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Taurus New Moon

3 May

green picThis New Moon on May 6th is in the Earthy sign of Taurus and it makes several aspects this month. This could be an enlivened or eventful time in regard to our sense of security and worth.

Aside from money and values, Taurus is in charge of the five senses; this is when we want most to appeal to our senses and indulge; to revel in how beautiful something looks, feels, smells, tastes and sounds.   We may want nothing more than to cozy up in the comfort of beautiful surroundings and feel our Earthly connection.  This is a great time for “Earthing”; that is, to walk on the Earth barefoot; I never could keep shoes on my Taurus baby outside in the back yard; or perhaps you could plant some beautiful flowers or delicious vegetables.  It doesn’t matter what you choose; our rapport and attunement to nature and gratitude for all its abundance is what matters now.

Venus is the ruler of this New Moon and she’s on her home turf now in Taurus.  With Venus now in her own sign, we very much want to feel good. We’re able to attract abundance. We just need to watch that our contentment doesn’t turn to complacency or that we don’t overindulge or over-spend.  We want to feel valued and appreciated and to also show our love and affection to others.  We may be creating something of value or beauty now; or perhaps there could be appreciation and accolades coming your way.  Venus is also engaged in a tense aspect with her lover Mars so at this time they don’t see eye to eye and one may have to give way to the other. In other words, what we want and how we go and get what we want is in need of some tweaking.  Someone may try to force their opinion or it may be that we must now make adjustments in order to align our values with our emerging truth.  We may have to ask ourselves if what we’re doing for money or security is in line with the truth in our hearts and if we are honest about our intentions and motivations.  We may be rethinking and re-prioritizing.

At this time, we now have FIVE planets retrograde.   It is very rare to have so many planets retrograde at once.  This means that there is a lot of review, backtracking and covering old ground at this time with very little forward movement.  This has been the theme all this year.  The Universe has been repeatedly making us aware that there is a lot of work to do; and that we should be spending this time problem solving, troubleshooting, improving systems and tying up loose ends not trying to gain ground.  We have to get things right before we can move on to the next level.

The planets that are currently retrograde are:

Mercury the Messenger in Taurus ; giving us the opportunity to revisit any financial plans and to rethink our security needs, Mars the Motivator in Sagittarius allowing us to pursue things that have meaning for us and that are more in alignment with our emerging truth, Generous Jupiter in Virgo providing an overview of how the pieces fit, what needs to be fixed and how to do it, Saturn the Manifestor in Sagittarius limiting anything extraneous so we can narrow our focus and Pluto the Transformer in Capricorn eliminating what holds us back and assisting us in recognizing our own power and the reforming, recycling or resurrecting of structures, policies or roles.

Mercury Rx in Taurus is very close to this New Moon giving us time to review our thoughts on security and financial planning. We may need to revisit the details of an account or an association. People and relationships from the past could crop up now.   It is also possible to attract money at this time.  We may also be thinking about the things and people we love and about what is important to us and the steps we need to take in order to be remain or become sound.

Jupiter in Virgo and Pluto in Capricorn both make a favorable aspect with this New Moon.  We can use this time to problem solve, get organized, learn and perfect a skill, do home improvement, improve diet and exercise routine, promote services, improve systems, see what needs doing and remove any obstacles.

On another level this is also about the removal of walls built and moving beyond any beliefs and feelings of insecurity or inferiority and experiencing a sense of self-worth.

The New Moon forms a tense aspect with Saturn Rx in Sagittarius suggesting that in order to feel comfortable and secure that we are going to have to cut back on any excesses and indulgences. We may have to make adjustments in our wants and our priorities.  This may require a tighter budget or stricter diet. It may be obvious that our schedules are full and responsibilities are many.  It may also suggest that what we’re doing to provide comfort and security may have to be tweaked so that we’re in alignment with something that provides more meaningful experiences as well as a solid future.  This may have us testing our faith or certain beliefs and assumptions and reviewing our ideas and thoughts on security and what achievement, accomplishment and success mean to us.  The biggest question to ask is, Is it true for me?

This Taurus New Moon may help us to get a handle on just what it is they we find valuable and what we need to feel secure.

Blessings of Abundance to ALL at this Taurus New Moon!

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New Moon in Taurus

15 May

Taurus New Moon

This New Moon in the early hours of May 18 is in determined sign of Taurus. The polarity of Taurus/Scorpio emphasizes our security needs.  Taurus needing material security and comfort while Scorpio has emotional security needs.  Both signs are also related to finances. Lately we’ve been having the Full Moon before the New Moon so it seems that there are things that we’ll need to uncover, become aware of or finish up before planting our seeds of the New Moon.  What I mean by this is that we have twelve signs in the Zodiac making six polarities. Typically, we have the New Moon in its respective sign and then about two weeks later we’ll have the Full Moon in its opposite sign but this is not the case lately.

Taurus rules over money, values and the material, but it also rules over things such as pleasure, comfort, joy, love, appreciation, affection and gratitude.  It is also about self-love, and self-worth.  It may be time to show your appreciation, love, affection or gratitude or maybe it’s time some came your way.  If you’ve felt unloved or unappreciated, consider how you feel about yourself and try being kinder, gentler and more loving to yourself.  Try also to have an attitude of gratitude for the things that you do have. It could be that some of the insights received at the Scorpio Full Moon made you aware of an imbalance between emotional and material needs. You can now allow yourself feel worthy enough to allow those things into your life that you may have been missing or that you feel are lacking.

Perhaps there were some long standing issues illuminated at the light of the last Scorpio Full Moon. Some of the things that came up may have had to do with letting go, or possibly the revival or resurrection of something considered to be a dead or resolved issue.  Situations involving finances and resources that are jointly owned, or perhaps with insurance, taxes, wills and estates could have come up.  Scorpio also rules over the deeper and darker aspects of life.  Matters of life and death. That is why words like transformation and intensity are always associated with Scorpio, once we have waded in some of the murkier waters of Scorpio, we cannot go back to the way we were before.  We cannot “un-know” something.  Scorpio also has dominion over such things as sex, intimacy and trust, power, control, passion and lust, things that are “taboo” and even divorce as well as psychic and occult matters.  These are just some of the things that may have reached a climax or turned a corner around the time of the Full Moon.

With the lunations being a bit off lately, it seems that we need to shift gears a bit and make adjustments in regard to our material and emotional security because they need to co-exist equally and to compliment and balance one another. We may have concluded that these things have been “off” for a while now and it’s also possible that we’ve even traded one for the other. The time has come to make necessary corrections.  Jupiter formed a T-square with the last Full Moon and some undeniable truths may have cropped up posing a direct challenge to some our security needs.  Whatever it was that came up seems to be BIG.

Venus in Cancer is the ruler of this Taurus New Moon and is in a favorable aspect with Neptune in Pisces.  Both are water signs and harmonize nicely with Earthy Taurus.  This is a good aspect for art, music or any kind of creative activity.  It can also be a very romantic and glamorous aspect but beware of illusions and delusions; all that glitters is not gold so watch that you are not deceived or the one deceiving someone else or even yourself. Venus is also moving into an opposition with powerful Pluto in Capricorn.  Relationships or finances could be in for a bit of an overhaul. These energies again illustrate the pull between material and emotional security; it could be that a love of home, family and domesticity faces off with changing up the status quo or feelings of love and affection facing off with eliminating walls, wanting privacy vs. eliminating blocks and walls, nurturing vs. discipline, home values vs. powerful organizations, home concerns vs. career, as just a few examples.

This New Moon also highlights the energies of the Mars in Gemini – Saturn in Sagittarius opposition that perfected just days before.  These effects could still be lingering.  Conversations and communications could be contentious or angry but we may not be able to do anything about it.  We may want to act on some of our ideas but are prevented from going any further.  It could be that tricky or cunning words are trying to persuade but those words could fall on deaf ears if there is no truth to them.  Maybe there is just a complete lack of communication or you can’t seem to find the right words. There could also be legal obstacles to some kind of agreement. Avoid signing paperwork or agreeing to anything if it is possible.

Mercury is also stationing retrograde in his own sign of Gemini at the time of this New Moon.  You can expect delays and mix-ups with communications and routine travel.  It may even be that you have to cover old ground, repeat or re-do something.  Plans may need to be scrapped or revised.  Forward movement may be difficult if not impossible during this time.  There could also be more involvement and comings and goings with your neighbors, neighborhood or siblings.

The New Moon is also quincunx Pallas in Sagittarius, suggesting that while we may be able to see the big picture, we are in the process of problem solving and we may need to make some corrections and adjustments to our long term plans and things that we’ve been building for a long time now.

It appears that at this time, we will need to go over things, repeat, correct and adjust. With the New Moon in the tenacious sign of Taurus, we’ll at least have the energy to keep at it until we get it right.