WE LIVE UNDER THE SUN & DREAM UNDER THE MOON
This New Moon in Taurus couldn’t have come at a better time than it has now when Mercury is about to go direct. Many have gone through a whirlwind of trouble within these past few weeks, and so now it is time to finally take that last step in closing out the old so to make way the new.
Only, with all of this Taurus energy it makes it a bit difficult as things are moving quite slowly – or rapidly and we are slowly catching onto what the main cause of the issue is. Whatever the case, it’s a process, but one which will bring about solutions that will have a long-term affect.
This New Moon in Taurus is greeted with a Taurus Sun which amplifies the slow, but persistent process of the determined Bull-Headed energy. The stars are aligned perfectly now for a crumbling affect which makes way for a prosperous new beginning. This is where the Taurus energy becomes useful, but also can work against you if you are not properly grounded or self-aware. Self-indulgence and Taurus are known to take things to the excess. This is the sign that thrives from sensual touch and anything that makes them feel good; such as shopping, eating, drinking, etc. While you want to have fun, you must guard against taking things too far and causing more damage in the long-term than that short-lived passionate fit will be worth. Feed your cravings, but self-discipline is a must. Enjoy yourself and let loose, but never forget the consequences of going too far.
This is an immensely fertile moon that can work wonders in sending your intentions into the cosmos. The energy matches that of those looking to have children, to move into a bigger home, or to expand in certain areas that will bring continued growth.
The key to this New Moon is – Value. What do you hold that is of value? What is taking value away in your life? These are questions which have been answered, or will be answered soon as the retrograde work their series of lessons on you.
Finances play a major part as well – there are goals and plans that we are setting which require us to be disciplined in what we spend. This Taurus energy begs to go out and buy those nice things which we have wanted forever, but there are other responsibilities in which we have to be aware of, because not having the money will cause delay, or even remove those opportunities from your path. This is a time to invest, but only in the things which will bring value in the long run. Anything short lived or done from impulse will prove to work against us.
Practice grounding rituals, or mantras and then cast out your intentions. As Mercury goes direct in the first week of May, we can expect to see a lift-off in the areas we are working on.
Just in time for a 4 planet retrograde, we get graced with a powerful Full Moon in Libra, the polar opposite of the Sun’s current home in Aries.
While these two cardinal signs carry a lot of the same qualities, they also possess ones which cause much disruption from the ways they do not match. This is projected in a means of aggression, impatience, and very low tolerance. This is a time when the masculine meet the feminine, and it can go either way depending on where you are in life – you can have a battle of the sexes, a struggle for dominance of these two polarities. Or, you can find it to be rather healing and magical as harmony is brought into your life.
Self-awareness is needed, do not react to life, slow down and consider how you can create the life you seek. The Full Moon illuminates what is needed to be seek from within, for it governs the soul; our sub conscious, emotions, and who are within. Any blockages we have from seeking our higher calling, or deepest desires, will be called out to be addressed.
Libra asks how you can create peace where there is war, how you can bring compromise to where there is struggle, and who you are in love, or your partnerships. These are questions which bring life changing truth’s.
While the pull is drawn more within because of the retrograde energy from Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn, we can see issue triggered in our environment as to make us create the changes needed to bring that sense of peace, harmony, and happiness into our lives. Relationships, projects or new plans will grow, or they will end, as matters of the heart is put on display when asked, “what do you truly desire. What is your truth?”
The key for this Full Moon is: Balance, between the masculine and feminine which promotes ultimate growth and evolution. This is the next level for many as they move towards new stages in their life. A bit more inner work must be done before they can step onto the new levels waiting for them. Changes have occurred within the past few months which ripped old foundations out from some, with the last New Moon in Aries they saw a glimpse of what lies beyond the rubble. While there is a surge of energy to act, the Libra moon says, slow down and consider your options first.
The last Aries New Moon was all about setting new intentions, you may see some results of your effort during this full moon, but the time for real movement in plans comes at the end of the month, closer to May. We are impatient and want to take what is rightfully ours, but we cannot risk causing delay or creating obstacles for ourselves by picking the fruit before it has ripened.
White lies, or a need to withhold information as a means to keep the peace, or fear of provoking the beast will also be highlighted. Be honest, even if you are afraid to. Vanity, or added aggression to prove your point over others, will also be issues to confront. Bite your tongue, if you cannot say something nice, then do not say anything at all. Promote peace and understand that not everyone shares your point of view – use the Libra way and be diplomatic, and agree to disagree. The war driven Aries pushes full force towards its opponent, horns first and bulldozes through their obstacles. Libra, on the other hand, wants compromise, and to come up with peaceful terms. These are conflicting energies, but if they work together then the vision becomes clearer towards the right direction.
Romance is heighted as well, as both these signs are idealistic when it comes to love. However, there may be issues when it comes to dependence on love, and a need for more freedom. We want to be close to our loved once, but not too close – there is a need to establish a strong sense of identity. You cannot have a true loving relationship without two people are whole within themselves, and do not need to take from the other, but rather share themselves equally. Those who enable others will be met with feeling drained or having enough of being fed off of, and those who depend on others will be faced with situations to claim their independence. This may not be easy for most, but true growth can be made individually, and within the relationship if the work is done.
Remember, self-awareness is key. Libra asks that you promote peace, bring balance and seek harmony in all that you do.