4.30.2022, 4.29 PM ET
Peace. Be. Still.
The Moon has joined the Sun in the Fixed Earth of Taurus, kicking off another 29-day journey of self-discovery, and I’m hearing –
Peace. Be. Still.
Taurus is the call back to the Root, back to the Ground, and back to that which is Unshakable within us. Taurus is the part of you that houses your most primal and ancient wisdom – the wisdom of the Body and the wisdom, which really is the wisdom of Mother Earth Herself.
New Moons in the sign of Taurus ask us to soulfully step into our power by embodying our self-worth in ways that bring us lasting peace and sacred pleasure. Taurus New Moons seek to heal the part of us that was not taught that everything about us – our bodies, our minds, our dreams, and our talent- is WORTHY.
All New Moons signify new beginnings, but because this month’s New Moon is also a Solar Eclipse there is a super-charged call to approach this new beginning with a reverential stillness that allows you to perceive, by direct experience, what may be emerging out of the shadows for you.
Solar eclipses occur when the light of the Sun is literally obscured by the shadow of the Moon, and so this next Lunar month urges us to explore, and be open to, healing wounds from our past that have perhaps kept us “stuck” or “fixed” to a pattern of responding and/or perceiving that we have outgrown. This is especially true since Pluto, the planet of our “Underworld” and depth experience has recently stationed retrograde, calling us even deeper into the fertile soil of a past that needs healing and a soul that needs feeding.
With this eclipse’s conjunction to both the planet Uranus and the asteroid Eros, the ground beneath our feet is shaking with the tremors of a quake that promises to AWAKEN us in the areas of our lives that are most touched by Taurus energy. Eros is known as the god of love, lust, and passion, and Uranus represents our Sacred Rebel within, so you may find that this month’s unfolding heralds a time of liberation from those things that you have been unduly bound to, and an increased focus and attraction to that which you truly Love.
This message is amplified because Venus (the goddess of Love and the ruler of Taurus) is in the transcendent waters of Pisces (the sign of He/r exaltation) and is sitting in conjunction to Jupiter – the planet of expansion, growth, faith and wisdom. Together, these two planets bring us messages of Hope, of dreams fulfilled, and of real peace… if we can embrace the stillness that keeps us grounded and aware of our unshakable connection to our Goddess/God/Source within.
Be open to the inevitable endings and the inevitable beginnings of this time. Be open to the mystery. Pay attention to your dreams and the soulful whisperings in your inner ear. Be gentle with yourself.
Yes you can, and yes you will 🌸.
Blessed New Moon 💗♉️.
Reflection Questions & Journal Prompts
What do you want to see bloom, blossom and flourish in your life?
How are you being called to relax your grip and lean into trust to allow that growth to happen?
In what ways must you bring increased attention to how you are investing your precious time, energy, money, or resource?
And, in what ways is the call back to peace guiding you home?
New Moon Horoscopes
Solar Eclipses ask us to open up and receive new ways of being – not through force or “making something happen”, but through a reverent paying attention that allows us to truly hear what the Universe is saying to us. There is something ending in your life, and there is also something emerging. Look to the portion of your chart that houses 10 degrees of Taurus, and also the house that is ruled by Taurus, for an indication of where this month’s themes may be the most salient. Then… Wait. Watch. Listen.
The horoscopes below, meant to be read for your Sun, Moon and Rising sign, are provided for inspiration and points of reflection. As always, be guided by your intuition as you feel into the shifts of this month’s New Moon and Solar Eclipse
This month’s New Moon invites you to open your heart to new ways of investing in you. You might be sensing a real shifting of your priorities and a pull towards a heartfelt dream that you thought was long lost but has now reappeared. Honor the call, in whatever form that it takes. Consider how “investing” is a sacred act that allows you to continually say goodbye to the old and say hello to the newest and the truest version of you.
In what ways are your core values guiding the way you invest your time, your money, your energy, your talent, and your resource?
The Princess of Pentacles
This month’s New Moon invites you to shed a layer of spiritual skin that has felt heavy. There’s a radical new birth that has been calling to you and now arrives at the doorstep of your heart. You are ready for the change. You are ready for the shift. You are ready to step into a way of loving and being loved that leaves you more vulnerable, but also leaves you rooted more solidly in sacred ground.
What must you allow to pass away in order to make space for the new birth that is happening within?
This month’s New Moon invites you to create space in the realm that you call “sacred”. Not all messages are meant for public consumption. Some messages are meant for your ears alone, so that you can truly receive them into your heart, allow them to take root, and then watch them flourish.
Listen. Listen. Listen. What are you hearing in your inner ear, and in what ways is it urging you towards even more expansion and growth?
This month’s New Moon invites you to find new strength and vitality in the beauty of boundary-setting. Your community needs you, but it needs you fed, rested and secure. Love is not always saying “yes”. Sometimes Love is saying “no”, “not now”, “I need time”, “I need me”.
How are you being asked to open to new ways of circumscribing your world?
8 of Cups
This month’s New Moon invites you into a newfound peace – a peace that says follow the path of the heart, and a peace that allows you to walk away from the dull and the outworn. Perhaps it’s time to lay the mental swords down, and wait-watch-listen just long enough to hear the call of that beautiful lion’s roar that inspired you in the first place.
In what ways might it be time to pull it in, and allow your eyes, and your heart, to refocus on the values that drive you?
4 of Swords
This month’s New Moon invites you to soften the mind and soften the heart and see what peace can be found in knowing that you don’t have all of the answers. Some legs of our journey need to be “felt into”, and some doors can only be opened with a healthy dose of trust… because exploring beyond your known limits means opening up to the unknown.. again, and again, and again, and again.
In what ways are you being called to become more pliable in the hands of the Universe?
Princess of Cups
This month’s New Moon invites you to open your heart in ways that you had not anticipated. Grounding your dreams of love, beauty, and harmony in “the real” is a process. Allow yourself to be led – step by step, and breath by breath, as you awaken to what IS possible. Deeper trust brings deeper love. Divine timing is everything.
How are you being called to open to a dream that is rising up from within?
This month’s New Moon invites you to take notice of the ways in which you define Love. Some ways have been working, but perhaps other ways have not. Your love nature is transforming, opening you up to the “untried but true” in matters of the heart. The more you open to cultivating your fertile ground within, the more equipped you’ll be to cultivate that fertile ground without. Turn over the topsoil, and let what must pass, pass.
What old ways of relating must you release, and what new ways of relating must you welcome in?
This month’s New Moon invites you to consider what freedom can be found in your day-to-day choices, habits, and routines. Sometimes a glitch in the matrix is precisely what we need to shake us away from an outworn pattern and usher us into a new way of being that can teach us something we had not known before. Keep those eyes and ears open. The mystic can always be found in the mundane.
How are you being called to take notice of your “every day” magic?
Princess of Wands
This month’s New Moon invites you to take notice of how you define pleasure. There’s an old mold that wants to be broken, and a new one that wants to form. Let yourself crack open, and let that opening lead you into joy. This is the seed that seeks to be planted, pruned and groomed in the coming weeks.
What calculated, yet creative, risks are you being asked to take in order to climb that new mountain you’ve been eyeing?
This month’s New Moon brings you back home to yourself to rediscover what it means to nourish yourself from the Root – from Home, from Family, from your Heritage, and from your core. This may be a time where you see your past with transformed eyes, ushering in sustenance to those places that have felt in need, and ushering in healing to those places that have felt wounded. Healing salve is here for wherever, and whatever, you call “Home”.
How are you being called to slow down and refocus your attention in order to nourish yourself from within?
5 of Pentacles
This month’s New Moon invites you to enter into a place of sweet renewal – especially within the confines of your mind. You may begin to finally see how the pieces fit together in some area of your life, allowing you to proceed with greater trust and confidence. Let it gel… let it form… let it transform, in its own time. Be the Sacred Alchemist who – step by step, and piece by piece – mixes in the ingredients that bring you joy, and then watch the magic happen.
How are you being called to step out in faith, and keep the faith, with an attitude of patience and sweet surrender?