This Taurus New Moon invites us to welcome feelings of safety and security that can only come from within.
New Moons are personal and throw us back on ourselves.
The Taurus new Moon asks us to look at how we soothe and care for ourselves so that we can have a valuable life at home and abroad.
By valuable what is meant is a life that we value and treasure.
It also means that we are living a life that is in concert with our value system.
When the Moon is new and conjunction the Sun, we see if what goes on inside matches our outsides.
In the case of the Taurus New Moon we want to evaluate if what we value in our hearts and minds matches our activities at home and in the world.
This is not meant to be for reasons of self flagellation but instead for alignment.
Taurus is a fixed earth sign. Taurus is a habitual creature. Taurus tends to things, so habits like sleeping and eating and tending the garden are all nurturing ones. Other habits may no longer nurture us.
At the time of a new Taurus Moon, it is beneficial to look at the habits we can now let go of and the ones we’d like to bring into heavy rotation.
We are exiting a time of Venus (Taurus’ ruler) retrograde. So we may have a good idea about self care habits and relationship habits we’d like to release and new ones we'd like to let in. Venus will move into Aries on Friday April 28, so the time for the instinctual invitation to inspiration is right on the heels of the new Moon.
Spending some time this new Moon making a list of what's to go and a list of what's to come is a nice thing to do. Burn the letting go list or write it in snow or sand and the sweep it away.
Keep the list of new habits and refer to it whenever you feel like it and refine it as needed.
Taurus loves beauty and the natural progression of one thing to the next. Taurus is unhurried and will move when necessary, or when it is called to sweeter clover.
Love Lydia 🐃
LIBRA FULL MOON 2017
Beauty and peace found in shades of gray.
We have a Libra full moon with quite a few retrograde planets: Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, and Saturn.
So nearly half the planets are currently retrograde. We could look at that as a balancing gray area. We are in life looking forward looking backward and many would say, attempting to be in the present.
Our present is so often pushed from both sides by the past and the future.
We can sink down into the depths to avoid the push. We can rise up in the sky for a big pic of all of it. Both are also part of the experience.
The saying “look back but don't stare” comes to mind here.
When wearing the world as a loose garment, we are free to move through the time and space of our own consciousness, as well as that of the group Mind.
Libra is an air sign. It is of the mind. It turns its attention, often through the beauty of images (it is Venus ruled) to navigate through time space and awareness.
We learn how to relate in Libra. In the opposition to Aries the Sun’s touchstone is personal instinct.
We can yoyo back and forth between “I” and “we” and see how each feels. As we learn more about how the self feels in relation to others, the swing can be less dramatic, more fluid.
We learn how to be with others and importantly, how to hold our own with others.
The history we see through retrograde helps us to refine the experience of relationship – what we have learned already.
The mind and the gut help us to know when and with whom to relate.
And they help us to know how to relate.
Retrograde Venus in Pisces (resuming forward motion on April 15) now squares Saturn retrograde in Sagittarius. The two mutable signs help us to reframe past structures of relationship. New memories may be coming to the fore. We may recall events and feelings on a new way that could allow us to see a bigger picture of what went on, allowing for greater understanding as we carry on. With the Venus conjunction to Chiron, we can get clarity and healing in regard to past relationships, including familial relationships.
With the Venus conjunction to Chiron, we can get clarity and healing in regard to past relationships, including familial relationships..
Full Moon in Libra in its opposition to Aries invites us to be ourselves, at core, and I relating to others, to see how it feels to join with others as our authentic selves.
Much love, Lydia