The New Moon in Taurus occurs when the Moon is in conjunction with the Sun and both are positioned in the sign of Taurus. This year, on May 19th, 2023 we are experiencing a very powerful New Moon with Mercury, North Node, Vesta and Uranus all being in Taurus at the same time.
It is a wonderful time to take the strong New Moon energy while starting the new cycle of creation and combine it with the key strengths of Taurus: stability, financial/material abundance, beauty, as well as goal and value oriented.
Lunar nodes (north and south) are key points in a birth chart. Together, the north and south nodes represent a theme that is woven for a lifetime. Generally, the north node reveals the passions, values, and talents you need to harvest, so that you can reach your full potential.
A Taurus North Node rewards you with the power of resiliency, as well as the ability to create a stable, abundant, and peaceful life. Regardless of your north node, you can still connect to the current energy of the Taurus North Node and use its gifts for your path.
Think of Vesta as an Asteroid Goddess representing our inner flame and passion. When Vesta is in Taurus, her energy focuses on pleasure, comfort, and security, thus allowing us to bring a sense of safety and stability into our lives. Around this time and with the powerful energy of the New Moon, you are called to set new intentions and build a strong foundation relying on your passion and pleasure. By doing so, your focus will direct upon the things that are truly meaningful to you, therefore, rewarding you with a long-lasting value of your actions.
Taurus is an earth sign that is associated with practicality, patience, and perseverance. The New Moon is also governed by the Sign of the Earth - the right time to “plant the seeds” for your goals, visions, dreams, and abundance.
This lunation offers you the opportunity to reflect on your relationship with money and possessions. During the New Moon in Taurus, you are encouraged to focus on your physical, material, and financial needs, as well as on your values, and to cultivate a sense of abundance in your life. Vision it as a time to practice gratitude for the resources you have and to set intentions for how you can use them to create a more stable and secure future.
Here are rituals you can do to connect with the energies of the New Moon in Taurus:
Taurus, the earthy and sensual sign, encourages us to ground ourselves in the abundant embrace of Mother Earth. Prioritize moments of stillness, allowing your bare feet to caress the earth, and your senses to revel in the beauty of nature. Engage in activities that foster a deep connection with the natural world, such as gardening, forest bathing, or crafting earth-based rituals.
The New Moon symbolizes new beginnings, making it an opportune time to sow the seeds of our desires. In the spirit of Taurus, focus on intentions related to stability, abundance, and material well-being. Reflect on what you wish to manifest in your life, set clear intentions, and infuse them with the unwavering determination of the Bull. Create a sacred space to honor your intentions, perhaps through candle magic or a manifestation altar adorned with crystals and earthy elements. You might even wish to place your hands on the ground and feel the Earth's resonance and heartbeat. Physically planting a seed while visioning your new intentions can be a powerful way of manifesting your new cycle. If you don't have a garden, planting something in your home could be just as significant and purposeful.
Taurus reminds us to indulge in the pleasures of the physical world. Prioritize self-care rituals that honor your body, nourish your senses, and replenish your soul. Engage in activities that bring you joy and embody the essence of Taurus energy, such as enjoying a sumptuous meal, pampering yourself with natural skin care products, or immersing yourself in the captivating rhythms of music and dance.
Invoke the essence of Taurus by working with the earth element in your spiritual practices. Incorporate grounding exercises, meditation, or rituals that involve earth-related tools, such as stones, soil, or herbs. Connect with the wisdom of the land, and the ancient spirits that reside within it, and draw upon their guidance to anchor your intentions.
The New Moon in Taurus offers a poignant opportunity to honor the wisdom of our ancestors. Engage in ancestral reverence practices, such as connecting with your lineage through meditation, offering libations or prayers to your ancestors, or engaging in genealogical research. Seek guidance and inspiration from the ancient ones who walked the earthly paths before us.
As with every New Moon, use this time to slow down, reflect, and set intentions related to building a strong foundation for your life. By aligning yourselves with the energy of Taurus, you can cultivate a greater sense of stability, security, and abundance in all areas of your life.
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