Rebuild connections for the Taurus New Moon
Today’s New Moon in Taurus opens the portal to Eclipse season. For the next six weeks or so, we are in a time when things are super-charged and somewhat unpredictable. Mercury turning retrograde at the end of this month may amplify these themes, as do a couple of other tense angles between planets.
Taurus is the astrological ‘throne’ of the Moon, so the annual New and Full Moons in this sign offer us greater access to our inner worlds and inner knowing. Taurus is also home to Venus, who has just moved into the neighboring sign of Gemini, home to Mercury. With Venus in the sign of communication and connection, this lunation offers us the opportunity to build – or rebuild – our connections. Most of us know by now the potential for miscommunication and mischief that comes with Mercury retrograde periods, so we may want to take advantage of the New Moon to set the tone for respectful, clear communication – which has been sorely challenged over the past year for many of us.
The primary tension at this New Moon comes with the challenge between Mars in Cancer, or the ‘warrior’ in the mother’s house, and Chiron in Aries, Mars’ own home.
“We can only meet others where they are to the extent that we are able to meet ourselves where we are.”Hiro Boga, mentor/guide for visionary entrepreneurs
Mars in Cancer wants to take care of others, yet Chiron, the ‘wounded healer’, mentor and teacher in the sign of the self, agency and identity tasks each individual to be the fullest expression of themselves. In a time when ‘selfish’ is conflated with ‘narcissist’, we may forget that by shining the brilliance of our own true light, we bestow it on others, as well.