New Moon in Taurus 12:29 PM PST
This New Moon has many Planets involved in the mix as the Moon is at 16 degrees 41 seconds Taurus, near the degree of Pluto, Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Mercury and Venus. In the spirit of Taurus energy we are inclined towards the Earth, the physical, and the stage where we come into awareness of our human body and how we feel in it. What does it need at any particular moment to function- water, rest, food, shelter? As we begin to engage our world and nurture our bodies, we build a sense of value and worth or self-esteem. As we come to find our ability to take care of ourselves is vital for our survival, we pay attention to what we need from the sensations of the body.
With a New Moon we are always called to set some form of intention that we would like to see come to fruition at Full Moon. The helpers in that mission include Jupiter and Pluto who are forming a triangle in the sky, otherwise known as a “Grand Trine”. Triangles represent creation and the coming together of 2 forces to result in a third. Some see triangles as the “doorway” the balance point between two polarities. This New Moon will occur when the Sun is highest in the sky overhead, with the Sun and Moon forming the top of the triangle point. As it forms a triangle pointing upward, it is considered an active energy, pushing up and out. As all Trines have one element in common, this one is an Earth Trine. Pluto is rooting for doing the hard work necessary to engage deeply with what we create in our lives and the claiming of “I AM” and what that uniquely looks like to bring us joy. Jupiter makes the 3rd triangle tip encouraging us to nurture ourselves, form healthy routines, and to bring a sense of optimism and belief that we can turn spirit into matter and form.
As 5 Planets are in retrograde right now including the infamous Mercury, this is a time of building the ship but not setting it to sail just yet. We want to start putting our ducks in a row, doing something each day to put us in the direction of our desires, and refining the efforts we have made. Through retracing our steps and rekindling our creative selves, we embody the vision we are putting our energy into as “energy flows where attention goes”. May this New Moon invite you to open up to your senses, reach that deep essence inside of you, and reclaim it, carrying it forward as you create your future.