New Moon in Taurus 2020 – Expect the Unexpected!

Expect the Unexpected!

New Moon in Taurus  Thurs 23 April 2020, exact at 12.25pm Queensland time (AEST) at 3 degrees Taurus 

Supermoon Full Moon in Scorpio  Thurs 7 May 2020, exact at 8.45pm Queensland time (AEST) at 17 degrees Scorpio

Skywatching  Venus can be still be seen as the Evening Star twinkling in the western sky after sunset, but she’ll be progressively lower in the sky from when she turns retrograde on 13 May. Venus and Mercury are visible together in the west in the early evening for a few days either side of 22 May when they’ll be at their closest.  Jupiter, Saturn and Mars rise in the east around midnight, then can be seen higher in the sky as the night progresses.

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Wow there is so much going on this lunar month!!!

We have 4 planets turning retrograde – Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto, and the North Node changes signs, signifying a significant shift in our collective spiritual focus.  Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto go retro every year, but now they’re all so close together that it’ll feel like one huge intensified energy blast!  It’s far less common for Venus to go retrograde, so this is an unusual time where we’ll be reconnecting with old friends and lovers – some of whom my come out of the woodwork looking to reconnect!

For those of you into the deeper Astrology of what’s going on right now, I’ve shared some in-depth analyses on my Chirone Shakti-Stargazer Astrology Facebook page, so head over there if you want to find out more!

I’m working exclusively online now, so if you feel in need of guidance in these challenging times, know that I’m here and available for sessions as usual.  Just book online through my website and I’ll be in touch to arrange appointment times – whether Astrology Consultations or Holistic Therapy sessions.

Lastly I have an online workshop coming up, exploring the fascinating Cycles of Venus: all you’ve ever wanted to know about this mysterious dual planet!  Discover whether you’re a Morning Star or Evening Star Venus and what it all means.  Register now!

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2TaurusThe New Moon in Taurus on Thurs 23 April is closely configured with Uranus, which brings a flavour of surprise and revelation to this new lunar cycle.  Uranus can bring sudden shocks and is strongly associated with upsetting the status quo.  It can also bring an awakening at the level of mass consciousness.  The best advice we can give to prepare for Uranus energy is “Expect the Unexpected”.

The invitation from this New Moon in Taurus with Uranus is to bring a new awareness to our relationship with Mother Earth and our physical world.  It invites us to make a radical new departure, to begin a new cycle connecting deeply with the land, appreciating the abundance of Nature, acknowledging the sacred beauty of the Earth and embodying this by stepping into our protective role as her guardians. 

Uranus - Iceland StormUranus in Taurus has been sparking a mass awakening to how we’ve been destroying the Earth’s pristine environment – think Extinction Rebellion for a start.  The COVID-19 pandemic, ironically, is highlighting how quickly some of this damage can be reversed, when there’s the political imperative to do so – I’m sure you’ve all seen pictures of clear skies over China, the Himalayas visible in some parts of India for the first time in 30 years, wildlife returning to now-quiet parts of the countryside, and rivers running clear again without factory effluent.   For a look at the general implications of Uranus in Taurus, read my blogpost from May 2018.

At a personal level, this New Moon (and this whole lunar month) is an excellent time for some pampering and indulgence!  As an Earth sign, Taurus is patient and grounded, with an appreciation of the finer things in life. Taurus is highly sensuous and has a love of luxury, so feel free to indulge your senses now, as best you can in self-isolation!

Taurus is associated with security in its many forms – emotional, material and financial – and this need for security (or more accurately, the fear of lack of security) can give rise to the sign’s tendency towards possessiveness and material accumulation.  Use the energies of this lunar month to explore your own security needs and your own relationship with abundance.

If your birthday falls close to this New Moon, within a day either side, you are likely to be strongly affected as it marks a year of new beginnings in your life, particularly with regard to your sense of identity and your purpose in life.

The New Moon falls at 3 degrees Taurus.  If you have points in your birth chart close to this degree (within one degree), expect the part of your life associated with that energy (eg relationships for Venus) to begin a significant new cycle.

The New Moon is exact at 12.25pm AEST.  Remember to set your New Moon intentions in the following 24 hrs. 


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