“Is this one tribe or a stranger?” is the calculation of the narrow-minded; but to those of a noble disposition the world itself is but one family. Hitopadesa proverb
We never know the worth of water till the well is dry. English proverb
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart ...who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside awakes. Carl Gustav Jung
It was . . . enough to suffer as a woman, an individual, on one’s own account, without having to suffer for the race as well. It was brutality, and undeserved. Nella Larsen
We need to feel the cheer and inspiration of meeting each other; we need to gain the courage and fresh life that comes from the mingling of congenial souls, of those working for the same ends. Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin
What I am is a humanist before anything… before I’m a Jew, before I’m black, before I’m a woman. And my beliefs are for the human race—they don’t exclude anyone. Whoopi Goldberg
This upcoming new Moon in Taurus happens on April 26, and, it is a very interesting, and yet challenging, period. 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 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, 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, as if we don't fit in, are not taken seriously or take up too much space. None of this is what we want or where we want to be going, of course, but, if we can identify any of these reactions, thoughts or feelings, we can see them for what they are and purge them now. 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 stress of the feeling of having to move away from familiar situations, the need (or the impetus) to let go of something or someone, and, many are feeling the pinch financially as a lot of confidence has been blown out of the economy (and the future).