The current lunar cycle began on May 6th with the New Moon in Aries. This was a starting point to a new cycle of action and direction. A rebirth of sorts.
With the inspiration of that Aries New Moon energy to plant new seeds, the Sun then moved into Taurus on May 14th. Here it carries the power of that inspired energy into the realm of Material manifestation.
Taurus is ruled by Venus which is the planet of happiness, enjoyment, sensuality and relationship. It is an Earth sign, showing its practical nature. And it is a fixed sign showing its tendency for consistency and the desire to work with what it already has rather than start new projects.
Taurus as a sign invites the experience of stability. It often seeks pleasure through connections to family, as well as through sensual enjoyment of beauty, foods, touch, rest and relaxation. Taurus is often thought of as lazy and comfort seeking, which is certainly a potential. But is also has the strength and focus of the Bull.
It isn’t so much lazy, as that it only takes action when it is truly inspired or motivated towards a particular end result which will be pleasing to it. Without that inspiration and focus is just doesn’t notice any reason to take action, and thus prefers to rest, relax and enjoy life.
As a positive force, this energy of Taurus is grounding and stabilizing. And it also encourages us to take action on our creative impulses that are inspired and will bring us pleasure and happiness in the earthly realm. So, it is a good time to take the inspirations from the Aries new moon and bring into awareness the impulses that will really make you happy and work toward them in a slow and steady way.
Venus will also transit into Taurus on May 19th. This will amplify the comfort and pleasure seeking qualities of Taurus, and will also bring themes of relationship and shared enjoyment with others into the collective awareness. So our soul’s power (Sun) and our capacity for desire and happiness (Venus) are both operating through the energy or Taurus at this time.
This will make for a strong desire towards material and sensual pleasure, and a stronger motivation towards just being comfortable.
As a force within human experience, these qualities of pleasure, comfort and stability are important for us to all connect with. But the potential challenge here is becoming so comfortable and so grounded in pleasure, inaction or in the stability of habit and routine that there is no room for growth or change.
On May 21st at 5:15 am EDT, the Full Moon in Scorpio will reach its peak. Since this is the midpoint of the lunar cycle that began in Aries, it carries forth our original impulse and motivation for new projects and action. As the Sun moves into Taurus it invites us to choose the most desirable of our impulses and encourages us to ground and enjoy. The full moon in Scorpio then reminds us of the balance needed here, which is that we must not get stuck in comfort and routine.
Instead, Scorpio Moon here connects our mind with a desire for growth and transformation at the level of our hearts and minds. It invites us to make room for change even if it may feel uncomfortable. This way we don’t become stuck and stagnant.
Where have you allowed “being comfortable” to become a predominant motivation towards habitual actions or inaction? Where has life become too routine? Where has sensual enjoyment become a form of unhealthy indulgence? And how can you feel deeper into your emotional truth and explore your insecurities and fears? How have your routines, indulgences and inaction become an unconscious pattern of avoiding your own discomforts and sabotaging your own successes, happiness and freedom?
These are the questions that the Full Moon in Scorpio invites. And with Saturn and Mars both in retrograde in Scorpio with this full moon there will be an even deeper invitation to reflect (retrograde) upon our fears and insecurities. And with Saturn also to reflect upon the passing of time and what we are truly committed to. With Mars, we are invited to reflect upon the ways we use our strength and our actions. Mars here will create potential agitation, while also allowing us to connect to the strength to transform and evolve our inner emotional fears into new possibilities and freedom.
Scorpio and Mars will also be aspecting the Sun and Venus in Taurus, which will put more pressure, anxiety and agitation into relationships and our sense of personal power. These agitations and anxiety producing energies may actually cause us to cling more tightly to pleasure and comfort as a means of “feeling good again”. So be mindful of those possible tendencies. Are you truly “enjoying life” in a way that supports, stablalizes and encourages growth and evolution? Or are you seeking pleasure and comfort to avoid feeling discomfort and experiencing change?
In other areas of the current transits, Jupiter went direct on May 9th in Leo, which will support positive forward motion around our inspired hopes, principles and sense of purpose. And Mercury will go direct in Aries on May 22nd. This will improve communications and the flow of ideas towards manifesting the recent inspiration and motivation from the New Moon in Aries.
How have you been experiencing this energy? What have you noticed recently around your own desires for comfort and your potential routines? What in life is inviting or forcing you to look at the ways that being “comfortable” has become a means to avoid growth and change?
Notice this in yourself, your friends and the world around you.
The above is a general Vedic Astrology Forecast. It discusses the shifts that are happening at the level of the Collective experience, as well as how you can use that Collective energy for your own growth and evolution.
For a detailed reading of how the Planetary cycles will impact you personally, you should schedule a private Vedic Astrology Reading.