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As we reach the end of what feels like the longest lunar cycle in a decade, we’re reminded that 13 times a year, we’re each given the opportunity to begin again…

New Moons bring fresh starts

And while you may be feeling like most of your life decisions are currently completely out of your hands, there’s actually a great deal you can do with this week’s lunar energy – to fuel your soul, revitalize your mood, and set powerful intentions. This New Moon comes at the perfect time, in the perfect sign…

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The New Moon WILL RISE AT 21º OF Taurus, AT THESE TIMES ACROSS THE GLOBE:

On May 11:

  • 11:59 in Los Angeles
  • 13:59 in Chicago
  • 14:59 in New York
  • 19:59 in London 19:59
  • 20:59 in Paris / Johannesburg
  • 21:59 in Moscow

On May 12:

  • 00:29 in Delhi
  • 02:29 in Hong Kong
  • 03:29 in Tokyo
  • 04:29 in Sydney
  • 06:29 in Auckland

Taurus New Moon: Come Back to Your Senses

Taurus is the first Earth sign in the Zodiac. Coming straight after the impetuous, spontaneous fire energy of Aries (remember how that New Moon felt, just one month ago?) Taurus slows us all down.

Symbolizing the Earth, the soil, the trees, and all the beautiful beings who live on her surface, Taurus reminds us of our physicality too. Of our bodies, our senses, and our skin, and how we’re SO much more than our thinking minds.

Under the bounteous gaze of this sign, life feels luxurious. Flavors start to burst and zing at your lips, and the scents of the world will fill you up like oxygen.

Taurus is ruled by Venus, and this planet finds the beauty in everything.

Following her lead may sound like a tall order right now, but after an entire year locked inside the boxes that are our own homes with few chances to escape, any kind of sensual pleasure (or normalness) derived from the world beyond our windows has never looked so tempting. And this is exactly why we need Taurus energy so much right now.

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Taurus New Moon 2021 Forecast

This lunation is firm and clear – it’s a great time to map out your goals, enjoy the simple pleasures in life (and the physical ones too). In other words, remember to stop and smell the roses, sip your coffee more slowly, gaze at the sky, enjoy good food with good people… and just generally enjoy your body, your environment, and your life! Taurus relishes in the simple pleasures of life. So this is your reminder to do the same… this New Moon is the perfect time to reflect on what truly makes you feel joyful, happy, and fulfilled. 

Mercury Sextile Saturn

This transit is going to enhance anything related to thinking, planning, and organizing! So it really is coming at the perfect time. Catch up on that paperwork that’s been stacking higher, study for those end-of-year exams, or (my personal favorite) map out plans for your future and set some powerful intentions.

This transit is also great for communication – but… they won’t be the light and airy conversations you might be thinking of. This alignment is pushing us further into tougher communications and conversations with the people closest to us. But don’t let that scare you away, these conversations might not feel easy at the time, but they are pivotal in building the future you envision.

So instead of dwelling in discomfort, and letting this astrology fuel your disgruntlement, use it to set an intention for your new life. We all know things are going to change after this – so what change will you incite? What vision do you see? What future do you want?

You can set intentions for the cycle, and work on them gradually for the next couple of Moon phases until the Full Moon peaks. OR, set them for six months. Aim further, higher, and plan for their fruition when the Moon is Full in the same sign that she started. Looking forward, La luna will reach her next Full Moon in Taurus on November 19th, and it’s a Lunar Ecplise at that!

What world do you envision for then?

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Venus Square Pluto

As if the uncomfortable conversations being brought forth from Mercury and Saturn isn’t enough… we have another planetary alignment that’s bound to be a bit… uncomfortable, to say the least. Venus square Pluto is an intense alignment, and one that is sure to stir up deep and uncomfortable feelings in your relationships.

This will bring power, control, tension, and deep-rooted feelings of insecurities to the surface in your relationships.

Deep and uncomfortable… do these feelings sound familiar?

Stay with it. This astrology serves as reassurance of our life on Earth right now. What YOU are going through is mirrored in the skies, and you are a vessel for the forces of the planets.

These bumps in the road are necessary for evolving in life. How can you improve your relationships if you never bring up these issues? Remember that when tensions begin to rise. None of this is accidental.

Venus Sextile Jupiter

And finally, and planetary alignment that’s less serious – and more FUN. This alignment is great for socializing, receiving gifts, giving gifts, dating, and sex!

Venus, the planet of love, and Jupiter, the planet of luck and fortune, are here to make sure that you can still have a good time and find the light, even amongst the uncomfortable situations, and conversations, that need to be had.

Even though you’ll be going through serious situations, this is your reminder to not take everything too seriously.

Remember to be light, and fun. Remember to play and laugh. Remember to embrace your inner child this New Moon, and shake off the unnecessary weight of the things that no longer serve you.

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Moon Mantra

Mantras are a really great way to align and return to your center. If you find yourself off-balance over this New Moon, repeat the following affirmation:

My body is my home. I am safe to create and feel from this sacred place, and I co-create with the Universe in each and every moment.

5 Ways to Manifest a New Earth at this New Moon in Taurus

1. Set intentions for New Earth

As the sign with an energy that’s closest to the frequency of the Earth, this is time to set intentions for Her.

Sure, you may want to manifest specific things for your life, and the New Moon is an ideal time to do this too. But what does She want you to manifest?

Drop into your heart and feel your way into a new way of being.

What does the New Earth look like from this place of unity?

Set your intentions in line with this vision.

2. Re-think Freedom

With Uranus, the freedom fighter of the Zodiac such a main player here at this New Moon, freedom is the focus. And yet, it may feel like you don’t have much right now… which makes it an ideal time to zoom into it as a concept.

What IS freedom to you?

  • An abundance of money?
  • An abundance of time?
  • The ability to travel?
  • The ability to think, discuss and speak your mind?
  • Health?
  • Living with wildness and spontaneity?

Freedom is fluid… yet how much have we collectively sacrificed, resulting in the lives we’re leading now? The Awakener in Taurus, highlighted by the Sun and Moon, are shaking it up for us… and calling it into question.

3. Imagine

Usually, the collective horoscope at the Taurus New Moon tends to recommend getting outside, lavishing in nature, and soaking up sensations. Yet with so much of the world in lockdown, not only is it unrealistic (or illegal) it’s wicked to suggest it…

So, indulge your imagination instead.

Draw, dream, talk about your favorite places. Look at photographs and read magazines. Channel a little more Mercury and bring those places to life through your conversations, storytelling, and imagination, feeding your senses in this way.

Sure, it’s not like stepping outside for real! But it IS activating on deep levels.

4. Devote to the Earth

Set up an altar. Create a sacred space in your home, or a sacred time in your day and pray for the Earth. Devote a little of your time and energy to Her healing. Why not commit to doing this, every day until the Scorpio Full Moon comes around, on May 7th?

This Moon sign is exalted, meaning Her power is strong, supportive and beneficial to all… including our planet.

She is going through some incredible healing right now, with limited air travel and industry ramped right down. Add conscious intent to that mix and shower Her in some extra love.

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5. Honor Your Body

You are an extension of the Earth. Your body is an extension of hers, so honor your physicality too. It’s more important than ever in these tough times.

  • Eat well
  • Get and give massages to the loves ones that are close
  • Take ritual baths
  • Anoint yourself with oils

Imagine as you do, that you are showering yourself with Taurean love, and this, in turn, is felt by the Earth herself.

Slowing down doesn’t come easy to us. We are fast-paced, modern humans, yet the message of this Moon is loud and clear. We have no choice anymore.

Keep listening in deep, star seeker.

The Earth is speaking.

New Moon blessings

Now it’s your turn to share! What do you want to manifest with the Taurus New Moon? Let us know in the comments below!