Taurus New Moon | Uranus into Taurus - embracing change and learning to survive and THRIVE through uncertainty, our stability gets shaken but so does our sense of what is impossible! part l

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At 7:48AM EDT on Tuesday, May 15th, the Taurus Moon exactly meets the Taurus Sun offering us the annual Taurus New Moon (24 degrees).

This year we have a hugely powerful New Moon with the literal power to shake (Uranus) the Earth (Taurus) - and the lives of its inhabitants! What house (area of life) holds 24 degrees Taurus in your natal chart? Something here is about to shake loose!

The New Moon (and Sun) trines (brakes off) a retrograde Pluto (in Capricorn) and Mars (in Aries).

Venus, ruler of Taurus and so ruler of this New Moon, is in "multi-tasking, information accumulating, chatty, the more choices the merrier, two heads are better than one" Gemini. She is also out of bounds and not interacting with any of the major planets at the New Moon, so a bit of a wild card here and maybe creating somewhat of a disconnect between our head and our heart. She is conjunct Pallas (more creative intellect in Gemini) which gives us an increased ability to strategize now and initiate.

When trines are formed "the brakes are off" the energies of the planets connected - there is nothing stopping the energies. This can be a good thing - we are trying to get somewhere and an obstacle is suddenly removed from our path and we can keep going or not such a good thing if that obstacle was the only thing standing between us and the side of a cliff.

And fiery Mars and unpredictable Uranus are going to exactly square each other the day after the New Moon, so this is even more restless energy creating an urge to break-free of constraints. This is excellent energy for creative break-throughs but also primes the pump for distracting accidents and break-downs. If it ain't broke, this wouldn't be the time to try to fix it.

So, the energies surrounding the New Moon (and we haven't even looked at Uranus moving into Taurus within hours!) are challenging the usual Taurean ways of doing things - taking it slow, staying comfortable and secure, getting rooted, building things that can be sustained, taking the time to touch life and smell the roses. Taurus is the first earth sign and relates to what we have. And our experience of what we have via our five senses. She rules our collective 2nd house - our money, values, resources, self-esteem.

Taurus doesn't like to rush. She likes comfort and ease and stopping to smell the roses. This isn't about being lazy. This is about our ability to savor. And to put down roots. We live on a beautiful, miraculous rock hurtling through space. How is this even possible? 

So, yes, maybe what we thought was stable won't be quite so stable - but keep in mind - what we thought was impossible will not be quite so impossible either!

We have Mercury in Taurus now. With Venus (ruler of Taurus) in Gemini (whose ruler is Mercury) these two planets, Mercury and Venus, are in mutual reception and strengthening each other. There is also more flow between these two energies so we are communicating (Mercury/Gemini) about money (Venus/Taurus) now or we are comforted/stabilized (Venus/Taurus) by more information (Mercury/Gemini). Mercury in Taurus is an observing energy - it likes the time to think things through, but can sometimes take so much time or dig so deeply into a position that it gets itself stuck. Venus in Gemini via more information, conversations, movement pulls Mercury out of the mud. Venus in Gemini says "let's try this and that and the other thing" and Mercury brings her back to reality, "uh, Venus we only have five bucks, two hours and half a tank of gas here".

Having them working together at the New Moon is good news for whatever we have going on in our lives and for the things we are initiating now. And Mercury is only at 3 degrees of Taurus, so he will grow through Taurus during this entire New Moon cycle (through to the Full Moon at the end of the month).

He/she (Mercury is rather androgynous energy) will trine stable Saturn on Friday - and THAT is when we will probably have a clearer solution/explanation/result.

OK back to those New Moon trines. The trine to Pluto (retrograde) in Capricorn adds stability to whatever this New Moon is launching. There is a commitment being made here. This is important. The trine to Mars (in Aries) speaks of action based on our instincts. Also, initiating actions that move things forward quickly.

At the New Moon, Uranus is at 29.59 degrees - literally the very, very last space of Aries. This is UBER powerful and then just a few hours after the New Moon, 11:23AM EDT, Uranus slips into Taurus for the first time in 84 years!

We talked about this in the weekly and month ahead and we will talk about this tomorrow in Part II by sign. In the meantime start thinking about your intentions because this is UBER powerful energy we are heading into.


This new moon in Taurus is an excellent time to begin a grounding practice, make affirmations and set intentions about Taurean ruled themes (also the theme of your natal Taurus house): love, money, contentment with what we already have, patience, self-worth, releasing stubbornness, health issues regarding our neck, throat and voice in the world - this would be a great time to start a singing practice or class, simply committing to singing loud and strong every time you are in the car can begin to carry your voice to new spaces and places (are you wanting to get your voice heard? think about it, I am totally serious, this is how life works) - nutrition, nature, self-care.

AFFIRMATION TIPS: get into a happy, contented frame of mind - HUG A TREE (she needs you, too!) - always make affirmations from a positive place, and both definitions of positive apply here - happy and certain. Write your affirmations down by hand in script, speak them out loud - then release your attention from these things knowing that your intention is known.  

Know these things are already yours.

Also remember affirmations are action -  they set the energy in motion and by working with the right things at the time of the New Moon we are literally creating the affirmation within the energy that is needed to bring it to life.

Words are not just words and now we have Venus - ruler of the New Moon - in Gemini and answering to Mercury - ruler of words and in mutual reception! This makes our words even more powerful - PLEASE create your intentions this month.

If done properly, in the right frame of mind and heart-felt, they line us up energetically with the thing we are seeking. Always. 

The stuff we start now will benefit us later.

xo all

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