Just to recap, the New Moon is the time to set your intentions for the month ahead. By getting clear on what you want, you will effectively be sending out arrows of desire that cannot help but start to manifest. For detailed tips on New Moon wishing please read the January blog on the above link.
Here is a quick summary of the main areas to focus on for each New Moon during the year:
Aries – the courage to live your dreams (16 April 2018)
Taurus – money manifesting (15 May 2018)
Gemini – better communications (13 June 2018)
Cancer – happier home life (13 July 2018)
Leo – the confidence to strut your stuff (11 August 2018)
Virgo – increased organisation (9 September 2018)
Libra – better love life (9 October 2018)
Scorpio – better sex life (7 November 2018)
Sagittarius – wishes around study + adventure (7 December 2018)
Capricorn – career ambitions (17 January 2018)
Aquarius – wishes for the world + friends (15 February 2018)
Pisces – increased connection to the Divine (17 March 2018)
The fifth NEW MOON of 2018 is on Tuesday, 15 May - 12:47 and it is an Taurus New Moon. Remember the best time for your wish is within 8 hours afterwards the lunation but anything within 48 hours is still charged with the New Moon energy.
This new moon is a fun one! The bull, the Taurus, is all about pleasure, having fun, and earthly possessions. The luxuries in life. It revolves around comfort and contentedness. We might look around us to see where we have been complicating our lives by our love-hate attraction to predicament and conflict. When was the last time we felt truly content and comfortable? Considering our personal needs and wants is not over-indulgent or selfish unless we take it too far. As well, knowing what it is that makes us feel comfortable and pleased improves our intimate relationships.
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What areas are connected to the New Moon in Taurus energy, as any wish connected to them will be extra supported:
enjoy life’s simple and physical pleasuressavor good food, enjoy activities that bring you in touch with nature and your body
take the time to cultivate patience and to "stop and smell the roses" (I do envy the Taurus's talent for this)
re-evaluate your relationship with money and possessions and discover what it is that truly makes you happy and fulfilled
dream up new ways of increasing your income or earning power;
concentrate on beautifying and pampering your home, garden, and…yourself;
become more aware of your personal needs and wants, as well as your values.
heighten your sensitivity to the world of the five senses
take care of your physical environment
notice the security you gain from the solid ground
feel a sense of value and worthiness
financial issues come into focus, set realistic financial goals, budgets and other sensible financial planning projects
wonderful time for taking moments to enjoy yourself through earthy, tactile, and comforting endeavors
key words: money, possessions, material assets, values, feelings, attitude towards security, partners, how money and possessions are acquired, how they are used, emotional and financial security, personal values and principles.
key areas: home trade, money market, banks and financial institutions, national wealth
Taurus is connected to the neck, throat, thyroid gland, larynx, chin, lower jaw, ears, tongue, vocal chords, jugular vein, tonsils
Yasmin Boland (Moonology) suggests the following action plans for the Taurus New Moon:
◗ 1. Make a financial plan
One of the most obvious, and perhaps helpful, things to do at the time of the New Moon in Taurus is to take a long hard look at your financial situation. Cash, property and possessions are all in focus at this time of the year. Money is really not a dirty word, unless you make it one, so have a think about where you stand financially now, versus where you’d like to be by the end of the year. Can you increase the amount of money that you set aside as savings each week?
◗ 2. Love yourself
One of the big issues to work on around this time is your self-worth. Think about what you value in yourself and what you value at large. If you don’t value yourself, it stands to reason that other people are unlikely to do so either. Make a list of the top 5 things you value most. Are you living your life in a way that allows you to focus on these things? If not, what can you do about it? Tip: the answer is not ‘nothing’.
◗ 3. Be sensual
This is also a wonderful time to relax, if you can. Taurus may be a charging bull at times but the energy equally relates to the contented bull in the field, chewing the cud and enjoying the warm sun on its back. Use the New Moon in Taurus to take a look around your life. Ask yourself: ‘What would make my life better?’ Can you find a way to allow some creature comforts into your life? The Taurus New Moon is also sensual, so use this month to titillate yourself and your senses. Have a massage. Eat well. Sleep late. Taurus is about feeling good in your body. It’s about delicious physical pleasures and sensations, including taste, touch and smell.
◗ 4. Character check
Are you being too stubborn or too lazy? These are very reasonable questions to ask once a year, and the New Moon in the often stubborn and lazy Taurus is a wonderful time to do it. Or perhaps you aren’t being lazy enough? See point 3.
◗ 5. Persevere
The flip side of point 4 is that even though the Taurus energy can be a tad indolent (and remember, we all have Taurus in our chart somewhere), it’s also patient and earthy. Whatever you’re working on right now, be it in your personal or professional life, this New Moon comes as a sign to you to wind things down a little, and to move slowly and surely towards your goals. Perseverance is the name of the game this month. Be dependable, too.