10 May 2013 at 10:30am AEST, Sydney, Australia (19 Degrees of Taurus)
The way is in the heart …
Allow the beauty of your Soul to shine".
Taurus is the first earth and fixed sign represented by the Bull. It is ruled by Venus, the Goddess of Love and Beauty (Aphrodite). It rules money and value and the 2nd house of the zodiac. Taurus expresses in an earthy, steady, practical way. In esoteric astrology, Taurus is ruled by Vulcan. The gift of Taurus is "being present" and an apt motto for it is "I have, therefore I am."
Through this New Moon in Taurus we will feel how in matters of love, this sign is congenitally romantic, needing pleasure, comfort and security. It loves to be wined and dined and loves physical touch, massage, aromatherapy, the sense of smell, quality and sensuality because it rules the five senses. Taurus loves to "smell the roses" and enjoy the body and Mother Earth and experiences of nature.
Material security, values, inner resources, (creativity) and self worth are the domain of Taurus and enjoyment, appreciation of the physical and material worlds are its other gifts. It teaches us to 'let go' of attachments and possessiveness, jealousy, stubbornness, resistance to change, fear of loss - especially of money, and lovers / relationships.
Our values must always be based on a healthy sense of self esteem and confidence in manifesting with the Universe through Love (rather than fear) and trusting in 'the flow' rather than holding on and blocking the flow. Learning how to trust and let go to manifest is now more important.
Taurus rules the neck and the throat (and the 5th Chakra that controls our expression of truth. It can influence us musically, in crafts and art and even in things like gardening, farming, cooking (indulging) and working in areas of beauty, fashion or massage.
Taurus is governed by the Earth Goddess and the Sacred Cow. In the Precession of the Ages and the Age of Taurus from 4200 to 2300 BCE, humanity worshiped the Holy Cow and the Golden Calf. Krishna appeared in India during this time, spreading the cult of the cow. The Semites worshiped the Bull god El. And in Crete it was the Goddess Europa, who as a cow gave both to the Bull King Minos. The Great Goddess Hera was revered as the cow eyed queen.
This age reflected the age of agriculture and advances in farming such as use of the oxen. The horns of the bull were sen to represent the lunar crescent, as the moon is exalted in Taurus.
This new Moon is a special one because of the Solar Eclipse - a seeing and new beginning. It is at 19 degrees of Taurus, with the Sun, Moon and the asteroid - Goddess Pallas Athena. She is the Warrior Goddess of strategy and wisdom, diplomacy, creativity and healing. Her birth represented the balancing of the feminine/masculine energies and the transition of the patriarchy to matriarchy and the balancing of the head and the heart through the Divine feminine.
In mythology, Pallas Athena was second only to Jupiter / Zeus in rank. By choosing the courage to care for the Earth and her inhabitants, we can manifest to create rather than destroy our Earth and nature and enjoy the fruits of the Earth Mother.
Eclipses can effect the electromagnetic field of the Earth as well as our bodies.
This is a major time of change and there are many opportunities to manifest with the Universal laws of attraction and abundance at this time, through Love (Venus) and valuing our Earth and our bodies How stressed are you ? Do you live in your head?
We also have the Goddess Sedna (dwarf planet) joining this new moon at 23 of Taurus. She is the Inuit Goddess of the Sea who stirs up what has been submerged in the collective unconscious oceans and who protects all creatures of the sea (whales, dolphins and turtles, etc.) urging us to care for all those who live there.
Goddess Juno at 15 Aquarius, squares the Nodes. With all these planets - Sun, Moon, Mercury, Mars, Pallas Athena, all around the South Node (our past karma ) we must look at what does not sustain us and our natural environment and birth new paths through love and the sharing of abundance. We can do this by using the laws of the Universe, especially the law of attraction ruled by Venus.
At this time, another asteroid Goddess Ceres (which is also a dwarf planet) is at 12 degrees of Cancer and is joined by the asteroid Goddess Vesta at 5 degrees of Cancer and opposes Pluto at 11 of Cancer in Capricorn, who is squaring Uranus in Aries. (See last month's article on that subject).
Yet, Ceres is also in a beautiful abundant 'grand water trine' (positive creative flow) with the North Node / Saturn in Scorpio and Neptune and Chiron in Pisces in the water signs. This offers us creative ways of healing and intuiting the Divine Feminine through love and choosing to nourish and enjoy our magnificence as loving, trusting humans who can share and care for one another, and take responsibility for what we are creating with our thoughts and emotions.
The 'Sabian symbol' for this New moon Eclipse at 20 Taurus is "wisps of wing like clouds streaming across the sky; the awareness of spiritual forces at work."
Take time to enjoy the fruits of all things Taurus. Nurture your bodies, create abundance with the love of your heart, manifest so you can enjoy sharing luxury with all. Spend time in nature writing your wish list and do a ritual to the goddess of abundance Laksmi.
Write a list of 10 things you want to manifest that could create more beauty, love and joy in harmony with the good of all.
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Enjoy the love and Light of the Goddess.
Until the next New Moon,