- New Moon Conjunct the Sun at 24º Taurus - Having the Healing
- New Moon Trines Pluto Rx, Black Moon Lilith (Mean) and Mars in Capricorn - passionate transformation, sexual energy creates
- New Moon loosely opposing Jupiter Rx and Psyche Rx in Scorpio (which are starting to make a trine to Neptune in Pisces) - spiritual truth
- Mars in Cap squares Uranus in Aries (before they both move on to Aqua and Taurus) - hastiness, action, change, revolution, freedom, electricity
- Uranus moves into Taurus - a revolutionary grounding
- Mercury in Taurus (since May 13th) - thinking slows pace, common sense prevails
- Venus, Taurus’s ruler, sits in Gemini conjunct Pallas Athene - feminine intelligence and pattern recognition reigns
“A Wizard is never late, nor is he early, he arrives precisely when he means to.” - Gandalf
And so the long awaited Taurus New Moon waltzes into our lives on a Tuesday morning, ready to make magic. Venus rides gracefully upon the back of the Bull, ploughing through the thick Earth.
The Taurus archetype has been marinating for a while now in our psyches, so this New Moon provides tender meat for sensual magic to be conjured in the areas of:
Self Worth, Values, (Earning) Money, Possessions, Material Security and Safety, Appreciation, Worthiness, Resources, Gratefulness, Acquisitions, Practicality, Boundaries, Sensuality and Bodily Pleasure, Having/Not Having.
But like Earth itself, it’s not all light and love, all the time. These are very triggering themes of life for many of us, especially now give how uncertain the times feel.
Truth be told the New Moon is but one event among some other incredibly potent aspects. And it’s not that Taurus won’t be an energy for us to work with deeply even though Taurus “season” is ending soon, it’s just that for pretty much all of you reading this…things are about to feel quite different thanks to Uranus in Taurus.
— T A U R U S N E W M O O N M E D I C I N E —
But first, before I fleshfully dive into this astrology…stop for a moment and ask yourself, loudly boldly courageously:
— WHAT DO YOU ALREADY HAVE? —
The reason I ask is because ..well..life imitates art doesn’t it and as I was sitting here to write this and to actually write a bunch of other astrology for side projects..I got frustrated with myself because I’m on day 3 of not much of anything coming out of me. I went into a conversational fit with my self and argued back and forth violently at my selves if I’m being honest and then what stopped me in my tracks was that question blasting across my vision:
— WHAT DO YOU ALREADY HAVE?! —
So I stopped.
I stopped and remembered earlier this week I posted something on Instagram that I had written in my Notes app over a month ago and to my surprise it received so much love and resonated profoundly with those who read. And it was PERFECT for a transit we were experiencing (The Taurus Sun opposing Jupiter in Scorpio).
A perfect humbling teaching and healing moment was just had for myself, and now perhaps for you in my sharing.
There it was a prime example of something I already HAD written, just waiting for the practical application in the now.
And all I did was re-read it and edit it just a bit before posting. It was non dramatic, it was easy, it felt RIGHT, and it still had FEELING to it.
And that is what the Taurus within us is learning. That is what it is capable of teaching.
— WHAT DO YOU ALREADY HAVE? —
So, just out of curiosity, I went through ALL of my old notes. The place I often write the random things that come to me yet I don’t know what to do with.
These are the now semi-edited notes I found that aligned with these Taurean lessons:
- I’m afraid that if it doesn't take a long time then it won't be like I earned it or worked hard enough for it. I'm afraid that if it comes quick then it won't be valuable. I'm afraid that if I don't work hard then I'll be seen as a fraud. - 4/4/17
- Don't mistake conviction for stubbornness. Don’t mistake stubbornness for conviction.- 5/6/17 (Taurus season last year!)
- I feel like I have all of the wrong dreams for what I’m actually capable of. And is that a way of keeping me safe and secure? The “awareness” of thinking “ Well, I suck at that anyway so it'll never happen”. Is that so I have an excuse or a reason to just hoard my energy? - 7/11/17
- “An intrinsic value is something you do for the joy of doing it. An extrinsic value is something you do because you have to. Dr. Kasser found that when societies move toward extrinsic values, depression increases. It’s too bad since we know that when social equality increases, mental health improves.” Source: https://www.alternet.org/personal-health/rampant-consumerism-unfulfilling-work-and-lack-social-connection-all-factor
So as you can see I pulled back for a second, got out of my head and looked at what I already had that represented Taurus itself with these concerns over hard work and persistence and ease, the difference between conviction and stubbornness or desire that comes out of fear, the importance of values.
In turn…learning such a VALUABLE and hilarious lesson in real time, to come back to center to come back to now, to come back to easy, to come back to the realization that I was actually not lacking.
And now..ironically here I am. Writing.
And inspired and reinvigorated to talk about one of the biggest questions when it comes to Taurus:
— WHAT DO YOU VALUE? —-
(Definition) Value; the regard that something is held to deserve, what is important to ones life, an estimate of worth.
- REALLY What do YOU value in your life?
- What do you need to feel content?
- What pleasures make life worth living for the emotions they conure in your body?
- What simplicities are the weaves that keep your fabric together?
- What helps you feel safe and validated as a human being?
This is what I value:
I value the sound of Florence Welch’s voice and the music she makes which allows my soul to cry tears of joy and facilities an insatiable gotta move to it inspiration for my body.
I value the spring time 73º party cloudy, partly sunny, slight breeze and fresh growth. I value the time I have to Instagram myself in the $18 dress outside in said weather.
I value the artistry of solo apothecary alchemists whom work from their homes, crafting little organic bits to put lushly on my bits. I value the safety of knowing these products won’t destroy me. I value compensating these souls for their work.
I value my writing enough to insert a PayPal link at the bottom of this blog, knowing it is worthy of monetary exchange.
I value my astrology knowledge. I value the souls that have taught me enough to buy books, and compensate them when I can, how I can.
I value my darkness, and the growth period I am in. I value it’s brutality and the softness that comes after. I value the effort of my transformation.
I value the support I receive from my family, my communities, my readers, you.
I value this laptop I type to you from, and the connection it provides my introverted soul.
I value the power of my pen, for it’s the vessel hat inspires my voice to come through and launch from.
I value the time I spend watching and enjoying moody dramatic romantic films with orgasmic landscapes and fashion via period pieces like Jane Eyre, Madame Bovary, or Tulip Fever.
I value the artistry it takes to create the red carpet moments from Heavenly Bodies at the Met Gala.
I value emotive effect of visuals.
I value Instagram and the vision board it creates. I value it’s 3rd Eye possibilities.
I value the comforting release of dark chocolate late at night. And I value the muscle relaxers that help me sleep when the pain is too much for me to endure one more night of.
I value the way my mother over-cares even when it drives me crazy.
I value the way my father tries to initiate conversation even when I can’t stand to muster a word from my Scorponic brooding mouth.
I value the way I show up each and every fucking week to do THIS WORK. I value the way I haven’t given up, even though it “looks” meek. I value this conviction. And yes, I value the stubbornness too.
I value the lessons we are learning through the collective exposed shadow fuckery, for I value the clearing it will become in the long run.
I value the books I’m writing, that have yet to be named.
I value the dramatic voice I write from now, and the lush poetry it has sometimes become. I value the secrecy of them.
I value my beautiful things that surround me, as I value the magic of ambiance.
I value that I know I can only travel the world in certain ways.
I value that I know myself even when there’s so much else that I do not know about me.
I value the knowledge I possess, even though there is still so much else that escapes me. I value that it means there is more, after this.
Yet I value the end too, the finality of being done.
I value that I could keep on going on with lists of what I value as if I’m being honest, my mind has been stuck in the lacking and the not having what I want.
So I value that I’m able to get this far, and I value that in this moment I acquired some gratitude that I did not realize I already possessed.
I hope that, you can too.
— A S T R O L O G Y OF THE N E W M O O N IN T A U R U S —
The New Moon in Taurus sits conjunct the Sun, darkening the skies, drawing us within.
It’s as if we have dug deep into the earth, and made a little bed, surrounded with fertile soil, we desire to go deep, dark and spread with space to spread the roots sprouting from our seeds.
Yet, we reach in all 4 directions. Like all of the 4 seasons do. We call in all reinforcements. All elemental resources. We require the rain, the sun, the air, the earth at each of our phases to materialize into existence, once more as we grow into new skin. Giving new meaning to appreciation.
We find security beneath our feet, realizing the ultimate resource that has been here all along: The raw material of Earth.
We are reminded that when we do not feel this natural goddess given weight beneath us we become fixated on the modernity and commodity of pleasure.
We are challenged here to recognize the ways in which we choose false security and possession over true possession.
We are challenged to face the ways in which our insecurities drive us to make choices that do not satiate the cravings of our soul, or help it grow into a fully formed flower.
We are challenged to face the ways in which we turn bitter and cold and stubborn over what we appear to lacking in as reflected by the commoditized society; the not having-ness shown to us on the daily. Our insecurities stalked. Preyed upon. And then fed.
We are challenged to face the ways in which we turn against ourselves for not appearing to be enough for the world. So we must go and get more and more.
We are challenged to face the ways in which we give permission to everyone else besides ourselves to HAVE, to be enough, to claim their goddess given security and worthiness. Yet deny such an acceptance for ourselves.
We are challenged to greet and question the validations we give for other’s right to enjoy their existence, but do not allow ourselves to relax and release from the stubborn prison we’ve built around our hearts.
We are challenged to look at all the ways we don’t let ourselves HAVE by playing the traumatizing devils advocate in our brains; “If I have this, then I will lose this”.
We are challenged to see how related our fear of loss is to our fear of death. And how our fear of having is related to our fear of life.
We are challenged to imagine ourselves as Venus, riding bare backed, upon the sturdy and lush muscles of the Bull, adorned and graceful, patient and present, persistent and enduring with that much grounding connected to her womb, to her own body.
The Taurean New Moon and Sun shyly flirt with our Retrograde Jupiter and Psyche in Scorpio across the sky.
Did you know that the 2nd House in Astrology, the house modern astrologers link to Taurus, is often called the “Gate of Hades”? It is called this for the 8th House (the modern house likened to Scorpio) is the house of death, transformation and our actual descent and journey into the Underworld.
So it’s as if we are looking at the Gates to Hell right now, asking ourselves what do we need? What resources shall we bring? What will truly help us along this traveling?
We can only take what we most value. We will need to travel light. We will need to travel grounded and secure. We will need to use precious resources. We will need to leave some things behind, knowing we will return to them soon and be ever the more grateful for them.
The opposition to Jupiter in Scorpio teaches us the resourcefulness of our own knowledge, our own power, and how the experience of life can draw such inner resources into our hands, into our own flesh and blood.
The opposition can teach us how we can make something from the nothing. The opposition asks us…what’s the Higher Purpose in our Having?
The opposition teaches us how to marry our physical senses with our non physical, psychic ones. The opposition teaches us the power of emotional response, for it’s what we can immediately receive feedback from. It teaches us how emotional response is a resource too, it can teach us what is right…what is wrong..what is self assured, what feels real, what feels off..and so on.
Again, what do you already have, dear ones?
Again, what is receiving the abundance of death in your life, dear ones?
The Taurus New Moon makes trines to Pluto (Retrograde), Mars and the Mean Black Moon Lilith in Capricorn. Trines are always considered lovely aspects by most astrologers, but they can run into excess and exaggeration easily! And well let’s just say..all these planets can easily do that. It’s a good thing this is happening with grounded Earth signs in the mix.
Pluto in Capricorn is transformation central, it’s the years long pressure that creates the alchemy which creates diamonds. Black Moon Lilith, our feminist bitch she-wolf, is taking names in Capricorn to be the fucking boss of her path once and for all. And she’s not always nice about it. Mars in Capricorn, is determined, passionate, and not willing to give up, it’s eager to climb to the top and get shit done.
Taurus on the other hand is a little bit more cautious, more slow, more observant, less likely to react in haste the way Mars or Lilith would…Pluto can be vengefully lurking in the back but does keep an eye on things from below before striking the death blow.
Taurus doesn’t want to be pushed, it will literally bulldoze through something when provoked. We’ve all seen Bull Fights and Bull Runs. But we’ve also seen they can be giant gentle creatures when they feel safe, fed, loved, unthreatened. That being said, it’s still hard to get a Bull to fucking move…those those barbaric pokers.
Taurus doesn’t love change, it has to really really really be worth it to this archetype that prefers to reserve the precious resource of energy at all costs.
And it’s not that Taurus is directly “lazy”…it’s just particular and it’s sensitive and straight up: there has to have a distinct purpose to get going.
But once it does…it absolutely endures come hell or high-water (which can thus lead to that sticky situation again of the not knowing when to change direction for they will also endure crappy scenarios as opposed to any type of change).
What are we willing change for? What is worth the risk? What will we “put on the line”? What are we okay with metaphorically or literally losing in order to gain or alchemize something else? What changes have you already undergone now that you look back that turned out just fine?
What actions are you willing to implement?
What power are you willing to cultivate?
What courage are you willing to explore?
What are you willing to HAVE?
There is also something else to be said about the trines to these bodies in Capricorn, and Taurus as well. It’s all very sexual. Mars is passionate with desire. Pluto, the little death of orgasm that releases waves of pleasure. Black Moon Lilith, the original sexual liberation. Taurus..the sensuality of the body that makes physical embodiment so satisfying and worth while.
Though I’ve said it before, I’ll remind us once more: Sexual energy is creative energy…it’s the energy that literally helps some of us create life. And again, in the literal or proverbially sense here…sexual energy transforms things over time.
Mars is the action maker, the initial penetrator. Black Moon Lilith takes control of where things go, does it her way. And Pluto lurks under our bellies, slowly conjuring the potions that lead to ecstasy and the transformation of the death orgasm. All while Taurus sets the mood and maintains the pace of sensual cycling, and materializing.
These are ALL here for us, right for the taking with this energy all around is thanks to this trine. I do feel this New Moon will come with some manifestations that seem to materialize very quickly into our lives because of this.
And even better, we have expander Jupiter in Scorpio starting to make it’s own trine to Neptune in Pisces…the Dreamer. This will become exact next week on the 25th. But our imaginations start to wax poetic. Our spirituality starts to unify it’s innate spectrum of hard edges and romantic softness. Spiritual Truths are coming through that may have once been hidden, look back to early last December for clues on what visions are circulating back to you once more, what pondering are still lingering from then? Things will start to become clearer in August when this aspect happens once more.
Either way, what is calling us from the deep waters, the deep underground of our psyches needs release..it needs an outlet to pour into. Allow space for your art. Allow space for your longing. Allow space for your desire. Allow space for your healing.
When we ALL decide individually to let ourselves HAVE THE HEALING, the collective reacts in kind.
Oh Mars, let’s talk once more. While he makes love to the New Moon he also makes a hard edge square to Uranus. Mars and Uranus but heads before and after this New Moon, because both these planets are changing signs: Mars moving from Capricorn to Aquarius and Uranus moving from Aries to Taurus.
So underneath all of this, there is an unshakable desire for freedom and liberation. Uranus is revolutionary and bucks the norm. Mars demands his wants. Change will come for us one way or another so it’s probably wise that we don’t resist it and accept some of the changes coming our way.
That being said…don’t let yourself be assaulted with something that disgusts your soul on a sacred level for the sake of change - please use YOUR discernment here.
That also being said…if you’re anything like me…you will kick and scream out of spite through it, knowing full well a part of you has already accepted it’s going to happen. Because…well..your stubborn and full of pride (What? I’m a Scorpio Sun in the 2nd House - that house of Taurus).
The collective may experience some upheaval, something surprising or shocking. And it’s coming from many directions because the square is technically touching upon 4 different signs over the next week or so: first Capricorn/ Aries and then Aquarius/Taurus.
Capricorn rules over systems, structures, the current patriarch model, work, career, path and public resonance.
Aries rules over individuality, self focus, identity, personal force and drive, action taking and yes..war.
Aquarius rules over collective progression, liberation, rebellion, innovative technology, the future ideals, humanitarianism, community versus uniqueness.
Taurus rules over resources, money, possessions, earth, endurance, self worth, values, sensuality, pleasure.
First there’s a collective bashing of heads around what systematic changes we need to put in place to honor each individual instead of given all the power to the elite few. Or if we will stay where only certain types of identities flourish while others get left behind. The survival of the fittest (or richest or most popular).
Second there’s a collective confrontation around claiming independence from the state, the desire to rebel from the norm to establish a new norm for oneself while being hyper aware of the changes that are being done surrounding the collective relationship to money, earth, resources, and lack/abundance. The frustration of wanting massive change for oneself but not knowing exactly how to do that right now because we know there is a collective shift in allocation coming for us.
Guys, I do not have the answers at all for this. There are lots of doomsday predictions because Uranus moving into Taurus in that past has happened during WW2 and some great historic atrocities BUT the times truly were different then and MORE of us right now are awake and are awakening to our inner feminine form of operating..which is not something that has been done in a while, certainly not in the digital age where ideas spread like wild fire.
With all of these long term transiting planets in Capricorn transforming the systems and structures that have governed us to fit the current times, along with unpredictable and shocking Uranus moving into Taurus…there could very well be a feminine revolution that creates really communities and more nurturing way of doing business and expressing power in well..positions of power.
A Matriarch could be born…or we could very well revert back to …”the good old days of good boys and girls”. It’s up in the air, it’s up to US. And if we are moving into the direction of a more inclusive way of being in the world..then…we do have to make sure we are checking ourselves and not creating a new monster, with a different label.
History is repeating, that’s how cycles work. But we do get to determine the changes made the stories we write. To make it better.
Control. Alt. Delete. Edit. Edit. Edit. Publish. Revise. Edit. Publish. Got it?
Days before the New Moon we also have another planet entering Taurus, good old Mercury. It feels like Mercury was in Aries forever because of it’s retrograde so this could be a welcome personal change for our minds.
Our thoughts can slow down a bit, so they integrate. Our bodies sensations can be used as a communication resource. Our minds can come back down to earth and become more present. We can clear our junk that’s taking up space on our psychic screens and reduce overwhelming pictures. We can simplify and de-scatter our brains. We can be more deliberate when we speak and write, what we say carries more weight so we may as well make sure we mean it. Our words and writing may be something that helps us materialize and acquire things. We say what we need outloud and we receive it. Common sense is used more often in decision making and problem solving.
To be honest, I’m fucking psyched for THIS particular change because it’s been a bit too much Mercury in Aries for me with the intense and eager thinking process.
We all could be needing this type of thinking over the next few weeks as the collective navigates the massive Shift with Uranus, even though it’s an slow trodding Earth sign..it’s still a collective change. And not everyone has this astro-knowledge as you do!
The downside to look out for though IS people refusing to change the way they think, those stubborn types might REALLY be in a stronghold in their minds and it could be disheartening. Again, just know..that a lot of people don’t react to change well, even if it is for the better. Most of you reading this have indeed not experienced a Uranus in Taurus transit (I don’t think I have any readers that where around in the 1930/40s ?) We are experiencing this together for the first time.
Use this dense Taurean mindset to know when you’re wasting energy on thoughts or on people that are well..just not worth the worry.
As Uranus moves out of Aries, take some time to reflect. Uranus in Aries was a much needed awakening in regards to our identities. This is exactly why there are so many ways to “label” (or not) gender, sexuality, relationship arrangements, skin color, politics, etc. We have been in a massive change around how many different expressions exist as a human being. It’s been such a healing to find ourselves in this way, even during the times it driven us crazy. Reflect on what you are awakening to within yourself.
One of the best things about awakening to more of yourself is that that which touched your soul back then..before.., you hear differently today and then you love both sounds with equal weight.
Okay Okay, I’m just about done with this New Moon piece …
BUT it is worth noting that Venus, Taurus’s ruler, is still in Gemini and is conjunct the Goddess Asteroid Pallas Athene. What’s great about this conjunction is this: feminine intelligence is supported, and the patterns we are able to recognize as feminine beings that our masculine counterparts may not be able to see yet can be spoken to. And we can find ways to express them in a language others can understand with their little logical brains for once while still being poetic and beautiful as fuck.
This really supports our inner knowingness, that women’s wisdom. This can bring back some even playing field the value of both feminine and masculine thinking patterns.
In a practical everyday aspect…well your Instagram can get so much prettier because you’ll be able to see those visual patterns click, establish themes, and find pretty words to go along with it to express your thoughts.
Okay loves, that is what I’ve got for you on this New Moon in Taurus. I do sincerely hope you’ve acquired value from reading this, for I know it has allowed me to receive such a healing that was just waiting to be embraced.
Thank you for reading through and receiving my words.
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Happy New Moon!
In love and witchcraft,