New Moon Taurus, May 15, 2018 @ 6:49 am CDT
Once a month we get a New Moon in one of the 12 signs of the zodiac. Its always an exciting prospect to start off a period of time with renewed vigour and enthusiasm. But this month, we have a really rare event occurring. Just after the early morning New Moon, Uranus, the planet of the unexpected and inventive shifts into Taurus at around 10:00 am CDT. The orbit of Uranus is 84 years so moving from one sign into another only occurs every 7 years. Think about the chaos of the last 7 seven years while this celestial body was transiting the fiery and impulsive sign of Aries. Things certainly kept on popping!
Now Uranus will spend the next 7 years in Taurus. This is the energy of consolidation, groundedness, stability. Its organic and earth oriented. Compared to the speed of Aries, it’s the slow down. Under normal circumstances, things don’t exactly stop moving but they move very slowly for the most part. But these are not normal times. Uranus is the archetype of change, the lightning bolt, the sudden shift without any warning. Even in the stable energy of Taurus, there will be movement. After the probing initiatives of the last 7 years, the search for some kind of focus, some sense of direction, we, as a collective are ready to align our actions to our values and, if need be, turn those values upside down so that they sync in with new plans of action, new areas of exploration, a new way of being. The earth and her intrinsic structures are changing dramatically. Our eco-systems are under siege. Our economic foundations are shifting sand. Our understanding of the world from the scientific point of view is exploding into areas that once were only explored in science fiction novels. Everything is up for grabs, it seems. Expect the natural world and all that ensues from it to be altered significantly over the next 7 years. Be ready to change your attitude to how this whole thing called life actually works. Expect the unexpected, little children. It is on its way whether you are ready or not.
This New Moon very nicely sets up the move of Uranus into Taurus. The call to action is to take the time to think about who you really are, what you really believe, what you actually want—not what you think you want. Think about the actual structure of your aliveness. What inspires you? What motivates you? What keeps you going? What deters you from your goals? Who are you, really? It seems simple enough but it is not. Most of us live in the illusion, not the reality of ourselves. The challenge at this very auspicious moment in time is to PAUSE, REFLECT, and INTEGRATE the TRUTH of OURSELVES into the choices we make and the actions we take.
The energy of the NEW MOON is supported by a beautiful flow of Neptunian and Jupiterian energy. Spiritual aspirations can help to keep us on course. There is a fierceness about Jupiter in the sign of Scorpio that can infuse us with emotional power. Remember, belief comes, not from the head but rather, from the living, beating heart. Love is what causes us to hope, to believe, to aspire so build your love energy. Take care of your tentative heart. Coax it into courageous action. Actions that are founded on the emotion of love are those that find the true north so learn to love. Teach yourself how to love. It is not easy but it is worth it after all is said and done. Neptune in Pisces, his home sign, can point the way into a strong and stable heart.
On a lighter note, it is definitely ‘play time’. The earth has woken up. The birds are out in full force. I saw a bee in my garden the other day. My winter garlic is up and growing and the perennials are poking up. For the next few months, we will become outside people so let’s all take advantage and enjoy it. Summer is the time to let down our hair and kick off our shoes!
The Sabian Symbols for this New Moon are:
A LARGE WELL-KEPT PUBLIC PARK
Both aspects of this New Moon energy are addressed by these images. We are encouraged to get out, to tend to the earth, to enjoy the fruits of our labour and with others. There is something extremely pleasant about being in a place where there is order and flow. We can commune with the divine in nature. We are filled with appreciation and awe in natural surroundings. It is pleasant. But we are encouraged to keep examining ourselves and the deepest part of ourselves. We should not become complacent or lazy about seeking out the real truth of any given situation or condition. If something does not feel entirely right, we must dig deeper and find out why that is. It may not always be comfortable to do this detective work but it will always be rewarding in the end.
“I am willing to open the doors of my mind…
I am ready to lay bare my heart and welcome wisdom into myself…”