Taurus New Moon May 8th

This Taurus New Moon paints a very different picture than last month.  Both Venus and Mars are now in their favourable signs of Taurus and Aries.

We survived!

April was a tough month with Mars in Pisces -a weak sign for Mars- joining heavy weight Saturn then Neptune. Energy may have felt low. We are now away from the eclipse energy and Mercury retrograde in April. However we are still in Mercury’s ‘shadow’ period which ends on  May 13th, so watch out for any glitches with communications.

Here are some affirmations for this Taurus New Moon

Taurus New Moon affirmations can help you align with the energy of stability, abundance, and manifestation that this lunar phase brings. The Goddess Venus welcomes you into your life. Here are some affirmations you might find helpful:

  • “I trust in the abundance of the universe to flow effortlessly into my life.”
  • “I attract positive energy and opportunities into my life effortlessly.”
  • “I am patient and persistent in pursuing my goals and dreams.”
  • “I release any fears or doubts that hold me back from achieving my fullest potential.”
  • “I am a powerful creator, manifesting my desires with ease and grace.”

Reciting them regularly during the Taurus New Moon phase can help reinforce positive beliefs and intentions, amplifying your ability to manifest your desires. This is the perfect month to write your New Moon Wish list.


  • Sun in Taurus. Changes sign into Gemini on May 20th
  • Mercury in Aries is now direct. Changes sign into Taurus on May 15th
  • Venus is in Taurus. Changes sign into Gemini on May 23rd
  • Mars is in Aries all month.
  • Jupiter is in Taurus until May 25th when it moves into Gemini.
  • Saturn is in Pisces all month.
  • Prometheus is in Taurus all month.
  • Neptune is in Pisces all month.
  • Pluto is now retrograde in Aquarius all month.
  • May 8th New Moon in Taurus
  • May 23rd Full Moon in Sagittarius

Please watch my YouTube video above as I explain more fully about this Taurus New Moon

EARTH SIGNS Jupiter leaves Taurus on May 25th.

Jupiter the greater benefic is now moving forward at 22 degrees. Look where that is in your birth chart. It stationed at 15 degrees Taurus. It moved into Taurus for an entire year on May 16th until May 25th 2024. This is wonderful news for Taurus and Scorpio.
Jupiter is the planet of faith, faith in life, that life is worth living. It takes 12 years to go around the zodiac, so look back 12 years to understand its influence in your chart. It is the biggest planet in our solar system and Jupiter is Zeus, King of the Gods. It brings good luck, expansiveness and the feel good factor. It truly is the planet of abundance, especially now its in the earth sign of Taurus.

Taurus is an earth sign ruled by Venus, and it promotes all activities connected to the earth such as gardening, music, farming, art, material wealth and all good things on the physical plane. It promotes cleaning and using Marie Kondo’s methods of letting go of anything that doesn’t bring you joy. Fellow earth signs Virgo and Capricorn benefit from Jupiter’s gaze. Taurus is also compatible with the emotional water signs of Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio.

Uranus is now direct in Taurus activating 22 degrees Taurus. Change is what Uranus needs. Work with it. Make some practical changes in your life. Clear out those cupboards!

WATER SIGNS Neptune The Dreamer is now direct at the last degree of Pisces. In Pisces it favours all the water signs. Watch your visions and dreams, get creative and meditate. We now have an opportunity to bring our dreams into manifestation. Trust your intuition. One key word for Neptune is compassion.

However watch out for scams! It can also indicate illusion, deceit, scandal, loss, drowning, a feeling of being overwhelmed and lost. If you’ve been feeling exhausted, depressed, over-burdened and with little energy then I recommend taking time out and being kind to yourself. Bach Flower remedies such as Elm, Sweet Chestnut and Oak may be helpful. Also for shock Rock Rose or Rescue Remedy.

AIR SIGNS  Pluto is now retrograde. Pluto is an outer planet and affects world events. It is now in Aquarius. However Pluto becomes more personal if it connects with one of inner planets in your chart. These are the Sun, Moon, Mercury Venus and Mars. It is activated at mid-life when it makes a square to itself around the age of 38. It has moved into Aquarius from January 21st until September 2024 when it will retrograde back in Capricorn. However it has only transited up to 2 degrees Aquarius so not a major transit.

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