A Taurus New Moon brings out our laziness and that is why I am a bit late here this month.
NEW MOON May 17 @ 9:13 pm /May 18 @ 12:13 a.m. EDT/ 4:13 am GMT @ 26 + degrees of Taurus
It is an INtense sensual in the body New Moon, with a wicked kick of potential healing and exorcising of fear around women’s sexuality and awakening Kundalini energy. We are riding the bull and riding the snake. Note Taurus and Scorpio opposition.
All New Moon’s are new intentions. We are back where it all began in the dark VOID of all potential.
New Moons were traditionally the time for all women to be menstruating in the world. Before electric lights threw women’s natural rhythms off, women always bled in synchronicity with the Moon’s cycles. All the women were gathered in the Red tent, the moon lodge, yurt, cave or temple. This was the holiest of holy times. The word Tabu originally meant sacred. The women would bleed onto their mother the earth giving back the life-giving blood which creates all life.
The New Moon is exactly on the star with the blackest reputation of all ALGOL, Medusa’s head. A very DARK delicious New MOON indeed. This star symbolizes the patriarch’s greatest fear of women’s sexuality, of her sacred menstrual blood and her erotic power to destroy a man’s ego with sacred sexuality. Which is what he fears and what he needs most to touch soul.
Fixed star expert Diana K. Rosenberg says the star is associated with ” Violence, beheading, hanging, choking, asphyxiation, electrocution, murder, mob violence.” so be aware of this over the next month.
This very physical Taurus New Moon will take us deep into the darkness of the caves within ourselves where we create our own realities. We will have to battle the shadow, the monster, the dragon, the Gorgon, our personal shadows in whatever form it manifests.
Medusa was originally an Amazon warrioress from Lybia. Her dreadlocks or snakes symbolize her spiritual or Kundalini transformative powers. Women warriors were fighting back against the advancing Patriarchy.
This sacred force which rises form the base of the spine up the chakras to the head awakens cosmic consciousness. This powerful regenerative force has always been symbolized by a snake and many cultures revered -or like Christianity and Judaism feared snakes for this reason. Kundalini energy clears old traumas, and brings enlightenment. Sacred sexuality, symbolized by the snakes was the major initiation path that men received in the Holy Temples of the Goddess, which all women served at before they married. Especially after war this rite was Holy to clear the men from profane bloodshed which we now call P.T.S. D. into sacredness and oneness again.
Read my articles on awakening Kundalini energy on the Cosmic Intelligence Agency site
Algol has many symbols yet she has a Saturn- Jupiter ruling. This star also has positive attributes. Capulus the star proceeding Algol is the handle of the sword which Perseus used to cut off the demons head. But if you know the story it was using the mirror which enabled Perseus to get close enough to slay the demon. ALgol is not Lillith do not get them confused.
The name Algol comes from the Arabic for ghoul or demon. It also means alcohol which Muslims are forbidden to drink. As Psychologist Carl Jung realized the word alcohol or spirit is the same name as spirituality. The soul speaks in metaphors and puns as it does in dreams.The thirst for alcohol to quench emotional pain is an outer bandage against the pain when what the soul needs to heal is spiritual healing.
Algol points out our need to escape from pain through drugs, TV, sex, money power, shopping, whatever your drug of choice is. That escapism is fear and a refusal to listen to the inner pain for the soul’s cry for healing and redemption by the Source.
With Mercury turning Retrograde May 18 we will definitely be looking back, looking inwards.
Use this New Moon to Full Moon time to
ensure that you are in your body and that your heads are not separated from our entire beings. Taurus energy is brave and we can ride the bull to stubbornly face our shadows, by seeing them reflected everywhere. By doing the great work we will be less critical, rejecting, racist, and we can learn to give the demon the love it is truly needing. We will learn to love ourselves as or neighbour.
Women need to embrace their sacred menstrual blood and their bleeding times as Holy, to be in their bodies. The modern Red Tent movement is hugely successful as it reminds woman of what they need to be whole. Start at this New Moon.
Mercury Retrograde is square Neptune
this is the perfect time to see how faded out people are. How little you are in touch with your body instincts and reality and to change this.
Mars in Gemini is also square Neptune
We can use the sharpness of Mars in our minds to cut through the denial and deal with our addictions.
Venus opposite PLUTO over the next week is very powerful.
Unconscious family power struggles erupting, secret love affairs, passion, erotic fantasy, healing in the family, tenderness or power? Women struggling against the patriarchal structures.. Passive-aggressive. Stock market can be erratic.
Jupiter is Trine to URANUS
this is innovative, rebellious, high-tech, courage, over-confident,but also brings confident to be your own unique individual.
Mars is still opposite Saturn
so tread lightly. It is also involved in a large T- square of Sun conjunct Mars opposite Saturn square Neptune.
This aspect can be very positive and creative. It will be a challenge to stay on your highest heights.
GRAND AIR TRINE
North Node to Ceres in Aquarius to Mars/Mercury
CERES is the great Mother and all heroes pledged fealty to HER. The north node in Libra calls for equality, fairness, balance, judiciousness, wise thinking and a big overview.
As a re-initiated Snake Priestess I will use this New Moon to convene with my Inner snake Goddess, Lilith. See video by my teacher Kathleen
This is a powerful New Moon of transformation of shedding the old skins, of bravery, solid courageousness, plodding the earth in search of beauty, sensuality and creativity.
Nourish your body, and your soul. Set new long-term intentions for 6 months from now.
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SNAKE YOGA by Kathleen Graham