New Moon in Taurus – May 2/3, ’11

Current Events – April 29th

Although this week we enter the month of May and the New Moon in Taurus late Mon night, we still have a LOT of planets in Aries. This gives us an abundance of fiery, impulsive, red-hot energy flying around, ready to jump into action.

At the same time, it’s opposed by Saturn, the Great Teacher (or strict parent), who requires that you be accountable for the words, actions and structures you create. Thankfully, Saturn is grounding all that Aries fire, so I see the opposition as a good thing.

Think of it as a “reality check,” or being forced to think things through before you take a leap or suffer the consequences if you don’t! Know that when something appears to go/be “wrong,” it’s a message that something is out of alignment and a course correction is needed. Remember you can always “undo/redo” and then do the next right thing.

Moral of the story: The more conscious you are, the less drama there is!


New Moon in Taurus

May 2nd @ 11:51pm PDT

May 3rd @ 2:51am EDT

Late Monday night, early Tuesday morning we have a New Moon in the earthy, sensual, fertile sign of Taurus.

The New Moon is the time for new beginnings – the natural time to begin cycles, as you are supported by the energy that rules the tides of the oceans.

The New Moon is when you would normally take action, but on this New Moon, we go right into a long Moon Void of Course, so you need to wait to take action if you want a successful outcome to occur.

The Moon Void of Course is really affecting how we move these days for those who want to be in alignment with the rhythm of the Universe. I’m so “in it” – and the enforced time to go within and do spiritual, creative and routine activities has been supportive and productive, I must say.

Taurus is the sign that rules values – what you value and how you value yourself, so check in and see if you’re treating yourself as the valued, precious being that you are. Do you honor yourself – does the way you treat yourself indicate that? I hope so. Venus, ruler of Taurus, rules your consciousness around money, prosperity and abundance.

If you find yourself overspending, trying to fill a void by acquiring more, living with a belief in lack or fear regarding money, this is the time to take action to rectify whatever is out of balance in your life relating to money.

Are you a good receiver? Can you accept compliments joyfully without deflecting or complimenting the other person back? Do you ask for help? Are you uncomfortable if someone makes a fuss over you, so you stop them? If the answer is “yes” to any of these questions, then receiving is a spiritual practice for you. (See my Beauty of Receiving Course).

Watch yourself and notice if you push things away – materially or energetically – by your discomfort with receiving. If so, practice allowing gifts in, whether they’re compliments, gifts, assistance or small gestures. You can’t receive money or love if you can’t receive! Let people love you by receiving!

Taurus loves physical comfort, good food, it honors the body, sensuality and the earth, so you may want to indulge yourself with a massage, have a fabulous meal, lounge around in bed in the morning (on the good sheets!), take a luxurious bath, get fresh flowers, walk barefoot in the grass or on the beach, or just slow down and relax – this earthy sign is very patient and doesn’t like to rush for any reason.

Take conscious actions and to honor the Taurus New Moon, really practice receiving and feeling pleasure so you can live in balance (yin and yang) and to be in the flow. You are worth it!

“Love can only be accepted in the amount that one loves oneself. To love others more than we love ourselves, or give love that is greater than we have for ourselves is to bleed Light.” ~ The Bill of Lights

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