A new lunation cycle begins today at 21:17 Taurus at 11:59 am PDT. This fixed earth sign is ruled by Venus, currently residing in Gemini.
New Moons are potent times to set intentions in sync with the energies being seeded at this time. In Taurus, this concerns our physical senses, wellbeing, happiness, gratification, prosperity and ‘fertility’ as well as our attachments, values, assets, talents, worth, emotional security and materiality.
The Taurus New Moon is connected to Neptune in Pisces with a supportive sextile, opening a channel for spiritual guidance and inspiration that helps us in our pursuit of sustenance, security and stability. Moreover, we have a chance to fulfill our needs if we practice patience and listen to our intuition.
However, with Mercury in Gemini involved in a tense sesqui-quadrate aspect to retro Pluto in Capricorn we’re struggling mentally and have a hard time making decisions, not knowing which sources of information or claims to trust. This not only complicates matters unnecessarily, but also puts us in a tough spot. Therefore, it is important to remain objective and follow developing storylines, while keeping our wits about ourselves. Mercury is moving into a trine to Saturn in Aquarius next, indicating that we’re gaining control over our mind as the result of a lesson we learnt over time and by following our own authority and expertise.
Mars in Cancer forms a square to Chiron in Aries and a sextile Uranus in Taurus, challenging us to defend and protect ourselves from threats, alienation and other problems or wounds we might encounter or incur by taking our chances and making choices in support of our intentions and actions.
The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 21:17 Taurus states:
“White dove flying over troubled waters. Keynote: The spiritual inspiration that comes to the individual in the overcoming of crisis – A REWARD TO THE FAITHFUL.”
(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases, Page 84”)
Suggested is to look for signs and messages, to meditate on the issues that trouble us and consult with spirit.
Tarot card of the day is the “7 of Cups”, representing a multiplicity of possibilities and choices that need to be looked at for their potential – real or imagined – as well as for their basis in reality, whereby we need to be aware that not all that glisters is gold and that less enticing options might turn out to be great opportunities. Therefore, it is important now to narrow our focus.