On April 22nd, 2020 we have a New Moon in Taurus. The New Moon is at 3° Taurus and it is conjunct Uranus, the planet of freedom and liberation.
New Moons are powerful prediction tools. A New Moon influences us not only on the day it occurs, but for the whole lunar cycle.
The previous New Moon on March 24th was conjunct Chiron, the Wounded Healer. So the whole lunar month (March 24th – April 21st) was about healing, by coming to terms with our wound.
For some of us, the wound was literal. For others, the dramatic changes in our lifestyle forced us to find reconciliation with things we were perhaps running away from or have been brushing under the carpet.
When we can’t go outside, we HAVE to go inside. And inside there’s nowhere to run.
Also, at the time of the previous New Moon in Aries, Saturn moved in Aquarius. Saturn is the planet of restrictions and Aquarius, the sign of freedom and groups of people – so we got lockdown and social distancing.
That was then.
Now the New Moon in Taurus on April 22nd has a totally different vibe.
The upcoming New Moon is conjunct Uranus, the planet of freedom. So the upcoming lunar month (April 22nd – May 21st) is not about being face-to-face with the wound. It is about freedom from the wound.
It is interesting that in astrology, Chiron (a symbol for what we’ve been through in the last lunar cycle) is the link between Saturn (restrictions) and Uranus (freedom, liberation).
It is only when we are face to face with the wound, and find creative ways to heal it, that we can find freedom.
If we look at Chiron’s myth, Chiron was a wise centaur and healer that accidentally gets shot by an arrow coated with the blood of Hydra. Arrows coated with the blood of Hydra would bring wounds that would never heal, so Chiron, even if he was a healer to other people, was not able to heal himself.
Also, because Chiron was a demigod, he was also not able to die. So Chiron got stuck in a difficult situation, hence the association with the “Wounded healer”.
But the story has a happy ending. Gods agree to free Chiron from suffering by allowing him to exchange his immortality for Prometheus’ life.
Prometheus was chained to a rock as a punishment for stealing fire from the Gods and bringing it to people.
In astrology, Prometheus is a symbol for Uranus, and the fire he stole from the gods is a symbol of the fire of knowledge – and yes, a symbol of freedom, because it is only the higher knowledge that can set us free from what is otherwise bound to nature, karma, and fate.
The morale of the story? It is only through Chiron that we can access the higher wisdom of Uranus.
It is only by embracing our pain, that we can set ourselves free.
Now the question is, what kind of freedom does Uranus bring. Is it the type of freedom Uranus brought at the time of its discovery, in the late 18 century?
The discovery of Uranus coincided with the French, American and other countries’ revolutions and fights for independence as well as with the era of Enlightenment, and the technological and industrial revolution.
Will the New Moon in Taurus bring us freedom from restrictions? Will it bring an end to social distancing? Or will it bring a different kind of freedom?
New Moon In Taurus – The Most Important Kind Of Freedom
The New Moon is in Taurus, the sign of autonomy, self-reliance and common sense. The New Moon in Taurus will ask us to find that type of freedom that can allow us to be who we are – an individual in our own right.
And from that place of total autonomy and self-awareness, we can find a sense of freedom that goes beyond the walls and social distancing that are restricting us.
“The one thing you can’t take away from me is the way I choose to respond to what you do to me. The last of one’s freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given circumstance.” V. Frankl
Perhaps this is the most important type of freedom.
We may or may not be able to change our circumstances. But we can always choose how we respond to what happens to us. Real freedom comes from the knowing that we can handle whatever it is that comes our way.
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8 thoughts on “New Moon In Taurus – Freedom”
I really like what you have written, absolutely lovely
Very beautiful, I didn’t know the story of Chiron helping Prometheus.
However, I red several good articles about this new moon and I can’t help but observe that nobody seems to (want to) acknowledge this moon is square Saturn (not to mention a lesser, out of sign square to Pluto). What chances does it have, or, if it will be acted upon, what will be the consequences ? At the very least, if we’re very modern about Saturn, we have to think of some conflict between the freedom push and the fear factor. Knowing that Saturn fear is often justified.
Clearly, everybody wants out and the end of the lockdown is coming soon, at least in Europe, but it will happen at the very least in fear, and at the very worst provoking a new wave of contagion.
I love this!! Thank you for helping put things in perspective!
Very helpful post – thank you
I have the wound in Aries, so I feel real pain when not listened to. Also, I have hardly any energy to be productive. Competition makes me uncomfortable. I work in healthcare at an anonimous childrens helpline. Management has pushed a lot through, taken advantage of our charity (we are volunteers who can plan their own schedule), making it in a highpaced ratrace: more calls handled is more right to exist. So it is hard to stay in you own natural flow, when management is pushing us to work more, loosing focus on quality and real presence. I pointed this out in our facebook group, I was shut down. Our whole purpose as an organisation is based on listening to the voice of children: the importance of listening! There are a lot of volunteers not so aware, pushing their own limits by becoming so much more extra productive for outside rewarding of management, burning themselves out. One of the biggest illnesses of the last decades. This has made me drop out of the commercial world, the world of career. And now it is happening here too. This sooted me very much: “Stop measuring days by degrees of productivity, and start experiencing them by degree of presence” – Alan Watts.
Anne, thank you for sharing and thank you for caring! My Chiron is also in Aries 0 degree’s conjunct this Monday and I can relate to not being listened to. My heart goes out to you and the kids you are helping and how the management of your charity seems to have lots it’s way. Using a factory or corporate style method to address mental health is no good. I hear you and wish you all the best as you help these vulnerable young souls.
thank you so much, lots of great information here… 🙂 I have a Tuarus moon, I am quite happy staying at home in this lockdown…. but I appreciate that many are not… here’s to a new moon that brings new beginnings that include a way of life that respects our planet… 🙂