15 May New Moon in Taurus 2018
The New Moon arrived today in 24 Taurus. At first glance, this Moon might resonate with being grounded in new beginnings. Instead, this Moon comes with some surprises and has a more electric, action-oriented feel to it as Luna trines both Pluto and Mars. Be mindful also that Uranus made a significant, giant leap into the same sign as the Moon, Mercury, and the Sun today which means that four astral bodies are currently in Taurus. Courage, adversity, outbursts, and changes of plans are all likely. In fact, it may be an entire re-direct of the course you’ve been on. Venus, the planetary ruler of Taurus, is in Gemini and square Chiron today. You might consider how you can have the best of both worlds, you might look for an aha moment/breakthrough, and an open door into an adventure you never thought possible. Think about what you can do (Chiron) with your own two hands (Gemini). There is some subtle, behind-the-scenes energy for healing and awakenings as the Moon sextiles Chiron today as well.
Wishes for the New Moon in Taurus: Get out your notebook and write down wishes in the areas of what you value especially in the areas of money, pleasure, and longevity.
- Financial security
- Getting “down to Earth” or more practical
- Persistence, or a release of stubbornness
- Perseverance, or a release of attachment
- Thyroid, throat health, and vocal chords
- Overcoming sugar cravings
- Healing blood sugar imbalances
Taurus rules your throat chakra: Speak your truth. In Ayurvedic nutrition, Udana is one of the fivefold Pranas (life force energy) that represents the throat. Udana is life force energy that is centered in the throat. If you have been feeling misunderstood, or like you can’t say what you need to say, it may be time for a throat chakra clearing. The anecdote is ujjayi breathwork to move stuck energy out of your throat chakra. In addition to ujjayi breathing, you can visualize dissolving any blockages or opaque energy in your throat area. I like to visualize a stream of white liquid crystal light flowing from the top of my head through my spine to the base of my seat, clearing and spinning each chakra system as the liquid light works it’s way through.
Cooking with the Taurus New Moon: Taurus is ruled by Venus, which brings out a need to make things beautiful, and also a bit of sweet.
- Add garnishes to make a pretty plating.
- Use the best china and silverware.
- Make recipes with natural sugar like fruit and honey
- Treat yourself with something indulgent
- Think figs, berry jelly, peaches, pomegranates, sweet potatoes
- Herbs to consider: Clove, Rose, Mint, Thyme, Vanilla
AstroWellbeing from Molly: “The Taurus New Moon highlights the neck, throat, and thyroid gland. Taurus is the fixed earth sign. Fixed signs represent the most stubborn, longstanding, and difficult to move issues. Taurus also belongs to the earth element, which is the most “fixed” of them all. Stagnation may be an issue. In the body, an abundance of fixed energy may slow down or even block up important processes like digestion, elimination, and circulation…The Taurus Lunar cycle makes us a little more prone to sluggish digestion and its associated symptoms– constipation, gas and bloating, mood issues, and aches and pains throughout the body (due to fecal toxins being reabsorbed into the bloodstream, also called endotoxicity). If your pattern tends toward stagnation, constipation, or poor circulation, you may have to work a little harder to keep your system moving. (A lymphatic drainage massage might help. Or any massage, for that matter!)” (This is an excerpt from Molly Gauthier’s original post).