I’d been meaning to make it out to my friend Star’s ranch to meet her latest batch of baby goats, so I was thrilled to hear about her new Blissful Goat Yoga classes. In case you haven’t yet heard of this phenomenon, which has taken the Internet by storm, Goat Yoga is a fun way to enjoy these adorable animals while being guided through poses like child’s pose and downward dog on the grass.

“Just be sure to wear a hoodie,” Star cautioned. “They like to chew your hair.” As it turned out, the kids were more interested in my earrings than my hair. And one of them did pee on a friend’s yoga mat. But otherwise it was a fantastic experience, with lots of giggles and cuddles all around.

Getting down and dirty with nature is the theme of Wednesday’s Taurus New Moon (April 26, 5:16 a.m. PDT). The Sun and Moon join in the earthy sign of Taurus, sextile gentle, compassionate Neptune. And, a Mercury-Uranus conjunction, exact that day, opens our minds and hearts to fun new activities and adventurous ways of viewing life.

The Sabian Symbol for this New Moon at 7 degrees Taurus is: “The woman of Samaria at the ancestral well.” Dane Rudhyar interpreted this as “the meeting of the traditional past and of the creative spirit pointing to the future.” He reminds us that, “The creative future descends first to that which has become chaos.” Take heart if things have been up in the air lately; the future is being born – no matter how crazy life seems.

Whether you cuddle baby animals or find other ways to open your mind and heart to nature, spend some time outdoors at this earthy New Moon. It falls less than a week before Beltane, the ancient fertility festival, so enjoy the luscious, fertile energies and affirm abundance and well-being. Mercury is still retrograde through May 3; just take things slowly and do your best to enjoy the ride.

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6 thoughts on “Taurus New Moon: Getting Down and Dirty

  • April 23, 2017 at 2:20 am
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    I’d like to thank you! I have been reading your posts for about 2 years now but was really impacted by last month’s. April turned out to be exactly as you predicted on your video and taking your collective advice (and passing it on to my family) we weathered the storm. We were “adventurers on the high seas” and focused the “drawing back of the slingshot” on our target. This month is what we knew was coming…because YOU TOLD US IT WOULD. There IS hope in these very troubled times. Thank you again.
    Doreen Page

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    • April 23, 2017 at 2:13 pm
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      Ah, Doreen – it’s people like you who make my work so worthwhile! I’m going to pass your comments along to Anna Celestino as well. We so enjoy doing the Cosmic Download and are thrilled when we hear that it’s helping people! Bless you…

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    • April 23, 2017 at 2:11 pm
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      Love you too, Star! It was a great way to spend Earth Day for sure. Hope your classes are a great success – and kisses to the babies!

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  • April 23, 2017 at 1:50 pm
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    I believe this is the first time I have heard Neptune being described as “gentle and compassionate.” Is this in reference to the sign it’s in? Usually we are led to think of Neptune as deceptive and underhanded. Are you being a Spring Romantic?

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    • April 23, 2017 at 2:10 pm
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      Ha ha yes I guess I am a spring romantic, Sharon – but every planet has a ‘high side’ and a ‘low side’ – in the case of Neptune, it’s spirituality, gentleness and compassion vs. deception, guilt and loss. All are possible within the archetype, but why not affirm the highest? Happy New Moon!

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