From May 2002*
The New Moon in Taurus is a double dose of stability, grounding, and focus on the practical use of material resources. The predominant energy now shifts from starting new projects and ventures ... to finding the money and other support these efforts will need in order to flourish.
Issues of income, spending habits, acquisition of property and possessions, the most efficient use of assets, and the setting of long-term "unalterable" plans are on the front burner of attention now ... for everyone. Attitudes become noticeably more determined as both enthusiasm and belligerence subside ... and the resolve to move forward fortifies the goals you have recently set for yourself.
Overall, there is more patience available now ... and the slower pace that goes with making sure everything works "according to plan." There is a natural resistance to change ... which covers everything from changing course to changing your mind, although if there is greater profit involved, you can always be persuaded. The leading influence now is very interested in financial increase and the proper management of physical resources -- including your own time and energy.
There is an underlying feeling in the world that having enough money is now a survival issue -- which explains why it is such a primary concern, for everyone. This is where the investment of personal wealth occurs which hopefully brings the dividends you'll need at "harvest." The choices you'll make now depend on just exactly what you want to reap when that time comes.
With some serious potential for change and transition looming in the near future -- and lasting over the rest of the year, holding to those plans and staying the course may be lots easier to anticipate than to actually accomplish. But for now the determination is pretty solid ... and it will take the pressure of experiences in the future to knock them into different channels.
Overall, this is a peaceful, placid, unhurried energy, one that enjoys comfort and sensual pleasures ... and wants harmony to prevail so that satisfaction can continue. With the mess coming up in the Gemini / Sagittarius sectors in the coming weeks, however ... this could just be the calm before the storm. Stay tuned.
* Articles in the extensive series "Things to Know About" are constructed from information originally published in Step-by-Step, our Premium Members several-times a week Astrology Ezine. This Ezine has been continuously published since late November 2001. The material is published here mostly for my convenience. It is not intended to be finished, organized, polished or even complete. Some of it may be notes that don't even make a lot of sense, but you're welcome to look at it.
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