New Moon In Taurus
Today we celebrate the New Moon in Taurus (22 April), the first earth sign, and the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.
This New Moon encourages slow living, nourishing routines, and the appreciation of nature.
United with Uranus, the agent of change, this New Moon makes a frustrating square to Saturn in Aquarius, symbolizing how restrictions and limitations continue to reshape our lives.
Uranus, the god of disruption, is dedicated to liberation so you may very well feel like you’ve hit the proverbial ceiling on how much more you can take. Expect a sudden development, not necessarily positive, in the house in your birth chart in which Uranus currently sits (Taurus). As the Sun and Moon conjoin Uranus you can also expect a breakthrough or a shattering of pent-up energy (from yourself and/or others). At this time, the Divine continues to remove all that is superfluous and superficial from our lives. What remains is essential and true.
Venus, not yet retrograde, brings offerings of beauty and sweetness via technology from her current residence in Gemini. Venusian blessings are especially emphasized today because the Moon is new in a Venus-ruled decan at 3 degrees 24’ and Taurus is ruled by the Venus.
Taurus is an earth sign and is concerned with material matters like money but also - primarily - the natural world. Gaia.
It is not enough to “love nature” or to claim to be “in harmony with Mother Earth”. Our relationship with nature takes place in a place - not in the imagination. Make time to experience a natural space like your own garden or a local park and if neither is possible for you at this time, consider filling a balcony with pot plants. There is immense value in getting to know the plants and animals of a place. I am fortunate enough to live near a pond surrounded by open fields and have over the years learned to read the landscape and even recognize our local coyotes. I like to believe I am in a relationship with my natural surroundings.
Remember community is also ecological.
Today's New Moon asks you to decide on what is really important. Clear skies or more airplanes? Clogged up landfills or conscious consumerism? Botox or natural beauty? The Cosmos is asking:
What does a more authentic life look and feel like for you?
What to wish for during this New Moon
* Please take note of the below times. You do not want to set intentions while the Moon is in her Dark phase which is the phase before the following times. You have 48 hrs from the below times to set your intentions. If you know your rising sign (Ascendant) please read for that sign too.
Los Angeles 19:25
New York 22:25
Money, work, self-worth, habits.
Self-identity, appearance, attitude.
Spirituality, wisdom, healing.
Friends, groups, the future.
Career, public image, reputation.
Wisdom, religion/faith, higher education.
Intimacy, shared finances, loans, property.
Marriage, relationships, business partnerships.
Health, pets, work habits.
Romance, love affairs, creativity, self-expression.
Home, tradition, self-care.
Communication, thinking, social activity, neighbors.
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