Cosmic Weather – New Moon in Taurus/Solar Eclipse: Clouds, Roots & Wonder

When you stop judging, you can feel the beauty and perfection of everything around you. - Rajeev

Hello dear readers. The quote here by Rajeev really stood out to me as a good representation of all of the strong Taurus energy we currently find ourselves in.  Taurus is exceptionally good at being still and quiet. Stopping the chatty, judging mind is one of the goals of meditation practice and this is a great boon to us in this area. As I wrote about in my Monthly Forecast, I feel that we have an exceptionally good opportunity at the moment, to reach our highest truths and also receive deeper levels of spiritual guidance as we quiet ourselves and LISTEN.

On May 8-9th, we will have the strongest influx of Taurus energy the entire month with the Sun, Moon, Venus, Mercury and Mars all in Taurus.

The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon is Taurus 20: Wind clouds and haste. This is a symbol of the transiency which characterizes life for the average individual, and of the instability which results from the disinclination of most people to give very much of themselves to their experience. Implicit in the negative symbolism is the divine aplomb of the ego, ever able to hold to its course through superficial excitement. There is a real spiritual lightness here as an outer mark of the soul’s fundamental freedom. The keyword is exaltation. When positive, the degree is efficiency in controlling events at any point of transition or crisis, and when negative, a diffusion of self and waste of energy in an attempt to grasp the myriad facets of the unessential. – Sabian Symbols by Elsie Wheeler/Marc Edmund Jones

This symbol speaks to us of the insecurity and the instability that will surround us if we try to avoid any commitment and responsibility. At the same time, it is reminding us not to rush into any situation, but emphasizes the importance of staying calm and holding steady in the midst of temporary turmoil and change, represented by the winds and clouds. At its highest merit, it speaks of our ability to combine the myths, the legends, the mysteries and the sacred knowledge in order to stay centered in the face of sudden tribulations and trials. Applying this knowledge, it will instill in us the ability to recognize and to seize the moments and opportunities that are created by our wonderment and excitement. All eclipses speak to us of the sacred knowledge, myths, legends, and mysteries. This particular eclipse is asking to revive the magic and the wonderment of it all, to make it as real today as it was for those, long ago. This will be one of the keys that will secure us safely through the trials we will face in the coming year. As the saying goes, “one either uses it or loses it.” – Lincoln’s This & That Astrology

I thought the Cosmic Tune choice was interesting for this New Moon/Solar Eclipse as New Moons are normally times of new beginnings and “planting seeds,” if you will. Weed and root pulling is more an activity normally attributed to the Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse, but somehow when looked at in combination with the Sabian Symbol and overall energies, it started to make some sense. Also keeping in mind that the Full Moon/Lunar eclipse at the end of the month will be especially powerful as it also will be in the wake of another pass of the Uranus/Pluto square, which tends to bring re/evolutionary energies that are felt both personally and collectively. I feel we’ve got a bit of “preventative medicine” available to us with this New Moon, and we would be wise to utilize it.

I could be right. I could be wrong. I feel nice when I sing this song.  And I don’t mind, whatever happens is fine. – David Byrne 

Talking Heads – Pull up the Roots

It’s a fun and rather wacky song, full of seeming contradictions. How could someone be so cheerful pulling up the roots, right?  He sounds like he’s dancing while he’s doing it. I think it’s especially perfect that it was written and sung by David Byrne who’s own Sun is in Taurus. He ought to know. :)

Solar Eclipses can bring in changes from the outer world though opportunity, they can also present the necessity for personal decisions to be made. All eclipses are magical and powerful moments in time where energies become less scatted and highly focused. Traditionally more psychic and emotional discomfort is associated with Lunar Eclipses, as they are more aligned with cutting ties and letting go; Solar Eclipses can also bring their own kind of discomfort; “a fire under the butt,” so to speak. For those that fear or resist change, could be feeling edgier than most at this time. Keep in mind also that the effects of both Solar and Lunar eclipses can be felt for weeks, months and for some, even years.

We are also dealing with the push-pull dynamic of the current North Node in Scorpio and South Node in Taurus which can lull us into a sense of complacency, dullness and intractability. Beware of the tendency to keep taking the “Hard Way,” just because it is a road well-traveled. Also, negative habits of mind or behavior that though we know aren’t exactly good for us, we hold onto anyway.

New Moon/Solar Eclipse Message: The gift of the solar eclipse/new moon is the gift of both luminosity and continuity, bringing the realization that *all* parts of your life are sacred and make up the whole that you are. Just as the sun shines its light on all equally and without discrimination, so does the truth of your being radiate presence and unconditional love. Even your doubts, fears and so forth can be blessed, accepted and in this way, integrated. – The Keepers, 5.7.13

So the Sun comes and go, and sometimes the cold winds blow. The clouds can bring storms with them and make a mess.  I feel that all of this strong Taurus energy in the midst of such powerful change (two eclipses this month,) is a powerful reminder of these wise words by the wonderful Pema Chodron,”You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather.”

New Moon Mantra: In my thoughts and in the space between them, in my breaths and in between them, when I still my mind I experience ever-new Joy. Light. Peace. 

Happy New Moon & Solar Eclipse friends.

NOTE: New Moon in Taurus is 5/9 at 5:28 pm PDT. Solar Eclipse is at 7:55 pm PDT.


Tiff 10th May 2013 6:48 am

Thank You, Imra. This explains a lot.


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