May 13th , 2015

Dear Friends, 

The New Moon in Taurus brings the opportunity to look at what you would like to accomplish. It is time to SET YOUR INTENTIONS for abundance for the next 12 months. Plant something in the southeast corner of your yard or put a new plant in the southeast corner of your home as a gesture of new growth.


THE SIGN TAURUS: 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. To have the things around us that make us comfortable, and reflects who we are is the intention of Taurus. This sign builds. 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 material issues.

Each sign is divided into three ten degree sections called decanates. This New Moon is in the Capricorn decanate of the sign Taurus. Capricorn is the sign of social responsibility. The need to build a foundation in the outside world. Its house describes where you are territory-conscious, where you need to feel secure. Here, you need respect, recognition, and approval from the outside world. The responsibilities and limitations encountered in this area of your life involve finding a responsible place and establishing security within it. The challenge for this house in your chart is perseverance and hard work. While things may not come easily here, efforts will be rewarded, if your energies are channeled constructively. Patience is necessary.

Each sign is divided into 12 2½ degree sections called dwads. This New Moon is in the Pisces dwad of Taurus. Pisces is the sign where total commitment must be made to proceed with what, until now, has been only a vision, but what could eventually become a reality. In Pisces, you are encouraged to walk into the unknown, even though there is no proof that what you seek could, or ever will, exist. The experiences met in the house of Pisces are often considered to be “karmic”, in the sense that you are confronted with your past.

The rulers of this New Moon are Venus, Saturn, Jupiter and Neptune. Venus, the ruler of Taurus, is in Cancer at the time of this New Moon. Every year on the New Moon in Taurus we set our abundance intentions for the year. It is so important, this year, for you to think very positively about your economic issues for the coming year. You don’t want to plant any negativity at this time. Taurus is an earth sign and is interested in building security. Cancer is interested in emotional security. So, this New Moon wants both. Saturn is retrograde in Sagittarius giving us the urge to learn new things to bring more knowledge into our lives. Knowledge is power! Saturn is and has been the last few months square to Neptune in Pisces. It is not enough to have knowledge; faith and inspiration completes the picture. The battle is knowing what is real and what is not. You need a good filter.

This is a symbol of the soul's fundamental disinterest in everyday superficialities, and of its characteristic anchorage in an inner reality. The exterior squalor here indicates a great satiety of experience, with petty excellencies of person dismissed as inconsequential in comparison with the fruitage of skills. Individual existence is justified in a fidelity to the recognized tokens of the cultural heritage. The keyword is DETACHMENT. When positive, the degree is creative aplomb or the ability of humankind to dramatize itself effectively in even the least of situations, and when negative, a retreat within and an acceptance of the sterilities of life as the manifestation of selfhood. “Sabian Symbols” Marc Edmund Jones.
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