A Beautiful New Moon In Taurus Today, Bringing In Fresh Energy- A Welcome Change

Today- 4/26 at 8:16 AM EST the New Moon will reside in Taurus.

This is a wonderful New Moon with some extra manifestation-magic!  The Moon likes to be in earthy and stable Taurus as it is in its exaltation (meaning feeling at home) in the sign of the bull- it is quite a comfy place for the watery Moon.  Aside from that, there are no real tricky planetary aspects surrounding this Moon, even better!  This is one of the ‘sweeter’ moons of the year in the respect that it is supporting us in aligning with people of respect and self-love.  People who help us see things from a higher perspective.  Life is not all about things.  It’s more about experience, taking time to stop and appreciate the beauty around us.  This New Moon is all about making your own luck, following your heart, and abundance.

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We spring right into May full of hope and possibility, right along with the slow yet persistent energy of the Taurus New Moon. The month of April has had quite a bit of scattered energy due to all of the retrograde planets we have been experiencing.  The end of this month is bringing in new energy, a breath of fresh air.

This moon is filled with hope, but also reality. Taurus is all about planting seeds in the fertile soil, and then watching patiently as those seeds begin to grow into something stable and tangible.

New Moons are always a time to manifest your desires.  Get clear about your intentions, and the universe will work to conspire in your favor.  *Remember: if you are confused, then the universe responds in kind.  When you are more clear about what it is you wish for, the faster you shall receive.  This is just the law of attraction.   Taurus is a fixed sign, so you should feel much more grounded in your intentions at this time.

Taurus likes slow and steady progress.  Any manifestations made under this New Moon have a level of patience and persistence attached.  At this time, we have a better idea as to who we are, where we are going, and what has been and more importantly, has not been working for us.  With this knowledge, we have a much clearer picture as to where we we would like to be.  Use this New Moon energy wisely- stay grounded, stay loyal and stay true to who you are.   Be patient, be humble and stay very well aware that all good things take time.  As long as you are doing your soul work, and taking the steps no matter how small- you will get to where you wish to be.  Don’t be afraid to do the hard work now as no risk means no reward.

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What to do on the night of the New Moon:  Taurus is ruled by Venus and is all about the five senses: touch, taste, hearing, sight and smell.  If weather permits, go outside and sit down somewhere and unwind, get grounded.  (If you don’t feel like, or are unable to go outside then stay indoors- it works just as well just make sure you are present)!  Put on some light music or nature sounds, light a candle, light some sage, eat a piece of chocolate.  Do something that makes you feel good.  Then just write from the soul: what do you wish to manifest in your life?  Peace?  A new job?  The ability to let go of an old behavior or habit?  A new home with a big yard?  Be descriptive!  There is no right or wrong here.  Take as long as you need.  When you are finished, you can burn it (my preference) or keep it somewhere safe to look at it in the future.  *Then cleanse- a sea salt bath works wonders here, but not necessary.

If you wish to get fancy, you can even use some essential oils and/or crystals.  For essential oils,  Sandalwood is great for opening the third-eye, and Vanilla is very soothing. For crystals, Emerald is my favorite as it’s the birthstone for the month of may, but also a beautiful stone of compassion that represents the heart chakra.  Sodalite is another good one…this pretty blue/white stone is wonderful for expressing yourself as it represents the throat chakra.  Sodalite also aids in opening ones intuition.  Clear Quartz and Hematite are always good stones to have around for grounding and clearing as well.   That’s it!  Happy New Moon and Happy Manifesting!

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It’s Officially Taurus Season! Happy Birthday To My Fellow Bulls

Happy Birthday Taurus!

Today 4/20, lasting until 5/20 is Taurus season, my favorite time of the year for several reasons.  Reason one:  obviously I am a Taurus 😉  Reason two: I just truly love this time of year.  The days are longer, the sun is brighter, the birds seem to chirp louder. Spring has truly spring and it just feels good!

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Taurus ruling symbol is the Bull- and bullheaded Taurus are!   ( I can hear my mothers voice right now what she has said about me since childhood :) “Lisa always does what she wants”)!

*If your rising sign is Taurus or your Moon is in the sign of Taurus a lot of this applies to you as well. To find your chart placements you can use a free service such as www.Astro.com*

As a fixed sign Taurus are very steady and dependable, but also very stubborn!   The element that rules Taurus is Earth, and down-to-earth and logical they are, possessing extreme common sense and rationale.  However, once they are fixated on something just try and change their mind! The bull is obstinate and won’t switch positions quickly or easily.  This sign also has a built in BS detector and are great judges of character.  Taureans seem to operate on one of two speeds: fully charging towards their target, or just simply relaxed. Typically there is no in between.

We are also known for our temper- this sign will take a bunch of Bull-Crap before we blow our top.  But when we do watch out!  The rage comes on quickly, yet subsides just as quickly.  Really though, Taurus have a heart of gold and underneath the tough armor is a person of great strength and character.

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Ruled by the planet of Venus, the goddess of love and beauty, Taureans are very earthy and sensual.  This sign loves creature comforts and nature.  Good food, good wine and good loyal company is all Taurus really need to be happy. Notice the emphasis on the word loyal.  That’s another famous Bull trait – loyal to a fault.  You don’t have to worry about this sign turning their back on you. When the chips are down you can always count on the Bull’s in your life to be there for you.

At their worst (yes even us Taurus have our tarnished side 😉 ) we can be lazy, way too stubborn, possessive, indulgent and sometimes greedy and selfish when we want our way!  Due to our role as a fixed sign, we cannot help but to maintain, defend and uphold our positions.  Because of this, we can hold on way too tightly to expired situations and circumstances that are no longer serving us or others.  Fixed signs are always the least welcoming of change!  They are very hesitant to switch away from the tried and true, even to their detriment  ( FYI- other fixed signs are Leo, Scorpio & Aquarius).

 In the Tarot, Taurus rules The Hierophant,-Card Number 5 of The Major Arcana

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As a “5”- this card represents a teacher, a seeker of esoteric wisdom.  Symbolically most experts on the meaning of numbers feel that 5s have a strong feminine side with masculine undertones.  This can definitely be seen here with this card.  *All Tarot cards can represent either sex.

The Hierophant is the archetype of wisdom, a pilar of strength.  This is a wise person, someone who gives very sound advice and is a known counselor.  Tradition is also what the Hierophant is known for.  Spirituality also plays a major role with the presence of the Hierophant.  

When the Hierophant comes up in a Tarot spread to represent a person, know that you are dealing with a wise soul- a person of grace and integrity.  I have seen the Hierophant represent Ministers, Priests and Pastors in readings. Commonly this card represents a Marital Counselor or Psychologist as well, and often times,  a Spiritual Advisor & Healer will be represented by the Hierophant.

Make no mistake that this card is ruled by Taurus.  Taureans from a very young age are often known as “old souls”, and people that give great advice.  Quite a few counselors fall under the sign of the Bull, as Taurus truly love helping people sort out their issues, and in turn, helping them to sort out their own!  Most Taurus are also very traditional, and as much as they like to have fun, playing by the rules is just as essential.

While we are under the influence of this zodiac sign for the upcoming weeks, patience and persistence are the name of the game.  Stay calm and collected, and keep working towards your goals.  More importantly: remember to get out in nature!

Everything should feel a little calmer at this time. Remember though- we are still in some sensitive times astrologically, so try not to let your horns come out prematurely!  It will be easy to get agitated, but try to resist the impulse to lash out.

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Full Moon In Libra- When Luck And Fate Collide! Use The Energy Wisely

Full Moon in Libra tomorrow 4/11 at the wee hours of the morning-2:08 AM, EST.

This moon is a very auspicious and fortunate one!  This is especially so if you are a Libra, your rising sign is Libra or your moon is in the sign of Libra.  This is your moon!  Time to release and realign.

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So, exactly why is this full moon so “lucky”?  It is sitting extremely close (conjunct) to the planet of Jupiter.  Jupiter is the planet of growth, luck, abundance and expansion.  Also fate and chance. The moon conjunct Jupiter in Libra at this time means : people feel good and optimistic.

Chance meetings are likely under this full moon/Jupiter influence-unexpected blessings and forms of abundance coming towards you are no accident!  Opportunity is knocking!

The sign of Libra is ruled by the element of air, which is the mental element.  Find me a Libra that is not logical and practical- go ahead , I dare you 😉  Why am I saying this? Libra needs balance, Libra needs tangible evidence and proof that what you see is what you get.  Under this Libra Full Moon, you need to trust.  You need to have faith.  You need to maintain balance, but above all else you may need to take a chance because luck and fate will collide under this Full Moon influence.  Libra is all about equality so at this time it is wise to try and see the other point(s) of view, rather than only looking through the lens of one scope: yours!

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As this Full Moon is in Libra, it is all about balance!  If the scales are tipped more one way than the other (personal, career, family, etc), then it’s time to bring it all back to a workable place for you.  In order to feel more peaceful and more secure, you will need to ask yourself some honest questions.  This is a great time to be doing this.  Ask yourself: where has all of my attention been focused lately?  Am I feeling grounded?  Am I feeling secure or insecure and how can I attempt to correct this? What area(s) do I need to expend more energy towards?

*This is a very lucky moon with lots of positive energy but you must leave the house and get out there and socialize!  Use this energy wisely- this is a great time to try something new especially if the universe has been subtly (or not so subtly) nudging you along a certain path/direction.

Full Moon energy is very cleansing as it’s a time of reflection and release. Energetically, it purges the soul because the time leading up to and the time of the Full Moon, emotions rise up and surge to the surface to be purged and hopefully healed.  As we move into the next cycle, it’s a great time to write down that what we wish to change, get rid of , and then bring into our lives.  It’s all about the balance!

*Sidenote-  Mercury has gone retrograde as of yesterday 4/9 and will not go direct until 5/3.   But don’t panic!  Just use this time to slow down.  Look at this as a time to reevaluate, reflect, release and realign!  This is actually a gift.

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Uh -Oh- Mercury Is About To Go “Retro”- Along With Venus, Jupiter AND Saturn, OH MY! With Reading..

Happy Saturday!

There’s another cosmic S%&T STORM about to go down, so hang on to your sanity as tight as you can!  For real, it’s not that bad but like I always say- there is always a divine order to the madness and forewarned is forearmed! 😉  As of 4/9, we are under the influence of four retrograde planets!

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Mercury, our planet of communication and ruler of all electronics and travel goes retrograde (backwards) from Taurus to Aries starting 4/9-5/3.  This particular aspect is talked about the most in astrology and for good reason: we all start to notice it’s effects like it or not!  It also happens four times per year.  This is universal, felt by everyone. Basically what this means is that all of the areas that Mercury governs do not play by the normal rules at this time.  So communication, travel, electronics of all forms especially computers, tend to not function optimally at this time and with many snafus occurring .  Mail tends to get delayed or just does not end up at its intended destination!  *Pay extra attention to these areas at this time to avoid any potential turmoil and all should be well. See, not so bad!  Our card and message for the Mercury Retro is the Magician.

                     The Magician is Numero Uno of The Tarot, The Major Arcanamagician

The Magician is ruled by the planet Mercury (HA)!  With this card and the timing of it , under this particular retrograde, communication is the name of the game.  Knowing what to say, how to say it , and when to say it will be the most crucial at this time.  You may find yourself saying things you will wish you can take back if you are not careful.  Truly think before you speak!  Sensitivity is abound  and you do not want to complicate your emotional world.  For some people, you may experience a hoarseness in your throat, with the need to constantly clear it.  This is your throat chakra getting ready to speak some truths- to communicate.  As long as you stay in your light, all will be well.  * The astrological signs that Mercury and the Magician rule are Gemini and Virgo.  

Keep in mind though, we are still in Venus Retrograde until 4/15!  Venus is the planet that rules love and finances (scroll back a few posts and you can read about that). Our card for the time of Venus Retrograde has been and will continue to be, The Empress.

                                         Card Number Three, The Empress                                  Empress

The Empress is all about abundance, bringing things to fruition.  She’s a Goddess, after all.  An earth mama, bringing the spiritual to the physical plane.  The Empress is ruled by Venus, the planet of love and finances.  As we are still under the influence of Venus retrograde, love and money are still under scrutiny.  The Empress is here to ask us: what have we been doing in these areas over the past few weeks?  Have we learned any lessons?  Are we feeling differently?  Ready to make some changes?  Spiritually? Physically?  Emotionally?  She’s here today to bring us the promise of new beginnings, it’s a new season for growth and change.  Once Venus goes back into Pisces, we can breathe a sigh of relief.   Just a few more weeks, 4/15 we are out!  Venus does not like to be in Aries.* The astrological signs that Venus and The Empress rule are Taurus and Libra.  

Saturn – our “teacher” planet, the planet of Karma- is also retrograde beginning 4/6 and lasts all the way until 8/26!   Saturn can really kick some karmic ass and whenever it is retrograde: take heart.  This is a time for deep soul searching.  A time to assess and figure out what needs to change, and implement these changes once Saturn turns direct. Since Saturn is referred to as “Lord Karma”, consider the retro period a double-dose of karma!  Any wrong doings might come back to haunt you, but only if you choose not to learn from them and correct them going forward.  There’s opportunity here for tremendous soul growth by not repeating past patterns and mistakes.  Likewise, with any and all good you do, you may just receive a nice-golden-karma- nugget when Saturn goes direct! Not too shabby, eh?  Our card for the Saturn Retrograde is The Devil.

                                           Card Number Fifteen, The DevilDevil

The Devil is all about the karmic baggage we are carrying around, what we feel tied and bound to.  These can be patterns or physical things, addictions.  As Saturn is the planet of karma and it rules the Devil, need I say more?  During this time of the retrograde, sit back and reflect.  If you are unhappy with yourself or your patterns, under this astrological influence you should be feeling the need to re-evaluate and break the ties that bind you.  You are strong and you are powerful enough to break free.  If there are things you need to say or do, put your thoughts and words into action.  *The astrological sign that Saturn and The Devil rule is Capricorn.

Lastly- we have Jupiter which is also retrograde from 2/7-6/10.  Jupiter is the planet of abundance , expansion and luck.  Fate, if you will.  When Jupiter is retrograde, it urges us to go inward- to seek out our spiritual truths, our philosophies on life and our beliefs.  It is time to find the deeper meaning in all aspects of our lives.  This is a time when we should slow down and take stock.  Once Jupiter goes direct, it’s a better time to take some chances and some risks.  Our card for Jupiter retrograde is The Wheel Of Fortune.

                                       Card Number Ten, Wheel Of Fortunewheelrw

The Wheel Of Fortune is all about fate. Magic.  The Wheel turns, but where does it stop?  Nobody knows.  Anything can happen under the influence of The Wheel, and also, the influence of Jupiter!  So with Jupiter retrograde anything can happen!  Be prepared for the unexpected as you try and navigate any and all opportunities that come to you at this time.  Do not be hasty!  As long as you are taking the time to really think things through, and identifying your feelings along the way, you will have a more clear perspective on where and how to move forward.  Do not be surprised if opportunities fall in your lap at this time!  Make sure to read the fine print and you will enjoy the benefits of Jupiter.

As I have been telling everyone, we are under some very sensitive times.  It is not selfish to take care of yourself.  If you do not take the time to do self-maintenance, you WILL burn out!  Everyone is feeling pressure in different ways, and trying to be “perfect” will only bring you inner turmoil.  Embrace YOU in all of your messy glory!  

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