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Every month’s New Moon signifies a beginning point in space and time in the spectrum of our lives. We get to make intentions, plant new seeds, and start afresh. No matter what spiritual background you come from, participating in this monthly exercise can help you connect to your soul’s purpose and plan steps to get closer to it. Give yourself permission to connect authentically with yourself this month. Since we live in a Universe that is constantly moving, each month the New Moon is at a different place in our Cosmos allowing us a chance to plant different intentions throughout the year. A new cycle begins in Taurus which is about being receptive to the abundance around us and co-creating what we want to cultivate in our lives.
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WORD FOR THE MONTH
Creation, rejuvenation, fertility, sexuality, abundance, prosperity, cultivation, self-love, and love.
Happy New Moon Solar Eclipse in Taurus! This is the first Eclipse of the year. Taurus is represented by the bull, the angry and strong volcanic explosions of love for life. There is going to be explosive energy of change all around us personally and collectively. This Eclipse will activate changes that have been awaiting on the horizon, whether we are ready for it, or not. With this Solar Eclipse New Moon conjunct the planet Uranus, we are to expect the unexpected for the next several months. Eclipses can shake things up, but it places us where we need to be, even if we at first doubt it. Uranus is known for bringing surprises, so grounding ourselves will help us navigate the chaos and help us to move forward in a calm way. Walk on grass, meditate with a favorite crystal, or spend some time in nature.
We are being called to dramatically consider what is holding us back from evolution and growth. This New Moon Eclipse energy can, and will, liberate us. Sometimes we need a breakdown before we can have a breakthrough. Sometimes breakthroughs come after long conscious effort. Regardless of how it works out for you, something is breaking through. Learn to work consciously with this energy, as it can lead to chaos or wild success.
Taurus is a sign of the Earth element, helping us to work with practical and tangible ways to achieve our goals. Any intuitive pushes you get in the next several weeks are great opportunities to anchor down your goals and really embody them into our daily lives. The Taurus New Moon is about grounding this energy so it can grow in fertile ground. What we tend to, will manifest. What are you taking the time to cultivate in your life?
At the same time of this New Moon is the beginning of Beltane on the Wheel of the Year. This pagan holiday celebrates the green force alive and awakened on Earth, thanks to the Sun and the fertile ground working together to produce value and worth. Awaken to the beauty and abundance of life all around us. Together, the Taurus New Moon and Beltane urges us to take notice of what arises around us as the Sun and Earth co-create as God and Goddess. We can tap into that energy and co-create as well. What is growing in your life right now?
As always, have thoughts of gratitude as opportunities come your way. With light and love,
Llewellyn’s 2022 Sabbats Almanac
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Aquarius by Yuhon
Every month’s New Moon is a perfect time for fresh beginnings, as the energy of the Universe opens up to receive new seeds to grow. All possibilities on the table for future planning. Everyone can benefit from a burst of energy and initiative that marks the start of the New Moon’s 28-day cycle. New Moons are full of opportunities for those who take advantage of personal reflection. Give yourself permission to connect authentically with yourself this month. A new cycle begins in Aquarius which is about giving up the status quo and creating new rules for ourselves and society.
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WORD FOR THE MONTH
Innovation, friendship, humanitarianism, beginnings, courage, awareness, intuition, and revolution.
Happy New Moon in Aquarius! This cycle is an opportunity to break out of our comfort zone and accept the wild unknown among us all. Aquarius energy is free-thinking, rebellious, and unconventional, so this Moon cycle will have us embracing our uniqueness and finding those with the same rarities. Living authentically has strong Aquarian vibes granting us the gift of being completely original in mind, body, and spirit. Aquarius gives us the courage and bravery to vibrate at our highest potential.
The Aquarius New Moon holds strong elemental air energy which will inspire new ways of thinking, ideas, perspectives, and a fresh mind. This also allows us to clear our mind, helping us to take a break from the endless chatter, if we seek it. Big aha moments can come through this cycle so pay attention to your thoughts and where they go to see the openings for newness come through. The Aquarian way to freedom is through the path of well-ordered thinking and living. To do this, radical change is needed within and around us.
Astrologers debate when we entered the Age of Aquarius, from the previous Age of Pisces, but irregardless, we are now making fast headway into activating the archetypes that go with our new age we find ourselves in. These include equality, social change, technological advances, and a move from individualism to community. This New Moon moves us quickly along these paths.
This New Moon also begins the Year of the Water Tiger in the Chinese zodiac. According to Chinese philosophy, in 2022 the energy of the Tiger will be about breaking away from the old and inviting in the new, while building foundations that are more aligned with who we are becoming. The Water Tiger energy provides us strength and bravery to overcome negative emotions as we all collectively embrace the uncertainty of our future together.
Due to Venus no longer retrograding, this is an excellent New Moon to express our feelings through art and poetry since talking them through is difficult with our divided society. Venus’ connection with the Aquarian New Moon wants us to live from our hearts and see how we’re all connected. Our current task is to change our worldview to that of unity instead of separation and division.
The planet Saturn is very close to this Aquarius New Moon so a reality check may be coming our way, but not without reward. If conflict arises anywhere in your life, heed the signs, and you will be pleasantly surprised. With rule-making Saturn greatly influencing the rule-breaking nature of this Aquarius New Moon, it’s the best time to examine the flaws in our personal beliefs and willingly revolutionize our habits. We are being called to stop listening outside ourselves and turn within to listen to our own instincts, intuition, and critical thinking to address our current situations.
As always, respect everyone as we all play a part within our human experience,
A Conjugal Eclipse, from Another World, 1844, JJ Grandville
Every month’s New Moon is an opportunity to clear our space for healthy new influences to enter. It’s a monthly stopping-point to do an account of where we have been and consider where we wish to go. New Moons are full of opportunities for those who take advantage of personal reflection. Give yourself permission to connect authentically with yourself this month. A new cycle begins in Sagittarius which is about adjusting to major endings and new beginnings with open mindedness and adventure.
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WORD FOR THE MONTH
Curiosity, negotiation, perseverance, communication, optimism, belief systems, philosophy, and adventure.
Happy New Moon in Sagittarius! This Moon is a total solar eclipse where the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun and as a result, the Moon darkens the Sun. As the Moon blocks out the light of the Sun, the darkness of a solar eclipse asks us to examine our shadows. This is an extension to the shadow work that began with the last New Moon in Scorpio where we were called to befriend our shadowy side. Consider what shadows have come up for your review since last month and use the power of this eclipse portal to obtain new information, or new truth, about them. This total solar eclipse creates a strong call for us to connect in and listen to what our internal voice is saying. We may find the veil lifted, helping us to discern our desires and fears from the truth.
This eclipse energy may produce unstable or unexpected change, but if we stay open-minded and flexible, what at first seem like challenges, can actually be opportunities to rid ourselves of negative, restrictive, and limiting things in our lives. Why? Because we have entered the Age of Aquarius, and have chosen to come here, at this time, and rid our lineages of any toxic patterns we inherited from our ancestors. Why? To save humanity and our planet. We have great purpose in our presence here on Earth, today. It is our duty, as astrologer Divine Harmony puts it -- “to be shaken from our well-established viewpoints that have been contaminated by biased points of view, and muster up the courage to expand our horizons and branch out into new ways of thinking.”
Since May 2020, we have been working our way through a Sagittarius-Gemini eclipse cycle, but this cycle is now coming to an end and will wrap up with this New Moon. Reaching the endpoint in an eclipse cycle is a significant moment as it represents arriving at a new destination. On a collective level the world experienced a change in our way of living. We may now start to see a pattern in how we were being guided and where we stand among it all. This New Moon total solar eclipse in Sagittarius is the last step on this journey we have been on together, as we open to a new chapter for humanity. Much that was unclear can now easily come clear for us. It is important to allow surrender at this moment, to the unknown future, and know we will continue to be guided in this next leg of our collective journey.
The next eclipse season (7 eclipses for about two years) will be along the Taurus-Scorpio axis. Gemini and Sagittarius brought to light the meaning of our experiences and released old beliefs (Sagittarius) that no longer serve life and open up to new ideas and ways of thinking (Gemini). Whereas Taurus and Scorpio will battle for the power behind them, putting the choice back into our hands, but not without a fight with incumbents to keep it. This will require many of us to undergo a rebirth of sorts, a transformation now that we know what's important to us, at the same time allowing us to really define our values around community and our relationship with Earth. As we move from one cycle to the next this New Moon, we are going to hit the ground running like a wild horse. Be ready for an adventure of a lifetime. Thankfully, we get to choose our adventure.
A quick word of wisdom from a wise teacher of mine, there is no Mother Earth, we are all Mother Earth. Take care of yourself and each other as we move into this new eclipse cycle.
With love and illumination,
Libra by Yuhon
Every month’s New Moon is a chance to search for inventive ways to make progress as the energy of the Universe opens up to receive new seeds to grow. Fresh starts are always highlighted and allow us to look at life with a new perspective. New Moons are full of opportunities for those who take advantage of personal reflection. Give yourself permission to connect authentically with yourself this month. A new cycle begins in Libra which is about the responsibility of reform and change.
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WORD FOR THE MONTH
Passion, initiative, courage, restlessness, fairness, inclusivity, order, and ingenuity.
Happy New Moon in Libra! This cycle has a strong tendency for some intense energy, so get ready for a ride! This air sign is the moral force in judicial systems, representing divine order and law. A set of scales helps to weigh the evidence, find balance, and seek the middle ground. Libra energy is about collaboration and seeing things from both sides. This is not about losing sight of our sense of self and compromising too much for the sake of others. If this people-pleasing attribute is true for you, emotions will get triggered during this moon cycle. Where have you been giving or receiving too much?
This can be a tense New Moon because there are four planets having their cosmic dance in Libra, bringing its element of air strongly into our awareness. This air element rules over our thoughts which can be fuel for inspiring ideas and new ways of thinking about things, or obsessive, uncontrolled thoughts. Regardless where we individually fall, the winds of change are upon us, guiding us to open our minds to NEW possibilities and opportunities. We all know that life will never be the same because of the pandemic, but this also means we have an open canvas on how we can move forward. What will that be for you?
This New Moon aligns with Mars creating abundant energy, initiative, and confidence to go after what we desire. A great time to move forward with our NEW ideas, but this energy must be used constructively, otherwise, there can be damaging consequences. A teacher of mine once said that we are all Suns; we can use our power and heat to scorch and burn, or to ignite other's light. We can either light each other's flames or burn the world. This is our choice. So consider if your light illuminates or burns? With Mars aligning with this Libra New Moon we are called to respect the strength and potency our inner fire emanates. This is our responsibility as mutual citizens on this planet. So the best option with this dynamic energy is to consciously apply ourselves to some form of positive activity. You have the potential to transform this highly charged energy into something constructive, productive, and full of passion. What is that for you? Steer clear of charged negativity which can burn down families, relationships, and communities.
This New Moon makes a difficult aspect to Uranus and can make us a bit tense and anxious because adjustments need to be made in our lives and in society, yet many want to stay comfortable in the status quo. Of course plunging into the unknown future is terrifying, but it's what humanity is being asked to do right now, and we are collectively doing this together. We must cater to flexibility as a result and learn how to ride the waves of life instead of drowning in its strength. We are in the Age of Aquarius and the way society is set up currently is not going to work with our future—the present societal division indicates this. These transitions can be tough—even if it's good medicine for us.
As a result, now is a good time to get rid of anything that knocks our scales out of balance. Explore habits, beliefs, or attitudes collected from childhood, and after, that no longer serve us and are weighing heavy evidence against balance in your life. Uranus has been asking us to break generational cycles of conditioning and we will continue to do this over the next several years. In this New Moon we are being led to look at wounds from our childhood and become aware of how they are manifesting in our current reality. This is tough to do, but the energy of this Libran cycle is here to assist us with the help of Uranus in retrograde. The rebalancing of our scales is in process.
Mercury is also retrograde in Libra, continuing the theme of reflection and pondering old habits, behaviors, and beliefs as we search for new ways to make progress in our lives and society. Rethink, release, reorganize, redo are all themes with Mercury retrograde this New Moon, forcing us to slow down so we can integrate the many lessons at play. Mercury in Libra is asking us to incorporate NEW ideas about justice, balance, and fairness between people and in society.
With love and illumination,