If things feel like they are speeding up, they are!! We are feeling the big “mother of all surprises” planet, Uranus, as it shifts into the earthy sign of Taurus for the next 18 years! This is a major cosmic reminder that we are all stewards of this beautiful planet, and that we also have physical bodies that need a great deal of TLC at this time. We may not be able to change the world overnight, but we can all remember to breathe; spend more time in nature; and use the spiritual tools available to us.
Uranus in Taurus will bring about renewed interests in the healing gifts of the Mother Earth: crystals, essential oils, shamanism, and plant medicines. The self- help formula for this New Moon in Taurus is meditation, massage and music/mantras.
NEW MOON IN TAURUS MAY 15, 2018:
All New Moons signify renewal, new beginnings; new seeds that are planted for the month. This month’s New Moon falls in the Earth sign Taurus, which rules the five perceptual senses; our connection to the physical world, Mother Nature and our bodies. It is important that we take our bodies and our physical health seriously. It is important for “spring cleaning” inside and out.
The ruler of the sign Taurus is the planet Venus, which teaches us about what we love and value most in life. Taurus also rules the throat chakra and our “voice”. How do we express and create through sound? Our words are important. Mantras, music, singing all help to channel positive energy. This is the time to remember that “The body is the Temple; and Sound is the Key.”
In ancient Egypt, the Goddess Hathor ruled over the sign of Taurus and the constellation of the Pleiades. Hathor taught all women about love, beauty and the arts. No matter how chaotic the sounds of the 3D world become, this is the cosmic cycle for attuning our hearts and minds to Love.
You will feel this New Moon wherever you have the sign Taurus falling in your birth chart.
Taurus is a feminine earth sign ruled by Venus; her motto is “Make love, not war”. The Moon in Taurus is your comfort zone; it is where you find your “security blanket”. The Moon in Taurus is represented by the Great Earth Mother, nurturing and safe. Taureans appreciate the finer things in life, and usually take great pride in what they create. Their artistic talents can be expressed through music, art, dance, fashion, architecture, and especially food. Because Taureans like to feel secure, they can also be very adept with money and the world of finance, such as, investments, real estate and art.. They like to feel solid ground beneath their feet, and do best when they can spend time in nature, or at least their own backyard garden. This is the perfect time to indulge in a relaxing massage; romantic dinner; musical concert; or quiet walk in the park.
Uranus enters Taurus: Within a few hours of the Sun and Moon conjoining in the sign of Taurus, the planet, Uranus, will join the party.
Uranus is the planet of sudden and unexpected changes (think of The Tower in the tarot deck). It is entering the sign of Taurus for the first time since 1942 (from May 15 to November 6; and then again March 2019 until 2026). We can expect MAJOR shakeups during this sojourn! Taurus is about the stability and security that all humans seek, while Uranus is about “pushing the envelope”. Taurus likes to stubbornly dig in its heels, while Uranus demands change. We have seen Uranus move through the turbulent fire sign of Aries since 2010-11. Then, the tide of worldwide terrorism escalated, and the revolutions of “Arab Spring” changed the political landscape of the Middle East forever. Senseless, random shootings escalated, as people argued over gun control laws. Science and technology (including the space program) made major breakthroughs, and the topics of global warming and extreme weather became mainstream news.
We will get the opportunity over the next six months to “reframe” the old paradigms concerning “might equals right”; “manifest destiny”; and the “conquerors take all”. We will see these themes played out like global Shakespearean tragedies, unless humanity learns the lessons of the last Uranus in Taurus transit circa 1942.
Raising our awareness is the key to shifting the old timelines connected to war and Armageddon. Whether it is by governments or individuals, practicing Patience is the Key for avoiding major conflict for the remainder of this year. Making a decision based on fear or reacting out of anger will not solve these major issues either personally or collectively.
On a personal level, it is also the perfect time to let go of the old resentments and beliefs, which keep us stuck in the past. The operative issue here is that we do not get stuck in old fear issues (especially fears about lack and failure); but continue to have faith in ourselves. It is important to be flexible and to forgive ourselves and others for any perceived past “wrongs”. One of the biggest lessons of Taurus is self-love (not selfishness) tempered with patience. Separation, whether by religious, political or cultural dogma, will be overcome as more humans realize that we are co-creators of our New Earth.
Another theme in play: we may see worldwide currencies shift, plunge and recover in record time. Alternative currencies may pick up wider acceptance (and traditional banking declines ) as Uranus moves deeper in Taurean territory.
Mars in Capricorn Square Uranus in Taurus:
This is a very challenging aspect calling for patience and flexibility to overcome extremely volatile situations. Once again patriarchal, dictatorial archetypes involving power abuse, control, greed and domination will be brought to the fore. However, angry retaliation will not cure these age-old problems; neither will ignorance or denial. What does not serve the entire earth, will no longer survive. Shifting our consciousness about our food, our natural resources and our bodies will become a necessity, not a luxury. The Earth signs of Capricorn and Taurus are both female “yin” signs in astrology. Female voices will be heard, and the old patriarchal systems will change. Systems that do not honor life and all sentient beings on this planet are due to be shaken up. You cannot fool Mother Nature!
Mercury Conjunct Uranus in Taurus Trine Saturn in Capricorn: This is a wide Earth sign trine signifying that logic (Saturn) and intuition (Mercury/Uranus) can indeed work together to create stability in a time of great change and innovation. When enlightened minds join together, all miracles are possible!
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