Here’s the chart for the Taurus New Moon:
Taurus is an Earth sign, ruled by Venus, with an emphasis on comfort and material security. Issues involving natural resources, resource management, conservation, and productivity become accentuated during the Taurus cycle.
The sign of Taurus is associated with personal resources, dependability, practicality, and sensuality. 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.
The key phrase for Taurus is “I Have”.
Taurus symbol: Bull
Attune to the qualities of Taurus with a 3-minute tarot meditation on The Empress.
The 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.
Confer with The Empress to increase creativity, manifest prosperity, or magnetize love.
Taurus sits in the East South East on the Medicine Wheel.
Taurus correlates to Wisdom, the second step on the Eastern pathway of Sun Bear’s Medicine Wheel. The renewal process of the Aries cycle led to clarity and a fresh vision of who you are. This new knowledge of self provides the wisdom necessary to conserve and increase your resources to support your journey
Sabian Symbol for 7º Taurus:
“The Woman Of Samaria At The Ancestral Well”
This degree symbolizes the meeting of the traditional past and of the creative spirit pointing to the future and a new quality of being.
— from An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformation and Its 360 Symbolic Phases © 1973 Dane Rudhyar.
In The Sabian Symbols as an Oracle © 2002 Lynda Hill, Lynda says this degree calls for releasing prejudices carried over from past conditioning and opening to unconditional love.
Highlights of the New Moon at 6º Taurus 27′ and our advice for this cycle:
Note the Moon is in exaltation in Taurus, which means the qualities of fecundity, nurturing, sustenance and fertility are at a high. Little wonder that May Day and other fertility rites are celebrated at this annual cross-quarter (when the Sun is at 15º Taurus) around the 4th of May.
The best use of your energy during the Taurus lunation cycle is to apply yourself to developing self-sufficiency. Consider your most basic needs, along with the creature comforts necessary for you to flourish. Take inventory of your assets, including your health, personal property, values, talents and skills. This is the cycle to balance your checking account, clean out the pantry, work in the garden, review and resupply your resources.
Self-examination brings clarity to areas in need of action and provides a renewed zeal for interacting with others, gathering and distributing information (Mercury Retrograde April 9 – May 3).
Distractions overturn daily routines, opening the space for electrifying new ideas and mental breakthroughs. It also intensifies the likelihood of overlooking or overstating information by being in a rush to state your opinion. What were you talking or thinking about at the end of March that you’ve worked or worried over all April? Expect to see progress or have final resolution by Mid-May (Mercury Rx conjunct Uranus in Aries).
An adjustment is required when the ability to set aside personal feelings conflicts with the need to attend to practical details (Venus quincunx the North Node).
The need to reassess and revise an action or behavior that is the source of a conflict with authority (Mars sesquare Pluto). This is an excellent time to engage in investigative work. Watch for compulsive behavior. There is the risk of impulsive or rash action as a display of power.
Inspiration combines with discipline for creative expression (Jupiter quintile Saturn and semi-square the North Node). An optimistic approach given serious consideration will provide artistic yet practical solutions.
Our recommendation is to carve out time for some active and creative planning.
Meditate on the phrase “I HAVE”. Simple awareness of all that sustains you, along with your appreciation and gratitude for its value, will increase your resources.
Questions you might explore for personal insight include:
- What brings you pleasure?
- What can you do to increase your resources?
- What situations most threaten your sense of material security?
- When and where do you feel most at ease?
- What gives you comfort physically, emotionally, intellectually?
- Could you be more open to change?
- What do you value most?
- What possessions do you own, and what possessions own you?
- What makes you dig in your heels?
- Where do your loyalties lie?
Affirm: I have everything I need and I value all that I have.
The Zodiac Arts Moon Phase Journal, which usually posts at each phase with tips on working with the current cosmic and lunar energies, is currently on hiatus and the posts are sporadic.
Sandra shares her personal moon phase journal, Sunny’s Days. We invite you to join her walk through the year. Declare your intentions – start your own moon phase journal. Share your images, words, colors, and goals for this lunation cycle in the comments below the posts.
Quote for this cycle:
“The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one’s opportunities and make the most of one’s resources.”
~ Marquis De Vauvenargues (1715-1747) French Essayist
A Mandala is a powerful device for creating and focusing on sacred intentions. We encourage you to create and color your own mandala or print out and color our 2017 Taurus New Moon Mandala.
You are invited to send your mandalas to us for placement in our Mandala Gallery.
Please check out Lynn Keefer’s Mandala Journal, where Lynn shares the mandala she colors every month, along with her meditative process.
Artist, author, educator, and dear friend, Donna Iona Drozda uses solar, lunar and numerological cycles as a blueprint for living the life of a “Heartist.” Keep up with her Lifecycle offerings and updates on her Lifecycle Blog, and be sure to subscribe to her Luna See email newsletter.
CJ Wright at Auntie Moon offers daily insights and other good lunar tidings at her website, plus she has monthly lunation cycle workbooks. She also has an excellent video: Moon Phases and New Moon Intentions.
Margaret Koolman’s New Moon insights can be found at her website, SoulAstrology.com. Margaret writes beautifully and offers excellent counsel.
April Elliott Kent at Big Sky Astrology is adept at putting the current cosmic conditions into personally identifiable terms.
Nadia Gilchrist has recently captured our attention at Ruby Slipper Astrology, where she writes about the Taurus New Moon.
Stephanie Gailing, another of our favorites, offers her insights and apothecary suggestions on her web site. Her book, Planetary Apothecary: An Astrological Approach to Health and Wellness, has tips on health-supporting foods, spa and wellness therapies, relaxation practices, yoga poses, aromatherapy, natural remedies, and flower essences customized for each Zodiac sign.
Lynda Hill takes a thorough look at the Sabian Symbols active this cycle.
Christina Rodenbeck at The Oxford Astrologer freely writes and posts excellent articles on current transits, world events and the arts. Her monthly horoscopes are well worth a small subscription fee.
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