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New Moon in Taurus

Hello my lovelies, it’s that wonderful time again: New Moon!

The New Moon this month is in Taurus, and is a time for change and new starts. Although the New Moon is always a time for fresh beginnings, the inclusion of Taurus means that this is the ideal time to set goals and start new challenges.

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Taurus is all about stability and security, especially around finances, family and the home, and so you can be confident that any changes are happening for your greater good, and will have a positive end result. Uranus moves into Taurus on the 15th May, bringing with it a powerful energetic shift which you can harness and use to your advantage!

Many of us look externally for security;  a nice home, good wages and a nice car. All of these things are nice and important (I’ve been hankering for a new Audi for longer than I care to admit,) but it is important to remember that true security comes from within. When you start to accept yourself internally, warts and all, your sense of security shifts, and this has a recognisable impact on your surroundings. How to gain this inner stability?

Accept that everything changes.

Sounds counterproductive right? Finding stability by accepting change? I’ve finally lost the plot.

Except I haven’t.

Once you accept that everything changes and that nothin is permanent, once you stop taking change personally, you regain control over your mojo.

The world changes. People are born and die, in every town and city and country and era of history. the only thing constant is change.

Benjamin Franklin told us that the only certainty in life is death and taxes. Whilst he was correct in his wonderful cynicism, he forgot one other certainty: change.

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When a surfer approaches a hairy looking wave, they don’t suddenly turn away and try to avoid it: doing so would be stupid at best, dangerous at worst. They ride it out.

A tree in the middle of a field which becomes a housing estate which becomes a city doesn’t cease to shed its leaves, stand bare, grow new life and turn golden year after year. It carries on the cycle, going with the changes which surround it.

The tide doesn’t change just because the world does, or the coastline erodes, or the beach becomes polluted. For millions of years, the tide has continued to ebb and flow in its natural rhythm, and it will continue for millions of years after humans are a distant memory of the Universe.

Once we learn to accept this change, to ride the wave, to adapt seamlessly to the constant world around us, we can harness the power, and that is a bonus of this New Moon.

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Taurus is about finding stability and security, and a New Moon promises change. Reconciling these two aspects is tricky, but doing so can have a profound impact on your life. Start small. Notice your thoughts. How are you responding to a situation? Are you resisting it? Will resisting change anything? Is there anything you can do? By simply observing what you are thinking, feeling and responding, you are gaining power, and learning to let go just a little more.

We have no control over the things which happen to us; we can only control the way in which we react to them.

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So this New Moon, and thereafter, catch a wave. Go with the flow. And see what happens.

Stay wild moon child,

J x

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