The Taurus new moon onMay 15activates our desire for connection to ourselves, others, but also Earth itself. The Earthly, second sign of the zodiac reminds us to stop and smell the roses and appreciate the finer things in life while also honoring productivity. Taurus, like the Earth, continually leans into the creative process. The shadow side can be indulgence, materialistic, or bull-headedness. All things to notice during this new lunar phase. A key aspect of Taurus energies is understanding our relationship to intimacy itself and this new moon offers the perfect impetus to explore whether through tantric practices or a personal deep dive into the watery realms of our unconscious.
May 2018 is jam packed with some major changes. We find ourselves examining our value systems, both literally and emotionally. Uranus changes signs, and enters Earthy Taurus on the 15th of May. This will create some explosive new creative and financial stirs. On this same day we experience a fierce new Moon in Taurus that tunes us into our own inner security. Many of us will be evaluating partnerships, and the give and take necessary to maintain harmony. Take caution to anything you may be overly attached to this month, as things are apt to suddenly change. Power struggles, conflict between superiors, and arguments are in the air. You are asked to step away from the drama, and tune into your own personal power in a very bold way. At the end of the month, on the 29th, a rather adventurous full Moon in Sagittarius illuminates some very spiritual lessons. Be sure to reflect on how far you have come. Remain optimistic, and don’t get suckered into playing the victim.
Beltane comes from Proto-Indo-Europeanbhel-meaning “to shine, flash, burn” and also the name of the Celtic Solar God Bel, andtenrelated to “hot.” And things definitely heat up with Beltane, and I’m not just talking about the weather ;). Originally Beltane was the Celtic holiday honoring the mating of Green Man and the Earth goddess that marked the beginning of summer. This sacred union symbolized the necessary act to bring about Earth’s fertility.