the new moon at 14’11 taurus is exact on saturday may 4th 2019 at 3:45pm PDT- initiating us into a new lunar cycle that is focused on money, values, self worth, self Love, embodiment and the environment. this new moon is one day before the solar gate of beltane- so we have a lunar gate (new moon) aligned with a solar gate bring extra potency to what is being seeded or initiated this weekend. if you are a galactic benefactor member you have access to the lunar and solar gates (lunar posted yesterday, solar will be posted today) so take a listen. if you are not a member you can sign up to be one here- https://divineharmony.com/become-a-member/
this new moon is in earthy, embodied, sensual and abundant taurus- putting focus on the here and now and what IS in our bodies, in our finances and in our relationship to the natural/material world. taurus is not a sign that is seeking to go up and out. this is a sign that wants to be here now- fully embodied and enjoying the experience of living an earthly life! this is the 2nd new moon in taurus since uranus entered taurus- a 7 year transit that brings radical, revolutionary energy into the mix. where taurus likes stability and security- uranus likes upheaval and change. where we have gotten stuck, stagnant and resistant to evolution- uranus comes in like a gale force wind showing us what needs to go, what can stay and/or what needs to be radically shifted or awoken.
this new moon makes exceptional aspects- triggering the saturn/neptune sextile which is one of the biggest transits of 2019. saturn is the root chakra, neptune is the crown chakra (also the Higher Heart chakra). saturn is reality, neptune is dreams. saturn is what IS, neptune is what is possible. we have support this year in linking dreams with reality but we have to be willing to do the work. all the capricorn flying around reminds us that evolution and transformation requires mastery, discipline and hard work! we don’t want our head in the clouds without our feet firmly on the ground- and this coming lunar cycle is all about getting more solid and grounded financially, career-wise, professionally, personally and more.
the ruler of this lunation is venus who is in aries- a sign she is not the most comfortable in. venus is typically relational- where aries has a me-first mentality. this is not always bad- as aries knows when to say no, set boundaries and/or walk away- while venus tends to value other and relationship over herself. venus is heading to trigger the whole capricorn confluence (saturn/pluto/south node) as well as the jupiter/eris fiery trine- showing that BIG ENERGIES ARE INCOMING. the old, the toxic, the stagnant and stuck is no longer working. we need new life, new energy, new fire to come in and transform things OR burn things down entirely so that we have a clear slate to rebuild from. issues in relationships, finances or work situations are possible. the key here is how we show up in a crisis-as we all have crises in our lives! but do we use the crisis to become more conscious and more masterful? that is the work right now.
luckily throughout the month many taurus planets (sun, mercury, venus) trine the whole capricorn confluence- remind us that slow and steady wins the race. persistence, patience and endurance will make it so we complete the race. think turtle not hare- think long term impact not short term reward. we can truly anchor something amazing this month- when turn towards WHAT IS and do the work (both inner and outer).
mars is out of bounds in the new moon chart- beyond the boundaries of the sun. he is also right smack in the middle of making intense aspects to neptune, saturn, south node, pluto and jupiter (in that order- running from 4/27 to 5/5). mars in gemini wants to speak up, express himself and his truth, be on the move and be free! yet all the tense aspects can exacerbate the tenancy to want to escape or run away or be dishonest with the self or others- so it’s super key we are grounding this yang energy. taking action right now should be taken from a place of response not reaction. we want our will and drive in service to something Higher (not the ego running the ship).
some fixed starts to take note of- mars is the orion constellation and closely aligned with cappella and phact- stars that speak to the need for freedom of movement and adventure. this can be amazing when we channel our inner pioneer and go into the territory that scares us! just watch out for using movement and freedom as a means to escape or bypass what is really going on underneath things or behind the scenes.
the sun and moon are aligned with menkar- a fixed star that is said to represent ‘a victim of the Unconscious’. it’s a star in the open jaw of the whale or the sea monster. think of the biblical story of jonah and the whale- perfect symbolism for what happens when you get overtaken by the Unconscious that you deny and do not face. we all have things in our shadow we ignore, deny, don’t want to deal with or face. and yet there are times in life that that which we have spent our whole lives escaping finally catches up with us and it captures us and we are forced to face it. this lunation can help us face what is within us- if we are willing to dive a little deeper! (for more info on my upcoming Astrology & Your Shadow course starting may 15th that will be ALL ABOUT THIS look below this write up)
interestingly jupiter is on ras alhague- which is all about having the desire to heal a wound. all it takes is desire- and then follow that up with conscious action and YES WE CAN HEAL. but to heal we have to feel. remember the north node is in cancer. we need to get intimate with our emotions, intimate with our Inner Child- the little one within who needs to be loved, cared for and protected.
there are a few asteroids that are important- totally atlantis on neptune- bringing up from the Unconscious (the personal AND collective reservoir of the past) memories and fears around what happened back then so many thousands of years ago. atlantis is a living myth- not just a made up story but something encoded with truth from the past. back then our technology and intelligence outran our spiritual awareness, integrity and compassion and the ship went down so-to-speak. some say we are perilously close to that same place again today in 2019. with the toxins in our water, food and air- with the focus on profit and power and not on health, humanity and taking care of the earth- we are in a very intense place in our history as a humanity. what is arising right now is an opportunity to do things differently. i do believe many of us incarnated at this time for this very reason- to make a difference, Higher choice.
i leave you with ellias lansdale’s star sparks meditation for 15 taurus. he talks about surrender and how that sets into motion a whole new sequence of events in a whole new direction. how letting go of what we cling to opens the space for it to return in another form- that even in the midst of loss we can find rebirth and renewal. ellias says “We are seeking here to send ourselves beyond all that we’ve ever known by entering upon earth existence at a very intense level and cracking through the collective and ancestral codes to embrace the world beyond death.” hence the title of this degree ‘his best friend sings a song at his funeral’. we are going through a death- personally and collectively- but new life is on the other side. allow what is to pass to pass. honor it, bury it, let it go. but keep the song in your heart- as a new life is waiting. it is up to you to sign your new life into creation.
ASTROLOGY & YOUR SHADOW- course starts May 15th
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by ellias lonsdale
Taurus 15 His best friend sings a song at his funeral
When we surrender, when we inwardly reconcile ourselves to those things we cannot change, we set into motion a sequence of events in a whole new direction. Included amongst these fresh events is the distinct possibility that what we gave over and could no longer cling to will return to us in another form and be redeemed in it’s sacrifice, in it’s completion, in it’s ability to let go of the past and link with something greater, even amidst sufferings and losses.
Usually it does take these chains of events, these fixed inevitables to spring us from what we have previously created and become identified within. This is especially because what we have wrought in the past is so very substantial and permeating. We come out of a lineage that is intensively real and binding. And our only way quite often to metamorphose this whole stream into where it needs to go now is to take it upon ourselves to dramatize all that it means to die unto ourselves and our worlds in a radical depth movement.
There arises on the inside a grace, a blessing, a gift that could not arise in a easier light. We do realize what it is that carries us through and what it is that stops us. We get down to a core lesson that may prove to be our springboard into an entirely different octave of existence. And at the innermost center of this ritual drama, we may be granted an ending vision of our purpose and our essential path, at a level beyond what we could dream up when we were entangled.
We are seeking here to send ourselves beyond all that we’ve ever known by entering upon earth existence at a very intense level and cracking through the collective and ancestral codes to embrace the world beyond death.