This New Moon can help us begin a new cycle
of abundance based on truth to our higher selves. This requires
a deep cleansing of our minds, as described by the Sabian
symbol for this moon. Success and prosperity are a natural result
of synchronizing with spiritual principles, but the shadow or lower
ego would have us believe just the opposite: that release leads
to loss, forgiveness to humiliation, truth to our higher selves
to sacrifice of worldly facilities. At this Taurus New Moon we can
re-establish the truth: when we dare to divest ourselves of the
ego’s attachments, the miracles we seek will flow to us naturally.
Demonstrate that your highest value is spirit and
color your prayers opulent, by making the space you’ll do
them in as attractive as possible. Clear out clutter, invest in
a really special candle and incense (or use those you’ve been
saving for a special occasion), play soft, inspiring music, dress
yourself comfortably but as though you were going to meet someone
special: your own highest self.
Affirmations for the Taurus New
Repeat 13 times, slowly, calmly and with your attention
on your heart:
I am willing to release
any conscious or unconscious attachments that would obstruct my
faithfulness to my higher self.
The Divine Counselor uses the
opening in my free will to send me all the tangible and intangible
support I need to do this, and I give thanks for all the miraculous
help I’m receiving to start a new, lasting cycle of truth
to my highest self, which naturally multiplies abundance in every
form for me now.
Keep a prayer journal for this
lunation (or add a 28-day lunation section to your existing journal).
1) Contemplate the Sabian symbol for this New Moon,
which describes: “A WOMAN AIRING AN OLD BAG THROUGH THE OPEN
WINDOW OF HER ROOM…. The mind is shown in the likeness of
a 'bag,' now empty and needing to be aired in the sunlight. PURIFICATION.”
2) Ask yourself: What possessions, fears or
ways of relating have you considered necessary to hold onto, when
in truth they don’t really coincide with your true values?
Besides objects or more evident attachments, the Sabian symbol implies
that what we need to empty our proverbial bag of may—and likely
will include—more subtle attachments, ways in which we fixate
on worries, the approval of others, unloving, condemnatory attitudes
towards ourselves or others, or any other “prize” the
ego treasures, like Tolkien’s Gollum as he covets and caresses
the ring of power. These attitudes may not be easy to detect, and
require brutally honest introspection to go look at ourselves with
a deeper perception of than that of “traditional teachings
of human nature” which divide “every problem into an
issue between good and bad.” Identify your own most subtle
ego attachments—those that go against your true values—and
name them now in writing.
3) Start each day throughout this lunation repeating
aloud and/or writing the affirmations during at least seven minutes,
followed by a review of your release list, in which you can make
any pertinent changes, while you recognize your progress. Maintain
your mindfulness by spending another two minutes before lunch and
dinner to recenter in your affirmations and intention of faithfulness
to your highest self.
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