May 9, 2013
the chart for the Taurus New Moon which is also a Solar
sign of Taurus is associated with personal resources, dependability, practicality,
The house holding Taurus in the natal chart shows an area of life where
one can be especially stubborn, possessive and indulgent as well as steadfast,
patient and reliable. Taurus is a stable sign, ruled by Venus, with an
emphasis on comfort and material security. Issues involving natural resources,
resource management, conservation, and productivity become accentuated
and Moon semi-sextile Jupiter:
Optimism and opportunities abound, especially
in creative enterprises. However, achieving their benefits might require
taking a different path and working a little harder than originally planned.
of reality and illusion can produce magical results, creatively speaking.
Communications take on an air of mystery. Take a moment to listen to your
intuition to make sure you hear the hidden truth of what is being said.
This can work as a writer's dream or a consumer's nightmare.
obstacles to cooperative unity are exacerbated by a struggle between the
ideals of democracy and plutocracy. It is a conflict between the individual's
need for independence and freedom of expression versus the governing powers'
need to maintain control. Restructuring is necessary, but the methods
are in argument. At the worst it is a battle of wills. More optimistically,
it is a crisis of consciousness leading to an exciting transformation
of collective ideals.
is a slow-moving and long-term aspect that will play out as a theme over
the next 3 years.
at Darkstar Astrology provides an in-depth look at the Uranus-Pluto square.
Sedgwick gives the following advice about working with this aspect:
the zone in which you perfectly function as a complete free-thinking
spirit. No need to be roped in by social rules that fail to fit your
nature. No need to be so rebellious that you become revolting. Avoid
Plutocratic urges and invoke the generosity of Pluto. Reach out to those
who intend to make things better on the planet while following that
path yourself. Those who get shaken out of the Tower (ala the Tarot)
are those clinging to structures, situations and concepts that do not
further [humanitarian goals].
key phrase for Taurus is "I HAVE":
is an excellent cycle for planning and budgeting. Take inventory of your
includes your personal property, talents and skills. Balance
your checking account, clean out the pantry, review and resupply the places
your resources are stored.
advice for this cycle:
The best use of your energy this cycle is to assess your worth, recognize
your value, and increase your appreciation. Gathering
information will assist you to determine your priorities.
Identify and release
emotional attachments to material possessions. Spend
time in nature. Find a creative outlet to relieve tension. Reign in your
ego's need for self-justification. Ask yourself, "Would you rather
be right or happy?"
questions you might explore for personal insight include:
situations most threaten your sense of material security?
and where do you feel most at ease?
gives you comfort physically, emotionally, intellectually?
you be more open to change?
do you value most?
do you own, and what possessions
makes you dig in your heels?
do your loyalties lie?
Am Comfortably Self-Sufficient.
to the qualities of Taurus with 3-minute tarot meditation on either
of the two Tarot archetypes below:
Hierophant is the figure of a spiritual master. Symbolic of Divine
knowledge, he represents the connecting link between personal and
universal consciousness. Ruled by Venus, he values the ideals of
love, harmony and harmlessness.
with The Hierophant for a peaceful moment and listen to the voice
within for guidance to a Truth you can act on.
Empress is the figure of Creative Imagination, displaying the art
of visualization. Symbolic of Venus and the material world, she
represents reproduction and growth. She rules the senses, teaching
us to appreciate beauty in all forms.
with The Empress to increase creativity, manifest prosperity, or
for this cycle:
"The New Moon teaches gradualness and deliberation, and how one gives
birth to oneself, slowly."
~ Rumi (1207-1273), Persian poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic
translation from The Essential Rumi, c1995 by Coleman Barks
is a powerful meditational devise for creating sacred intentions. We encourage
you to create
and color your own mandala or color the Taurus
Mandala for this cycle.
are invited to send your mandalas to us for placement in our Mandala
check out Lynn Keefer's Mandala
Journal, where Lynn shares the mandala she colors every month, along
with her meditative process. Click on the mandala below or the link above
to see a larger version of the Aries New Moon Mandala she colored last
month and read about her experience with the exercise. The energy flows
in beautifully from one cycle into the next.
more on the nature of this lunation
cycle and how it relates to your
Sun sign in our What's Up Guide,
along with details of the May 9/10
our free on-line Moon Phase Calendar where
you'll find moon phase and sign information in your choice of 9 time zones.
If you use and like our calendar, please click on the Facebook icon in
the upper left corner of the time zone you use. Speaking of Facebook,
we invite you to visit our page facebook.com/ZodiacArtsLunarPhases,
which is updated at each of the 8 phases with information on how to work
effectively with the current phase.
Koolman's column, Soul Astrology,
continues to be beautifully written and always offers excellent counsel.
Drozda's LifeCycle Forecast
gives us a complete overview of the year 2013, calling it 'The YEAR OF
TRUST AND ADJUST:spiraling into the center'. She gives suggestions for
making the best
of 2013 and the best of this
addition to what you can find at our web site, there are some outstanding
astrology resources on the web in the form of blogs. We encourage you
to visit and/or subscribe to the ones listed below:
Rodenbeck's blog The
Oxford Astrologer always has interesting articles, and her May
Horoscopes include info on how the eclipses are likely to be experienced
by each Sun sign.
Apothecary Blog offers daily astrological insights. You can visit
her blog or receive her daily entries in your mailbox via an e-mail subscription.
We also recommend you buy
her book, Planetary Apothecary. Stephanie shares her insights on this
Solar Eclipse where she supplies information about maintaining wellness
during this cycle.
Mason at The Radical Virgo currently has series going called a "Planetary
Fishing Expedition". If you follow along with her twice weekly
playful explorations, by the end of May you'll have a self-interpretation
of your astrology chart. If you don't have your natal chart, you can get
one calculated for fee at Astro.com.
Elliot Kent at Big Sky Astrology discusses the New
Moon/Solar Eclipse in Taurus: Living Well.
Sheperd at Moonkissed.com has an excellent article, Taurus
New Moon Solar eclipse: Worth about our relationships with others.
Arts 2013 Moon Phase Calendar Now
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your path be prosperous,