Solar Eclipse in Taurus: The Solid Start

May 9th gives us something to look forward to: a New Moon Solar eclipse at 19 degrees Taurus.

Solar Eclipses are new beginnings, and this one takes place in the sign of fertility, security and pleasure. The Sun, Mars and Mercury in Taurus will be adding their support, so there will be some serious momentum behind this fresh start. And Venus (Taurus' ruler) will have moved into Gemini (the sign of multiple choices) a few hours earlier.

There's so much to work with here.

Doesn't matter what you've left behind (or had taken away) up to this point.  This eclipse will be the moment to start rebuilding. Work with Taurus themes for maximum effectiveness:

  • self-esteem
  • financial and emotional resources
  • values
  • self-sufficiency
  • fertility

Venus in Gemini suggests you may have room for more than one option. But make sure you choose wisely; Taurus is a Fixed sign, which means longevity. What you start will stick, so make sure you really want it. If you're having trouble choosing, pick the option that is most closely aligned with your personal values. Make sure you can live with what you're initiating. 

Those with planets/angles between 18-20 degrees Taurus, Scorpio, Leo or Aquarius will feel this eclipse most strongly.