transformative bodywork & astrology by Uli Meitzner

New Moon 26th of April 2017 – The Quest

Taurus Season has started!! The New Moon on a headstrong star will mark the territory pretty clearly – early Taurus can be bullheaded and doesn't like to be messed with. The Moon has no contact to other planets and stands alone. In the next four weeks, we will try to find a balance between our very own unique path and and our responsibility for the herd!! If that sounds like a challenge, imagine an ox doing a tightrope act...

The Day Before Spring

Taurus is ruled by Venus, mistress of love, relating, and money. So if this Taurus Moon looks like a loner, perhaps Venus can tell us why. And indeed she can..!! The love goddess is not lounging around on a luscious sofa. Instead, she is hovering on the degree of crisis, 29 Pisces. It’s the very last degree of the Zodiac – JUST before 0 Aries, the spring point that makes everything start afresh.

Cleaning Out Cobwebs

So for the next 4, or at least 2 weeks, it looks like we will need to untangle issues in love or finances that were unresolved between early March and Mid-April, during Venus’ retrograde period, but that likely hark back a much longer time. Many of the problems of the retrograde time were internal ones - issues with self love, self value, and our own changing values in life. So before jumping into commitments of any kind, these are the things that you have to clear up for yourself... That may feel a bit lonesome, but ultimately, it's about your life!!

Cosmic Hospital, Again...

Due to Venus' condition, some of the upcoming (and ongoing) clearing up and cleaning out may confront you with deep, and very painful, wounds, or simply soft/tender spots. This weekend though, Venus will re-enter Aries, and the mood already shifts a bit… Expect a significant betterment latest starting May 18th-20th. But you know - every feeling holds its own magic. We don't have to wait for perfect conditions. Sometimes a loss pushes us to something very good.  

Your Way...

Some people will go on a very private, perhaps lonely, quest for their path in the next four weeks. Taurus seeks peace and harmony, but this time, we won't seek compromise at the expense of our authentic selves!! Watch out for getting too self-absorbed in the process, or for becoming too stubborn and brusque. If you avoid those pitfalls, you can discover amazing resources in yourself, and draw from maturity as well as from your own inner revolutionary spirit to find some greener pastures.

Love's Labours

This Moon has two faces - Quest, and Responsibility! Somehow, we can’t get around it. Many people are thinking of their families, parents, or children, and how to support them more. Some of the feeling of responsibility may stem from those former losses, or sadness, that we just don’t want to see repeated. Or, we don’t want to perpetuate suffering because we know just how it feels to be neglected, left, or unsupported.

Holy Flame

Again, some female Asteroid Goddesses are pretty active in the background around this Moon, aspecting both Venus and Saturn. To me this looks like an underground revolution taking place... People are connecting to their inner flame, to what really matters to them. Culminating but not ending in Mid-May,  surprising solutions for old problems can turn up, surprising alliances surface, and topics concerning parents and children get a fresh perspective.

Finding Our Feet

The next four weeks will be a quest for our own way, for freedom and yet, safety. This is very fitting in this time where outer systems of "security" are more and more stripped down and revealed as insufficient. The cosmos asks us to find safety inside ourselves, in connection to people we love, the earth, and our own divine spark. 

Happy Magic New Moon!!! <3