The moon is starting a new cycle in Taurus on Friday, May 19th at 11:53 am Et and for the next 72 hours it is an ideal time to set intentions. Think about your values, money, and security.
A new moon is when the sun and moon are in the same sign at the same degree. In this case it is in Taurus at 28º. We have a couple of days to fully tap into the energy of Taurus before the Sun goes into Gemini.
The Taurus new moon starts off in stabilizing fixed energy on May 19th. Two days later on May 21st the Sun transits into Gemini's flexible and adaptable energy. This is a great time to use the focus areas of Taurus to set intentions to get rooted in your values and beliefs. This will help you to persevere in completing the projects started over the last two Aries new moons. It will also help with projects long ago abandoned (I have those). We find ourselves having the stamina to get lost in our work until we reach completion. This will prepare us for the adaptable mutable energy of the full, waning and Gemini new moon. Gemini energy is adaptable, flexible, and go with the flow. This will help us to be efficient (Virgo), optimistic (Sagittarius) and imaginative (Pisces).
What is Taurus?
Taurus is the zodiac sign known as the bull; the energy is determined and even stubborn at times. It is just what we need to slow down and get rooted in our personal resources such as time, money, and home. Taurus is about building a practical and stable life full of comfort, beauty, and security. Taurus also inspires a need to have a balance between the spiritual and material worlds. To develop our beliefs while forming a positive sense of self via our traditions and values.
What are the Taurus Symbols?
The symbol for Taurus is the Bull. The Bull loves the pleasure of a comfortable environment and is willing to put in the work to get a return on their investment of time and effort. The Taurus glyph represents the bull’s head and horns. The constellation of Taurus is in the form a two-pronged fork, with the center V-shape consisting of the star clusters Hyades and Pleiades along with the bright red Aldebaran.
What is the Taurus Personality?
Taurus is grounded and harvests the fruits of its labor. The energy is practical, steady, and consistent. Taurus approaches situations with the tools of earth: practicality, patience, and stability. When Taurus is on a downward spiral they can be materialistic, stubborn, and overcautious. The tarot card associated with Taurus is The Hierophant.
Taurus, known as the bull is productive, resourceful, and reliable. He is also all about staying true to personal values, beliefs, and traditions.
What are the Taurus focus areas?
Accumulation: Material Comforts , Money, Possessions
Physical Senses: Senusality, Aromas, Tastes, Tactile Enjoyment, Massage
Simple Physical Pleasures: Appreciation, Gratitude, Satisfaction, Enjoyment, Contentment
Building: Persistence, Thoroughness, Perseverance, Solid Foundation
Reliability: Patience, Dependability, Trustworthiness, Steadfastness
Self-Worth: Self-acceptance, Awareness of Personal Needs, Strong values, Determination, Setting Strong Boundaries
Inflexibility: Stubbornness, Attachment, Possessiveness, Stagnation, Resistance to Change
How to set Taurus Intentions
Work with the initiating power of the new moon by setting intentions. For potent results make a list of up to 10 intentions at the exact time of the New Moon up to 72 hours after. Free-write your heart's desires. As the moon waxes come back and refine your intentions into routines, goals, and habits. As the moon wanes come back to release the intentions that are not in alignment with your best interests. Come back throughout the year when the moon is transiting through Taurus. reflect, analyze, and refine where your intention stands.
I like to keep all my New Moon centered intentions, tarot spreads, and journaling in one place. This helps me to stay organized and efficient. It makes it easy to return to my new moon intentions to reflect, analyze, and refine where I stand. You can too but getting yourself a notebook of any kind and using this blog post as a guide. Or you can also pick up one of my New Moon Intention Setting Journals on sale now.
What to do at the Taurus Moon transit?
The Taurus moon mood is stubborn, creative, and sensual. Focus on cultivating your earthly (money, possessions, values) resources. Slow down and bring awareness to your surroundings. Get yourself secure, comfortable, and relaxed. Take consistent steps to protect and steadily grow your resources. Follow through on unfinished projects. Get in a steady groove at work. Approach circumstances with patience and determination. Consider your self-worth when negotiating.
Taurus 2023 New Moon Cycle
Taurus New Moon Tarot Spread
I like use a tarot spread as a framework to keep me on track to manifesting my intentions and goals. Each of the five cards in the spread below corresponds to the phases described above. I refer to this spread on a weekly basis and it helps me to reflect, refine, reevaluate and reinforce my intentions so they may manifest in my physical reality.
What is the seed of the Taurus Moonth?
What do you nurture to grow at the Virgo waxing moon?
What do you celebrate and or forgive at the Sagittarius full moon?
What do you release at the Pisces waning moon?
What is the seed of the upcoming moonth in Gemini? (Use this card as card #1 for the next new moon cycle).
A previous blog post on this topic covers the Tarot Cards associated with Taurus. You can find it linked to this post. I also linked a post on Taurus being the Hierophant in tarot.