Astro-Notes on April 26, 2017 – Taurus New Moon

Daily Aspects:
– New Moon at 6:27 Taurus at 5:16 am PDT
– Ceres in Taurus sextile Vesta in Cancer
– Saturn Rx in Sagittarius square Chiron in Pisces

The Taurus New Moon transpires with its dispositor Venus in the last degree of Pisces, retrograde Saturn in Sagittarius square Chiron in Pisces and with retrograde Mercury heading into a conjunction with Uranus in Aries. This means that we reached the end of a cycle that has been emotionally, physically and financially draining and overwhelming. We’re at a point of no return, where we need a breakthrough in order to be able to overcome a long-standing problem or wound that has developed into something ‘chronic’ and as such has been the source of much suffering and despair.

Therefore, we’re going back in our mind to where it all started, reviewing the information that has been emerging or coming forth together with initial conversations and mental processes or connections made, looking at everything that happened with ‘new eyes’ for insight and inspiration. We’ve been trapped in a vicious cycle, from which there seemed to be no escape until now. Finally, we can see a light at the end of the tunnel and we understand that we have to deviate from a path that only leads to frustration and engenders futility. Instead, things have to be approached with a different mindset.

With Mars in Gemini, who is in mutual reception with Mercury in Aries, engaged in sesqui-quadrate aspects to Juno and Pluto in Capricorn (Juno will turn retrograde before she has a chance to meet up with Pluto), it is critical that we get organized and manage a relationship situation, where we or someone else need to assume a role of authority, because we’re struggling with a set of circumstances that requires resourcefulness and skillful handling of our affairs, even the utilizing of one’s influence and connections to regain control of this situation.

Taurus NM 2017

Thus, with a New Moon in the earthy, sensual sign Taurus we set our intentions toward physical and material wellbeing, steadiness, stability and comfort, ease, happiness, contentment, gratification and gratitude, the build up of self-worth and emotional security, as well as the preparing of the ground for the blossoming of our talents so that we can get the appreciation we seek for the things we have to give or offer.

The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 6:27 Taurus states:

“The woman of Samaria at the ancestral well. Keynote: The meeting of the traditional past and of the creative spirit pointing to the future – A NEW QUALITY OF BEING.”

(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 74-75)

Jesus And Woman At Well1

Suggested by this symbolical image is the drawing of wisdom from a spiritual wellspring or from a source of experience and expertise that reveals a future where there is hope and potential for healing.

Tarot card of the day is the “Knight of Pentacles”, a card that contains an element of perfectionism and brings good news in financial matters. It indicates that we are unwavering in the pursuit of a goal, assess our circumstances candidly, are diligent and industrious, follow a routine and pay attention to the mundane and normal parts of life. We assume responsibility and take charge of a situation by accomplishing what is expected from us. This card has a grounding influence.

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