On May 6th, a new moon occurs in Taurus at 3:30PM ET. This new moon in Taurus encourages us to slow down, take a moment, and let everything sink in. April came with a lot of energy that we’re still reeling from, and some time to slow it all down and take it all in can be a good thing. We can benefit from a slow, steady approach, and we can take our time with decisions and actions. No need to rush, just take your time . . .
This new moon in Taurus occurs at the same time that Mercury is retrograde (appearing to move backward) in Taurus, though the new moon isn’t conjunct (aligned with), so it’s more like casting some light on the retrograde rather than bringing full-focus on the retrograde troubles. The new moon can help us to focus on what we want to focus on in the middle of the madness, and get things going.
Taurus is ruler of money, so this can be a good time to improve our money situations that the Mercury retrograde has been messing with. Improve your sense of safety and security, especially in the physical sense, and focus on how you can make things better in your life in a tangible way.
The new moon is trine (positive aspect, four signs away) from transit (moving) Pluto in fellow earth sign Capricorn, so we can have the chance to take control, get some of the power back that’s been stripped away by the retrogrades, and make some changes that may need to be made to make things better. We all want to feel better! And since we all want to feel better, we may be indulging a lot more too. Where’s the cupcakes?
This new moon occurs at 16 degrees 41 minutes Taurus. The aspects to this new moon are:
Conjunction: 14 degrees 41 minutes - 18 degrees 41 minutes Taurus
Sextile: 14 degrees 41 minutes - 18 degrees 41 minutes Cancer or Pisces
Square: 14 degrees 41 minutes - 18 degrees 41 minutes Leo or Aquarius
Trine: 14 degrees 41 minutes - 18 degrees 41 minutes Virgo or Capricorn
Opposition: 14 degrees 41 minutes - 18 degrees 41 minutes Scorpio
The full moon in May occurs on May 21st at 5:14PM ET in fire sign Sagittarius. We can be more emotional when it comes to our beliefs and our way of life, and we may think we’re being open, but we’re not, at least not as much as we think. This full moon is conjunct transit Mars, who is retrograde at the end of Sagittarius for this full moon. Uh oh! This full moon can stimulate some difficult energy with the Mars retrograde, and we can have a lot more arguments and fighting over what we think and believe. Things are hot enough during the Mars retrograde, but extra emotional energy gets infused into it with this full moon. We all need to remember that cooler heads prevail, and a positive outlet for our feelings may be necessary.
This full moon is also the first in Sagittarius; the full moon in June will also be in Sagittarius. So we can see something situations starting with this full moon that don’t fully culminate until the next one in June. That June one will be full of hot energy too because while Mars will no longer be retrograde in Sagittarius, the full moon will occur at a sensitive point. So this riled up, on edge energy continues . . .
Sagittarius is one of the signs that rules travel (especially air travel) and learning (higher learning like colleges and universities), so we could see something pop up with either. And the soaring rhetoric with nothing to back it up? That can either get way worse or get punched in the mouth.
This full moon occurs at 1 degree 13 minutes Sagittarius. The aspects for this full moon are:
Conjunction: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 3 degrees 13 minutes Sagittarius
Sextile: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 3 degrees 13 minutes Libra or Aquarius
Square: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 3 degrees 13 minutes Virgo or Pisces
Trine: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 3 degrees 13 minutes Aries or Leo
Opposition: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 3 degrees 13 minutes Gemini
Note: Since this full moon occurs so early in Sagittarius, you may feel the impact of it if you have any planets or points later than 29 degrees 13 minutes of Scorpio (conjunction), Virgo or Capricorn (sextile), Leo or Aquarius (square), Cancer or Pisces (trine), or Taurus (opposition).
Suggested Reading: The New & Full Moons page for general interpretations