On May 19th, 2023, we'll enter the New Moon in the stable Venusian sign of Taurus, providing a final send-off to the transformative retrograde and Lunar Eclipse energy that concluded on May 14th.
Planetary Rodeo: Surviving the Astrological Storm
Did you feel like you were in a bullfight with the planets all month long? If so, you're not alone.
A torrent of chaotic energy swirled around us due to Mercury Retrograde, and a potent lunar eclipse in the fiery sign of Scorpio.
If your foundations were rattled or rocked during this intense period, this latest New Moon may provide the energetic push you need to regroup and take a breather after the chaos.
Retrograde’s Aftermath: Navigating the Shadow Period
Although Retrograde season has officially ended, we're now in what astrologists call the "Shadow Period" or "Retroshade."
View this as the recovery period of Retrograde; you might still feel some confusion and experience delays, but these should be much less severe as we wind down from Mercury’s mischief.
The shadow period lasts two weeks. Communication, technology, work, and travel should gradually improve during this time, as we strive to regain balance.
The New Moon in Taurus, a gentle yet well-anchored sign, will help us re-ground and shift our energy away from the scattered chaos of Retrograde Season.
New Moon Essentials: Understanding Its Significance in a Nutshell
A New Moon is a powerful lunar phase when the moon, situated between the Earth and Sun, shows its dark, shadowy face to Earth. The New Moon marks the beginning of the Lunar cycle, occurring every 29.5 days.
This phase symbolizes a time of new beginnings, potential growth, and manifestations. It's the perfect time to get clear on your desires for this fresh start.
With Retrograde forcing many of us to shed old habits and notions, this New Moon is an ideal opportunity to create solid action plans, using intention as your guide.
Taurean Tenacity: How Taurus' Dependability Helps Us Weather Astrological Storms
In Astrology, Taurus is a reliable sign, known for its steadfast attitude towards commitments and a high degree of follow-through on tasks and promises.
This energy is just what we need to return to a state of gentle balance after the planetary storms of the past month.
Taurus New Moon Activities: Embrace the Bull's Grounding Energy
1. Engage in Grounding Meditation & Stillness:
Healing Vibrations offers a wonderful sound bath dedicated to the sign of Taurus that can aid your meditation practices and bring you back to a centered state.
2. Sip on Strawberry Leaf Tea:
Given that this New Moon is also called the "Strawberry Moon," why not brew a cup of strawberry leaf tea to celebrate the bright red fruit's season?
You can purchase bulk strawberry leaves from Mountain Rose Herbs, or harvest them if you grow strawberries at home.
Strawberry Leaf Tea Benefits:
- Antioxidant properties: The leaves are rich in antioxidants, like flavonoids and phenolic compounds, which help neutralize harmful free radicals, potentially reducing the risk of chronic diseases.
- Digestive support: The tea can aid digestion, promote urine production, and support kidney function.
- Nervous system benefits: The tea can promote relaxation and relieve stress. Its mild sedative properties can calm the nervous system, potentially reducing anxiety and promoting better sleep.
2. Journaling Prompts:
Journaling is a powerful tool to explore our thoughts, feelings, desires, and goals. Try these New Moon Prompts in your next journaling session:
- Where in my life can I build stronger foundations?
- What areas in my life can I exercise more persistence and patience?
- How can I embrace the Taurus energy of slow steady progress and commit to long-term goals and projects?
- How can I align my desires with the fertile energy of the Taurus New Moon to manifest my dreams into reality?
- What are my core values? How are they reflected in daily life? How can I honor my own worth and prioritize self-love and care during this lunar cycle?
Lunar Impact: Which Signs Will the Taurus New Moon Affect Most?
Some people will feel the Taurus New Moon more strongly than others. If you're a Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces or even an Aquarius, you might notice this more than most.
Why these signs? Well, in astrology, signs are divided into three categories: Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable. Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces are what we call 'Mutable' signs.
'Mutable' is just a fancy word for changeable or adaptable. These signs are great at adjusting to new situations and can sense shifts in the moon's energy more easily.
Aquarius, although not a Mutable sign, is also known to be sensitive to lunar changes.
So, during the time of the Taurus New Moon, these signs might feel like they're going through more changes or shifts than usual.
As We Close This Lunar Chapter:
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