Taurus New Moon tonight  April 26 is exact at 10.17 pm in Melbourne (AEST), at 6 degrees and 27 minutes of Taurus, so in it’s 7th degree. The Sabian symbol for this degree was channeled as “The Woman of Samaria at the Ancestral Well”, speaking of the meeting of the traditional past and the creative spirit pointing to the future, a new quality of being. In the Bible this was only possible when the highest form of consciousness in Jesus met someone who was already rejected from the accepted Jewish traditional teachings and was coming to him open to an urging motivated by love alone.

The Sun and Moon form a wide trine aspect to the North Node of the Moon in Virgo, which will change sign to Leo on May 10 immediately preceding the next lunation, the Scorpio Full Moon on May 11.  This represents the time when the outcomes from today’s Taurus New Moon are shown most clearly.

Mercury and Uranus are closely conjunct in Aries at the time combining the higher and lower symbols of the mind, encouraging innovative thinking and the potential to shift our awareness in unique ways.

The asteroid Demeter, the Greek Goddess equivalent to Ceres from the Roman pantheon, is merging energy with the luminaries in the same degree, encouraging us to think more about how well we are (or alternatively are not) mothering this beautiful land we stand upon.  The hypothetical point Dark Moon Lilith sits two degrees ahead of the Sun and Moon echoing the repression of the feminine energy associated with mother Earth.

The asteroid Kassandra, princess and priestess of Troy, who could make no one believe her accurate prophecies, is positioned just over two degrees ahead of the Sun and Moon.  Perhaps we can just follow our own hearts in creating what is right for out beautiful Earth, within the environment which we have control over surrounding us.

With the Sun and Moon in the sign of Taurus, the energy focus is on:
• Creating security and stability, protecting your physical interests
• Practical goals, being logical and methodical, patient and careful
• Working hard, balancing the budget, ensuring a steady income
• Physical comfort, indulging the five senses, sex
• Family and peaceful, harmonious relationships
• Losing weight, embarking on healthy exercise and diets
• Meeting single-minded persistence commitments

Any planets or points in your chart between 5 and 8 degrees of the Fixed signs, Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius will be most significantly linked to this New Moon and this can be best gleaned from your natal horoscope chart.  However if you only know your Sun Sign, then affirmations around the areas indicated on the next page are likely to be the most powerful, but some adjustment may be required to the life areas below: