The moon is on her way to being new this Saturday, April 30 in the earthy sign of Taurus at 3:28 pm CST. This new moon will also be a solar eclipse. New moons occur every month when the sun and moon are in the same sign at the exact same degree, this is known as a conjunction in astrology. For this particular lunation the sun and moon will be at 10 degrees Taurus. New moons are the perfect time to set new intentions and make wishes; the day before the new moon is known as the dark moon. Dark moons are a time to get quiet, meditate, get rid of things you don’t use or need anymore. Our psychic sense is thought to be on high alert during a dark moon so this would be a great time to do a tarot or oracle card reading for yourself.
As mentioned above this new moon is also a solar eclipse. Solar eclipses can only occur on a new moon. During a solar eclipse the moon is between the Earth and the sun and partially or totally blocks out the light of the sun. A solar eclipse can be thought of as a more dramatic and hyped-up new moon and they can bring great change in our lives.
Zodiac Facts: New Moon in Taurus
The first thing we can look at is the element of the new moon. Every astrological sign belongs to one of the four elements; fire, earth, air or water and Taurus belongs to the earth element meaning it’s an energy that is security conscious and places a high value on the pragmatic. Taking it a step further, Taurus is associated with the 2nd House in astrology; the sector of the astrological wheel linked to money and possessions. So on its most basic level this new moon solar eclipse will bring the topic of money and finances to the forefront. Even the tarot card associated with this new moon, the Six of Pentacles, is linked to money. In Aleister Crowley’s Thoth tarot, the Six of Pentacles is titled Success; so quite literally this solar eclipse could bring a new financial opportunity to some of us whether that be through a new job, a promotion or maybe a bonus at work. If you’ve been struggling for some time in the financial area of your life, this new moon in Taurus can mark a turning point in your fortunes. The effects of a solar eclipse can be felt up to six months after the actual eclipse so some may be presented with a new opportunity that will pay off in the coming months.
Each sign belongs to one of the three modalities; cardinal, fixed and mutable and Taurus belongs to the fixed modality. Being a fixed sign means Taurus has staying power, they are determined to stay the path come hell or high water. If we didn’t have fixed signs then ideas would remain just that ideas, they would never get anchored in the physical world. The shadow side to this fixed nature is their resistance to change so at some point the Bull has to learn to release their sometimes incessant need to control. Taurus energy can cling to a rut or routine as a way to avoid change. So, for some of us this new moon can act as a reminder not to take a stubborn or inflexible approach to things. Instead of being determined to do things our way we may need to take a step back and look at things from a different perspective. It may be time for a new way of thinking.
Every astrological sign is connected to a planet and for Taurus that planetary ruler is Venus the Roman goddess of love, romance and beauty. Venus was a seductress and Taurus energy follows her lead. Taurus has a way of attracting who and what they want. During this new moon in Taurus, Venus is in the watery, spiritual sign of Pisces and will be exactly conjunct Jupiter, the planet of good luck, good fortune and expansion. This is a very fortunate aspect and will add extra energy to the intentions and wishes we make during this lunation. Get ready for a wish to come true. We want to make sure we take advantage of any new opportunities (Jupiter) presented to us at this time especially around money (Venus) and love (Venus).
Now, like any aspect in astrology there is a shadow side to a Venus/Jupiter conjunction. Since Jupiter expands and Venus loves pleasure we can overdo it with this aspect. We can overspend, overeat and even over give to others. Also, instead of doing the work necessary we can look for a quick fix during this aspect. If it looks too good to be true it probably is, would apply here.
Crystals & Stones for New Moon in Taurus
Since Taurus is associated with money, Citrine, the law of attraction and manifestation stone would be perfect for this new moon in Taurus. Also, any blue stones like sodalite, lapis lazuli or blue lace agate would be good to work with because Taurus rules the throat and the color blue is associated with the throat chakra. Rose quartz, the stone of the heart and love, would also be a perfect match for this lunation since Venus, the ruler of Taurus, is associated with love and romance.
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