New Moon in Taurus Solar Eclipse ~ April 30, 2022

My April 2022 Forecast notes:

April 30 New Moon in Taurus Solar Eclipse 4:28 p.m. Eastern US time. This is a North Node eclipse, sextile Mars in Pisces and loosely conjunct revolutionary Uranus in Taurus. It’s also the traditional celebration of Beltane Eve. Venus (the Love Goddess and ruler of Taurus) also conjuncts Jupiter in Pisces, expanding the earthy, sensual connection of Beltane. Known as a Black Moon, the second New Moon in a month brings extra potent, magical energy. In the sign of the North Node on a day of very thin veils, this powerful Solar Eclipse points to our highest collective destiny and reminds us of the almost unbelievable — yet real and grounded — transforming Power of Love.

This potent eclipse occurs one day after Mercury enters his home sign of Gemini and Pluto stations retrograde in Capricorn. Lots of shifting energies! Beltane marks one of four crossquarter days when trooping faeries are said to change homes. Pluto rules the Underworld, where many faeries live in an alternate dimension, while Mercury aids communication of all sorts — including across the veils. During a Solar Eclipse on a day of already very permeable boundaries, we can expect spontaneous downloads and deep insights. Taurus expresses through sensuality and the physical realm, but these Mercury and Pluto transits encourage deeper messages to arise through touch.

The North Node tells us such messages will point in the direction of our collective destiny, and Uranus offers liberation. All this, surrounded by an air of beauty, grace, and abundance, courtesy of the Venus-Jupiter conjunction. A truly yummy, magical day!

But wait, there’s more ….

This New Moon in Taurus Solar Eclipse conjuncts Albion. Originally known as QB1, it was the very first TNO (Trans Neptunian Object) found after Pluto. Discovered in 1992, QB1 proved a theory that our solar system extends far beyond lonely Pluto. According to Benjamin Adamah:

The astrological meaning of asteroid 15760 Albion (1992 QB1): emancipation, building bridges between social groups or different times, forming substantial new connections which catalyse major Zeitgeist-changes

In 2018 it was renamed Albion after William Blake’s version of the mythical Adam Kadmon. In the creation mythology of Blake (1757-1827), Albion is the island-dwelling primordial man who divided himself into the four Zoas (Urthona, Urizen, Luvah and Tharmas), each representing important aspects of human character.

Albion by William Blake

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William Blake was a poet, artist and mystic. In some ways, his work epitomizes the permeable energies of this Solar Eclipse. The image above reminds me of fire purification from traditional Beltane ceremonies. It also evokes a more jubilant version of Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man:

Vitruvian Man by Leonardo da Vinci

Blake combined art and poetry, while da Vinci integrated art and science. Both men tapped into a rare — yet somehow accessible — Genius. They reached beyond the norms of their day and brought new visions and ideas to life.

This New Moon Solar Eclipse conjunct Albion supercharges our ability to stretch beyond known limits — to expand our experience of reality by interfacing with new worlds at the edge of our fingertips, toes and all our senses. To me, this speaks to an important opportunity for human evolution. It’s not our only chance, but the sign of Taurus increases our ability to ground lightning bolts of inspiration into tangible form and function.

If this post seems abstract, drop into your body and feel what this Cosmic Conjunction holds for you. Taurus knows we can learn in many ways beyond our intellect. This potent New Moon in Taurus invites us to align with Nature, get grounded and revel in our activation. I’ll leave you with the Sabian Symbol for this Solar Eclipse, PHASE 41 (TAURUS 11°): A WOMAN WATERING FLOWERS IN HER GARDEN.

… followed by a 2012 photo that recently resurfaced in a magical way:

Laura Bruno in her very first garden

In a synchro whammy, highly charged, Cosmic Costume Designer way, the spontaneous reappearance of this 2012 photo on David’s new iPhone led me to discover and receive the dress below.:

Some people claim it’s Saturn, but I see a spaceship beaming across the starry multiverse. Sometimes “A WOMAN WATERING FLOWERS IN HER GARDEN” leads to a vast and different realm. This powerful Eclipse may be one such time.

17 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by seattle72 on April 27, 2022 at 12:06 pm

    I LOVED T Rex in high school. I had it on vinyl and that song is a favorite. I had forgotten all about it!

    🎶🎶”Catch a bright star place it on your forehead, say a few spells and baby there you go…”🎶🎶

    Sounds like a very interesting and magickal day indeed.

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    • Indeed! I only heard this song for the first time this year, but I kept hearing it in my head yesterday. I already had the post written and scheduled, but realized the song has Beltane in it … so I added it at the last moment. 🙂

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    • “Ride A White Swan”

      Ride it on out like a bird in the sky ways
      Ride it on out like you were a bird
      Fly it all out like an eagle in a sunbeam
      Ride it on out like you were a bird

      Wear a tall hat like a druid in the old days
      Wear a tall hat and a tatooed gown
      Ride a white swan like the people of the Beltane
      Wear your hair long, babe you can’t go wrong

      Catch a bright star and a place it on your fore-head
      Say a few spells and baby, there you go
      Take a black cat and sit it on your shoulder
      And in the morning you’ll know all you know, oh

      Wear a tall hat like a druid in the old days
      Wear a tall hat and a tatooed gown
      Ride a white swan like the people of the Beltane
      Wear your hair long, babe you can’t go wrong

      Da-da-da-di-di-da, da-da-da-di-di-da ….

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  2. […] what better time than coming into this coming Saturday’s New Moon/Partial Eclipse in Taurus to be taking seriously the need to store extra food and water, to grow our own food and/or support […]

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  3. Posted by Rso on April 27, 2022 at 5:20 pm

    Love abstract
    Thank you! ❤️

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  4. Wow! Love the spaceship dress! I’m going to wander (haha, autocorrect typo.. or is it?) my garden and see where it takes me. Thanks, Laura!! ❤

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  6. Posted by thymia17 on April 30, 2022 at 12:01 pm

    This is maybe a comment on the power of love. As a lover of Rumi, who uses quotes from him, this Iranian woman singer, Mamak Khadem, created a beautiful song/video w her Iranian expat colleagues. (I love some aspects of my Aquarian North Node)

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  7. Posted by thymia17 on April 30, 2022 at 12:02 pm

    This is maybe a comment on the power of love. As a lover of Rumi, who uses quotes from him, you may appreciate this Iranian woman singer, Mamak Khadem, created a beautiful song/video w her Iranian expat colleagues. (I love some aspects of my Aquarian North Node)

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  8. I feel we are entering into a wonderful New Phase of Beginnings, revelations, a magical time for sure, as the veils thin and the Good Fairies fly free 🙂
    Sending love and well wishes dear Laura… and having a garden is Wonderful 🙂

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