On May 11, 2:59 PM ET, the Moon joins the Sun at 21°17’ of the sign of Taurus and a New Moon in Taurus takes place. New Moons represent the start of the lunar month. They happen when the Sun and the Moon form a conjunction, a 0° angle from our perspective on Earth. Their alignment inaugurates a two weeks phase of spontaneous action, experimentation, and instinctual expansion. The intentions we set now and the efforts we make will culminate and blossom at the time of the Full Moon.
This New Moon in Taurus opens the Eclipse portal: during the current lunar cycle Eclipse season starts unfolding. The upcoming Full Moon is a Supermoon Total Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius, happening on the Moon’s South Node and bringing up past patterns, assumptions, and beliefs that need to be cleared, purged, and released.
To celebrate the arrival of this New Moon in Taurus, on May 11 at 9:45 PM ET, we are hosting Global Live New Moon in Taurus Meditation on our YouTube channel. We invite you to join us, and invite others to meditate together with us. Tap here to find our scheduled live meditation.
New Moon in Taurus: Attuning to Abundance, Simplicity, & Natural Rhythms
Taurus is about simple living, and the Moon is traditionally considered to be exalted here: she feels very comfortable in this slow, stable, homey sign. Taurus, archetypally speaking, doesn’t need much to be satisfied. Once our basic survival needs are met, we have the chance to feel happy and fulfilled and to enjoy what life offers us without the need of grasping for more. Through Taurus, we have a chance to intentionally slow down, take in, and savor what is being experienced in the present moment through the body and the senses.
The New Moon in the sign of the Bull invites us to attune with abundance and to open up to receive what is available. Taurus encourages us to connect with our personal capacities, skills, and resources, with our resilience and inner strength, in order to generate something of lasting and practical value. We now begin a new cycle relative to how we relate with ourselves: we are encouraged to cultivate self-sufficiency and to approach life from a place of self-trust. Through Taurus, a Fixed Earth sign, we gather material resources, develop our self-esteem and self-worth, and establish our system of values.
The Taurus New Moon offers us a chance to build a new foundation for our lives. For many of us, this may be a time to adopt new values and detach from those that no longer resonate with our purpose, or it may be a time to find a new form of income, more aligned with our talents, skills, and capacities.
New Moon conjunct True Black Moon Lilith: Honoring our Primal Nature
The True Black Moon Lilith is the point of the Moon’s orbit farthest away from the Earth, also referred to as the lunar apogee. We can think of Lilith’s energy as the wildest, most instinctual, and untamed aspect of ourselves that has been suppressed and distorted due to heavy social and religious conditioning. Lilith is correlated with raw feminine sexual energy, with the wisdom of the body, and with our most primal impulses.
The New Moon in Taurus will be conjunct True Black Moon Lilith and this is particularly relevant because the True Black Moon has a very erratic and fluctuating orbit. Their conjunction will emphasize the need to connect with our physical body, our senses, our sexuality, our instinct, as well as with deep raw emotions, such as rage, pain, and grief. Embodiment will be a key theme of the upcoming weeks. The New Moon in Taurus conjunct Lilith encourages us to trust our guts and respect the wisdom of instinct, even if we don’t rationally understand it. Their alignment invites us to find ways to express impulses, emotions, and sensations we would normally suppress or deny, and to reflect upon the internalized judgments and shame around how we express our instinct.
Meanwhile, Uranus is also in the sign of Taurus, at 11°. Even though it is not in tight conjunction with the New Moon, we are likely to feel its rebellious influence, which may be perceived as disruptive to our sense of stability. We may feel inspired to look for ways and solutions that help us reclaim our right to live according to our natural rhythms rather than conforming with the unnatural rhythms and expectations imposed upon us by how society is structured.
New Moon trine Pluto & sextile Neptune: Emotional Growth & Transmutation
The New Moon in Taurus is forming two harmonic aspects with Pluto in Capricorn and Neptune in Pisces. These alignments will support us in the transitions happening throughout the rest of the lunar cycle.
The 120° trine between Sun, Moon, and Pluto represents a supportive flow of energy between our unconscious material, our emotional body, and the conscious part of our personality. These aspects are beneficial for the transmutation of intense feelings: they may help us confront and integrate repressed and buried emotions. Insights of a psychological nature are likely to emerge, yet we need to put in the work to apply this information in a way that can improve our current conditions. The previous Aries New Moon was also in aspect to Pluto, yet their alignment was a square, reflecting a tense and challenging communication between planets aimed at forcing change. The current trine between Sun, Moon, and Pluto implies less friction and more flow, potentially facilitating transmutation, yet requires an active effort from our part to make tangible change happen.
The 60° sextiles between Sun, Moon, and Neptune represent other supporting alignments. We may experience triggers that inspire us to explore how we can integrate an increased emotional and energetic sensitivity without getting overwhelmed by it. These two sextiles loosen our psychic boundaries, increase our imagination, and open us up to a deeper perceptive awareness. Neptune represents the collective emotional body and correlates to all mass phenomena. During these days, we will be more susceptible to the feelings of others and more likely to feel personally invested in or affected by collective dynamics. This Neptunian influence can increase our level of confusion and the sense of not knowing what is really going on, yet it offers us a chance to adopt a spiritual perspective of life and detach from mundane concerns.
To help you harness this energy New Moon in Taurus brings we have created New Moon printable channeled “Building New Foundations” journal and guided meditation audio. We invite you to use these New Moon Ritual tools: journal and meditate together with Moon Omens Soul Family. Tap here to learn more and gain access to ritual tools.
Mercury conjunct the North Node in Gemini: Fact-Checking & Critical Thinking
As the New Moon takes place, Mercury forms a conjunction with the North Node of the Moon in Gemini. Mercury is the planetary ruler of the Gemini North Node: this increases the relevance of their alignment and the importance of consciously connecting with constructive and supportive expressions of the Gemini archetype.
This aspect highlights the need for critical thinking, fact-checking, and discrimination relative to what we take in during the upcoming lunar cycle and Eclipse season. Mercury on the North Node invites us to keep a beginner’s mindset and see everything as a learning journey, to question what we think we know rather than being excessively attached to our existing beliefs, perspectives, or viewpoints. Keeping our minds open, communicating clearly, gathering information from a variety of sources, and sharing our thoughts and feelings with others will speed up the pace of our growth.
Venus, the ruler of the New Moon, has recently entered Gemini too. This speaks about the importance of embracing diversity, being versatile, and approaching relationships as learning experiences. Venus is in an out-of-sign separating square to Jupiter, currently on the last degree of Aquarius. Their alignment increases our generosity and our desire to have fun, yet we need to be mindful of potential overindulgence, overspending, and excessive optimism.
New Moon in Taurus: Back to our Roots, Back to the Earth
Taurus is a Yin or feminine sign: it is about receptivity and openness, pleasure and indulgence, fertility and abundance. It is devoted to generating conditions of security and stability that allow life to unfold and blossom. Some Astrologers believe that the second archetype of the Zodiac is ruled by the Earth herself. The Bull reminds us of our connection to Nature and to the rhythms of our planet, inviting us to get back to our roots, back to the Earth. The Taurus New Moon invites us to attune to our body’s natural clock and to honor the messages coming from within even if, logically, we don’t understand them fully.
We have a chance to ground and center, to reassess our priorities and our intentions for the future. We are encouraged to think about whether or not what we want to create has lasting value and to reflect on how to give form to our vision and purpose and make them tangible. Being a Fixed Earth archetype, Taurus inspires us to seek practical and long-term solutions that help us generate a solid foundation for the future and allow life to flourish safely.
The invitation of this New Moon is to connect with our innate resilience, personal resources, and self-worth. Embracing simplicity, attuning to the cycles of Nature, respecting the ebbs and flows of our energy levels, and listening to the requests and signals of our bodies will help us navigate the upcoming Eclipse season from a grounded and self-secure place.
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