By Abby Cahoone May 15th, 2018
Happy new moon everyone, a brand new lunar cycle is beginning and man am I ready for it! This new moon in the sign of Taurus is going to lend us a great service in helping us in what most of us need a lot of... GROUNDING. So let's see what this next lunar cycle might have in store for us!
You are building a foundation to stand on
The new moon in this Earth sign is likely going to searching for anything secure and stable and in this process you are going to be guided to go within. Outside circumstances can be great in assisting us in feeling grounded but ultimately this has to come from us. Trust me, when you find that inner strength and stability and power that you DO hold, you will realize just what sort of power you hold in circumstances where you once thought you had none.
When our foundation is weak we falter, we doubt, fears come up, whereas when we are secure with where we stand (in ourselves hint hint) the likelihood of self doubt and fears holding us back becomes much smaller. And you will find when you are secure with you and who you are and where you are, when the winds of change blow we can much more easily navigate them. Are you ready for these changes?
Lean in to the Change
Change, that little word that holds enough power to make even the seemingly strongest person cringe. The truth is we don't always like change, a lot of it is because of fear of the unknown, but change can be the best thing that ever happens to us and this new moon is sure to bring a shift or two for you.
One thing worth asking yourself today is "what can I change?" you may have a habit, a relationship, or something in your life that needs some revamping, or that might need to make an exit altogether. Pay attention to what is uncomfortable to you right now because that is going to indicate to you what needs the most work. When we take the reigns and start shifting things on our own it feels so much better than when the rug gets pulled out from underneath you! You always have the ability to navigate the changes you endure, being okay with things moving and shifting is a really good way to stay on top of these changes whatever they may be for you.
Some things may start shifting for you before you feel as though you are ready to let go, embrace, or move through them. Remember that even through some uncomfortable circumstances, they do not last forever and if we pay attention they teach us SO much more about ourselves than we previously knew.
When we fight the current we grow tired and feel defeated after a very short time. Sometimes it is best to surrender to what is happening and let what needs to unfold for us unfold once and for all!
Now is a great time to take stock in what is comfortable for you. It may be a person, music, a habit life exercise or writing or singing, or taking a walk. Whatever you find that makes you feel comfortable and secure, take note of that now. It is great to have something to go back to when you need that extra feeling of comfort in your life!
Plant Seeds of Intention
One of the BEST parts of the new moon is that it is a clean slate and new beginnings are abounds for all! We might as well embrace that change and use it to our benefit right? This is a really good time to set intentions for what you wish to bring about more of in your life.
One of my favorite rituals the night of the new moon is to write down all of the things I know do not serve me (whether they are thought patterns, habits, relationships, viewpoints, etc.) and burn them under the night sky.
After doing this I write down everything I wish to bring more of into my life with INTENTION (new opportunities, new relationships, more abundance, more love energy, etc. writing things specifically like "I intend to meet new people aligned with my way of living" or something along those lines.). I then reread my list and get myself into that feeling state of having everything I want and having it all unfold in its perfect time for me. Then you can either:
- Physically plant this list in the ground or in a flower pot- literally planting these seeds of intention.
- Burn this list and spread the ashes (the seeds) under the night sky/ new moon.
This is a really fun way to consciously bring about changes you actually want!
Tarot Insight for this New Moon
The Daughter of swords lays all of her cards out on the table and stands atop them. With nothing to hide she has nothing to fear- she is unique, direct, and because of this powerful.
During this new lunar cycle strive to be as much of yourself as you can, this is where your power lays because in being your own self and standing your own ground you become a support system for yourself. Instead of looking for outside validation you will find it is all the more comforting to find validation in yourself. That sort of self assurance and love is unwavering, it will not go anywhere once you connect with it!
There may be a lot happening around you but in keeping calm, cool, and collected, being able to be open minded and listen to others intently you will find navigating even the rockiest changes a breeze!
Remember for anything going on there is always a "simplest solution", there is ALWAYS an easy way out, and you can find that by not letting yourself get caught up in head games and letting circumstances control your every emotion. You ARE the ground you walk on, the more sure of yourself you can be, the better!
I hope y'all have an epic new moon in Taurus!
Love and Light,
About the Author
Abby is a Reiki Master, Intuitive tarot card reader, Guided meditation teacher, and studies the law of attraction with hopes of spreading what she has learned, along with her intuitive talents, to help empower people.
It is her goal to help people tap in to their own ability to create an amazing life for themselves and help wake them up to the amazing connection to the Universe that we all have.