New Moon in Taurus at 9:13 PM PST is just shy of 27 degrees. This is old and wise Taurus, Taurus the Earth Mother, the resourceful one who knows how to survive with the basics and do it well and with ease. The Sun and Moon are near Mars in Gemini adding some kick to the long standing stability of Earth. Mars, the God of War, is in the quickest air sign, so we can start to visualize tree roots starting to sway by gust of hot air that crackle the branches. Enter Saturn, who is making quite an appearance opposing Mars and the New Moon and he is currently “retrograde” meaning he is already calling our attention inward regarding what we stand for, what is worth committing to and believing in. The message seems to guide towards service and humility, for the importance of faith and a spiritual connection are critical to navigate the shifts that are occurring. Venus, the guidepost towards relating in “feeling” oriented Cancer, is trying to awaken us to our “true” roots as she is currently “out of bounds” offering a different perspective on our current and historical family of origin imprints. Mercury is also “out of bounds” or past 23.5 degrees declination, and will be “stationing” during the New Moon ready to receive downloads from the collective intelligence as it excels in its home sign of Gemini. The Moon will transition to Gemini, pass the “stationing” Mercury who is standing still so the Moon has a chance to absorb the messages and insights right before she enters the retrograde period of introspection. We are encouraged to redo, revise, refresh, renovate but not initiate new agendas during retro-gradation. Pay attention to any ideas or flashes that come your way during the next 24 hours. The focus of intention for this New Moon can be around what are your core needs in order to “root” you and ground you, what provides nourishment and ensures your survival. Where 27 degrees Taurus falls in your chart, you can choose to release old ideas and embrace new ways to foster your being, planting new seeds to grow that are strengthened by the power of the mind and soul.