"We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more." - Carl Gustav Jung

Friday, May 6, 2016

New Moon in Taurus

  Today's New Moon in Taurus strengthens our resolve to build more security into our lives. Taurus is the Fixed Earth sign of the zodiac, ruled by Venus, goddess of beauty and the attracting power of love. Whether you are needing to feel more stable in your finances or in your personal life, this is the time to pay attention to those relationships that bring you harmony and appreciation.

  With the Sun and Moon conjoined in this practical sign, energies are aligned with the appreciation of nature, beauty and the arts. The charm and affectionate nature of Taurus people can be very persuasive in attracting others to their sociable ways. Some of Taurus' other attributes include pleasure, friendship, art, music and a refined sense of aesthetics. The caution under Taurus influence is becoming too rigid or stuck in one's own way to the exclusion of options coming from others.

   In this New Moon chart, is a Grand Earth Trine to Jupiter and Pluto. All facets of the earth element are represented here, from the power of change (Pluto) in Cardinal and responsible Capricorn to the cautiously optimistic inclusion of Jupiter in Mutable Virgo.
Jupiter goes direct on May 10th which will allow us to utilize the discerning abilities of this 6th sign of the zodiac as we move forward, especially in organization and health concerns.

   Expansive Jupiter also opposes nebulous Neptune in Pisces and both square off with pragmatic Saturn in Sagittarius, creating what is known as a T-square. It's like a three-legged table struggling to stay on an even keel while dealing with the necessity of adapting to changing circumstances. What's called for here, is trusting your intuition, remembering what you were taking steps toward and not jumping too fast!

  Remember that Mercury, planet of communication and movement, is in retrograde motion. Follow through on things, finish projects and do your research. Remember too, to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground! 


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