The Taurus New Moon occurs on Thursday, May 9th at 5:28 pm MST at 19 degrees Taurus and is a SOLAR ECLIPSE! Here’s the astrological chart: TaurusNewMoonSolarEclipse 2013
Eclipses are powerful New Moons (solar eclipses) and Full Moons (lunar eclipses). We’re already in ‘Eclipse Season’ as we experienced a Lunar Eclipse two weeks ago with the April 25th Scorpio Full Moon. The Taurus New Moon Solar Eclipse will soon be followed by another Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on May 24th at 4 degrees Sagittarius.
Eclipses interrupt the constant stream of cosmic energies bombarding our planet. These extraordinary celestial phenomena are like new heavenly ‘program downloads’ that regulate the evolution of human consciousness and dramatically ‘move’ events in the world personally and collectively. Things happen at an accelerated pace as eclipses unfold!
While New Moons always ‘seed’ new beginnings, this New Moon/Solar Eclipse is conjunct the South Node which always requires that we let go of something from the past in order to move forward. The Taurus New Moon/Solar Eclipse promises new directions but only if you’re willing to let go of what no longer serves you. So expect issues and people from your past to show up just to remind you of what needs to be released — for good!
Taurus is the sign associated with the Soul lesson of SELF-RELIANCE. This sign teaches you how to value your self enough to fully self-develop natural talents and abilities and to pursue what has real personal meaning in ways that allow you to garner the resources necessary to survive.
Yes, Taurus is about money. In fact, the Bull is Wall Street’s symbol for financial wealth. But most importantly, Taurus represents your relationship with your self which is what creates your own unique individual vibratory frequency (personal magnetism) which in turn is THE CAUSATIVE FACTOR for whom and what you attract in life.
With Mercury, Mars, the asteroid Pallas Athena and the South Node of the Moon ALL conjoining the Sun and Moon in Taurus for this New Moon, there’s going to be a LOT of focus on survival (like the three Cleveland Ohio woman held captive for over a decade who just survived that tragic ordeal). Resources, values and self-reliance in relationships will all come into prominence this month. Pay attention and notice how many times over the coming weeks you hear the words, ‘survival’ ‘resources’ ‘meaning’ and ‘values!’
What do you value? Are your relationships truly meaningful? Does your work reflect your personal values? Do you adequately value your self? Does your Boss?! Do you trust that you can rely upon your self to attract all the resources you need to not only survive, but to thrive???
This New Moon opposes Saturn in Scorpio which will bring up fears of lack and old wounds associated with abandonments, losses and betrayals. Memories of failed relationships and lost resources may resurface to taunt and haunt you but their real purpose is to spur inner confrontation, healing and release of those traumas for good. Saturn may also manifest through limitations due to oppressive authorities or ‘the system.’ However, there’s enormous metamorphic and evolutionary opportunities for growth if you’re willing to make the effort (Taurus is naturally inclined to be lazy) and to do the work which means facing your worst fears and empowering and believing in yourself enough to take charge of your life and move forward towards what you really want and know you deserve.
All of the Taurus planets are assisted by trine aspects (120 degrees) to retrograde Pluto in Capricorn and sextiles (60 degrees) to Neptune and Chiron in Pisces. Take complete responsibility for your life and your reality. After all, you’re the one who co-created it through the quality of your own consciousness! Ask for spiritual guidance (Pisces) to help you heal, to help you release old vestiges of victim consciousness and to support you in the achievement of personal goals.
Expect LOTS of helpful new resources, new information and new relationship connections to show up as well. In fact, as Mercury, Mars, the Moon, the Sun and Venus all move through Gemini over the coming weeks forming stressful aspects to both Pluto and Saturn, you may find yourself utterly overwhelmed with new information and needing to make some important adjustments to what you have previously thought or believed! Perhaps the most important self-adjustment you can make this month is to stop giving your power away to outside forces like family, friends, workplaces and society that want you to conform to their values and expectations. Events this month will all conspire to help you achieve greater self-reliance and self-empowerment.
All of these dynamic heavenly forces are laying the groundwork for the third of a total of seven Uranus/Pluto square aspects (90 degrees) between June 2012 and March 2015. This third Uranus/Pluto square occurs on May 20th at 11 degrees Aries/Capricorn. Breakdowns and breakthroughs relative to old patriarchal paradigms (like the global economic collapse due to corruption, the marriage equality movement and the Arab Spring/Summer) will continue to occur the world over. I’ll be writing another post on this upcoming Uranus/Pluto square soon…
Tremendous evolutionary forces are afoot! Revolution is in the air!! What will you do with the transformative influence of this New Moon/Solar Eclipse?!