On May 15th, at 4:48am PST, we will be blessed by the incredible abundance of the New Moon in Taurus.

What is a New Moon?

A New Moon occurs when the Moon and the Sun share the same path and the Moon is casted in shadow, it’s face hidden from view. This creates a dark sky and is the commencement of a new lunar cycle.

What does the New Moon represent?

The New Moon is the first phase in the Lunar Cycle. As this phase ushers in a new path for the moon, it also ushers in fresh energy for us to work through challenges old and new.

How can I work with the New Moon?

Acknowledging and honoring the darkness of the Moon as a time to clear out and re-asses better equips us to accept new opportunities with open arms. When we can acknowledge what needs to be changed or emptied we can refill according to what makes us feel whole, our decisions then can become products of deep self-awareness instead of anxiety or fear.

What is so special about this New Moon in Taurus?

At the culmination of this event, we not only get a New Moon to introduce the second-half of the month, but an array of other planetary movement, as Uranus moves into Taurus and Mars into Aquarius on the same day.

Taurus is traditionally considered a very slow-moving sign. Represented by the Bull, Taurus’s often get stuck in their ways once they’ve made them and have a hard time adapting to change. Uranus in Taurus will change all of that. Uranus is a planet of spontaneity, innovation and speed that promises a whirlwind of reformation wherever it appears. Uranus’ brash presence definitely intimidates the fixed energy of this earth sign, and all of this revision may seem overwhelming and unbearable for the soft, slow spirit of the Bull. But, with the New Moon, Mars and Uranus ushering in fresh, new energy, it is as if the universe is there to cheer the Bull and the rest of us onward in our stride.

Taurus is a sign associated with wealth and worth and is specifically focused on our material, financial and physical well-being. Taurus feels most successful when they are able to see the physical manifestations of their success surrounding them, often via luxury goods, spaces, foods and feelings. Traditionally, this New Moon may initiate a need to decorate yourself and your space with treasures that represent the image you would like to materially present to the world. On the surface, that may be what this New Moon helps you to do, but on a deeper level, there is much more at stake.

This Moon time is not only a space to assess what you want to acquire, but also the ways in which you keep it.

Taurus is not only known for enjoying beautiful things and people, but also for clutching onto them with white knuckles, a sort of attachment this new planetary power wants to disrupt.

In order to address this darker side of desire and possession, and to fully utilize Uranus’ energy for good, it is important for us to ask ourselves: What does possession look like in my life? Where does the drive to possess something or someone come from? Is this place of possession in need of some reconciliation, healing and change? As these kinds of questions help us to find self-awareness and understanding.

Uranus in Taurus encourages us to rethink what abundance means, to understand that hoarding is a scarcity mindset and that abundance does not always mean more.

If there is any message that this transitional time speaks to it is that whatever you let go of only leaves more room in your hands for new opportunity. This New Moon, trust that you deserve and will receive all that you need, and that the process may require you to let go of the things that you don’t. The next seven years of Uranus in Taurus will be a bumpy ride for us all. Utilize this beginning by being honest with yourself and directing the energy in ways that will serve to uplift you and your best life for many years to come.

Jaliessa Sipress is a life-path Astrologer, writer and artist dedicated to making Astrology an accessible tool for navigation and healing. You can find out more about her work or book a private session at obsidianmoonastrology.com.