New Moons are an excellent time for making a fresh start, setting intentions, or starting a new project. It's also a powerful time to question old habits, behaviors, and beliefs. This New Moon in Taurus is an exceptionally powerful one as Uranus is also moving into stable Taurus for the first time in 76 years! For deeper astral insights we turn to Cathy Pagano:
“This month’s Taurus New Moon is energized by Uranus’ entry into Taurus. New archetypal energies can take root now and start to grow. The Earth herself awakens and so do we.
“The Aries fire that Uranus has been cooking in for the past 7 years will now engender – both personally and collectively – as it journeys through Taurus from May 15 – November 6th 2018 and for the next 7 years starting in March 2019.
“When Uranus changes signs, major world events occur. Uranus, the Great Awakener, rules freedom, reformers, rebels, liberation, higher consciousness and the archetypes, as well as science and technology.
“As the archetype of the higher Mind, one geared toward the future, its energy will bring us unique and original ideas that can move our society into the future. It certainly shakes up the status quo, infusing us with the fires of the heavenly, archetypal Mind, rebelling against rules that no longer apply…
“Get in your body and exercise, dance, plant a garden. It will relieve tension and open you up to new energies. With this New Moon, we can plant a seed to help us develop our unique talents.
“It’s also a good time to work with our senses, which are often shut down in our plastic society…It’s time to develop a new relationship to our senses, for they can teach us about life in this time of change.
“Taurus is also symbolized by the Garden. The Garden of sensual delight, of peace and fertility, the Garden paradise we all long for. We can reclaim our connection to this earthly paradise when we listen to and observe the world around us and understand how it feels to us.
“Relating to our environment and the Earth through our senses cause us to understand things through our feeling nature. We are called to deepen our consciousness, widening it so we can learn to listen to and respond to Earth’s dreaming.
“The shift comes when we leave behind our left-brain rationality and open to our right-brain imagination. In feeling the deeper realities in life, in a story, in Nature, we are opening the doors of perception in ways we haven’t done since early childhood.
“Our feeling sense is what we use when we listen to music or drop into a good story or fall in love. It’s not something we can easily put into words, but it writes itself in our bodies and our feeling nature. It is through our feeling sense that we access information.
“Stephen Harrod Buhner in his book, Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm, calls this feeling dimension the secret kinesis of things, something sensed beyond the visual, tactile dimension of the experience. This is what we have to relearn. We have to relate to our world on a feeling level.
“And by feeling, I don’t mean emotions such as anger, jealousy or happiness. It’s Jung’s feeling function, where we evaluate people and situations on a feeling level. Like Taurus’ relationship to values, we get to feel out what affects us.
“So this New Moon in Taurus, with Uranus’ entry into Taurus hours later, offers us an opportunity to expand our consciousness by giving value to this feeling sense that can deepen our experiences of life.
“…The New Moon is opposed by Jupiter retrograde in Scorpio, demanding that we stop projecting our issues and own our shadows. It also calls us out of our collective trauma and into a renewed sense of hope and love.
“Nature heals. Even the shadow.
“If you’re in relationship, it’s time to acknowledge if your partner is enhancing your life or draining it. Partnerships are supposed to bring out the best in us, each partner feeding the other’s best interests. If they’re not, perhaps it’s time to take a break and recenter yourself in your Self…
“Stay centered in your inner Self and grounded in the Earth. While the world seems to be descending into chaos, know that you are the one grounding in the stillpoint, the center. That’s the real security that Taurus craves.”