Tuesday, May 15, 4:48 a.m. PDT
24°35′ Taurus

The Moon will move in to the sign of Taurus on Sunday, May 13 around noon. When the Moon travels through Taurus we are each given an opportunity to honor all things earthly. In the sign of the bull, the Moon is ruled by Venus and becomes dignified as it grants Venusian prospects of good fortune. Under Taurus’s lunar influence you may want to relax, to experience the finer things in life, and to seek emotional security and comfort through the sensual pleasures of gourmet food, fine wine, and chocolate.

Astrologically, Taurus represents both the material and spiritual realms: From a material perspective Taurus is the sign that correlates security with survival — what brings us security, or allows us to feel secure, will promote our survival. In our Western world we often find ourselves associating our security (personal value and self-worth) with our growing or diminishing financial status. Therefore, you may find yourself pondering your personal value and net-worth during this potent lunar phase. Ultimately, however, Taurus’s divine purpose is to teach us how to embrace self-reliance, self-worth, and self-love from a place deep within ourselves. When Taurus seeks spiritual awareness, one becomes attracted to the esoteric laws that are revealed through the study and practice of the ancient wisdom teachings. This intention is sought by the soul, in order to obtain union with its higher nature and to spiritualize the earthly human form.

This Full Moon is ruled by Aphrodite’s planet of Love — Venus. Venus is synonymous with LOVE and when associated with Taurus she is asking us to cultivate a loving relationship with self so we can love the other unconditionally. Venus is currently traveling through the zodiac sign of Gemini and she is making a sextile aspect to Uranus — the planet that inspires and ignites us to “wake up” and change. This year’s New Moon in Taurus is especially important because it is occurring on the same day (May 15) that Uranus is moving into the sign of Taurus following its 7-year passage through Aries.

With these Venusian and Uranian influences you can expect to “awaken to” what it means to love (Venus) from a place of freedom (Uranus). Can you create liberation for yourself and others by loving without attachment? If yes, then you should be aligning with an internal sense of worthiness, that brings a deep inner strength, serene peace, and love of self — ultimate freedom. If like most of us, however, this attainment seems impossibly difficult, then you may want to embrace the energies associated with this potent New Moon, along with Uranus’s movement into Taurus, to mindfully (Venus in Gemini) set intentions to do so.

Lastly, both Taurus and Venus correlate to our values. What do you truly value and how do you love others based on those values? Expect to hear the word “value” quite frequently over the upcoming 7-year period, as it will likely become the new “buzz-word” during Uranus’s movement through the Venusian sign of Taurus.  You can also anticipate a new awareness, one that will awaken you to how you relate based on your personal values; and how your individual way of relating creates or denies security and love in your life.

Following are some suggested Taurean intentions for this New Moon:

  • To appreciate beauty and the finer things in life without a need to possess or own.
  • To display self-worth that radiates inner security regardless of my financial status.
  • To honor and nurture my individual gifts and values.
  • To love myself and others unconditionally.
  • To allow others the freedom to not love me.

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