21 Apr I’m a Star! ~ New Moon in Taurus – April 22nd, 2020
Oh baby, I’m a Star!
Might not know it now
Baby, but I are, I’m a star (Star!)
On Wednesday, April 22nd, the New Moon in the fixed earth sign of Taurus will arrive! New Moons happen when the Sun and the Moon conjoin, blending their energies into a unified force. This births a new cycle of creative and emotional energy and invites a different quality of experience to blossom.
The Moon is exalted in the sign of Taurus: a fertile place that blushes with the memories of earthly paradise. Eden….Shangri-La… Xanadu. To live a long languid life inside a pleasure garden is the daydream that emerges in Taurus season.
Because of its exalted placement, this is the most magical New Moon of the year, awakening your innate desire to come into full bloom, to realize your full earthly potential. This desire to bloom lives deep within all the elements of matter and according to the ancient text, The Emerald Tablet, this desire is a kind of divine will known as thelema.
Found within the heart of all beings, thelema represents not just the will to survive, but the will to flourish. This will to flourish is the source of Taurean wisdom, which seeks graceful repose and predictable rhythms that invite prosperity. But in the mad world of 2020, nothing is predictable.
Hey, I ain’t got no money
But honey, I’m rich on personality!
This year, the New Moon in Taurus will be conjunct Uranus, bringing a lightning bolt of chaos to electrify an intense period of evolution. Wild sparks will fly, fertilizing ancient earth wisdom with new visions of the future. This influence will shift humanity’s relationship to wealth, natural resources, and the earth’s beauty.
My luck’s gonna change tonight
There’s gotta be a better life
Though the volatility may disturb the slow and steady pace of Taurus, it will inspire a breakthrough of the spirit and soul’s will to flourish. The cold gray light of the technocratic world does not invite many people to come into full bloom. In the name of progress, it is taking a huge toll on people’s mental and physical stability.
Thus, there has been a collective feeling of suffocation and confinement long before the pandemic forced everyone inside. After weeks of social distancing and economic stagnation, the weight of the world is bearing down hard.
As the ten thousand voices of fear fight to overpower one another, the wisdom of the New Moon Taurus will ask you to close your eyes, slow your breath and trust your own senses.
Everybody say nothing come too easy
But when you got it, baby, nothing come too hard
The lightning strike of Uranus at this New Moon will buzz with signs of hope for favorable progress. And deep within, primordial memories will start to arise, glimmering like the light of dancing stars. This is your heart’s desire and your soul’s calling to find its place in the sun.
The dancing light of this New Moon and Uranus will be carefully restrained by a square to Saturn in Aquarius, tempering the impulsivity with the burden of responsibility. This will be felt through the continuation of the quarantine, the protracted economic hardship, and the ever-increasing authoritarian control over daily life.
Despite the urgent desire to break free, this New Moon’s fire of revolution will remain artfully contained, like a lantern burning bright in the darkness. By its light, you’ll remember that your soul is free and that you were born to be yourself, not an imitation of another.
Before the night is through
You will see my point of view
Even if I have to scream and shout!
During these difficult times, there is nothing like music to uplift the spirit and nurture the soul. To capture the spiritual essence of this New Moon’s power, there is no better song than Prince and the Revolution’s, Baby, I’m a Star! Explicitly, it is about the desire for fame. But implicitly, it is about spiritual evolution.
Oh baby, I’m a (Star!) Woo! Ooh!
You might not know it now
Baby, but I are, I’m a star! Woo! (No!)
Music and lyrics inspire the fertility of the spirit, a sacred form of magic born from blood and divine light. Prince’s connection to the divine was keenly present in all his music. His artistic career was the perfect embodiment of the concept of thelema, where his will and desire to create came into full bloom. And because of that, nobody can deny that Prince was a star!
I don’t want to stop ’til I reach the top
Sing it! (We are a star!)
The philosophy of thelema was originated by the Victorian occultist, Aleister Crowley, who famously said, “Every man and every woman is a star”. And many decades before that Ralph Waldo Emerson offered the idea that: “Man is his own star…”
Stars represent your destination and destiny. Stars physically and metaphorically represent humanity’s origins. Remember that you are stardust and to stardust you shall return. Thus, this song contains all the wisdom you need to live your life to the fullest…and beyond.
From a Hermetic perspective, every person is a microcosm of the macrocosm. Thus, to be a star is to remember one’s divine origins, becoming aware of your unique place in the cosmos.
Times of great chaos and destruction can not be avoided. Great break throughs and births come with pain. But the Uranian currents of this New Moon can plant a seed of liberation, freeing you from the rigid habits and narrow thinking that have been preventing you from coming into full bloom. Remember this New Moon in Taurus wants to help you do more than survive. It is here to help you flourish.
Stars are self-luminous, deriving their power from within, electrified by a state of boundless freedom. So at this New Moon in Taurus, let yourself rediscover your power from within, the creative chaos from which your true will is born.
Wishing you all the best.