New Moons are the perfect opportunity to initiate new ideas and intentions into the world! We are reminded during this time that when we take action to nourish our mind and body, we create fertile ground for new seeds to grow. The energy of a new moon is Yang centered; it is a time of action, movement, and initiation to aid in the manifestation process.
Take it Easy
We have a beautiful New Moon in the Taurus sign on Friday, May 19th, asking us to let go of control and trust that things are happening in its divine timing! The great thing about this New Moon is that it will be connected with five other placements in the sign of Taurus: Sun, Jupiter, Uranus, North Node, and Mercury. This is a wonderful time to initiate personal care and take it easy on ourselves as we prepare for summer.
Taurus is a fixed, feminine Earth sign ruled by Venus. Venus is the planet of beauty, balance, and attraction. At its highest vibration, Taurus represents stability, resources, balanced relationships, values, and beliefs. Taurus enjoys nothing more than to enjoy all the beauty life has to offer.
However, Taurus energy can be stubborn, lazy, obsessive, and glutinous at its lowest vibration. Taurus loves comfort and stability and has difficulty adapting to change. So if there is an idea or situation you want to control, this New Moon is giving you an easy opportunity to trust that all is well and all is working in your favor.
Sit Back and Smell the Roses
There are a few positive aspects to this New Moon that can further encourage us to slow down and smell the roses. Venus and Mars will be in the sign of Cancer, along with Saturn in Pisces, making a sextile to this New Moon energy. Mercury is also stationed directly on the 14th, Jupiter enters Taurus, and the Sun moves into Gemini all in the same week! This is truly a moment to rest and have a little fun.
This is especially important as we enter Gemini season right after the Taurus New Moon, which will push us to adapt and adjust as we prepare to shift gears into Summer. With six placements in Taurus and three sextile aspects, we are given the green light to ‘be’ and ‘receive.’ Instead of thinking you must go out and obtain something, sit back and see what comes to you gracefully and easily.
Ways to Work with this New Moon!
Taurus rules our five senses, so surround yourself with beautiful things that make you feel good! Eat good hearty food, and enjoy the company of great friends. Taurus season is when the sun begins to shine brighter, so truly enjoy your time with people.
Taurus also rules the heart chakra, so spend time doing the things that bring you joy. Roses, rose water, or even rose quarts can bring beautiful healing and aesthetic during this moon. Green Aventurine is also a beautiful crystal to work with to help open the heart chakra and develop more faith and trust.
Write down a list of your values and beliefs, and begin acting towards a more balanced life.
Happy New Moon!