Artwork- Danielle Noel- Empress (Starchild Tarot)
What makes life rich and luscious? What brings grace into a moment so pure and innocent it gives meaning to any and all suffering? What is life if not a constant reckoning of the primary division of the one, into the two. Dark and light, masculine and feminine, mortal and divine. Love and beauty reign supreme when it is Taurus and Venus at the center. The grace of innocence amidst chaos, the freshness of inquiry, the child’s mind rising us out of entropy into beauty and truth. These are the themes of this Taurus Moon with her ruler Venus in playful Gemini. These are the depths into which we may plant new seeds into the fertile void of the Great Mystery.
The Sabian symbol for the 4th degree of Taurus is “a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.” The rainbow has long served in mythology as a symbol of hope and of the connection between heaven and earth. Gold is the supreme substance of Earth and is linked with Divine consciousness, the Sun, the Heavens, the heart within the human and the heart of the Earth. The rainbow is a symbol of grace and blessings that flow when the sacred connection between the cosmic and the Earthly, our human and divine nature are illuminated.
In the Condomble traditions of Brazil and Africa is honored a rainbow serpent God called Osumare who directs the forces that control all movement and activity. His other symbol is the umbilical cord, the very bridge that connects us from spirit into our humanity through the mother. It is spoken in esoteric traditions the world over that the sacred function of humankind is to serve also as a bridge between Heaven and Earth, a director of the forces of activity and motion through the function of the mind. This sacred duty can and has been misused, forgetting the interwoven threads of all beings. As Venus reminds us during this New Moon, this function is most complete when it restores and regenerates harmony for all beings.
The New Moon is conjunct Uranus- lord of lightning, beringer of the new age, progressivism, humanitarian causes and universal consciousness. The symbolism between the archetype of Taurus in her Earthly splendor and Uranus, lord of cosmic consciousness echoes strongly the image of the rainbow linking heaven and Earth. There is a powerful message in this lunation of claiming our birthright as both Earthly and Divine beings, and seeing, once again and with new eyes the sacred function of being human.
The Taurus Moon trines the South Node of fate which is aligning to Galactic Center. This is the arrow shooting from 27’ Sagittarius into the heart of our galaxy. This is the point aligned to Winter Solstice in these times which denotes the great turning of the ages form Pisces to Aquarius. From this place stream downloads of future visions and clarity of that which is not aligned with truth. The Cancer-Capricorn axis and particularly the first degrees of these signs where the nodes lie, speak of new chiefs claiming power and new flags being raised. From our united vision of heaven and Earth, where will our new allegiances lie? Who will be our new leaders?
The Achomawi tribe of Northern California tell a legend of the first rainbow. It had been a long and endless winter, and the animals and people of Earth were becoming very frightened that spring would never return again. They had tried to cry and sing and dance to Great Spirit, asking for the Sun to return, but Spirit did not answer. Then, all of the animals, bugs and humans of Earth united together in song, dance and ritual to send spider to Heaven and ask Spirit for a sign that the winter would end and Sun would return again. When they arrived, Spirit was so joyed that the beings of Earth had work together to reach him, that he created the first rainbow to give sign to Earth Children that Sun, or Gold, would again return to the Earth.
It has been lost and almost forgotten that humans can live in harmony with one another and with the Earth and Stars. It has perhaps been abandoned that it is in fact a sacred task we have incarnated to master; weaving our many facets into bridges of light, as the rainbow warriors who are here to restore the sacred balance at this time. Venus in Gemini, trining Mars and squaring Neptune says it is only through true inquiry, like the innocence of a child who is still learning Earth laws that we can truly receive new answers. We may have to peer into the collective unconscious realm of dreams and symbolism to face our fears and what has gotten us to this point in history. For if the old illusions are not willingly challenged we may stagnate culturally, environmentally and spiritually. But if we unite our many colors we can collectively build the rainbow bridge that restores harmony, balance and peace.
We can make choices and we can stand back and observe. We can think we know the truth, and we can question yet again long held beliefs. We can observe corruption and do nothing or we can make choices that bring greater harmony. The New Moon squares Saturn, challenging us to take greater responsibilities in helping lay the foundation of a new Earth emerging now, aligned with our highest hopes and dreams. Luckily, the stars reflect and hold rich symbolic territory to explore and more clearly see how to do this.
Taurus asks- is it beautiful? Is it pleasurable? Does is make you say mmmmmm? Gemini asks- do you want to play? Have a conversation? Contemplate the multiplicitous meanings of all things simultaneously? Mercury’s sister Iris is the rainbow messenger Goddess and personal messenger of Hera, Queen of Mount Olympus. The Rainbow sends messages of the divine feminine nature through the Taurean archetype to remind us of the incredible beauty of this Mother Earth, to remind us that beauty reigns supreme, to remind us that we are rainbows, a myriad of colors woven with Golden and Silver threads. Separate each is beautiful, but together we are spectacular.
It is in human nature to doubt ones-self, to question the value of our thoughts or ideas. The heavens cry out for us to anchor and honor our worthiness as Rainbow Bridges between the Celestial and the Terrestrial. As the human Bifrost of Norse legend connecting us to the realm of the Gods and Goddesses. To be human is to be worthy of this function. To breathe is to be worthy of asking questions and proposing new ideas. No color of the rainbow distracts from its beauty, they only each enhance the next. And in fact, they are just an “illusionary” prismatic raying of white light, sunlight, or Gold- the secret promise of the rainbow.
May this Moon lead you to your pot of gold, to whatever it is that brings you pleasure and joy. May it remind us that the rainbow and the gold are one.
Blessed Rainbow Love Light,