On the 6th and the 7th of May depending on where in the world you are, there will be a New Moon in the constellation of Taurus.
Taurus is a fixed earth sign ruled by Venus; it represents the senses, sensuality, money, self-esteem, character, perseverance and beauty.
Another description of Taurus is to say it will not be rushed as it moves very slowly. Taurus calls you to take your time, to be present. This is necessary for you to recharge your batteries.
The New Moon is where you set “your intention” and “feel your desired intention” in your body. This is the original formula for the creative process that has been around for thousands and thousands of years. It is also stated in one of the laws of the Seven Hermetic Principals – As Above, So Below, As Within, So Without; you’ll also find this law in many ancient texts and scriptures. It is also known in our laws of physics – we know it as the Law of Cause and Effect.
This particular New Moon is one of the slowest we’ve experienced for a very long time. The New Moon energy is slowed down due to five planets retrograding and four planets in Taurus.
I don’t usually talk about the retrogrades or other planets in the blog, but I feel it’s important to mention them because of the strong influences they will have. The five planets that are retrograding are Pluto, Mars, Mercury, Saturn and Jupiter.
For those of you who don’t know what retrograde means it can be described as moving backwards, retracing your steps, rethinking, redoing, relaxing. Retrogrades give us the opportunity to revisit things, to slow things down. This is necessary for us to recalibrate and become aware of ourselves and surroundings.
Be mindful of your communications during the Mercury retrograde. Mercury is all about communication in all forms during April 28th to May 22nd. Aim for clarity in both giving and receiving information!
Taurus follows Aries. Aries bursts out of the barriers wanting to be first at everything where Taurus gets you take a deep breath to slow everything down.
The New Moon is about new beginnings; however, in this new moon you’ll be asked to take time to be aware of what you say, think, hear, touch, feel. It’s about being in the moment with yourself.
Our world is so fast; we are constantly rushing, racing around and we miss our lives. You’ll feel the effects of this cycle but just go with it and take your time.
Here are some suggestions for good things to do during this New Moon in Taurus:
- Do things that make you feel good about yourself and think about what are you good at
- Give yourself time to think – don’t rush and don’t allow yourself to be rushed
- Think about ways you can generate more income
- Plant some veggies or new plants in the garden
- Focus on the abundance around you including your family and friends – feel good about it and it will grow
- Listen to your body and give it what it needs, including cooking something healthy and tasty
- Connect with all your five senses
When we are so used to rushing around all the time it’s not easy to slow down and just be. This is the time you may feel like things aren’t moving forward as fast as you want them to. Well, guess what? It’s time to relax!
On days 11 and 12 your senses will be heightened leading up to ovulation. You may even have the urge to go outside and be aware of the sights, smells and sounds around you. Sex will be incredibly important in the days leading up to ovulation. You will be feeling more amorous, perhaps taking on the role of sexy Marilyn Monroe. Physiologically speaking our bodies tell us we are more fertile than usual.
On days 20 to 22 progesterone is ready to peak, making orgasm a bit more difficult to reach, however you may be feeling very nurturing and loving. Whether it’s a steamy romp in the bedroom or a hug from a friend it releases the love hormone oxytocin. This lowers your blood pressure and heart rate. Take time to sleep; enjoy a lovely cooked meal with soft music and relax.It is commended you take time to do meditation, look at your nutrition and what you are putting into your body and how it’s making you feel.
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