New Moon in Taurus

The New Moon at 6 degrees of Taurus on April 26th comes as a breath of fresh air, making no major aspects to the planets. Taurus’s ruling planet Venus is in the last degree of Pisces, stimulating the review of all that has transpired in this highly sensitive sign since January 3rd. It has been a year of nonstop action so far, with so much going on it has been difficult to see the forest for the trees or tell the difference between what is coming and what is going. Some may wonder, despite their busyness if they have accomplished anything at all. Things may seem weird, uncertain, and indecipherable. The goddess planet of love at at 29 degrees of the sign of the fishes puts us in touch with other realms and states of consciousness to the nth degree.

There is a general tiredness and irritability that has been affecting people on all levels over the past several days. Often times what we most need or desire is not handed to us on a golden platter, does not come with ease and must be worked for or simply claimed as rightfully ours. Right now one must claim their own right to slow down, take inventory of what is working and what is not, and to address a vast accumulation of unmet needs and things-in-need-of-repair. If not now, when?

Retrograde Saturn is re-forming a square to Chiron for the second time since December 28th 2016. It will be exact on April 30th and revisit this aspect for a third time on November 2nd 2017. This can be a very raw and painful transit in many respects, both for the collective and for the individual. It is bringing up deep wounds of the distant past, many of which have played themselves out over and over again like a broken record. The profound opportunity available now is to finally break free from such painful patterns, by acknowledging them as just that instead of continuing to identify with them as part of who we are. Since Saturn is in Sagittarius and Chiron in Pisces, we are faced with the most limiting of belief systems in ourselves and others and now clearly see how they have affected our emotional lives, health, and intimate relationships. Tendencies toward addiction and escapism are also being brought up for release.

Mercury is joined with Uranus in Aries and Retrograde for one more week, direct on May 3rd. So much to do, so little time, so little energy, or so the story goes. This could be one of those beliefs that must be looked square in the face and conquered. For now, it is suitable to pace oneself, take it easy, and get closer to terra firma in some way. The sea would also be fine. The point is that Nature and not all the electronic gadgets constantly being sold to us  and shoved in our faces is our first and foremost resource for restoration on all levels.


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