New Moon in Taurus, May 6, 2016
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New Moon in Taurus, May 6, 2016

Dunnea Rae

Ah, lovely Taurus!  Taurus is the sensual earth sign, ruled by the planet Venus.  With the New Moon in Taurus our thoughts may turn toward anything beautiful, comfortable, pleasurable or enduring.  All the senses - sight, hearing, taste, touch, and intuitive sensitivity - are enhanced when the moon transits Taurus.  Some of the best psychics I know have a Taurus sun sign or a strong Taurus energy in the natal chart.  My Taurus rising sign daughter and her sun sign Taurus friend perfected their psychic skills together using a deck of playing cards.  First they guessed whether a card was red or black.  Before too long, they were able to accurately guess the exact card.  Taurus is a fixed sign that likes to take something from start to finish and can be stubborn and persistent.  The fixed energy of Taurus helped these two young people progress from playing a parlor game to mastering a psychic skill in a short time.

Quality is a Taurus word.  When the moon is in the sign of Taurus it can have a noticeable effect on our shopping decisions.  We would rather spend more on an item of quality than spend less on something inferior.  Words like gourmet, artisan, organic, antique, bespoke, and handmade have a stronger appeal when the moon is in Taurus.  Buying something both high quality and delightful to our senses is a big win!

Taurus rules the second house of money and personal values.  It is the sign that says "I have". Our attention may be turned toward how we make, spend or save money, but it goes deeper than that.  Our values and our financial choices have an effect on our friends, family, community and the planet.  What and who do we value?  Do we share and are we grateful?  When contemplating our own second house, or any Taurus energy we have in our chart, it can help to remember that Taurus, the bull, feels most comfortable and happy being a part of the herd.  Family, friends and neighbors matter. Although we do still have retrograde Mercury in Taurus slowing our manifesting abilities down a bit, the potential fertility of this New Moon in Taurus is strengthened by a Grand Trine in earth, drawing on the determined power of Pluto in Capricorn and the practical abundance of Jupiter in Virgo.  This can help us to get what we need, or, with the help of a re-thinking Mercury, restore or restructure something we value.

The sights, sounds and smells of nature are magnificently beautiful during the Taurus sun season.  Make time during this Taurus New Moon to connect with the energy of nature.  When did you last go on a picnic?  If your own life is not much of a picnic lately, why not go on one and bring the energy of a picnic back with you?  Invite your favorite people and take pleasure in the beauty and abundance of life.

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome."

[Meditations Divine and Moral]”

― Anne Bradstreet, The Works of Anne Bradstreet


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