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  • Writer's pictureLori Barnes

Taurus New Moon

Updated: Aug 21, 2023

Taurus New Moon Insights: Embracing Growth and Grounded Energy


Friday 19 May 2023 8:53 AM, West Coast, USA 11:53 AM, East Coast, USA 5:53 PM, Rome, Italy 28 degrees Taurus


As we enter the enchanting phase of the Taurus New Moon, a sense of renewal and fresh beginnings permeates the air. This celestial event invites us to set intentions, refocus our energies, and embark on a journey of growth and stability.


Let’s explore the astrological events and energies surrounding this Taurus New Moon and discover how we can harness its transformative power.


Astrological Events:


The Taurus New Moon brings a stellium of celestial bodies in the steadfast sign of Taurus. With the Moon, Sun, Uranus, Mercury, North Node, and Jupiter all expressing through this earthly zodiac sign, the cosmic energies are grounded and expansive, providing a fertile ground for manifesting our desires.


The luminaries Sun and Moon in earth sign Taurus make harmonious sextiles with Venus and Mars traveling through water sign Cancer, and Saturn traveling through the water sign Pisces, creating a harmonious flow of energy and drive towards Taurus-related activities.


Key Influences:

  1. Sun and Moon: The New Moon and Sun at 28 degrees Taurus urge us to embrace fertility and resourcefulness, setting the stage for incorporating new systems and resources into our routines. It is an opportune time to lay foundations and nurture our dreams, anchoring them in the physical realm.

  2. Mercury: Having turned direct on the 14th, Mercury travels direct in the sign of Taurus. Its exact sextile with Saturn, positioned at 6 degrees Taurus and Pisces respectively, facilitates the grounding of Taurus energy and the manifestation of concrete ideas. Saturn’s presence in Pisces further encourages the establishment of structures and visions in a fluid and visionary manner.

  3. Mars: As Mars forms a trine with Neptune, some residual haziness from the recent Mercury retrograde might linger. However, with Mars transitioning into Leo on the day after the New Moon, a burst of fiery energy awaits, fueling our passions and pushing us to take bold action. It’s important to note that just before moving into Leo, Mars triggers the April 20 solar eclipse at 29 degrees Aries, suggesting powerful transformative themes at play.



The Taurus New Moon is accompanied by significant sign changes, further amplifying the transformative energy:

  1. Jupiter moves into Taurus on May 16, infusing abundance and expansion into the realm of material resources and growth opportunities.

  2. Mars enters Leo on May 20, igniting our inner fire and driving us to express ourselves boldly and authentically.

  3. The Sun shifts into Gemini on May 21, bringing an air of intellectual curiosity and versatility, as it sextiles Mars and trines Pluto.

Harnessing the Taurus New Moon Energies:

  1. Setting Intentions: Seize the opportunity of the Taurus New Moon to set powerful intentions aligned with growth, stability, and material abundance. Reflect on what came up for you during the recent Mercury retrograde period and contemplate how you can make adjustments for a more aligned future.

  2. Sensory Pleasure: Taurus is known for its sensual nature. Explore ways to indulge your senses, such as enjoying your favorite music, savoring delicious foods, embracing touch and physical pleasures, appreciating art, and immersing yourself in pleasant scents. Cultivate a deep connection with your senses and allow them to guide you toward pleasure and joy.

  3. Power Dynamics: Reflect on the power dynamics in your relationships and interactions with significant individuals. Evaluate whether there is a healthy balance of power or if there are imbalances that need addressing. Use the Taurus energy to establish healthy boundaries and ensure that your relationships are built on mutual respect and reciprocity.

Inspirational Quote

‘Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself'. – Oprah Winfrey

Taurus New Moon Journaling Prompts:

  1. Are there any themes or topics that have come up from the past in April or early May? Write about what has been on your mind the most and what you can do to make adjustments for the future that will bring greater alignment for you moving forward.

  2. In what ways do you feed your five senses – taste, touch, smell, sight, and sound? Do you get enough sensual stimulation? Beyond sex, our bodies thrive when our senses are stimulated and experience pleasure. Write about how you like to enjoy pleasure for each of the senses. For example, what music brings you the most pleasure? What food brings you the most pleasure? What part of your body enjoys touch the most? What type of art do you love to see? What is your favorite smell?

  3. What is the power balance like in your life with significant people? Is there balance? Is there empowerment? Or is there an imbalance with you having too much power over someone, or someone having too much power over you? In this case, think of a power imbalance like when one is unable to exert themselves due to another person having too much control or power and is wielding it in an unfair way.



Wrap Up:


The Taurus New Moon presents a fertile time for grounding our dreams, embracing stability, and manifesting abundance. With multiple planets expressing through Taurus and the sign changes of Jupiter, Mars, and the Sun, this cosmic alignment holds tremendous transformative potential. By setting intentions, indulging our senses, and examining power dynamics, we can navigate this lunar cycle with purpose and create a solid foundation for growth and prosperity.


Remember, each individual’s astrological chart will have its own unique influences and nuances. Consulting an astrologer or exploring your natal chart can provide deeper insights into how the Taurus New Moon and its accompanying planetary movements personally impact you. May this Taurus New Moon bring you stability, growth, and the courage to embrace the transformative energies at hand.

Book a session with me and discover how the planetary activity can help guide you. Watch the Taurus New Moon video on my YouTube channel.

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