Horoscopes for the New Moon in Taurus
The collective Flower Essence card for this New Moon in Taurus is Holly.
Holly speaks to our need to balance the extremes of love and hate. As a collective card, it goes beyond these emotional extremes in relationships and speaks to the general need to cultivate an approach that is more centered in trust. Our trust must go beyond any human relationship or singular event and move into a basic disposition of trust in the Divine and the supportive role the Divine plays in taking care of us on our personal journeys. We must remember that much of what we experience in reality is only a very small part of the greater picture of what is taking place in our universe. It is easy for us to get wrapped up in the 3-D concerns of our lives: finances, responsibilities, work, managing relationships and families, and we forget to look at things from a greater universal/wholisitic perspective.
This greater perspective, however, is exactly what keeps the mundane aspects of life in balance. We are able to remain in balance much more easily when we step outside of the singular concerns of our life and tune into the vast universal drama that is playing out inside and around us. We must remember this mystery and cultivate trust (Holly) in its divine knowing, timing and blessings. Things don’t always happen the way that we would like them to, but luckily, our reaction to life is in our control. We can either be resentful and afraid, or trusting and relaxed in our power. Our power comes from our contact + connection with the Divine, so cultivating this relationship is everything in times of both trial and abundance.
The New Moon takes place at 14 degrees Taurus and is exact on May 4th at 6:45 PM EST
The Sabian symbol for 14 degrees Taurus is:
On the beach, children play while shellfish grope at the edge of the water
Dane Rudhyar states that this symbol refers to the return of simple pleasures in life in order to experience restoration and revitalization.
Water always symbolically represents the subconscious mind. Our desires, needs, behaviours, emotions, and thoughts all have a connection to our subconscious mind. It is the true bedrock on which our self-conscious mind operates. In this illustration, the shellfish in water represent our subconscious nature + desires, while the children playing represent our conscious mind, learning + integrating new information regarding sociocultural concerns that keep us engaged in the outer world.
There is a suggestion here to release our attachments to egoic ambitions and return to a calm simplicity enface our lives in the outside world. This is a reflection of an attitude of acceptance and peace in the inner world. If we have taken the time to cultivate faith in divine timing + trust in the rejuvenation process, this period can be incredibly nourishing. However, the modern world makes it difficult to truly see through the illusion of glamour, often keeping us hostage to a way of life that is defined by continually striving rather than constant + conscious appreciation of all there is. This is a time to return to nature (Taurus), to live in the rhythm of her cues and to in this way balance the inner landscape of sub + self-conscious impulses, allowing our surrender + acceptance to create harmony within.
The retrogradation of three planets during this time: Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto, does collectively challenge our ability to sit contently in our current state. Jupiter retrograde in Sagittarius is asking whether our belief systems are truly serving our journey, again bringing up the question of faith. Saturn and Pluto retrograding in Capricorn question the structures which we believe to be the ultimate reality of our socio-cultural system. Is this really all there is or is there more than meets the eye? And if so, does our belief system (Jupiter) allow for the proper breakdowns + breakthroughs (Pluto) of our current structures (Saturn/Capricorn) in order to achieve greater personal empowerment (Pluto) and attract greater opportunities for growth + mastery (Jupiter/Saturn)?
Move through this New Moon with the calm certainty of the buds that are awaiting their bloom. There is no telling exactly when the conditions will be right for the flower to unfold and share its magic with the world, but there is the promise of a blooming period, if we are able to relax into the waiting process. Release resistance and if your striving is creating anxiety within, know that it’s not yet the time to display your colours to the world.
Alternatively, if you are finding yourself in a great period of abundance and movement, return to the simple pleasures of being to ground yourself and maintain roots in your fertile soils so they can keep producing opportunities for you.
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Aries and Aries Rising
This New Moon falls in your second house of finances, personal resources and self-worth, Aries. Meditate on the moments in life where you have been graced with abundant opportunities to express your gifts in the outside world. Fill up your inner space with these feelings of expansion, so that you may call in more of these experiences at this time. Plant your seeds of financial desire, and look to a 6-month timeline of what actions you are going to undertake in order to make this possible for yourself. By the time of the Full Moon in Taurus, you can look back on your progress with a feeling of victory + increased trust in the natural processes of growth.
Taurus and Taurus Rising
This New Moon falls in your first house of self-discovery, Taurus. Who are you without the reflection of any outside job or relationship? Take some time for yourself and for the exploration of this singular + authentic identity within you. This is your moment to plant seeds for what aspects of the self you would like to develop, and to connect with your true Self, known only through the inner landscape.
Gemini and Gemini Rising
This New Moon falls in your twelfth house of isolation, auric sensitivity and spiritual growth, Gemini. This is not a time for too much outside activity. This period will be most fruitful if your focus is on healing, releasing old + outworn patterns, and allowing yourself to retreat into your inner world. Much anxiety + fear could present itself if this need to restore your energies is not honoured. The potential for transformation, even a sense rebirth, is possible, but it requires your commitment to the process.
Cancer and Cancer Rising
This New Moon falls in your eleventh house of community and self-directed action, Cancer. You are full of energy to express your creative gifts to a community of like-minded individuals, and are focused on your long-term goals that bring fruitful gains to both your inner and outer world. This is a potent time to network and create new connections in line with your life purpose. Some of the contacts made during this time may not produce results right away, but in six months by the time of the Full Moon in Taurus, that story is likely to change.
Leo and Leo Rising
This New Moon falls in your tenth house of career and public visibility, Leo. You have the strong desire for mastery, recognition and ascension in your chosen professional field at this time. Use the fertile energy of Taurus season to plant the seeds of what you desire to manifest in these areas and make a commitment to your efforts every day to get the most out of this transit through your tenth house. Focus, faith and discipline are keywords for you to meditate on during this Moon.
Virgo and Virgo Rising
This New Moon falls in your ninth house of personal expansion + learning, Virgo. This often comes in the form of travel or contact with information that expands your world view in dramatic ways, bringing a sense of closeness with the Divine and allowing you to tune more fully into divine presence in all areas of your life. Invite the qualities of relaxation + looseness into your life at this time in order to bring in more of these energies of growth and expansion and allow your beliefs to shift and change, letting go of old ways of thinking that no longer serve you.
Libra and Libra Rising
This New Moon falls in your eighth house of transformation and personal empowerment, Libra. This is a time to focus on grounding yourself, as there is a process of deep personal shifts taking place within you. Do your best to not resist this process of change and growth, as it will only make things more difficult for you. Although you are not a creature who enjoys conflict, it can be incredibly fruitful to dive into your personal + relational conflicts at this time, as the result of your total honesty can be extremely rewarding and bring you the sense of harmony you continually strive towards.
Scorpio and Scorpio Rising
This New Moon falls in your seventh house of close personal relationships, Scorpio. Now is the time to focus on the growth of those relationships with the individuals in your life who make you feel like your most authentic self. New business contacts can be made during this time and if you desire to attract a new love relationship into your life, now is a great time to plant the seeds of what you are longing for in a partner. If you are already in a relationship, this period can bring a heightened sense of equality and closeness with your partner. Revel in this!
Sagittarius and Sagittarius Rising
This New Moon falls in your sixth house of health and work life, Sagittarius. This is a time to cultivate your mind-body connection and pay attention to any imbalances that may be expressing themselves physically. If you don’t already have a daily ritual to ground yourself into the body and into the emotions it stores, now is the time to start cultivating this practice. Work with movement and clean eating to help your body + mind detoxify at this time, and pay attention to your work + life balance, taking the time you need to release painful emotions you’ve been storing.
Capricorn and Capricorn Rising
This New Moon falls in your fifth house of creativity and personal expression, Capricorn. Confront the inner disciplinarian that tells you that you can’t have fun or be loose with your creative urges. Not all creative activity has to produce tangible results. Often, it is for the therapeutic effects alone that we engage in self-expression, although your tendency may be to somewhat repress this playful creativity within you because of your perfectionism. Plant the seeds of how you would like to transform this inner dialogue and invite in more confidence and joy while peeling away the pressures of shame and self-imposed restriction.
Aquarius and Aquarius Rising
This New Moon falls in your fourth house of home life and your deepest emotional needs, Aquarius. Now is the time to take stock of what self-care/self-love practices you need to cultivate on a daily basis in order to remain emotionally stable and grounded at all times. This ability to nourish and nurture yourself does so much for your relationships, career and home life. It will ease conflicts in relationships and instill confidence in those who you wish you impress professionally. Be as vulnerable as possible in expressing your needs to your partner or to those with whom you share a home. They will be grateful that you have been honest and allowed yourself to be so open, and in return you will find a pleasant shift in their ability to nurture you.
Pisces and Pisces Rising
This New Moon falls in your third house of learning and communication, Pisces. Now is the time to delve into subjects that interest you, as you have a lot of mental energy to burn. If shyness or reserve has held you back from expressing your opinions and truths in the past, try to move beyond that and open the line of communication with those around you. Share what you are discovering and what makes you feel excited about life. The response will be more inviting than you might think.