This turning point for the Sun is asks us to pause and reflect on the last 6 months, since the previous Solstice on December 21. What have you achieved? Where can you make improvements? What do you wish to manifest until the Sun stands still again?
This week sees 4 planets cuddle up in Cancer. This may bring some sweet relief after the intense energy of last week’s Sun/Saturn opposition. Cancer is the Zodiac’s first water sign and is also cardinal, making this sign both emotional and dynamic, tender and tenacious.
Frustration is the feeling of this week, signalling that something needs to shift. The fact that these two planets are opposing each other highlights a lack of balance. Too much work, too many obligations, too many responsibilities. It can be easy to lose a sense of your own identity when you’re busy being a wind up solider.
Venus has been touring Aries for an exceptionally long time. As a planet who enjoys the good life, Venus hasn’t been having the most pleasant time in action orientated Aries. Since February 4, the cool moist planet entered a hot dry sign. Venus likes to unite and connect, whereas Aries is independent and prefers to go it alone.
The beginning of a new lunar month is always a time for exciting possibilities. The last few days prior to a New Moon is an ideal time to rest, contemplate and reflect. It’s like the cosmos’ own rhythmic goal setting cycle, all playing out in the heavens.
The last few days, I’ve been feeling exceptionally contemplative. Not what I expected to happen as the Sun recently entered vibrant, curious and busy Gemini and into my first house. Taurus season is generally my quiet and introspective time as the Sun illuminates my 12th house.
Yesterday evening, Mercury left the frantic terrain of Aries and the long-held conjunction with electric Uranus. While May generally is a go-slow vibe as the Sun tours Taurus, the Mercury/Uranus aspect kept things super charged and super busy!
Although seemingly opposite influences in life, we often need to balance our fears or limitations around the promise of something new, exciting or different. We can get stuck if we let fear limit us. We can also get burnt if we blindly charge forward into unchartered territory.
So, this brings us to the New Moon in Taurus, ruled by Venus who is currently residing in Pisces. This combination brings an extra dose of goodness to this lunation as both the Moon and Venus occupy signs of their exaltation. This brings extra special power to the new beginnings energy of this the New Moon.
Taurus also likes its creature comforts. This is an ideal time to actually enjoy and appreciate what you have around you. Bring out those things that are your ‘special occasion’ items. It may be an expensive perfume, the fancy dinner plates or the outfit you’ve never worn.
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