New Moon In Taurus – Revelations And Discernment

The New Moon in Taurus takes place on Wednesday April 26th, at 6°.  The Moon feels great in Taurus because she is exalted in the Earthy sign of the Bull.

The New Moon in Taurus doesn’t make major aspects to other planets. An unaspected planet is not “influenced” by any other planets and is “free” to manifest its energy – so the New Moon will serve us with pure Taurus energy at its fullest.

Taurus is very connected to the Nature, to the Earth, to the Life Force. Taurus is a very stable and grounded energy and it will ask us to create solid foundations for the future.

Imagine the Zodiac without Taurus. Let’s say you want to build a new house. In Aries, you come with the idea, with the insight. You are going to build a house. And then in Gemini you start to get all excited and build rooms here and there, some balconies and maybe a roof top terrace. But without the Taurean energy, your building will collapse (that’s if you start building it in the first place!). We all need the solid foundations in our life without which nothing can be done.  Will all need Taurus.

The New Moon in Taurus will invite you to get in touch with what is real, what can be touched, smelled and tasted. Now it’s time to experience, enjoy, touch, taste and feel the world around you. Focus on your connection with the Earth. Go out and spend some time in Nature. Walk through the grass barefoot, hug a tree. Appreciate the Mother Earth. Connect spiritually with the nature.

The sabian symbol for this New Moon is “The woman of Samaria at the ancestral well”,  symbolizing the meeting of the traditional past with the creative spirit of the future.

The sabian symbol speaks about the New Testament episode when Jesus meets with a Samarian woman at a well and reveals his messianic nature for the first time.

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He says:

 “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty. The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life”.

The woman said to him:

“I know that Messiah is coming. When he comes, he will proclaim all things to us”.

And then Jesus said to her:

“I am he, the one who is speaking to you”.

We start to understand the meaning of this sabian symbol if we take a look at the ruler of this New Moon. The ruler of the New Moon in Taurus is Venus, now at 29° in the Water sign of Pisces.

The 29° Pisces is a very spiritual degree, the last degree of the Zodiac. A new life cycle is on the horizon as the old cycles dissolves.  But an old order is never open to a new Revelation until it opens to the power of Love. Venus is exalted in Pisces and in the terminal degree of the zodiac, signifying the undying, everlasting power of love.

Venus has been floating for a long time near Chiron, the wounded healer.  Over the last weeks, she has sacrificed her old values, her old beliefs, gave her heart away, and is now ready to be born again.

Keep your heart open to the revelation that is about to come. Make sure you are tuned in with yourself so you can recognize it when it comes. And just like the Samarian woman, leave behind the ancestral realm of the past and embrace the New fully and completely.

The revelatory nature of this New Moon becomes more and more apparent when we look at the conjunction of Mercury retrograde with Uranus. Uranus is the higher octave of Mercury and a meeting between the two always brings breakthroughs and revelations.

Because Mercury is retrograde, you now have the chance to break free from an old thinking pattern. The things you discover will surprise you and shake your belief system.

Mercury and Uranus also trine Saturn – ensuring that all your breakthroughs and brilliant ideas have a solid foundation to grow in the following months. Moreover, Mercury is in mutual reception with Mars in Gemini, making sure you will act upon our ideas. The New Moon will bring you the clarity and the discernment you need so you know what to do next.

Look where 6° Taurus falls in your chart. The house where this New Moon lands is the fertile soil you can ground yourself in. Also look if the New Moon OR Venus at 29° Pisces make any aspects to your planets or angles – this will give you further insights on what to expect from this magical New Moon.

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A Healing, Earthy Full Moon In Taurus

The Full Moon which is also a Supermoon occurs in Taurus, the sign of her exaltation. The Moon feels at her best in the sensual, earthy sign of Taurus.

After the stressful previous Full Moon in Aries, which might have pushed you out of your natural rhythm, this Full Moon’s energy is healing, earthy and grounding. The Full Moon in Taurus will gently help you reclaim your peace and inner equilibrium – now is the time to do things that align you with your internal clock, get grounded and find your center.

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“Patience” by  Emily Balivet 

A sextile from Chiron will support the gentle healing. Chiron is the medicine man and goes very well with the earthy energy of Taurus.

You may want to try some healing herbs, experiment with flower essences or do aromatherapy.

The ruler of the Full Moon, Venus, is now in Capricorn, adding to the earthy qualities of Taurus.

In Capricorn, Venus brings the bigger perspective and it will help you manage your resources and set smart goals.

If Moon is Taurus sees something that smells good and wants to buy it, Venus in Capricorn will gently remind her that sometimes she is better off saving the money, so she can buy something more valuable than a whim.

The awareness (Capricorn) of your energy levels and resources (Taurus) can help you realize how to spend them wisely.

Moon in Taurus rules our values, our senses, our emotional as well as physical well-being, our diet and our routines and rituals. During this Full Moon, which will release the energies build up starting with the New Moon on the 30th of October, we will be coming back into the world of senses, back into our body, back into engaging with our everyday environment.

Neptune is also coming close to a conjunction to the South Node of the past, highlighting even more the need to break free from patterns and behaviors that no longer serve us. Neptune is now stationary direct and is stronger than ever. Pay attention to your dreams as you may receive important messages in the next few days.

The reason why Full Moons are so powerful is because the Moon is on the other side of the Sun, where she can shine in the full splendor. But she is also very exposed there, because the Sun sits just opposite, watching her every move.

During the time of the Full Moon, the Sun in Scorpio is conjunct Lilith, the dark side of the Moon, exposing all the feminine wounds, all the pain, frustrations and inhibitions that the anima has been building up through centuries and millenniums of development of the psyche. Because Lilith is conjunct the Sun, it is likely she will blame the men (Sun) for all the suffering, while asking the Moon do deal with it.

Thankfully, the harmonious Chiron influence (sextile to the Moon and trine to the Sun/Lilith) will facilitate the integration of the dark side of anima and animus, healing and letting go of anything that needs to be healed.

Things to do during the Full Moon in Taurus:

  • This Full Moon energy is very earthy and feminine – take the time to listen to the signals you’re getting from your body; recognize what it feels like to be in your body. Listen to your body’s response on what you put in it. Follow your own natural rhythm of living and do what feels right to you
  • Inner balance can blossom when your everyday life can provide a structure that can nurture and support you. (Re)discover routines and rituals such as: 5 minutes of meditation every day at 9:00, a walk in the park every Tuesday and Thursday, or simply having your coffee the way you like it, at the same time, with the same ingredients. You can write down your (new) ritual and put it in your diary
  • Shopping will feel so good – but make sure you only spend money on valuable items
  • Spend time in nature – if you have the opportunity go hiking or camping, or do gardening
  • A healthy level of indulgence is appropriate now. You can slowly savor some chocolate or a glass of red wine – sensual experiences of food and touch are important for Taurus, so now during the Full Moon is the best time to explore them
  • Reflect on your feelings of self-worth – what are they built on? On what you’ve been told, or rather on your mature, realistic self-assessment? No one can tell you anything worthwhile about you that you don’t already believe yourself
  • Last but not least, don’t forget this Full Moon is also a Supermoon so go out for a nice walk and watch it  🙂