Astrology - Recognising the Beauty Within
Taurus New Moon
10 May 2013
for this New Moon CHART go to www.soulastrology.com and click the Green Button
The words spoken on the video explain the astrology, and the contemplation is
like to use the moment of a New Moon as a birth chart for the following month.
My comments point towards attitudes that maximise our ease and growth during
Dont worry about understanding the astrology - just go for the drift.
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Taurus - accepting this physical life we have
The run-up to this New Moon has been about mental and emotional states being
manifested in material situations: if you are angry about a situation, you probably
won't have a peaceful time dealing with it. Although astrology cannot solve
our problems, it can give us a better understanding of what's going on, and
this can help us accept situations as they develop. We need to deal with our
material situations on the material level: if you want a tidy office, you need
to deal with the papers or throw them away - and the same goes for clothes,
What we often forget is that materiality is governed by energy, and is therefore
managed on the energetic level. We solve our problems better by creating a relevant
attitude, than by relying on thinking up a solution: that is to say, peaceful
dealings are more likely to follow a peaceful approach. This is especially true
now, during this time of uncertainty about the future, and particularly this
month with four of the five 'personal planets' in Taurus in the New Moon chart.
People often say, "how can I accept something that feels wrong, unfair,
not what I want?" I think we tend to confuse 'accept' with 'approve'. Accepting
what is there, what is happening, doesn't mean we like it, it means that we
receive it into our consciousness as it is. Only then can we do something about
it. Taurus is about the earth, the food we eat, our bodies and their state of
health - as long as we wish to be different, we tend to maintain the energy
that keeps us as we are. Once we realise and accept what we have, the ways to
develop and change become clear. So start with accepting/receiving the facts
in your life, and see what rises to be done.
Have the experience - and learn from the results
At this New Moon, the Sun/Moon are on the South Node in Taurus pointing out
that we are largely a product of our past, and we may well find ourselves clinging
onto our habits as though that's who we are. The North Node in Scorpio is calling
us to go deeper into our inner experience of ourselves to find a larger more
inclusive reality connecting us with the roots of all humanity, not just our
From the last Full Moon on the Scorpio/Taurus axis, the procession of planets
through Taurus opposed Saturn in Scorpio, which may have felt like pressure
to commit to, and get on with, something or someone, and we would have found
lots of reasons why we couldn't (Taurus). On the other hand, as long as we did
what needed to be done without insisting on complete control, many things could
have become clear, many difficulties presenting workable solutions.
Since the beginning of May, those same planets have been connecting with Pluto
and Chiron - and we are beginning to realise the changes may have to happen
inside us before they happen in our world. We are being prepared to completely
change in order to keep abreast of what is most important to us. We are having
to reach beyond our habitual patterns of behaviour, so that we can connect with
what is really going on and the people that are really there. When we allow
habitual patterns of relating, we keep imagining people to be like those we
Start by assuming that things are not as bad as you think, then discover what
is true, and find your security in that. Old emotional wounds may have been
exposed, to be cleaned out by being shared. Own up to how you are feeling, and
allow healing through gentle light communication and kindly touch. And this
New Moon chart suggests that, from 10 May, that's the kind of communication
that will be encouraged (Venus joins Jupiter in Gemini).
Stirring good energy
Each person needs to discover the attitude that works for them. In terms of
ordering your space, it could be: looking lovingly at your things, and placing
them carefully where you would like them to go; or deciding that you deserve
really nice surroundings to live in, and clearing the space to honour yourself;
or preparing to invite people in, and 'doing yourself proud' so they experience
you at your best. It is difficult to deal with any situation when you hate it
as it is. When you tell yourself you would rather be doing something else, it's
difficult to raise the energy to do the best with what you have.
Ceremonies are arrangements of movement, like a dance, to demonstrate a perfection
of meaning on the physical plane, . Many of the things we do are like little
ceremonies: the way a table is laid for guests at dinner, preparing to do whatever
it is you enjoy, making a cup of tea before phoning a friend. There's something
pleasing in careful preparation that carries over into the event, beginning
an energetic movement that unfolds on its own. The care and caring give an underlying
sense of security - respect and love are catching.
. . . last thought
Whatever else - going it alone this month will not feel good (Uranus square
Pluto). Have your own opinions (as long as they keep moving along) and decide
what you would prefer to do - but, at this time, it's being in community with
friends, family and neighbours that will be most rewarding. Cutting off from
what you don't want will feel very lonely and, in the end, you won't even get
what you want. Freedom and independence are being exposed for the un-grounded
ideals they may be; because in fact we are all inter-connected, inter-dependent,
and this is not a weakness. All physical manifestations of life share this plane
of existence: to separate out from that is to imagine your body is unaffected
by your thoughts and emotions, when clearly it is. Let's just accept our humanity,
this physical expression we've chosen, and draw sustenance through our rootedness
in the Love that is everything.
for this New Moon in Taurus
Love the earth, the mighty trees
Love your food, and lying down to sleep
Love the morning light be it golden or grey
Love the water - when washing, when drinking,
when watering plants.
Love the sky and the clouds, Love the rain and the wind
Love the birds as they sing, let them take your heart high to their nests,
Love the mountains and hills, and the breadth of plains.
Love the grass and the flowers, and brambles, and fruit
Love your hands.
Love your eyes, all they see
Love your feet, and your path through life
Love your tears, and your inner child,
and the wisdom of your years.
Love your heart, that it beats
Love your soul in silence