Every New Moon offers an opportunity for fresh perspective. In the middle of spring, we can have tremendous focus to push a desire and accomplish. Look here for general New Moon practice.
For the upcoming Taurus New Moon, you can augment your intention and concentrate on what is symbolized by Venus, the goddess of Love, Beauty and Abundance. You may have to look at what has stopped you from realizing certain goals in the past. Sometimes we stay with what’s comfortable, even if it’s not in our best interest.
The exact time of the Taurus New Moon is 4/26 at 8:16 AM ET.
The Sabian Symbol for the degree of this Moon is “The Woman Of Samaria At The Ancestral Well”.
This symbol comes from the Gospel of John about the woman who encountered Jesus. Although taboo to talk to a woman and a Samaritan at that, Jesus surprised her with conversation about the living water of truth. She comes to recognize him as Teacher and accepts his Word. As a witness, she spreads the Word. Eventually she is tortured and killed for her allegiance to Jesus.
In this print by Rembrandt, Jesus is depicted as animated and passionate as he shares his thoughts. The woman seems tired as she stands amid the ruins. Yet she draws deeply from the well (in actuality, said to be at least 75 feet down). Jesus pours life into her, because in this image she hardly has energy to do her task, let alone to become a fervent disciple.
Taurus energy takes its time; it is not fast and furious. It reminds you to draw on the well that sustains you, whatever that looks like. Certainly, eat, drink water, rest and exercise. The better the fuel, the greater the output towards the intention.
When we look at the Taurus New Moon horoscope set for Washington DC, the Sun and Moon make no connections to other planets. The New Moon resides in the 12th house of the unconscious. Venus is in Pisces with Chiron (the wounded healer) and Ceres (goddess of the harvest) is close to Mars, also in the 12th house.
What would be your great wish, regardless of past disappointments? What would sustain your vitality and ignite your passion? What would it feel like to realize that wish?
Perhaps a modification brings it closer to your reality. Why not allow the possibility of that?
Mercury Retrograde and Uranus (symbolizing inspiration) make a picture with Saturn — this suggests a message comes through to concretize a commitment.
The woman at the well is a reminder that if you feel your Truth, nothing can stop your creative life source.
If Hartsdale, NY is in your vicinity, I invite you to my New Moon Gathering, to plant the seeds for your intentions. The gathering is on 4/27 Thursday at 7 PM.