The moon is on her way to being new this Friday May 19 in the earthy sign of Taurus at 10:53 am CST. New moons occur every month when the sun and moon are in the same sign at the exact same degree; in astrology this is known as a conjunction. New moons are linked to new beginnings. New moons are the perfect time to set new intentions and make wishes.  The day before the new moon is known as the dark moon, this is a time of letting go and clearing out. During the dark moon our psychic vibe is on high so this is also a great time each month to get out your oracle or tarot deck and give yourself a reading for the upcoming month.

Keywords and the New Moon in Taurus: patience, money, finances, materialism, security, luxury, pleasure, tradition, endurance, persistence, sensuality, nature, possessions, determination, beauty, bliss, magnetism and passivity. Look over these keywords leading up to this new moon and notice which ones stick out to you. Which keyword or words describe your life right now? Do any of the keywords describe something you need in your life at this time? This Taurus energy is especially powerful during this new moon; joining the sun and moon in Taurus are Jupiter, Mercury, the North Node and Uranus.

Body Parts and the New Moon in Taurus: Parts of the body ruled by Taurus include; the sinuses, ears, throat, neck, vocal cords, tonsils and thyroid. Some of us may need to take extra care of and pay special attention to these areas of our body.

The Elements and the New Moon in Taurus: Each of the twelve zodiac signs belong to one of the four elements; fire, earth, air or water and Taurus belongs to the earth element meaning this is a sign that is security conscious and places a high value on the pragmatic and realistic. Earth signs work toward results in the physical realm. Taking this a step further, Taurus is associated with the 2nd House; the sector of the astrological wheel linked to money and possessions. So, a new moon in Taurus can bring the topic of money and finances to the forefront. Even one of the tarot cards associated with this new moon, the Seven of Pentacles, is linked to money and finances. Keywords associated with this card are maturity, investments, growth and accomplishment meaning some of us will start to see our previous efforts begin to bear fruit. The seeds you’ve planted are maturing into tangible, financial results.  Getting grounded in your body and the physical world is another great way to honor and work with this new moon in Taurus. You can get grounded in your body by doing something as simple as taking a walk in nature. The earthy, practical nature of this new moon means this is also a perfect time to get organized.

The Modalities and the New Moon in Taurus: Each sign belongs to one of the three modalities; cardinal, fixed and mutable. The modality of a sign gives you more clues about that sign’s attitude and nature. Taurus belongs to the fixed modality meaning this is a sign that has staying power, they are determined to stay the path no matter what. If we didn’t have fixed signs then ideas would remain just that, ideas, they would never get anchored in the physical world. The shadow side to this fixed nature is their resistance to change so at some point the Bull has to learn to release their sometimes incessant need to control. Taurus energy can cling to a rut or routine as a way to avoid change. So, for some of us this new moon can act as a reminder not to take a stubborn or inflexible approach to things. Instead of being determined to do things our way we may need to take a step back and look at things from a different perspective. It may be time for a new way of thinking.

Neptune and the New Moon in Taurus: Dream-maker Neptune will be making a nice, flowing aspect called a sextile to this new moon. Neptune has a very alluring energy that can attract what it wants. This is a fortunate aspect that will add extra energy to the intentions and wishes we make during this lunation. Take some time to withdraw from your usual routines and focus on what you would like to see happen in your life.

Crystals and Stones for the New Moon in Taurus: Since Taurus is associated with money and possessions, Citrine, the law of attraction stone would be perfect to carry with you on the day of the new moon.

Any blue stones like sodalite, lapis lazuli or blue lace agate would be good to work with because Taurus rules the throat and the color blue is linked to the throat chakra.

Rose quartz, the stone of the heart and love, would also be a perfect match for this new moon since Venus, the ruler of Taurus, is associated with love and romance. 


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May 16, 2023 — Denise Welling