The week ahead
Well this week we see the magic of the waxing crescent moon transform into the beginning of the New Moon cycle that occurs on Friday, May 6th, 2016.
May 6, 2016 3:29 PM Sun Conjunct Moon (New Moon)
The Aries New Moon cycle we have just been in ends and the New Moon in Taurus cycle begins.
The New Moon in Taurus
The energies of this earth sign is the mighty Bull!, It’s time to enjoy life’s simple and physical pleasures, this New Moon is great time to commit to personal goals, try to tap into the beautiful grounding energies of this star signs and not pulled down by their negative!
Enjoy activities that bring you in touch with nature and with you bodies. Taurus is about security, safety, ambitions, sensual and practical. The have a great eye for beauty, and a mastermind with finances. With this New Moon approaching its time to become more aware of what makes us feel comfortable and secure. Work at it, wish and put the intentions out there on what your true heart desires.
Mercury transits the sun (crosses in front of the sun, as seen from Earth) on May 9, for the first time since 2006
With Mercury in retrograde and with the New Moon approaching Taurus, this is a good cycle under which to re-evaluate our relationship to possessions and money, and to discover what truly makes us happy and fulfilled.
Jupiter pops out first thing at dusk. It’s the brightest star like object in May and lights up the nighttime until the wee hours of the morning.
Lets Start at the beginning of the week
Monday 1st May , the moon is in Pisces connecting ( T-square configuration) with Neptune, Jupiter and Saturn. As we know Pisces is a creative, artistic a dreamer.. but it can also leave your thoughts chaotic and a little of not knowing whats going on this is due to Mercury in retrograde. The configuration of these planets, we may be feeling a little chaotic , emotional unbalanced, with internal and external conflicts. We will feel to a degree, instability and undecidable with our goals and what next step to take. A positive aspect is our usual intuition and judgment is enhanced under this influence, and we can use this to help ground ourselves when thinking, dealing and seeing in matters with fresh new perspective that works in our advantage. finding beauty in the differences.
The Sun trine is in a positive aspect with Jupiter and Virgo This influence is about growth and expansiveness. These planets are about earth and stability and practical matters. We are more aware of moral issues, and have a desire to improve and learn. Optimism and confidence are basic elements in the energy of this transit. We are more willing to take a risk or two, and we are motivated by a desire to impress others. Enthusiasm runs high, and cooperation comes easy. This is generally a good time to schedule new beginnings in business, education, personal relationships, marriage, creative projects, and so forth, all things equal.
Although Taurus energy can be easy-going and respectful, its energy can also be unbelievably stubborn, self-indulgent and inflexible in their approach. So if you find this week that if logic and logical conversations don’t seem to be getting across to some you will know its the stubbornness of the Taurus energy, so just breath , smile and know that some might refuse to listen! common sense sometimes isn’t so common.
When Wednesday/Thursday approaches, this is a special day as the Sun is in Taurus; Mercury is in Taurus; Venus is in Taurus; Mars is in Sagittarius. WOW what a mouthful, and kinda unnerving, this whole week is a build of energy for something big to be released… A cosmic storm!!!
Friday we see the New Moon. The last New Moon in Scorpio was a little intense with that Scorpio energy, now the New Moon is in the sign of Taurus we will see on that day the Moon will make several aspects , aspects with Venus, Neptune, Jupiter, pluto and Mercury . Be prepared it will be a very busy new moon, and new moons are always about new beginnings and with this potent Taurus energy it’s all about practicality nature, security oriented nature dealing with money , values , resources, material level, projects or careers.
Saturday and Sunday we will see a very busy build up of positive earth signs. that will include – Pluto,Jupiter, Capricorn and Virgo. This build up of energy is a good change, we will see positive results once mercury and jupiter get out of retrograde and go direct!! The Sun in Taurus is trine with pluto , jupiter and Capricorn, so this results in a Grand Trine. The Sun is making a grand trine with all the earth signs, the Sun in Taurus is aligning and connecting positively with jupiter and the earth sign of virgo, The Sun is also in a positive aspect with the earth sign of capricorn. The grand build up is transforming a powerful energy, that will be interesting to see unfold over the next few weeks.
So lets not forget to mention Mercury
Have you noticed its effects? i sure have.. Sigh
Mercury is in retrograde, and as the planet of communication, when it is in retrograde communication can be misinterpreted ,confusing and lead to an uncertain level of communication confusion! EEK so while we are in this period its best to remember that mercury rules our lower minds and how we perceive information, interpret information and communication, from ourselves, others and our surrounding environment. So pay close attention to what you say and communicate in general.
Mercury also has ruler-ship in other areas of our worlds such as buying and selling, travel, signing formal contracts, speaking, negotiating, listening and documents, so try to avoid any large purchases, booking holidays, signing new business deals and contracts, negotiating new jobs or pay rises as all of these areas of life can affected when Mercury is functioning in a sluggish state.
Good old Mercury is here to help us make important changes in our lives, he helps us to reorganise and reflect.This period is great at looking at the world, situations, ourselves a little differently, with rose-coloured glasses or through different filters, and most importantly Mercury helps us come up with some very important inner revelations
So this Week
You have the chance to make important changes in your lives.
Self reflect – is it time to make some solid yet realistic plans?
Sit down, really reflect on what you want to change or bring into your life, write your New Moon intentions
Be proactive and set the stage for reaping the rewards from your new beginnings, as little or big as they may be.
Meditate and focus on your third eye, root and solar plexus Chakra
Purification and cleansing this week is the theme, with mercury being in retrograde. Use this time as a Cleanse period and rid the path of most resistance…
Law of attraction will be put into practice this week, testing our new boundaries, Ask for assistance this week from someone who is more in tune with the divine , universe, a guru etc.. if you feel like you are in a rut, help is coming, just wait it’s on it way , talk to your guides, angles the big man in the sky and take the life raft if one is offered to you.emotional cleansing will lead to liberation for the soul, and will help ground you this week with all the cosmic chaos going on.
Clean away old patterns, energies that you rid to get rid of before and didn’t work, cos now with the planetary alignments and the New Moon it is the time to really clean and cleanse out ourself for our souls, its time for you to get rid of what has been holding you back
Honour your self
You gotta be in charge this week.
Written By Andy Jackman xx