This month the New Moon is exact in Taurus at 9:31 pm PDT on Sunday May 17th (Monday May 18th, 4:14 am GMT). Taurus is the stable growth of the zodiac, this New Moon creates a powerful moment to look at patterns and routines and see what needs to change to foster continued growth. Taurus is the collector, the resource genius; this Moon illuminates the physical nature of what we are building. Time is money, health is invaluable, and if the end goal isn’t happiness, then what are we working towards? Our competitive, comparative nature comes out under these stars as well. Now more than ever we can see how our Path is different than those who came before, and even those walking along side us.
Just after the New Moon peaks and beings to rebuild Mercury moves into a retrograde pattern, lasting from May 18th to June 11th. Mercury retrograde has a bad reputation, but retreat can be advantageous; step back and reiterate your position. This particular retrograde happens while Mercury is in Gemini. Mercury in Gemini opens the floodgate of communication and information. This Gemini inspired retrograde gives us pause to look at results; understand connections and correlations; review what we’ve just accomplished. Take another look at recent facts and ideas that have come to light. Review your communications, double check your responses, notice where you reacted before you understood the situation fully. Mercury Retrograde is a chance to slow down, notice our missteps and redirect that energy.
This New Moon and Retrograde combination inspires us to make a new plan. We had a plan, and it got us this far, but it’s time to make some adjustments. We have the first few batches of results and patterns are emerging. If we’re going to take things to the next level we need to adjust our investments of time, money and energy accordingly. No perfect system exists. It’s time to own our mistakes and missteps, and look for another way forward. Forging ahead with the same actions, hoping the plan will work eventually is the easy route, but its risky. If we actually look at what is not working and own our part of why, progress is assured. It’s time to do something different. Look at the facts in a new light, check your reactions, own your mistakes, and be willing to redesign the plan.
Understand Your Needs and Start Over.