New Moon in Taurus: Unflappable Goddess

New Moon in Taurus: Unflappable Goddess

Greenery greens! Flowers blossom in vibrant color and scent as the new moon in Taurus bears its fruitful horns on May 4 (5:45 pm, CDT). The five senses light up as sensual pleasures are heightened! Creature comforts and earthly delights reign supreme. The Aries ram charged ahead forcefully this spring (3/21-4/19), yet Saturn in Capricorn held the reins tightly to keep the ram from getting too fast and too far. Sun journeys through Taurus (4/20-5/20) and the horns that previously pierced against the constraints of Saturn now dance in rhythm with him. A solid earth goddess stands strong and immovable as her stoic and loyal nature melds well with Saturn’s persnickety rigidness! Slow and steady dedication paves the way.

Busting out of stagnant routine clashes with the tendency to dogmatically follow rules. Saturn in Capricorn is separative when certain ideas that are polarizing become more keenly perceived as they are reflected in the physical reality. Modes of thinking and inner processes become externalized in sometimes painfully obvious ways. This dynamic ushers in change as it becomes crystal clear what is working well and what is not. Pluto goes retrograde on April 24, and events that happened in early October 2018 return for re-evaluation.

The cosmos snap, crackle, and pop with fire as we put words to zany and original ideas that dawned into consciousness this spring season. A strong push turns ideas into action!

What rules and regulations will keep Mother Earth’s environment safer from harm when she comes back to life after the long winter? What new ways can we infuse the care of the natural environment into our daily habits? The earth element is strong now, a good time to reaffirm sensitivity and care toward our planet as well as the physical body and its needs.

To revel in the 5 senses, try using some of the Eye of Horus’ Aphrodisiac essential oil blend. This blend is designed to enhance the response of all our senses to discover the pleasure that the world has to offer. To help manifest goals on the material plane, try lighting one of Coventry Creations’ Witches’ Brew Candle as part of your magical work. This candle is designed to help you access your personal power and enhance your ability to make your dreams a reality. To channel brilliant ideas into form, light some of Shoyeido’s Inspiration incense from their Angelic line. This special incense is formulated to help raise your creativity and awareness.

New Moon in April:  Leaping Over Hurdles

New Moon in April: Leaping Over Hurdles

The new moon springs into Aries on April 5 (3:50 am, CDT)! Hot motivation fires up engines and red lights turn green. Yet the hangover from the inconspicuously changeable Mercury retrograde fades slowly. Gradually awakening into spring, discoveries from March 5 to March 28 remain in the processing stage until mid-April. The desire to make a new beginning includes more forethought than usual.

Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn edge closer and closer together. The gap tightens between cultural collapse and re-building an improved society. The push-pull tension of necessary decay fecundates underground before the new seeds start to grow.

Jupiter in Sagittarius retrogrades April 10. What retrospective meanings do we give recent good fortune? Have we over-extended ourselves and might it be wise to scale back? How may we internalize knowledge learned through recent growth? What adventures, expansions, and explorations may we reflect upon since November when Jupiter entered Sagittarius?

Grand visions are in the works! A maturation process leads the way toward reaching full potential and attaining the most vibrant pinnacle of success. Obstacles encountered and contending with power struggles dynamically motivate. The finish line is in view, foresight and strategy help in leaping over hurdles to reach it!

To leap over hurdles you may encounter, try lighting one of Coventry Creations’ Confidence candles from their Chakra Magic line. Tied to the 3rd or solar plexus chakra, it is designed to inspire energy, achievement, and self-empowerment. To quell impatience, use a bit of Eye of Horus’ Peace Blessing aromatherapy oil. The essential oil blend is designed to help calm the mind and ease the spirit. To move past obstacles, sweeten your atmosphere with Shoyeido’s Ruby incense blend. This blend of cinnamon, sandalwood, and spice is meant to evoke the heroic qualities and confidence associated with the ruby stone.

New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Capricorn:  Emergence From Underground

New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Capricorn: Emergence From Underground

The new moon is in Capricorn on January 5 (7:28 pm, CDT) and shortly thereafter, a solar eclipse transpires (7:41 pm, CDT). Pluto and Saturn fuse with the sun and moon, a powerful catalyst for re-birth.

The process of falling apart occurs in tandem with re-building and fortifying new structures. The roads, the buildings, and our government are going through a radical makeover. This could be applied to our personal lives if it triggers sensitive points in our natal chart. The toxins and poisons in our culture are purged as the collective shadow is faced. We feel our way into the territory of the unknown, a daunting task for a culture focused on the finite and bottom line.

The first new moon and eclipse of 2019 spurs the urge to push off and sprint in a new direction. Ample energy fuels ideas into action! And yet a rule-bound approach slows the process down, demanding accountability. If the demands of a results-oriented paradigm get too heavy, it’s up to us to create the boundaries we need to function and stay healthy in this pressure-cooker technology driven culture.

That which is buried deep underground decays to enrich the soil. What new formations will start to emerge from underground?

To create boundaries where needed, consider carrying a piece of prehnite. Prehnite is excellent at helping us set up energetic and especially empathic boundaries. For protection during times of change, consider adding Eye of Horus’ Dragon’s Blood oil to your routine. Dragon’s Blood helps add power to our energetic work while adding a strong protective element. To find joy in the dark of winter, consider lighting either the Joy incense or Hope incense from Shoyeido’s Angelic line. These Japanese incense blends are subtle, easy to light, and help provide a lighter, brighter energy to any atmosphere they’re burned in.