Dear ones, we welcome in our next new moon on Tuesday 11th May at 7:59pm(bst) , the new moon in Taurus. The previous new moon in Aries carried that energy of the new born child, curious and inquisitive about everything and fired up by passion. Taurus now helps us to ground that Aries energy by inviting us to slow down and connect to it’s element of Earth. Taurus is a fixed sign, giving it it’s notorious reputation for being stubborn but the flip side of that is they are incredibly loyal and reliable. Taurus is a very loving sign, ruled by the planet venus, with a deep connection to mother earth it gives us permission to enjoy the abundance of nature’s gifts.
Taurus themes: Love, beauty, abundance, gratitude, sensuality, sexuality, re-wilding, grouding, pleasure, being present, blossoming, expression, creativity, truth, honesty, loyalty.
Taurus is a feminine earth sign ruled by the planet Venus, the planet of love, beauty, wealth and abundance. This new moon invites us to look at our self love and self worth and to experience life through all our senses. We can ask ourselves in what ways do we deny ourselves the pleasures of this life? And what are the reasons for this? Do we feel undeserving? Do we feel shame in relation to pleasure? We are so often shamed for seeking and experiencing pleasure or conditioned to feel guilt when enjoying ourselves, its time we reclaimed pleasure as an expression of the Divine. Pleasure, love and enjoyment are all our birthright!
Taurus invites us to be fully in our bodies and awaken all our senses. It’s an incredibly sensual and affectionate sign. How can you be in your body more? Dance, move, give yourself a massage, run an aromatherapy bath, go for a walk, place your bare feet on the ground and get present.
Taurus rules the throat and neck and one of the struggles that Taureans face is either an overactive or underactive throat chakra. An overactive throat chakra can lead to that Bull in a china shop effect of speaking our truth in an overpowering and overbearing way, an underactive throat chakra can mean that we rarely ask for what we want or are honest about our needs and wishes. We can ask ourselves, when my needs aren’t being met – how good am I at asking for what I need? Being able to vocalise our needs and wants is such an empowering act of self love, it is saying to ourselves and the world that we deserve to be loved and respected. The way that we love ourselves teaches others how to love us. New moon in Aries asked us ‘Who am I?1 and new moon in Taurus asks us ‘what do I need?’.
We can also spend some time thinking about the inner dialogue that we have with ourselves. What kind of conversations are we having with ourselves on a regular basis? If we were to read aloud the kinds of things we said to our self would we be shocked? If someone else were to speak these things to us how would it make us feel? Would we tolerate such words? Communication, truth and honesty are key themes for New Moon in Taurus. How are we being present and honest in our relationships with others? We can check-in with our own stubborn tendencies and notice if they’re getting in the way of harmony in our relationships.
As mentioned previously, Taurus rules the throat and neck so when the moon is in Taurus take special care of this area of the body. Taurus also invites us to get grounded and prioritise self care – with all that is going on right now and being bombarded with so much information/news it’s so important to have time where we’re moving from head to heart, where we can feel present, grounded and connected. Support yourself with rose quartz and rose essential oil and try this recipe for rose moon milk:
Rose moon milk
Moon milk is an Ayurvedic recipe to help with sleep and stress, so a perfect comfort drink before you hit the hay. It contains the adaptogen Ashwaghanda which is known for its ability to calm the nerves, ease anxiety and aid sleep. Before taking any herbs or superfood powders always check the contra-indications and whether or not they interfere with medication or aggravate certain health conditions. If in doubt, consult your health care practitioner. You can make this recipe without the Ashwaghanda and it’ll still be yummy and beneficial for helping you unwind and get to sleep and/or de-stress!
Almond/Oat or Coconut milk
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp coconut oil
1 tbs loose leaf hibiscus
1 tsp dried rosehips
1 tsp dried rose petals
1/2 tsp Ashwagandha
1 tsp honey
Bring a small amount of water to the boil on the stove and add the hibiscus, rose petals, rosehips, coconut oil and honey. Stir thoroughly and then simmer for 10 minutes so the herbs can steep and to get the max amount of pink colouring out of the hibiscus. Then add your milk of choice and the nutmeg and Ashwagandha, stir thoroughly and reduce the heat a lot so as not to burn the milk. Continue to stir over a low heat for a few more minutes. Then decant the latte through a sieve (to catch the loose leaf herbs) into a blender. Blend for a few seconds to make frothy and serve in your favourite mug.
Rise as Queen
New moon in Taurus also invites us to connect to the archetype of the Queen. The Queen represents self confidence, self assuredness, strength and the courage to stand up for what she believes in. She also represents loyalty and dedication and so at this time of year we can ask ourselves how we’re going to commit to our goals and intentions. How can you be loyal to yourself? What are you Queen of? We have spent a while connecting to the maiden of early spring and now with the passing of Beltane we transition into Queen who holds the space between maiden and mother.
Queen themes: Sovereignty, grace, dedication, loyalty, compassion, power, truth, integrity, leadership, devotion, empowered.
We have compiled a playlist to help you embrace your divinity and rise as Queen, hope you enjoy:
New Moon Online Circle
We are gathering online this Friday (14th May) at 7pm(bst) to welcome in this new moon and continue exploring our 2021 theme: The Wild Moon Series. This time we are connecting to the animal ally of Bear and our guiding Goddess is Artio the Celtic Bear Goddess.
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New Moon Blessings to you all xx