Astrological Musings

Earth Goddess
“Earth Goddess” by Dee Cooper Swift.

The New Moon in Taurus on the 13th is a very dynamic one despite the natural placidity of the Taurean energy.

At the New Moon the solar principle of conscious mind and will is fused with the lunar principle of instinct and emotion, making New Moons the perfect time to begin something new.
In Taurus the Moon is moving from the initiation of Aries to an appreciation for a life that is more grounded. There is a greater need for security and for a life that feels connected to the earth in some way, either through the natural cycles of life or through the five senses of the body. More than any other sign, Taurus values all aspect of life in a body and this is a good place to start in this New Moon period.
The New Moon here is squared by Mars in Leo, suggesting some conflict between the urge for a more earth-bound life (Taurus) and the need for more action and self-expression (Leo).  Challenging aspects can create some tension between two differing impulses, and then it is up to us to integrate and balance.  So with this New Moon we are being asked to find that comfortable place of strength (Taurus) while still attending to the need to assert ourselves (Mars) in a way that helps us to find the truest self-expression (Leo).
The energy of the Saturn/Uranus opposition is also present here, presenting a dilemma that necessitates creating balance between the past and the future.  This opposition has been moving in and out since the fall of 2008 and is nearly complete, but in the meantime that balance between bringing in something new, fresh and different (Uranus) and relying on reliable structures from the past (Saturn) continues to require our focus.
But the New Moon forms a harmonious trine to this opposition and to Jupiter (confidence and abundance) as well, enabling us to more easily integrate all of these divergent impulses in order to create powerful intentions that help us to move forward with clarity. This clarity is aided by a trine from Mercury to Pluto that helps us to probe deeply beyond the surface into a multifaceted and multidimensional reality.
The New Moon energy is already available to us, and is perfect for beginning any new project connected to the Taurean desire for beauty, comfort and security.  Saving money for the future, spending time relaxing, working in the yard and connecting to the Earth Goddess, or finding the inner strength to persevere through adversity – all of these are valuable Taurean themes to consider now.

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