New Moon in Taurus, May 19, 2023, 15:53 GMT

This New Moon in Taurus is an earthy affair.

Jupiter, the North Node, Mercury, Uranus, and the Sun and Moon are all in Taurus. Yet, they are not communicating much with each other. The Sun and Moon are conjunct, and Jupiter is conjunct with the North Node, but they are all ‘doing their own thing’.

Jupiter has just changed signs and moved into Taurus for the first time. Right away, he is bumping into the North Node, which is about to slip into Aries (the nodes move backwards through the zodiac).

In Taurus, Jupiter is concerned with nourishment, security, wealth, and our connection with the earth. Jupiter in Taurus offers an excellent opportunity to revisit these traditional values. At the latest, we will have to take note when Jupiter closes in on Uranus.


Sun/Moon at the midpoint between Mars/Neptune trine

The New Moon forms the midpoint of the Mars/Neptune trine. Things need time to develop and grow, and it is crucial to build a solid foundation. Nurtured by Mars (action) and Neptune (imagination), the New Moon projects can begin to take shape.


Mars opposite Pluto (D), Jupiter square Pluto

Both Mars and Jupiter are forming challenging aspects with Pluto. Pluto, currently at 0° Aquarius, is retreating (retrograde) back into Capricorn. There is unfinished business to take care of, and Mars and Jupiter demand that the past be reckoned with judiciously.


Saturn sextile Mercury

Mercury has turned direct and sextiles Saturn. This aspect promotes slow and thorough thinking and always takes a pragmatic approach. A deeper understanding of the bigger picture can strengthen the commitment to meaningful action.