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Taurus New Moon 2017: Practicality for a Personal Revolution

Taurus NEW MOON 2017   

By Tracy Cook

Many years ago I studied lunar phases with Robert Buz Myers.  It is my hope that he would be proud of my work today.  Blessings to you, Buz! 

What is a New Moon?

A new moon is the beginning of a 29-day cycle.  Technically, when you look up in the sky you only see a thin section of the moon illuminated.       

And the not so technical point of view?

Well, similar to farmers and indigenous people, who have used the eight phases of the moon for eons, astrologers also utilize the different phases of the Moon.  Certainly on the New we know it is time to plant seeds.  But the other seven phases are equally important.

Where should my focus be during this next 29-day cycle?

When we draft a chart for the new moon we can get a sense of the energy that will be up for processing for the next 29 days. 

Okay what is this cycle about? We will be practical and looking for simple solutions for a personal revolution.  


Sabian symbol:


The Woman Of Samaria At The Ancestral Well



Taurus New Moon

April 26

8:16 am (EDT)


The Taurus New Moon is the first of three Supermoons in a row.   As defined by astrologer Richard Nolle, Supermoons are closest to Earth (perigee)  and can occur in either the full or new phase.   In this case, the New Moons of April 26, May 25 and June 24th are all Supermoons.    These moons have a bit more energy along with higher tides and Nolle has found a link to earthquakes. 


Astrologer Stephanie Austin ( points out that we experienced geomagnetic storms on April 19th which were responsible for power outages in major cities two days later.    It seems as though the cosmos are getting our attention!  Austin suggests we could experience extreme tiredness and forgetfulness and we need to take salt baths and walk in nature to get grounded.    


The chart for this Taurus New Moon is very interesting.   Underline the word ‘very’.    Taurus, being the first earth sign of the zodiac is extremely practical.   Taurus is our sure and steady sign.   Putting one foot in front of the other with head bent down, Taurus can accomplish a lot.


Taurus rules money and things we value.   It nurtures those things that need to be protected like love and savings accounts.   Taurus knows that things that are important usually take a lot of time and focus and care.     


The Taurus nature is not light and frilly and it is not easily adaptable.  And in fact it can be quite stubborn.    Curiously, the chart for this Taurus New Moon is very adaptable.   Mercury is in conjunction with Uranus in late Aries and forms a wide conjunction with Sun and Moon in Taurus.   Mercury and Uranus are all about adaptability.    Mercury is flexible and Uranus is brilliant and they are sending juju to the Sun and Moon sitting in the land of practicality.      How interesting that Mercury and Uranus speak to the Sun/Moon at the same time we are pulled by the forces of the tide (supermoon) and we are getting zapped by magnetic solar flares.   Change is being implanted. 


For 29 days we may experience brilliant solutions that have real practical results.  In the Taurus cycle our craving for concrete manifestations will be high.  Airy-fairy, “comme si comme sa” attitudes are not appealing.  We want our actions to mean something.    But at the same time, how we get to those results will be subject to change or adaptability.     The 29 day cycle will have unexpected, out-of-the-blue encounters or moments.   We will all feel electricity in the air.     


The truth is we have been feeling electric impulses since March 25 with the first conjunction of Mercury and Uranus near the Aries New Moon.   Now this second round is two days after Taurus New Moon on April 28.  The final conjunction will be on May 9th coincidentally near the full moon.       Normally,  Mercury conjuncts Uranus one day a year.   To get it three times within six weeks is exceptional and we are feeling it.    There is no way you aren’t.    What kind of coincidences are you experiencing?   How are you getting information (Mercury) in unusual (Uranus) ways?   Is it a random conversation that sparks something in you?  Is it an observation that sparks something new?   Are you doing different things or are you doing things differently?   Good. That means you are paying attention.    Remember this conjunction is taking place in Aries, which is all about new paths and new horizons and new breakthroughs.    We will feel this for the entire 29 day lunar cycle but it will be most pronounced between April 28 and May 9th.    Our lightening rods will be up!


On May 3rd Mercury turns direct at  24 Aries.   As always we feel relief with Mercury straightening out and flying straight.    Our brains have been searching for new ways to do things with Mercury in Aries.  Mentally we want a fresh start.    Uranus in Aries as we discussed is pushing for brilliant fresh starts.  Once Mercury turns direct we could see things smooth out.  Our mental shape calms down and any communication bumps will also soften.


In conclusion, Uranus and Mercury impacted the 29 days of Aries cycle and here they are  again influencing the Taurus 29 day cycle.   Uranus is gunning for a revolution and because it is in the sign Aries it is a personal revolution.   We may have been inspired and ignited back on Aries New Moon, now in Taurus cycle we are figuring out how to make practical moves to make sure our personal revolution sticks.  


Bring out your lightening rod or light sabre and I’ll see you on the other side.  




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The 8 phases



Taurus New Moon

6 Taurus 27

April 26, 2017

8:16 EDT



New moon: Plant seeds, make calls, activate, start projects.   Activate something that will ideally lead you to more.  This is the phase where INTENT is critical.  Even if the results are not immediate, the intent is there.  You may not have all the answers or road map but you should put out your Intent.


This focus:  Where do you need to be super practical?  How is your money and your values?  How is love?  How are you building something from the ground up?   How are tapping into earth?   How are taking off your shoes and feeling the grass beneath your feet both metaphorically and literally?


Special Focus:

4/28: Venus enters Aries

4/28: Mercury conjunct Uranus.  Brilliant mental break throughs.  Electric thoughts.   Breakouts.   This cycle repeats on May 9



Crescent Moon Phase

April 29 12:38pm EDT


Crescent:  We will receive information, we will research a bit more, perhaps get feedback on stuff that we planted on new.  Perhaps get some information that will help down the road on a seed we planted a while ago.  We can collect some data now.  Even if you think you are not getting information, stop, and re-look at everything.  Who called you?  Even the silliest things, when they come up during Crescent are note worthy.  A parking ticket?  An argument with a spouse?  A refund check from the phone company?  All of it needs to be considered a message from the universe.  How can this information help you?


Focus on: What are you learning about communication?  What are you learning about flexibility?   What are you learning about  mercurial temperment or situations? 



First Quarter Moon

May 2, 2017 

10:48pm  EDT



First quarter: We do more actions based on the information that we just received.  Or we feel our instincts guide us on something.  We pursue again.  We make another call or we see someone. We mail something.  We stir the pot again.  This can be a time when we realize that the goals we planted on New need more action from us, perhaps actions that involve breaking away.   Are there people who say they have our best interest in heart but fear us growing away from them?  Maybe we need to get help from others not the usual suspects.  Some independence may need to be exerted.



Focus on:  How is your pride motivating you?  How are you using strength and moving forward?   Where do you need to be practical about your creativity? 



Special focus

5/3: Mercury Direct 24 Aries 15.   12:32pm EDT

5/3 Sun sextile Neptune.  Inspired, creative, beauty is easily access. 




Gibbous Moon

May 6, 2017

5:16pm EDT




We refine our information.  We pick and choose, we discriminate, and we organize to be ‘Virgo’ like.  We sort through details.  Have we missed something?  How are we sifting through the information?  Go back and make sure something hasn’t been neglected.  Refine our actions. 



Focus on:

What needs fixing in your relationships?  What have you been neglecting in your relationships?  Where do you need to fix balance in your life? 



Special Focus:

5/9: Sun trine Pluto:  Rebirth, renewal, transformation is easy.

5/9: Mercury conjunct Uranus.  Brilliant thinking.  Mental lightening strikes.  Break throughs. 



Full Moon Phase

May 10, 2017

5:42pm EDT

20 Scorpio


Full Moon:  We make the needed adjustments on the things we planted. Usually emotions are up and running and for those people who perhaps did not utilize the new moon and the rest of the waxing moon, this is when emotions can get the better of us.  There can often be a big emotional break, for no other reason than to get back on track.   Some partnership will offer up some balance.  The moon is bright and full and there is no room for shadows, what is reflecting on you? 



Focus on:   Full Moon in Scorpio.   How is transformation manifesting in your life? Where do you feel trapped?   How are fears holding you down?   What is it you need to let go of to be liberated? 



Go to blog for full moon report.


Special focus:

5/11  Mars Square Neptune:  Unusual actions.  Fuzzy actions.  Unconscious movements.  

5/11  Mercury Trine Saturn:  Solid thoughts.   Structure that make sense.   Sharp thinking that is very productive.

5/11. Mars trine Jupiter.  Actions that broaden your world.   Reaching out and making moves based on learning something. 



May 14

8:34pm EDT



Disseminating: Share information; find a teacher or someone who has more knowledge. Perhaps there was a big ol’ blow out on the full and one feels in need of support and help, this is the phase to reach out to one who knows more. This is when we find a rabbi or a minister or therapist who gives us more insight.   And of course, you too may be ready to teach and share your own information. 



Focus on:  How are you sharing your business acumen?  How are you sharing  your inner CEO?  How are you sharing the importance of hierarchy?  How are you sharing the power of establishments?



Special focus:

5/15:  Mercury enters Taurus


Last Quarter Moon Phase

May 18, 8:32pm EDT




Last Quarter moon:  Now we do the final adjustments to the seeds we planted on new. The final call, the final letters to send, we follow all the trails that came up that still make sense.  And we let the other parts lay fallow. It is a time of action but wise action.  It is a time for living  “The serenity prayer


God, grant me the Serenity
to accept the things
I cannot change Courage to change the
things I can, and the
Wisdom to know the difference.


Focus on:

What actions are you taking that support community?  What actions are you taking that support like minded groups?   Who are the people that share your ideals and how can they help propel you in a practical way? 


Special focus:

5/18: Saturn trine Uranus.  Daring and creative is supported by work.   Structure that supports ingenuity.  

5/19: Venus opposition Jupiter.  Love and money feel overwhelmed.   Take care to not go overboard. 

5/20: Sun enters Gemini

5/22: Venus Square Pluto.  Love that feels trapped will need to be liberated.  Money that feels trapped needs to be liberated.   How to transform is the question. 


Balsamic Moon Phase

May 22, 2017

10:37am EDT


Balsamic:   We let go.  By releasing we can prepare for the new. 


Focus on We release our personality.  We release our self determination.  We release our anger.  We release our smart ass. 


Gemini New Moon  May 25  3:44pm(4 Gemini 46)



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