New Moon in Taurus | Tapping into your Cosmic Heart w/ Rumi
I hope this month is starting out as deliciously and abundantly as today's new moon in Taurus. Just as Spring is very much about newness and the blossoming in nature, the sign of Taurus is ruled by Venus and reminds us to connect with the beauty and bounty of Mother Earth as well as ourselves. As Im writing this, the moon just went into its full phase of darkness, and I realized Im enjoying some very Taurus-like things...good music that soothes my mind and awakens my senses, smelling the sweetness of my rose and ashwaganda tea, and taking in the beauty of the trees outside my window.
Astrologer Chani Nicholas says: "The new moon in Taurus arrives on May 4th at 3:46 PM PT. Taurus is a sign famous for its love of comfort, beauty, and stability. It’s a sign that knows how to appreciate sensual pleasures, sharing them with whomever is smart enough to slow down to join."
The new moon is always a perfect time to get grounded, practice self-care to the highest degree, but with the moon in Taurus its asking us to look at what we love and value and see if your values are aligned with how you are showing up in the world. Do your values align with the work you do? Your relationships? How you treat others? Are you grounded in a real sense of your self and trust that your worth can never be defined by outside circumstances?
I realized that I had some contradictions in the way I was showing up in the world and had to courageously take steps to release things and people that did not align with my heart and values. The Law of Attraction says we attact exactly the same vibration that we are, which was not hard for me to admit, but actually a blessing. So I decided to let the Universe know that Im not playing anymore....and began focusing on valuing Elika as much as I expected others to value her.
( What a concept eh?) Sometimes when we are so focused on others, we sadly lose ourselves forgetting that our mental, physical and spiritual health is really where the WEALTH is at...not in our bank accounts, our cars, or are careers.
So this new moon, Im continuing this journey with a little more intentionality and releasing fear, loving Elika MORE and connecting with this energy of the "Cosmic Heart", represented by this card I pulled this morning after my meditation. The "Rumi Oracle" deck By Alana Fairchild always speaks to exactly what Im needing and aligns so perfectly with this New Moon in Taurus.
I was dead ; I became alive
I was tears; I became laughter
The power of love arrived
and made me everlasting power!
I have seen everything.
I have no fear.
I have the heart of a lion!
I shine like Venus. ~ Rumi
If you have never written intentions for the new moon, I love using the New Moon Calendar Journal and it has some great ideas about how to chart progress daily and also with each full/new moon. And the next 3 days are still very potent to plant "seeds" of intention for today's moon.
Get still and quiet. Maybe meditate for 10-15 mins. Light a candle and get a journal to write some thoughts from the New Moon Calendar:
What is asking to be accepted of transformed?
What do I want to direct my energy towards this cycle?
What will I surround myself with?
What yearns to be manifested or created through me?
Alana Fairchild expounds on the meaning of this oracle: "Once, some time ago, I was deaf. I had not heard true sound...So I believed in many things not worth believing in. Then in a moment of my crisis my heart cracked open, I was given a gift. I felt fear and confusion, a gift came to be more powerful than those temporary ailments. That gift was the ability to hear the sound hidden beneath all of life. I heard it, that sound of the beating heart of Universal Love. Now I know that belief in unworthy things - like fear and doubt - is LUNACY. Even my loneliness became unconvincing to me."
I pray that you are living a life that reminds you of your value, your strength and divinity in ALL WAYS.
I really love the full moon as many of you know because its so bright and I was also born right around a full moon ( also in a mercury retrograde lol), but I have grown to love the new moon so much. When new things are growing and blossoming, it means other things are given space to fall all away and be released. I think many of us resist the new sometimes, because clinging to the old and familiar feels so damned easy. But, who wants easy...thats boring, so set your intentions and embrace what's rushing your way.
I love the wisdom here about letting go from Fairchild.....
"This oracle comes with special guidance for you. More love is rushing towards you like a great tsunami. You will struggle with this blessing to the extent that you will attempt to hold onto what has been. So DON'T. LET GO. Let it move you. You'll perhaps get some water up your nose, but nothing will come to you that you cannot handle."
infinite love and blessings
and may you live with your heart wide open