The New Moon in Taurus Wants You to Touch it and Taste it
New Moon in Taurus
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Each month at the new moon, the sun’s creative spark joins forces with the moon’s nurturing energy, making it the perfect time to plant seeds and set intentions for whatever you’d like to grow in your life. It’s not always something you can see, hear, smell, taste, or touch… but when the two luminaries meet up in earthy Taurus, our new moon wishes naturally take a turn toward the sensual world.
What Does the New Moon in Taurus Mean?
Taurus is all about embodiment—being fully present in our bodies (not stuck in our heads) and savoring the sweetness of the here and now. Those of us feeling burned out from the frenzied activity of last month’s new moon in Aries can heave a sigh of relief, as this new moon invites us to slow things down to a more leisurely and sustainable pace.
Words like “sustainability,” “stability,” and “security” are music to Taurus’s ears. It’s not enough for this fixed earth sign simply to enjoy nature’s abundance today— there should be plenty put aside for tomorrow as well. The Taurus new moon invites us to take stock of our resources (money and material possessions, as well as intangibles like skills, talents, and energy) and consider how we might do better at managing and caring for them.
Yes, we’re living in a material world… and this new moon invites us to enjoy all it has to offer!
Just remember, every sign has its shadow side. So if we’re prone to Taurean vices like materialism, laziness, or stubbornness, we’ll also want to think about expressing this energy in more enlightened ways.
New Moon in Taurus by Sign
Of all your many assets, the most valuable and irreplaceable one is YOU—but you wouldn’t always know this from the way you spend your precious time, energy, and hard-earned cash. This new moon, set the intention to invest in your own health and wellbeing and step up your self-care. You’re worth it!
With all the options on life’s menu, your deepest, darkest fear is being forced to choose just one. Use this new moon’s staying power to conquer commitment-phobia! Choose one essential thing in your life and resolve to give it your undivided attention… even if it’s just for one month.
At last, spring has sprung—and now that the warm weather is finally here, you don’t want to let one moment of it go to waste! This new moon finds you firming up plans and plotting projects to make the most of the long, lovely, leisurely days ahead.
Ideally, your work is about more than just earning a paycheck—it’s about leaving a legacy. This new moon invites you to visualize what lasting success might look like for you. How would you like to be remembered by future generations, and what small steps can you take now to make that happen?
Having trouble seeing the forest for the trees? This new moon invites you to step back and get a fresh perspective. Let yourself wander aimlessly in nature for a while, just taking it all in. Leave your analytical mind at home—your senses will tell you everything you need to know!
Everything seems more romantic in the spring. But for love to last past the end of the season, it’ll take more than just romance—and this new moon is a time for digging deep and doing the work. Whether the relationship is romantic or platonic, it’s all about supporting each other when the going gets tough.
You’re in the mood for love… and this could be the perfect time to connect with that special person. To be sure, though, you’ll have to get on their wavelength and tune in to what they’re feeling—this new moon in your opposite sign is all about balancing your needs and desires with theirs.
When you think of enjoying the “finer” things in life, dealing with mundane, nitty-gritty details is not what you have in mind. But paying just a little more attention to the practical stuff could actually go a long way toward improving or enhancing your quality of life… and that’s where this new moon comes in.
Generally, new moons are perfect times to set goals (not that you’ve ever needed an excuse). But this month, your only assignment is to have fun! Go outside and play. If you’ve forgotten how, don’t worry—there’s probably a child in your life who can remind you how it’s done.
Going out is overrated—there’s nowhere you’d rather be at this new moon than in the comfort of your own home. But if you’re going to be spending more time there, you may want to give your humble abode an upgrade. Straighten up around the house, add some new décor, or find other ways to create sacred space.
As the dreamer of the zodiac, it’s not always easy for you to translate your visions into words the rest of us can understand. Fortunately, this new moon helps you solidify your thinking and get your ideas across in a simpler, more direct way. It won’t mean the spell has been broken, just that more people will be able to share the magic!
You’ve got your mind on your money, and your money on your mind—but once you’ve earned it, where does it all go? This new moon is the perfect time to get a better handle on your finances. Balancing your checkbook, opening a savings account, or drafting a simple budget would all be good ways to start.