“To the dull mind nature is leaden.To the illumined mind the whole world burns and sparkles with light.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Friday’s New Moon occurs at 16 degrees of Taurus at 3:29 PM EDT. This provides a good time for appreciating the gifts of nature by , for example , having a well crafted meal or taking a hike to a place you love and feel connected to, or looking up and appreciating the beauty of the night sky.
It is a good time to set or reaffirm goals which move your life in a more expansive direction. Do be aware of opportunities you might not normally consider. With all the powerful earthy energy significant changes can be made over time – just start to build a solid path forward. The sign of Taurus is associated with the cycles of nature – from the seed point to the harvest – and is aware of the value of slow and steady growth.
One of the Sabian symbols associated with this New Moon is, “A new continent rising out of the ocean.”
Sabian Symbol quote from Lynda Hill’s 360 Degrees of Wisdom.
“Imagination is real because every perception of the world around us is absolutely colored by the narrative or image-filled lens through which we perceive. We are all poets and artists as we live our daily lives, whether we recognize this role or whether or not we believe it. ” Thomas Moore
There is an old expression that intuition is a memory of the future. There is much help, support and guidance for expansion – a good week for discovery, for learning and for teaching. If you feel that your vision of the future has been limited in some ways this is the week to expand it through imagination, creativity and intuition. The many planets which are retrograde now indicate a time of inner journeying.
The planets forming a grand trine in earth signs provide and excellent influence to envision how to ground your higher dreams and aspirations in a concrete way to your everyday life.
There is also an planetary influence which indicates a time when illusions can be revealed or shattered – helping with evolution forward.
One of the Sabian symbols for this time is,” A woman sprinkling long rows of flowers.”
Sabian symbols quoted from Lynda Hill’s 360 Degrees of Wisdom
“The act of perception is always open ended and unfinished.” David Abrams
There is a very powerful New Moon tomorrow – Monday 5/18 EDT at 29 Taurus. It a good time to look at how you care for and nurture yourself along the road of life. Some good questions to ask would be- What would bring more joy into your life and how do you plan to create that? How well are you using your inner and outer resources to attain your aspirations? And how much do you believe in yourself and your abilities? Is that in need of updating? If any of these questions need addressing now is the time to address them and set intentions for new initiatives.
It is best to process and release the source of any anger or frustration that arises at this time. Jupiter continues to make a beneficent trine to Uranus – bringing very fortunate and sometimes out of the blue opportunities for growth and expansion which can be more easily perceived if you are in a place of optimism and abundance.
Mercury stations retrograde on the day of the New Moon at 13 degrees of Gemini and the Sabian symbol for that is, “Two people at widely different points are in conversation with each other by means of telepathy.” This Mercury retrograde period (through June 12) bodes well for telepathic communication.
Amelia Shea specializes in issues of family, relationship and transition as well as life path and career.She can be reached at 603 654 1043, firstname.lastname@example.org and ameliashea.com. Her readings start at $30 and can be done by phone, email and in person. All times mentioned are EDT. David Abrams quote from The Spell of the Sensuous.