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4 Tips to Achieve the Longed Balance on New Moon in Taurus

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Tonight on May 6th 2016, we are going to welcome a game changer during this retrograde-abundant month: the New Moon in Taurus. Retrogrades can be enlightening, but I have to be honest with you, it can really lead to some frustrating events. So it’s great to finally have a change, a chance to renew and revamp our lives to pursue the coveted stability in the midst of this turbulent weeks.

New Moon in Taurus gives us the reminder to clear out any aspects or elements that does not seem to contribute to our pursuit for a balanced live. Infused with Taurus' traits as a Venus ruling sign, our focus this week is to pay attention to the balance in our love life and financial situation. If you feel as if everything’s going unsteady recently, please blame the Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto for choosing the same month to go on a retrograde trip. Although Taurus sign is known for its stubbornness and the inability to adapt to quick changes, the New Moon’s energy will help you to snap out of this confusion and make the right yet quick decision to survive this storm and live a smooth sailing life. To me, the New Moon in Taurus feels more like, “Cut the crap, let’s get down to the business shall we?” (Maybe this is also why I write a little bit differently on this blog post, I’m not sure, hahaha)

Below are some tips on how you can achieve the balance you’ll need:

Love

1. Cut Ties with your Toxic Ex Amicably

Mercury Retrograde is known to bring your ex from the dead for no whatsoever reason. When the Mercury moves backward, the people who are currently in your present will have a difficulty of moving anything forward with you, but the people from your past may be tempted to initiate something. Some will cause havoc, some will just remind you of the good old days. I know this because my ex just recently said hi to me after blocking me off Facebook for months. Hehehe. But don’t worry, the New Moon will not let your heart lingers in the past anymore. Cut ties with them who will definitely bring imbalance in your life. You can either ghost them or have an amicable goodbye, but think twice before you hurt their feelings. Don’t forget that Saturn is also in retrograde, which means, karma will come faster to you than usual. Hmmm.

2. Go Steady

If the constant push and pull between you and your crush has been causing you some distress recently, the best way to play this out is either by going steady or cutting ties with them once and for all. It may not be ideal to start a relationship during New Moon, since all beginnings are supposed to start on Full Moon. However, New Moon is the perfect time to end a toxic cycle, in this case, the feeling of uncertainty which surrounds your cat and mouse game. So give them two options, either they’re in or they’re out. The same question should be asked to you too. Are you ready to spend your days with them or nah? With New Moon and its role as a catalyst of change, you are compelled to make the decision now or you’ll be left with the same cycle until the next Full Moon. So, which one would you choose?

Finance

3. Find a Job that Pays You Well

Do you feel as if the time you spent on working is not equal with the amount of money you are making? Has your current job brought you so much confusion and unhappiness? Do you crave for a work life balance? Tonight’s New Moon is a great time to stop living as a corporate slave and start applying for a more balanced career options! Mars in retrograde may soften your hunger and ambition for a job that pays you well, however, The New Moon in Taurus will help us to realise that we’ll have to do something about our financial situation. You can also opt for a more relaxed job with a fair wage to compensate for lesser responsibility if getting a higher paying job is not an option. Time would be considered as a luxury to compensate for the lower pay. Whichever options you choose, please ensure that the job you’ll choose will have a fair and reasonable wage according to the time and effort you spend.

4. Cut Down on Unnecessary Expenses

If quitting your job is not a feasible option at this point, you can try to cut down some of the subsidiary expenses to balance the outcome with the income. Venus, the planet which rules Taurus, could easily tempt you to spend more money to buy the high quality goods although the moderate ones would still suffice. Don't fall for this trap, Witchlings, because it would be much harder to climb up again due to the nature of the New Moon. The New Moon aspires to lead you to a simpler yet balanced life. Thus, this splurging habit should easily be concluded as one of the few bad habits to be eliminated during this period. You can still reward yourself for your hard work, but only if the goods that you desire is a necessity.

So, now that you know what to do, tell me what's your plan for this month's New Moon! Write me in the comment section and I'll see if I can give you some insights.

As usual, good luck everyone! 🌚 


Foxglove Tarot Bali

Hello, I'm Canti!

I am a tarot reader and an eclectic witch living in Bali, providing online tarot reading and blessing service for the mindful soul-searchers. Contact me at www.foxglovetarot.com to book a private counseling session with me.

this week in AstroFox: march 28th - april 3rd 2016

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A few exciting things are happening this week. The moon is in transit in Sagittarius between Monday to Wednesday, giving you a prideful feeling of being the most knowledgeable of all. Close the weekday with a bang as the moon hops through Capricorn on Thursday and Friday, giving you a sense of responsibility and wisdom. On the weekend, look to enjoy the moon’s energy in Aquarius by giving yourself that me-time you’ve been craving for.

This week also brings into focus how you communicate and relate with others. Don’t miss the energy of the Sun in conjunct with Mercury, this planet of communication and health is deeply influenced by the outer planets from Tuesday to Thursday. I’d like to call this “The Mercury Affair” for this week’s report. With the help of Uranus, the planet of information and higher truths, your communication style should be able to better convey your actual meaning. This doesn't mean direct truths though, as the Mercury trine with Saturn gives you the ability to be diplomatic with others. Watch your words well, because it can be mistaken as an invitation for arguments. Mercury in square with Pluto often breaks relationships due to lack of communication. So make sure you’re not one of those unlucky people this week!


Aries

General
This week, shift your focus in spreading love for others and to end a recurring bad cycle of getting involved in arguments. With a combination of Uranus and Mercury in your star sign, you will have an urge to prove your point. However, be careful of Mercury’s trine with Saturn and Square with Pluto from Tuesday to Thursday. You may hurt the people you love with your brutally honest words. 

Career - Money - Health
With Mercury in trine with Saturn this week, your career will get the opportunity to step up only if you make your voice heard. Patience is the best key, but don’t take too long in sitting on the problem. There will be no money problem this week, but watch out for your health because Jupiter in trine with Pluto on your House of Health can tempt you to eat carelessly.

Love (Single)
Nothing will ever be truly in our favour if we refuse to balance it. This week you really don't want to be bothered with all the drama that comes with falling for someone else. Especially between Monday to Wednesday, where the influence of Uranus is strong in your houses. Time to take a break to focus on things that really matters to you right now.

Love (In A Relationship)
For attached Aries, recently you long for tenderness to resurface in your relationship. You have reached a comfortable level where there’s no conflict, but the warmth is nowhere to be found at the same time. All you need is a reassurance that love still drives your boat. Communicate your worries when the Moon sits in Capricorn this Thursday. It will be tough to agree to everything, but at least you try to make things work again.

 

Taurus ♉️

General
Although you spend most of your time being logical and mildly obsessed with worldly possessions, you can’t be bothered to give it a priority at the moment. Your focus is in human relationships as Venus sits in your House of Friendship this week. You want to be there for your friends, lending them a hand as much as you can. Hopefully this great initiative ends with you gaining a sweet new layer of friendship.

Career - Money - Health
With Saturn in square with Jupiter throughout the week, you will experience some conflict and obstacles in the work place, particularly with your superiors (it can be the boss or a client). As the moon frolics around your Saturn on Tuesday and Wednesday, you may take this obstacle as an attack on you personally, which lowers your self confidence. But don’t worry, your colleagues will give you the support you need during trying times between Tuesday to Thursday. 

Love (Single)
There’s too much speculation in your head about what happened and what will happen in the future. Mercury is in square with Pluto in your 12th House until Friday, so it’s normal for you to be very careful in how you communicate because you don’t want them to stray away. Let go of your worries and you’ll find the way to make room for love.

Love (In A Relationship)
The neighbours’ grass seems greener than yours, but it doesn’t mean that their grass will grow as green in your yard too. Don’t wish for other things just because you feel that your relationship is too stagnant to function. Boredom is normal, soon enough you’ll find a way to get out of it together. 

 

Gemini ♊️

General
This week is an intense week for you as Mercury is in multiple affairs with other planets! One thing for sure is that you'll have to take things a lot seriously to seize new opportunities. As of now, Mercury in trine with Saturn from Tuesday to Thursday encourages you to see things from a bigger perspective while squaring with Pluto forces you to leave things behind. So the question is, are you ready to make that difficult decision yet? 

Career - Money - Health
With Saturn inhabiting your 7th House and Venus occupying Saturn’s 10th House, your career life is blessed by the opportunity of a mutually beneficial partnership this week. Not so much luck in increasing your reputation among others, but this partnership will result in new variations of creative ideas thrown across the meeting room.

Love (Single)
So close, yet so far. You have tried so much but how come it always doesn’t seem to work out? The Sun in conjunct with Uranus and Mercury this week seems to boost your confidence, but keeps you out of touch with your heart. Channel your inner lover this Monday to Wednesday when the moon transits on your 7th House and see if they’re finally taking your call. Best of luck!

Love (In A Relationship)
Moon is coming to your 7th House this Monday to Wednesday so expect a romantic night together. While Mars’ influence brings out your opinionated nature, the Saturn conjunction helps you to balance the way you communicate with your partner. Expect  a fiery passionate week in your relationship, if you know what I mean. ;)

 

Cancer ♋️

General
This week, you feel like you’ve had enough in carrying someone else’s burdens or expectations towards you. No more Mr/Mrs Nice Cancer as Saturn and Mars are in control of your 6th House. From Monday to Wednesday, you are more focused on your mental health as the moon is transiting at your House of Health. No stress can get into you, and you have all the right to be selfish. After getting the love and support you need between Thursday to Friday, it’s time to declutter on the weekend. Note down the things that stresses you and take action. It’s the only way you can find peace of mind.

Career - Money - Health
As Mercury along with its “affairs” sits on your 10th House, you suddenly morph into a working powerhouse. With the help of the Sun and Uranus on the side, you are ready to brace the challenges. Sometimes you feel like you’ve had enough with the criticisms, but you are confident enough this week to hold your head high and move on. 

Love (Single)
In order to find the right one, you have to be fully in love with yourself first. This is exactly what you’ve been practicing this week, Cancer. The art of self love is as important as loving someone else. Your motto this week, “If you can’t love yourself, who will?"

Love (In A Relationship)
Emotional upheaval in a relationship is inevitable, especially for the perpetually emotional Cancer. This Friday, the Moon in your 7th House together with Pluto gives you the time you need to reflect and sort things out. 

 

Leo ♌️

General
The Sun is currently in conjunct with The Mercury Affair in your 9th house, keeping you confident in words and ideas. People look up to you for advice whether you like it or not and it does help in stroking your lioness ego. Use this opportunity to help and guide others, who are not as lucky as you, to find their way. Leo’s planetary ruler is the Sun, which explains why everyone is drawn towards you for wisdom.

Career - Money - Health
This week, your planet of career, Saturn, is in square with Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion. It keeps you from getting enough recognition for your good hard work. For a Leo, this would be a big problem as personal recognition is something that you value the most. Keep it low for now and continue to strive for the best. You may reap the fruit of your labour in the next few weeks.

Love (Single)
With moon hopping through your 5th House from Monday to Wednesday together with Mars and Saturn, expect a very ambitious yet passionate love pursuit. Your emotion gets in the way occasionally, so pay attention to how your crush will feel about it. One advice, don’t move hastily. We all know how rejection feels like and trust me, you really don’t wanna get any this week.

Love (In A Relationship)
For Leos who already got their heart set, this weekend is a great time to discuss about the future with your significant other. While the moon transits on your 7th House this weekend, at the same time it creates a beautiful sextile with Saturn, Sun, Mercury, and Uranus. Although you shouldn’t make any decision so quick yet, it’s a nice day to chat about how you two can plan a spontaneous trip to Mexico or flying to Thailand for their signature cricket crackers.

 

Virgo ♍️

General
Virgo is the king/queen of perfectionism and multitasking, but this time you are exhausted of having to figure out everything by yourself. Although The Mercury Affair keeps your planetary ruler to be in trine with Saturn the ambitious, the Pluto’s influence grows stronger on you. Pluto is a transformative planet and usually gets in the way for healing purposes. This week, try to listen to your what your heart wants. It may be tough because Virgo’s mind is always busy, but it will be for the best.

Career - Money - Health
Even though your career is going up this week, you don’t really feel like you belong in the team anymore. Sometimes you feel as if your confidence self has gone on vacation when you need them the most. Saturn in square with Jupiter in your 1st House gives you a sense of feeling lost. Don’t worry, this only lasts temporary. See if you can recover yourself both physically and mentally and you’ll get back on your feet in no time.

Love (Single)
You are more attuned with your sensitive side as the Moon flies through Sagittarius between Monday and Wednesday. Not only does this give you the advantage of attracting your crush by exhibiting your vulnerable side, it also preps you to take frisky actions on Thursday and Friday. That’s when the Moon is in conjunction with Pluto,  forcing you to end your stagnant relationship status. Time to go steady!

Love (In A Relationship)
With Venus and Neptune occupying your 7th House, there’s no other sign as loving and understanding as a Virgo this week. You seem to understand your partner without them having to convince you of anything. 

 

Libra ♎️

General
Everything in your life seems to be moving in fast forward recently. With Mercury occupying your 7th House while your respective planet, Venus, occupying Mercury’s 6th House, you are on top of your networking game this week. You are eager to build relationship with others without any shy or wishy washy prep talk. This week is the best week to just hop in the bus and say, “Hey, I’m Libra. How are you?"

Career - Money - Health
Not to give you any scare or anything, but your career will not move forward if you don’t give yourself a chance to go out there and tell them who you are. The only block that you’ll have is a square with Jupiter in your 12th House, which is all the made up scenario you have in your head. Nothing really comes true unless you actually try it. 

Love (Single)
With the Sun stepping into your 7th House along with Mercury and Uranus, you are confident that you have found the right person and you have all the tricks under the sleeves ready for desperate times. You’re not worried that they’re going to leave you for someone else, because you know you’re irresistible for them. Yet even if they do, you’re fine being on your own anyway.

Love (In A Relationship)
This week, your constant argument with your loved one has finally slowed down as you are beginning to understand each other better. The Sun, Mercury, and Uranus are lingering in your 7th House, so you have the upper hand in expressing what you want without having to lead to an argument. Your partner can be really irritating, yet you’ll still love them anyway.

 

Scorpio ♏️

General
As Pluto, your respective planet, sits in your 3rd House, you find yourself unable to tolerate all the liars, bigots, and cheaters whenever you find one. Although it gives you the opportunity to meet the like minded people, it does give you the headache just intensely thinking about it. Pluto in square with both Uranus and Mercury in your 6th House indicates a possibility of health deteriorating due to the inability to clearly communicate this obsession. As much as possible, don’t lose your cool, okay?

Career - Money - Health
Great news for Scorpio this week! The Saturn is currently sitting in your 2nd House, boosting your finance through your work and career. The only obstacle you have is balancing between your work and your friendship due to the square aspect between Saturn and Jupiter in your 11th House. Bad news for business owner / freelancer Scorpios. Your friends may be interested to hire you, but most likely they will ask for “friend’s price”. If you can surpass this, they will recommend you to their extended network though. So good luck in making the decision!

Love (Single)
The moment you start thinking about love, the more you feel the L word shivering down your spine. Venus may be occupying your 5th House, but your Sun in 6th House has a stronger impact on your self confidence. Since you’ve been using a lot more of your brain this week, you find yourself becoming nervous when sliding into the heart's territory. Just remember that love is not only about the equal amount of take and give, it’s about doing what’s right for both.

Love (In A Relationship)
It’s been a tough week but you’re so glad that you finally get that mutual understanding with your partner. The world starts to open up again and your relationship feels refreshed. Give more of your time for the couple quality time and enjoy this peaceful week without having to worry about another argument.

 

Sagittarius ♐️

General
With Jupiter in your 10th House whilst in square with Sagittarius in your 1st House, you find that restrictions and rules in no way benefits you. Added with trine aspect with Pluto, this puts you in a position where you start to question everything. There’s an urge to rebel, to make a difference, to go against the status quo. However, to understand how the world works, you must understand that you don’t have to solve everything. Sometimes the answer to your question can be no answer at all.

Career - Money - Health
Although your career is doing alright since Jupiter is nicely positioned in your 10th House, you need to be careful of how you manage your finances. Money seems to be flowing in and out really easy. Whichever house the Pluto is located at helps you to see which area in your life that needs to be improved. In this case, the existence of Pluto in your 2nd House indicates that it’s time to put an end to reckless finance management.

Love (Single)
Single Sagittarius have more luck in attracting new prospects than other signs this week (or until next month) as the Sun is inhabiting Aries in your 5th House. With the help of Mercury and Uranus, you’ll get back in the dating scene in no time. Uranus' strong, carefree energy has influenced you to stay in the ‘no strings attached’ area. So far it’s safer for you to stay away from the drama and potential heartbreaks.

Love (In A Relationship)
Letting go of your worries is easier to be said than done. But at some point, you need to address what’s been bothering you because it’s starting to affect your loved ones as well. There’s a feeling of incapability of making them happy, along with the uneasiness thinking about the prospect of not being able to fulfil it. You’ve been doing great so far. Don’t let your own obsession tells you otherwise.

 

Capricorn ♑️

General
With Saturn located in your 12th House while in square with Jupiter in the 9th House, your focus this week has shifted to how you can improve yourself as a person. You feel like you haven’t done much for the people around you and you can’t help but to compare yourself with some of your more successful friends. In reality, we are walking our own path individually. Your journey may take longer than others, but it doesn’t mean that you won’t go as far.

Career - Money - Health
Keeping yourself busy with work helps you to find yourself again in the process. Some events that happened in your workplace revealed some of your true nature and will help to set your future goal. Your only obstacle now is your ambition to keep the process shorter as Mars is sitting closely to your Saturn. Sometimes things take slow to get you ease into it. Just relax and let the Universe does its job.

Love (Single)
It’s not easy to stay in your current position without wondering where to go next. But right now, the best way to keep things going is by staying where you are. Do not expect your crush to come up with an answer, as the best answer is the one that can be understood without words.

Love (In A Relationship)
If you start to question about love, the more questionable your love is going to be. This week, your Venus is deeply influenced by the position of the curious cat Jupiter in your 9th House. All you want is a reassurance that all will end in a happy ending. But how would you know how it ends if you don’t take control of your narrative?

 

Aquarius ♒️

General
As your Uranus turns square with Pluto in 12th House this week, you will encounter several events that makes you question your decision in life. If you’re not sure where to process from there, you can use the combined energy of Mercury and Sun this week to keep you out of making wrong decisions. The Moon will also go home to your 1st House this weekend, which helps to bolster your intuition during this trying time.

Career - Money - Health
When it comes to work and career, Aquarius always knows how to work independently, without being affected by what other people are saying. But this time, reach out to your colleagues to help you with your work. Currently, the best individual strength for you is the one that is built from collective effort. Do not hesitate to ask around.

Love (Single)
To love is to give your 100% when needed and to give less when the other one is in charge. There should be a balance between both, instead of leaning towards to one side only. Although you are confident that you are doing this for the right reasons, pay attention to The Mercury Affair’s trine with Saturn and square with Pluto. Time to reassess how you express your concern with your crush because there’s a strong possibility that both friends will continue to stay as friends.

Love (In A Relationship)
Maintaining a relationship starts to come off as a hard work for you, particularly on Wednesday, and you wish that things go a little bit easier on your part. Aquarius may seem nonchalant, but in reality, they can be very invested in their relationship. I guess this time you have to leave the small details behind and focus on what makes both of you happy. Take a short walk on the park, find some time to relax together, and you won’t find yourself entangled in it anymore.

 

Pisces ♓️

General
Don’t be too hard on yourself, Pisces! It’s a great news whenever a planetary ruler finds itself in their respective house, such as Neptune that comes home with Venus to your 1st House. However, this causes you to be in a retrospective mood, specifically in love. The moon transit in your 12th House this weekend also forces you to remember some things in the past. It may be things that you may not be fond of, but it’s important to face it in order to end a bad cycle.

Career - Money - Health
With the help of Sun, Mercury, and Uranus, on your House of Wealth, this week money seems to pop up everywhere you look. You have a keen eye to see business opportunities during this period. Use this wisely. See if you can embrace those people who are jealous with your luck. Keep them by your side and see what happens next.

Love (Single)
This week, love pursuits is not really your main priority as you are busy in satisfying your physical self. With your Sun in 2nd House in trine with Mars in 10th House, you don’t see building relationship is as important as physical pleasure. Just don’t get caught in problem caused by misinterpreted signals. 

Love (In A Relationship)
Venus has found its way to the Pisceans’ 1st House thus despite your current relationship state, you can’t help but to feel like you are not worth their time. Like your General reading, it’s the retrospective mood in play. I’m sure that your self-created guilt is not the actual reality. However, since Jupiter is currently ruling your 7th House, it’s best to talk this openly with your significant other to ease your worries.

 

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Foxglove Tarot Bali

Hello, I'm Canti!

I am a tarot reader and an eclectic witch living in Bali, providing online tarot reading and blessing service for the mindful soul-searchers. Contact me at www.foxglovetarot.com to book a private counseling session with me.