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Tuesday's Full Moon illuminates our awareness this week.

With the Sun in Gemini and the Moon in Sagittarius, we may feel compelled with a need to know. By widening our perspective, and keeping track of the parallels—the "this side" and "that one"—we may find that we're better able to access a passport to a world of understanding. We can experience growth through deconstructing duality, with an aim to find synthesis.

Having our thoughts and actions more aligned may seem easier as the weekend approaches. With the Mercury/Mars Trine on Friday, aiming our inte on what we want to learn or communicate can help propel us into action. 

As the end of the week is in sight, what we find beautiful and valuable should also become clearer. After all, we’ve got a harmonious connection (a grand trine) between love-planet Venus, expand-it Jupiter, and feel-connected Neptune. 

Be open to being moved by pleasure, by what you find to be graceful, by what nourishes your soul. Tap into the feminine and soak in her wisdom.

All the while with Venus squaring the asteroid Juno, our awareness may turn to the question of what it means to love and what it means to partner, and how the two can—or may not be able to—weave together in a more integral way. Our collective attention may turn to how lovers may not be married and those who are married may not be lovers. In reflecting upon this, see what you may learn that informs your own life perspective.

On Sunday, begin to Initiate a new approach to your self-care. With wellness asteroid Hygeia moving into Aries then, we may feel more motivated to act upon ideas we’ve had on how we want to rejig our diet, exercise regimen, or approach to relaxation. Hygeia's march into Aries means it's leaving poetic Pisces, and so before Sunday focusing upon Piscean healing approaches--such as dreamwork, meditation, prayer, and the like--may bring beautiful benefit. Note, though, that owing to it going retrograde in July, it will dip back into Pisces September 27 through January 2. During this period, we can get a newly envisioned opportunity to turn to our compassionate and intuitive nature in service of healing, for ourselves and others.

Astrological Highlights

May 29

* Sagittarius Full Moon

* Mercury enters Gemini

 

June 1

* Mercury/Mars Trine

* Venus/Jupiter Trine

 

June 2

* Venus/Neptune Trine

* Venus/Juno Square

 

June 3

* Hygeia enters Aries

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 May 29, 2018: Sagittarius Full Moon

This Sagittarius Full Moon ushers in a heightened emphasis on synthesis. We can experience growth through deconstructing duality so as to gain a more unified and cohesive understanding. This celestial event may have us reflecting upon our educational path, our goals, our beliefs, and our spiritual pursuits. By widening our perspective, and keeping track of the parallels--the "this side" and "that one"--we may find that we're better able to access a passport to a world of understanding.

With this Full Moon featuring the Sun in Gemini and the Moon in Sagittarius, we may feel compelled with a need to know. We could find ourselves striving to collect facts and figures not only because of intellectual curiosity but also because we feel they are vital ingredients that can provide us with the deeper sense of the understanding we seek. And yet, through this, we may also find ourselves questioning what knowing actually is. We could find ourselves with a better understanding of what it means to know something, to really know it. Alternatively (or in addition), our take-away may be that there is not one truth when it comes to defining knowing. Our experiences may also include seeing how the definition of “knowing” has shifted over time, and we are no longer content with our previous relationship with it as we had been before.

The planning and/or experience of travel—whether it be a weeks-long journey to a foreign land or a weekend road trip out of town—sometimes coincide with the Sagittarius Full Moon. Even if exploration via a plane, train, or automobile isn’t in your current or near-future plans, use this time for surveying new ideas or cultures; for example, read a book set in another country, flip through National Geographic magazine, or see a foreign-language film. All can magnetize to you enhanced understanding and a broader perspective on life.

This Full Moon takes place within days of the second of three Jupiter/Neptune Trines, which occurs on May 25. The first was December 2 (2017) with the third being August 19. It’s a time when we may find ourselves open to knowledge that comes from things that are more subtle and uncontained—art, poetry, the numinous, the water, the loves that binds us all, simple gestures of caring, and things that move, touch and inspire us. Boundaries and edges may seem softer, allowing us a greater level of feeling and connectivity; yet, watch that this also doesn’t leave you overwhelmed by too much input—whether from emotions, information, or energetics—which could cause a feeling of ungroundedness, spaciness, or anxiety. With Jupiter/Neptune inspirations connecting us to myths and the mythic, we could find ourselves orienting in such a way that we see symbols and archetypes more clearly; yet in its dissolving of the veil between things, it may also have us tap into myths we have created, as we see the stories that we’ve told ourselves and the reality behind certain situations. While this can be clarifying it may also be disappointing or disillusioning; if that’s the case, just be tender with your heart and know that while it may be painful, seeing more clearly will invariably light your path in a way that may benefit you moving forward.

The Full Moon falls at 9 degrees of Gemini (Sun) and Sagittarius (Moon). While everyone experiences the energies of a Full Moon, if you have planets or pivotal points (i.e., Ascendant/Descendant or Nadir/Midheaven) around this degree in Gemini, Sagittarius, or the other mutable signs—Virgo and Pisces—it may impact you more intensely. Additionally, like with other planetary alignments, the house(s) of your natal chart that this Full Moon falls in sheds light on how it may be influencing your unfolding.

Sagittarius Full Moon Apothecary Suggestions

Gemini is associated with the shoulders, arms, hands, lungs, and nervous system while Sagittarius governs the liver, hips, thighs, and buttocks. Pay extra attention to these parts of the body around the time of this Full Moon.

Rabbitbrush Flower Essence: When Gemini and Sagittarius are strong, we’re called to expand our agility and flexibility in thinking and perceiving. We could become more aware that at times that we enchanted with the details, we don’t readily adjust our vision to see the inherent connection between, getting lost in data rather wide-ranging insights. At other times, we could find ourselves basking in our view and understanding of the big picture, and yet doing so at the exclusion of extracting the nuanced riches of the pieces from which our holistic view is comprised. If you want energetic assistance to enhance flexibility in your viewing, support for holding simultaneous awareness of both the sum and its parts, the proverbial forest and the trees, consider trying Rabbitbrush flower essence. (Flower essences are made from flower-infused water and work energetically to restore emotional and mental balance. You can find them in natural food stores or holistic pharmacies.)

Collage project: Even for those who consider themselves not artistically inclined, a collage project can be a wonderfully therapeutic and relaxing activity to partake in on this Full Moon. Not only is making a collage a creative expression, but it can be a great vehicle for inventive problem solving. For this aim, just focus on a situation in your life that you are being challenged by and for which you seek a solution. Holding it in your mind’s eye, cut out words and images from old magazines and newspapers that reflect aspects of the situation as well as its potential resolution. Glue these to poster board adding fabric, shells, rocks, or other small bric-a-brac in an arrangement that makes sense to you. Remember that there is no right or wrong here; just use your imagination and allow for your creativity to flow in your quest for discovery. 

The Full Moon is exact at 10:19 am EDT

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During Gemini season, our curiosity leads the way. We take on a butterfly-like nature, flitting about, interested to learn a little of this and a little of that, with fact-finding becoming quite a pleasurable activity. If you've been wanting some momentum when it comes to writing, designing, or otherwise crafting a message, this month offers great inspiration. It's also a social time when we feel called to connect with friends old and new, to find out what's new, to have dialogues that are vessels of interest, intrigue, and learning. We find ourselves seeing languages as bridges, tapping us into ways to traverse through landscapes not previously explored. Wordsmithing may take on more import as we’re pulled to poetry, literature, dance, and song as vehicles that can help us to recognize thoughts and feelings that have been constellating within us. We're inspired by variety, and while at times may feel like we're pulled in different directions, if we can see that opportunity exists for synthesis--for weaving together a multitude of threads into a cohesive tapestry--we can find our way to a newfound sense of energy, excitement, and ease.

A piqued curiosity and a potent need-to-know could have us chasing down any and all routes to gather information; while satisfying, if done in an unbridled and untethered way it can be physically and mentally exhausting as well as taxing on our nervous system. With our attention pulled to many places, our inclination may be to just skim the surface, going wide instead of deep, which we may invariably find really doesn't serve our truest aims, having us appearing--and feeling--a bit scattershot. A pull towards intellectualizing could have us thinking things through a bit too much, causing us to be overly rational, and less caring and emotional. During this month, we may find ourselves restless, which can be agitating and sometimes even agitate us to move in capricious ways. Alternatively, feeling fickle by being able to see both sides of the proverbial coin could have us stuck in stasis, not feeling overly connected to any one pathway and therefore sometimes not choosing any clear and committed course of action.

The beauty in the photo is the uber-talented make-up artist Devin Jones, with whom I do this monthly stellar beauty collaboration, and who incredibly envisioned/created/styled this embodiment of Gemini.

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With Taurus associated with currency, financial markets, and the economy, I can’t help but think about how this realm will be revolutionized. In this overview, I’m going to focus on a revolutionary approach to money—cryptocurrency—while also giving a nod to two other factors related to financial markets in general. (For timing context, Uranus is in Taurus May 15 - November 6, 2018; March 6, 2019 - July 7, 2025; and November 8, 2025 - April 26, 2026. For more about Uranus in Taurus AstroTrends in general, see this article.)

 

Re-defining financial regulations

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The last time Uranus entered Taurus (June 6, 1934) was the same day that the Securities Exchange Act was enacted. This legislation forms the foundation for regulation of the financial markets in the U.S. It also established the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which oversees enforcement of federal securities law. As noted below in the discussion on cryptocurrency, all eyes are on the SEC and how it may regulate this financial arena. Yet likely this may not be the only shift we see in this realm; after all, it’s the Uranus Return of the SEC. It will be interesting to see how and if this agency and the guidelines it operates under shift and evolve, notably as a result of the technological advances that are affecting traditional financial markets.

 

Will the meaning of a bull market be redefined?

The totem for Taurus is the Bull, a symbol strongly associated with financial markets. A bull market is defined as one in which securities or commodities are rising in value (while a bear market signals one in which there is declining value). Interestingly, one of the first mentions of the term Bull, in reference to a way of brokering securities, was in the 1769 edition of Thomas Mortimer’s Every Man His Own Broker. And guess what? In 1769, Uranus was also in Taurus. One can only wonder whether Bull Markets will grab our attention in ways we may not have expected.

 

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Hello cryptocurrency!

Likely you’ve heard of Bitcoin and the idea of cryptocurrency. And even if you don’t fully understand it (it’s quite complex), it feels like something to have on your radar.

Unlike traditional currency (known as “fiat currency”), which is authorized and controlled by the governments of nation states, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency are, by design, decentralized. And while governments are starting to think about distributing their own version of crypto, at the heart of this type of currency, as it’s been envisioned and established, there is no one central owner or organizer; rather, it is created and managed on a blockchain (I’ll be discussing the revolutionizing impact of blockchain technology in a future AstroTrends piece), which is is managed by a peer-to-peer collective. In addition to there being a heightened level of privacy associated with owning cryptocurrency, there are numerous other benefits including their fast transactions speeds (making money transfer more efficient and less expensive) and the privacy associated with using it.

Money not centralized in the power of a government, but rather decentralized via technology among the people, not limited to be used in a certain nation across borders which can revolutionize trade and commerce across the world, and able to move at lightning speed? How very Uranus in Taurus!

Now, cryptocurrency has been around since before this current astrological mini-era. Yet interestingly, it does have a connection to the planet Uranus. The connection is that Bitcoin, which pioneered this whole realm, was initiated in October 2008 when the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto published the first white paper on it. During this month, change-it-up Uranus was actually aligning (by opposition) to give-it-structure Saturn…and voila, Bitcoin was born.

Here are a few of my thoughts as to what we may see during this Uranus in Taurus era when it comes to cryptocurrency:

The sifting out of the cryptocurrency space

Currently, while there are over 1,000 types of cryptocurrencies, which run the gamut in terms of their design and usage intention, as well as the integrity with which they are viewed. For example, there are the major cryptocurrencies, such Bitcoin and Ethereum, which are looked upon as standard bearers while there are some that people view more as flash-in-the-pan Ponzi schemes (and then everything in between). The shake-up in this space may inspire the shaking out of those that don’t have integrity and a strong foundation.

The regulation of cryptocurrency

In the U.S., the Securities and Exchange Commission is working towards creating some regulation for cryptocurrency. In pure Uranian fashion, it's a complex endeavor given that some cryptocurrencies function as securities and some as utilities. It will be interesting to see how this evolves, the debates that ensue, and how this impacts the adoption of cryptocurrency into conventional markets.

Greater adoption of cryptocurrency by the public

There aren’t many companies accepting cryptocurrency (although Expedia and some others are pioneers in the space). But we may see this change over time as stable cryptocoins emerge. Currently many of the digital coins are targets of speculative trading with values fluctuating so much (Bitcoin ranged from $900 to $20,000 in 2017) that they aren't pragmatic to be used for every day commerce. Yet, with the development of stable coins as well as other digital utility tokens, we will likely see that change.

Governments issuing their own cryptocurrency

While governments are working towards creating their regulatory stance on crypto, some are looking to get in on it. Venezuela has the Petro, and Russia, China and others are thought to be working towards developing their own. This may itself be quite the Uranian twist, redefining its principles, since a government-backed cryptocurrency may not necessarily hold true to the originally envisioned structure and benefits of a digital currency.

 

Looking onward...

Given these connections, I can’t help but be intrigued how the financial markets and the currency we use may shift and churn, and be redefined, during this Uranus in Taurus period.

Stay tuned for the next focus in this series that will focus on the Internet of Value + Blockchain Technology.

 
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 Shaking it Up: The Summer AstroSalon at The Cloud Room

 

It’s a summer of shaking it up, a time to break old patterns, shift strategies, find new ways to nourish yourself, and become more resilient in your commitment to building the life you love.

That’s what happens when you you’ve got three Eclipses, a Mars retrograde (that connects with revolutionary Uranus), the Jupiter/Neptune Trine, and more weaving themselves throughout the coming months.

Whether you want a framework for personal goal setting, an informed context for business planning, or a peek into potential collective trends and themes, this AstroSalon will leave you feeling imbued with awareness and strategic know-how.

Plus in honor of the shake-it-up theme, in addition to other wellness suggestions, I’m going to share with you ways you can turn to your dreams to help you navigate the opportunities for growth that this summer astrological landscape will be inspiring.

Details

Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm (talk begins at 7:00 pm)

Where: The Cloud Room

Fee: $18 (Cloud Room members: inquire about special discount)

Register below:

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Questions?: Don't hesitate to write me.

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We’re now in Gemini Season, a month in which curiosity is our compass, and crafting and sharing a message takes on greater meaning. A potent need-to-know could have us chasing down any and all routes to gather information; while satisfying, if done in an unbridled and untethered way it can be exhausting and taxing on our nervous system. Take things in, but also take time to digest them. And don’t forget to breathe. 

One of the stars of the week is the Jupiter/Neptune Trine, a harmonious connection between the two planets that govern the mystical and compassionate sign of Pisces. It’s the second of three, with the first happening December 2 (2017) and the third on August 19. While occurring exactly on Friday, it paints itself across this current period, notably with Mercury, the planet of communication, tying into both planets earlier in the week.

Reflecting the Jupiter/Neptune Trine, this week we may find ourselves open to knowledge that comes from things that are more subtle and un-contained—including art, poetry, the numinous, the water, the loves that binds us all, simple gestures of caring, and things that move, touch and inspire us. Boundaries and edges may seem softer, allowing us a greater level of feeling and connectivity; yet, watch that this also doesn’t leave you overwhelmed by too much input—whether from emotions, information, or energetics—that could cause a feeling of ungroundedness, spaciness, or anxiety. 

Mid-week, with the Sun making a harmonious aspect to warrior Mars, we could find that there’s a palpable call to action streaming around and through us. People may seem more lit up than usual when it comes to asserting themselves or galvanizing their will in honor of their desires. There’s momentum to make progress, to fuel ourselves in a battle that seems important, perhaps for a community to which we are connected.

As the weekend is in sight, an understanding that was residing below the surface, perhaps hidden from our conscious or unconscious minds, may be unearthed. Choose your words wisely as they have power, notably in giving new life to what seemed like a stagnant situation.

Also at this time, our eyes also turn to the topic of value. If we haven’t been declaring our personal sense of value, we may see how that has eroded the worth we feel in certain relationships. Alternatively, we may also see how investments we’ve made with people who honor agreements are offer us a payoff. The theme of value may also translate into money matters as the weekend offers us an opportunity to take an honest look at how we make and spend money, and to see whether any adjustments may be necessary to feel more sustainable in the short- and long term.

Astrological Highlights

May 20

* Sun entered Gemini (through June 21)

May 22

* Mercury/Neptune Sextile

May 23

* Mercury/Jupiter Opposition

* Sun/Mars Trine

May 25

* Jupiter/Neptune Trine

* Mercury/Pluto Trine

May 26

* Venus/Saturn Opposition

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Want to gain stellar insights into yourself by working with your dreams and your astrology chart?

If so, and you live in the Seattle area, then I’d love for you to join me for my new in-person Stellar Dreams series.

Astrology and dreams forge a beautiful partnership as both are periscopes that allow us to better understand, integrate, and appreciate the rich complexity of who we are. Astrology can help us access and translate the meaning of our dreams, while dreams give us insights that can further reveal the fount of self-knowledge potentiated within our astrology charts.

About the Stellar Dream Series

We will meet four times, for three consecutive Thursday with our final session held two weeks later, allowing for enhanced integration. The group is limited to four participants so that everyone receives an expanded opportunity to share and receives a concentrated level of personal insights. 

Each time we gather, you will have the opportunity to share a dream, and gain reflections on it from the group and myself. Additionally, I will share insights related to your personal astrology—whether from your birth chart and/or the current inspirations you are moving through (via your ‘transits’)—that will help you to deepen your understanding of your dreams, and of yourself. We will then discuss how to focus in on our dreams between sessions.

The beauty of doing dreamwork in a group is that we can together create a space that allows for understanding to arise and be nurtured. It also inspires you to connect to a level of intuition that you can use to further work with your own dreams. Plus, by doing this sacred work together, there’s a gorgeous experience that arises from knowing that we are holding space and being of service to others.

To further foster your connection to your dreams and your personal astrology, also included is a 20-minute personal session that we can do by phone or video chat.

Before our initial session, I will send you information that will help you to connect to your dreams, tips and strategies to recall and record them. 

What’s Included in the Stellar Dreams Series

This Stellar Dreams series includes:

  • Four in-person sessions, with a group size no larger than four participants
  • A copy of your astrology chart, with notes on your planetary placements
  • An e-booklet that discusses how to sanctify your sleep space, ways to capture your dreams, and practical tips on how to record them
  • One 20-minute personal session      
  • Beverages at our gatherings
Details

Date: Thursday May 31, June 7, June 14, and June 28

Time: 6:15 – 8:00 pm

Location: My office in Lower Queen Anne: 18 West Mercer Street, Suite 380, Seattle.

Price: $180 

Register by clicking below.

Stellar Dreams Group - June 2018 (Seattle) 180.00

Remember that the Astro Dreamwork group is limited to four participants, so sign up soon to reserve your spot. (The group requires a minimum of three participants to occur.)

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to write me.

I look forward to sharing Stellar Dreams with you.

 

 
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Are you feeling like you’re on the brink of something new?

Tuesday is not only the New Moon, when beginnings are given voice, but also shake-it-up Uranus changes signs.

But before we get to Tuesday, let’s hone in on Monday, which may be woven more with invitations yielded by conclusions and endings than beginnings.

Stay present to what feelings and revelations arise for you deep within. Look back to 2011 and see if you can gain insights into the shifts that have occurred in your personal life when it comes to how you galvanize your will to assert yourself in the name of your desires.

Ok, back to Tuesday and beyond…

The New Moon in Taurus inspires a fresh chapter when it comes to seeing how being practicality and pleasure may go hand in hand. Uranus has been in Aries for seven years and now it’s plodding into Taurus (through 2026), about to break-and-then-remake patterns in Taurean realms, including our values, currency, how we orient through our senses, our daily habits and more. (For insights into AstroTrends that may evolve with Uranus in Taurus, stay tuned for my new series, an introduction to which I wrote last week.)

So we have new, and we have change, and we also have another factor that ratchets all of this up…

With warrior Mars moving into Aquarius on Wednesday it makes a dynamic square to Uranus. Watch for detours—and what you can learn from them. Stay bouncy. Be open to redefining your desires and new ways to move yourself forward. Expect the unexpected. Maintain beginner’s mind.

Remember too that this Mars/Uranus Square occurs three times over the coming months (through September), owing to Mars’ upcoming retrograde cycle which begins on June 26. And so this week may provide you with the primary insights into the subject of how to re-invent the path you take to attain your pursuits; leave space over the next few months to gain more insights that will further clarify this for you.

Giving structure to ideas you’ve been formulating may take center stage as the weekend approaches. Make sure that the ones that you release into the world have good bones. If not, you may want to give them a little bit more time to be bolstered.

Also during the weekend, we may then see how certain friends and/or our partner can be a conduit to events and feelings that we either haven’t experienced before or haven’t in a long while.

The Sun is in its last day of Taurus throughout most of the day Sunday. Connect to pleasure. Inquire within as to which habits serve you and which do not. See where liking to be in a groove yields endurance and where it approaches stubbornness.

As the Sun shifts into Gemini late on Sunday, we open up to a new month where intellectual curiosity inspires us, where meeting and greeting carries us forth, and where we quest to find synthesis and commonality between those things that appear disparate on first blush.

Astrological Highlights

May 15

* Taurus New Moon (7:48 am EDT)

* Uranus enters Taurus

May 16

* Mars enters Aquarius

* Mars/Uranus Square

May 18

* Mercury/Saturn Trine

May 19

* Venus enters Cancer

* Venus/Uranus sextile

May 20

* Sun enters Gemini (10:15 pm EDT)

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 May 15, 2018: Taurus New Moon

When the New Moon occurs in Taurus we have a great opportunity to look within and see what it is that brings us comfort and a greater sense of security. Taking the time to examine what activities and earthly delights yield pleasure can help you discover a sense of rootedness that can serve you well in the coming year.

As part of this exercise, think about your habits: Do they actually serve your personal needs for health and happiness or is the pleasure they provide mostly linked to their familiarity? Do they assist you in productively structuring your life or are they on some level limiting, as they don’t let you move readily outside of a narrowly defined comfort zone? Reflecting upon your routines and rituals can be a great fount of awareness during the yearly Taurus New Moon.

As Taurus is a very sensual sign, it’s a good time to listen to music, surround yourself with fragrant flowers, work for hours in the garden, or engage in other experiences that give you pleasure. Your kinesthetic senses may be especially heightened today and can serve as an additional tool to tune into how you feel about certain situations and people. For example, if you’re wondering whether you should pursue a certain project, let the idea of it sit within you and tune into how your body feels. Do you feel relaxed and comforted or jumpy and agitated? Your body may be able to help you filter truths that your mind is unable to clearly perceive.

Now, this day is far from your regular Taurus New Moon. The reason? Also today, cherish-the-irregular Uranus moves into the sign of Taurus, where it hasn’t resided since 1942. And with Mars zipping into Aquarius today, and making a square aspect to Uranus, the feeling of being shaken out of the ordinary is likely being activated. On any given day, that stirring may feel chaotic, creative, and keep us on our toes. Yet given that Taurus isn’t the biggest fan of surprises, unexpected shifts in rhythms, and change in general, it seems like there’s a delicate balance that may want to be maintained this week if we’re not to feel too riled up.

Here are three perspectives to consider that may help you to maintain this sense of balance:

1/ Remember that the knowledge itself that it may be necessary to detour from well-laid plans can help us have confidence in our ability to be adaptable should we need to call upon it, allaying the stress that comes from feeling caught off guard.

2/ See how opening up to a new level of connection to your body, and connection to the earth, can give you a greater level of personal security than previously known.

3/ Reflect upon how being nimble and flexible can actually be quite practical and pragmatic.

Uranus’s entry into Taurus on this day doesn’t signal its fixed residence in this sign of fixity. It’s actually a preview period since Uranus actually charges back into Aries on November 6. It will firmly plant itself in Taurus next year, on March 6, where it will dwell until 2026. Look for more reflections on Uranus in Taurus in upcoming articles that I will share with you.

This Taurus New Moon falls at 25 degrees of Taurus (Sun and Moon). While everyone experiences the energies of the New Moon, if you have planets or pivotal points (i.e., Ascendant/Descendant or Nadir/Midheaven) around this degree in Taurus or the other fixed signs—Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius—it may impact you more intensely.

Taurus New Moon Apothecary Suggestions

Taurus rules the neck, throat, inner ears, and thyroid gland. Pay extra attention to these parts of the body around the time of this New Moon.

Chestnut bud flower essence: Sometimes habits can be supportive and necessary to create productive structure in our lives. Other times they can hold us back or keep us in an unsupportive loop of behavior. In the latter case, we may derive great comfort from doing the same thing again and again, even if we know that it’s not necessarily something that is in our highest interest. If you find yourself stuck in a “been there, done that, but I’ll do that again” rut and would like assistance releasing it, consider Chestnut Bud flower essence. It’s a great natural remedy to use when we need a little assistance breaking out of well-tread but unsupportive routines. (Flower essences are made from flower-infused water and work energetically to restore emotional and mental balance. You can find them in natural food stores or holistic pharmacies.)

Honey and lemon tea: Enjoy a soothing cup of honey and lemon tea. Its warmth is nurturing while the honey and lemon serve as wonderful balms for the throat. If possible, use raw honey (unless you’re pregnant or immunocompromised), which has more antioxidants, and juice from a fresh lemon rather than a bottle. For more throat support, add a tea bag of slippery elm or marshmallow root, two herbs known for their palliative qualities.

The New Moon is exact at 7:48 am EDT

Uranus shifts into Taurus at 11:23 am EDT

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Stephanie Gailing Astrologer by Stephanie Gailing - 2w ago
 

In this month’s So Divine! podcast, Megan Skinner and I set our sites on Uranus, given that the shake-it-up planet enters Taurus on May 15 (the same day as the Taurus New Moon).

Given that Uranus changes signs once every seven years (and hasn’t been in Taurus since 1942), this isn’t your garden-variety astro happening, yet one that may shake up a whole new level of experience and awareness.

We talk about what the renegade planet’s stroll through this earthy and sensual sign may mean for us collectively and personally, giving you strategies and perspectives to help you keep ahead of the curve. Some unexpected (how Uranus!) emotions come up, as Megan shares a personal story that ties into the Tarot card for the month. I share wellness suggestions as well as some Uranus-in-Taurus trend “predictions.” In addition, we talk the Mars/Uranus Square that occurs three times in the coming month, the Jupiter/Neptune Trine that’s opening us to an infusion of soulfulness and much more.

You can find So Divine! on my website or on iTunes (where you can subscribe so you can get episodes immediately as they are released).

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