This New Moon is happening at 28° of Taurus and will be most potent for people with personal planets or the ascendant at 25° to 29° of the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) as well as 0° and 1° of the mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces). Being out of eclipse season, this New Moon can more reliably be used for intention setting particularly in regards to sensual pleasures, groundedness, and that which sustains life. However, it is good to keep in mind that there are challenging energies at play as well, which I will speak about at length. In my practice, the purpose of astrology is to give us the ability to see the divinity in the shifting circumstances of our daily lives to help us surrender to what we cannot change, the courage to change what we can, and the wisdom to know the difference. If you are interested to know what part of your chart will be impacted by any transit, you can book a reading with me.

A new beginning in the Earthy sign of Taurus allows us to build a foundation to experience sensual comfort to support nurturing and care. Venus, the ruler of Taurus, follows in the wake of Mars soothing his broody aggravation through the sign of Cancer. Prior to this New Moon, we may have seen the ways we have lost our temper when we don’t directly address conflict particularly in the home and family. We are being invited to establish ways we can ground ourselves and care for our bodies so that we have a comfortable foothold when we confront difficult emotions. It’s a great time to rely on the spaces available to you and get in touch with your senses as we move into this lunation cycle.

While Mars moves out of Cancer the day after the new moon, we reach the peak of one of the most difficult and dynamic aspects of the year. We are already in the throes of the explosive tension of the Mars, Jupiter and Pluto T-square, a bombastic, glory-seeking power struggle. This activates the early degrees of the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) and has been building up within the last week or so. Pluto, Lord of the Underworld intensifies the Martian urge for conflict, and as Mars moves into Leo, an extroverted fire sign, we will see that energy directed outwards. Jupiter in Taurus sits at the fulcrum of this aspect, mediating by seeking tangible solutions.

A herculean power and deep seated impulse drives us towards renewal. The eruption of this powerful pent-up energy is destructive, but ultimately cathartic, like the wave of relief and joy after a bloody violent birth. Expect a sudden increase in violence in the news as many will feel there is no other option when faced with the shadow of their own primal rage and drive for power. This new moon is an invitation to create a soft nest for the sweet animal of your body to collapse into when this transformation has run it ragged. As we enter Gemini season, allow for your body to reset and recover from the intensity of the current energies; with time we may be able to gain some intellectual distance and understanding of what has come to the surface when the hot magma of it has come to cool. 

Thank you for taking the time to arm yourself with the knowledge of astrological energies. It is my hope that my forecasts help you be empowered in moving in harmony with the planets, instead of feeling at the whims of the transits. Astrology can help us learn how to ride the waves of our transits instead of being bowled over by them, taken into the undertow. If you’re interested to learn more about how these tranists could affect you as an individual, you can book a reading with me. Happy New Moon 🌚