MAY 19, 2023: NEW MOON in TAURUS

A NEW MOON happens on MAY 19, 2023 (11:53 PM, Philippine Time), at exactly 28°25′ of TAURUS.

This month’s New Moon is here, and once again, we find ourselves under a star-filled, moonless night. New Moon periods are windows of time where we may auspiciously set intentions, like planting seeds on fertile soil. Symbolically, we anchor our intentions to the lunar light, allowing these intentions to grow alongside the waxing of the Moon. This month’s commanding NEW MOON happens in the realm of Fixed Earth, TAURUS, the sign of the BULL!


The New Moon in Taurus brings with it grounding energy, as we prepare to shift our focus on practical, tangible matters. This lunation packs a punch, carriying with it a sense of heightened optimism and promise; after all, this is the first New Moon since Jupiter’s ingress into the sign.

First off, the obvious: With this New Moon, we may feel more inclined to set intentions related to our financial security, stability, and the things that bring us comfort and pleasure. Taurus is an earth sign that represents the physical, tangible reality and how we experience it. At the same time, however, this lunation also encourages us to look deeper into our needs, to assess our relationship with material resources, explore our values, where we get our self-worth. Why do we want what we want? Why do we need what we need? “What truly matters to me?” These are question that beg to be explored at this point in time.

Taurus is known for its patience and persistence, so this New Moon can provide an opportunity to plant seeds for long-term projects or goals. It is a favorable time to take deliberate, steady steps towards building a solid foundation in the area of our charts where this lands. This energy also invites us to connect with our senses and find beauty in the simple pleasures of life. It allows us to slow down, indulge in self-care, and appreciate the natural world around us. The importance of building strong, reliable relationships based on trust and loyalty is amplified, too.


To add texture, this New Moon is also sextile Mars and Neptune, adding an additional layer of exciting energy and influence to this lunar phase. Sextile aspects are considered harmonious and supportive, indicating opportunities for collaboration and productive interactions.

The sextile between the Moon and Mars indicates a boost in energy, drive, and determination. It can inspire a proactive and resolute approach to achieving our goals as we set intentions during this lunar phase. Mars adds a sense of assertiveness and courage, encouraging us to take decisive action towards our desires and passions. This aspect supports a practical and focused use of our energy, allowing us to make progress with determination and persistence.

On the other hand naman, the sextile between the Moon and Neptune brings a touch of creativity, intuition, and spirituality to the mix. Neptune’s influence can enhance our imagination and sensitivity, making this a favorable time for artistic and intuitive pursuits. It encourages us to tap into our dreams and aspirations, infusing our intentions with a sense of inspiration and vision. This aspect also fosters a deeper connection to our intuition and inner wisdom, encouraging us to trust our instincts. This helps us align well with the current flow of life, neither blocking or being blocked by it.

Lastly, the New Moon in Taurus also forms a harmonious trine with Pluto, creating a potent combination for profound personal growth and transformation. This alignment specifically allows us to tap into our inner power and release any stagnant energy that has been holding us back. It empowers us to shed old patterns, embrace change, and make positive shifts in various aspects of our lives. We are gently pushed to examine our desires, values, and motivations, enabling us to make conscious choices that align with our authentic selves. It also helps us develop our ability to overcome challenges and obstacles, tapping into our inner strength, resilience, and resourcefulness, traits that Taurus is well known for.

This is the time bloom, dear reader! Let the earthy wisdom of Taurus guide you, and tap into the wellspring of your inner strength and stamina. With this alignment as your ally, you have the potential to create a life that is rich with purpose, abundance, and profound personal growth! Now is the time to trust that the universe is conspiring in your favor! Trust the process, and let the magic of the New Moon in Taurus propel you towards a future where your dreams become your reality! ❤

What area of your life will blossom with this fresh, exciting, NEW MOON in TAURUS?

Check your rising sign below, to find out!

1. Aries RisingsMoney and personal income, material purchases, personal savings, self-worth and self-value, financial independence, possessions, personal resources, entrepreneurship, people that you encounter in business, customers and patrons, people who affect your self-value, self-sufficiency

2. Taurus Risings: SELF! Changes and improvements in physique, new personal goals, confidence, self-expression, vitality, and the physical body, your personal goals, and endeavors, your image, and your facade. Self-empowerment and the importance of putting yourself first, over anyone, the need to speak your truth

3. Gemini Risings: Rest and contemplation, spirituality, letting go, planning a new frontier, solitude, and peace of mind, endings, hidden situations, people in the past, spiritual teachers, hospitals, prison, and others isolated from society, hidden relationships, secret situations, hidden situations, fear of integrating, people who feel like emotional chains that you are energetically dependent on

4. Cancer Risings: Social network, social connections, friendships and groups, community, acquaintances, organizations, advocacies, future plans, hopes, and wishes, accumulations, and gains, politicians, social reform, championing causes

5. Leo Risings: Career, colleagues and associates, Improvement of profession, reputation, achievement, public life and recognition, ambitions, general life direction, relationship with authority figures, and other people in power, parents especially the mother, bosses, government officials, what you are known for

6. Virgo Risings: Travel abroad, foreigners, higher education, going back to school, the higher mind, religion and those in the religious order, belief systems, law, publishing houses, professors, mentors, students, people from a different background/status/race/religion/age, etc

7. Libra Risings:   Joint ventures, business partnerships, joint accounts, investments, inheritance, mutual funds, stock market, merging of assets, wealth managers, commissions, managerial work, loans, debts and taxes, co-dependency with spouse, sexual and emotional intimacy

8. Scorpio Risings:  Focus on the other, marriages, relationships, committed partnerships, litigation, client-based work, one is to one interaction, concern for others, socialization, lawyers, litigation, contracts, close associations, open enemies

9. Sagittarius Risings: Your daily schedule, daily chores and errands, health, lifestyle changes, health practitioners, volunteering, service, practicing craft, perfecting a technique, workplace and relationship with co-workers, everyday errands, employees and staff, hired help, mind and body connection, day to day

10. Capricorn Risings: Romance and romantic prospects, love life, children and kids in general, fertility, creativity, creative self-expression, creative entrepreneurship, pleasure, fun, artistry, performance, creative partners

11. Aquarius Risings: Family and immediate family members, home, parents especially the father, properties, ancestry, residential areas, land, real estate, private life, past conditioning, your inner base of operations, people you live with, residential spaces, home renovations

12. Pisces Risings: Siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles, and other extended relatives (aunts, uncles, cousins), automobiles, out-of-town trips, short-term travel, people you meet in local explorations, neighbors, immediate community, webinars, short-term courses, accreditations, certifications, teachers or instructors/facilitators

Good Luck Everyone!

Tune in for next month’s Cosmic Weather! For this month’s remaining transits, click here

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