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New Moon May 2015

New Moon in Taurus

April 18, 2015 1:56 PM CDT

The Art of Communication

New Moon Taurus

There is a lot going on with this New Moon. It’s in Taurus so it has an earthy feel. Taurus says, “Gosh I’m cushy and comfortable, or gosh I wish I was cushy and comfortable.” This beautiful Taurus energy is all whirled up in the mental realm due to Mercury and Jupiter. A few days before the New Moon, Mercury sextiles (stirs up) Jupiter and sets off whirly gigs in our minds. We’re spinning. The day after the New Moon, Mercury turns retrograde, and here we go again with a retrograde until June 12. So all those whirly gigs s.l.o.w. down and quickly become messages for review, “Am I sure this will make me feel cushy and comfortable?” I dunno, let’s think about it! Let’s talk about it! But there’s little energy for talking and thinking with Mercury retrograde. It’s a slowed-down internal review, and I like Mercury retrograde for this reason, especially since Mercury is the ruler of my chart.

I wonder what it would be like if, just for 24 hours, the world took a vow of silence. What if all we could do was look at each other and speak with our eyes? Ultimately we’d recognize that, “… it’s all ok,” if we could bear to hold eye contact. Hold is not meant to infer effort. We hold ourselves open by yearning for freedom. That yearning is the hold point.

There is an edge to this degree of the Taurus New Moon. It has to do with self-care. Taurus will eventually walk away if intimacy can’t be shared. If you oppress with your eyes or your words, if you can’t acknowledge, if you lie with your eyes or your words, Taurus will warn - and then walk away. True self-care is a trait of Taurus. Taurus needs to feel cushy. No apologies. It is important that we surround ourselves with those who hear us, see us, acknowledge us, and remind us that …it’s all ok. The retrograde period ends on a sweet note with Mercury conjunct Venus.

Please, if you like, I invite you to write down affirmations during the first 48 hours after the new moon. GUIDELINES for working with the New Moon energy are here.

You might want to look at ways we can disempower or empower ourselves when walking in Taurus energy here