Hey it’s Angel…
How’s your week been going?
If you’re like most people, you’ve been feeling the massive tension that has been sweeping the globe concerning the COVID-19 pandemic.
This tension is mirrored in the astral conflict that enveloped last night’s Taurus New Moon. We have all found ourselves in a stressful situation that is begging to be reborn. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, if it’s what you choose.
However, just as a Phoenix rises from the ashes, true rebirth does not come without a death of the old. This can be a painful process, as transformation is rarely comfortable.
This influence will be felt the strongest between now and Sunday. You can expect uncomfortable changes, but in the end, your transformation will be worth it.
Taurus New Moon: A Time For Taking Stock Of Yourself
Taurus is the most physical of signs. It is ruled by Venus, the goddess of love and relationships. In the green pastures of Taurus, Venus nourishes herself with beauty rest, eats like a queen, and indulges herself in the earthly pleasures of life.
As ruler of the second house of the zodiac, Taurus is associated with our relationship to our money and everything else that we value — especially physical items.
Taurus asks us: How well are we taking care of our stuff? Is our relationship to our stuff healthy? Or do we need to slow down with our spending and tighten our belts for the long haul?
Remember, the things you own, on some level, also own you. The way you treat what you have is a reflection of how you treat yourself.
Traditionally, a New Moon in Taurus can be a great time to recreate your financial plan for the rest of the year, and trim away unwanted expenses from your monthly budget.
Right now is a great time to Look for monthly expenses that you can cut, and find new ways to save. Taurus encourages us to invest our money and resources wisely.
Overall, Taurus is very practical. Traditionally, during this time of year, Taurus urges you to take stock of your stuff and do your spring cleaning – both in your house, and with your inner values.
This year’s particular Taurus New Moon, however, comes with a unique set of challenges that will impact us all. There is more tension during this new moon than any other new moon we’ve had so far this year.
The Urge To Rebel Against Authority
Since March 23rd, there has been an approaching clash of storms between two of the most influential planets in the solar system – Saturn and Uranus.
A year ago, on March 6th 2019, Uranus shifted into Taurus, bringing both innovation and sudden disruption to the way we approach our finances and what we value.
Uranus energy is far from stable, and disrupts the safety and steadiness Taurus often provides.
Both as a stroke of genius, and a flash of lightning that exposes everything previously hidden from our awareness, Uranus in Taurus has helped us change the way we relate to the physical world entirely.
Saturn, on the other hand, is the definition of stable. Saturn rules the boundaries and limitations that physical reality imposes upon us. Government, parents, bosses – these are all roles that Saturn plays in our daily lives.
Since moving into Aquarius on March 23rd, a sign that Saturn rules, we’ve experienced a shift from a “worker bee” mentality, into more outward expressions of Saturn, like working for yourself, or taking the leap into new projects.
Think back: What shifts in authority happened in your life at the end of March? Did someone enter the picture that caused you to change your approach towards structures in your life?
The influence of Saturn brings a somber, yet unpredictable tone into our emotional lives. You may be feeling sorry now, or suffering in some way due to recent actions.
You might find change more difficult now than normal, and may find yourself clinging on to the wrong things when the situation is urging you to let them go.
Now is a time for new beginnings, yet with the Saturn and Uranus conflict being amplified, those beginnings might require pushing through frustrating feelings of hopelessness and despair.
In other words, the safety and stability you crave now simply isn’t there.
Chaos, Conflict And Spontaneous Change
You may experience unexpected news that thwarts your plans, especially if you have been blinded by circumstances that you’ve been dealing with from a place of fear, or in a subversive way. Lying — most of all to yourself, will get you nowhere now.
Uncomfortable truths may arise that affect your finances, specifically about what’s yours, and what is not. Be careful who you listen to now, as the advice you receive could lead you down the wrong path. Do not ignore important messages now, even if you feel like avoiding them.
You might have seen the first major glimpse of this conflict show up on or around late Monday night. What stressful situations came to light then that you are now still dealing with?
You may feel a strong urge to rebel against authority. Given your situation, your restlessness and impatience are warranted now, so find some way to break from your normal routine and express your need for spontaneity in a healthy way.
At the same time, beware of acting on impulse and taking too much of a risk. The energy of this moon cycle wants you to try something new, but doing so without caution can lead to unexpected consequences.
The changes you experience now may not be as positive as you may have hoped. There may be delays and restrictions that force you to change your plans, so stay open minded and be flexible.
Do not make any moves on impulse. See the situation from all sides before you make your decision. Things happen so quickly now that it might be easy to jump to negative conclusions.
Riding The Cosmic Tidal Wave To Safety
It’s important to stay calm and think rationally while this chaotic energy surrounds us over the next week. Acting irrationally may lead to unwanted aggression and potentially accidents.
However, you can’t just let the energy stir inside you. Now is an excellent time to explore new exciting interests.
Anything that has to do with innovation, technology, science, or even spiritual studies like astrology, numerology or tarot.
Anything that allows your intuition to go to work finding connections and insights that bring you joy.
Even if you feel weighed down by responsibility, your best use of this energy is to confront your problems head on and deal with them. If you face problems with authority now, realize that the choices you make now will chart the course of your entire year.
This is not a time to procrastinate or let yourself be distracted by things that truly don’t matter to you. If you ignore your obligations now, they might come back to haunt you a month from now.
But don’t worry: Even if it feels like you’re pushing a boulder uphill today, it will eventually get easier, and far more rewarding.
Making progress and reaching your goals becomes increasingly difficult. But as long as you strive for a strong work ethic, patience, and determination to meet your responsibilities, you will prevail.
Try not to procrastinate or become distracted. If you ignore your responsibilities during this new moon they may come back to haunt you later.
You are better off biting the bullet end embracing change now, even if it hurts. Even if your first instinct is to overreact, pull back for a moment and take a more methodical approach.
If you feel the urge to make changes in your life, start with changing unwanted habits and patterns that are holding you back. It’s the only thing you can truly control.
Expect A Radical Reappraisal On Sunday April 26th
While the New Moon is tonight, the Sun does not come into perfect contact with Uranus until this Sunday April 26th.
This means that whatever unexpected surprises you are dealing with now will ultimately manifest on Sunday.
Pay extra close attention to your feelings on that day, as you may feel spurts of instability as events come to fruition. It could be a harsh reality check if you are not ready for it. The events on Sunday will give you a chance to break away from negative circumstances
Plan to do something relaxing as a way to balance the tension you may feel. But keep a notepad handy, as Uranus is bound to bring you rapid and useful insights that could help you later on. You’ll want to write them down, because you may find they disappear as fast as they come!
Use this day to finally come to terms with your situation, and be prepared to let go of what you once thought was yours. Because sometimes, the best change is to walk away and move on with your life.
You’ve got this. This too, shall pass.