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If I had to sum up this New Moon day, including the non-Lunar related aspects, I’d call it Healing Through Instinct. This is the form of instinct that knows our wounds, and so our needs, that is aligned with our ideals, highest values, and most sacred feelings, and that calls upon both inner wisdom and personal authority (the latter in the form of both a sense of understanding and an awareness of one’s domain). This is the inner voice that speaks for the Soul, and for your truest intentions; it’s not always easy to tell it from the voices we’ve incorporated from caretakers and authorities, or that express contrary and Self-destructive impulses, but today, we can be assured that the inner voice, the inner impulse, is very much our own, and expressing in concert with our highest aims, to make some sort of New Moon new start, one with a Taurean flavor and so likely having a material aspect or impact.
The Sun and Moon meet at 14 Taurus 10, at 3:44 PM PDT of the 4th. The New Moon as a singular occurrence is very much a conscious one; it’s the accompanying non-Lunar aspects that add subtlety and instinct to an already intuition-raising event. The event itself makes a semi-sextile to Vesta, a novile to Chiron, and forms apex to a Finger of God with base of Pallas-Ceres. The contact to Vesta insures we are aware of our values specifically because either the origins of the New Moon event or the event itself contrast mildly with our stated, conscious standards; this requires a confrontation with the primal wound, and shows (via the novile) a genuinely brilliant way this can be healed.
As the apex of the Finger, the New Moon is in some way the outcome of knowledge or facts (Sagittarius) that support or express our personal position of responsibility or authority (Ceres) and that then engages in cooperation or exchange of this wisdom or practical information with others (Pallas in Libra). This New Moon may manifest as an event of inner healing that has an unusual external component; this healing is facilitated by the partner or well-meaning others, in some way utilizing the acquisition and sharing of knowledge, and the clever way it discomfits our values and beliefs, challenging us to re-shape them, just slightly, in order to fit their real-world expression.The Sabian symbol for the New Moon is, ‘Head Covered With A Rakish Silk Hat, Muffled Against The Cold, A Man Braves A Storm’. In this instance, I take the symbol to be an example of how to face what comes up at the New Moon: even if it’s difficult or uncomfortable (the storm), one should not only dress for the occasion (be prepared) but should take a daring, confident, and even playful approach to trouble, which in this case is likely the wound that needs healing and the circumstances that brought it forward. That is, don’t take yourself or your problems too seriously; a sense of proportion and humor will bring benefits and spark inventive solutions that aren’t available to those who are reverent of themselves.
(Add to the New Moon influence the perfection of Juno and Venus novile Sedna, Mercury parallel Sedna and sesq Ceres)
For those born with the Sun at 14 Taurus. Check your natal chart for the correct Sun degree (you may want to read both the degree number and the one that follows, if you have minutes on your Sun position–that offers a more complete picture of your year ahead). The year offers you a fresh emotional start, dear Taurus–will you take it? Or will you insist stubbornly that the course you are already on is the only smart way to go? Because that wouldn’t be smart at all. See this coming Solar year as a chance to start fresh with yourself, and to re-make your relationships in the image of your highest ideals. What you find sacred should be your guide–but again, don’t be stuck, be willing to admit when those things you are honoring by rote no longer make sense–and as well, admit what in your life needs to be added to the pantheon, to be given more regard than it is right now. Good luck!
I concur with some of this, it makes sense in accordance with my Venus at 15 Taurus, I feel like Ive been getting ready to relax, indulge in the luxury of a few home comforts and just genuinely “have a ball”, fine tuning every expression of myself to ensure I am at my “finest” in both in good humour and manners (healthy atitutude) because when it comes down to it, I have to live with myself lol, observing the extremes of where I actually dont feel good enough at the level of my inestimable worth or self esteem and where I am inclined to act like lady muck or “behave like a princess” or prima donna etc etc, and doing my best to find the happy medium I feel comfortable with & attune to it, without giving cause for others to feel uncomfortable. It has been a very interesting exercise and already today, less than a day before the New Moon, I am seeing 7 experiencing just how valuable that has been. It doesnt have me feeling over confident at all, but I do feel more self assured that I can trust myself to be moderate and not go to either of those extremes, because no matter the debate, if I do, I have immediately lost? I also have a Venus ruled chart & as I have been subjected to bullying and abuse for much of my past life, I can see how Ive been learning honest diplomacy while avoiding people pleasing tactics, little by little all the way, often the hard way, but hey I learned didnt I? Just because of constant vicitimisation doesnt seal my fate that I will become an eternal victim…. ah the irony hahahaha!
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John Spirko said:
Maybe this might shed a bit of light:
From the book, “Hymns to an Unknown God,” Sam Keen, pages 282-284
Metanoia: Reowning Shadow and Radiance.
“Metanoia—turning around to face the darkness within the self, reclaiming our projections, and repenting of our self-righteousness—is an ongoing discipline of the spiritual life.
There is a sentimental illusion abroad, fostered by some New Age and religious science thought, that being spiritual means having only positive thoughts, being filled with sweetness and light, and maintaining a constant state of high self-esteem. The habit of self-congratulation—every day in every way I am getting better and better—belongs more to motivation-training seminars for salesmen than it does for the moral realism of the spiritual life.
The practice of metanoia involves a gradual disarming of the personality. The best reason to love our enemies is that ‘they’ hold up a mirror in which ‘we’ may see the reflection of our disowned self. Our enemies hold the secret, the missing dark treasure, that we need to become whole and true
I thought what I was doing was shedding light on a particular event, the New Moon. Not sure how this applies, as there’s no element of Self-congratulation addressed.
John Spirko said:
ack… stupid program… here’s the rest of the quote:
Here is the way the Christian mystic François Fénelon (1651-1715) described the process of reowning the shadow and radiance:
“As light increases, we see ourselves to be worse than we thought. We are amazed at our former blindness as we see issuing forth from the depths of our heart a whole swarm of shameful feelings, like filthy reptiles crawling from a hidden cave. We never could have believed that we had harboured such things, and we stand aghast as we watch them gradually appear. But we must neither be amazed nor disheartened. We are not worse than we were; on the contrary, we are better. But while our faults diminish, the light by which we see them waxesbrighter and we are filled with horror. Bear in mind, for your comfort that we can only perceive our malady when the cure begins.”
John Spirko said:
As you pointed out, the new moon as inner healing, along with what she was expressing as the awareness of finding middle ground between extremes. I’d say she is on a path of discovery and healing.