On May 11th, 2021 we have a beautiful New Moon at 21° Taurus.
The Moon feels great in Taurus because she is exalted in the Earthy sign of the Bull. Another wonderful thing about the New Moon in Taurus is that it makes harmonious aspects with other planets: a trine to Pluto in Capricorn and a sextile to Neptune.
This is definitely a New Moon to look forward to!
Each new New Moon is an opportunity to tap into the energy of that particular sign. We have 12 New Moons in a year, one in each sign of the zodiac. Now, in the Taurus season, we have the opportunity to tap into the energy of Taurus.
The Taurus Archetype
What do we know about Taurus?
Taurus is a Fixed Earth sign. The combination of Fixed and Earth energy makes Taurus stable, grounded, practical, steady and reliable.
Taurus follows Aries, the first sign of the Zodiac. If Aries is the initial spark, the big-bang, Taurus takes Aries’ spark and consolidates that energy into form.
In Taurus, the seed of life begins to sprout, growing bigger and stronger. At the same time, the plants sink their roots deeper into the Earth, searching for nutrients from the soil. Taurus’ role is to find what is nutritious, nourishing, and can support growth.
Taurus answers a very simple – but very important, yes or no question: does this support life? Good! I’ll take it in. It doesn’t support life? I’ll pass it!
Taurus people just ‘know’ what’s good for them, and have a great ability to distinguish the good stuff from the weeds.
This is not a super complicated, abstract, philosophical understanding of life. This is a very common-sense, tangible, practical understanding of life. Taurus takes things at face value. With Taurus, what you see is what you get.
Taurus – What Is Good For You
Taurus people are some of the best investors, because they just have this gift of knowing when something is valuable, when something has potential.
Thankfully, Taurus is not just about seizing the opportunity. Taurus has the stamina and determination to stick with it and turn it into something valuable.
Taurus is naturally associated with food. The Taurus ‘food’ is not just what we eat. It is everything we take in: energy, resources, information, emotions – and we ‘store’ within our bodies and psyche. The saying “You are what you eat” couldn’t be more accurate.
Taurus is connected to Nature, to the Earth, to the Life Force. Taurus is a stable and grounded energy that helps us create solid foundations. Taurus teaches us how to be autonomous, self-sufficient and self-reliant so that we are not at the mercy of fate or other people.
Thanks to Taurus, we can provide for ourselves, and we are in control of our resources.
When we have a healthy Taurus energy we are well-rounded, practical, connected with nature and our environment, and have a healthy sense of self-worth.
When a new opportunity is presented to us, we can apply good judgment and decide whether it is the right opportunity for us, if we have the skills, energy, and time to take it – or NOT.
When we have an unbalanced Taurus energy, we feel disconnected from the physical world. We do not know when to go for what we want, or when to say no. We don’t know if something is actually good for us.
Accumulating assets to have a safe, comfortable life is of course a healthy, mature thing to do, but when we substitute self-worth for possessions, we can become obsessed with money, gifts and valuables. That’s the dark side of Taurus energy.
The most extreme manifestation is hoarding, and the inability to let go of some of the most insignificant things in the house.
New Moon in Taurus – How It Will Influence You
When we have a New Moon in Taurus, we are invited to tap into Taurean energy, to take the “Taurus approach”, to manifest positive Taurus qualities, and let go of Taurus negative qualities.
The New Moon in Taurus is great for new beginnings that are connected to Taurus topics: the earth, the body, food and nutrition, money, land, properties, and valuables.
The New Moon is also a “reset” and an opportunity to let off some unhealthy Taurus behaviors like low self-worth, addictions, stubbornness, overeating, or overaccumulation.
The Full Moon in Taurus will influence a particular area of your life – that is, the house where you have Taurus in your natal chart. To find out how the New Moon in Taurus will influence you, look where 21° Taurus falls in your chart.
If the New Moon is in your 1st house for example, then it will influence your personality, health and vitality. This is your opportunity to start a new health regimen or to let go of an addiction.
If the New Moon is in your 3rd house, pay attention to any news or communication – an opportunity awaits, but you need to figure out if it is good for you. If the New Moon is in your 11th house, a new friend, or a new group opportunity can come into your life. These are just a few examples.
Also look to see whether the New Moon in Taurus makes any aspects with a planet or angle – this will give you further insights into what to expect from this New Moon. Happy New Moon in Taurus and happy manifesting Taurus things!