I love new moons. There’s something utterly magical about them. The darkness. The depth. The new moon is calm. Serene. Peaceful. It’s a time of connecting to that inner stillness, diving into that inner space of harmony and ease. And it’s a time of new beginnings, planting new soul seeds to harvest at the full moon.
April 26th the sun and moon conjunct, and we have a soft and feminine new moon in earthy Taurus, ruled by love goddess, Venus. April’s retrograde (rx) bonanza has been intense, and even though Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto are still rx, Taurus’ ruler, Venus, is finally moving forward again, ready to guide us on our path being the beautiful morning star that she is.
Stepping out of the “should have happened yesterday” energy of fiery Aries, Taurus’ beginnings are slow, simple and solid. It’s about planting the seeds that you are prepared to nurture over the long haul. Taurus adores life’s simple pleasures; nourishing her garden, reading in front of the fireplace, warm, soft fabrics, sweet kisses… There’s an ever-present longing to live in peace and harmony. To have time to be present with the beauty around. Taurus likes to take her sweet time, and thrives best with slow and steady, building her solid foundation, while staying grounded and connected to the earth.
On the more shadowy side, Taurus can be prone to fall into a mentality of lack and fear, making it ever so important to embrace Taurus’ energy with awareness. Too much of that rooted energy and you may get stuck in your own stubbornness, unable to leave your comfort zone. Too little and you will mindlessly be numbing out unpleasant emotions by running around nonstop, over-indulging in life’s pleasures.
Practice awareness by embracing material simplicity and take time to de-clutter and simplify your life. Be patient and loving with yourself, knowing that you are just as beautiful and worthy without all your external artifacts. Drop perfection, peel away all the layers and find back to your core. Find that sacred pool of stillness within yourself, root down into the healing energies of our Pachamama and reach up to connect to the magic of the universe – then listen. Don’t grasp. Don’t run. Simply be, and let the stillness bring the answers to you.
Having aligned with the energy of the Taurus season, send out your new moon wishes, then have the courage to let go and let it flow. Surrender your wishes with an open heart, then step back to let the universe do her manifesting magic, trusting that the new moon will light every step of the path ahead for you. The universe has your back ☄?