It’s officially a New Moon in Taurus on April 21, 2012 at 3:18am EST.
The Moon moves into Taurus just after midnight on Friday (early Saturday morning), then hits exact degree with the sun 3 hours later for the New Moon.
It’s no surprise the tree’s are showing signs of coming back to life. Taurus is the first earth sign of the zodiac encouraging us all to get more connected to the earth. As well, Earth Day falls in Taurus on April 22. Getting in touch with nature, and reverence for life is a part of our most instinctive, inner core desires.
Venus rules Taurus and reveals to us the beauty of nature in it’s many colors of delicate blooms. Flowers are not only beautiful, they also signify sensuality and fertility. Watching a flower blossom to some can be considered like spiritually seeing an orgasm in the plant kingdom revealed in visual splendor.
The New Moon in Taurus brings us back in tune with the earth and the Grand Trine in the earth signs including Virgo and Capricorn. The energy of the Grand trine is not as strong now, fading as the degrees separate. However Pluto will remain in Capricorn for a long time to come as he’s a slow mover.
This New Moon’s conversation with Pluto signifies if you haven’t gotten to your your spring cleaning yet, this is a good time to do it. It should be easy to find the emotional fortitude to clear out the closets. You’ll likely come across some interesting finds that have long been forgotten, buried in the hidden recesses of who knows what.
Clearing out what’s been overdue will help put your mind at ease, and relieve built up tension. You may also want to take a look at things that need tidying up that relate to your career, such as reviewing your resume for necessary updates.
If you haven’t started a routine of exercise now, you should at least throw in a bit of biking, yoga, push ups, or whatever you think you can handle. Having a healthy body includes healthy eating, but you’ve also got to get your blood pumping. Maybe lifting some boxes during your spring cleaning will reawaken you to feel more embodied. Exercise will do wonders for returning you to your body and Mars will help you summon the will to break bad habits and replace them with new ones.
By showing respect for your body by eating healthier, you are also showing respect for the earth and life. Choosing organic, non-gmo foods goes a long way to making a statement to the world what you believe but also impacts lives. Consider how pesticides have been linked to Bee Colony die off. Our choices impact the world in bigger ways than we’re often willing to admit. Every dollar you spend symbolically and literally makes a statement and influences what happens out there, in the world. You can find the balance. Saturn directly link us to our karma with this New Moon.
Venus in Gemini brings it all together with body and mind. The pleasures of the earth are scintillating, and your body will effect your thoughts, and vice versa dramatically now. Take that yoga to the outdoors and get the green grass between your toes. Breathe deeply and smell the earth while you meditate on how gifted you are to have this moment with the earth.
This is a great time to give and receive a massage, especially using grounding essential oils like patchouli, cedarwood, and vetivert. Rosemary would be great to refresh the mind and clear your thoughts.
It’s always wonderful to receive a treatment and get your muscles worked on, especially where you hold the most tension – back, shoulders, jaw, etc. However, it can be just as rewarding to give a massage to someone. It gives you focus on the earth element, the body, and encourages mindfulness to the moment working with your hands. It also brings out compassion and caring which goes a long way to give and receive.
Gardening would do you great too. Pick out a few new plants to bring to your space and get your hands dirty in the soil. Feel the earth between your fingers and under your nails. Respect the earth for giving you a place to live your life.
If you’ve never done a grounding visualization / meditation this would be a great time to try it out. It’s best outside on the grass, but can be done anywhere. Take off your shoes and socks and feel the ground beneath your feet. Visualize roots going into the earth from your body and breathe. What does it feel like? Keep doing this until you have a sense of grounding, letting your thoughts focus on the experience of being grounded.
Life includes finding your grounding; where you resonate most with a life well lived and worthwhile. This is another chance for you to get clear about the life you want to live. This new moon signifies expanding who you are, revealing your true potential and emotionally fulfilling desires. It’s about you giving who you are to the world honestly and abundantly, happy to be alive, thriving.
You can also tune into your perceptual imagination now for heightened awareness. What would it feel like to be a singer, an actor, a farmer? What would it really feel like? Everyone has an individual perception of others from an external perspective, and attach that opinion to others as reality. But is it? Instead of considering who others are, and what their life is like according to the long-standing labels you’ve assigned to them, try to imagine what it would be like to be that person in a different way.
Imagine for instance, being a performer on stage doing exactly what you love in front of thousands. How empowered would you feel in that moment? Now what about a farmer who works hard, has a thriving family full of love and laughter. These people work really hard which we usually forget when we see the finished product on tv or on our plates. Everyone lives a life with a plethora of ups and downs ranging from pure elation to downright grief, which we can all relate to.
You don’t have to be a superstar to feel like one in your own life. It’s about feeling accomplished and thrilled with how you do it, why you do it and what meaning the work has to you and the lives of others.
Now imagine doing something you really love with the time you have here on earth. How would you feel if you were really empowered, alive, thriving at what you do through all the pain, sweat and tears, as well as the joy, rewards and excitement? What about a painter working at home hidden away, then finally revealed to the public the results of passionate, emotional work. Just how would you feel to be empowered in who you are and what you’re doing?
It’s time for you to look at your life constructively, positively, and resourcefully. Look at your potentials, and go at it with a blend of smart business sense along with joyfulness to express who you are meant to be.
With Saturn in opposition to the New Moon, it’s a chance to integrate your body and mind with more balance. You’ll find the solutions to problems and obstacles easier by being mindful and tuning into the earths abundance. Be resourceful, there are so many avenues to get where you want, you simply have to be willing to see them and use them for your higher good.
Bring compassion and spirituality to your life through the earth. Walks on trails, taking photographs of you and those you love will be heartwarming. Close ups of little habitats and new growth hidden away will be good for the soul and will help you remember how the earth can be an important resource of soul-food.
Reading up on lore related to the earth could bring the magic back to life from elves to fairies to gnomes. There’s nothing wrong with letting your imagination take you on a journey, no matter what your age. You never know what gems of inspiration and awakening you’ll find when you venture into the world of imagination. Personal revelations can be found in the most forgotten realms.
Consider how you can make your life more sensual, more smart, beautiful and strong. This isn’t a time for being stuck or stubborn, the astrological conditions are too uplifting to demote to the lower side of the bull. This is a lighthearted, fulfilling time. If you can apply that wisdom to your everyday life and tune into it, you’ll be preparing yourself for a more abundant future.
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The Sun moves into Taurus today. It will be a great weekend to visit a garden center and get in touch with the earth. #astrology
— Symbolic Living (@SymbolicLiving) April 19, 2012
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