It’s time to set your intentions for the New Moon at 14°11’ Taurus that will occur on the 4th May. The Moon is exalted in this Venus-ruled, Fixed Earth sign.
Creeping up to an easy trine aspect both to retrograde Saturn and the South Lunar Node this lunation is both grounded and responsible although perhaps a little too attached to its comfort zone and self-contentment aided by the sextile to fantasy-conjuring Neptune.
Venus, the dispositor of the New Moon is probably a little out of sync in wilful Aries and also about to square Saturn and the South Lunar Node hinting that we may be conscious of not actually having all the comforts and easiness we strive for and this could cause some irritation.
Worth noting, if not directly connected to the New Moon, is OOB Mars in airy-fairy Gemini almost exactly opposite Jupiter retrograde in Sagittarius. Let’s hope that violence and thoughtless foolishness won’t have the better over well-planned and better directed energies that work both for our own good and for that of our fellows.
The New Moon falls on the 2-8th axis of the traditional zodiac (Taurus-Scorpio) which involves matters such as security vs temptation, calm vs crisis, sex vs taboos etc. It is significant for those who have planets or angles between 12-16° of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius.
So, part of our intentions for this moment might involve building things (projects, relationships or whatever) to last by creating stability in that part of our lives illuminated by this New Moon. To do this we need to listen to our body and follow our heart.
Author Raven Kaldera, in his book “Moon Phase Astrology”, calls this New Moon the “Dryads Moon”, the Dryads are the quiet, shy spirits of the trees, and he states that “this Moon phase in the earthiest of the astrological signs comes forth in a form that is as close to Nature that a human can possibly be”. He suggests that on this day we should steep ourselves in Nature by going for a walk or just sitting in the garden or park when possible.
The Sabian symbol for 15° Taurus: “Head covered with a rakish silk hat, muffled against the cold, a man braves a storm.” Indicating the courage needed to meet the crises precipitated by social ambition.
For the antiscion point at 16° Leo: “The storm ended, all nature rejoices in brilliant sunshine.” Indicating the surge of life and love after a major crisis.
“Anything that disturbs your comfort factor is good for you.” Tony La Russa
What intentions are you intending to set for this New Moon?
Kaldera R. (2011) “Moon Phase Astrology” pp. 27-30, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont. USA
Rudhyar D. (1974) “An Astrological Mandala: the cycles of transformations and its 360 symbolic phases”. pp. 80, 141, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA