On Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 (4:48am PST and 7:48am EST) the moon begins its new cycle in the aesthetically pleasing and peaceful sign of Taurus. The sign that delights in her senses and finds fulfillment in the simple pleasures of the world. She’s the sign that must feel the earth beneath her feet and longs to smell each rose blooming in the garden. She’ll intentionally walk by the water at moonlight simply to see the soft glow ripple across the water and while she’s there, she’ll love the feeling of the night air caressing her skin, oh and I’m quite certain she’ll soak up the sound of the waves breaking in the distance. Can you tell how much she uses her senses to crawl into the crevices of life?
She’ll gladly cozy up next to you on the couch and take her time in showing you how much she loves the feel of skin to skin because she thrives when she feels the texture of her surroundings. She’ll savor every bite of her meal, and appreciates the ambiance of a place just as much as the taste of her food. She isn’t here to talk or dissect the complexities of life, but she’s most certainly here to awaken her senses to what is real. She knows with ease that words aren’t needed to fill the spaces and that stillness is what offers the enjoyment of a moment. To put it simply, Taurus is here to experience serenity and know the pulse of peace.
I’ll also add that Taurus enjoys the comfort of the material world and while comfort might bring security, this same comfort can also smother and suffocate her into a life of monotonous routine that needs “things” to bring her joy. This shadow side seeps in when Taurus confuses these things in the outer world as a means to provide her with some inner peace. If this happens, her enjoyment is sacrificed and what she thought she once possessed now possesses her. If this becomes her truth, then it is only a matter of time until she becomes stuck inside her own boredom of predictable stability. The tricky thing for Taurus is that while she’s determined, she can also be incredibly stubborn and this means if she doesn’t feel resolved to change, then she most definitely won’t. If this becomes her story, it’s very likely that she’ll lose her peace.
So what does this mean for this New Moon? Take some time to center in your body, find what calms you and before you take action make sure you ground yourself in the present moment. You can do this by placing your hand on your chest and allowing yourself to literally feel the beat of your heart. You could also take a walk outside and allow silence to fill the spaces. Use your senses to listen to the world outside of you and don’t be afraid to go and do something that allows you to truly savor the moment. If you need some promptings ask yourself: Where have I not allowed myself enjoyment? What does my body long to feel? When is the last time I felt the ground beneath my feet? What is the texture of my life? How can I climb inside of this texture, so I can feel it? What can I create with my hands? This New Moon isn’t about too much pondering though, so feel these questions and then and go and be in the movement of your body.
I’d also like to add that Uranus is moving into Taurus a few hours after this New Moon and then not too long after that Mars will be move into the sign of Aquarius (whose ruler is Uranus). While some of you might find these shifts freeing others of you might find you want to cling to your old and familiar comforts. Regardless of your response, it’s quite obvious that change is in the air and it’s up to you in terms of how you want to handle it. Not only are these two planets shifting energy they will also be making a challenging aspect to one another. With this powerful formation, we might conclude that something radical, erratic, spontaneous, and impulsive might want to free you from the monotonous cycle of the predictable routine you’ve been living. So ready or not, change is most definitely coming.
I’ll leave you with this: If your natural response is to resist change, then maybe with this New Moon, see if you can trust the process that is unfolding before you. Maybe you’ll find an area of your life that you’ve neglected for far too long and now it’s screaming for you to feel it through your senses. I should also mention that Jupiter is in a wide opposition to this New Moon and will most likely fill this energy with some added faith and abundance. This might be exactly what you need to help you extend your playground beyond the edges of what you’ve always known. Since we are dealing with Taurus, I’ll caution you that not all that glitters is gold. In other words, be mindful of over indulging or getting lost in the pleasures of the world. If all else fails, simply go outside and marvel at the magiKal world we live in and remember: peace is always available to you, even in your darkest hours.
While we all might feel pulled during this New Moon to open up to our senses, we will each experience this lunar energy differently depending on where Taurus is located in your chart or if you have a natal planet associated with it. If you would like a more personalized reading, I’d love to set up a session with you.
[*Note* The ABOVE contains a personification of the sign Taurus. The sign is not gendered and the SHE could just as easily be used as HE.]