NEW MOON 25 DEGREES TAURUS
Tuesday, May 15
4:48 a.m. PT/7:48 a.m. ET/ 11:48 a.m. UTC
Keywords/Themes: Earth activism, sensuality, Earth awakening, connection, preventive health, action, energy, creativity, value, pleasure, intimacy
The Taurus new moon activates our desire for connection to ourselves, others, but also Earth itself. The Earthly, second sign of the zodiac reminds us to stop and smell the roses and appreciate the finer things in life while also honoring productivity.
Taurus, like the Earth, continually leans into the creative process. The shadow side can be indulgence, materialistic, or bull-headedness. All things to notice during this new lunar phase. A key aspect of Taurus energies is understanding our relationship to intimacy itself and this new moon offers the perfect impetus to explore whether through tantric practices or a personal deep dive with into our watery realms of the unconscious.
Conjunct Sedna, the dwarf planet named after Inuit goddess of the ocean, this new moon links us to bodies of water and the symbolism of our own Earthly depths and where we self-abandon. I often call it the mermaid planet in sessions as people with strong Sedna in their natal chart tend to value or live near water, particularly protecting it. This goddess has a traumatic past, though her legacy reminds us of the gems often only found in our ability to go deeper in examining our places of rejection.
This new moon cycle begins on the same day Uranus moves into Taurus, awakening Earth intimacy, consciousness and activism, a union of Taurus and Sedna. Things could get a little weird (“weird” is Uranus’ middle name) as a seven-year cycle of Uranus in Aries ends and we move into a long-term phase of major shifts perhaps with the environment, financial structures, or collective values. Below are some suggestions for grounding yourself with Earth this new lunar cycle:
Everyday ritual recommendations:
//Mind// Read books by Earth activists such as Joanna Macy, Thomas Berry, or Rachel Carson
//Body// Pleasure is the name of the game…massages, eating yummy food or shopping for beautiful things
// Spirit// Meditation or walking in nature, preferably near water
//Soul// Art therapy session or perhaps some sexy time alone or with a partner
Questions to consider for intention setting:
What is my role in caring for Earth and how do I feel called to protect it?
Where and how do I experience the most pleasure in my life and how can I amplify it?
What does intimacy mean to me? Is it something I focus more on with myself or others?
Am I more comfortable giving or receiving pleasure?
Other astro-happenings this lunar month:
Wednesday, May 16 :: Mars enters Aquarius
Thursday, May 17 :: Venus crosses solar Plexus/Portal of Power
Saturday, May 19 :: Venus enters Cancer
Monday, May 21 :: Sun moves into Gemini
Wednesday, May 23 :: Mercury opposite Jupiter
Thursday, May 24 :: Venus opposite Saturn
Friday, May 25 :: Jupiter trine Neptune
Tuesday, May 29 :: Full Moon, Mercury enters Gemini
Friday, June 1 :: Mecury trine Mars, Venus trine Jupiter
Saturday, June 2 :: Venus trine Neptune
Tuesday, June 5 ::Venus opposite Pluto