The moon is on her way to being new this Tuesday, May 11 in the earthy sign of Taurus at 2:00 pm CST.
New moons occur every month when the sun and moon are in the exact same sign at the exact same degree; this is called a conjunction in astrology. For this particular new moon the sun and moon will both be at 21 degrees Taurus.
Zodiac Facts: Taurus
Keywords for Taurus: attraction, luxury, sensuality, security, tradition, craving, receptivity, patience, persistence, gracefulness, materialism, routine, passivity, temptation, beauty and allure.
Taurus is an earth sign meaning practicality, results and reality are top priorities. While the air signs can be prone to airy-fairy thinking, the earth signs are security-conscious and value the pragmatic. While water and fire signs talk about and express their feelings, it’s earth signs that seek the tangible and the secure. Taurus’ earthy energy comes out in their love of luxury and creature comforts. Being such a sensual sign the Bull loves to touch, feel, smell and taste.
Every sign belongs to a modality; in astrology a modality refers to the attitude and nature of a sign and there are three modalities; cardinal, fixed and mutable. Taurus belongs to the fixed group of signs meaning Taurus has tremendous staying power, they are determined to stay the path come hell or high water. The shadow side of this fixed nature is their resistance to change so at some point the Bull has to learn to release their sometimes obsessive need to control. Taurus can cling to a rut or routine as a way to avoid change.
Every astrological sign is linked to a planet and for Taurus that planetary ruler is Venus the Roman goddess of love, romance and beauty. Venus was also a seductress and Taurus follows her lead. Taurus energy has a way of attracting who and what they want without coming right out and asking for it. However, they can’t rely solely on this power because the body part associated with Taurus is the throat so they need to learn to exercise their voice at times and speak up for what they want. Taurus energy is smooth, peaceful energy that hates chaos or big dramatic scenes so this can be a difficult lesson for them. Since beauty is a keyword associated with their planetary ruler, Taureans can have a definite eye for design.
Every zodiac sign is connected to one of the twelve astrological houses and in the case of Taurus that is the Second House. The Second House is the sector of our chart that deals with money, possessions, wealth and what we value especially how we value ourselves. When we have a planet like Jupiter transiting this part of our charts our financial situation will be affected, this can be an increase or decrease in money depending on the planet involved. If you are a Capricorn or have Capricorn rising you have both Jupiter and Saturn moving through this part of your chart. Jupiter is the planet of good fortune and abundance so you could see an increase in finances while Saturn is teaching you to put those finances to good use.
In tarot, two of the twenty-two major arcana cards will be linked to each zodiac sign. Taurus’ two major arcana cards are The Hierophant and The Empress. The Hierophant relates to the life challenges Taurus must face; those challenges and obstacles that require they build faith in themselves and life. The Empress card relates to the Taurus love lesson. Like the Empress, Taurus must learn to combine wisdom with love; they learn to resist over-giving to others when it isn’t wise to do so. The Empress has an open, trusting heart that not only gives love but also receives love; another Taurus love lesson.
Ideas For Working With the New Moon in Taurus
As stated earlier, new moons occur every month when the sun and moon are conjunct, meaning they are in the same sign and at the same degree. Magically and spiritually speaking, new moons are the perfect time to make a wish or set a new intention.
So what might a Taurus new moon wish look like? Well, using the 2nd House association any wish or intention related to improving or receiving finances would be perfect on a Taurus new moon. One of my favorite affirmations from the late Louise Hay, the affirmation queen, is “My income is constantly increasing. I have abundance in all areas of my life”. If you do ritual work you could use a green candle or a specific money candle. If crystals and stones are your thing you might consider working with citrine, aventurine or jade on this new moon. All three of these crystals are associated with wealth, abundance and prosperity.
Neptune, the planet associated with spirituality, psychic power and creativity will be making an aspect to this new moon. The common theme between Taurus and Neptune would be creativity. This would be a great time to set a new intention about increasing your creativity. Carnelian, celestite and chrysoprase are stones you could work with to boost your creative juices. Maybe you’ve been thinking about selling your art or starting your own business/side-hustle that involves your creativity but you’re having some self-worth (2nd House) issues pop up. Crystals you could use for a self-love, self-confidence ritual would be rose quartz, rhodochrosite, carnelian, citrine or red jasper. If you’re into chakras, you could work with the 2nd chakra known as the sacral chakra, the chakra connected to creativity and self-expression. The color you would want to work with is orange, so an orange colored candle or a specific sacral chakra candle would be great along with any of the orange-colored stones like carnelian, citrine or orange calcite.
Last, but certainly not least it may be time for you to speak your truth in a situation so working with the throat chakra (Taurus rules the throat) would be ideal at this time. Blue is the color of the throat chakra so ideal stones to work with would be lapis lazuli, sodalite, celestite or blue lace agate. Affirmations you could use would be “ I am safe when I speak the truth” “I am free to speak my truth” or “Speaking my truth heals me”.