Time to Shake Things Up

ritual May 12, 2018

The new moon falls on the 15th May at 13.47 CET in Taurus this month, the second earth sign of the Zodiac.  This new moon is very potent, powerful and a facilitator for great transformation.   

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"New Moon is a big day for Taurus! Yes, the Moon and Sun conjunct here, and at the moment of New Moon reset, Uranus is still in Aries at 29º59’ (hanging on by a fingernail so we get some last minute wisdom from Aries).  More significantly, some three hours later, Uranus changes signs moving into Taurus for seven years.  Uranus, that bringer of disruption, change, revolution, and innovation, was last in Taurus in 1935 ~ the birth of Social Security and a time of big adjustments on the material plane for many.

Taurus’ focus as an Earth sign is on the physical plane:  materiality, money/finances (borrowing and lending/your earning and spending capacities), what you truly value, your own worth, the body’s senses, and the Earth itself (nature, farming and ecological concerns).  Taurus rules the neck, throat and lower jaw and all associated to those areas like singing, beards, sore throat, tongue, voice, nape of the neck, cervical vertebrae, and thyroid gland.  Taurus’ rulership by Venus makes this a very personal and feminine sign and appreciative of beauty and pleasure and brings art/artists and music/musicians under Taurus’ rulership, as well as fashion, fabrics and the decorative arts – how we make our environments and ourselves more sensual and alluring.  Thank you, Venus!

With new emphasis being placed on Taurus by outer planet, Uranus, let’s acknowledge Taurus as the power sign of the Earth element.  There is great fixity here as in all the power signs-one for each element (Taurus for Earth, Scorpio for water, Leo for fire and Aquarius for air).  All fixed signs bring solid, enduring, tenacious qualities to bear in their lives and can persevere and persist (push) bringing their ideas into manifestation.  So, imagine The Bull as the symbol of Taurus with its strong neck and ability to dig in its heels, its love of security, stability and routine, its love of the pleasures of life, and its need to be productive while building wealth and value combined with the nature of Uranus as The Liberator, bringing down the old forms, inventing new ways of social interaction, embracing chaos and disruption deemed necessary and you have yourself a volcano! Vinegar and baking soda! An irresistible force meets an immovable object!  Earth changes and eruptions are possible, monetary/economic shifts, opening up of body expression, healing of our issues of unworthiness and materiality, and embracing our feminine, earthy power." 

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Why not try this short ritual to connect to the transformative power of the new moon when the energy is at it's most transformative.

You will need a pen and two sheets of paper, a candle, an insence stick or some sage. 

You will also need some items to create an altar for yourself, choose things that represent all that you are welcoming in during this new phase of the moon.  

Find a comfortable place where you won't be disturbed. Sit comfortably.

Take a moment to breathe and connect to your higher self. Breathe in to the count of 4 and out to the count of 6. Allow your breath to infuse your being.  When you are ready open your eyes.  Light your candle and incense stick or sage and use it to cleanse your energy field by waving it around your body for a few moments. 

Take your pen and first sheet of paper and answer these short questions -

  • How or where am I feeling de-stablised right now?

  • What can I do to ease this discomfort and bring more balance to my life?

  • How can I commit to my chosen path to create more stability?

  • How can I maintain my inner peace within this de-stabilizing period?

When you feel you have written all you need to take your second piece of paper.  Close your eyes for a moment and allow the breath to infuse your being once more, breathe deeply.  Begin by asking yourself -

  • What shifts am I experiencing at this time?

  • What actions I need to take?

  • Who am I? Why am I here?

Allow these questions to help you to formulate your intentions for the coming month.  Write them out by hand. 

You can end your ritual by creating a beautiful altar to celebrate this new moon and to call in the energies that you wish to enhance during this period.  Begin by placing your first items into the East of your circle and then continue placing items in a clockwise manner until you come back to the East of your circle.  You can use crystals, shells, candles, photos, pictures, flowers, feathers, anything that speaks to you about your new moon intentions and the energies that you are calling forth.  

You can place both papers onto your altar.  Thank yourself and your higher power for guiding you today and every day.  Continue to come back to your intentions and your altar daily to infuse the energy and opening fully into your life.

Here's to shaking things up to wake up!