New Moon in Taurus Inspiration

Mummy from the Lefty Oracle Deck by Kathy Crabbe

Mummy from the Lefty Oracle Deck by Kathy Crabbe

This month as I sat with Lefty Oracle card of the month (Mummy) and pondered this New Moon in Taurus (April 26) these thoughts came to me:

Why do we do anything?

To be of service, of course, and to support our own growth and that of Mother Earth and all her denizens.

How are you of service? And how does being of service tap into and express your own sacred gifts?

When we express the love we have inside we ARE being of service. If we need to be flashy and show-offy, is this our true self, or just our ego saying 'look at me!'

In this self obsessed world we live in, I heard online that it's now a radical act to take a walk and NOT share it online!

Why not come up with your own radical act for NOT sharing online? I challenge you to try this out at least until the next Full Moon (May 10). Try making time for a walk in nature without your cell phone or camera. I'm going to try NOT checking my phone first thing after I get up.

When I was a young girl in the 1970's I had a premonition about just how BIG a part screens would play in our lives and how avoiding getting sucked in would be one of THE most important things we could do to help ourselves be ourselves. I love computers, but hey, they're addictive, right? (Check out Wim Wenders' movie from 1991, Until the End of the World for some interesting observations and of course Aldous Huxley's book, Brave New World).

Lefty Oracle of the Month: Mummy

When you pull this card in a reading
it’s definitely not a time to charge forward. You need to lay low and take care of yourself right now. Self care is number one, so find a way to nurture yourself body, mind and soul. You deserve it.

In my own life, when I painted this card I actually had a cold and was feeling very inward, needing time to recover and take care of myself first. (excepted from the Lefty Oracle Deck Guidebook)

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Lefty Oracle Deck and 92 page Guidebook by Kathy Crabbe -  purchase here .

Lefty Oracle Deck and 92 page Guidebook by Kathy Crabbe - purchase here.

Taurus New Moon Altar by Kathy Crabbe

Taurus New Moon Altar by Kathy Crabbe

Taurus Inspiration from the Goddess Zodiac Playbook

Taurus – The Bull
Time of Year – Spring turns into summer, May Day, April 20 - May 20
Quality – Fixed
Element – Earth
Planetary Ruler – Venus
Anatomy – Neck, throat
Natural Sign of – 2nd House
Color – Earth colors, green, pink
Gemstone – Chrysocolla, green emerald, moss agate
Tarot Card – Hierophant
Goddesses – Demeter, Flora, Gaia, Hathor, Hera, Nokomis, Olwen, Rhea

Taurus Affirmations

  • I am practical, sensible and earthy
  • I am sensual and loyal
  • I am grounded and fulfilled in the arms of Mama Earth
  • I am creative and persistent
  • I grow deep roots
  • I am slowing down and enjoying myself
  • I take time to pamper and nurture myself
  • I indulge my senses on a regular basis

Feed Your Taurus Earthiness

  • - Spend time in nature feeling comfortable and at home
  • - Build and transform your world through the healing powers of art
  • - Allow Mama Earth to support your endeavours
  • - Discover deep bliss

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New Moon Goddess Paintings of the Month

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New Moon Goddesses of the Month by Kathy Crabbe

the goddess is in by Kathy Crabbe
the goddess is in by Kathy Crabbe
Sturm und Drang by Kathy Crabbe
Sturm und Drang by Kathy Crabbe
Runic Tree Goddess by Kathy Crabbe
Runic Tree Goddess by Kathy Crabbe

The Ash Tree represents the third lunar month, also known as the “Moon of Floods.” It is associated with the Spring Equinox and is sacred to Poseidon, god of the sea. The Ash is sacred to Wednesday and the Ash affirmation is, “I am a wind on the sea.” Ash is a watery, and emotional moon and it’s healing secret is, “From the viper’s poison comes the tonic of life.” The emotional turmoil that accompanies this Moon can teach us a great deal about our inner self so that we can express who we are more honestly. ~ Year of Moons, Season of Trees by Pattalee Glass-Koentop

Pao-Yueh by Kathy Crabbe
Pao-Yueh by Kathy Crabbe

Pao-Yueh: "Precious mouth," a heroic Chinese queen. ~ The Book of Goddesses & Heroines by Patricia Monaghan

Goddess Mertseger by Kathy Crabbe
Goddess Mertseger by Kathy Crabbe

Mertseger: "Friend of silence," she lived on the pyramidal peak of the burial ground at Egyptian Thebes. Benevolent and punishing by turns, she was sometimes shown as a snake with three heads -- one its own, one human, one that of a vulture -- and sometimes as a snake with a human head. ~ The Book of Goddesses & Heroines by Patricia Monaghan

Goddess Bast by Kathy Crabbe
Goddess Bast by Kathy Crabbe

Bast: She originated in the Nile delta, but by 93- B.C., the power of Bast was acknowledged by all Egyptians. Bast ruled pleasure and dancing, music and joy. At first she was a lion-goddess of sunset, symbolizing the fertilizing force of the sun's rays. Later her image grew tamer: she became a cat carrying the sun, or a cat-headed woman who bore on her breastplate the lion of her former self. ~ The Book of Goddesses & Heroines by Patricia Monaghan

Elven Dream Priestess & Puss by Kathy Crabbe
Elven Dream Priestess & Puss by Kathy Crabbe
Brigid by Kathy Crabbe
Brigid by Kathy Crabbe

Brigid: Probably the clearest example of the survival of an early goddess into Christian times is Brigid, the great triple goddess of the Celtic Irish who appeared as Brigantia in England, Bride in Scotland, and Brigandu in Celtic France...The three Brigids --probably never construed as separate goddesses but as aspects of one divinity --were unified in the symbol of fire, for Brigid was "bright arrow," or simply the "bright one," as her name tells us. Almost into modern times, the ancient worship of the fire-godddess Brigid continued at her sacred shrine in Kildare, where 19 virgins tended the undying fire and where, on the 20th day of each cycle, the fire was miraculously tended by Brigid herself. ~ The Book of Goddesses & Heroines by Patricia Monaghan

Being in my emotions is powerful and scary by Kathy Crabbe
Being in my emotions is powerful and scary by Kathy Crabbe
Original artwork by Kathy Crabbe
Original artwork by Kathy Crabbe
Painting large (Divine Feminine Series)
Painting large (Divine Feminine Series)

About Kathy

Kathy Crabbe has been an artist forever and a Creative Soul Guide since awakening her intuitive gifts at age forty.

Kathy lives in sunny SoCal with her architect husband and pet muses, Abby the shaggy black dog and Djinn Djinn, the small scruffy one in an adobe home they built themselves. Kathy shares behind-the-scenes glimpses into her daily work and life on Instagram at http://instagram.com/kathycrabbeart

Learn more about Kathy's art background here.