Hello there, lovely blog readers. Today we have our regular New Moon reading for setting our intentions for the coming moon cycle. The Taurus New Moon lends us aid when focusing on the areas of love and personal wants and desires. I’ve decided to center this month’s reading around self love. We all need as much of it as we can possibly engender. Self love helps us grow, learn, love, and shine. When we truly love and accept ourselves, we create the ability to receive the love of other people, acceptance of our differences and, most importantly, acknowledgement of our oneness as humans. Here is your New Moon reading for this Taurus New Moon!
What will empower us to open up to self love?- Daughter of Cups
The Daughter of Cups is a gentle reminder of the innocence and essence of love itself. What is love? What does it mean to you? What do you think of it and how does it make you feel? To me, love is the recognition of oneness in a world of duality. The way we humans perceive the world is all about opposites and differences. We understand the dark as the opposite of light. We know happiness because it is everything that sadness is not. We define who we are as totally not like the people we don’t relate to, despise, are jealous of, or can’t understand. Then love comes along and those barriers vanish, cease to exist. Suddenly we see that all life is one, that universal energy animates us all, that we are connected and bound together by love. The Daughter of Cups represents that universal essence of oneness that when recognized is described by the word Love. How can you “see” that essence inside of you?
In the Northern Hemisphere, it is spring and ducklings are aplenty along the waterways. These tiny, fluffy creatures make me squeal with delight when I see them. So cute! I love them! But, why should I love them? Is there a logical reason I should be in love with baby birds? Not that I can think of, personally. For me, this love of ducklings is an easy example of connecting and recognizing my oneness of all life. This type of love is the love of the Daughter of Cups, completely innocence and fresh. Ask yourself what makes you feel this type of love? Perhaps it’s ducklings as well! Get out there and connect with it now. Then extend that love of the ducklings or flowers or hotdogs or stationary into yourself. See the connection between you and then which you love with an innocent and open heart, and recognize that it is the same love you have for yourself. In this way we grow our self love.
What is blocking our self love? What can be leave behind?- V of Wands reversed
The V of Wands from The Wild Unknown Tarot is a perfect illustration of separateness. Here we see 5 Wands, each with an energy field of repulsion and exclusion around it. “Keep away from me! I have my own agenda, passions, inspirations, ideas, etc.”, each Wand seems to be saying. Does this type of vibe and behavior help you? Why are you keeping yourself separate? You may think that you are protecting yourself by walling others off. But you’re not safe, you’re not a fortress. You are a part of this world, you need to figure out a way to make it work for you. You were born into this life, at this time, for a purpose. That purpose is not to be alone and sad, or to feel like a social outcast or an unworthy waste of space. No one is born for that, that is not how it works here on Earth. Connecting with the universal energy all around you will help you recognize love. Go look at that duckling and feel your feelings! If you are in the Southern Hemisphere, slipping into autumn, try connecting with the beauty of a fall sunset. The shortening of the days is part of your natural life rhythm that you can delve into and feel the oneness of creation. Above all, find ways to break down the walls around and experience more oneness and less duality. In this way we open up to self love.
Advice from the tarot at this New Moon in Taurus: IV of Cups
This is an interesting card for advice for us at this time. The IV of Cups in the Wild Unknown stands for selfishness and greed. Perhaps this is a message that it is perfectly ok, even necessary, for you to be a bit selfish when building up your self love. Duh, right!? It might come across to others, or even to yourself, that you are thinking a bit too much about your self interest these days. But you need to! Take some “me time” to really look inside. Examine yourself, your thoughts, your actions, your feelings, and their connection to your soul purpose. What feels out of wack? What seems to be going along smoothly? How can you bring more flow into your life? The IV of Cups represents introspection. The dreaded FOMO (fear of missing out) might try and take ahold of you, but resist it. Do what you want to do. Be satisfied and grateful for what you have and who you are. Don’t look for greener pastures or outside cues that you can be happy when you have A, B, and C. You can be loving and happy now, with yourself, with your life situation, with the things you possess. All of this is enough, in fact you are abundant, radiant, and beautiful right now. Allow you to be the most important person in your life today. In this way grow your self love, so you can be in the best position to offer your love to others.
Ok, there’s your Taurus New Moon reading for developing self love. It was quite a pep talk, huh? I aim to find positive and affirming messages in all of my tarot readings. Why dwell excessively on the negative aspects of life when it does us all so much good to bring an equal balance of positivity into our lives. Best wishes for the coming moon cycle, and as always, please get in touch if you would like a personal tarot reading!