Spring is in full effect, and its colorful array of vivid blooms is a representation of abundance, and brand new life. Aries’ cardinal fire propelled us forward, while igniting our inner courage; Taurus’ fixed earth, on the other hand, is asking that we stop and smell the roses, and fully absorb the beauty all around us. Make sure you take your sweet time, and feel free to indulge in your sensual delights. In the end, the essence of slow-moving Taurus is about being fully present in the here and now, and truly basking in the fruits of your labor. Ruled by luscious Venus, pleasure-seeking Taurus expresses its fixed earth through the five senses; hence its Venusian charms shine through in the physical form. For instance, art, beauty, comfort, banking, finances, delicious food, and sensual touch, are some of this earth sign’s favorite things. So, if it looks good, feels good, sounds good, smells good, tastes good and/or all of the above, Taurus is here for it. What about you?
Every single one of these celestial energies are alive and breathing, within each and every one of us. Truth is, it doesn’t matter whether or not you have any personal planets in Taurus; you are all 12 zodiac signs, as they each represent a different area of your life. With that being said, a new moon will withdraw into the night on Saturday, May 4, 2019, bringing stability to our inner world, while blessing us with a clean slate from the heavens. Furthermore, the lullaby-like rhythms of mother moon can help you invoke that which aligns with your soul truth. Fact is, her mysterious phases are everything we need to manifest abundance, and in turn make our dreams a reality. Needless to say, the new moon phase speaks for itself, in the sense that it is the perfect opportunity for a new beginning. Do you struggle with consistency, or have trouble taking initiative? Consider this your fresh start, compliments of la luna herself.
Mother moon is a symbol of our emotions, intuition, shadow self, and sense of nurture. In other words, do not feel pressured to set intentions during this time. On the contrary, listen to your body, and do what feels right. Remember, the fact that la luna is invisible during the new moon phase, serves as a symbol of spiritual renewal, and we are doing the exact same thing. Close your eyes. Take a deep breath. Bask in your solitude. Declutter your mind, and living space. Gather your thoughts, and reflect on your current situation, whether it be something as sacred as your breath, or the intentions you wish to set during this time. Something else to keep in mind is, the energy of this particular lunar phase is highly receptive, which means creating a positive space is essential to the manifestation process. Do yourself a favor: Avoid stressful environments, and negative situations during this time. The seeds you plant during this new moon phase can potentially see fruition during the full moon in Taurus on November 12, 2019.
Moreover, with Taurus’ ruling planet Venus traveling through warrior-like Aries, there’s an impassioned desire to move forward, and achieve our goals. However, a trine to Saturn retrograde, Pluto retrograde, and the South Node in Capricorn, reminds us to consider our long-term goals. This celestial crew of malefic energy is asking that we reflect on our previously-set structures, along with the strengths we’ve acquired throughout the years. All in all, this earthy lunation is providing us with the necessary tools to obtain the abundance we deserve. Taurus season is here, and the cosmos are reminding you of your worth.
On that note, see your new moon in Taurus horoscope and mantra below:
You are worth it, Aries. With la luna illuminating your second house of finances, pleasure, spending-habits, and self-esteem - not to mention its ruler Venus dazzling through your sign - you’re more than ready for fabulous new beginning. What Venus wants, Venus gets, and in the midst of dancing through your cardinal fire, I’m sure she’ll love nothing more than to invest in something bold, and totally ravishing. An impromptu makeover is always a plus, but a trine to Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node, in your tenth house of fame and prestige, could very well gift you with enough stability to move forward in your professional life, and perhaps gain some clarity in regard to your long-term desires. *New Moon Mantra: I am who I am, and it’s more than enough.*
Happy new moon, Taurus. You only get one new moon a year, so feel free to fully indulge in this new beginning. With la luna activating your sign, you are being gifted with the right amount of security, in order to do what you do best, and it’s placing your feet firmly on the ground where they belong. In addition to that, a harmonious trine to Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node, in your expansive ninth house of higher learning, and personal philosophy, is here to help you retrace your steps, in order to see how much you’ve achieved thus far. Although, beyond your outlook on life, and general successes, this energy is here to remind you that there there is beauty in the journey itself, so make sure you stay present. *New Moon Mantra: I am free to indulge in every moment of my life.*
You’re worthy of some closure, Gemini. With la luna igniting your secretive 12th house of dreams, subconscious mind and all things behind-the-scenes - along with its ruler Venus dazzling through eleventh house of social groups - you could kick off a secretive romance, or relationship, of sorts during this time. Although, with Mars in your sign opposing Jupiter in Sagittarius, and your partnership zone, you’re finally taking your past relationship-experiences into consideration. Truth is, you know a toxic situation when you see one, so pay attention. A sweet trine to Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node, will make it easier for you to re-examine your intimate unions, power thrills, and deepest desires, in the midst of the surrendering process. This is part of your soul’s evolution; you can’t resist it. *New Moon Mantra: The comfort I seek already lives within me.*
You are who you surround yourself with, Cancer. Given that you experience the phases of the moon at a much deeper level, it’s important that you listen to your body during this time. With mother moon igniting your humanitarian-like eleventh house of hopes, friendship groups, and extended network - and its ruler Venus showstopping through your tenth house of career - you’re ready to make some superstar moves. Looking for that big break? La luna is here to help you create some solid goodness in your professional life, and with a harmonious trine to Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node, in your seventh house of partnerships, you are re-examining your current partnerships in the process. Make sure you integrate your past relationship-experiences into your new beginning. *New Moon Mantra: I am dependable, and my loyalty reflects onto my relationships.*
Consistency is key, Leo. The new moon is activating your ambitious tenth house of career, destiny, and public reputation, and its planetary ruler Venus is dazzling your expansive ninth house of faith, and personal philosophy. Not a big fan of venturing into unknown territory? La luna is here to help you create a much-needed routine for your professional goals, which just so happen to be larger than life itself. Going back to school? You can do whatever you set your mind to, Leo. Besides, a sweet trine to Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node, in your sixth house of due diligence, will likely provide you with the necessary persistence to follow through with your intentions. Truth is, your day-to-day habits are under a massive restructure, and this plethora of energies will leave no room for negative behavior patterns. *New Moon Mantra: I am committed to achieving my goals, and honor my routine. *
Find comfort in the unknown, Virgo. With la luna is igniting your expansive ninth house of education, travel, higher learning, and personal philosophy - along with its ruler Venus looking into her crystal ball via your eighth house of ancestors, intimacy, and transformation - you could be greeted with an adventure of sorts. Who knows, some of you might decide to travel somewhere abroad, or perhaps take a leap of faith within a committed partnership. Knowledge is power, Virgo. A harmonious trine to Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node, via your expressive fifth house of romance and creativity, will likely provide you with the necessary confidence to make things official. *New Moon Mantra: I acknowledge the value of taking risks, and making mistakes.*
You’re evolving, Libra. Mother moon is igniting your secretive eighth house of intimate unions, shared resources, surrender, - while your planetary ruler Venus wanders through your ninth house of unknown territory - and you’re finally gathering the courage to take a much-needed risk. So whether you decide to pay off your college debt, or finally invest in some entrepreneurial self-promotion, this is an excellent time to start. A sweet trine to Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node via your domestic fourth house of home, family, and emotional foundation, will likely validate your intuitive inner voice, and overall decision to move forward. *New Moon Mantra: My inner voice brings me comfort and stability.*
You’re making connections, Scorpio. With la luna activating your seventh house of committed partnerships, one-on-one relationships and other people in general - along with its ruler Venus getting organized via your sixth house of health and daily routine - one thing’s for sure: you’re looking for the real deal. Then again, you’re always looking for those all-or-nothing vibes. Although, this lunation can certainly provide you with the comfort, and solidity, you’ve been craving within your one-on-ones. A positive trine to your planetary ruler Pluto, Saturn, and the South Node via your third house of communication, thought process and immediate network, can help you integrate your new style of communicating, and desire for learning, with your new moon connection. *New Moon Mantra: I communicate with honesty and integrity.*
Add a little sparkle to your day, Sagittarius. Mother moon is illuminating your responsible sixth house of health, due diligence, and day-to-day routine - while its ruler Venus pirouettes through your expressive fifth house of romance, joy, and creativity - and you’re looking for fun ways to indulge in your daily life. An opposition between your ruling planet Jupiter and Mars, via your partnership sector, will likely provide you with enough self-confidence to negotiate, and connect with the right people in the process. Looking for a new work routine, or perhaps something that resonates with you at a creative level? La luna would be more than happy to help. A sweet trine to Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node, and your second house of income and self-worth, is here to remind you of your values, and unique gifts. You’re so money, and you don’t even know it. *New Moon Mantra: The abundance I attract is a reflection of my daily routine.*
This is a fertile time for you, Capricorn. With la luna igniting your expressive fifth house of creativity, fertility, and romance - and its ruler Venus caramelizing your domestic fourth house of home and family - you’re likely looking within, or perhaps to your loved ones, for some much-needed cheer. For those of you trying to conceive, you’re in luck. BTW, conception can be in regard to an artistic project, too. Although, with the transformation you’ve been experiencing as of late, it honestly wouldn’t surprise me. Needless to say, it’s blessings on blessings for you, Capricorn. A harmonious trine to your planetary ruler Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node, which just so happen to be huddled over your sign, will provide you with enough perseverance to take a more serious route in the process. Hustle. Create. Sleep. Repeat. *New Moon Mantra: I am committed to my passions, and that which brings me pleasure.*
Your security comes first, Aquarius. Mother moon is activating your domestic fourth house of home, family, and emotional foundation - and its ruler Venus is gossiping via your chatty third house of communication, siblings, and local network - so you’re probably looking for some much-needed validation from your immediate crew. Have trouble speaking your truth? I’m not going to lie to you, things are most definitely in a flux right now, but it’s only for the best. Your ruling planet Uranus is revolutionizing your home life, living space, and general sense of security, so it’s important that you liberate yourself from whatever’s been holding you back. Follow your instincts, as your intuition will be as sharp as ever during this time. A sweet trine to Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node, and your 12th house of karma and secrets, can help you release some of the karmic debt in the process. *New Moon Mantra: I am committed to my passions, and that which brings me pleasure.*
Considering the idea of going back to school, Pisces? With la luna illuminating your third house of communications, siblings, and immediate network - and its ruler Venus shaking her tail feather via your 12th house of dreams, karma, and all things behind-the-scenes, you’re making moves, but you’re also making it a point to keep it to yourself this time. Good for you. Who knows, some of you might receive intuitive downloads about a relationship of sorts in the process. A sweet trine to Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node, via your eleventh house of hopes, friendship groups, and extended network, could provide you with the necessary group of like-minded individuals, and a perhaps a revolution in regard to your sense of belonging. Themes related to technology, philanthropic efforts, and society will be prominent during this time. *New Moon Mantra: I feel secure using my voice, and I am dedicated to my tasks.*
Valerie is an astrologer, writer and third-generation witch. Her favorite things to write about are mysticism and sex; the Moon is her muse. For more of her work and cosmic portfolio, check out valeriemesa.com or follow her on Instagram @valeriemesa.
featured image: Cosmic Luna Moth Illustration by Mel Volkman