April 29th, 2014 Astrology & Energy: New Moon in Taurus

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(Image is from the 1970 Aquarian Tarot, illustrated by David Palladini)

 

Tonight is a New Moon in Taurus, as well as a solar eclipse!  Taurus is all about grounded, earthy energy, focusing on natural beauty and enjoyment of embodied experiences.  As the feminine earth-powered sign ruled by goddess Aphrodite/Venus, Taurus cultivates beauty by doing, creating brilliant blooms through getting her hands in the dirt!  New moons are prime times for manifesting, planting your own seeds to grow into the things that you want, and you can connect with this energy quite literally by writing your intentions on small pieces of paper and burying them in the ground.  Also, anything that you do on this day that is focusing on physical sensations–enjoying a nice meal, wearing your favorite scent or a silky scarf–should help you get clearer on your intentions, if you’re not sure what they are.
Taurus teaches us how to build step by step, persevere, be practical, and cultivate a strong place of self-love from which to branch out towards our goals.  It also highlights our most solid and unshakable values.  What do you value above all else right now?  Are your actions lately supporting this value?  Now is the perfect time to reflect on this and come up with at least one small actionable step towards making that happen–getting clear on your values and allowing them to guide your actions will help you be more authentically you, and ultimately more happy and successful in your life.
The solar eclipse will only be visible in the south Indian Ocean, Australia, and Antarctica, but we will still feel its energy, wherever we are.  An eclipse amplifies the power of the moon, and this one gives us a shining light of refreshed alignment.  Re-ground yourself with the energy of Taurus by getting outside today and walking on dirt, sand, grass, or stone.  Find a beautiful spot to stop and stand, and imagine roots growing out of the soles of your feet down into the core of Mother Earth.  Draw her love, support, and nourishment up and into your body with gratitude.  Set an intention for how you would like to use these gifts, and allow the eclipsed sun’s ring of fiery light to give your wishes the strength and steady power to grow and flourish.
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