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
The Moon in Gemini sextiles Gemini’s ruler, Mercury, as the Crescent Phase begins. Any doubts that popped up under yesterday’s stressful but lively lunar aspects have a really good chance of being sorted out now.
They say that Taurus is slow to get going. With my natal Moon in Taurus, I’d have to agree with that. When I had a day job, I’d get up early just to have a slow morning. Well, get out of the way, Slow Poke. The Moon has entered Gemini and things are about to start hopping!
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.