May 15th the sun and moon again conjunct, and we have a soft and feminine new moon in the earthy sign of Taurus.
However, soft and nurturing as a Taurus moon may be, her sweet energy better be ready to get ruffled by the entry of whirlwind Uranus into her sign on the day of the new moon. This is a major change for Taurus, as last time Uranus visited the bull was between 1934 and 1941, and let’s just say that sensual, domesticated Taurus not exactly thrives in the company of wild-card Uranus, the planet of shock and surprises, and who’s energy is all over the place at the best of times.
Still, new moons are times of reflection, and our monthly opportunity to reset our goals and intentions. Having stepped out of last month’s impatient and fiery Aries energy, Taurus beginnings are slow and solid. Where Aries might bring the quick transformation of a fire, Taurus brings the slow transformation that comes with watering and taking care of a tiny seed planted in the earth. It’s all about those goals and plans that you are willing to water and nurture over the long haul. Just remember to be extra mindful as you plant your intention on this new moon. With Uranus crashing our new moon party, his abrupt energy can easily be the cause of some sudden changes and upheaval that you did not see coming. And as we are basking in all that slow and steady Taurus energy at the moment, we might not be too comfortable with the earth erupting around the seed we just so carefully planted.
But revolutionary company or not, ruled by loved goddess Venus, a Taurus new moon is also a time to adore life’s simple pleasures. Run a flower bath, nourish your garden, smell the flowers, read in front of the fireplace, enjoy warm, soft fabrics, sweet kisses, savory meals, vintage wine…the list goes on. Taurus simply loves to indulge in the finer things in life, and there’s an ever-present longing to live in harmony and to be present with the beauty that surrounds her. Taurus also likes to take her sweet time and to her it is a necessity to schedule much needed time to rest and relax. She thrives best when she can move through life at ‘Taurus time’, giving herself time to build solid foundations, and feel grounded and connected to the earth; let the Taurus new moon be your opportunity to do the same.
On the more shadowy side, Taurus’ energy can easily drag us into a mentality of lack and fear, so embrace the bull’s energy with awareness. Too much of that rooted energy and you may get glued to that comfortable sofa, stuck in your own stubbornness, unable to leave your comfort zone if your life depended on it. Too little and you will mindlessly be numbing out unpleasant emotions by running around nonstop, distracting yourself from being present and over-indulging in life’s pleasures. Find the middle way! The main purpose of learning about the energies that surround us at all times, is after all so that we can adapt and draw on their strengths as well as be prepared for their weaknesses, and personally I definitely prefer to work with the energies, rather than try to avoid them or feel like I’m fighting a constant upstream battle. Thus, with challenges like erratic and impulsive Uranus’ entry into Taurus, we want to be prepared: Fixed earth sign Taurus is consistent, loyal and stable. Uranus is unpredictable, experimental and eruptive. That sounds like a miss-match in heaven if I ever saw one. So, if you have your natal chart, you may want to have a look to see where you have Uranus and Taurus in your chart, as Uranus would love to bring some turbulence – or maybe a much-needed revolution?! – into those areas of your life.
Don’t be scared though. As long as you don’t refuse your guidance and your growth, life will flow in the direction of your soul’s purpose. What you can do is to practice awareness, and to start to get even better at scheduling those moments by yourself, taking time to breathe, ground and practice self-love. The Taurus new moon is also a good time to start embracing material simplicity and to take time to de-clutter and simplify your life. The less clutter, the less chances of things getting tossed around, right? Also, if you are one of those that has a bit too much of that Taurus’ sluggishness hindering you in taking chances and moving forward, Uranus entrance might actually give you exactly the push you need to get your but up and moving. And if we can manage to not cling to status quo, Uranus’ abrupt changes can definitely be a means to liberation, bringing in a breath of fresh air, and freeing us of old and outdated behaviors. Keep in mind though, that Uranus energy being so widely different from the Taurus energy can make it challenging to utilize the planets energy at the best of times, so work with it wisely.
Nevertheless, as the stillness of the new moon wraps itself around you, set aside time for that much needed me-time in true Taurus fashion. Slow down, do some neck stretches (Taurus rules the neck and throat chakra), soak in the flower bath and be patient and loving towards yourself. Close your eyes, take a couple of deep breaths and root down into the healing energies of Pachamama. Connect again with that sacred pool of stillness within yourself. Then listen. Don’t grasp. Don’t run. Simply be, and let the stillness bring the answers to you, as you let yourself align with that moment of truth.
Then, send out your new moon wishes, as you find the courage to let go and surrender your wishes with an open heart. Trusting the future and your process, you create space for the Universe to do her manifesting magic, knowing that the new moon will light the path ahead for you.
New Moon Blessings!
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