This month we are greeted with a powerful, sensual and beautiful New Moon in it’s exaltation point (it’s happy place) in the constellation of Taurus!
When the Moon is in it’s exaltation point it gives extra energy to the Moon, making it a special time to set your intentions.
Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus. This New Moon shifts our awareness to Venusian topics such as love, beauty, the arts and money, all things luxury and feel good.
This is a powerful time for ‘planting your seeds and intentions’ related to where Taurus sits in your chart. You’ll reap rewards of your planting when the Full Blue Moon occurs in two weeks time in Scorpio.
Not only is the Moon in exaltation, this soft, gentle, Venusian New Moon the cosmos are gifting us with a strong sextile aspect to the planet Neptune, the planet which is considered the higher octave of Venus.
Neptune is the planet of mystery, of insight, intuition, altered-states clairvoyance and is the ruler of Pisces, the sign of spirituality. Pay attention to your insights around this time! You could get instant spiritual insights and downloads!
As beautiful as this exalted New Moon is, on May 5th The Moon is also in Trine aspect with Saturn – the planet of restriction and constraint. Saturn is considered the “lord of karma’ in Vedic astrology. It’s the planet that helps you grow and mature and become responsible in any area it touches in your chart.
So while this is a very positive New Moon, many of you will have profound spiritual insights into where you have to ‘mature’ in certain areas of your life. Saturn asks you to look within and see where you are being called to make changes.
Please read your Rising Sign below (followed by your Moon and Sun).
Instructions for looking up your Rising (Ascendant sign):
If you don’t know your Rising Sign, you can pull up your chart here.
Enter your info… and you’ll get a chart that looks like this (note you must have your accurate birth time to use your rising sign, even two minutes off can change it):
The one on the right with I, ASC is your Rising Sign, so look at that first, followed by your Moon sign and your Sun Sign.
ARIES: This new moon is happening in your 12th house – the house of spirituality, of sleep time, dream state, of past lives, of loss. These themes will have a unique blessing this week. As a fiery Aries Rising, always on the go and not always stopping to feel deeply, you will be gifted with a profound spiritual insight perhaps related to your past. Write down any words, impressions, and images you get about what to release this New Moon, then revisit it on the Full Moon in two weeks.
TAURUS: This is your moment dear Taurus! The planet of love, your planet is at centre stage. The New Moon is happening in your 1st house, the house of you, of your body, identity. Perhaps you’ll gain insight into changes to be made about you and the ways you’re showing up in the world. It could be how you’re showing up in relationships, and an insight shows you where you need to change, it could be some of your daily habits, or how you treat your body. Listen for the spiritual insights, and plant your intentions for change.
GEMINI: Your theme this month is on money and self worth. The New Moon is happening in your 2nd House, the house all about your value in the world and your possessions. It can also impact what you eat and put in your mouth. You can have a lightning quick insights about these issues that leads you to make a huge change in your life. Perhaps you realize you’ve been eating poorly and need to shift it, perhaps you see some ways you’re self sabotaging… whatever it is, use the energy of this powerful New Moon to make the changes you’re called to make.
CANCER – Lovely Cancer this New Moon is taking place in your 3rd house. This is the house of siblings, of short trips, of writing, speaking and teaching. Any one of these topics can be highlighted now. Maybe you realize it’s time for you to start writing more, maybe you realize you need a short vacation, or that it’s time to clear a fight with a sibling. Whatever the theme pay attention to the wisdom of the moon and as you set your clear intentions. As a Cancer, you are ruled by the moon and the New Moon energy resonates for you. Enjoy this sweet time to go internal.
LEO – Beautiful Lioness! This New Moon is taking place in your 4th house with themes of home, your mother, femininity. This is an incredible time for you to stop and take a look at these areas of your life and ask what changes you can make. Is it time to move? Or spark-joy perhaps? Maybe it’s time to spend more time at home and rest. Whatever the insight pay clear attention to the wisdom you download this New Moon and take the appropriate actions.
VIRGO – Oooh la la Virgo, lucky you this New Moon is happening in your 5th house of romance, creativity, joy, and play. These areas will be lit up for you right now. As a more serious and earthy sign, this is a welcome change for you. Ask yourself, how can you bring more joy into your life? How do you feel in your romantic life? How can you express yourself more creatively? Listen carefully for the answers to these questions and make changes as needed. Plant your intentions and watch them grow over the next month. If love and fun are what you seek, now is your moment to say so!
LIBRA – This New Moon is taking place in your 6th House – the house of service, purpose, and of physical health and body. Are there ways you’ve been neglecting your health and wellness dear Libra? It’s time to take a look at how you’re treating your body and reassess where some changes can be made. Sit down, close your eyes and feel into your body – ask for messages to come through.
SCORPIO – This month the Moon lights up your 7th house of Relationships – both romantic and business partnerships are highlighted. It’s a great time to take inventory of how well these relationships are going and decide if you want to continue on, or if it’s in your best interest to shift them or even take a break or leave. How can you be better in relationships? Are you in the right ones? What needs to change? Allow for clear spiritual guidance to drop in unexpectedly.
SAGITTARIUS – Dear Sag this New Moon is taking place in your 8th House – one of the secret houses that rules sexuality, partners resources, birth and death, and the occult. As a typically more lighthearted sign you’re being asked to dig deep into yourself and bring these topics to the surface. How do you feel about your sexuality? What is transformation to you? What are you hiding from others? You can expect deep digging and insights this week as you unearth the darker side of yourself.
CAPRICORN – Cappie’s this New Moon is happening in your 9th House – the house of blessings and luck, of foreign travel and spiritual teachings and philosophy. You may get insights around these themes and where you need to make changes. Perhaps it’s time you read that book you’ve been putting off, or finally take that trip you’ve always wanted to take. You may also have a blessing come your way so look out for that!
AQUARIUS – Your 10th house of Career is where the action is taking place this week Aquarius. You may get downloads around the type of work you’re doing in the world and whether it’s right for you. You could also get insights about a new career or a change you need to make in that area. Pay close attention to all things career this week and you may get sudden insights into a new path you never considered before!
PISCES – This is a powerful week for you Pisces… with your planet, in aspect to the Moon, you’ll get an extra dose of insight this week especially around your friendships, community, and wider social network. You have the rare opportunity to ask questions about how you can show up bigger in the world and create an impact. Open the doors to perception, take some time to sit with yourself and watch the spiritual downloads come.
What exactly is a New Moon?
A New Moon is when the Sun and the Moon are Conjunct – meaning they are together in the same constellation in the sky.
The moon changes signs every couple of days and the sun every month or so. When the two most powerful luminaries conjunct and come together (the Divine Masculine principle represented by the Sun and divine feminine principle, represented by the Moon) it’s a powerful time to plant seeds’ that will be harvested in the full moon in a couple of weeks.
It’s also when the Conscious (Sun) and Unconscious (Moon) combine – and we get deep spiritual insights. The unconscious becomes conscious around the New Moon.
Farmers and gardeners who plant by the moon (biodynamic farming and the ancients knew this of course) know to plant seeds on the New Moon – especially the first day when the moon is completely invisible.
They harvest, prune and weed during the Full Moon when the moon is bright and full.
About Andrea Dupuis
Andrea is a writer, astrologer and tarot card reader who uses ancient classical techniques from Esoteric Western Astrology, Hellenistic Astrology, Jaimini, and Vedic Astrology. For private consultations email: [email protected]