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Fertile Ground: New Moon in Taurus, May 4th 2019

May 01, 2019

Fertile Ground: New Moon in Taurus, May 4th 2019

Moon insights by Candace Looft, of Beyond the Veil Tarot  / Collage by Janeva Zentz 

 

New Moon in Taurus: Fertile Ground
Saturday, May 4th, 2019 New Moon @ 14 degrees of Taurus  
3:45 p.m. PST// 6:45 p.m. EST
 
  • Sun and Moon in Taurus sextile Neptune in Pisces     
  • Sun and Moon trine south node in Capricorn 
  • Mercury in Aries sextile Mars in Gemini
  • Mercury in Aries trine Jupiter in Sagittarius
  • Mercury in Aries square Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn
  • Venus in Aries square Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn
  • Jupiter in Sagittarius oppose Mars in Gemini
  • Mars in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces
  • Neptune in Pisces trine north node in Cancer 
 
    Look Out For/ Work With:
    Fertility, prosperity, abundance, building blocks, innovation, practicality, material goods, beauty, scents, cosmetics, aromatherapy, sturdy foundations. 
     
    Analysis
    This New Moon in Taurus isn’t your stereotypical lunation in the fixed bullish sign. Uranus is linking up with this Moon, along with aspects to the South node shaking up the ground beneath us. With aspects from these two, we learn to accept that change is a vital part of our lives. It’s not always meant to create chaos, but flush out the old making way for the new. Similar to tilling a garden, this is an excellent time to break up old patterns, removing stagnant energy and outdated values. 

    Taurus is a luxurious Venus ruled Earth sign so you may find yourself planting seeds of financial intentions. From banking to savings, or working with a budget this New Moon is excellent for focusing on creating a sturdy foundation. If you have plans of wanting to make an investment in a big budget purchase or a luxury item this is the time to map out your plan to pay for it. The grounded vibes of this Moon will give you practical and sound financial advice. The only hook is being in alignment with your own core values, and self respect so you don’t go seeking it in material objects. 

    There are some very harmonious aspects between Neptune and a slew of planets in earth signs, lending some inspirational feels. This blends well with Taurus, who is incredibly fond of the Arts. You may fare well with poetry, music, or new instruments today. You may also be looking to make updates to a beauty routine, pick up some new cosmetics or change up your personal scent. Taurus is notorious for their indulgences, so cooking up a tasty meal may be another way you decide to celebrate. If you’re feeling up to it, and not in a carb hangover, get out and about in Nature. Connecting with the Element of Earth can bring you back to the beauty of nature, and the true essence of the bare necessities. Planting seeds, harvesting herbs, getting your feet and hands in the dirt are all encouraged. 

    With aspects from Saturn and the South node, we are examining building something that will last in the long run. Long term planning, as well as working together to build something grander is a common theme. Saturn and Pluto are working hard to break down any outdated habits that require you to work harder, not smarter. This New Moon is the most important time to integrate innovative ways of getting some sort of job done. This can be with the help of community effort, or technology. The energy will be extremely grounded. If you’re looking to plant the beginning seeds of some new business goals or even personal/ professional boundaries, now is the time!
     

    Ritualistic Inspirations

    Try This…
    • Create an abundance altar full of green candles, Cedar, Pyrite, flowers, and coins. 
    • Give offerings of honey and fresh baked bread.
    • Plant some kitchen herbs in a window grow box
    • Sing, dance, write and feel inspired
    Make an all-natural witchy mud mask:
    1. Mix some bentonite clay with the powdered herbs mentioned above (if using) in a small bowl.
    2. Add honey and mix to form a thick paste.
    3. Add enough warm water to form a thin paste. Add an essential oil of your choice. 
    4. Immediately apply to face and neck in a circular motion, avoiding the eyes.
    5. Leave on 10-15 minutes or until it has hardened.
    6. Wash off with a (dark colored) washcloth soaked in hot water.
    7. Pat skin dry and enjoy.
     
      
     

      

    Candace Marie of Beyond the Veil Tarot has her degree in Cultural Anthropology with a minor in Theology, and studied at the School of Evolutionary Astrology. She is also a graduate of Sacred Crossings Death Midwifery School, and a root worker and herbalist. Read her bio hereand catch more of her work on Beyond the Veil Tarot.

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