The New Moon in Taurus happened on May 15th, early in the morning. Shortly after the New Moon, Uranus entered Taurus for the first time since the 1940’s. Later that afternoon, the moon moved into Gemini, and after sunset Mars entered the sign of Aquarius. It was a powerful day for setting intentions, especially dealing with any type of revolution.
My partner and I gathered some friends over for an evening of food, fireside chats, and ritual. I shared with some friends my thoughts on the power behind the Uranus/Taurus and Mars/Aquarius transition. New Moons are generally always a good time for setting intentions and planting seeds of ideas or desires that you want to manifest. Uranus is the planet best described as the Revolutionary. He’s the ultimate non conformist, anarchist, and humanitarian; the driving force behind the awakening to higher consciousness. Wherever Uranus goes, there is bound to be some sort of revolution against structures or ideas that hold us back from our awakening. Taurus is the earth sign that best embodies Mother Earth in her most fertile time; also potentially powerful for manifesting desires into the physical plane, like a New Moon. Uranus here will break down or shake up any structures, beliefs or ideas that are holding us back from physically manifesting our desires… as long as those desires are for the greater good of mankind. Mars, the God of War, planet of drive, passion, courage, and fight – just entered the sign of Aquarius (ruled by Uranus) – sign of friendship, brotherhood, invention, and revolution. This is adding some fire to the Aquarian quest for Brotherhood and Ascension. I described these Planetary transits with the Tarot: The Fool & The Hierophant for Uranus in Taurus, and The Tower & The Star for Mars in Aquarius. As you can see, I felt it was a perfect and powerful time for gathering some friends and setting intentions with magick!
Before ritual, my partner was digging around in the earth to clear the area around the fire pit. As he dug by hand, he found this beautiful quartz crystal:
The Hierophant & The Fool cards on the altar:
Friends gathered around the small fire pit in the back yard:
After sunset, more friends arrived and we worked together to build the fire a bit bigger, and each added a piece of the wood to the fire to represent something we wished to release or burn away to make room for our own personal growth or revolution. I was very honored to hold space and cast a sacred circle for those who gathered with us, and we called upon Uranus (God of the Sky) to celebrate his reunion with Gaia (Mother Earth, Taurus). We each spoke our intentions up to the sky and then “planted” them into the earth to be nourished, gestate, and then born or fulfilled when the time is right. We ended the ritual with some singing and chanting around the fire.
It was a lovely ritual and gathering and I wanted to write it down somewhere to keep it preserved (yeah, the sun is still in Taurus and I want to hold or keep that which I find beautiful). After the ritual we had some fun times all gathered in the living room. We looked at a couple astrology charts, danced to an old Jazzercize video from the 80’s, shared some food and talked about life. I’m beyond grateful for the friends that I have made over the past year; the community that has embraced me and uplifted me through hard times. Taurus season has asked us to examine beyond the “I AM” of Aries, into the “I HAVE” mode of The Bull. I’ve discovered that the greatest things I HAVE are friendship and community.