New Moon in Taurus | April 22, 2020 - starting from where we are now, responsibilities and limits, a liberating chaos, changes with our resources and values, get your hands into some dirt

On Wednesday, April 22, 2020 the Moon meets the Sun at 3 degrees giving us this month's New Moon on Earth Day(!) in Mother Earth's sign of Taurus.

Ruled by Venus and ruler of the 2nd house. People don't always understand Taurus. It is like she is so simple, and these times we live in so complicated, we have made her complicated, too. She really isn't.

Taurus is the first of the Earth signs and is fixed earth - she is everything grounded.

Taurus is all about sensuality - the touch that feels like love. She is spring. Life. Mother Earth. Our natal planets in Taurus offer a promise of fruitfulness and growth in this lifetime; the promise of something better. Where is 3 degrees Taurus in your natal chart? What is the theme of that house? What needs to be planted?

Taurus is the energy that coaxes us out of our heads and back into our bodies at the end of a long day with a nice hot bath, she draws our hands to those tomato plants at the garden center and urges us to get them into the ground, she is the voice in us that instinctively whispers "I love you" when we stroke the baby's ear with our lips.

Let's unpack the chart!

The Moon (and Sun) are just past their square to sober Saturn and approaching their conjunction to liberating Uranus. I can't remember the last time we've had a New Moon that wasn't connecting with Uranus (change!).

Squaring Saturn we have these limits/responsibilities/slow-downs. Maybe we've heard a "no"/faced an important ending. This is in the past, but we continue to be impacted. Not quite out of the woods. Not free of this. There are things we will have to do without. Things we must do that we don't want to do.

The Taurus fresh start (slow to begin with, this being fixed earth and all) is SLOWED DOWN.

We are moving toward that conjunction with liberating (and chaotic, because liberation is chaotic) Uranus. This could portend changes with Taurean collective themes - our money, our resources, our values and self-esteem. Personally we deal with the energy of the collective theme and our natal/progressed houses impacted and have to factor in the state of our natal Venus. Taurus may not be complicated, but something here is. This stuff is already in play, but maybe at the time of the New Moon and three days later when the Sun does what the Moon is doing now - we get the spotlight on this stuff. Our attention is drawn to the CHANGE. To any threats to our security. The things we thought were solid, we are no longer quite so sure about. If we "own" things that are feeling like they are owning us - this is excellent energy to begin to separate from them.

Venus, ruler of Taurus, and this New Moon is walking degrees in Gemini she is going to walk two more times throughout her upcoming retrograde (post to follow). We will be going back and forth over this stuff - changing our mind, making decisions about what we value/need NOW.

She is past her conjunction to Vesta (guardian of our hearth and home, the stuff most precious to us, the stuff that can keep us up all night). This was exact about a week ago - when maybe we got really focused on something - and they have one more meeting on May 15th while Venus is retrograde (they don't have a third, so probably whatever this is won't feel quite finished). So, in mid-May we have a re-do, a re-vision, a re-visiting of whatever we we got hooked on back on April 14th. So, maybe at the time of this New Moon, we are kind of thinking this thing is somewhat settled, but it isn't ...

Venus is conjunct asteroid Hygiea - we are taking care of ourselves, maintaining healthy practices, washing our hands. I would expect with both Hygiea and Venus trining an active Mars (in Aquarius) some ingenious ideas regarding healthy practices/actions - at the very least - to come in now.

Venus is applying to a square to Neptune, which is still wide, but since it's an important repeating aspect (through the end of July) and Neptune hasn't been this far into Pisces since the build up to the Civil War, let's look at it. Venus is in Gemini (mutable air), so already what we want/need/even love - is subject to change. This is flirty, not 'put a ring on it' energy. The upcoming squares to illusive and sometimes fantastical Neptune could certainly make something seem better than it actually is. Neptune has no boundaries - our values/our money/our resources/ our heart could be drained. We need to really think about (be sure we are dealing with reality here) any big commitments we are making with Venusian themes before August - when we get past that final square (the exact dates are May 3rd, May 20th and July 27th).

We'll talk about this more as we move through it - but heads up - and some of this will probably not be avoidable and we don't want to avoid all the stuff we would later call "mistakes" anyway, but it's certainly something to think about as we make new decisions and choices from May through July. This isn't an excuse to stay safe and stuck though.

Black Moon Lilith is exactly opposing Juno. This is like the 'other woman' and the wife, one in Aries and other in Libra, asking us - who are we loyal to? Ourselves or someone else? Independence or cooperation? There is no right or wrong answer here. EVERYONE GETS A SEAT AT THE TABLE.

And Juno is retrograde so we will be re-visiting this in the beginning of September.

This makes me think about the lock-down protestors vs their state governments or we could even say vs the people who think the lock-downs are totally necessary.

I would say this - the North Node is moving into Gemini in two weeks - we are going to be changing our minds about all kinds of things over the next 18 months. 

I wouldn't get too wedded to our beliefs with this kind of stuff. We can all be right and we can all be wrong at the same time. 

It's probably good for the spread of this dis-ease (although I can't say that for sure, but I'm saying it anyway) that most people are home and not protesting. On the other hand (and I can't say this for sure either, but I'm saying it anyway) those protestors could be the only thing standing between us and an untested vaccine with a tracking chip. 

We are in the energies that have led us to war over and over again including the Revolutionary War and the Civil War (not to mention the witch trials, girls!). The Gemini/Sag nodal access was in effect during both World Wars and the Iraq War. If this doesn't convince us we need to bring everyone to the table now I don't know what will!

There are compromises here - ways to do this together. We will need everyone.

Back to the chart - Ceres - who could one day be the ruling planet for Taurus - is at the important, final degree of Aquarius trining that North Node (although out of sign), the Node preparing to move into Gemini. New ideas. New choices. The planet will be heard. Mothers/mothering situations will be heard.

The ways we are reacting and responding to any challenges to our own authority WILL BE HEARD.

Ceres is Mother Earth and is about the reality of shared power and an important player at that January pow-wow. She gets a BIG say now. And look at Eris (the angry outsider) still squaring that Cappy pile-up - it was her discovery that elevated Ceres to dwarf planet status in the first place.

Stay in your magic, people!


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 we are in the car can begin to carry our 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.

xo all

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