The New Moon in Taurus Concerns:
- the body
- home and family
- building cautiously
- Being conscientious.
- emotional patterns based on security
The energy flow of the Taurus New Moon is even and a time where we most experience the sensual aspects of nature and ourselves. The forceful forward movement of Aries becomes solid, calm, and patient during the Taurus New Moon. This is a time where we have a desire to protect our material goods and to have a strong need for financial security. This moon is a poor time for out of the ordinary changes. People may tend to be more cautious and reserved about their money, especially during the beginning of this moon's phase. However, the Taurus new moon is a good time to finish up with projects, and to stay home with family. Taurus gives attention to order and detail.
Emotionally, there is stubbornness but also a great deal of sensitivity towards others. This sensual divinely feminine Earth sign reminds us to take the time to appreciate the wonders of the Earth. Make it top priority to spend some time out doors. Gardening, dancing, or creating a delicious picnic with family and friends. Taurus wants us to allow our feet to get dirty, to feel the Earth in all of her glory between our toes, and to soak up all of Mother Earth's grounding, healing, protective energy.
Taurus Earth grounding Ritual:
- Sit on the ground in a place you love, know and feel that you are in harmony with all of nature. It is the power of rooted Taurus, the earthiest goddess of all. Send down your grounding cord, she will stabilize you, as you open your foot chakras and pull up the abundant, fertile life forces. Feel earth pour into you, let your body be heavy, part of our Earth mother rich and bountiful. Open yourself to fertility, to create either a child of your flesh or a birth of new beginnings in the material world. Perhaps it's a new job, or a new home. Now, birth yourself, grounded in the sensual earth. Pick up a handful, smell her richness. Pick fruit from the vine, taste it's nectar. Smell a rose, or run your hands over a fur or over the soft silky skin of your lover's body. Eat a piece of hot fresh bread, put your hands on your own body and bless her. Know that you are Goddess. Count your bountiful blessings; your garden, your home, work. These are the gifts of Taurus. Remember, the Taurean age was the last age of the matriarchy.
- Taurus Affirmation: "I am grounded, content, and calm, in the arms of the Earth."
Herbs: Sage is under the influence of Venus and the sign of Taurus. It is highly medicinal and can be used as a gargle for throat infections (often associated with Taureans) as well as spiritually cleansing and purifying.
Crystals: Rose Quartz, Malachite, Lapis Lazuli, Emerald, chrysocolla
- Taurus NEW MOON occurs May 17th at 9:13pm PDT/May 18th at 12:13am EDT/ 4:13am GMT