New Moon Solar Eclipse in Taurus – Growth Amidst Intensity
Expect intensity as we round out April and move closer into Eclipse Season, ushered in with the New Moon in Taurus.
This New Moon Eclipse falls at 10 degrees and 28 seconds of Taurus; at 06:28am on May 1st (AEST) here in Brisbane. *click for a time conversion to your part of the World.
The aforesaid intensity will gradually increase as we wave goodbye to the long Easter weekend and Pluto slows down; ready to station-retrograde the day before the New Moon.
That Pluto transit is especially important if you have planets or points between 27 and 29 degrees of the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) – this is activating your chart!
Whilst the New Moon Eclipse energy is activating 10 degrees of Taurus and the Full Moon Eclipse will activate 25 degrees of both Taurus and Scorpio.
-> so what does that mean?
If you have planets or points between 9 and 11 degrees (New Moon Eclipse) or 24 to 26 degrees (Full Moon Eclipse) of the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) this Eclipse Season is speaking to you!
Check your chart!
Where is life demanding you dig deep and transform something? It may not feel comfortable, but trust that it’s happening for a reason and deal with it accordingly.
Eclipses bring change, so embrace that and buckle up for a life-changing month!
Opportunity, Confidence & Change
New Moons bring renewed energy and fresh opportunity and this one is especially important, as the Moon’s ruler (Venus) joins Jupiter (the planet associated with opportunity and growth) just as this new Lunar Cycle rolls in; infusing the month ahead with abundance and confidence.
The Astrological New Year began last month; requesting you re-establish your dreams for the year ahead and this New Moon; steeped in Taurus energy, asks you to take practical steps to realise those dreams.
Eclipse energy triggers change, but it can take up-to 6 months to fully integrate and manifest, so take note of what desires arise in you and how the impetus moves you forward to what’s possible by November.
Take special note if you have planets or points at 10 degrees of the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) and look for which house in your chart is ruled by Taurus to see the area of life likely affected.
As this is a Solar Eclipse, such change will likely be instigated by an event, person or situation, which comes to a head or fruition.
But please note – Taurus likes to stay put and can be stubborn, so resistance may have to be cleared if you’re to receive the benefit(s).
Pluto’s influence indicates you may have to confront some darkness (Pluto usually brings a confrontation with negative forces within) before you emerge triumphant, cleansed and transformed!
See this as an essential step in the direction of your dreams; rather than a frustration or impediment, because self-awareness is your super power!
Cleanse, purge, detox and clear accordingly as the month progresses.
Pleasure, Joy & Manifestation
The Sabian Symbol for this New Moon in Taurus –
A Woman Sprinkling Long Rows Of FlowersSabian Symbol: Taurus 11
… speaks of both:
1) sewing new seeds (of intent)
2) tending to the seeds already sprouted and in bloom.
Taking time to assess (and give gratitude for) what you’ve already cultivated, can result in more growth; whilst weeding out what’s no longer required (or aligned) can clear the way for new paths to form.
What are you using your spiritual essence to create here on Earth?
Venus-ruled Taurus has an affinity with pleasure and, as April closes, she will be dazzling in the morning sky alongside Jupiter, infusing you with feelings of abundance, joy and optimism.
Seek out the sky’s dazzling display just before sunrise, take time to feel into the energy and breathe it into your being.
Then take time to periodically reconnect with that feeling as we move through May.
Despite the difficulties (and the likely inner-inquiry & healing they’ll require), this is a joy-infused Lunar Month; reminding you to indulge your need for pleasure.
Taurus is the sign most associated with Mother Earth, so be sure to give gratitude for all she provides this month.
Change, Unexpected Surprises and Curve-balls
Uranus is conjunct the New Moon adding to the promise of change and infusing it with excitement and unexpected turnarounds.
Saturn’s square to the Full Moon on the 17th says things won’t just land in your lap, but commitment and dedication will pay off!
But! Both of these planets can up stress levels, so nourish your nervous system, slow down (Big Taurus Message!) and engage in deep breathing when you feel the adrenaline starting to spike.
Re-Visiting the Past
Mercury is now in the shadow zone of his approaching retrograde.
Between now and June 3rd you may feel you’re revisiting the past – either as old patterns emerge or you hear/meet people you’ve not seen in a while.
Mercury will station-retrograde on May 10th and station direct on June 3rd.
Things to do this Lunar Month:
- Write a list of between 3 and 10 beautiful things that you have in your life right now, which you are appreciative of
- Set intentions around the new moon in Taurus related to the physical aspects of life – money, the body, your home
- and write practical steps for how you’ll achieve them
- Open to greater pleasure and release what prevents you doing this.
- Delight your senses – Smell, Touch, Taste, Sight, Hearing
- Slow Down and Cultivate Patience
- Nourish your body with nature-given food, essential oil massages and beautiful surroundings
- Forgive yourself for any unrealised goals
- Connect with Nature and spend time seeking out nature spirits and divas.
- Declutter and purge
- Be extra clear around communication, check details and expect delays
- Be prepared to revisit old patterns and old flames