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New Moon in Taurus—How To Work With The Energies

Created by Adriene Joyce (Ms. Joyce Tarot) with Dream by Wombo. All rights reserved.

We’re here at an exciting new moon in Taurus on May 19 at 11:53 a.m. eastern time! Then again, every new (and full) moon is exciting to me. My sun and moon are in Taurus, where the moon is exalted, and my rising sign is Cancer, which is ruled by the moon! All new moons are associated with new beginnings but this new moon in Taurus has so much going for it that it feels like it will bring a super duper fresh start!

It’s interesting to note that since we had two new moons in Aries this year, the order of the new and full moons on the zodiacal axis has changed. We had the full moon/eclipse in Scorpio a couple of weeks ago, so for the time being, the new moons, like this Taurus new moon, will be later in the astrological month instead of the other way around.

Also, even though the north node is still in Taurus, this Taurus new moon is not on the eclipse point. In July, the lunar nodes will shift out of Taurus/Scorpio and into the Aries/Libra axis.

In addition, there is a lot of astrological energy right now that is supportive of this new moon. For instance, Jupiter, the planet associated with expansion and good fortune, is newly in the sign of Taurus since May 16. The north node, which is still in Taurus, is associated spiritually with qualities that we should embrace at the moment (as opposed to the energies of the south node). And of course, at the time of the new moon, the sun, giver of light, will be in Taurus.

So how can we work with the energies of this new moon in Taurus cycle? The characteristics about Taurus that I would like to point out are the ones that are related to value and worth.

Among other things, Taurus is about the appreciation of the physical world— what we can see, taste, touch, smell, and hear. These things can bring pleasure, which the Venus-ruled sign of Taurus loves. Yes, the Taurus energy can be about indulging in food and drink, but it’s also about looking good, and enjoying other good things in life, like music and art. It can be about manifesting money and the pleasurable things that money can buy.

The shadow side of Taurus is that it can equate self-worth with material wealth and success in all its forms. But at its highest expression, the Taurus ideal is to find value in being your smart, funny, practical, and beautiful self

During this new moon cycle, manifest a healthy sense of self-worth, regardless of how much material wealth you possess. If you begin a new lucrative money making venture, by all means, go for it with all your might! But also make sure that it expresses who you are honestly and authentically—and that you feel good doing it.

Words for the Weekend, Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse Edition – All Zodiac Signs (May 6-7)

Here are your messages from Spirit for the weekend (all signs)!

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Cancer – Scorpio – Pisces

Managing the full moon/lunar eclipse energies is a balancing act, but you are up for the challenge. Keep your head up, focus, hydrate, and listen to your body.

Aries – Leo –Sagittarius

The energy you give out is the energy you receive back. Show compassion to others in these uncertain times and you will be uplifted.

Gemini – Libra – Aquarius

You successfully completed a difficult cycle. Relax and enjoy a moment of satisfaction before your new journey begins.

Taurus – Virgo – Capricorn

Embrace the changes coming your way. What may seem like a challenge at first has a much better outcome than you can imagine.

Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse In Scorpio—How To Work With The Energies

Created by Adriene Joyce (Ms. Joyce Tarot) with Dream by Wombo. All rights reserved.

With the full moon/lunar eclipse on May 5, eclipse season (which started on April 19/20) will finally be over! Mercury is still retrograde in Taurus and Pluto is retrograde in Aquarius since May 1 and will eventually move back into Capricorn. Therefore, this is truly a great time to think about what the past couple of weeks have meant since the eclipse season began.

Although there will be a solar eclipse in Taurus in October, the lunar nodes will shift to the Aries/Libra axis in July. Think back to December 2021 when Taurus and Scorpio entered the north and south nodes, respectively. Think back to the partial solar eclipse in Taurus in November 2021. What themes were in play for you? There are cycles upon cycles upon cycles—endings making way for new chapters in life.

To work with the energies of this upcoming two-week full moon cycle, make changes to situations that you are no longer in alignment with. There also may be changes that happen that you were not planning for. In either case, try to get yourself to the point of acceptance rather than resistance.

This is not to say to just let changes happen without your input. Instead, consciously work with the changes so that you can achieve the best results possible.

The sign of Scorpio is associated with change and transformation. These themes fit in well with the full moon/eclipse energy, not to mention the themes of the Pluto retrograde. (In some schools of thought, Pluto is considered to be Scorpio’s ruling planet.) The Scorpio energy teaches us that although change is hard, beauty can come from it. Thus, it’s worth it to go through the process, like the metamorphosis from caterpillar to butterfly.

Wednesday Words – Aries New Moon/Solar Eclipse Edition (April 19)

Blessings, everyone, for the Aries new moon/solar eclipse! Here are today’s key words for each zodiac sign! Check for your sun, moon, and rising.

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Aries – Nest egg
Taurus – Expertise
Gemini – Blessings
Cancer – Wisdom
Leo – Windfall
Virgo – Tranquility
Libra – Abundance
Scorpio – Steadfast
Sagittarius – Fulfilled
Capricorn – Loved
Aquarius – Enlightenment
Pisces – Awareness

New Moon/Solar Eclipse In Aries—How To Work With The Energies

Created by Adriene Joyce (Ms. Joyce Tarot) with Dream by Wombo. All rights reserved.

Finally, here we are at the new moon/solar eclipse in Aries—or at least we will be soon, as I’m posting this article before the big show begins! The journey of the moon eclipsing the sun starts at 9:36 p.m. Eastern time on April 19 and ends at 2:59 a.m. April 20. The new moon will be exact on April 20 at 12:12 a.m. To make things more exciting, the sun enters Taurus a few hours later at 4:14 a.m. and Mercury retrograde in Taurus starts the next day, April 21, at 8:35 am.

As I mentioned last month, this is the second new moon in Aries we had this year. The first was at 0 degrees of Aries on March 21 and this one is at 29 degrees. Solar eclipses are defined as a new moon that is within 17 degrees of a lunar node. In this case, the new moon will be very close to the north node, which is at 1 degree Taurus.

Astrologically speaking, solar eclipses are about new beginnings, just like any new moon—except on steroids! Eclipses are associated with dramatic life changes, but it really depends on your individual birth chart whether or not you will be affected. Not every eclipse brings dramatic changes for every single person, and by the same token, some eclipses trigger a global event where many people are affected. Keep in mind that there could be welcome changes coming your way. This doesn’t have to be a bad thing.

A topic of debate is whether to try to manifest new beginnings during a solar eclipse/new moon. If you want to make manifest something specific and you typically do rituals or meditations for that purpose, I suggest not doing it on the same day as the new moon/solar eclipse. The eclipse energy is strong enough by itself, the moon is still dark, and your efforts may not produce the results you are looking for. Instead, wait to do any manifestation rituals at least 24 hours after the new moon when the first sliver of light from the new moon appears in the sky.

However, this time around, Mercury retrograde starts right around the time that the new moon is visible in the sky. And Mercury retrograde in and of itself is not an ideal time to start new projects! I suggest not starting anything brand new during the retrograde period, but it will be a great time to take a closer look at what you are already working on. Improve and make changes as needed.

With all that is going on, having the sun, Mercury, and the north node in Taurus may have a stabilizing effect for the eclipse energies. Also, Gemini is now in Venus, the ruling planet of Taurus, while Taurus is in Mercury, the ruling planet of Gemini. That is called a mutual reception, which can provide a stabilizing force for Mercury retrograde in Taurus.

All in all, in honor of the new moon cycle and in true Aries fashion, continue to assert yourself as a mover and shaker. In addition, now that Taurus season is upon us, know that you as a person are more valuable than any of your material possessions.

Full Moon In Libra—How To Work With The Energies

Created by Adriene Joyce (Ms. Joyce Tarot) with Dream by Wombo. All rights reserved.

The full moon in Libra perfected early this morning at 12:34 a.m. Eastern time. One of the keywords for Libra is “balance,” and we sure need a healthy dose of balance after all the astrological activity we had in March!

But this is not the time to relax. April is going to be eventful in its own right. For instance, tomorrow (April 7) begins the pre-Mercury retrograde shadow. Mercury retrograde proper begins on April 21.

For now, as we look at the 2-week Libra full moon cycle, the general focus will be on taking stock of the recent past. What new projects did you put in place and how did they work for you? Maintain what you are already doing and reap the benefits of your hard work. Make changes accordingly to anything that is not working well for you.

Libra is a sign about relationships of all kinds, generally speaking. As an air sign, ideas, thoughts, and words play a vital part in Libra’s interactions. Librans are social, smart, diplomatic, and natural leaders. They try to make sure that everyone they deal with is accommodated and treated fairly. They strive for beauty and harmony, not confrontation. A trap that Librans can fall into is people-pleasing to the point where they don’t express their own authentic needs and become resentful as a result.

To work with the energies of the Libra full moon, take a look at how you relate to others, whether the relationships are personal or professional. Reconsider limiting beliefs that prevent you from speaking your truth for fear that others won’t like you. Giving people the chance to know the real you is the fairest thing you can do for yourself—and them—in the long run.

Mars in Cancer (March 25 to May 19)

Mars in Cancer reminds me of the Chariot card—using emotion as motivation to take action. This image is from the Steele Wizard Tarot.

Mars in Cancer is another important shift in energy this month where there were a lot of major transits.

Mars usually takes about 2 months to travel through a zodiac sign. But because of retrograde movement, Mars was in the sign of Gemini for 7 months!

Now that Mars is in Cancer, the focus moves from the mental to the emotional. While some may not agree, I think that Mars in Cancer is a great combination. Mars, the planet of action, is meeting up with Cancer, a cardinal sign. Cardinal signs initiate action. Cancer initiates action in the realm of emotion, generally speaking, and therefore it is a compatible match for the action-oriented Mars influence.

As with every transit, Mars in Cancer can teach us important lessons. Use this transit to find healthy ways to express how you feel as opposed to triggered reactions, such as blaming.

Also, the Mars in Cancer transit reminds me of the Chariot card in Tarot. The Chariot is about channeling your emotions so that you can achieve your goals, which is what Mars in Cancer is about, as well. Use your deep-seated emotions as motivation and fuel to take the actions that resonate with your heart.

Words for the Weekend, All Zodiac Signs (March 25-26)

Here are your messages from Spirit for the weekend (all signs)!

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Cancer – Scorpio – Pisces

Punch in the numbers

Make your calculations

Trust your ability to make the right decision

Aries – Leo – Sagittarius

Don’t think of it as walking away

Think of it as walking toward a new you

Step into your power

Gemini – Libra – Aquarius

Just because it hasn’t happened yet doesn’t mean it never will

Plant some new seeds in the meantime

Then plant some more

Taurus – Virgo – Capricorn

Say what you want to say

Put your ideas out there

Don’t hold back

Let the chips fall where they may

Welcome to Pluto in Aquarius 2023-2044

Created by Adriene Joyce (Ms. Joyce Tarot) with Dream by Wombo. All rights reserved.

With Pluto in Aquarius starting today, the astrology world is abuzz with predictions and speculations. Pluto is a slow-moving planet that stays in a sign for many years—decades in some cases. Pluto had been in Capricorn since 2008, and besides any retrograde activity, Pluto will now be in the sign of Aquarius until 2044.

Pluto is known as the planet of transformation, renewal, and rebirth. It is persistent and relentless. It is associated with the subconscious ways that we exert our power and try to gain control of our environment. In terms of the big picture, this transit through Aquarius is expected to bring radical changes worldwide in how we use technology and our concept of human rights, to name a couple of examples. It will affect each of us on a personal level, as well, according to where Aquarius is in your natal astrological chart.

Change can be difficult, but it can be made easier if you view these changes as opportunities to evolve. The lesson Pluto tries to teach is to step into your power in the areas of your life where you have felt powerless. Blessings to you during this Pluto transit.