O Stars Above: Taurus New Moon

Energized New Moon


This new moon brings to mind the song lyrics “hitch your wagon to a star.” Normally sedate Taurus hooks up to star-power in the form of Uranus, the electrical, r/evolutionary and revelatory planet moving into its meadow after an eight year rabble-rousing tour of Aries on the new moon (May 15, 4:47 am PDT).

Uranus' last trip through Taurus was in 1934 as it tip-toed back and forth from Aries to Taurus (as will happen later in the year) before settling into its new corral in 1935 until 1941. Many ultra-conservative and totalitarian trends attempted to take hold: Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Mussolini.

In the USA, the infamous Dust Bowls led to innovative and humanitarian action in the New Deal which helped people negatively impacted by nature. Clearly the possibilities are an open field when Uranus settles in its new sign in March, 2019.

Uranus in Taurus brings revolution to both what we value and how we handle money through our banking systems. Think cryptocurrencies and other money changes ahead. How we work with nature is sure to take center stage, too, especially over the next few years with Saturn and Pluto planted in earthy Capricorn, the sign of traditional, established power and legacies. Our most important and valuable legacy is nature itself. Our disastrous impact on earth and earth's own urges, like the volcano in Hawaii, show a need to engage with nature as an interactive, collaborative force rather than something to be conquered.

Mars in a push-pull match with Uranus at the last, unstable degrees of bossy Capricorn and Aries. Both planets move to the next signs, fixed Aquarius and Taurus within hours of the new moon giving us a peek at what entrenched positions we will be bull-ing our way out of over the next eight years. Keep an eye on headlines for clues.

Taurus can be quite self-satisfied and content to loll in the sunshine, smell the roses and sip lemonade on the porch. Stubborn and slow to change is Taurus' middle name but as Uranus gets comfortable in the pasture, those words will shift to restless and changeable, especially with Mars nipping at the Bull's heel for the rest of the year.

Venus, ruler of Taurus, is in Gemini and a lovely relationship with Mercury, ruler of communications, who welcomes Uranus at the farmer's gate. Venus in any sign urges us to find harmony, love, affection, and beauty, diplomacy, and kindness and common courtesy. Speak with love, hold harmonious thoughts in mind, and Uranus, the king of Higher Mind, can elevate any fears around change and security

Taurus says the greatest security we can have is in grounding to our bodies, our inner values and hearts by staying rest, being in nature, and being kind. We can do that - even as we feel the sizzle.

Horoscope May 15 – 29

Taurus, wake-up, little bossie! Get clear about your mission and communicate it as you go. Your mission is to be so rooted in yourself that outer circumstance barely ruffle your hair. Oh, that's always your mission. Well, Uranus loosens up what needs to change so you can grow. Ye-Haw!

Gemini, if you've been working away on what's right for you, Venus in your sign comes as a harbinger of rewards to come. Reach out to friends, find the flow and rest. You wrap up your last year this month and begin to imagine the year ahead. Dream of goals you can manifest and make real!

Cancer, enjoy your broad network of friends and acquaintances. Build bridges and do small things to strengthen the bonds of friendship. You are building a system of strong partners and friends while imagining projects to set them loose on. Watch out world, Mama's here!

Leo, some may think you're in it for stardom. Few know how hard you work to manifest solid results and make magic happen when you are on stage. Steady on as you learn new skills so you can keep your craft alive and worthy of attention. Details, patience and applause!

Virgo, you must have an earthy, pragmatic belief system to see you through life. It's not all about work so use your discernment to cut the cord to what's a waste of time and energy when viewed in the light of your philosophy. You can't be everything to everybody or have skills for every need. Go play.

Libra, behind the scenes, you are sorting through what you will and won't do because some things you just plain don't care about. It's okay. Sort and file, then carry on with your plans. Not everyone needs to know, it's your business. You have the social grace and grease to soothe others AND be you!

Scorpio, your devious mind can go deep but only to set your foundations on bedrock. Ancestors and our families count in more ways than most know – but, YOU know. Root around in your family cellar to find the mysteries that impact your relationship. Then own up to your part of the tangle.

Sagittarius, we all shoot ourselves in the foot sometimes, but you have an angel helping you figure out how you do yourself wrong. Pay attention to your daily life and what works for you and what is a form of compensation and a place to self-soothe. Listen to your body like it knows what you need.

Capricorn, your basic death and rebirth project gets juiced by Uranus' move to Taurus in a good way. Adopt a mantra of “Surrender and let go” even as new life stirs. Be sure new opportunities match your action plans and doesn't simply solve a problem for “them.” It's intense stuff - take a spring break.

Aquarius, Mars' visit stirs your pot. Innovate, network, investigate, and move to more humanitarian arenas. Stodgy ideas, fixed habits, and childhood programming are due to change. It's time to figure out how you are your own worse enemy! Yep - until December! Talk therapy, anyone?

Pisces, talking about and writing goals are two concrete ways to start manifesting your powerful dreams and imagination. Just be sure to take those next steps and put plans into action. You're guardian angel lifts you up to higher perspectives. Drop whatever weighs you down.

Aries, can you feel the down shift as Uranus takes off for Taurus (8:16 am PDT, May 15)? It takes an adjustment, or at least, a deep breath! Look at the last eight years and see how you stepped into yourself. Tweak the innovation and individuality while the slower energy of grounding flows in.

O Stars Above: Taurus New Moon

Slow Down to Nature's Pace

Skagit Valley Tulips by Debbie Teashon/Rainyside.com

Skagit Valley Tulips by Debbie Teashon/Rainyside.com

After a tsunami of planets in watery Pisces and a fiery force in Aries, the planetary crowd begins to disseminate, wandering off in their own direction. The new Moon in placid Taurus (April 26 at 5:16 am PDT) joins the Sun in weaving together a plan for the newly released energies of idealism and action beginning with a slow down.

Each sign gathers strength from the actions of its preceding sign. Aries' pioneering turns into farmer Taurus' stabilizing re-actions. Taurus grabs the new horizons uncovered by Aries, builds a barn (or a safe) and hunkers down to protect the assets as they instinctively nurture whatever creates value and security for our bodies, family, and future generations. Children, Mother Nature's plants and animals, resources, and money expand under Taurus's super-power - productive propagation!

Taurus time slows us down to nature's pace. We notice we have a body with five ever-so-delightful senses which bring fundamental pleasures. Taureans will take time to smell the roses, have a massage, and eat a gourmet meal while tending to the business of being a human-animal on this beautiful planet. Apply those fives senses to getting down to procreation, and – oh la la!

Mercury meets up (again) with independent Uranus in Aries to decide just how independent to be while Venus checks in (again) with Chiron, the wounded healer in Pisces, to tend to forgiving old heartaches. Mars in Gemini plows up the neighborhood checking on the latest news and gossip.

What are your most fundamental values and how well are you tending those fields? And, plain and simple, are you in your body? Not sure? Try sprawling on a newly cut lawn with the spring sun warming your face while overlooking the Sound and eating ice cream with your Honey. How does that feel for being in your body? Oh, yea!

Horoscopes April 26 – May 10

Taurus, a new moon with little involvement by other planets allows you to disengage from nurturing duties to focus on yourself. What do you really want from the world? You are modest, but have the assets of quiet charm and charisma to attract it. Get strategic about the power of You!

Gemini, this moon ponder last year's cycle. What have you accomplished? What have you left undone? Complete what calls to be finished. But, use this month to separate from the stress of others and daily life for an internal 'job review.' Take time to dream ahead about being radically you!

Cancer, consider the resources of truly supportive friends. Who are you impatient with because they don't support who you are, what you have and how you dream? Clean house and nurture the ones who nurture you. Feel the heartache of broken promises and release as you can. Tender times.

Leo, when you're in the spotlight, people project their opinions, good and bad, onto you like you are a paper doll. Not a real, live, imperfect human. Separate their views from yours and remember who you are even as you shine and create a broader stage for yourself. The world awaits. Don't hold back.

Virgo, breakout month! Get out of your rut and travel, either far and wide, or out of your regular rut through the neighborhood. Read, take a class, apply the education you have to widening your world of beliefs and philosophies. What part of your essential self is enslaved? Set her free!

Libra, consider talking about how much money you make, spend or save. Think about doing that naked. WHAT?! Vulnerabilities surface immediately, don't they? So, how much are you willing to be vulnerable to break into new areas of intimacy. Not with every one. Just the important ones!

Scorpio, our relationships are our greatest teachers whether best friends or fr-enemies. What do you see in the eyes of those looking back at you? Who do you work to stay up with? Tune into the ways others see you. Do you surround yourself with all critics or cheerleaders? You need both to learn.

Sagittarius, if you aren't whistling while you work, quick, find inspiration. When did work turn into a dirge? Routine and details are necessary but, you of all people, need inspiring co-conspirators and a creative base for your work. You may need more 'feminine' expression or input. Ease up a bit!

Capricorn, fall in love – with something you take for granted - your children, spouse, a new friend, the garden, your pets – open your heart and dive into love and creative self-expression! Notice how you express love/affection and what kind you like when it comes back to you. Ah, spring!

Aquarius, ET, come home! You fly in a cosmic orbit but ground and find your roots. How deep do they go and what TLC do they need to support your many branches? Catch up with the part of you that doesn't change and nurture that timeless essence. Forgive human failures, theirs and yours.

Pisces, okay, you're shy and psychic. But there is a thin line between projecting onto people and tuning into them. Use your words and talk up a storm. Set up projects with everyone around you as an excuse to work together and talk while your hands are busy. You might be surprised at what you learn.

Aries, are you exhausted? OMG - the last few months! Pull it all in and sort out what was most valuable to you. Maybe talk it through with a mentor. What could you have done without? Where did your ego get into a huff? Focus on the essential, then proceed with your usual joie de vie.