What’s your take on this? The subject came up again in Diane L’s recent post Observations: Lovely Taurus Season is here! over at Libra Seeking Balance. She has a direct link in the comments section to Philip Sedgewick’s very interesting interpretations of Earth in your chart. Diane and I agree that Earth is the ruler. [Note: the … Continue reading Ruler of Taurus ~ Venus or Earth?
I recently had a conversation with a Sagittarian that went something like this: Sagittarian: Hey, do you know about Google Earth? Me: Yeah. Sagittarian: It’s so cool. I just pick a place on the map and go there. I’ve been to some fantastic places ~ a sweet little farmhouse in Iowa that had these really tall … Continue reading Google Earth for Sagittarians
I’m posting a little ahead of the upcoming New Moon on July 12th. It’s also a solar eclipse and I’d like to talk about that a little before the hype gets too intense. The New Moon occurs at 10:48pm EDT on July 12th at 20Cancer41. The solar eclipse follows 2 minutes later at 11:00pm, 20Cancer42.
If moods seem heavy in the early part of the day, they may lighten up in the afternoon or evening. On this #2 day, the Moon in Taurus moves into Gemini midday. Being ruled by Venus, Taurus is comfort-loving and pleasure-seeking. Mercurial Gemini seeks contact and mental stimulation. The 2 is Moon-ruled with a need … Continue reading #2 Day, Moon in Taurus and Gemini
2018 is here and we’re all playing the role of Goldilocks as we adjust to the new vibes. Some feel too much, others too little, and some are just right. The biggest energy shift for me is always the change of energy that comes with my Personal Year number. 2017 was a #1 year and … Continue reading What’s Shaking Your Vibes?
A quote that always comes to mind when I think of Sagittarius is “not all those who wander are lost.” I have a bracelet with that inscription and I wear it when I’m in the “between” places—when I’m neither here nor there, and I’m okay with it. Sometimes we’re not okay with the between places, … Continue reading New Moon in Sagittarius and a Hints to Santa New Moon Ritual
There are two Leo Lunations in 2017. The first, which this workbook explores, is the New Moon of July 23rd. Leo, ruled by the Sun, acknowledges our need for attention and affection. Leo loves without limit and, in return, expects loyalty and devotion. Leo takes pride in reminding us that we are given the role … Continue reading Manifest Your New Moon Dreams: Workbook for the First Leo Lunation 2017
Are you feeling any effects from Capricorn’s Full Buck Moon? Capricorn is reputed to be a somber sign, even though it’s graced with a very dry wit and a sense of humor that can be infectious. It is ruled by crotchety Saturn, though, and he has a knack for bringing on a case of the … Continue reading Lunar Forecast and Live, Laugh, Love Days for July 9-15, 2017
Venus moves into lusty Taurus for a month-long stay, June 6 – July 4, 2017. This is not the Venus we associate with love and marriage. This is not Venus, the love goddess. This is Venus, the sex goddess. She never confuses which she is when. This is the Venus that is carnal, sensual, comfort-securing, … Continue reading Venus into Taurus
The beginning degree of the First Quarter Phase is 12°52 Leo, associated with the 6 of Wands which is sometimes called “Victory.” The First Quarter Phase is a square aspect that calls for adaptation. In this case, the earthy New Moon of Taurus was steadying, conforming, and security-conscious. The fiery First Quarter is expansive, adventurous, … Continue reading Tarot for the Taurus Lunation: First Quarter Phase
Do you trust your instincts? Do you believe in the goal you chose for yourself at the New Moon? The Moon has moved from earthy, hands-on Taurus through most of airy, mentally oriented Gemini. Continuing with the reading from the New Phase, the Crescent Phase begins with a focus on mental and emotional clarity. Taurus … Continue reading Tarot for the Taurus Lunation, The Crescent Phase
It’s been a while since I’ve written about the tarot and astrology. It struck me today (on the New Moon in Taurus) that it might be interesting to work through this lunation one phase at a time using cards associated with the beginning of each phase. A New Moon likes to start something new and Taurus likes things she can put her hands on, like these cards, so here goes.
The New Moon in Taurus begins her journey with a pleasant sextile to Neptune in Pisces. Taurus and Pisces are an interesting combination. Taurus is concerned with matters of this world while Pisces may be more comfortable in another. The blending of these two energies can produce true concern and responsibility for the welfare of the Earth and an ability to commune with the divine through nature.
New Phase 2017
April 26, 8:17am –
April 29th, 12:57pm EDT
6°Taurus – 24°Gemini
As I write this, it’s the morning after a very steady night-long rain. The sky is still gray, cloud-covered. The yards in my woodsy neighborhood are dense with a magnificent variety of green foliage, the branches of the trees bending closer and closer to the ground under the weight of the rainwater. This rainy day mix of earth and water is a wonderful metaphor for the Moon in Taurus, the most earthbound of the signs.
Taurus is the part of us that does our best to create serenity, comfort, and consistency. Being a fixed earth sign, Taurus is concerned with the idea of in perpetuity, foreverness, immortality of the physical. As Venus’ expression of comfort, value, and sensory preferences, Taurus represents our comfort levels and the type of objects we … Continue reading Manifest Your New Moon Dreams: Workbook for the Taurus Lunation 2017
In the Moon’s waning phase, Virgo can be the world’s best assistant at deciding exactly what needs to be reduced or released. Her powers of discrimination and ability to hone in on flaws can be a real boon in helping us decide whether to keep something or to finally let it go.
How does the New Moon in Aquarius interact with your natal Moon? Is your sign compatible with Aquarius or are there challenges to consider?