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The New Moon always invites to let go of those things that limit you. It also invites to plant the seed of a new cycle. Like all seeds, this one has the potential of a result. Maybe a tree comes out of it, a plant, many fruits, but maybe nothing happens. To achieve what you want, you’ll have to work hard for it and provide the seed with what it needs to germinate. This lunation provides an opportunity of introspection to be sure of what you want and what you need. What do you need to love yourself more, to be self-sufficient, to feel stable and safe? This is a time to do those things that give you a sense of safety and stability, to realize how valuable you are and where your personal treasures reside. It is important to identify how are you of value for others, for a business, or a project. What do you bring to the table, what can you offer, how can you maintain it or improve it? What is important for you? Which and where are your boundaries? What are you willing to negotiate and what not? This are the questions you need to make to be sure of the chosen path, the relationships you should nurture, and the projects you’ll focus on.
Mercury Retrograde in Taurus and the Sun in Taurus support this introspection and prevent certain matters to be rushed so they are properly revised until the answers and decisions made provide a sense of certainty. Taurus likes to move slowly, but firmly. What’s important is to maintain what has been already achieved, to not lose what has been conquered. Remember always what you have, not what you lack. How? Being grateful. Gratitude makes you conscious of what you have. It’s a quality of inner stability.
Look for your sign to know which aspect of your life needs to be nurtured, maintained, and valued until May 20:
TAURUS: Take care of your image and how you project yourself. Physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight will give you more energy and will make you feel more agile to work for what you want. Try a new look that makes you feel more confident, powerful, and authentic.
GEMINI: Cultivate your spiritual values. They motivate you to work for your life vision, the big picture of things. A short retreat alone and in nature will be refreshing to face everyday life and recharge your batteries.
CANCER: Decide which causes you champion and which groups to join. Search for where and how can you help others shine and innovate. Strengthen the relationship with your boss, superiors, and protectors. Together you can achieve big things.
LEO: Focus on your career and public image. Are you using it to its greatest potential or is it limiting you? There are new ways to expand the horizons of your professional life. Identify them, study them well and use them to avoid stagnation.
VIRGO: Relations with foreigners and other countries, travels and specialized studies are a big priority. You must prepare well, define your truth and your beliefs. Have they changed or have they been modified? Do they help you grow? Maybe you need to change the rules of the game.
LIBRA: Moderate your expenses. You can’t spend more than you earn. Be careful to get too involved in an addictive relationship. If you’re in a situation where you’re losing control, you must step back and set healthy boundaries.
SCORPIO: The ideal partner is the mirror of the relationship you have with yourself. Negotiations and conversations are of great importance to set priorities, common goals, and identify the resources that each one of you bring to the team.
SAGITTARIUS: This period is crucial to establish your daily routines for health and work. It’ll help you keep things in order to achieve optimal functioning and best results. Enough is not acceptable anymore. You must give it your all. Do not overlook any details.
CAPRICORN: It’s time to ask yourself what do you want from love, both for another and for yourself. Have fun and express yourself creatively. Life is not all about work and seriousness. Make way for joy too.
AQUARIUS: You must be sure of what’s convenient for you, whether it’s a job, a home, a relationship. The big question is what makes you feel stable and happy. Nurture your needs, specially emotional ones. Don’t keep postponing it.
PISCES: Spend more time with your siblings, cousins, aunts, and uncles, those who are important to you. They have valuable things to share with you. Any written work, studies, short trips are of great importance because they reveal what your priorities are and where does your personal treasures reside.
ARIES: Pay attention to matters of money. Be conservative with your expenses and investments. Make an extra efforts on the safe way to earn money. Spend some time alone and do what you need to do for your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. Taking care of yourself is a huge priority right now. Put yourself first.
Dane Rudhyar’s Sabian Symbols
This New Moon is at 16º41′ of Taurus, so it corresponds to the Sabian Symbol of 17º of Taurus:
A SYMBOLICAL BATTLE BETWEEN “SWORDS” AND “TORCHES”.
KEYNOTE: Refusing to depend upon the past, the seeker turns warrior, fighting anew the eternal “Great War”.
When Gautama, having sought in vain for the answers of his questions among the teachers of tradition, sat under the Bodhi Tree, he had to fight his own battle in his own way, even though it is an eternal fight. The spiritual light within the greater Soul must struggle against the ego-will that only knows how to use the powers of this material and intellectual world. There is no possibility of escape; it is the energy that arises out of the present moment — the inescapable NOW — that the daring individual has to use in the struggle.
This second stage symbol suggest that salvation is attained through the emergent individual’s readiness to face all issues as if there were only two opposed sides. So teaches the Bhagavad-Gita. This is the dharma of this stage of human evolution: a stage of POLARIZATION OF VALUES.