“Holding Your Ground”: The NEW MOON at 28°25′ TAURUS, Friday, May 19, 2023, 15:54 UTC

The Moon is in her element tonight, gracefully gliding across the vast expanse of the night sky. But you will not glimpse her, for in the fading embers of the old lunar cycle, she stealthily readies herself to birth a New Moon.

In the 24 hours of her darkest phase, Luna defiantly emerges from the gloomy abyss of the recent eclipse season, passes respectfully before the Sun at 28º25’ Taurus, and sets us off in a whole new direction. It’s a decisive moment, one that carries immense significance, deserving of our utmost reverence as it beckons us towards uncharted territories.

In the wake of the Eclipses, those cosmic disruptors that recklessly unleash their primal energy, shaking the very core of our existence, propelling us into brave new territory, we also begin to make our peace with the quizzical trickery of Mercury’s recent retrograde. These past three weeks have been intense, even ominous at times, paying no heed to the delicate equilibrium of our lives. The cosmic forces have been tearing through the tapestry of our realities with a raw and unbridled force that seems determined to rewire the very circuitry of our minds and reshape the core of our beings, all against the backdrop of a world left spellbound, immersed in a swirling tapestry of chaos and disarray.

Thankfully not every Sun-Moon conjunction is an eclipse. As the placid Taurus Moon prepares to cast her luminous spell once again, we stand on the precipice of a new dawn, and there’s nothing inherently sinister about it.

Our perceptions and responses to life are shaped by the radiant glow of the Sun-Moon partnership, the dynamic luminary duo that defines our individual aspirations against the context of our need for connection with others. It’s like looking through a pair of lenses; one focused on our self-development, the other on our relationships.

Ancient astrologers used to say that the Sun ruled the right eye and the Moon ruled the left. When these two celestial bodies are in harmony, life feels pretty harmonious too. There’s no inner conflict, and our wants align with our needs. It’s a moment of pure creative potential. But tonight, as the moon wanes in her old cycle, we just know we’re on the cusp of a new beginning. The New Moon in Taurus symbolises strength, resilience, and groundedness. It’s like standing firm on solid ground, unyielding in the face of challenges. Taurus has a gritty quality to it—a down-to-earth nature that’s as rugged as it is nurturing and sensitive. The volatile Moon finds much solace in the fixed-earth realm of her exaltation.

In the final hours, before the synod resets, we’re urged to let go of old narratives and shed the layers of the past. The Moon’s obscured presence—the “dark of the Moon,” hints that our emotional sensitivity may be temporarily shrouded by the intensity of our drive for personal growth. It’s as if we become so focused, so single-pointed, that we might overlook the perspectives of others. We must remember that life doesn’t always fit neatly into our unified vision.

What awaits us in the coming days, the tempestuous tensions of a Fixed Grand Cross involving Mars in Leo, Jupiter in Taurus, Pluto and the Nodes, is nothing short of biblical in its proportions. We spoke extensively about this “David and Goliath” battle in our most recent cosmic bus episodeDespite facing overwhelming odds in their quest to free an entire species, the relentless determination of only a few propels us forward during this profound karmic realignment. It’s a testament to our unwavering resilience and unflinching commitment to reform draconian laws that threaten to stifle integrity and allow the freedom to speak truth to power. Like seeds planted in tough soil, our dreams of liberation take root and grow.

The New Moon in Taurus, with her soft aspects to Mars in Cancer, and to the supernatural forces of Neptune and Pluto invites us to claim the raw beauty of our desires, to honour our authenticity, and to find strength amidst the tumultuous uncertainty that engulfs us. It’s a time to ground ourselves, to connect with the Earth’s energy, and to discover the alchemy that lies within our own hearts.

As the exalted moon sets her course for this new beginning, let us shed the burdens that hold us back. With ardent passion, let us stand tall and face adversity head-on. We can trudge through life’s grittiest moments with resilience and vulnerability, finding the delicate balance between strength and sensitivity.

In this celestial convergence, we embark on a journey of self-discovery, unearthing the magic that lies within us.

Using the luminescence of the Sun and Moon in relationship to current planetary transits, I have again divined your empowering horoscope messages and guided intentions to help illuminate the path ahead, letting you walk it with courage and conviction. I encourage you to read both your Sun and Rising sign reading for the most comprehensive guidance. Of course, if you seek more personalised assistance, I welcome you to book a private session for greater clarity. Thank you for your ongoing appreciation and support for my work. I look forward to connecting with you soon and sending many blessings on this New Moon xx

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