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Taurus New Moon – Slow and Steady Wins the Race

I know that the cosmic vibrational temperature has been set on high for quite a while now! We just had a very intense eclipse season concurrent with Mercury being retrograde.

Happily, we are officially out of eclipse season, and Mercury is no longer retrograde, though he will still be in his post-retrograde shadow until May 31st.

We have an abundant stellium in the sky in the feminine, earthy, comfort-loving sign of Taurus. Just a few days ago, Jupiter joined the North Node, Mercury, Uranus, and the Sun in Taurus—so let this be a salve if life has felt a little too extra of late!

The Moon joins with the Sun within the Pleiades at 28°25’ Taurus at 8:53 am PDT on May 19th.

This New Moon is in a harmonious sextile with Mars in Cancer and Neptune in Pisces and applying trine to Pluto in Aquarius. This is inviting us to act on our dreamiest, more altruistic, mystical, creative dreams and artistic endeavors while plumbing our depths and embracing our deeper reservoirs and capacities to transform any situation we encounter for the greater good!

With the Moon in Taurus, I’m reminded of Treebeard, the beloved Ent in The Two Towers, the 2nd book/film in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, who embodied the idea that ‘anything worth doing, is worth taking our time.’

While I’m sure there is much on your “To Do” list, please take some precious time for yourself. Even though both the Moon and Sun will quickly move into “fast-moving Gemini”…take your time to settle into your body.

This is a beautiful time to meditate, take long salt baths with essential oils, spend time in nature, breathe deeply, and ask yourself, “What’s the most important thing?”

There is another dimension to this New Moon chart -- Mars, Jupiter, Pluto, the Nodes, and the Shapley Attractor are all forming an increasingly tight grand cross, which will perfect as Mars moves into Leo on Saturday, May 20th and first opposes Pluto, and then progresses through the first several degrees of Leo into the middle of next week. This is one of the most dynamic aspect configurations that we've had in a long time. It is propelling us along our evolutionary path, whether we feel ready for it or not.

We are being called to step into our fully actualized versions of ourselves. This is not a dress rehearsal...remember that you have been preparing for this time in history for a very long time! The New Moon is harmonizing beautifully with this aspect pattern -- You've got this!

These are my recommended times to write your New Moon intentions for the 2-week waxing Moon phase:

  • There is a short window of time tomorrow morning while the Moon is in Taurus between the New Moon, at 8:53 am and 10:51 am PDT, on the 19th, before the Moon sextiles Mars in Cancer, and then goes Void-of-Course (VOC).

  • There is a more extended period when the Moon moves into Gemini at 11:48 am, on the 19th until Sunday, May 21st before she squares Neptune on May 21st, and then goes VOC at 3:11 pm. VOC is NOT my favorite time to write intentions and have them planted firmly in fertile soil!

  • My favorite window is when the Moon is in Cancer, from May 21st at 8:28 pm until 2:12 am on May 24th, when the Moon trines Neptune.

Here are a few Taurus Keywords to get your Intention setting juices flowing:

  • Patience

  • Money

  • Self-worth

  • Conservative

  • Thorough

  • Determination

  • Sensual

  • Practical

  • Artistic

  • Stable

  • Domestic

  • Dependable

  • Loyalty

Where the New Moon lands in your chart indicates the area of your life that is being activated:

  • Aries Rising / 2nd House - Belongings, finances, earning power, values, resources, self-worth

  • Taurus Rising / 1st House - One of the most important points in a chart; I or me, personality, body, health, physical appearance, how one is seen, how one sees the world

  • Gemini Rising / 12th House/Opposite 6th House - Seclusion, suffering, sorrow, confinement, limitation, that which is hidden from sight, hidden strengths or weaknesses, secrets, self-undoing, subconscious mind, selfless service to others, charity

  • Cancer Rising / 11th House/Opposite 5th House - Goals, wishes, friends, money obtained through one’s profession, groups & associations which are related to career

  • Leo Rising / 10th House/Opposite 4th House - Profession, career, standing in community, status, fame, influence one has within one’s sphere

  • Virgo Rising / 9th House/Opposite 3rd House - Higher mind, philosophy, religion, higher learning, psychology, distant travel, foreigners, big business, law

  • Libra Rising / 8th House/Opposite 2nd House - Others’ belongings, support received from others, inheritance, legacies, insurance, taxes, trusts, secrets, sex, transformation, metaphysics, occult

  • Scorpio Rising / 7th House/Opposite 1st House – Your others, partners, marriage, divorce, lawsuits, contracts, open enemies

  • Sagittarius Rising / 6th House - Health, diet, work, job, employment, employees, dependents, mundane duties, hygiene, personal habits, pets

  • Capricorn Rising / 5th House - Creativity, children (both human & artistic) drama, vacations, parties, fun, love affairs, romance, gambling, speculation, hobbies

  • Aquarius Rising / 4th House - Home, real estate, private life, parents, roots, ancestry, foundation

  • Pisces Rising / 3rd House - Communication, letters, emails…, siblings, neighbors, immediate surroundings, close travel, primary schooling

William and I met 27 years ago, on May 19th, so we will be celebrating this nurturing New Moon and we wish you a wonderful time as you take precious time for yourself!

Much love & many blessings,


PS: If you are ready to dive more deeply into your chart, consider booking a Complimentary Discovery Session.

I'd love to shine a light on your path!


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