We have a New Moon Sunday night at 26º of Taurus, right ON Fixed star Caput Algol also known as the severed head of Medusa. (For more on Medusa) This could represent a time of ambiguity between the established and comfortable order of the known and what terrifies us. But I don’t know enough about Mesusa’s myth to venture on that one. The Medieval astrologers interpreted Algol in terms of losing one’s head literally but we could also take it in the metaphorical sense.
This New Moon is happening at the end of the fixed sign of Taurus which represents the well established Spring season. Taurus is an Earth sign concerned with accumulating resources and experiencing life through the five senses. The bull has a sensual and primal nature. A New Moon is a good time to set intentions for the month ahead. Set your intentions around anything related to your physical well being and how you go about bringing comfort and ease into your physical space. It doesn’t have to be complicated, in fact simplicity is the key with Taurus (don’t lose your head over this!). It can be about creating a beautiful living space (Venus is the ruling planet of Taurus and she is in Cancer right now) or gardening projects for the coming summer season. How you go about setting up a safe oasis for yourself either externally or internally will help in how you cope with future stress.
We are moving along nicely into mutable energy, with Mercury in Gemini going retrograde on May 18 , and the Sun is going into the sign of the twins on May 21. Things that appeared to be congealed or stuck are moving ahead and soon the pace will pick up. Don’t be fooled by the apparent stillness and soak in the peace while it passes.
Nourish the body, find contentment and beauty for a moment.