New Moon in Taurus, May 8, 2024

On this New Moon in Taurus, a potent concentration of energies builds up in Aries and Taurus. Venus, the ruler of Taurus, makes no aspects except a wide conjunction with the Sun and the Moon. 


Planetary pairs dominate the horoscope.  In Taurus, we have the Sun and Moon, and Jupiter and Uranus. Mercury teams up with Chiron in Aries, and Mars and the North Node are also in Aries, but not conjunct.

The planetary pile-up in Aries and Taurus speaks for itself: It is time for action! Mars in Aries is in his own sign, casting a sextile to Pluto. 

The New Moon in Taurus is for manifesting things in the world. Taking bold action and tangible steps towards clearly defined goals will pay off.



Saturn in Pisces sextile the New Moon in Taurus

The New Moon in Taurus is all about manifestation. We may need to let go of activities that have lost their meaning and now block our progress. Taurus nurtures seedling ideas and projects and fertilises the ground for growth and abundance. 


Saturn is a fountain of wisdom, and in Pisces, he shows that purpose fuels discipline. We can rise to any challenge and do whatever is necessary if we have a convincing ‘why’. Purpose gives meaning to our sacrifices. 


Our actions and energy should be aligned with our highest selves. Saturn, the fisherman of the soul, dives into the psychic depth to bring up images and myths from the depth of the unconscious. They will become the guideposts for our transformative journey. 


Jupiter conjunct Uranus in Taurus

Jupiter is separating from its conjunction with Uranus and is energised by the experience. The electrifying charge of the conjunction propels Jupiter towards new mental horizons. 


Uranus conjunct the New Moon in Taurus

Uranus conjuncts the New Moon, transferring the charge of the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction to the personal realm. Be prepared for unexpected changes if these cosmic energies align with your personal planets. 


Jupiter in Taurus sextile Neptune in Pisces

Jupiter sextiles Neptune and the both of them dream big. Sometimes a little too big. Jupiter, the optimist, feels fail-proof. And usually, that confidence carries him through. But combined with Neptune (Jupiter co-rules Pisces), this aspect could foreshadow delusions or over-optimistic judgements. Those Jupiter/Neptune fantasies need to be anchored in earthy Taurean substance.


Chiron conjunct Mercury in Aries semi-sextile Uranus in Taurus

Mercury is not terribly discreet in Aries. It speaks its mind bluntly, often alienating others. Shocking revelations may expose old wounds. 

A deeper level of understanding is necessary to reach a new perspective.


Mars in Aries sextile Pluto in Aquarius

Mars is ready for action – nothing stands in his way. The sextile to Pluto suggests technology changes our mode of attack. Big-brother-style surveillance brings security and control.