person and starting over, but your persistence will prevail. This could adversely affect your sense of self, depending on what it is you refuse to release…  

Aquarius ♒ 

     Professional work matters have you feeling insecure about your home and family — or your family life has you feeling insecure about your career. Either way, you’ve got a major decision to make about your lifestyle and future, and it’s overwhelming. Rather than force anything, just let it all unfold like a Fruit by the Foot…   

Pisces ♓ 

     Connections with others become a paramount issue. Have you built unbreakable bonds with reliable people? If not, this is your chance to assess what steps you need to take to attract (and keep) those loyal buds. Keep your journal and pen handy, you’ll want to jot down your feelings and make sense of them later…