The May 2021 New Moon takes place in fertile and placid Taurus, a fixed earth sign. This new moon – and the two weeks of the waxing moon, is all about manifestation on many levels, as well as finances, security and stability.

Thanks to a magical sextile between the luminaries and Neptune in Pisces, there’s a ton of help available to you from the universe to help you to help you to achieve your goals and dreams – all you have to do is ask and believe. Miracles and magic are a key theme right now – one likely to get even stronger as Jupiter moves to ingress into dreamy Pisces on May the 13th (Lucky 13 anyone?) for the first part of it’s tour of the sign it co-rules (think Laetitia in geomancy).

However, in order to make things happen, you’ll also need to have a plan – Taurus is very pragmatic and doesn’t like risk, so it’s a good time to get back to basics and where necessary, take a moment to ensure that all the fundamentals needed to succeed are in place.

Strong roots and a stable core from which to build are all highlighted by this New Moon, care of Pluto, which will be testing your internal foundations and psychological resilience to ensure that you can withstand a little turbulence or ground shaking. You may also be asked to shift gear a little to ensure that you are able to achieve your goals – a process that may require some self-honesty and a willingness to let go of self-sabotaging habits such as procrastination.

In fact, ensuring that you prioritise what’s important, rather than scatter your energy, will be important. The theme is further amplified by Hexagram 23 – the ‘stargate’ in which this full moon takes place, which is all about stripping back to the bare essentials to ascertain what is fundamental or necessary to success.

As befits a earth-ruled sign, there’s also a strong emphasis on nature, conservation and natural processes at this New Moon, particularly aspects of growth and abundance, thanks to the presence of both the Sun and Moon in the sign of the Bull.

Overall though, the core message of this new moon is the return of hope and a restoration of faith and optimism in the future after dark and troubled times. It’s Sabian symbol features a white dove flying over troubled waters, reminding us of the story of Noah who, at the end of the Great Flood, sent out a dove to seek out dry land – no doubt, much to his relief, it returned to the ark with an olive branch in its beak.

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