* TAURUS New Moon (May 6): New Ground, New Seed, New Embodiment

6 May

Wildly Calming Camus  Photo by Melanie, May 1


The energetic Wesak Moon (Apr 21 / 22) sure brought up our inner dark corners, stuck places and attachments….

Well, likely based on values that we feel identified with and in defense of (very TAUREAN). However, as the ‘Buddha Moon’ has once again showed us, when we resist and separate ourselves from others with a ‘charge’ then suffering arises. How can we relax, knowing that deep down (the SCORPIO side) we are secure (TAURUS)?


Values and finding / holding one’s ground are an important themes for TAURUS. The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon (below) will show us more about it.

Yet, it all starts with fully inhabiting our BODY.


Here is a powerful version of the ancient song (yes, TAURUS also rules the Throat and Sound) “Earth My Body” https://vimeo.com/99806261 sung by Nicole Sangsuree, and filmed in Thailand by filmmaker Emma Carroll (Wee Earthlings). Sadly, one of the commenters on Vimeo says: Sangsuree was hit by a car in Thailand; the outpouring of love for her, and appreciation of the art she created, has been incredible.

TAUREAN creativity through the body, and SCORPIONIC grief so close together….


The sudden and mysterious death of much loved Music Icon Prince (born June 7, 1958 at 6:17 pm in Minneapolis, with NEPTUNE in SCO opposite VENUS in TAU, and MOON Nadir – PLUTO Midheaven opposition), on the eve of the Buddha Moon (Apr 21) hit so many of us who grew up with his eccentric, provocative prolific creations and self-design, modelling to us that hey, we too can freely show our colours. Purple Rain of grief…., teaching us to live NOW.


Time to find our ground, in loving, heartfelt compassion.


Let’s see what the chart for the TAU NEW MOON (12:30 pm PDT tomorrow, May 6) looks like, and reveals:


TAU NM 2016


SO much TAUREAN energy in the 10th House, with VENUS, SUN / MOON, and MERCURY retro, approaching the SUN (exact May 9), linking up in a Grand Earth Trine, with JUPITER retro / stationary (to go direct on May 9) / North Node in VIR, and PLUTO retro in CAP.

Super earthy!


A super grounded New Beginning?!


With the retrograde energy on all 3 corners, we are RE-minded to find our ground, security and values, not through our outer body (TAU) image, bank account (TAU), job (VIR), or societal structures (CAP) but through inner groundedness in our embodiment and values (TAU), inner alignment with our highest work and wellness (VIR), and inner deep soul purpose (CAP).


If inner / old mental triggers round money, values, ownership, physical location, security,  patience, and resistance have come up, welcome to the Club… of MERCURY retro in TAU affected Earthlings.

A perfect opportunity / necessity to watch the mind, in its old stories, in this first half of the MERCURY retro phase.

The M-r half-way point and conjunction with the SUN will be reached on Mon May 9, and the process is ripening now, for new insights.

The climactic event will be the ‘Mercury Transit’ where MERCURY crawls from Earth Perspective over the SUN disk, showing us how predominant Mind can be, yet also how ephemeral its workings. MERCURY gets ‘initiated’ through the 7-hrs ‘close encounter’ with the SUN, and a ‘New MERCURY’ emerges.

In the chart, I marked all the 5 Retro Planets, incl. MERCURY, MARS, JUPITER, SATURN, PLUTO, with their retro term.

 The multiple retro energy compounds the Taurean ‘Slow-down’ effect, asking us to go inward / backwards (to RE-curring, old patterns, unfinished themes), to RE-connect with those Archetypes from within, for clearing and RE-newal.
See my previous blog (May 5).


As you can also see in the chart, LILITH is on the ‘Tipping Point’ / Alchemy Point from LIBRA to SCO. LILITH will enter SCO (for 9 months) on May 21 – the day of the next Full Moon.

A special Astro~News blog feature will be dedicated to her.

Bottom line: We are called to come into our own intrinsic natural (‘wild’) balance, and make choices that are in alignment with what we truly are.



The TAU New Moon will be exactly at 16°41’ TAU.

The Sabian Symbol for 17º TAU says:


Angel_of_Revelation _W.Blake

Angel of Revelation, Painting by William Blake



Keynote: Refusing to depend upon the past, the seeker turns warrior, fighting anew the eternal “Great War.”

When Gautama, having sought in vain for the answers to his questions among the teachers of tradition, sat under the Bodhi Tree, he had to fight his own battle in his own way, even though it is an eternal fight. The spiritual light within the greater Soul must struggle against the ego-will that only knows how to use the powers of this material and intellectual world. There is no possibility to escape; it is the energy that arises out of the present moment – the inescapable NOW – that the daring individual has to use in the struggle.
This symbol suggests that salvation is attained through the emergent individual’s readiness to face all issues as if there were only two opposed sides. So teaches the Bhagavad-Gita. This is the dharma of this stage of human evolution: a stage of POLARIZATION of VALUES.”


Looks like the TAU New Moon continues to point us to the themes of the Wesak Moon of the Buddha *, as a good soul challenge, to stand our spiritual ground without judging others or our inner ego-darkness that goes into separation, past and future, or fighting with swords.

Rather enlightening with torches. The liberating light of the NOW.


© 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger



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