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New Moon in Taurus
May 17/18, 2015

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Here's the chart for the Taurus New Moon..

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The sign of Taurus is associated with personal resources, dependability, practicality, and sensuality. 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 during Taurus.

Sabian Symbol for 27 degrees Taurus - "An Old Indian Woman Selling The Artifacts of Her Tribe to Passersby."
Serene adjustment. Peaceful adaptation to collective needs.

New Moon at 26 degrees Taurus 56 minutes:
The 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 cycle. The sign of Gemini is associated with information, communication, duality, and mentality. There is an emphasis on variety and versatility. Issues involving primary education, language, journalism and transportation become accentuated during Gemini.

Venus semisquare the New Moon:
Social affairs are mixed, ranging from boring to satisfying to irritating.

Mars semisquare Uranus
Nervous tension and restless strain brought about by unexpected changes.

Jupiter quincunx Pluto:
Inconsistency of growth and transition.

The key phrase for Taurus is "I HAVE":
This is an excellent cycle for planning and budgeting. Take inventory of your resources. This includes your personal property, talents and skills.

Our advice for this cycle:
During 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. Balance 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.

Additional questions you might explore for personal insight include:

  • What situations most threaten your sense of material security?
  • When and where do you feel most at ease?
  • What gives you comfort physically, emotionally, intellectually?
  • Could you be more open to change?
  • What do you value most?
  • What possessions do you own, and what possessions own you?
  • What makes you dig in your heels?
  • Where do your loyalties lie?

Affirm: I Am worthy of all good things.

Attune to the qualities of Taurus with 3-minute tarot meditation on The Empress.

image of #4The Emperor  tarot card

The Empress 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 all forms.

Confer with The Empress to increase creativity, manifest prosperity, or magnetize love.

Quote for this cycle:
"Price is what you pay. Value is what you get."
~ Warren Buffet (1930 - ) American business magnate, investor and philanthropist

A Mandala 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.

You are invited to send your mandalas to us for placement in our Mandala Gallery.

Please 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.

Read more on the nature of this lunation cycle, along with how it relates to your Sun sign.

Visit 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 Singapore).

If you 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:

Artist, 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.)

CJ Wright at Auntie 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.

Margaret Koolman's New Moon insights can be found at her web site, SoulAstrology.com. Margaret writes beautifully and offers excellent counsel.

We love Cathy Pagano's cosmic story of the 2015 Taurus New Moon.

Jessica Shepherd at Moonkissd.com has a perceptive article about this month's New Moon titled: Taurus New Moon: Return To Your Senses.

April Elliott Kent at Big Sky Astrology is excellent at putting the current cosmic conditions into relatable, practical terms. We recommend her latest, New Moon in Taurus: DON'T CRY OVER SPILLED SYRUP.

Stephanie 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 book, Planetary Apothecary. Here's her post on the Taurus New Moon.

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