May 17/18, 2015
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the chart for the Taurus New Moon..
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sign of Taurus is associated with personal resources, dependability, practicality,
The house holding Taurus in the natal chart shows an area of life where
one can be especially stubborn, possessive and indulgent as well as steadfast,
patient and reliable. Taurus is a stable sign, ruled by Venus, with an
emphasis on comfort and material security. Issues involving natural resources,
resource management, conservation, and productivity become accentuated
Symbol for 27 degrees Taurus
- "An Old Indian Woman Selling The Artifacts of Her Tribe to Passersby."
Serene adjustment. Peaceful adaptation to collective needs.
Moon at 26 degrees Taurus 56 minutes:
Moon moves into Gemini 5 hours after the New Moon and the Sun follows
3 days later. Additionally, Mercury
turns retrograde at 13 degrees Gemini less than 24 hours after the
New Moon. Therefore,
we can expect the qualities of Gemini to be prevalent throughout this
sign of Gemini is associated with information,
an emphasis on variety and versatility. Issues involving primary education,
journalism and transportation become
accentuated during Gemini.
semisquare the New Moon:
affairs are mixed, ranging from boring to satisfying to
tension and restless strain brought about by unexpected changes.
Inconsistency of growth and transition.
key phrase for Taurus is "I HAVE":
is an excellent cycle for planning and budgeting. Take inventory of your
includes your personal property, talents and skills.
advice for this cycle:
this period of flux, take the time to explore various positions. The best
use of your energy this cycle is to assess your worth, recognize your
value, and increase your appreciation of what you have.
your checking account, clean out the pantry, review and resupply the places
your resources are stored. Give yourself, friends and acquaintances some
latitude. Everyone is taking things personally. Feelings are easily hurt,
emotions misunderstood. Recognize that with patience, this is a good time
to iron out differences.
questions you might explore for personal insight include:
situations most threaten your sense of material security?
and where do you feel most at ease?
gives you comfort physically, emotionally, intellectually?
you be more open to change?
do you value most?
do you own, and what possessions
makes you dig in your heels?
do your loyalties lie?
Affirm: I Am worthy of all good things.
to the qualities of Taurus with 3-minute tarot meditation on The
is the figure of Creative Imagination, displaying the art of visualization.
Symbolic of Venus and the material world, she represents reproduction
and growth. She rules the senses, teaching us to appreciate beauty in
with The Empress to increase creativity, manifest prosperity, or magnetize
for this cycle:
is what you pay. Value is what you get."
~ Warren Buffet (1930 - ) American business magnate, investor and philanthropist
is a powerful meditational devise for creating sacred intentions. We encourage
you to create
and color your own mandala or color the Taurus
Mandala for this cycle.
are invited to send your mandalas to us for placement in our Mandala
check out Lynn Keefer's Mandala
Journal, where Lynn shares the mandala she colors every month, along
with her meditative process. Click on the mandala below or the link above
to see a larger version of the Aries New Moon Mandala she colored last
month and read about her experience with the exercise. The energy flows
in beautifully from one cycle into the next.
more on the nature of this lunation
cycle, along with how it relates to your
our free on-line Moon Phase Calendar, where
you'll find moon phase and sign information in your choice of 15 time
zones. We are pleased to add 3 new editions: Eastern Europe, New Zealand,
and Western Australia (also good for China, Philippines, Malaysia, and
use and like our calendar, please click on the Facebook icon in the upper
left corner of the time zone you use. Speaking of Facebook, we invite
you to visit our page facebook.com/ZodiacArtsLunarPhases,
which is updated at each of the 8 phases with information on how to work
effectively with the current phase.
In addition to what you can find at our web site, there are some outstanding
astrology resources on the web in the form of blogs. We encourage you to
visit and/or subscribe to the ones listed below:
author, educator, and dear friend, Donna Drozda follows solar, lunar and
numerological cycles. Keep up with her updates on her blog, Following
The Moon, and be sure to subscribe to her Luna See email newsletter.
(Editor's Note: Donna's blog is undergoing renovation. Have patience,
it will be back online soon.)
Moon has a Cheat
Sheet for Taurus and other good lunar tidings at her website.
She also has an excellent video: Moon
Phases and New Moon Intentions.
Koolman's New Moon insights can be found at her web site, SoulAstrology.com.
Margaret writes beautifully and offers excellent counsel.
Cathy Pagano's cosmic story of the 2015
Taurus New Moon.
Shepherd at Moonkissd.com
has a perceptive article about this month's New Moon titled:
New Moon: Return To Your Senses.
Elliott Kent at Big Sky Astrology is excellent at putting the current
cosmic conditions into relatable, practical terms. We recommend her latest,
Moon in Taurus: DON'T CRY OVER SPILLED SYRUP.
Gailing is another of our favorites. You can visit her blog
or receive her weekly entries in your mailbox via an e-mail subscription.
She usually shares her insights on the new and full
moons. We also recommend her
Planetary Apothecary. Here's her post on the Taurus
Many blessings on your journey,