New Moon in Taurus 3:45pm Pacific, Saturday May 4th. (exalted Moon)
Mercury at 26 Aries
Mars at 22 Gemini
Venus at 17 Aries
Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto retrograde
Today’s new Moon occurs in the middle of Taurus – the 2nd decan: “A man with a body like a camel, with cow’s hooves on his fingers, and he is completely covered with a torn linen cloth. He desires to work on the land, sow and build. This is a face of nobility, power and rewarding for the people” ~ Picatrix
The Moon is “exalted” in Taurus, which means it expresses itself easily. This gives a calm, sensuous and indulgent feel to this weekend. With Mercury in Aries in mutual reception with Mars in Gemini, we can also grasp and share the truth. Kickstart your mind into a higher gear, and focus on achieving your potential. All of the earth signs bring up the issue of what we’re committing ourselves to, and if we’re in need of an update.
A new moon occurs every month when the Sun and Moon are in the same sign. It’s the beginning of a 30-day lunar cycle, and it’s when you set your intentions for the coming month. As the Moon grows, your intention grows in form and scope; coming to fruition at the full Moon two weeks later. Forming an intention is instinctual, since the Moon is black and there’s no illumination of the night sky. The Sun (the light) is also hidden, so we must ‘feel” our way, since we cannot see clearly.
Uranus is currently in Taurus, and it will shake up and change wherever Taurus sits in your chart. It’s probably an area that has started feeling stagnant; a corner of your life that needs some fresh air. Uranus brings liberation, and a new way of expressing the genius within you. This corner of your like will radically transform in the next seven years. If you want a reading on Uranus and your chart, You can book a reading here.
With retrograde Saturn and Pluto trine the Sun and Moon, we re-examine the ground we’ve traveled over the last year, and heal our karma. Hard work finally pays off. We experience the abundance of life when we plan, build, and take responsibility.