Taurus New Moon – April 26, 2017
The New Moon forms at 06 degrees 27 minutes Taurus, at 5:16 am PDT on April 26, 2017. This is the first of three SuperMoons in a row. This will intensify the gravitational pull on the Earth: tides, tectonic plates, and our physical and emotional bodies as well as on our psyche and consciousness. We are also experiencing CME’s (coronal mass ejections). These are enormous solar storms and explosions that can disrupt our power grids and communications systems. In the US and Canada we experienced many major outages this last week. This is another assault on our physical and spiritual systems. It is important that we stay grounded, pay attention to our physical needs – rest, eat, create, love, and sleep with more mindfulness than usual.
Taurus is the first earth sign. Practical, slow, sensual and highly artistic; Taurus is ruled by Venus in her aspect as Earth Goddess. She delights in earthly pleasures and revels in the sense of the body when she visits her home sign. Currently she is just leaving Pisces (29 degrees) and trekking back through Aries as she makes her way forward again after her six week retrograde. She will re-enter Aries two days after this New Moon on April 28. The 29th degree of any sign is important as it’s the tipping point and culmination of that sign’s energy. But 29 Pisces carries a very particular weight as it is Spirit’s final completion of the experience of all 360 degrees of the Zodiac. Poised to descend from Spirit and incarnate into matter once again, Spirit acknowledges the end of one cycle and begins another projecting faith and the initiative to commence a new and higher investigation of consciousness. Venus has good reason to celebrate a job well done as she leaves the sign of her exaltation and revisits and returns to 00 Aries (the flash point) on Friday. Meanwhile, the Sun and Moon in Taurus are giving her support and comfort as well as something to look forward to as she advances through Aries toward her domicile.
It’s been pretty crazy. Yep it has! It’s been intense. But we’ve really learned to up our game and move with more efficacy, courage, and confidence through these wacky and unsettling changes. Some of us are ready for the Olympic Trials in the Consciousness Slalom and/or High Dive events. Pick your event – you’ve done the work! We’ve had some tough sailing this last year. The good news is that the Nodes will be changing in May. The Nodes move “backward” so they will be moving into the Leo/Aquarius polarity for the next 18 months. This polarity is A LOT more FUN – more playful, lively, and forward –looking – to put it plainly. And it’s also fixed energy which has the upside of being predictable and less confusing and changeable than the mutable energies of Virgo and Pisces. It also has the downside of being predictable and perhaps rigid and/or stubborn. But it won’t be nearly as confusing! Yay! The “True Nodes” change on May 9. The “Mean Nodes” change on April 28-29. So there is an 11 day window of change and shift where we can acclimate ourselves to these new energies. You are such the expert shifter now!
On May 5, Saturn makes his second of three alignments to the Galactic Center. Expect downloads from the center of our solar system. Saturn is working hard to complete his work in Sagittarius. He is intent on focusing our attention on belief systems. In particular he wants to shine the spotlight on truth. What is true now? What truths do we want to live by? How can we do this? The information emanating from the Galactic center for the rest of this year will deliver powerful truths to all of us. Saturn will leave Sagittarius and enter Capricorn, the sign of his rulership, on December 20, 2017. He will not return again until November 2044.
So think about it at this New Moon in Taurus. We have come so far in the last five years. This New Moon is hopeful and happy to help solidify our enormous gains. She has a practical workable plan. Taurus is concerned with what has value – personal value and by extension – collective value. Another opportunity to clarify our truth! This is the last time she will be in Taurus under the influence of a Virgo North Node and Pisces South Node for another 18 years. The impetus to think differently and to approach our situations and dilemmas in a creative and innovative way have seldom been better. Mercury and Uranus are conjunct in Aries. Ok – they might come up with some radical ideas and solutions… That can be okay… Mercury is also in mutual reception with Mars in Gemini (each in the sign ruled by the other planet). And that can make for some very creative and energetic shifting.
It’s all starting to heat up. The gathering energy of Fire/ Air is just starting. Come May 9 we’ll be done with the Earth/Water polarity. It’s going to go fast and it’s going to start soon. Ladies and Gentlemen; start your engines!