Happy New Moon in Taurus, Fellow Travellers!
This New Moon comes at an especially intense time astrologically. It’s been a challenging Spring, to say the least, with the powerful energies of Saturn and Pluto retrograde. Now Uranus is exerting its power over us, encouraging one of the biggest transformations in decades. This New Moon invites us to examine our relationships — with each other, with our work, with money, and with ourselves. What can we heal? What can we release? What can we prepare to welcome in?
While the New Moon itself occurs today, May 15, we will feel its influences until mid-June. I’ve drawn cards from the beautiful Vintage Wisdom Oracle by Victoria Moseley to provide some guidance for this New Moon.
Take a moment to center yourself. Take a few deep breaths and clear your mind. When you’re ready, focus on the cards below.
Choose the card or cards that call to you. Then scroll down for your New Moon message.
Keep breathing and scrolling……
If you chose the card on the left, your card is Wisdom.
Wise Athena and Her owl are here to ask you to trust the wisdom that lies within you. Athena is said to have been blind on one side; the owl helped Her to see the whole truth. This card invites you to reflect on the wisdom you have gained throughout your life, and throughout this challenging cycle, in order to know how to best move forward. Be honest with yourself about what is True in the ultimate sense of the word. Are there hard truths you have been unwilling to see? Are there untrue stories you tell yourself about yourself, or about others, that are not serving you? How can you balance love and wisdom, which ultimately need one another to exist? In what ways can you tap into your inner Wisdom and trust your own experience, your intution, and your sense of what is True?
If you chose the center card, your card is Healing.
The apothecary offers healing elixirs to support your journey this New Moon cycle. Each promises new life and new beginnings. This card calls on you to reflect on the areas in your life that need healing and to invite that healing in. If you are resisting this healing, it is important to ask yourself why. This card also calls on you to consider your relationship with your body. How can you treat it with more love and more gentleness? If you are wanting to make lifestyle changes such as starting an exercise routine, modifying your diet, or beginning (or renewing) a spiritual practice, this card indicates that you have the support of the Universe right now. Our culture encourages us to have complicated and even dysfunctional relationships with our bodies. How can you heal your relationship with your body? What other areas of your life need healing? How can you welcome that healing in?
If you chose the card on the right, your card is Playfulness.
The playful Fae on her (highly hallucinogenic!) fly agaric mushroom encourages you to find the joy and playfulness in life this New Moon cycle. Have you gotten too serious? Are you able to find the dark cloud in any otherwise clear sky? Have you been working too hard? This card invites to you find the silly moments in the every day, to appreciate the absurdities of life, and reliquish the need to control everything. Can you find a few moments to just play and enjoy yourself? What did you like to do as a 10 year old? Can you find ways to bring that into your life now? What does it mean for you to play? If you can’t remember the last time you did something for the sheer joy of it, this card is telling you to get out and do just that. Whether it’s taking a few minutes to swing on a swing at a park, color in a coloring book, or even just laugh with a friend, it’s time to find the play in life — it’s been a serious season, and it’s time to break the tension.