2024 Taurus New Moon

May 07, 2024
2024 Taurus New Moon

How could we describe a Taurus Moon? Comfortable? Relaxed? Yummy? These are often chosen to describe the season of the Bull. While the New Moon is often the moment we plant seeds and internalize the lessons of the season, this year's New Moon in Taurus is a little different. 

With an especially strong Mars, you may discover it's much easier for the placid cow to turn into a raging Bull.

Want to dive into the details, read on!

About the New Moon in Taurus

The annual Taurus New Moon occurs between April 19 and May 20. From the point of view of the Northern Hemisphere, Spring is in full bloom. Pollen fills the air, and birds chirp their mating songs. Life Force thrums through the Earth. No surprise then that Taurus is earthy and sensual.

The Moon’s exalted here, savoring the beauty and comfort the season brings. But, since the Moon is stronger than the Sun here, our emotions and desires are leading the way. Emotions are embodied. Paradoxically, they move slower and faster than thought. So, you’ll need to slow down so you can make sure all the parts of you are heard and on the same page.

The secret to success under a Taurus New Moon? Easy. Slow down and smell the roses. While you're at it, check in with yourself. Your inner voice may hold the answers you’ve been searching for. There’s no shame in waiting. Life is not a race; it’s a journey.

If you want to learn more about the Zodiac sign Taurus, check out my post on how to Make the Most of Taurus Season.

Now let’s get into what sets this Taurus New Moon apart from those in other years...

2024 Taurus New Moon Astrological Data

  • Date & Time: Tuesday, May 7, 2024 @ 11:22 p.m. Eastern U.S.
  • Moon Zodiac Sign: Taurus
  • Moon Speed: Fast
  • Moon Declination: In bounds
  • Lunar Mansion: 4 Al Dabaran (nickname: The Rider)
  • Aspects to the Sun/Moon: Sun & Moon conjunct Uranus in Taurus
  • Moon’s Ruler: Venus in Taurus
  • Aspects to the Moon’s Ruler: none
  • Other Considerations: Mars in Aries (in rulership) sextile Pluto in Aquarius

2024 Taurus New Moon Horoscope

Let’s start with the most unusual thing. Five planets are all in Taurus – the Sun and Moon, plus Venus, Jupiter and Uranus. That’s a lot of earthy, stabilizing energy. Taurus is not known for quick actions. Rather, it takes its time until things feel right.

The New Moon falls nearest iconoclastic Uranus in Taurus. Uranus has been plodding its way through the sign of the Bull for the past six years, jolting the slow-moving bovine to move on to greener pastures. It’s the second to last New Moon with Uranus in Taurus; the final one is next May. So this New Moon begins the final year of earthing Uranian gifts of innovation and iconoclasm.

The Moon’s ruler Venus is enjoying her time back in her home base Taurus. Here, Venus reveals in the sensuality of the material world. It’s the perfect time to embrace the beauty all around you. Enjoy yourself.

The Moon and Sun are also in a harmonious sextile with pragmatic Saturn in Pisces. While in this nebulous water sign, Saturn is learning how to be grounded when everything is in motion. He’s discovering the power of stillness and mindfulness to unleash one's intuition to help find the way through.

The May 2024 New Moon is moving faster than usual since it is near its closest Earth approach. Tides run higher, and so does our need to get moving. Going with your gut just feels right, and you may want to follow it (even if it’s you look back and discover it wasn’t the best move after all.) When in doubt, get a second opinion from a trusted friend with a more objective point of view.

This New Moon falls in Lunar Mansion 4, Al Dabaran. I’ve nicknamed it the Rider, because it lends strength and tenacity to overcome obstacles. If you’ve been stuck, maybe it’s time to saddle up and take another crack at it. Keep your head down, speed up, and take a leap of faith.

In other news, feisty Mars is also in his home sign Aries where he’s determined to get his way. With the red planet also sextile Pluto in Aquarius, his drive runs deep. Tap into these shadowed urges, and you may find your energy is inexhaustible.

Mars is also with Mercury in Aries. This fiery fast-talker is famous (or infamous) for being blunt. It’s a plus for cutting through social niceties, or a challenge if those are required. But words may feel sharper than intended, which may fuel any simmering conflicts.

Best Approach to 2024 Taurus New Moon

Put it all together, and the result is a potent, yet paradoxical story. Most of the planets are in the thrall of Venus. Many will yearn for simple comforts of love and ease. A few will seek the contrary, work and strife. And there’s no easy path to reconcile the two. 

If you find yourself caught between the twin desires to release or to engage, understand that life is produced by such creative tensions. Expand yourself, and you may discover that you may accept such contradictions more gracefully.

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