The New Moon occurs this morning, April 26th at 8:18AM EDT at 6 degrees Taurus. The New Moon in Taurus is one of the most excellent moons for abundance, fertility, and growth as Taurus is the sign that pertains to the most lush part of the spring season. Taurus is a sign associated with practical matters, money, luxury and sensual pleasure. It is an excellent time to create a financial action plan for the year, to determine how you are going to direct your energy in terms of creating or maintaining stability in your life.
Taurus is an energy that also relates to what we value in life and in ourselves, and so if you tend to undervalue yourself, this is a good new moon under which you can sow seeds for better self worth. Self worth in the Taurean sense is basically stability within one’s being and peace with who you are as you are.
This year the Taurus New Moon is occurring during a time where there are many energies shifting – either planets changing signs or changing directions (or both). So in a sense I feel we are approaching this new moon with a sense that our deck has been shuffled – which is a really good place to be if your intention is to really set some new, grounded goals. Taurus energy is very enduring, so if you are serious about the changes, then it is under this type of energy that things will tend to stick. I think with all of the retrograde energy this April, we have really had a chance to evaluate our life from many different angles, and so in a way it gives us an excellent vantage point from which to assess what it is we truly envision and desire.
One of the major points of this particular new moon is that Taurus’ ruler, Venus, is exalted in the sign of Pisces after just coming out of retrograde –and- making a slow departure from two very sensitive points, Chiron & Saturn. Because Saturn & Venus both stationed very close to each other, this aspect has been prolonged for the majority of the month, giving us a chance to really deal with grating and uncomfortable relationship issues. Saturn & Chiron in combination are an energy that addresses extreme vulnerability vs. wanting to be invulnerable. So basically Venus has been having us work through our standard response patterns in relationships – What is the real root of the wounds? How do we unconsciously act out regarding them? Where do we put up walls when we need to be open? What relationship stories are we finished with? What choices do we need to make with regards to our various relationships to have more overall positivity? Are there relationships in your life that just don’t fulfill you as they once had? Do you sometimes dwell too much on the negative? Do you run when you should stay? Stay when you should run? Most of all – do you treat yourself fairly?
So in light of ALL of that intense processing, questioning, and experiencing that we’ve been having with Venus retrograde, this Taurus New Moon has us pretty much primed to set our new vision alight.
How can we cultivate more love in our lives? What changes will bring us more steadiness, more peace? What is our goal for financial security in 2017? Make it real and tangible.
Taurus is also an extremely stubborn sign with a secret love for junk food, so I feel this is a good time (supported by the retrograde vibes as well) to really work on those difficult to break habits and addictions, and start to develop new ones. We all know that those things are no good for us anyway… heh.
We’re about to move into a time that is all about (re)learning to live life truly and wholly from the heart – and in a way this New Moon is also all about that. It’s the peace and satisfaction within that allows the heart to shine forth. So whatever it is you do for the New Moon (I find intention writing one of the best ways to work with New Moon energy) – consider it all from that place of: What is it that I need to feel closer to peace? Strengthen the foundation of peace first and foremost.
On that note, enjoy the beautiful, sensuous flow of the spring time energy... and have a wonderful New Moon day :D
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