The annual Taurus new moon occurs on May 11, and this year it has quite a cathartic feel about it. Taurus is typically associated with earning and saving money, but it also goes within, to the place where we need to feel safe and whole. This lunation is a wonderful opportunity to heal yourself, on both an emotional and physical level.
We’ve all been through a heck of a lot over the past year, and everyone worldwide is craving more stability. Fortunately help is on the way, as the cosmos delivers a new moon in Taurus.
This stalwart sign craves structure and answers. It’s not fond of drama and chaos, that’s for sure. A lot of people look at the raging bulls tearing down the streets of Pamplona, and think that Taurus is a crazy-ass sign. But nothing is further from the truth.
When the Sun is in Taurus, which is happening right now, it’s all about being grounded. Sure, bulls can be fierce, but only when somebody is waving a freakin’ red flag and provoking them. Otherwise they’re noble creatures that desire to remain as chilled out as a Buddhist monk.
The Taurus new moon is the perfect time to start pulling your life back together, whatever that means to you. If you’re looking for a new job, you’re in luck as Taurus governs the income we earn and how we save it.
However, routines are also part of Taurus’s domain. After all, life is a lot less chaotic when you’re operating with specific habits, systems and logical values.
Losing weight and feeling like a million bucks doesn’t happen overnight, right? You have to apply yourself day after day to create vibrant health. The same holds true for building a solid savings and retirement account. Good relationships with other people are built day after day, not in a weekend workshop. You don’t stop smoking for one day and call yourself a non-smoker. You can only do that after months have passed, or maybe even years.
The Taurus new moon on May 11 opens up the opportunity to start taking care of your life on a regular, dependable basis. What’s really significant about this year’s lunation is that two days later, Jupiter enters Pisces. I cannot overstate how important this is.
Jupiter has not been in Pisces in over a decade. This gas giant is the most optimistic, healing planet in the solar system. It wants to bless you with gifts in whatever sign it happens to be in.
Well, Pisces is the sign that governs the subconscious mind. Your memories, emotions and thoughts are found here. So are your intuition and dream state. Habits also are governed by Pisces (in addition to Taurus), be they good or bad.
Ancient astrologers call Pisces the house of “undoing”, which is a nice way of saying that this is where you can really screw up. Substance abuse, gambling, getting involved with the wrong kind of romantic partner, not being honest about emotional trauma that needs to be addressed—-all of this is created by your subconscious mind’s response to events, which puts it firmly in Pisces territory.
So having Jupiter glide into Pisces, the most cathartic part of the heavens, is wonderful news after a very rough 14 months. By the way, it’s only going to be here until late July, at which time it re-enters Aquarius. So you only have 10 weeks to use this powerful energy.
How do you do that? Well, everyone is in a different situation and needs to heal themselves in different ways. Many people have lost a loved one to Covid, or an elderly relative to a different ailment and they were unable to make it to the funeral. They need to deal with their grief.
Then there are others—and heaven knows that I’m in this category—who used lockdown to pig out. Actor Will Smith just posted a hilarious and brutally honest photo of himself on Instagram, in which he openly admitted that he ate way too much and exercised way too little during isolation. Now he has a dad bod. I’m more worried about blood sugar issues, like diabetes. So I’m pretty motivated to take care of this problem.
Other folks have lost their job or worse, maybe even their homes. Know that the Taurus time period is one of the best in 2021 for getting your financial life back on track. May 17th has an awesome Sun-Pluto aspect that can help you gain control. Once the Sun enters Gemini on the 20th, it’s all about self promotion, going loud and proud and working the business contacts you have.
The good news is that we have a glorious new moon occurring in the house of stability, just as Jupiter enters the sign of healing. What a wonderful time to take care of your body, mind and soul!
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