Fresh, in-season strawberries arugula and spinach accompany vegan mozzarella cheese in this refreshing salad.
Strawberry Caprese Salad make this simple caprese salad extra special! It is a great salad for spring!
This upcoming new Moon in Taurus happens tonight April 26, and, it is a very interesting time. It can feel like a real push-me pull-you experience, and, we’ve been feeling that for some time, but, now it’s getting more accentuated. Feelings are amped up as we are being pushed to change, and, change we will, at least to some extent in some measure.
This new Moon in Taurus carries a flavor of wanting (or needing) to be accepted, respected, a valuable member of the tribe, to not feel like an outcast, a reject, or like someone who just doesn’t measure up.
The Sabian Symbol for this new Moon is The Woman Of Samaria At Jacob’s Well, and, we may at times feel like an alien, or as we may not don’t fit in, are not taken seriously or take up too much room or space. None of this is what we want or where we want to be going, of course, but, when we can identify any of these reactions, thoughts or feelings, we can see them for what they are and purge them now for good. This can be a very healing new Moon.
The biggest thing with this new Moon period is that Venus (which rules Taurus) is now direct, and, about to move from Pisces into Aries. This will help things along. We’ve had Venus retrograde conjunct (together with) Chiron, and squaring Saturn for what seems like weeks now. Many have been experiencing the tension and stress of the feeling of having to move away from familiar situations, the need to let go of something or someone.
Mercury is retrograde and the message of Mercury at this new Moon is that we can bring back something that we thought was lost.. we can renew or revive something. Mercury is in a very powerful aspect with not only planet Uranus (it’s conjunct or together with Uranus in Aries), but, it’s also trining Saturn. This can bring breakthroughs in understanding, decisions and/or moves made, final resolutions to old stories, a deep letting go of restrictions and moving into the future. When Mercury goes direct smack on Uranus and trine Saturn, so, it’s a very strong period of out with the old and in with the new.
Mercury is also asking us to be pioneers; to reach out to new shores, new beginnings, to do a big, deep let go. The new Moon means that the Sun and the Moon are both together – bringing a synergy of their energies together. It is a perfect time to set your intentions for the future. This period is wonderful for planting seeds of any kind whatever you wish.
Ask yourself, What do you want to manifest in your future? Whether you write it down or just hold the thought forms in your mind, doing this at the new Moon can bring forth some fabulous results. This new moon is giving us an enormous opportunity to break free of past barriers, limitations, and restrictions. It’s leading us out of the swamp of negative feelings and emotions, and, it’s asking that you concentrate on YOU, not on everyone else first, but YOU first.