May 2nd, 2016

Dear Friends 

Get focused on what matters! It is time to do things that support what you want to grow. The Earth Signs are accentuated at this time so it is important to be grounded and use common sense in what you would like to build or acquire this year. The New Moon in Taurus is the time to set your intentions for abundance for the year. 


THE SIGN TAURUS: This is the second sign of the Zodiac where we begin to build. It is time for you to set your intentions for abundance. The key phrase for Taurus is, “What do I have?” Taurus is concerned with getting results. Money, personal resources, security, survival skills, and self-esteem are all about the sign Taurus. To have the things around us that make us comfortable, and reflects who we are is the energy of Taurus. This sign likes to build. Where this sign is in your chart will indicate your sense of values, as well as where you are apt to be locked up in acquiring things. Taurus rules the throat in the physical body.

Each sign is divided into three ten degree segments called decanates. This New Moon is in the Virgo decanate of Taurus. Taking care of endless details and routine jobs is what Virgo is all about. The sign of humble service and patience. Certainly, this area of your life is a work in progress. Virgo represents the never-ending maintenance of life, spotting flaws, and correcting mistakes. The house Virgo is on in your chart is where you need to analyze, perfect, and digest all that has been experienced in an attempt to become more useful. The experiences attracted in the Virgo house will make you aware of what needs your attention.

Each sign is divided into 12 two and a half degrees sections called dwads. This New Moon is in the Scorpio dwad of Taurus. Scorpio is one of the most powerful signs in the Zodiac, because of strong will and determination to accomplish whatever it attempts to do. An analytical mind, strong intuition, reasoning power, perception, long range planning ability, magnetism, and energy are assurances of success. Where you have this sign in your chart is where you want to merge with others. This sign has the power to control, and has a need to delve deeply. Eruption of repressed emotions causes healing and cleansing. This month will emphasize our finances.

The Planets that rule this New Moon are Venus because it rules the sign Taurus, Mercury because it rules Virgo and Mars and Pluto because they rule Scorpio.

This New Moon is ruled by Venus. Venus is currently in Taurus supporting what we need to build. This New Moon in Earthy Taurus is favorable to Pluto in Earthy Capricorn creating a Grand Earth trine with Jupiter in Earthy Virgo. We are on solid ground with a guarantee of productiveness. Venus is favorable to Jupiter in Virgo and this brings efficiency and loyalty to what you are invested in. Mercury is retrograde in Taurus asking us to go back over things and make some corrections. Mars is retrograde in Sagittarius so the action that Mars provides is introverted now. Which means you need to seek expert opinion and it is time to pay attention to your own actions. Actions and choices in the past may be revised now.

This is a symbol of the eternal struggle between the practical necessities or transient competitions of life on the one hand and the motives and meanings which give them direction and order on the other, to here emphasized on the world stage. Man survives and gains a genuine self-fulfillment as he align himself with the cause of enlightenment while yet respecting the manifestations of might. The keyword is RESOLUTION. When positive, the degree is high organizational skill and an ability to bring the magic of understanding to any specific difficulty, and when negative, a loss of self-competence through the conflicting compulsions of necessity and desire. “Sabian Symbols” Marc Edmund Jones.
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