And…we’re back with a double whammy! April 29th, at 11pm EST. The Day of a Total Solar Eclipse and New Moon!
Every New Moon is a chance for a symbolic and real rebirth. This month, it’s in Taurus, so seeds of the new are planted in fertile soil. Taurus is an earth sign that reminds us of “our place in the natural order of life, and is a mover and shaper of the tangible.”
Some ideas for intentions during a Taurus New Moon are:
- Breaking goals down into do-able steps, or establishing a realistic path to your dreams.
- Bringing more sensual pleasure into your life.
- Finding ways to bring your inner wealth out into the world.
- Cultivating abundance through self-sufficiency, dogged effort, and using ALL of your available resources.
- Enjoying a Sense of Place where you live, by seeking out what’s native, seasonal, embedded in the landscape.
- Rethinking your patterns of behaviour.
- Reflecting upon your own true personality, your self-image and personal style. Are you reflecting your authentic true self? Is there a different “you” around others? Or do you let all that what you are shine?
- Reinvent yourself. Make any necessary changes to declare, “this is me!”
Taurus energy doesn’t favor just glossy cosmetic changes … it’s really about feeling good about your yourself, about the image you project, how you walk, talk, what sort of eye contact you make. If all your desires had all come true and your were living the HAPPIEST, most ABUNDANT life of your dreams … do you think your would look or feel different? That’s really the test of how deep your intention to transform could be during this New Moon period. If you’re already holding your head high, feeling at your most physically beautiful and strong self, grounded and connected… then you’re good…and you need only wish for more of it. If there’s a little room for improvement, this is the time to “act as if” you already have that job, that money, that relationship, that perfectly zen spiritual life and infinite well being … how would you look, what would you project, how would you feel then? (1)
The Sun and Moon aligned in Taurus gives us all a window into the soul of things, dirt, the material, the body. At the New Moon, the “psychic senses are heightened as well; in Taurus we can tune in to intuitive visions about how to grow what we’ve got, within and without, into all we need. We can initiate plans that require us to dig deep into what’s rich and substantial in ourselves, and make something out of it.”
So, what new beginnings are you hoping to cultivate and grow? What projects will you begin? What intentions will you make?
These moments of deep soul questioning force us to look at our truest desires. Every new cycle offers us a new beginning, just as is every new sunrise. Every day, every night offers you immense potential for transformation.
I hope you will join us on the 29th! Again, as with all Reiki meditations, all you have to do is be open to the energy flow of health, harmony, and bliss. You don’t have to meditate, but if you choose to, all the better! You don’t have to do anything. You don’t even have to be awake. Just know that by making your intentions and acting upon them will manifest pure happiness, pure mindfulness, and pure compassion for yourself and others. When we follow our heart, when we follow our dreams, the universe reaches out to meet us.
“Remember, aim for the moon; even if you miss, you’ll land amongst the stars.”
Sometimes we miss, and that is okay. We make intentions, but for whatever reason, we fail. It isn’t always fair, but it is life. But at least you will have tried. A life is not worth living by simply waiting for things to happen. Try a go at it. Try and try again. Keep reaching. Don’t give up! Set a new goal. What’s the worst that could happen? You may just get there…
Life takes great courage, and we should all applaud our efforts at transformation and coming into our own in our own good and healthy time.
Namaste my friends.
Happy New Beginnings and Happy New Moon…
“New Moon in Taurus: Magic Seeds” by Molly Hall
- Creative Commons Photography courtesy of Paul Kline.