new moon westchester nyForecast 5/18

The Taurus New Moon occurs at 12:13 a.m. ET, after which it is void-of-course/voc*

Like any New Moon, this one encourages new beginnings. The themes that are accentuated in the sign of Taurus include your relationship with personal finance, income, possessions and comforts.

When the moon is in Taurus, you may be keenly aware of what your body needs to feel supported; how much rest, kind of foods or what type of clothes attract you.

The Moon sails into the sign of Gemini at 5:27 a.m.

Although it is not advisable to launch immediately into whatever project or vision dangles before you, many signals may compel you to do so.

Solidify whatever foundation or commitments need to be in place to prepare. A big push may occur, especially midday, when you either are presented with an opening or you get an urge to take action.

Go over everything carefully, since Mercury goes retrograde this evening. As a result this lunar cycle brings up past discussions and decisions.

Fuzzy math and/or a sense of the unknown may call into question a prior belief. Sleep on it.

beadsThe Sabian Symbol** for this New Moon is “A squaw selling beads”. This is a difficult image. The word “squaw” has controversial connotations; historians and linguists argue about its origin. Nonetheless, it is generally seen by feminists to be a dismissive term for a woman.

Regardless of your gender, this Sabian Symbol** therefore emphasizes any discomfort you may experience in your own skin. This feeling may be somewhat acute at this New Moon. Do you have everything you require in the material world?

Does your body receive the care it wants?

Are your financial needs met? If your answers are all “yes”, you may not identify with the chafing this New Moon awakens.

Beads for indigenous people were objects to exchange. In some tribes creating them was a sacred act. The reciprocal exchange of the beads could have symbolic or diplomatic meaning.

Once the colonists came, the integrity of bead exchange dissolved. “A squaw selling beads” does not suggest an entrepreneur who makes her own way. The Taurus New Moon may stimulate this question: is how you create income compatible with who you are?
If this is not the case, be open to the New Moon seed energy that allows viable change for this to happen.

On the other hand, if your income is a good reflection of your sense of self, is there anything you want to augment or change?

Do you feel properly compensated for your efforts?

Do you have the wealth model and place to live as you would like?

A goal for this particular New Moon is to feel the perfect alignment of receiving what you want. Remember, that your birthright is to accept the riches of the world and thrive. There is more than enough for everyone.

Sometimes doing the ritual of an abundance check helps to channel that desire to “do something”- For abundance check information

*Moon VOC/Void-of-Course… in Taurus, relaxation is demanded. You can try to accomplish a big task, but that couch looks awfully inviting. Give in and let yourself enjoy a leisurely lunch and your productivity will increase afterwards. Financial matters may want consideration, but chew over them carefully rather than bite down conclusively on any one offering. More about the Moon VOC

** We are still in the process of understanding the Sabian symbols, which were channeled in 1925. The spiritualist astrologer Marc Edmund Jones, took Elsie Wheeler, a clairvoyant confined to a wheelchair to a San Diego park with a project. He put a symbol for each of the 360° of the zodiacal wheel on 360 cards. She proceeded to come up with visual phrases for each one of them. They were done in random order and they have a magic that is hard to decipher, yet feels totally right.