Happy New Moon in Taurus! This New Moon became exact on Tuesday, May 11 at 2:59 PM New York time (18:59 GMT).
This final New Moon prior to the upcoming Eclipse Season amplifies the Taurean energies, with the sun, moon and Black Moon Lilith all conjunct one another. The three of them form an exciting sextile to dreamy, intuitive Neptune on this New Moon chart. We are in for a time of good vibes, expansion, material success, pleasurable experiences, communion with nature, and manifesting our dreams into reality.
Taurus season is a wonderful time when those of us living in four-seasons climates in the Northern Hemisphere can truly enjoy the pleasures of spring. And just as Mother Nature is blossoming during Taurus season, the energies that are now present are encouraging our lives to blossom. So just as we finally have the chance to get out of our winter's hibernation to play outside in the nice weather this month, we likewise have the opportunity to really dive in and play in our lives!
Taurus is an Earth sign, and perhaps it's the Earthiest of the Earth signs. It's all about getting grounded and into the physical. It's crucial to be getting out into nature and connecting with Pachamama during this Taurus season.
The reason nature it is called nature in the English language is because it is your nature. Get it? Nature is your nature. So when you connect with nature, you reconnect with yourself. Even if you don't live near the woods or the beach, there are always options to connect. You could build a garden in your yard or even create an indoor jungle of houseplants. Even in the densest cities like New York or London or Tokyo there are ample parks to be embraced.
A wonderful meditation that you can do when you visit the woods or the beach is to imagine opening your Heart fully to nature. Imagine the energy of nature in its naked state filling your Heart with your own innate essence. Just as your iPhone needs to be charged every few hours, your soul needs to be recharged often by plugging into nature.
Another fantastic meditation you can do is to go on a walk in nature, or even around your neighborhood or city, and turn your phone off or to Airplane Mode. Set your intention to be very aware of what is going on around you. Tune in to the sounds of the birds chirping; notice the shapes of the clouds; take note of the small animals you see; tune into the smells. Try to notice everything. This is a powerful meditation that serves to pull you out of your inner landscape and plug you totally into reality. The present moment is the entrance to true, actual reality.
Nourishing and honoring the needs of your physical body helps your nervous system to relax, which allows you to better stay grounded and present in this reality.
HONORING YOUR BODY'S NEEDS
Make getting ample sunlight a priority. Most (yes, I said most) people in the northern parts of the U.S., Canada, and Europe are deficient in Vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency can be an underlying factor in a whole number of serious illnesses, including cancer. I recommend that everyone get 10-20 minutes of direct sunlight exposure without wearing any sunscreen or sunglasses at least five times a week, exposing as much of your skin as possible. This may need to be done in the morning or evening if you are living in a hot area or near the equator where the sun's rays burn the skin more easily.
The sunlight also cleanses, heals, and activates your chakras, cleanses your aura, and decalcifies your pineal gland. We need sunlight as much as plants do to grow and thrive.
Now's the time to recommit to honoring the needs of your body. A common issue that I find with some Lightworkers is that one can become over-oriented toward the spiritual while ignoring the calls of the physical. Someone may come to believe that they can solve any and all issues in their life through more meditation or affirmations, etc.; meanwhile the body is crying out for physical support as well.
This comes into more focus during this particular Taurus Season with the sun and moon sextiling Neptune—the planet that rules over the astral realms. We need to be mindful that we are paying enough attention to the physical vessel and the grounded aspect of life and that our adventures in the astral worlds (astral travel, daydreaming, channeling, listening to channelings, etc.) are helpful in the context of our overall well-being (and not leading us astray).
As the conscious driver of the vehicle that is your consciousness, if you want to maximize the potential to experience the most instantaneous and miraculous healings possible, you need to give your body the absolute best resources possible.
Diet cannot be ignored. Have you ever heard the saying you are what you eat? If that were true, wouldn't you want to eat the most nutrient-dense organic produce? If you do consume animal products, wouldn't you want those animals to have lived a natural life where they can see the sun daily, and wouldn't you want to bless the animals and thank them for their lives and their nutrition before you ingested their muscle tissue, organs, eggs, or breast milk?
Our bodies are approximately 60% water. Are you staying hydrated enough? Are you drinking good, high-quality, clean water? Lately, I've been really into drinking hydrogen water. You can learn about the benefits of hydrogen water here.
One of the three simultaneous Ascension processes that all of us on this path are undergoing is the physical Ascension. Each and every organ must be totally reborn and rebooted. Each and every cell must be created anew. The physical purification process is an inevitable part of the Ascension journey. As you consciously commit to assist in your inevitable physical purification process, you are sending the signal to your soul that you are READY to truly inhabit that 5th dimensional crystalline light body that is waiting for you.
And YES, if you are struggling with some sort of long-term chronic illness or even just want more energy or to lose weight, it is absolutely necessary to utilize your consciousness to make real shifts in your physiology. Visualize yourself being totally healed, feeling light and energized daily. Speak to your organs and cells and tell them how much you love and appreciate them. Intend to experience physical miracles.
Can you feel the practicality of this integrated approach to healing? You want to get all of your faculties on board. Love, honor, appreciate, and nourish your physical body: it is your temple.
SUN AND MOON SEXTILE NEPTUNE: GROUNDING DREAMS INTO REALITY
As I previously mentioned, Neptune plays a big role in this New Moon chart. Neptune, the ruler of Pisces, is the realm of intuition, dreams, fantasy, and illusion. Since it forms a supportive sextile to the sun and moon, the energy around this New Moon can be described simply as 'making your dreams come true'.
We have an Eclipse Season beginning just a few days following this New Moon. Pay attention to what you dream and fantasize about creating in your life around this New Moon. The upcoming Eclipse Season will put you through the necessary energy upgrades that will get you much closer to manifesting those dreams.
Here are some questions to ponder or journal on around this New Moon:
What kind of life do I fantasize about? Where am I? What am I doing? Who am I with? What does it feel like?
What kinds of life experiences do I fantasize about having? What do these experiences feel like? What sort of life (and finances) might I need in order to make that happen?
Are my dreams big enough? Is there even more I could see myself accomplishing and experiencing in the future?
What's an action-step I can take this month that will lead me just one step closer to experiencing and accomplishing the things I am dreaming about?
Take some time over the next two weeks to do some visualizing on manifesting your future dream life. Believe in yourself. I believe in you!
You will also feel the call to work through your inner blockages around worthiness and manifestation due to Black Moon Lilith's influence on this New Moon chart. More on that later.
MERCURY TRINES SATURN: LONG-TERM PLANNING AND SUCCESS
Mercury—the planet of communication, contracts and plans—forms a supportive trine to Saturn—the planet of long-term stability. With Mercury in chatty and versatile Gemini (where it is joined by Venus), it is a great time to network in your social and business life. You may meet new people and end up making a relationship that helps you to create long-term success in your business (and with Saturn in Aquarius, this will hold especially true for those businesses that contribute to the New Earth and the betterment of society—as well as those businesses involved in the Internet, and green and blockchain technologies). It's also a good time to create a new long-lasting friendship or romantic relationship.
Mercury enters its Pre-Shadow Phase on May 14, and from that day on it will be a less-than-ideal time to sign contracts, make business deals, and make big purchases. If a great opportunity arises, it might still be wise to take it (due to the other current astrological aspects), but make sure all the details are clear and everything is sorted out.
MARS SEXTILES URANUS: LET LOOSE AND HAVE FUN
Mars—the planet of action—forms an almost exact sextile to Uranus—the planet of spontaneity, surprises and unexpected events—on this New Moon. People are going to feel more spontaneous and open to new experiences.
It's a perfect time to take calculated risks that will help propel you forward into that dream life you just journaled on! Unexpected opportunities in business, friendship, or romance may present themselves over the next 28 days—if this happens, go for it and take a chance! If you've been yearning to make real changes in your life, now is a ripe time to do so! Fortune favors the bold goes the Latin proverb.
BLACK MOON LILITH CONJUNCT SUN AND MOON: OVERCOMING SELF-DOUBT
Lillith is an asteroid that like Chiron has a strong influence on our reality. It is known as the 'Black Moon' and represents the repressed parts of the psyche and the dark side of the ego. As it is conjunct the sun and moon in this New Moon chart, Lilith's influence is giving us the opportunity to be shown our own self-sabotaging tendencies and to show where we have blockages in our inner world that prevent us from manifesting that dream life that we talked about with Neptune's influence.
Here are some questions to contemplate or journal on regarding your inner blockages:
When, where, and how do I tend to doubt myself?
When, where, and how do I tend to self-sabotage myself?
Does any part of me feel unworthy of manifesting the life I fantasize about?
What might need to be healed within me in order for me to feel more worthy?
Who would I need to become in order to stop doubting, sabotaging, or blocking myself?
How can I start being a little more comfortable with becoming that person?
EXAMINING YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH MONEY AND MATERIAL THINGS
Taurus--ruled by Venus--also governs money, finances, and all things material. Now is a good time to contemplate your relationship with money and temporal things, especially considering Black Moon Lilith's influence here.
Taurus is associated with the earthly and the material, including money, clothing, beauty, music and sports. Money can be a taboo topic in the spiritual community, but it doesn't need to be. Some people still are hanging on to the idea that in order to be enlightened one must let go of all material possessions—or at the very least be poor. This is an outdated idea left over from the Age of Pisces, when the extremely dualistic economic system thrived.
In the Age of Aquarius, it is all about equality, including economic equality. It is inevitable, due to the astrological and astronomical influences on this planet, that the current economic system will undergo a great shift and the canyon of wealth between the rich minority and the poor majority will be transmuted into a system that supports everyone having more than enough.
Money is not the root of all evil. Money is simply numbers on a computer screen, pieces of paper and pieces of metal. The evil part of the current economic system is the power structure behind it. The money itself is simply a tool to enforce and perpetuate that power structure, but is not the root of the problem. Money is neutral. It is a tool for consciousnesses to interact with one another and has neither a positive nor negative charge.
Money is unlimited, which is clearly proven by the fact that the Federal Reserve in the United States prints exorbitant amount of paper bills at will, which are backed by nothing. Yes, I know this causes inflation. But can you still use the pieces of paper in your wallet and the numbers in your bank account to buy stuff? Money is inherently unlimited, because Abundance is inherently unlimited.
What is your relationship with money? Do you have enough to support yourself and your family in spite of everything that has been going on in the world?
It's crucial to examine your beliefs around money, especially if it's been a struggle for you. There is a whole spectrum on which people can fall into different categories based on the nature of their dysfunctional relationships with money. Some people are stuck in poverty consciousness and believe that money is evil and because of the system they will never have enough to thrive. On the other end of the spectrum, there are people who are in reality very wealthy and yet they are everlastingly on an obsessive, harried chase to acquire more money based on a subconscious (or even conscious) fear that they still don't have enough yet to feel safe.
In between these two extremes we find a middle road of a healthy relationship with money. On this middle road, money is neither a source of stress nor greed.
As a Lightworker, your Service Work may be tied into your financial health. As you step more fully and committedly into your Service Work—whether that is tied in with your career or not—you will energetically align yourself with the vibration of Abundance.
The essence of Service Work is giving back. You are giving back to yourself, to your family, to others, and to the world. Giving back puts you into the vibration of Abundance, because when you are giving back, you are affirming that you have enough to allow yourself to give back (whether it be your time, money, effort, or all three). So as you activate your Service Work, you will naturally activate your Maximum Abundance (and you get to choose what your Maximum Abundance looks like).
It's a good time right now to harness the energies of this New Moon and come up with a clear picture of what you'd like your Maximum Abundance to look like. Here are some questions you can ask yourself and journal on: