New Moon in Taurus
Taurus is an Earth Sign, representing our finances, our connection to the earth, our groundedness. In the chart above it is represented by the Bull horns. Isn’t it interesting that the symbol for wall street is a Bull? Taureans tend to be on the stubborn side with a taste for the finer things in life. Sensual pleasures make them happy. Whether it’s pretty things, beauty products, rich food, they know how to enjoy the good things in life. This is because the ruler of Taurus is Venus. Taurus is the 2nd sign of the Zodiac. The 2nd house represents our values, our self-worth, money, beauty and love. After discovering who we are in the first house, we are discovering our needs, our value systems, our worth. There is a close relationship to the money we make and how we value ourselves. Taurus is a Fixed sign. A fixed sign as you might imagine finds it harder to accept or make changes. They are fixed in place, hence the stubborn tendencies. With the Goddess of Love (Venus) representative of Taurus, you can expect those born under this sign to be very loving, financially savvy, in love with love, they are stable, and prefer a routine. It’s because of their need for structure and routine that they can come off as stubborn. They simply are ‘fixed’ in their ways. A few famous Taurus people you might know or recognize the above traits in; Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Sure seems like Mr. and Mrs. Smith were pretty determined and set in their ways. The body part ruled by Taurus is the shoulders and neck. When you think of a bull you imagine them standing their ground. They are broad shouldered and hold their heads high, which requires a very strong neck. Venus the ruler of Taurus is best known for inspiring love. She doesn’t like to be told no, she wants what she wants when she wants it. Perhaps you know a few Taurus friends like this? Each New Moon you have an opportunity to create 10 New Moon Wishes according to Jan Spiller's book New Moon Astrology. She suggests you write out your wishes within 5 hours of the New Moon. As you write out these wishes you want to be sure to wish for what is best for your soul, not your ego. Which can be a little more challenging when you consider all Aries represents. If you write wishes from your ego's perspective you are most likely writing them from a place of lack or fear. There will be a bit of desperation attached to them and this can lead to a poor manifesting experience. You can choose to write less than 10, but do not write any more than that, as it will lessen the impact of your wishes. So, what is an example of an ego wish vs a soul wish? I wish Mr/Ms Right would fall hopelessly in love with me vs I wish to attract the man/woman into my life that is for my highest good. Your ego needs to be loved in a possessive way, but the soul wants to love others in an unconditional way. When you give love unconditionally, you open yourself up to receive the same. You have 10 new moon wishes and you can write more than one on the same topic, so do some experimenting. See which way of writing out your wishes works best for you. Try out different verbiages as well, I want, I wish, I am thankful for. Whatever 'feels' right to you is the best way to write out your wishes. How you connect emotionally to your wishes is as important to how you write them out. If you don't actually believe a wish can come true for you, it won't. So, take your time, feel into each wish as you write it down, then say it out loud. You can save your wishes or use the element of the sign to help you manifest with them. With fire you can hold a candle and speak your wishes aloud, or you can burn them safely in a fire. You could even write them out after completing a strenuous workout where you generate a lot of heat. Areas to focus your wishes on when it is a New Moon in Taurus: Job Love Self-worth Value systems Income source Patience Releasing Stubbornness Money Sensual Pleasures Relationships Sample Wish for Healing your thyroid (found in the neck): I am easily attracting the right information to provide a total healing of my thyroid gland. Tarot Card that represents Taurus would be the Hierophant. This card speaks of structure and routine. The symbolism on the card is a picture of a Pope. Representative of organized religion. Part of a structured organization of some kind, if not religious. The same can be said of the King of Pentacles in the minor arcana. He is grounded, slow moving, authoritative, not a risk taker. You can use either of these cards to meditate with and bond with the Taurus energy. You can take this card outside with you as you walk barefooted and connect to the earth element. Anytime you need grounding it’s good to get outside and be in touch with nature. Gardening, hugging a tree, just run barefoot in the grass. All these activities help you to become one with the earth, and can help to calm you in times of stress. Love and Light and Happy Wishes!