18 May 2015, Nirapad News:
Getting back to basics is required by the pragmatic Taurus New Moon at 12:13 am EDT, but keeping things simple now is no easy task. The Moon jumps into flighty Gemini at 5:27 am, tempting us to change direction mid-stream. But her opposition to authoritative Saturn a few hours later halts us in our tracks. This stop-start-stop rhythm is accentuated when trickster Mercury turns communication inside-out during its retrograde cycle that ends June 11.
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)
Building your nest egg is at the top of your list as the solid Taurus New Moon highlights your 2nd House of Resources. The cosmic emphasis is on your personal finances for the month ahead, so take stock of your assets and put your accounts in order. However, the judgments you make about yourself impact your earning power more than you think. You can add value to your life by considering what you have to offer to others and how they perceive you. But a one-time fix isn’t the answer today; revisit your progress regularly in the days ahead to generate the prosperity you seek.
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)
You have a special opportunity to see yourself clearly today as the New Moon falls in your sensible sign. You have a rare chance to reevaluate how you process your emotions which can change your life for the better. But unless you act on your newly found self-awareness right away, you might slip back into old patterns. Maintaining strong protective defenses may no longer be appropriate. Your life will grow richer and more rewarding as you consciously share your vulnerabilities with those you can trust. Your heart is like other muscles; it gets stronger when you use it.
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)
It’s time to uncover any thoughts you have secreted away in your subconscious mind, for some of these hidden stories can now be told. The Taurus New Moon falls in your 12th House of Privacy, yet moving emotions out of denial and into a shared reality deepens the intimacy in your relationships. Mercury’s retrograde turn might tempt you to sidestep the intensity by intellectualizing your feelings; instead, seize the moment and open your heart to those you love.
Cancer Horoscope (Jun 21 – Jul 22)
Surrounding yourself with allies seems like a natural thing to do while the Taurus New Moon activates your 11th House of Community. Spending time with a group of like-minded people happily sets the social stage for the next few weeks. However, you still might doubt your decisions today, but don’t let that stop you from following through with your initial intentions. Trust your original instincts now, push through any fears and keep moving your energy outward. The world is a better place with you in it.
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)
Although it’s your time to shine in the public eye, you may want to hide from the attention once you get it. Today’s Taurus New Moon occurs in your 10th House of Career, casting a spotlight on your professional life for weeks to come. But you might be afraid that you won’t be able to live up to everyone’s expectations once they see who you really are. A healthy amount of humility works as an asset, but your uncharacteristic self-doubt only gets in your way. Fortunately, you will stand up to the scrutiny as long as you are honest and open in you interactions with others.
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)
You are pulled in opposite directions as you attempt to be practical and philosophical at the same time. The earthy Taurus New Moon encourages you to be dependable, yet its influence on your 9th House of Big Ideas destabilizes your plans. Meanwhile, mischievous Mercury’s retrograde turn makes it tougher to resolve the opposing forces. It takes practice to keep your feet on the ground while aspiring toward the heavens. Fortunately, you can soar to new heights as long as you give yourself extra time to honor both approaches.
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)
Courage is your secret weapon as the fixed Taurus New Moon fortifies your 8th House of Transformation. You have enough staying power to stick to your position long enough to discover significant truths about who you really are at your core. This is not about anyone else, although others may come into your life to push you deeper and pull you into uncomfortable emotional realms. Have faith; you can emerge from this challenging phase with important insights that positively impact your everyday life if you’re willing to trust the process.
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)
You want to pursue your own interests today, yet might not be able to get the alone time that you crave. Nevertheless, don’t squander precious energy worrying about your schedule because you can always find time to be by yourself later on. Today’s Taurus New Moon stimulates your 7th House of Significant Others, offering you a magical opportunity to deepen your relationships. Ultimately, initiating this emotional dance is more healing now than anything else you can imagine. A flower cannot blossom without sunshine and man cannot live without love.
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)
Focusing your energy on the nitty-gritty details of life can be annoying for you philosophical Archers. Today’s utilitarian Taurus New Moon triggers your 6th House of Habits, presenting you with opportunities to improve your diet and exercise program. Oftentimes, you are so intent on understanding the big picture that you forgetfully brush aside the more practical concerns. Once you see the mundane things clearly, use your I-can-do-it attitude to carry out your plans. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)
You might feel more capricious than usual today, yet your current lightheartedness won’t totally override your serious outlook on life. The Taurus New Moon emphasizes your 5th House of Creativity, motivating you to loosen up enough to enjoy pursuits that are close to your heart. Although you may grow preoccupied with expressing your inner child now, just take the fun in stride with your commitments. All play and no work makes a Capricorn uneasy. Striving for balance is healthier for everyone in the long run.
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)
Celebrating your own personal renewal shouldn’t be taken lightly, especially as the Taurus New Moon rejuvenates your 4th House of Roots. Even if you have a full day of commitments on your calendar, you can still escape from your regularly scheduled responsibilities to be with your loved ones for a while. Or, maybe you just want to be by yourself. Either way, make yourself comfortable without creating too many distractions. It’s not about the quantity of time you spend honoring your emotional needs, it’s all about the quality.
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
There’s no reason to be self-critical if you can’t settle into a routine today. The Taurus New Moon in your 3rd House of Communication brings a constant stream of information into your life, making it tough to relax. Minimize the chaos by cutting back your social obligations and avoiding non-essential interactions. Thankfully, the simple act of setting priorities enables you to establish that previously elusive rhythm. Once you’ve handled everything close to home you’ll be free to pursue the exciting distractions of your choice.