On 11 May the New Moon rises at 21 degrees Taurus. The New Moon in Taurus steadies our emotions and is a good time for grounding ourselves and reconnecting with the Earth and our physical bodies.
During the New Moon Mercury will conjoin the North Node and sextile Chiron, while Mars squares Chiron. There is a strong opportunity to correct thought patterns that may be holding us back from true healing, however we will have to overcome our headstrong desire to be first and most important. Humility is key.
When the Moon is in Taurus things tend to slow down a bit. Like a cow in a sunny field of lush green grass our responses to life will become slower, we’ll feel more relaxed and ready to live life at a more gentle pace.
Of course the New Moon is always a good time to begin new projects and set intentions for the coming month. During the New Moon in Taurus financial investment and home renovations are traditionally favoured, as is anything to do with the soil such as planting a new garden or building a compost heap. Think practical rather than intellectual during this time.
To make the most of this lovely sensual New Moon in Taurus energy, focus on grounding your consciousness in your body. Enjoy yoga, go walking in nature or spoil yourself with an indulgent massage. Take time to prepare a special meal that nourishes your body and enlivens your senses. Being in the body reminds us of how dramatically our emotions affect our health and physical well-being. Carry this awareness with your through the coming month.
How will the New Moon in Taurus affect you?
The New Moon in Taurus will only have a really pronounced affect on those whose personal natal planets are touched. If none of your natal planets are involved you may not experience any of these affects at all, especially if you’re experiencing a major transit from a slow moving outer planet that is completely overwhelming any subtler energies.
You’ll feel the energy strongly if you have planets between 11 and 30 degrees of an Earth sign (Capricorn, Taurus or Virgo), or within 11 and 30 degrees of the fixed signs (Taurus, Scorpio, Leo or Aquarius). If your planets are squared or opposed (Fixed signs) you’ll likely experience some of the less desirable qualities of Taurus, such as stubbornness or attachment to material possessions.
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How are you experiencing the New Moon in Taurus
How does the New Moon in Taurus interact with your chart? What do you expect to learn and experience during this time? Share your thoughts in the comments below.