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Saturday, May 4 at 3.47pm PST
Happy new moon everyone! Last month we had the new moon in Aries, a day many astrologers consider the new year. This upcoming new moon (with the sun, as is always the case at the new moon [same constellation]) is in Taurus, like an earthy kiss planted in our hearts. Taurus radiates peace and warmth. See a dwelling deep in the woods: leafy green vegetation, brilliant fruits, a cacophony of birdsong; tranquil bodies, rosy inhalation; heart, mind and spirit interwoven.
The Aries cycle asked us to name what we want in the coming year. Consciously or not, we have chosen a direction. If you’re feeling impatient, wondering when things will pick up, insatiable restlessness in the seat of your soul – these are signs that you need to move, and move quickly. Earth energy is heavy indeed. Once the broad-shouldered bull collapses with a mighty sigh, good luck getting her up again. If you’re feeling that weight already, it is time to take a breath and clear your mind. To those who need colossal shift: FEAR NOT.
Taureans are either quiet and plodding, or materialistic, demanding, obstinate, selfish. The bull is a pleasure-seeking beast who loves to lounge. She must learn to live off inner fruit. May there be no yearning or longing. May we locate our home and wealth within. If we seek happiness and comfort in the external world, we inevitably discover that all we sense is a reflection of Self. From the great poet Rumi: “Don’t worry about transient things. Think how the animals live.”
Having said that – humans need material comforts and shelter in order to survive. And if we don’t have our usual comforts at this new moon, fears of lack or scarcity may be triggered. Wherever you are, make it as homey as possible. Build an altar with earthen goodies. And for those who are in a secure place, look around, give thanks to your space and land! Invite your friends over and host a potluck. This new moon is all about value and quality – what makes you feel truly rich, and not in a material sense? It is also about spending habits, and I don’t just mean money. Yes, money is a part of it, and finance is central to the archetype of Taurus. But we also need to look at how we spend our time and energy – how and where do we invest ourselves? And how can we be more wise with these investments? Many Taureans struggle with these questions. Bulls primarily oscillate between chilling the fuck out and working like crazy, with no in between.
New moons make us feel unusually tired, and this is especially true with Taurus. The bull holds us close in beautiful landscapes. Cats, home-cooked meals, flowers all around, yet something stagnant lingers, a humdrum, small circles eddying out. You may feel cagey, denied some glory of which you do not even know the name. Wait patiently and you’ll be off again, on to the next adventure, better than ever.
Name the people and things in your life which make you feel stable and supported. If you are a writer or journaling type, write about what makes you feel grounded. Pick up a pen and draw yourself in your dream home, or perhaps hanging from a tree in the rainforest. Stay in touch with the earth. Spend the day outside. Get some dirt under your nails, lots of it. Take long walks, lay in the grass, watch the clouds. Bask in this feeling of profound fullness that only the bull can give you. In yoga and meditation, focus on the heart chakra. Choose blue or earth tones. Savor the moment with Taurus Yoga. To find your personal moon sign, click here.
Mantra: my home is within