MAY 4, 2019  

On May 4, 2019 at 3:45pm PDT we begin a new lunar cycle with the New Moon in Taurus, 14 degrees, 10 minutes. The dark and fertile night of the New Moon offers us the opportunity to get in touch with our feelings and put form to our desires. It’s a time to determine what kind of seeds we want to plant and how we can nurture them to fruition.  

The first earth sign, Taurus is sensual, drawn to comfort, pleasure and the security that the basic necessities of life provide.  Food, water, shelter and the money to keep them consistent.  Ruled by Venus, Taurus also needs connection to people, places and things that are desired, relaxing and appealing. Taurus energy teaches us to calm down, to get in touch with our bodies by living through our senses.  Drawn to the arts and nature, the high expression of Taurus is to find calm and peace within.  Like all signs, Taurus has a shadow expression of unyielding stubbornness that can turn into a raging bull or stuck in a deep rut of consistency, bored with life, and fearful of healthy change.   

This Moon asks you to open your heart to what you enjoy in life. The simple pleasures of good food, loving relationships and the beauty of nature. What brings you a sense of serenity, enjoyment or calm that has been missing and what are the steps you can take to bring those things or experiences back into your life?  

It’s also a good time to look at your relationship with your inner and outer resources and possibly find new and improved ways to manage and or grow them. Take stock of your personal skills. Are they satisfying? Do they bring you what you need in terms of confidence as well as financial stability? What do you need at this time that would feed your sense of security as well as your happiness?  Employ the energy of Taurus to your path or goals, working slow and steady, determined and patient to the desired end result.  

We live in a world that has in many ways become faster, more chaotic and more challenging. Yet, there is still a great deal of beauty if we look for it.  It’s in nature and in the moment. In the eyes of our loved ones and in our hearts when we connect and experience something we love.  Taurus leads us to ourselves, to revel in our senses, to live right here and now. To stabilize ourselves and find our personal calm. What does that look like, feel like for you?  

This New Moon in Taurus is trine Saturn and the South Node in Capricorn providing a flow of support from your personal well-developed skills and methods as well as potential help from accommodating accomplished people.  A sextile with Neptune in Pisces feeds this easy flow of energy with divine guidance, creativity and inspiration that can stimulate new visions and possibilities. 

Lastly, although 11 degrees away and not quite a conjunction, Uranus in Taurus resonates with the New Moon by sign and sends us an important reminder. There may be changes needed to move us forward and out of any comfortable yet somewhat stale groove that no longer supports our true nature or desires. And very importantly,  to create from a place of authenticity, for that is how each of us will plant the appropriate seeds that will set in motion an outcome, a desire, a path or future that is genuine for us. 

Hear the message of this Moon.  If you can, go into nature. Feel the power of earth energy. Ground yourself as you open your heart and mind to new possibilities.  Revel in your humanness and remember the beauty and life found in silence and in breath. 

If you would like to know the house within your birthchart that this New Moon in Taurus falls into, please send me your birth information. I would need your date of birth mm/dd/yyyy, time of birth am/pm (as exact as possible), and city and state of birth. Or if you have any questions or comments, please contact me at

Be Well ~ Be Love