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Sensuality, Security and The Body
In the fast-paced society that we live in today it can be hard to make time for breathing, let alone sensuality, but human touch is a strong need for overall well-being.
This month sees the Taurus/Scorpio axis highlighted, so you may well find yourself craving more connection, affection and intimacy.
April’s New Moon will fall in the sign of Taurus on April 26th 2017 at 10:16:03PM (AEST); a sign greatly associated with the need for physical affection and security.
Anyone with a child with Taurus prominent in their natal chart is likely to confirm their innate need for this and you may well find that this is coming up strongly for the children in your life right now.
Taurus is also the sign that is most often associated with Mother Earth, so making time for nature, fruits and veggies is a wonderful way to honour her and your body.
Revolution in the Air
Mercury is conjunct Uranus in Aries in the New Moon chart and both are connecting with Pluto via a square (aspect of tension).
The transit of Pluto through Capricorn, which began back in 2008 is synonymous with the uprooting of corruption within our power systems here on Earth and when Mercury and Uranus get together in this powerful configuration, people are unlikely to remain quiet to what they are seeing.
Revolution is in the Air.
Mercury/Uranus can also cause a wired feeling to the mind, so if yours is ticking over and preventing you from sleeping it may be worth listening to what it’s trying to tell you; especially if you’re feeling fired up about something.
There can be sudden insights and awakenings now and with Mercury in Retrograde motion a re-think, re-view and re-structure of belief systems is likely; especially when those belief systems are based on false information.
The Quest for Freedom and Truth and our Responsibility to Mother Earth
The Black Moon (representative of The Divine Feminine and what has been suppressed) is pushing for greater truth and freedom of expression, which may not always feel comfortable.
The New Moon’s Grand Cross with Mars in Gemini and the Virgo/Pisces Nodal Axis, as well as the Black Moon’s square to Neptune, appears to be pushing for the outing of information related to deception and to the health of our planet.
Of course, Taurus also governs the body and now more than ever we need to ensure that we know what is going into and onto our bodies if we are to ensure our future health; including ingredients, what those ingredients are (and their possible effects upon the body) and the source of those ingredients.
It’s no coincidence that the documentary series “The Truth About Vaccines” came out last week and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants more information around vaccines.
It covers a lot.
Globally, more and more people are waking up to the corruption of those in positions of power; such as Governments, The Pharmaceutical Industry, the FDA (The Governors of our food and drug safety) and issues with the Environment and our Animals.
Such abuse of power cannot be allowed to continue. This may involve the ruffling of feathers, but discomfort is necessary if we are to progress.
Taurus likes stability, safety and security. The Black Moon in Sagittarius wants truth and freedom.
Both are necessary if we are to live as free people upon the Earth.
Integration and Working diligently towards Change
Thankfully, with the Saturn/Uranus Trine highlighted in this New Moon chart, it’s probable that the changes you’ve been going through during the last 7+ years (since late 2009) are now becoming more integrated into your life, making them less of a challenge.
What are you now embodying and what needs a little more integration?
What intentions could you set under this New Moon that will either help you to assimilate those changes further or enable you to move forward in a way that honours them?
This aspect gives patience and discipline when breathing new life into areas of your life that have become stagnant or in need of change.
With a Grand Trine between the New Moon, Saturn in Sagittarius and The North Node in Virgo, you may also be considering how you can bring changes related to health and/or work improvements through into the way that you serve others.
If things are to change, then we all need to take responsibility for the health of our own bodies and to minimise the impact that we have upon the Earth.
We are her caretakers, after all.
Compassion and Oneness
With the Moon’s ruler Venus at the anuretic (final) degree of Pisces in the chart and conjunct Chiron, compassion, oneness and the capacity for deep and unconditional love that encompasses all could be strong.
This contact can have you feeling deep empathy in relation to the pain and suffering that is occurring in the World.
How can you ground this compassion into Mother Earth and help to convert the ‘Love of Power’ (that we often see playing out in the wider World) to the ‘Power of Love’ in your own life?
With Venus yet to completely clear her retrograde path you may be privy to insights around wounded parts of yourself that affect your capacity for self love.
What needs to be addressed and healed that is likely connected to a present relationship or maybe an old wound related to your experience of your parents?
Keep opening. Keep forgiving. Keep moving forwards.
And remember, you are as much a part of this Earth as everyone else. You belong and your input is very much needed.
If you’re being visited by the Black Moon in Sagittarius, chances are you’re be finding it difficult to quiet your true self.
Is it time for some emotional honesty and to tune into and trust the wisdom of your body?
We know truth when it is spoken and we innately know what is good and what is not good for our bodies.
What changes can you bring through under this New Moon to nurture your body in more healthful ways?
If you are a parent, what changes can you implement that will help your children to learn to love and nurture of their own bodies?
Remember that children learn from our actions, so anything that you do for you, you do for them.
Awakening and the Need for Patience
If you are someone who is going through an awakening process at this minute and you’re feeling a little lost in the fog, be patient with yourself, give yourself time to adjust and remember that you’re exactly where you need to be right now.
A Need for Earthing/Grounding
If you’re finding that your nervous system is in overdrive at the minute or if you’re noticing that your children tend to be more hyper than usual, you may need to implement a grounding routine to keep everyone centred.
Spending time in nature, walking barefoot on the Earth, burning Essential Oils such as Cedarwood, Vetiver and Sandalwood or pursuits such as gardening, mediation and yoga can help, as can upping the exercise.
Which area of your life is likely to be affected by this New Moon?
Where does this New Moon fall within your natal chart?
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Look for 6 degrees and 27 seconds of Taurus, which is the position of the New Moon.
What does that house (area of life) represent?
Are there any planets, which fall at (or very close to) 6degrees within your natal chart?
Those situated between 4 and 8 degrees of the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) and also Libra or Sagittarius are likely to add more to the picture.
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These alerts are a great way to track your intention setting and to tune into your own emotional ebb and flow as the Moon moves through her eight phases each month.
Much Love, Toria xo