The New Moon on May 11th is comfortably within value-oriented Taurus. Accompanied by the Sun and Uranus, this cosmic conjunction is focused heavily on bringing not only structure, but also breaking away from the chaos which keeps us from enjoying the fruits of our labor and focus our minds and hearts on what truly matters.
We are given a gentle boost to see the world through a loving lens to focus on our relationships, money matters, and of course our value system which will be highlighted during this time.
The week of the New Moon is bound to be as harmonious as it is to be magical. Not only do we now have many of the heavily influential outer planets working together in earth and water signs, but we also have Jupiter emphasizing romantic and dreamy aspects as it is to moves into Pisces on Thursday, where it is in conjunction with Neptune and sextiling Uranus rather than being at odds. Those who have been looking for magick are certainly bound to find it now, and those who refuse to believe, will be struck by miracles that are too mystically aligned to be considered coincidence.
While Pluto has gone retrograde late last month, we can consider this to be a good thing, for the New Moon’s influence is not as heavy as the prior Full Moon in Scorpio, which kicked Pluto’s backward motion off. Internally we are inspired to take another look at our value system, not so much on the material things in our lives, but rather how we see ourselves, our intimate relationships, and where we give our power to, or take our source of power from. The New Moon offers us a boost of energy so to really consider how we view our place in this World and how we can add more value to it.
The Taurus New Moon impacts us greatly with its Venus vibes, bringing beauty, romance, and a focus on our value system to light. To plant new seeds is the goal, seeds that are designed to grow into beautiful bouquets that offers even more beauty to surround us. The Moon is rooted, secured, and finds her safe place in Taurus, where there is no need to hurry, no need to stress, and no need to bring about any sudden changes. Comfort is the goal, as is a desire to surround ourselves with the things we feel most in our element, such as soft music, good food, adoring friends or lovers, and the ability to express our appreciation for it all.
This New Moon is certainly welcomed as the prior Full Moon in Scorpio gave many of us a run for our money in terms of cleaning out that closet from the things that go bump in the night and transmuting many toxic behavioral and environmental influences. The work has been done, and so now it is time to be present and grounded within our bodies, to enjoy the fruits of our labor, and to marvel over all that we have accomplished. This is the pause that is welcomed, and the break from the continuous efforts of shadow work, and tireless goal-reaching that is needed.
If insecurities are triggered during this time, then it is all for a higher cause in taking a closer look at what keeps us from experiencing the comforts we desire, why we won’t allow ourselves to sit still, and what may be preventing us from indulging in the closeness or intimacy we crave within our relationships. This is also where that value system comes into play, meaning that we may not value ourselves enough or hold enough value within our relationships and so we keep things at arm’s length and are restraining ourselves from indulging in the connections we deserve.
Spending time outside with nature, planting a garden, decorating your home with your favorite aesthetic, or even a little retail therapy is supported by this New Moon. Do something that brings you a sense of comfort, that caters to a well-needed and deserved token of self-care, and also a means to express our affections and appreciation for those we adore and love.
It is time to lay down the shield, to put the sword back in the sheath, and to take off our armor. The Taurus New Moon urges us to feel everything from the heart, to indulge our senses of the wonderful sensations around us, and to be present within our own skin.
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When you look at things through a lens of beauty, then all you will see is beautiful. When you love yourself, see the beauty within yourself, and love what you do, then love will find you and bless you with its affections.
It is time to be present, to find comfort within our vessel, and to celebrate it for housing our spirit. As above, so below, as within, so without. It is time to ground and come back down to earth so to marvel over its beauty.
The ritual designed for this new moon is themed to match the Venus-oriented attributes of Taurus, as well as to help awaken and empower our inner Goddess, the divine feminine nature.
OTHER ITEMS TO CONSIDER
Dedicated for your Sun and/or Moon sign
Perspective is everything, Aries, and when you doubt yourself, it shows because you’re more reluctant to step out of that comfort zone, which typically doesn’t exist, so to make waves towards new adventures. Something is holding you back, and while you might want to point fingers at what it may be, you need to point that finger back at yourself. What you are lacking is confidence and belief in yourself. You can brave whatever stands before you, but you have to believe that you can first. Taking that bold step into the confidence you were born with is what is going to help solve many of the issues you face right now, because many of them are put into place from the lack of self-confidence and worth.
Stand tall and speak up, Taurus. While you might feel you’re crowded in a room full of competitors that are all after the same thing you are, you have to remember that you have something they don’t, which is exactly what is needed to get what you want. You are a winner, and you deserve all of the great things you desire. If you happen to feel uncomfortable about reaching out for what you want, then you need to understand why that is and who you might feel is standing in your way. The true competition you face is within yourself, in convincing yourself that you are deserving, and in understanding that what you desire is meant to be yours. Be bold and be brave, Taurus, what you want is already yours.
Sometimes keeping the peace means being the bigger person and walking away from a conflict, in keeping your mouth shut and accepting the fact that needing the last word in an argument will only allow it to continue and grow more uncontainable like a wildfire. There is no seeing eye-to-eye right now, and there is no coming to a compromise. You might be able to resolve this conflict in the future, but for right now, a temporary pause and call for peace is what will save this connection rather than allowing your ego to get in the way. You have to think if its truly worth losing a friendship or lover over – if needing that last word is necessary right now, because you don’t want to create more friction. Save this relationship and save your own peace of mind by walking away and coming back when you are both calmer and more collected to actually hear one another out rather than listening for the sake of responding.
You can do anything you put your mind to, Cancer, and you can ruin an opportunity by allowing your self-doubt or fears to get in the way. Rather than crying about the storm and the destruction it may bring, you have to remind yourself that you ARE the storm, and nothing can phase you unless you allow it to. There is a certain mindset you are holding onto which is contributing to this feeling of lacking what you need in order to follow through with a pursuit or obtaining a goal. Your disbelief in yourself and your abilities can be crippling and cause you to watch as the opportunities you desire pass you by. Change your perspective and you can change your circumstances.
You are feeling more confident, capable, and thirsty for success than you have in quite some time, Leo, and this is refreshing. While you are famous for having confidence and wear your crown like you were born to, there have been circumstances recently which had you feeling more like a cowardly lion than the King/Queen of the Jungle. Its time to put your crown back on and to stand before your adoring audience, to take in the applause, and to know that you are exceptionally good at what you do. Things are going to be improving for you very soon, doors are going to open, and you will find comfort in your surroundings once more which is only going to contribute to your higher goal setting and thirst for accomplishment.
Slow down, Virgo. There is no need to rush right now. In fact, too much of a rush will contribute to mistakes that you cannot fix in the near future, or perhaps even derail you completely from your chosen path. While events are speeding up and opportunities are flowing through with great speed, you need to ensure that you are focused on that bigger picture and understanding that the path is not something you can consider taking shortcuts on. You can do anything you put your mind to, and when your mind is set, nothing can hold you back. You are a goal-getter and never mind rolling up your sleeves and getting your hands dirty with the hard work that is required. However, this time around you need to take the slow and secured pace – like the race between the rabbit and the turtle, slow and steady will win this race.
Congrats, Libra, you did it! You bulldozed through those obstacles and removed blockages like they were nothing – well even if it was hard work, you still did it and more than likely looked good while doing so! Your creative way of thinking and artistic abilities allowed for you to formulate the solutions needed in order to get the ball rolling on projects and goals you had been striving to accomplish for quite some time. You are free to set new goals, make new plans, and are more than likely incredibly inspired to conjure up new artistic pursuits. While you are bound to experience a peak of success during the time of the New Moon, you are also set towards another peak very soon.
Anxiety plagues us all at times, and sometimes it can keep you up all night. But hope can certainly make a fine pillow where you can rest your head. It might be difficult to be optimistic right now and to see the light within the darkness that you feel surrounds you, but that is the only way you are going to climb out of this darkness. Remember, don’t dim your light when you feel you have been placed somewhere dark, allow your light to spark up your surroundings – because you have the power to do so. Perspective is everything and your mindset can determine the next course of action. You can either dwell within the darkness, or you can light it up and find your way out.
Synchronicities and magick are all around you and you feel incredibly inspired right now. There is a goal or a sense of purpose within you that you can feel was divinely orchestrated, and you want nothing more than to chase after it. Even if your surrounding circumstances do not support your cause, you feel that the heavens do, and so something can stand in your way. With this mindset, you can open more doors that others cannot see and channel the tools, resources, and support you need. Pay attention to the signs and synchronicities, for they are affirming that you are where you need to be and headed where you need to go and be prepared to receive help from an unlikely source that is going to offer a leg up so you can touch the stars. Make a wish, Sagittarius, your aim is true.
You may feel drawn to go within and to withdraw from too much social activity right now. You want to recharge, and you may even feel that you need to heal and too much outside activity is distracting or may even be the cause to your dismay. Even when surrounded by others you know very well and trust, you may feel lonely or even misunderstood. This is an indicator that its time to dive deep within and to recharge your batteries. If you feel lost, then look within for the answers that you seek, pray to your guides, ancestors, or the higher power that you believe in for the signs that you need and then pay close attention to them when they arrive. Someone is supportive of your cause as well, someone much older or experienced than you, and they will point the way.
Jupiter only has a few more days left in enlarging the influence some of the outer planets have on you, such as Saturn, and you have done so much work recently on yourself, your goals, and your personal relationships, and so it is time to become rewarded for it all. You feel inspired and you feel that all is right in the world because of the work you have done. Its time to pat yourself on the back and to take in the beauty that you have created. This is a time of celebration, of rest, and of indulging in all that you have created for yourself. Spend a little money on something you have been wanting for a while now, surround yourself with things that bring a sense of comfort, and hold your loved ones a little extra close.
The New Moon graces you with beauty, a sense of purpose, and rewards from your hard efforts, making you feel worthy, loved, and accomplished. You have worked so very hard recently, pulling yourself out of your dream-state and bringing those dreams into the physical realm, and so now it is time to enjoy what you have worked so hard for. Jupiter will soon be expanding all of your romantic and spiritually empowered aspects, allowing for you to manifest your desires and to dive even deeper in those astral realms, and so it would be wise to ground and be present for the sake of balance before you are sucked back in to those heavenly dreams.