So, I want to focus on two things: this new moon (naturally) and our relationship to drawing in abundance. Because a new moon in Taurus is simply perfect for starting works of prosperity & abundance. It can also open the door for us to explore our relationship to havingness and what abundance looks like to us.
How often do we get in the way of our own success?
How do you even define what success is?
I think our popular cultures definition of success is a bottomless pit, an abyss, an itch that will never be satisfied by our own scratching. I believe, this is because our dominant cultures idea of success is rooted in well, capitalism, but also void of real substance.
Perhaps we have wild ambitions, or perhaps they are humble. For the latter, I think there is often a push or a pressure of the expectation we are to want more.
Sometimes our wantings are humble, and maybe there's a shame in that.
Or simply shame in wanting at all.
Name the shame. Call it out. It really can't hide when you've brought it out into the light.
From Saturday through Monday, will be a wonderful time to work with these ideas. To release ideas and thoughts that get in our way, allow them to open the way forward and to invite in abundance and loving prosperity.
Our collective card for this new moon is right on.
The Two of Swords
This speaks rather directly to where we're at for this new moon and how to address blockages around this sense of abundance and havingness that such a fertile new moon can bring.
In this card the moon is new and waxing, and a person sits with their arms crossed, their eyes blindfolded.
Nothing can come in, nothing can go out.
While this positioning can feel peaceful for a small time, it can generate stagnation. This is a rigid and defensive place to be. Swords can play upon our fears, and what this card can bring up is a fear of shifting change. A fear of releasing limiting ideas.
Swords, which are powerful tools are an instrument of fear here. They say, "if you come near me I will strike you down."
It's time to lay the swords down, re-purpose their usefulness and allow for an in and outflow of revitalizing energy.
To give, we need to allow ourselves to receive.
To receive, we need to allow ourselves to give.
A loving reciprocal exchange.
Please read for your rising sign and sun sign. You can find you rising sign by putting in you time, date, and place of birth to websites such as astro.com or googling a free natal chart generator.
3 of Pentacles
Perhaps above all the other signs, this will be of significant note for your work, possessions and how you acquire abundance. The thread to follow here is your collaborative efforts and how you work with and for others. Are you impeded? Aries energy does not stand for things getting in their way. Look for the way that is open. Fighting, even as much as you love it, will not help. Find and align yourself with those who support the work you're meant to be doing.
Page of Pentacles
This is your moon to begin anew, completely. Peel back the layers to your most true core and turn your attention to making manifest your desires. The Page of Pentacles, this moon exalted in your sign, is prime for calling in, tending and making yourself open to the abundance you desire and deserve. Revel in this, be open, get curious.
4 of Pentacles
You are very directly being asked to release limiting ideas around receiving what abundance looks like to you. There are matters to heal, so that the way is open and breathing life into a new space you're creating at this time. Something must end, be seen and released to touch on new pathways that activate your hearts purpose. Holding on can be comforting, releasing what we know can be frightening. Trust in this process of letting go to receive.
6 of Cups
Your abundance may be connected to someone specific, to a group, to an idea of something you long for. This connection looks like security, a safe space, an open but well protected heart. You may need to get your hands dirty to uncover these riches , but it isn't in the negative sense, its in the sense that we find the most profound nourishment from the soil, from planting new and tending to new seeds - this will ripple out into community. Trust those, human and non-human who you are in a deeply loving spiritual bond.
7 of Pentacles
This is the long game, Leo. Something you may have started from last cycle, or a few cycles ago, comes around again. Breathe in some new life, pluck out the "weeds" and keep an eye out for what may be making a meal of your hard work. You might not be prompted to start anything new, but work on what you've already got. This is the best place to put your energy at this time. This is especially important in terms of your career and established structures in your life at this time.
9 of Swords
An unpleasant scene or experience is at the front for you right now. The air is heavy and thoughts can be piercing and jagged. You may be weeping for something you'd so strongly felt for. A loss. The point here is to transmute this whole experience into a learning process, to make a medicine of what otherwise might look like a poison. You are contracting now, but with this moon, find release and expansion for this pain.
A time of doubt or indecision may have been right behind you before you made the move to merge with another, another space, a place, something deeply significant for you. Last full moon was the highlight, perhaps a bit tense. Now, you may release and relax. The Sun warms and shoos away the cold in your bones and invites in an openness. Be where the sun bestows its blessings an find yourself rooted there.
Ace of Swords
The truth of a situation in matters of how you interrelate with others is now coming into the clear. Contracts that bind should be cut away and new ones foraged where you can feel freedom. Obfuscation may still lurk as the pathway through the forest is dimly lit. Stars shine on the steel of your blade, giving hints to the path you must cut out for yourself. This is not easy work, but will end in victory.
6 of Swords
If something hasn't been working for you, if you've found yourself in rough and choppy waters, it may be time to move along and move away from those disruptions. A desire to tend to, see through and care for something can be at the front of your mind... but not at the expense of your well being. Give, but do not give where you cannot. There is a shift happening, settle into it, allow the current to carry you forth. You're about to chart new territory, relax into it.
The most supreme of blessings upon you this cycle. You already know how to do the hard work, the ground is absolutely ripe, the waters are flowing, the wind gentle and perfect. Lean into the delicious abundance of this time and cycle. Above all, in order to receive this, you must relax! You must allow rest and delight in earthly things. This can be a tall order for the hardest worker in the zodiac. This is directly connected to your abundance. Give in!
King of Pentacles
Time to touch in on matters around the home, where your roots are, and your work that needs to be done here. A home is a place where beauty and ideas are incubated, it gives you a base with which to work from and be grounded in. Confidence, focus and determination in how you tend to your immediate space, the lands around you, will be reflected in your work and impression on the world. Much of what you work on from here, has high capacity to bring you stability, good income and richness in life.
Ace of Cups
Your generous well of giving is at the front this moon. Communicate your needs, beautify the air around you with your words, share them. Connect deeply with those right around you. From this can come a flow of creativity whereupon you receive the blessings of loving abundance. Keep your hand open, but do be mindful of what comes and goes from it. Keep what nourishes and roots you, discard what brings disorder, disconnect and chaos.