Owning Your Essence: New Moon Astrology May 2015

Owning Your Essence: New Moon Astrology May 2015

Article Window: May 17 to June 15
• The New Moon is Sunday, May 17, 9:13 PM PST
• Sun is 27° Taurus, Moon is 27° Taurus
• New Moon Theme (May 17 thru June 15): Owning Your Essence
• The next Full Moon is Tuesday, June 2

Current Lunar Cycle

The New Moon releases a new wave of available potential that sets the overall theme for the entire month that follows. This month’s Lunar Cycle offers a new tool-set that creates momentum for energizing your life’s purpose. To experience your fullest potential in the coming month allow this energy to guide you, especially while adjusting to changing circumstances.

South Pacific New Moon. Article by Steven Shroyer and Seattle Astrology

Astrology Article: Owning Your Essence

Each of us is born with a spark of creative fire which stirs inside. This spark guides your development and provides that unique quality referred to as your “essence.” This New Moon will provide some extra help in making specific adjustments designed to bring you into full alignment with your inner spark, your essence.

Tapping into the Energy of Taurus

The New Moon is in the sign of Taurus. A closer look at this powerful sign may provide some useful ideas for tapping into your inner essence in the coming days.

The first of the three earth signs in the zodiac, Taurus concentrates the power that was generated in Aries (last month’s New Moon). Once fully concentrated, Gemini (next month’s New Moon) will distribute this concentrated energy for the purpose of discovering new ways to cooperate with others as we mature into new perspectives.

This concentrating power of Taurus is infused with the energies of the New Moon. Much like a very potent seed, intentions set at the time of this New Moon have the potential to grow into something magnificent. What is created with this new momentum can be aligned with who you really are, capable of supporting your own essence.

At the beginning of this article I mentioned that there is extra help this coming month in making adjustments. Specifically, these are adjustments that support your alignment with your inner essence. These are your inherent potentials, what you were born with. Whether or not you have fully developed these potentials, they are still available and this is a month when you can expand into more of who you really are.

Accessing Your Essence through Inner Support

One way to learn about your essence during the coming New Moon cycle is by exploring your experience of inner support and where it flows from

The experience of inner support is important this month. Taurus needs validation in order to feel safe and productive. It needs to be a part of something that has substance. This need to feel substance is an expression of the earth element of Taurus. It wants to feel that something is real, supportive, and somehow worthy of identifying with. (This is how the idea of ownership became associated with Taurus. If you experience something as real and supportive, it is worthy of calling it “yours.” When it’s yours, you own it.)

When it comes to the support experienced in Taurus, this can mean many different things. “Inner Support” in the context of this discussion is simply whatever sustains you at your core. It can be physical, emotional, or mental, or spiritual.

Ultimately you can think of the experience of what supports you as an expression of your inner essence. It is a way that you can experience your connection to the creative spark of the universe. Tap into your experience of support and think about it in terms of owning it.

There’s help available this month to make the necessary adjustments in order to identify with what supports you and experience it as if it’s “real.” This “real feeling” is at the heart of this Taurus New Moon. Feel your inner connection to support. If, as a result, you feel confirmed, validated, and ratified, then Taurus has made the necessary adjustments to support your inner essence.

Locating Taurus in Your Birth Chart

New Moon Astrology Chart for May 2015We each have all twelve zodiac signs operating within. They are expressed in specific patterns, largely determined at birth. Depending on their location in your birth chart, each zodiac sign offers unique gifts and abilities. If you are familiar with your own natal astrology chart, look to the house that Taurus occupies for a deeper understanding of how to access the tools of Taurus that are mentioned above.

Article Summary

The Taurus New Moon introduces the theme of “Owning Your Essence” to help you harness the energy of the tremendous momentum which has been available for the last two New Moons. Taurus has certain qualities useful in tapping into your truest inner essence. You can think of your essence as what supports and sustains you. This New Moon is all about feeling what’s real, useful, and supportive, and then owning it. These Taurus energies will support you in making the necessary adjustments to maximize your connection to your truest Self and what sustains you.

It is my deepest privilege to share these thoughts with you.
Have a wonderful Full Moon,
Steven

Opening New Channels of Communication: Full Moon Astrology May 2015

Opening New Channels of Communication: Full Moon Astrology May 2015

Article Window: May 3 to May 17
• The Full Moon is Sunday, May 3, 8:42 PM PDT
• Sun is 14° Taurus, Moon is 14° Scorpio
• Current New Moon Theme (thru May 16): Attunement
• Next New Moon May 17

Current Lunar Cycle

The Full Moon illuminates and activates whatever was released with the manifesting wave of New Moon energy two weeks ago. In the coming two weeks look for ways to celebrate and take inspired action, especially from whatever you have embraced or experienced since the New Moon. Be patient with challenges that emerge in the coming days, recognizing that they are also a necessary part of your expansion.

Astrology Article: Opening New Channels of Communication

This Full Moon will bring a greater togetherness between you and your friends. For the next two weeks you’ll notice an increasing urge to share more with those you’re closest to.

We have all experienced the extra momentum during the last two months. For some this momentum has been overwhelming. For others it has propelled them into new territories — of career, personal success, relationship, or perhaps even a new sense of purpose. In the midst of all this growth and change, this Full Moon reminds us of the simpler joys of life, including a deeper appreciation of our friends and family.

Full-Moon-Over-Lighthouse

Better Communication through Appreciation

Along with this spring’s momentum the last New Moon added an extra feeling of alignment and inner guidance. It’s now necessary to focus on establishing new avenues or channels for communication. Feeling appreciation and then sharing it a great way to start.

There’s something revitalizing about giving and receiving appreciation. That “something” represents one of the simplest pleasures of life and reminds us that we aren’t alone. Appreciation nurtures and is able to communicate more than just the words spoken.

The deeper issue that this Full Moon brings into focus is the importance of togetherness, along with the experience you enjoy when you share your feelings and ideas. This type of appreciation is composed of authentic feelings and ideas that in turn foster better connections.

If communication is lacking then the Full Moon will bring that into focus. Your inner feelings and insights about life need to be the focused and then shared in order to satisfy your inner need for group connection. The group, in this sense, is quite general and can mean any interpersonal relationship where togetherness is valued.

One of the simpler and most significant joys in life is in spending time and connecting with those we care about, and finding strength and revitalization as a result of the relationship.

Astrology Pattern

Full Moon Astrology Chart May 2015 - Seattle AstrologyOne of the most interesting aspects of this astrology chart is what the planet Mars is contributing to the overall pattern. For the next several weeks Mars will be conjunct the Sun and therefore also closely aligning its energies with the next two New Moons (which will be also conjuncting the Sun). This relationship between Sun, Mars, and New Moon is providing extra (EXTRA!) momentum that will carry us deep into the summer months.

Mars energizes, pursues, initiates. Mars helps to start every new activity you do. It provides a transformative energy, capable of supporting positive growth forward.

In the current Full Moon pattern, Mars is capable of initiating appreciation, and seeks out new channels of communication. Mars also seeks relationships that satisfy the emotional desires of Venus. In this case, Mars provides initiative, the energy to be assertive rather passive during the next couple of months. The effort and actions of Mars will fuel the appreciation and good communication that are required now to help you actively move forward in life.

Because of the Sun conjunction, this support will continue. In the coming weeks, Mars will provide you a chance to jump start the positive of whatever life has in store for you.

Article Summary

The Full Moon energies are available to help you experience joy within simple gestures like appreciation and the sharing of authentic feelings with others you’re close to. It’s through these types of exchanges that you revitalize yourself and your relationships. Your friends and loved ones will feel a sense of togetherness and new channels of communication will open up. Life moves forward with the feeling of togetherness and joy.