Appreciate Your Abundance – Taurus New Moon May 15, 2018

Sandra "Sunny" Mosley Zodiac Arts New Moon News

Here’s the chart for the Taurus New Moon:

New Moon in Taurus
May 15, 2018 

Sabian Symbol for 25º Taurus:

“A Vast Public Park.”  This degree symbolizes the cultivation of natural energies for collective use and enjoyment. — from An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformation and Its 360 Symbolic Phases © 1973 Dane Rudhyar

Taurus Lunation Cycle,  May 15 – June 12, 2018:

Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac. The Moon is in exaltation in Taurus, which means the qualities of fertility and productivity are at a high during this 29.6-day cycle

This is the cycle for developing your self-sufficiency. Balance your checking account, clean out the pantry, work in the garden, review and resupply your resources. Consider your most basic needs, along with the creature comforts necessary for you to flourish. Take inventory of your assets, including your health, personal property, values, talents and skills, then do some creative planning to support your goals. 

Meditate on the phrase “I HAVE”.  Awareness of all that sustains you, along with your gratitude and appreciation, automatically increases your resources.

The two main aspect patterns in the chart for the New Moon at 24º Taurus 36′ (Sun and Moon semi-sextile Venus and Mars square Uranus) support productivity by calling for practical action while staying focused on simplicity. With six planets in Earth signs there is an immense desire for tangible results. Effectiveness is frustrated by the planets Mars and Uranus moving from Cardinal to Fixed signs within hours of the New Moon. The call for change is clear, yet the resistance is steadfast. The retrograde activity of  Mars, Saturn, and Pluto suggest that although this cycle will be productive, the real outcome will take until the end of summer to manifest.

Reduce stress by spending as much time in nature as possible. Visit an arboretum or botanical garden. Observe the ways plants take root, are nourished, and grow. The reminder to take time to smell the roses is especially appropriate this cycle. Floral scents, creamy colors, soft textures, and sweets offer avenues of relaxation. The Taurus cycle teaches patience in addition to stewardship. 

The last Full Moon phase (March 31 – April 2) brought an awareness of your needs for intimacy and the value of your personal time. The best use of your energy this cycle is to evaluate your experiences for the wisdom gained during the last cycle and allocate your resources accordingly.

Questions you might explore for personal insight include:

  • What brings you pleasure?
  • What can you do to increase your resources?
  • What situations most threaten your sense of material security?
  • When and where do you feel most at ease?
  • What gives you comfort physically, emotionally, intellectually?
  • Could you be more open to change?
  • What do you value most?
  • What possessions do you own, and what possessions own you?
  • What makes you dig in your heels?
  • Where do your loyalties lie?

The coming Full Moon phase, May 29 – June 1, will bring the awareness necessary to determine what will be addressed during the Gemini lunation cycle that begins on June 13.

Affirmation for this cycle:

I rejoice in this moment; I have all I need.

Quote for this cycle:

 “Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.”
~ Martin H Fischer (1879 – 1962) German-born American physician and author


More on the Zodiac sign of Taurus including the astrological, tarot, medicine wheel, and miscellaneous correspondences.

Mandala Support

A mandala is a powerful device for creating and focusing on sacred intentions. We encourage you to create and color your own mandala or print out and color our mandala based on the geometry of the Tauruss New Moon on May 15, 2018.

You are invited to send your mandalas to us for placement in our Mandala Gallery.

Please check out Lynn Keefer’s Mandala Journal, where Lynn shares the mandala she colors every month, along with her meditative process.

Off-site Resources:

Artist, author, educator, and dear friend, Donna Iona Drozda uses solar, lunar and numerological cycles as a blueprint for living the life of a “Heartist.”  Keep up with her Lifecycle offerings and updates on her Lifecycle Blog, and be sure to subscribe to her Luna See email newsletter.

CJ Wright at Auntie Moon offers daily insights and other good lunar tidings at her website, plus she has monthly lunation cycle workbooks. She also has an excellent video: Moon Phases and New Moon Intentions.

Margaret Koolman’s New Moon insights can be found at her website, Margaret writes beautifully and offers excellent counsel.

Jessica Shepherd is always a good read at, as is Elaine Kalantarian at Blue Moon Astrology.

April Elliott Kent at Big Sky Astrology is adept at putting the current cosmic conditions into personally identifiable terms.

Stephanie Gailing, another of our favorites, offers her insights and apothecary suggestions on her web site. Her book, Planetary Apothecary: An Astrological Approach to Health and Wellness, has tips on health-supporting foods, spa and wellness therapies, relaxation practices, yoga poses, aromatherapy, natural remedies, and flower essences customized for each Zodiac sign.

Lynda Hill takes a thorough look at the Sabian Symbols active this cycle.

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