So, as I started to meditate for this New Moon in Taurus I suddenly stopped because the paints and my Leftys were calling to me louder than words and so I listened and this is what emerged.
Now that she's sitting on my altar I can begin my meditation and New Moon Reading and I invite you to come along.
I have no great words of wisdom...I do have clouds after a rain with a blue sky peeking through and several tousle headed birds shaking off the rain that we so desperately need here in not-so-sunny SoCal and rays of light shining through my windows and silence, precious as rain. I have love and laughter and friends and family to share them with and a big, shaggy, black dog to take on long walks. I have tears and sorrow too, for I am human. I have mentors and books and a forest, both elfin and Northern.
Celebrate the Taurus energy of this New Moon by appreciating all that you DO have and all that is yours to protect and care for especially in the Natural World.
We are blessed indeed to be here on Planet Earth, but She needs our help. What part are you playing in this vital task?
I recently started reading "Mind Change: How Digital Technologies Are Leaving Their Mark On Our Brains" by neuroscientist, Susan Greenfield (published 2015) and I am finding it overly negative so am not sure I can finish it, but this part really resonated:
The less children play outdoors, the less they learn to cope with the risks and challenges they will go on to face as adults...Sometimes, even quite regularly, you might be bored. But it was that very state of understimulation that impelled you to draw a picture, make up a game, or go outside to play. The point I want to stress is that you were the driver and you would be in control of your own inner world, your own private reality. But now the screen can be the driver...You are now a passive recipient. ~ Susan Greenfield
I do believe the above to be true and I have to question whether this next quotation from Charles de Lint's book "Eyes Like Leaves" will even apply to us anymore if our brains are being re-wired through too many hours of screen time.
(paraphrased to make it female-centric) A wise woman follows her deepest instincts - that is the first lesson of the Birch. ~ Charles de Lint
Be Wise friends, be open and tell your kids stories instead.
Taurus New Moon Altar Suggestions from my Goddess Zodiac Playbook
- 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
I am of the earth,
Gaia feeds me,
I worship her body as I worship my own.
- 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
NEW! Follow along as Kathy paints a Lefty-a-Day for 365 days on Instagram
*Awaken Your Divine Feminine Soul eClass at Susun Weed's Wise Woman University
Creative Soul Readings
*2nd Saturdays at Learning Light Foundation, 10 - 5 pm, 1212 E. Lincoln Ave., Anaheim, CA
*Shakespeare in the Vines, 6-8pm, Bailey's Winery, Temecula, CA
*June 27 at Karma Boutique, 11- 5 pm, 4242 Camino Del Rio N. #19, San Diego, CA
*Artist's Circle - May 31, (Sunday) 11 am, Ryan Bros. Coffee, Temecula
Where's the Moon?
New Moon in Taurus at 9:13 pm PDT, May 17 (Sunday)
Kathy Crabbe is an artist and energy reader living in sunny SoCal with her husband and pet muse, Abby the shaggy black dog in an adobe home they built themselves.