The New & Full Moon Forecast: New Flower Moon in Taurus May 2015The New Moon of May, in Taurus, connects with our internal energy, not for the sake of personal validation and free self-expression only, but for a larger purpose. It calls forth that subtle place where we discover the comfort zone between our individuality and our greater consciousness—our planetary consciousness if you will. This will require of each of us a reining in of individuality, where we taste freedom so naturally.
New Moon in Taurus
The Collective Stream
The New Moon of May, in Taurus, connects with our internal energy, not for the sake of personal validation and free self-expression only, but for a larger purpose. It calls forth that subtle place where we discover the comfort zone between our individuality and our greater consciousness—our planetary consciousness if you will. This will require of each of us a reining in of individuality, where we taste freedom so naturally. As mindful beings, in maturation, we come closer to the center of a co-creative existence; where all life forms on earth matter, where all sentient and non-sentient beings collaborate respectively to heal the Earth and our wounded Social Body. In this task we are mindful that we cannot race headlong into a new consciousness or space. This goal requires intention and persistent mindfulness in order to grant us the peace we seek.
Virginia Woolf suggested that one good description of love is this: It destroys one’s loneliness. By surrendering some measure of our individuality, perhaps we enter into a greater community mindset. I believe we do. Just at the point of bursting free, we rein ourselves in; we sacrifice; we join forces and become the greater good we desire. That is new moon work to cherish. That is new-made love and commitment.
The Sabian Symbol for this New Moon at 27 degrees Taurus reads:
An Old Indian Woman Selling The Artifacts Of Her Tribe To Passers-By.
Keynote: Peaceful adaptation to collective needs.
Dane Rudhyar writes: We see the quiet and smiling face of an old Indian woman offering for sale the traditional products of her tribal cultures. She too is functioning within the culture which has been sustaining her activity through long life, bringing to her personal peace and inner contentment. In old age, the poser of the collectivity once more reasserts itself, overcoming the perhaps wearying effort man makes to assert his uniqueness and individual character. The individual peacefully reintegrates itself into the psychic matrix of the group and culture, in serene ADJUSTMENT to the vital needs of the whole of which he sees himself as a fleeting part.
One can oversimplify anything, of course, yet it is mostly true that new moons are moons of the mind, while full moons are moons of the body.
Those of us who are awake or waking up know that we’re all afflicted when one aspect of society suffers or is burdened with the unexpected disaster. The same is true for our connection to Nature. All of us carry t collective consciousness within our body, and even when we’re not so aware, it is present.
Offering the parts of Self that hold Value i.e. artifacts of the Soul creates an apt metaphor for each of us under this new moon in Taurus. As we feel our emotions threatening to burst out of our bodies and fly away, we can counter effectively with root connection to Gaia, for in this new moon, the trees and their roots are our greatest allies. No matter the whirling dervish inside, like the trees and roots, Taurus-ground us into the earth.
The new moon can unleash the shadow, and immediately we begin the process of reining it in, of making peace with it and transforming it. Our work will be done just in time for the next full moon, an investigation better left to another missive. It’s enough now to know that under the new moon’s cunning smile, that the shadow of the collective is not Out There…it is within each of us, and it is does NOT spell doom. Let the star-storm sweep through you. You are growing, getting ever closer to all –knowing. Breathe.