New Moon [3 Taurus 24]
London – April 23, 2020 (03:26 GMT +1)
New York – April 22, 2020 (22:26 GMT -4)
Sydney – April 23, 2020 (13:26 GMT +10)
We are heading towards the New Moon, which this month takes place in Taurus, one of the earth signs. In traditional astrology, the Moon is exalted in Taurus, i.e. the Moon is comfortable here.
Earth sign Taurus is a safe harbour for the emotional, changeable Moon, a place it feels protected, safe and secure. Taurus rules food, produce, money, art and nature and the Moon in Taurus not only caters for your basic needs but allows wiggle room for delicious treats and serious indulgences.
The Uranus Factor
This, however, is a special New Moon because it’s conjunct Uranus, the planet of change. Uranus in Taurus is the earth-shaker, bringing fresh, dynamic planetary energy and adding something new to star sign Taurus.
Therefore, this week’s New Moon has added excitement. It’s not your traditional New Moon in Taurus, a symbol of steady and well-planned new beginnings.
What Does It Mean?
Here’s what to think about with the current astrological symbolism. Uranus in Taurus might take away your safe base, your anchor, your roots. If this is true for you, this New Moon presents an opportunity to rethink where your values lie, what security means to you and your money strategy moving forwards. Events this week could necessitate a fresh start and a re-evaluation of your current situation.
Or, another possibility, you’ve been digging in your heels around a change in your life that you know is overdue or you dearly want to initiate. Yet, you’ve been held back or you’re holding back.
If this is true for you, consider the symbolism of the New Moon activated by Uranus and this is your chance to take a leap of faith. Do something wild and crazy, break out of your comfort zone, alter your routine.
If you’re launching a project on this New Moon or setting new intentions, be aware that they could take off like a rocket as your ideas go viral. Uranus rules technology, revolution, itchy feet and a freedom-loving spirit.
Uranus refuses to bow down to convention but instead walks its own path. Bear this in mind too, during this mid-week period of active, exciting and dramatic astrology. If you’re in need of a fresh start, a chance to turn to a new page in your book of life, here’s your opportunity.
Ideally, wait until you see the crescent moon in the sky to leap into action. Then, make your wish. However, if you’re already feeling those New Moon vibes, what are you waiting for? It’s time to get things moving.
It also feels appropriate that it’s the New Moon in Taurus falling close to Earth Day – April 22nd. Uranus in Taurus is already telling us we need to change the way we tend to and care for our earth.
The Saturn Factor
Saturn entered Aquarius on March 22nd and this month, the two planets are in square aspect. The aspect never perfects but this is preparing us for a major clash between these two planets throughout 2021.
We can already see what this square is about; both Saturn and Uranus are co-rulers of Aquarius, the star sign ruling society, community and togetherness. It’s the sign of the future, new technologies and invention.
Uranus in Taurus is bringing change to the structures of life, our food, what we produce, our economy. Saturn in Aquarius is a key symbol for the lockdown situation and social (Aquarius) distancing (Saturn).
The current changes in our world require us to adapt and move into a new future together. This is rarely easy, which is why you would expect the two planets representing the old (Saturn) and the new (Uranus) to be in conflict, i.e. a square aspect.
Yes, this is a time for new beginnings and many of us are having to completely rethink our future path, personally and collectively. Be reflective, accept the reality and limits of your current situation and work within what’s possible.
Here’s a quick reminder which areas of life are under the spotlight of the New Moon (read both your Sun Sign and your Ascendant Sign):
- Aries – money & values
- Taurus – personal goals & self image
- Gemini – solitude & secrets
- Cancer – friends & wider society
- Leo – career & status
- Virgo – travel & study
- Libra – joint finances & sexuality
- Scorpio – love & relationships
- Sagittarius – job & health
- Capricorn – birth i.e. kids, love, creative project
- Aquarius – home & family
- Pisces – local community & ideas