Astrologically speaking, April 2022 is an eventful month. Not only are there two new moons — the new moon in Aries, which took place on April 1, and the upcoming Taurus new moon on April 30 — but the latter coincides with a partial solar eclipse. While new moons are a great time to set intentions and wishes for things we want to bring into our lives, solar eclipses are explosive surges of energy that can ignite massive change in various areas of our lives. Unlike lunar eclipses, which bring necessary endings and breakthroughs, solar eclipses usher in new beginnings and uncover opportunities.
Pair that electric solar energy with the buzz of Taurus’s new moon, and life is bound to get interesting very quickly — and in the most beautiful way. Even if the journey gets bumpy along the way, make sure to stay focused and ask yourself what it is you really want in the areas of money, pleasure, beauty, love, and romance. What is your self-worth? What areas of life could benefit from a release of stubbornness and an increase in patience?
You have persevered through many things in your life, and now is the time to ask for what you want and treat yourself like the goddess you are. Let that strong-hearted Taurus bull energy balance the luxurious beauty of all the things that you desire from life.
When Is the 2022 New Moon in Taurus and Partial Solar Eclipse?
The new moon in Taurus peaks at 4:28 pm ET on April 30, with the partial solar eclipse following shortly after at 4:41 pm ET. At that time, the moon will pass between Earth and the sun. Only a portion of the sun will be obscure by the moon during this partial solar eclipse, which will appear in parts of Antarctica, the southern tip of South America, and the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. This will be the first of two partial solar eclipses in 2022, with the second one occurring on Oct. 25.
What Is the Meaning of the 2022 New Moon in Taurus?
Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac and is represented by the bull. This strong, fierce animal’s energy is balanced by Taurus’s ruling planet, Venus. This planet is all about love, romance, money, beauty, and art, and Taurus indulges in these luxuries and advises you to do the same, whether it’s your birth sign or not. Remember, we have all the zodiac signs in our natal chart, which gives us the opportunity to tap into the various traits that correspond with each sign. In the case of Taurus, think rich beauty, basking in the fullness and strength of the material world.
Taurus is also a very logical thinker who takes stock of things before creating something beautiful that can last a lifetime. It’s an equalizer, following Aries’s fiery, headstrong, full-throttle energy. Think of it this way: Aries is the seedling, while Taurus is the soil that will embrace and nurture the roots from conception to fruition. Taurus is that burst of beauty that peaks above the ground’s surface and grows into full bloom.
This is a good time to treat yourself to something luxurious, whether it’s a day at the spa, a new painting or sculpture, or even a wearable piece of art, such as jewelry or clothing. Indulge in delicious food you’ve cooked yourself or helped prepare. Taurus is an earth sign, so grounding is especially important during this time. Take a barefoot walk outside in the grass or sun gaze. Connect with Mother Nature and express gratitude for all the beauty she provides. Taurus may at times deal with insecurity, and these grounding practices help ensure the root chakra is balanced — and that embracing beauty and luxury doesn’t err on the side of materialism.
Under the new moon in Taurus, you can wish for more money and material comforts in your life. This earth sign rules the physical senses, so consider what you need when it comes to your physical comforts. What aromas heighten your senses and make you feel more sensual? Maybe a nice massage from your lover is just what you need during the Taurus new moon. This sign wants you to enjoy life, so show gratitude and appreciation for what you have and wish for things that will bring even more satisfaction and contentment.
Do you need to be more reliable or set healthy boundaries so you’re not always accessible to everyone all the time? Allow yourself time to become aware of your personal needs under the new moon in Taurus and the partial solar eclipse. Taurus rules the throat, neck, voice, and vocal cords, so speak your truth, ask for what you want at full volume, and be confident that your wishes are being heard and that, in divine timing, they will come true.
What Is a Spiritual Prayer?
A spiritual prayer is your private conversation with the divine, a higher power, God, or whatever you feel most connected to. You can pray for yourself, another, or a collective. Whatever words you choose are yours and yours alone. While there are suggestions for prayers, in its truest form, this is a conversation you have with your life’s co-creator, so the words can only come from your true essence — your heart.
What Is a Spiritual-Cleansing Prayer to Say During April’s New Moon in Taurus and Partial Solar Eclipse 2022?
“I pray to usher more money into my life and create generational wealth for my family. The more money I make, the more people I can help. I pray to reestablish my relationship with money so that it works for me as I continue creating the life I deserve for my family and me.”
What Tarot Card Goes Well With the New Moon in Taurus?
The Hierophant represents learning from knowledgeable teachers who can help you on your journey. The King of Pentacles can also represent Taurus, because this king has achieved all the luxuries of life and lives a balanced existence of comfort, stability, extravagance, and bliss.
What Chakra Goes With the New Moon in Taurus?
Heart — Taurus is strong and extravagant, but at its core, this bull is all about love.
Spiritual-Bath Recipe for the New Moon in Taurus Bano
Ylang Ylang, vetiver, lemon, or rose essential oils
Mint, thyme, catnip, basil, or marshmallow herbs
Palo santo, sweetgrass, or sage
Emerald, jade, rhodonite, or carnelian crystals
Poppies or roses, which are birth flowers for Taurus (Tip: bathing in these flowers helps dry skin.)
Florida Water or Agua de Florida
1. It’s springtime! Open those windows and let the air flow through your home.
2. Cleanse your space physically, then spiritually cleanse your home by burning sweetgrass, sage, and/or palo santo and allowing the smoke to waft throughout — especially in the space where you’ll indulge in your baño ritual.
3. Fill your bathtub with warm water, adding several splashes of Florida Water as you pray and set your intentions.
4. Add several drops of the essential oil of your choice. You can mix it up, if you like using a variety of your favorite aromas.
5. To show gratitude for being alive, sing, pray, smile, laugh, and place your hands over your heart chakra throughout the process of preparing your new-moon-in-Taurus baño ritual.
6. Add a few handfuls of your chosen herbs, and use your hands to gently stir them into the bathwater.
7. Place crystals around the edge of the tub or the bathroom sink. If neither is available, you can create a beautiful, intuitively driven crystal grid on your bathroom floor. Just use caution getting in and out of the bathtub.
8. Finally, coat the top of the water with as many poppies and roses as your heart desires!
9. Soak for 20 to 40 minutes. Allow yourself to air dry, or use a light-colored towel to pat dry.
After you emerge from your baño as the goddess you are, having released what no longer serves you and called in all the love you deserve, sit somewhere quiet and write down 10 wishes. Read them out loud and say, “Thank you, thank you, thank you” after each one.
Fold the paper toward you three times, then place it on your heart. Close your eyes, smile, and acknowledge all the beauty you bring into this life. You’re gorgeous, dahhhhling!