New Moon in Taurus (May 18th, 6:13AM CEST)
& Mercury Retrograde (May 18th – June 11th)
She waited for that day as a hungry man waits for a feast. She new it would bring new opportunities, new beginnings, a new life. And she couldn’t resist the adventure.
Her soul was solid like earth, she could walk on clouds with the same grace she walked on sand as the sea crashed over rocks and stones. The beach held her heart, and she lived a life anchored on shifting waves. In the movement of the universe she found her peace.
In that moment everything was infinite: the sky, the ocean, the city lights and the love exchanged between beating hearts. Enveloped by a Great Spirit, now she was ready, and like a new born goddess she walked towards the sea. Her gaze was fixed upon the horizon when she opened her chest to the sky like a flower blossoms into spring, singing the songs of Gaia with arms open wide, she was unafraid and free. It was New Moon between her grounded feet and her starry eyes. The New Moon of her years.
She heard the sounds of the sea and took them as her prayers. She felt the breeze and the sand between her finger tips as nature awakened the dawn. She enjoyed living in the world, even though she knew she didn’t belong, and as the Light of the Bull illuminated her face to remind her of home, she began her sacred ceremony of cleanse and purification of heart and intentions. She always lived from the heart, she could not do it otherwise. And as the moon washed away the fears and doubts, she planted a seed in an infinite sky, radiant with new possibilities.
New moons always represent new beginnings, and during this new moon in Taurus, which is ruled by the love and peace planet Venus, we are turning our attention to Mother Earth, our bodies, and how we live consciously in this material reality. Taurus is a grounded, steadfast and determined energy that lives for value (self-value and external value), balance and stability. The higher expression of Taurus is to seek “quality” (value) and a lower expression of Taurus is to seek “quantity” (greed). At the same time of this New Moon, Venus will be moving into Cancer, creating a very harmonious exchange: Taurus is ruled by Venus, Venus will be in Cancer which is ruled by the Moon and the Moon will be in Taurus. It’s time to love and be loved. Rise up from jealousy and manipulation, the cosmos is here to help us nurture and recognise other’s sensitivities as our own.
At the same time of the New Moon in Taurus, Mercury will be going retrograde for the second time this year. This is our opportunity to review, revisit, reflect and rest. Mercury is the planet of Communication, ruled by Gemini, and will go retrograde on it’s home sign making the retrograde effect even more potent. Your brain may slow down and you might find it hard to concentrate and follow through with your plans. This is your protection. When planets go retrograde, that’s our opportunity to slow down and make important adjustments.
Happy New Moon ☽♡☾