New Moon in Taurus on 4th May 2019
The Moon in Astrology
The Moon represents our internal world of emotions, feelings, inner security, deepest personal needs, the unconscious and intuition. Our feelings of inner safety come from what is familiar to us. This represents subconscious patterns previously developed which have become instinctual relating to our past.
The Moon is also associated with our mother or our most nurturing parent, our inner mother, our inner child (Moon’s energy is strongest in childhood), home, ancestors or the past and family. It is receptive, responsive and reflective while protective, reacting instinctively and spontaneously.
When we look at our natal chart, the placement of our moon will disclose how we see ourselves, our emotional tendencies and what archetypal patterns are operating under the surface. It also tells us how we protect ourselves and how we make ourselves feel safe and comfortable always ensuring feelings of safety.
The Moon rules the sensitive sign of Cancer and the 4th House which is one of the cardinal signs that moves us from past to future on a moment to moment basis. This is due to of the Nodes of the Moon; the South Node (past what is familiar) and North Node (future where new experiences await). Depending on where your Moon’s Node positions are in your natal chart, your Moon position will tell you how you transition between the two or from past to future.
In your natal chart (the time of your birth) the Moons location tells you your emotional tendencies while the Moon’s current location as it moves across sky impacts on our feelings and behaviour in the present. She speaks to us through our feelings and emotions.
The Moon is Reflective.
Our feelings of security are created through consistent and familiar behaviour, reflecting back to us a constant reality. Because of these feelings of familiarity, it produces a sense of belonging that nurtures and protects us in turn giving us inner security.
The Moon in our natal chart will tell you how you see yourself and how you nurture yourself emotionally. As we go through life we are continually in a process of evolution and it is through our emotional body we grow and mature, not through our intellect. It is no wonder that the Moon’s natural home is in Cancer, 4th House where we seek our inner security with the opposite of Capricorn being where we seek outer security and maturity.
Dysfunctional Side of The Moon
Because the Moon symbolizes our feelings it’s important to address the shadow or dysfunctional side of the Moon as well. Best described as emotionally self-indulgent, timid, wishy-washy, over reactive, moody, lazy, indecisive and imaginative. Pure emotion. If unhealthy or distorted imagination is fuelled by pure emotion it leads to feelings of emptiness and irrationality.
About the Sign of Taurus
Taurus takes its time, will only do things at its own pace. Taurus has the reputation of being stubborn but sometimes it is more of a sense of determination, it keeps pushing through persistently right till the very end refusing to give up no matter what stands in front of it. In saying that, Taurus can be stubborn even when its wrong, it is the Bull after all, careful, low risk, taking its time in building a solid foundation.
Taurus has a very sensual nature loving anything that involves the five senses, beautiful food, art, music, watching a sunset need to feel connected to the Earth loving the look smells and feels of nature and life around it.
One of the endearing things about Taurus is its patience, it is practical, with an appreciation of bodily pleasures and does have a love for the finer things in life. However, it is important that Taurus looks to see beauty beyond possessions.
Key Taurus Facts:
Taurus Ruling Planet: Venus (love, sensuality, beauty, planet of money, value)
Taurus Ruling House: 2nd House: your value, your money, luxury, reliable, kind
Taurus Shadow: stubborn, possessive, uncompromising, resentful, laid back, materialistic, low self-esteem, low value of oneself.
Taurus Symbol: The Bull
Taurus Medical Ruler: throat, neck, vocal chords, thyroid
Taurus Element: Earth
Taurus Modality: Fixed (persistent, consistent)
Taurus Counterbalance Sign: Scorpio
Full Moon in Taurus
No matter where our Sun or Moon is in our Natal Chart (Birth Chart), we are all effected by the New Moon in Taurus.
The New Moon signifies “new beginnings” and is a time to set the seeds for the future, so the New Moon in Taurus is about doing things that are real and making something happen as it is a natural builder. It is about starting something tangible and keep going to make it happen. It calls for you to lay the groundwork and solid foundation to build upon step by step to progress in a systematic way.
You may feel you want more comfort, security and money in the bank and having the feelings of doing more to improve your situation. The Taurus New Moon is the ideal time for new beginnings with love and your finances, but it likes a careful and methodical process to follow that will give a sold foundation.
Appreciation and being with nature, feeling contentment are all the energies of Taurus. Indulge yourself in being alive, the pleasure of being here, celebrate everything about and around you. Celebrate your voice and whisper, sing, (check out our blog post on singing), roll around the grass, walk on the beach, smell the fragrance of flowers or a beautiful meal, have cuddles and hugs, really indulge your senses. Take a long bath or have a soothing drink for your thyroid and throat.
Taurus looks to the goal ahead, but it also likes harmony, it won’t be rushed and will take it’s time. The New Moon in Taurus makes it easy to feel stubborn, in a world that is so rapidly changing the Taurus energy can sometimes can be very challenging.
Suggestions for You to Do During the Taurus New Moon
Take time out to relax, walk on the beach, long soothing bath, massage
Don’t be rushed, give yourself time to consider
Do anything that makes you feel good
Think about ways you can create additional income
Appreciate nature and the abundance around you
Really connect with your senses
Give and receive hugs and cuddles
Let’s Get Physical - Lift some weights to help build up your muscles
How the New Moon in Taurus Coincides with Your Cycle
A welcome feeling of relief describes this week perfectly creating a space or window of time to recover from the previous week. The New Moon in Taurus will help you take a laid back approach, take your time to make yourself feel comfortable that may include the trusty hot water bottle to help ease cramps that come in this week. Feeling weepy this week is also a form of release that nourishes the body by letting go of stressful emotions that have built up from the previous week. Do what makes you feel good.
As your energy increases your mood, brain power, confidence and excitement are manifested. The New Moon in Taurus is an ideal time to set seeds for new beginnings in your love life and finances with your creative passions especially if you lay a strong foundation. Once your foundation is clear you can use the Taurus energy of determination and persistence to bring into reality. This will give you a feeling of connecting with your sense of achievement. This is the week where you will feel a strong urge to get out and experience the world; the sights, sounds and smells. You feel excited and grateful to appreciate the beauty of the world and your place in it.
You may be feeling especially nurturing today and loving in this week. Studies show that touch as in a hug from a friend or curling up on the lounge with your partner releases the “love hormone” Oxytocins which lower blood pressure and heart rate. Catching up with friends or loved ones will feel especially satisfying.
Taurus is all about the senses, so you may be feeling hungrier in this week, so make sure you keep an eye on your nutrition. Our cycles are a wave so it’s best to go with your body rather than against it. Listen to your body and give it what it’s asking for, if you are tired see if you can have a sleep.
This is the most difficult week of all for some women where you will want things that make you feel good. Dropping hormones are making it harder to resist the comfort splurge. Taurus loves beautiful things and indulges in the senses, so those shoes maybe really gorgeous, but do you need them? Take the option for lower-cost pampering, such as a manicure, or a bath with homemade sugar scrub. Suffering runs rife this week giving your self-esteem a hit, kindness and patience with yourself is what you need most of all this week.
*** The New Moon in Taurus will activate a certain part of your chart and you will see which part of your life will be most affected.
As always, it is recommended you take time to do meditation, look at the nutritional value in your diet and how it’s making you feel.
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