Following the Moonlit Path: Taurus New Moon May 2017

Written by: Shara Eisen

Taurus –“All finitehood and limitations are subjective and self-created” (Meher Baba ).

The bull is a creature of habit, perhaps more than any other sign of the zodiac, and thus the trick is to make sure that your habits are serving you. If you are, no doubt you will live long and prosper. Yet, being such a sensual sign, it can be hard to grasp some of the metaphysical realities that underlie this apparent world of separation and scarcity. This is an excellent time to do some work with deeply held values and beliefs that are making your life so much harder than it needs to be. Are you willing to let some ease in? If so, then declare it and use this time to shake yourself out of those ancient ruts.

Gemini –“You can do two things with fear: you can recognize that you have it and release it, or you can keep it and try to hide from it” (Michael Singer).

Gemini, you pay a price for having the most versatile, intelligent mind in the zodiac. All of that quick thinking can bring a deep-seated anxiety as your thoughts move at the speed of light while your body is left far behind. The mind will serve you far better when you learn to slow it down. Yoga, breathing exercises, more time in nature, can all help you on this quest, and while your anxiety decreases, your brilliance truly increases, as it becomes less chaotic.

Cancer –“Fear arises when you think you have no control. Or you become afraid when you realize you have no control but haven’t yet given up the desire for control” (Adyashanti).

Cancer, this is a true vision quest time for you. Look out in the first week of the month for some new information or understandings that shape a goal or dream for yourself. There may be some breakthroughs on the horizon nudging you in a more lucrative career direction. The more you let go of some deep control tendencies, the more you can enjoy what is shaping up for you.

Leo – “If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of a track, which has been there all the while waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one that you are living” (Joseph Campbell).

This is the beginning of a karmic 18 month period of your life, and there will be many opportunities for change and growth in this period. Many issues will resolve in this time, and there will be an element of support and good luck throughout. If there are blocks keeping you from following your bliss right now, they will naturally try to fall away from you in this time. Watch for important clues and guidance around travel and learning or teaching opportunities in the first half of the month.

Virgo – “I have been saying ‘hey’ lately too to God. Formalities just weren’t working”  (Rumi).

This is a month for being quiet and contemplating, even though there may be an itch to travel. Travel would be okay, but planning for travel in the summer or focusing on inner travels will be even more potent now. It is a time to lighten up and enjoy yourself, and get more in touch with your own needs and best direction. There have been many important changes and lessons in the past year or two, and this time will be great for integration and stillness. Sometimes our culture tells us that cultivating stillness is not productive and perhaps is even anti-social. You have the opportunity to find out the truth, which is really the opposite of these ideas.

Libra –“If a mirror ever makes you sad, you should know that it does not know you” (Kabir).

Progress in relationships is featured this month, and you may find yourself having some important understandings about your own intimacy needs and blocks in the first half of the month. Libra is known for their pleasing side, which can leave you empty and at odds with your deeper self when this is overdone. Keeping the peace can have too high of a price tag at certain points in our lives, and this is one of those times. You will grow by leaps and bounds as you find your deeper values and love for your true self, and assert as you need to with your loved ones.

Scorpio – “Let go of the reigns of mental control and leave the driving to the cosmic mind” (Mooji).

The full moon on the 11th is in your sign, Scorpio, and this one promises to deliver plenty of intensity. Relationships will be on center stage in your life, and some old patterns of discord are coming to a head. The trick for you will be learning to ride the wave of emotional intensity, neither feeling a need to control it or those around you. There is a sweet spot between repression and expressing, tantrum-style. Trust yourself and the reality that, even in your darkest moments, you are one of the most giving and loving people around.

Sagittarius – “No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris because no known motor can run at the requisite speed for four days without stopping”  ( Orville Wright).

Are you soaring, as you know you can, in your life? If not, what are the reasons and excuses you give to yourself? Look out for ruts and pitfalls in your thinking about what is possible and likely, and don’t be afraid when things take a little time to deliver. Stay the course. You have the ability to get a little more committed with some daily habits that will serve you over time, so take advantage of this month.

Capricorn – “I have been trying for some time now to develop a lifestyle that doesn’t require my presence”  (Gary Trudeau).

One of the reasons that Capricorns are famous for aging well is because they are born as the old souls of the zodiac, so they finally get to be the age that they feel. Yet, they also tend to have finally eased up, so they can also enjoy some youth and childlike good times. This is a time to make a strong stance with your penchant for making things harder than they need to be, and make a commitment to more play and passion in your daily life. You won’t believe how much this feeds you and pushes your current transformation.

Aquarius – “Imagination is more important than knowledge” (Albert Einstein).

This is the beginning of a period of time where relationships will be asking for more emotional engagement and vulnerability from you than what you have been used to. Use your imagination to explore new ways to let yourself be close to others.    If you have not been involved, something is on the horizon for you, and if you are currently partnered up, look for ways to deepen the connection. This next 18 months is a karmic period, where destined events come to the forefront.

Pisces – “You attract the lack of what you want to you by the very feeling of lack that started the whole episode” (Abraham-Hicks).

Brace yourself for one of those social and high activity periods, where connections and opportunities surround you. You have a nice window to make some important changes with health, exercise, and diet in the coming months that could make big positive changes. Just remember that you are more sensitive to most, and prone to anxiety if you don’t get plenty of slow and quiet time. Staying under booked does wonders for you, while overbooking is seldom pretty. Be on the lookout in early May for some inspiration around new and innovative income streams.

Aries – “Stay we no longer, dreaming of renown, but sound the trumpets, and about our task” (William Shakespeare).

There is something you have been thinking about, talking about, debating about, and harboring plenty of doubts about for a good while now, perhaps even years. The energy is getting ripe for action or getting off the proverbial pot. Chances are this will involve a risk with a relationship, finances, or possibly both. Your instincts tend to be excellent, so as long as you are listening to them, you should be on a great track.

 

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