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• New Moon is Tuesday, May 15, 4:48 AM PDT
• Sun is 25° Taurus, Moon is 25° Taurus
• Next Full Moon: May 29
• Current New Moon Theme (May 15 to Jun 13): True Wealth
The New Moon releases a wave of new 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 life’s changing circumstances.
Astrology Article: The Expansion of True Wealth
By Steven Shroyer
Our Taurus New Moon astrology brings the awareness of wealth and how different types of wealth expand consciousness across the planet. With our New Moon in the earth sign of Taurus, let’s take a closer look at the natural connection Taurus has to our concepts of wealth.
Taurus, Ownership and Wealth
As an earth sign, Taurus is related to the practical aspects of the substance of all experiences. This value of substance comes through all qualities of life from physical possessions to heritage, lineage, bloodlines, traditions, and cultural achievements. Because it’s a fixed sign, Taurus concentrates what has value (ruled by Venus) into whatever can be recognized as having substance or form.
This concentrating quality includes other aspects of Taurus such as fertility, vitality and practical aspects of the experience of beauty. The unique aspect of beauty in Taurus is that it leads to the urge for ownership or possession of what is valued as beautiful.
This association of the value we hold in our possessions leads to the association of Taurus with wealth and the meaning of wealth.
In Taurus, the desire for ownership or possession is a tangible expression of the underlying Taurus value of substance and embodiment. It’s easy to see how the shadow aspects of the drive to “own” can lead to problems. Ownership is a type of control that creates the superficial experience of embodiment. This is an incomplete understanding of the true form of value and ownership which Taurus facilitates.
When it comes to Taurus, there are two types of wealth we’ll want to consider.
The first type of wealth is associated with the concept of money. Taurus is ruled by Venus. Venus is associated with value and beauty, so Taurus naturally wants to see the practical value and worth of things. This is how our current concept of money is associated with Taurus. Taurus has an expanded idea of what money is and how currency can be used as a way to convert value into substance. Taurus understands that anything with intrinsic value can also be used as a type of currency, especially if it can be converted to money.
The second type of wealth to which Taurus is related isn’t as straight forward, but it’s every bit as important. This is the wealth that stems from accomplishments and what has been achieved in the past. We’ll refer to this type of wealth as “social wealth.” Social wealth includes all types of wealth born out of some form of relationship, including wealth from bloodlines, heritage, traditions and social achievements. Taurus sees value in what’s inherited or handed down as well as what has been earned through social position such as cultural recognition, prestigious titles, and personal accomplishments.
Understanding these two forms of wealth, now it’s important to expand our understanding of the definition of wealth and how true wealth can be accomplished. On the most tangible level, wealth is viewed as what you personally own.
On a more expanded level, however, wealth can also be viewed and experienced as what you can use, appreciate, or have access to. This expanded view of wealth is not dependent on the value of personal property or ownership. There is a transcendent experience of abundance that comes from the understanding that enjoyment of resources is not related to personal ownership. This is also a form of wealth.
Personal expansion in Taurus comes from learning that we can enjoy both substance and beauty without the need to possess or the desire to own and control. True wealth becomes centered in the integration of value of collective enjoyment and benefit. The wellbeing of our planet, the resources of Nature, our personal health, and all positive experiences become the measure of true wealth in life.
Stewardship as a Path to Personal Expansion
Our New Moon energies this month are very expansive in their basic nature. These large and expansive energies are encouraging to expand into new and larger definitions of wealth and resources. From this expanded perspective, it’s not how much we personally own, but the value of the resources that we can access and enjoy.
Taurus relates to the world through what has substance, however the transcendent understanding of substance and wealth as a collective value leads to the release of the need to identify with one’s personal property. This doesn’t mean that personal property is “bad,” or should be shunned, it simply means that one feels the value of managing their resources for a larger purpose and greater good. This is what we mean by stewardship.
The strict definition of ownership is quite limiting, but the idea of stewardship of our possessions and resources doesn’t have these same limitations. The value of stewardship leads to the release of the need to possess and control something as property.
Stewardship as an ethic embodies the responsible planning and management of resources, including consideration for the future beyond one’s personal lifetime. This concept of stewardship can be applied to the environment and nature, economics, health, property, information, theology, and all other aspects of life.
With any New Moon chart, the conjunction of the Sun and Moon provides the basic dynamics of the overall pattern. The Sun concentrates and integrates the energies we need to live and the Moon helps us to adapt to all forms of change in order to experience success. One way to best understand this powerful concentration of the Sun/Moon conjunction is by looking at the exact degree of the zodiac at which the New Moon occurs. One way I do this is by working with the Sabian symbol for the exact degree of the New Moon.
The Sabian archetype for the New Moon’s exact degree of 25° Taurus states: “A LARGE PUBLIC PARK AND SANCTUARY.” The main idea of this Sabian archetype is that with proper stewardship the true wealth of a culture can be supported and enjoyed by all.
Jupiter opposite the New Moon brings awareness and the expansion of consciousness. These are strong signatures for new and expanded ways of thinking. This is a direct indicator of the opportunity to learn and connect to larger more encompassing possibilities, especially concerning all aspects of social awareness and fulfillment (Scorpio).
The planets Uranus and Mercury always work well with each other’s energy, and they happen to be in conjunction at the New Moon, supporting the overall signature of the chart. Both planets are working together to initiate a specific type of wealth related to a transformed understanding of value that comes through relationships with others.
I’m calling this type of wealth the “Wealth of Communion.” It directly supports the idea of true wealth discussed earlier, and it occurs when wealth comes from a commerce made up of the sharing and commingling of minds.
This type of true wealth of communion also symbolizes an exchange using contracts and commerce to form a deeper faith based in the validity of an honored promise. At a higher level, this promise becomes the wealth of relationship. The very substance of the relationship itself is transformed into wealth.
In addition, Uranus is currently in the last degree of Aries, which means that it is preparing to enter Taurus. This brings a higher frequency, higher vibration, and transcended awareness to all aspects of the Taurus archetype, including the frequencies of wealth, for the coming seven years.
The theme of wealth is embedded throughout the entire New Moon signature. This month, the potential for wealth carries with it a tremendous amount of momentum. Your personal success this month depends on expanding your ideas of what wealth entails and then harnessing the momentum of true wealth in your life.
Our Taurus New Moon is bursting with the new potential of various types of wealth and expanded abundance. This includes new awareness of the ways in which wealth is all around you. During this Lunar month there’s extra support for increasing your consciousness around all the ways in which you relate to the resources in your life.
As the New Moon energies begin to expand our awareness, we’ll start noticing the difference between possessions and stewardship in our everyday lives. Even our personal relationships have the potential to transform into new levels of communion and appreciation. True wealth comes in many forms, and whatever the form, it always leads toward personal expansion.