On May 19th, 2023, we have a New Moon at 28° Taurus.
This New Moon in Taurus is quite unique for a very special reason: at the New Moon, we have a record of 6 (six!) planets in Taurus! The Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Uranus, the North Node and Jupiter are all in Taurus. Basically 50% of the energies are concentrated in one sign of the zodiac, and the other 50% in the other 11 signs of the zodiac.
New Moon In Taurus – Taurus Galore
So that’s quite a lot of Taurus energy to deal with. This is not one Bull or two… we have a full herd. What does that mean? This means that the Taurus sector of our chart will come into focus, demanding our undivided attention. If you are familiar with your chart, you already know what that area is (the house where you have Taurus). If you’re not familiar with your chart, worry not. You will most likely figure it out simply because it will become so obvious.
SOMETHING in your life, a particular area of your life demands your attention. This could be your health, your children, your money, your career, your relationships, your taxes, your friends etc. This particular area will come into a strong focus. Something is brewing. The New Moon in Taurus is one of the most auspicious New Moons of the year because it only makes harmonious aspects with other planets: sextile Mars in Leo, sextile Neptune in Pisces, and trine Pluto in Aquarius.
At this New Moon in Taurus, the universe is truly on your side! … but it may not feel this way. The universe works in strange ways sometimes.
At the New Moon in Taurus, we have:
- A powerful Taurus stellium energy suggesting sustained momentum. Something needs to happen. Something’s got to give
- A beautifully aspected New Moon, forming supporting aspects with Mars, Neptune and Pluto
- And a very tense T-square with Jupiter, Mars and Pluto
New Moon In Taurus vs. Mars-Jupiter-Pluto T-Square
So what we may be feeling at the time of the New Moon is not the benevolent, peaceful Taurus energy, but the tension of the T-square: Jupiter square Pluto, Jupiter square Mars, Mars opposite Pluto. We always feel squares and oppositions more strongly than the trines and the sextiles. But by no means we should neglect these important positive aspects! What really happens behind the scenes is that the stars align to birth something beautiful into existence.
Behind what it feels like total chaos and nerve-racking tension, lies a Taurus promise of peace, stability and abundance. Jupiter has just entered Taurus – and is here to stay for an uninterrupted 12-month sojourn. We have the great benefic on our side. But Jupiter has some work to do first.
New Moon In Taurus – Take Massive Action
At the New Moon in Taurus, we may be reminded that if we want stability and abundance (Taurus), we need to sort out our tangled mess first (T-square). And that’s not just a few tweaks here and there. We need to take massive action, we need to restructure something fundamental in our life.
Mars square Jupiter = massive action. And Pluto magnifies this momentum even further. This powerhouse T-square is not necessarily about doing more, trying harder, or putting in more effort. If we keep struggling, if we keep having setbacks, that’s perhaps because our approach needs to change. Sometimes radical, decisive action is more impactful than years of diligent Saturn work. The New Moon in Taurus reminds me of one of the older Marlboro man commercials with the cowboy taming the wild horses.
That symbol was so appealing to the masses because it pushed our reptilian brain “Pluto” button: survival, uncertainty, the unpredictable force of nature, and eventually the sense of freedom and empowerment that comes when we take the risk, go all in, and ‘tame’ the wild. The cowboy is the archetypal hero/heroine that rides in the wild and pushes the boundaries of nature. The imagery of cowboys riding horses and taking a break after a hard day’s work tapped into tens of thousands of years of evolution when we had to tame the wilderness to survive, experiencing a sense of empowerment in the process.
New Moon In Taurus – Tame Your Wild Horses
If we make a parallel with the T-square and the New Moon in Taurus, ‘taming the wilderness’ is the Mars-Jupiter-Pluto T-square. And the sense of calm and empowerment we experience after, is the stellium New Moon in Taurus. There’s something calm and self-sufficient about Taurus. Taurus is perhaps the most (authentically) self-confident sign of the zodiac because of the deep connection that Taurus has with nature. Taurus is Gaia. If Earth was to rule a sign, that sign would be Taurus. Taurus is that area of our chart where we feel at ease with ourselves and with life.
The stellium New Moon in Taurus is an invitation to tap into the serenity and quiet self-confidence of the sign. As Mars opposes Pluto and Jupiter squares Mars under the dark night of the New Moon, you stand on the precipice of transformation. Embrace the challenge!
The message of the New Moon? If we “do” the T-square, if we venture into the wilderness and tame our own wild horses (Mars opposite Pluto), then the Taurus reward awaits.