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Taurus New Moon on April 24, 2009

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The Cosmic Story becomes clearer as we travel through time to meet our future. Don’t you feel we’re living in extraordinary times? During extraordinary times, the world as we know it changes. We are best served when we look at our expectations and beliefs about life and see if they’re still viable for this new reality. And then we have to decide what values center us during this change.

These are Taurus and (its ruler) Venus issues. Our values and self-worth will make all the difference to us as the old structures give way to new forms that will house new collective purpose (Pluto in Capricorn). This Taurus New Moon is in a wonderful relationship to Pluto, the planet of regeneration. This is the only way we’ll achieve both personal and collective transformation – letting go of the old and opening up (a feminine quality) to the new. Death and re-birth. And our planetary energies are there to support us.

The Cosmic Story says: We are coming into the zone of the first square (a challenge and change of course) of the energies that marked the 60s. It is a call to action. Back in the 60s, the energy was more instinctual (a new cycle began, like a new Moon), and we were caught up in the opposition of energies of revolution (Uranus in Virgo) and evolution (Pluto in Virgo) and old patriarchal structures that no longer served us (Saturn in Pisces) Uranus and Pluto began a new cycle of cultural, sexual, artistic, social evolution. The Seeds were planted in the 60s. The next few years will mark the next energetic aspect of the cycle of these planets – Uranus and Saturn will oppose each other while Pluto squares them both. A tense and volatile T-square of energies, this is the point in the cycle when we see if the plant has deep enough roots to survive or not.

We are at the next big marker of that cycle. Now we are coming up to the challenge to take action on that original awakening to our responsibilities as conscious humans. The first of five oppositions between Uranus and Saturn (New vs. Old) occurred last November 4th, the US’s Election Day. The American people took a stand for the New. The world is changing, and the powers that have created the old structure do not like it and will struggle to maintain their power, but the Cosmic Story says they’re on their way out. But we still have to do our part.

All of the planets, except for Saturn in Virgo, are lined up in the last three and first two signs of the zodiac. This means that we (first two houses are personal) individually have the opportunity to incorporate the more collective energies of the planets in Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces into our new vision of life. Once we accept our new instructions, Saturn in Virgo will help us integrate new behavior patterns into our everyday life, creating healthy, conscious, responsible lifestyles.

Pluto (creative evolution) is moving backwards in Capricorn, bringing to light torture memos, bank and credit card companies’ stranglehold on consumers, and the basic unsound principles that guide our economy. The North Node (collective destiny), Jupiter (opportunity), Chiron (healing) and Neptune (imagination) in Aquarius continue to open us to a more humanitarian vision of unity here on Earth, a better way to live. Uranus in Pisces continues to open the veils between the worlds, allowing in a more spiritual vision to oppose that solitary Saturn in Virgo, who’s still holding back on universal health care and food issues. With the asteroid Ceres, the corn mother, now moving forward again through Virgo, we will hopefully resolve many of the food issues (including the Darth Vader of the food industry, Monsanto) our corporate agribusinesses have created. But we’ll have to stand up to their last attempt to control food sources through genetically modified seeds and opposing organic farming.

Then we have our personal planets Venus and Mars in Aries, giving us new hope for relationships and creativity. With the New Moon, the Sun and Moon are both in Taurus, planting seeds that will take root in our lives for the future. Mercury is also in Taurus, squaring the stellium of planets in Aquarius, opening our minds to think outside the box, allowing us to see ways that benefit all, when we begin to manifest our new reality. Since Mercury will be retrograding on May 6-7, it will be dancing with these three planets through May and the beginning of June. Get ready to stretch your minds!

This would be an auspicious time to pay attention to your dreams (Neptune and Mercury). Keep a dream notebook besides your bed – dreams are one of the voices of Lady Wisdom. If you want to make the right choices for your life, this is your source of insight and consciousness.

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Cathy Pagano is a spiritual advisor and Jungian psychotherapist, storyteller, author and teacher. She is the author of a book on the return of the Goddess, "Wisdom's Daughters: How Women Can Change the World". Cathy trained at the C. (more...)

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