Friday, May 6, 2016, 2:32 PM central
The new moon is a time of beginnings and opportunities. This is a time of manifestation, making choices, making plans. Jan Spiller published a book, New Moon Astrology, which is one of a few books I keep close. I recommend getting a copy, if you don’t already own it. I also recommend you go to Jan’s website to calculate your Grandaddy Power Period. This period is unique to each person’s chart, based on when the Sun is transiting the 11th House of your birth chart. The 11th is the house of Karma. Follow her suggestion and use this as your first wish, “I want to easily cut through any fears or negativity that may arise in the month following my Power Period, and emerge with flying colors.” This truly will help ease your mind when the powerful changes start happening. I’m in the middle of mine right now, and big changes are in the wind for me.
The North Node
My north node is in Taurus (south node is Scorpio), so I’m going to touch a bit on the importance of your north node. First of all, a node is a point where two paths intersect. The north node governs those parts of ourselves we must develop, to grow spiritually. The south node falls opposite, and represents those things that come naturally to us. This topic is fully explored in Jan Spiller’s book Astrology for the Soul. Many of us naturally figure out these north node lessons as we mature, but there are some that are harder to learn. That’s when knowing a little about your chart can help focus your attention on things that seem to be getting in the way of living a happy or successful life. So, read up on your north node. If you find something cringe-worthy, that might be the thing that’s standing in your way.
Void of Course
The Moon is considered Void of Course when it has passed through its last major aspect to a planet before entering into a new sign. This transitional time lends instability. Wishes made while the Moon is Void of Course will either not come to pass, or will not turn out as you imagined. This month the Moon will be Void of Course from 9:10 PM until tomorrow at 11:35 PM (central). So, make your wishes before then.
Everything is Retrograde
Jupiter (turns direct on Monday), Mercury (turns direct on the 22nd), Mars (turns direct June 29th), Saturn (turns direct August 13th), and Pluto (turns direct of September 26th) are all retrograde right now. It might feel tempting to hide under the bed, especially with the Moon void of course, but we’re meant to live our lives. Just think before you speak. Give yourself a little more time to finish projects. Take some time for introspection, and eat healthy foods. These retrograde times are perfect for introspection. If you don’t like what you see in there, write down what you don’t like and see if there’s something you can realistically change for the better. Then meditate on that change for a while. The New Moon is all about the reboot. Let some of that energy work during the retrograde days.
What to do
You have until Monday at 9:14 PM (central) to write down 2 – 10 wishes by hand. Write them simply and in plain language. Let your intuition guide you, not logic. Wish what you mean, not what you think you should, not what you aren’t sure about. Date and keep what you write (I use sticky notes in a paper calendar). Don’t waste your wishes on other people, they are yours and yours alone, and they should never be used to influence the will of anyone else. Once you have written down your 2 – 10 wishes, let the Universe have them. If you notice new opportunities, take them. They are the gift you asked for. Change can be a little difficult, especially if you’re afraid or don’t believe you can have what you want. Try your best to remain calm and believe this can be yours. I write to get myself through fearful or uncomfortable times. If you’re not good with words, draw, dance, sing, get out in nature, whatever you need to do.
What’s special about a moon in Taurus?
Taurus is a very earthy sign. Wishes you might want to think about involve money and possessions, sensuality, contentment and gratitude, persistence, patience and dependability, personal boundaries, possessiveness, and health issues related to coughs, thyroid, the voice, and anything around the neck. You might want to chant, sing, or talk through some issues before you sit down to write. Seat yourself in a comfortable place, allow yourself to feel grounded and supported by the earth.
May is a good month for root vegetables, like beets and new potatoes. Prepare them simply, so you can really taste these earthy treasures. Simply roasting them with a little fat, salt, and pepper, will bring out their sweetness. Taurus is all about pleasure and gratitude. Set aside a little time to thank the earth for these gifts. Blessings on your journey!
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