New Moon in Taurus Wednesday April 22, 2020 @ 7:26pm PST
This week we have a New Moon in the sign of Taurus. The Moon loves to be in Taurus, it’s natural exaltation point. A place it feels at home, peaceful and comfortable.
As much as the Moon loves it here, it’s receiving many hard Square aspects. Taurus related topics may feel very challenging and heavy now.
Taurus is the natural ruler of the 2nd House – the house associated with money and material possessions. It also rules our self worth. Self worth and financial abundance have been tied since ancient times!
This New Moon we may feel heaviness around topics related to our material abundance and self worth. It’s a very big world-wide theme right now, so it’s no surprise the planets are aligning to have us contemplate this theme.
Taurus is also ruled by Venus, the planet of enjoyment and pleasure. We may experience a harder time enjoying the simple pleasures this New Moon.
This process is very natural and can be utilized for good. This New Moon is asking us to go inward to examine and contemplate our relationship to wealth and abundance especially in relationship to the squares being made:
Square with Jupiter – What are your beliefs about money and self worth?
Square with Saturn – Do you take responsibility and have discipline in these areas?
Square with Neptune – Do you overspend or have any illusions about money to sort out?
We also have the Moon conjunct Uranus – the planet of expecting the unexpected and upheaval. Expect massive change in the area of your life Taurus rules! It will be unique for each person based on your Rising, Sun and Moon.
With all this heavy and unexpected energy, it’s a good time to go inward, to contemplate and meditate on the topic of money and your relationship to it. The time around a New Moon asks us to become very yin-like instead of taking action.
A New Moon is the best time to set your intentions for the next lunar cycle related to Taurus themes. After contemplating the questions, set time aside to envision how you’d like your future to look.
Avoid taking any new actions until a few days after the New Moon. Instead watch your dreams closely, listen to any ‘downloads’ you get or any deep insights. The veil is thin, listen deeply.
Instructions for looking up your Rising (Ascendant sign):
If you don’t know your Rising Sign, you can pull up your chart here:
Enter your info… and you’ll get a chart. (Note you must have your accurate birth time to use your rising sign, even two minutes off can change it):
The one on the right with letters ‘ASC’ is your Rising Sign, so look at that first, followed by your Moon Sign: ☽ and your Sun Sign: ☉
Rising, Moon and Sun Signs, areas this Moon and Saturn will impact you (Check your Rising first):
Rising, Moon and Sun Signs, areas this FULL MOON will impact you:
ARIES: Self-worth, money, what you eat, your voice, possessions, skills and talents
TAURUS: Yourself, ego, how you present yourself to the world, your looks, identity
GEMINI: Spirituality, your dream world, the past, pain and loss, bed pleasures, isolated places such as hospitals, prisons and institutions, channelling
CANCER: The greater network, large groups of people, acquaintances, community, social media, online communities, good luck
LEO: Work, self-employment, your career, public image, leadership
VIRGO: Father, gurus, spiritual community, foreign travel, blessings, your belief systems, spirituality
LIBRA: Death and rebirth, the occult, big life changes and transformation, sexuality, inheritances, other people’s money
SCORPIO: Romantic partner, business partner, clients
SAGITTARIUS: Your service to the world, day job, enemies, your physical body, health, animals
CAPRICORN: Romance, lovers, sex, play, hobbies, fun, art, intellect, creation, children
AQUARIUS: Home, mother, family, emotional wellbeing, ancestral roots
PISCES: Siblings, online business, general business, local life, relatives, short distance travel, writing, speaking, teaching, mental energy
New Moon Ritual
- Smudge, sage, cleanse and purify the space however you like
- Sit quietly in meditation (10-15mins min)
- Ask yourself “what do I want to create this moon cycle?”
- Listen carefully to your heart
- Write down images, ideas and clarity that comes through
- Pull tarot cards asking “What can help me achieve these intentions?”
- Close your ritual space with prayer, gratitude, whatever has you feel complete
- Note – don’t take actions on your intentions until the Moon is visible again 2-3 days after the New Moon
What exactly creates a New Moon?
A New Moon is when the Sun and the Moon are Conjunct – meaning they are together in the same constellation in the sky.
The moon changes signs every couple of days and the sun every month or so. When the two most powerful luminaries conjunct and come together (the Divine Masculine principle represented by the Sun and divine feminine principle, represented by the Moon) it’s a powerful time to plant seeds’ that will be harvested in the full moon in a couple weeks.
It’s also when the Conscious (Sun) and Unconscious (Moon) combine – and we get deep spiritual insights. The unconscious becomes conscious around the New Moon.
Farmers and gardeners who plant by the moon (biodynamic farming, and the ancients knew this of course) know to plant seeds on the New Moon – especially the first day when the moon is completely invisible.
They harvest, prune and weed during the Full Moon when the moon is bright and full.