Here’s the chart for the Taurus New Moon:
May 6, 2016
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. 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 during Taurus.
Sabian Symbol for 17º Taurus:
“The Symbolic Battle Between ‘Swords’ and ‘Torches’.” This degree signifies the eternal struggle between might and light, reason and passion, intellect and idealism.
Highlights of the New Moon at 16º Taurus 41″:
The Taurus lunation cycle is about fertility and growth. With six planets in Earth signs there is an immense desire for tangible results. The retrograde activity of Mercury, Mars, Saturn, and Pluto suggest that although this cycle will be extremely productive, the real outcome will take until the end of summer to manifest.
Sun and Moon trine Pluto:
Strong leadership is determined by knowing how to motivate others, when to be assertive, and when to compromise.
Venus bi-quintile Saturn; semi-square Chiron:
The combination of logic, beauty, and devotion to duty produce a creative solution to a problem.
Taurus symbol: Bull
The key phrase for Taurus is “I Have”.
Taurus sits in the 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.
Our advice for this 29.6-day cycle:
Have patience and spend as much time in nature as possible.
The best use of your energy this 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, then do some creative planning.
Balance your checking account, clean out the pantry, work in the garden, review and resupply 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 Am My Greatest Resource.
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.
Quote for this cycle:
“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882) American poet
A Mandala is a powerful meditation device for creating sacred intentions. We encourage you to create and color your own mandala or print the 2016 Taurus New Moon Mandala to Color.
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. Click on the link above to see her latest New Moon Mandala and read about her experience with the exercise. The energy flows in beautifully from one cycle into the next.
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.
Margaret Koolman’s New Moon insights can be found at her website, SoulAstrology.com. Margaret writes beautifully and offers excellent counsel.
Jessica Shepherd at Moonkissd.com has an excellent article titled Taurus New Moon: A Feminine Approach.
April Elliott Kent at Big Sky Astrology is adept at putting the current cosmic conditions into personally identifiable terms. Her post Taurus new Moon: Living Well she says, “All of us make trade-offs of time, money, and energy every day, in different areas of life. The opportunity in this Taurus New Moon is, I think, to figure out whether you’re making the right trade-offs – the ones that make you and your loved ones stronger, healthier, and happier.”
Stephanie Gailing, another of our favorites, offers her insights and apothecary suggestions in her post Wellness Tips for Taurus at astrostyle.com. 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.
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