Taurus Solar Eclipse: Hard Work, Fresh Flowers

The beautiful Gramercy Park Hotel lobby in New York

Sashay, Shante! Today’s Taurus new moon is also a game-changing eclipse. Taurus rules the zodiac’s second house of work and money, and eclipses are known to bring surprise events (and opportunities) out of the blue. Dunno about you, but we’re ready for this economic stimulus package, courtesy of the stars. Solar eclipses fall at new moons, which means they bring fresh beginnings, often out of the blue. (Read our feature on solar and lunar eclipses to learn more)

In the spirit of just-the-facts Taurus (and because we have a book manuscript to finish–hello, hustle!), we’re gonna get right to the point. Here’s how to maximize this Taurus solar eclipse. It’s simple. Really!


Taurus is the zodiac’s construction worker, laying the framework for our loftiest ideas. With this cosmic contractor on our doorsteps, it’s time to whip out the architectural blueprints and crank up the cranes.


Need some inspiration? Get out into nature. Taurus is an earth sign, the “green goddess” of the zodiac. With spring in full bloom, go soak up some love from Mother Nature today. A cherry blossomed hug from this unconditionally loving mama will fill your soul with inspiration.


If you can dream it, you can do it. Yeah, yeah whatever. There are a million dreams out there, but only a fraction ever get done. The Taurus eclipse helps us roll up our sleeves, put the whiny inner child in time out, and just do it. No excuses.

Ever notice how you get stopped at the “hard parts” of a project? Make a list of whatever those are for you. Then enlist help or break each of those items down into individual tasks. Then, like a persistent Taurus, tackle them one by one. As the African proverb goes: How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.


Lest you think Taurus is all work, this sign happens to be ruled by Venus, planet of love, art and beauty. The finer things are Taurus’ domain. While Taurus is discerning about its extravagances, this solar eclipse could give you the urge to splurge. (I just bought an iPad mini on a whim, and woke up craving the decadent pasta carbonara at The Gramercy Park Hotel in NYC.) Dip your toe in some luxury today—get something so shiny it hurts your eyes and dazzles your soul. Or, just put a pitcher of peonies on your desk. Taurus finds pleasure in the little things, too.  After all, what’s the point of working so hard if you can’t enjoy the spoils? Work hard and treat yourself often.

Happy Taurus eclipse—may your surprises all be good ones!

To learn how the eclipse will touch your zodiac sign, read our Monthly Horoscopes

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