in time to celebrate Earth Day, the Taurus New Moon arrives on Saturday, April 21 at 12:18 am PDT/ 3:18am EDT/ 7:18am GMT. This Taurus New Moon evokes the Goddess of the Earth, our home. This New Moon energy calls forth the new King who belongs to the Earth – Taurus as the Bull of the Mother. This new King is the Earth’s defender, a new consciousness that will focus on doing what is necessary rather than maintaining the old user and abuser system by continuing to hurt the Earth and hurt ourselves.
Listen to your bit of Earth this weekend. Visit a garden, a window-box, a forest, a mountain or a farm; go to a lake, the ocean, a river or stream. Smell and taste the air which is full of Spring here in the north and Fall in the southern hemisphere. Open your senses and your heart and ask our mother the Earth what she needs from you. And then do it, because it’s necessary and you’re the only one who can do it. You’ll find companions along the way that have heard the same voice and are also doing what is necessary.
Taurus is the sign of the zodiac concerned with the Earth and being good stewards of the Earth. Unfortunately, more and more people are losing touch with Nature, staying indoors, focused on technological toys rather than opening themselves to the healing influence of Mother Nature. Taurus is a good time to turn off our computers and TVs, put away our iPhones and just go outside!
Taurus wants to find peace and that means knowing what she values. That’s probably why Earth Day was established at the very beginning of the sign of Taurus. Taurus is the sign where we bring the fire and passion of Aries into manifestation. That first spark of life wants to manifest and Taurus knows how to do it.
But first Taurus helps us develop a sense of self-worth and values, because we need to know what we want to build with the fires of life. If we remain unconscious of our Taurus energies, we get swept away by our cultural values and measurements of self-worth – consumer capitalism at its worst gives rise to greed and the need for more stuff to prove our worth. When Taurus is conscious, she appreciates fine workmanship and beauty. One beautifully made skirt is worth more than three skirts on sale to a Taurus. She knows what someone or something is worth. And being Venus-ruled, she wants only the best. Perhaps if we set our eye on one beautiful thing, we'll take better care of it. And be proud to wear it!
So this Earth Day, think about what is best, not only for yourself, but for the world. We have the intelligence, the creativity and the resources to make heaven on earth. That's all that Taurus asks for!
Until next time,