New Moon in Taurus at 28 degrees on May 19, 2023, at 8:53 AM PDT; 11:53 AM EDT
Welcome to the second New Moon of the 2023 Zodiac Year in Taurus. This New Moon lunar cycle is occurring in conjunction with the karmic degree of Fate at 28 degrees. This is your time to empower your field of dreams to allow your garden of desires to root deeply into the material world.
At the time of the New Moon, there are six planets in Taurus, including the King, Jupiter. Together, Jupiter and Uranus want to shift, change, and recalibrate your connection to divine abundance and feel safe and secure in the world. The North Node leads the charge forward to be in sync with Nature and the Elemental world. The Earth in the 3rd dimension has been disconnected from the magical awareness of Spirit in the world. The Earth in the 5th dimension is Tara, a place of ever-pleasant weather, and eternal Spring. The Earth exists in this way due to the 5th-dimensional quality of Unconditional Love.
This lunar cycle is about returning to the Garden of Delight where you are atonement with all of Nature. This is where you see life as sentient, conscious, and alive with intelligence. Say hello to the trees, the birds, and the bees. Call upon the Elemental world to make itself known. Leave gifts for the gnomes, faeries, and the like. Taurus reminds you to be patient and to wait for the return answer to your call outward inviting the Magic to return to your everyday life.
Mars opposite Pluto RX: Conflict or Empowerment?
This New Moon cycle contains a Fixed Square with Pluto, Mars, and the Lunar Nodes. This combination is like nuclear fuel for transmuting the South Node in Scorpio as it passes through its final degrees. Pluto is ruled by The Judgement card in the Tarot and it feels like this is a clarion call to awaken souls from their unconscious slumber. This unconscious slumber is the repeated cycle of incarnating over and over and not being able to transcend earthly world karma.
When Pluto and Mars oppose each other, this transit has a powerful energy that can activate the innate primal fight, flight, or freeze responses. The key to working with this transit is to channel any aggressive urges into the transformative nature of Scorpio’s phoenix rising from ashes. Redirect this energy into doing physical exercise or intense creativity. If you have a project you are determined to complete, tap into this wellspring of masculine energy to get it done!
Mars is the ancient ruler of Scorpio and at the time of the New Moon, he was positioned at 29 degrees Cancer, the karmic degree of Fate. Mars in Cancer is in its “Fallen” state, meaning that Cancer is the sign that Mars is the most unhappy. Reach into your Capricorn-ruled House (Cancer’s opposing sign) to activate the exalted energy needed to nurture Mars, thus ending a very old cycle of karmic reincarnation. In harmonic Water trine to Neptune at 27 degrees Pisces, Mars is being given heavenly gifts from other realms of unconditional love. Tune into how you can take the ordinary way of life and turn it into an extraordinary way of living and being.
Pluto Retrograde is at 0 degrees Aquarius and is heading back toward 29 degrees Capricorn soon. Pluto will be in harmonic Earth trine to the Sun and Moon in Taurus. Pluto is the modern ruler of Scorpio and wants to give you new opportunities to change and transform. But first, you have to clean up old karmic residue in the areas that Capricorn rules in life – like the patriarchy, government, institutional rules, and regulations. The “Good ‘Ole Boys” club and the cigar smoke on Wall Street will have to go. That old energy doesn’t fit in the Aquarian way of life. It is no longer about helping yourself but moreso helping others first.
Chiron in Aries and the South Node in Scorpio are both ruled by Mars. Venus lends her healing abilities to optimize Mars with the nurturing power of the Divine Mother. Venus is the key signature energy in 2023 as her upcoming retrograde cycle at the end of July urges the rising of the Divine Feminine worldwide.
Karmic New Moon of Destiny: 28 Taurus
Two Cobblers working at a table
To optimize our own achievements and joy, we need the wisdom of others.
The New Moon and Sun are hard at work making sure that you have everything you need to succeed in life. In order to achieve a level of success that is satisfying to your soul, you need a keen eye and sharp intelligence to focus on your specific outcome. This is a great time to sharpen your skills by becoming an Apprentice and working with a wise Master in the area of your yearning. Together the master and student can both find joy in achieving a great dream together.
The Earth is in the opposite position and is offering you opportunities to trust in the goodness of life. Even when the world seems bleak and weary, there will always be a light at the end of the tunnel. How you can acquire this level of faith and trust, you must develop a powerful sense of balance in every area of your life. Balance is key to finding peace and contentment with who you are and what is happening around you.
Venus appears again as a force of Nature to bring both the sacred back into your way of life and nurture your soul to find a level of harmonic balance that empowers and improves your overall state of well-being. It’s a fabulous energy to tap into ~ give it a go!
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