The Taurus new moon on May 15, 2018 provides an influence of stability around our core values, finances, and sensuality. Taurus loves all things of the earth, whether it be planting feet on solid ground, or savoring the flavors of the senses. You can use this energy to reconnect with the things in life you hold most dear like nature, self-care, and loved ones. If you have felt off-center, or have lost your connection, then this is the perfect time to root down and rekindle a relationship with your body and the earth.
Influencing this moon are Pluto and Mars, giving it an energy that can go one of two ways depending on how you use it. Either, this moon encourages you to explore wild and sacred sexuality, indulging all your senses in a transcendent experience of depth and feeling with another. Or, this moon offers strategic energy that ignites your investments and finances, showing you creative ways to make more money and line your pocketbooks with the financial security you deserve.
It really is up to you.
While we would like to have it all (and we should have it all), the energy of this lunation is best focused in one area, not split between multiple tasks. When you choose what you need most right now and move toward it, you will be richly rewarded in accordance with the spirit of this new moon.
So, is it time to reconnect with a lover and find the physical manifestation of union here on earth? Or, is it time to buckle down and get serious with some money making strategies that provide long-term solutions for your bank account?
Whichever you choose, the Taurus moon is here to support you. Engaging in Taurus activities like grounding and self-care are helpful in guiding you toward the right decision. This is an opportunity to let your energy surge into the area you need it the most!
Alchemical Ritual for the Taurus New Moon
As an earth sign, Taurus loves to feel the sensual beauty all around and manifest earthly abundance and pleasures whenever possible. On the low side, however, this grounded energy makes us stuck and stagnant, disallowing growth and flow states. This new moon ritual for Taurus helps to accentuate the high side of this energy which uses the power of the earth to create beauty and abundance inside and out.
Taurus’ ruler is Venus, the great goddess of love and beauty. In her we see the energy of attraction, sensuality and connectedness. To enhance this energy in your ritual, gather green stones such as jade, tourmaline or peridot and place them in the center of your ritual space. Bring in the earth element in some way, either with a small bowl of dirt, a plant, or do the ritual outside. Rose and Sandalwood essential oil can be used to anoint your heart chakra before and after your ceremony. Use sage, sweet grass or palo santo to cleanse yourself and the space by casting the smoke over yourself and encircling your own body three times. Light a few candles and dim the lights. Sit in the center of your space and place the hands on the ground. Connect deeply to earth energy and call forth the sensual wisdom it offers. Feel the energy moving into your seat, your legs, your hands and up through your body into your heart. Coordinate the breath with the flow of energy. When you establish a consistent current, meditate on the question: What does my heart want? Your answer is not trivial, and it will likely come quietly and simply. Any running dialogue is not from the heart, but from the ego, so listen closely to the answer from the heart. Once you receive your answer, choose one stone, hold it firmly in your right hand and say the following invocation out loud:
Venus, please show me the path to manifesting my heart’s greatest desire.
Spend a few moments in quiet contemplation. Clear the mind of thoughts completely. Feel the sensation within the heart, and allow for the invocation to sink in and begin to show you your path. Allow any symbols, sensations, emotions or energy to arise and continue to quietly witness all that happens without judgement or thought.
When complete, place your hand on your heart and chant Om three times. Place your hands in prayer at the heart with the stone inside and recognize this talisman that you have now charged with the energy of your heart’s desire. Snuff the candles and place the talisman somewhere prominently enough that you are reminded daily of the path to your heart’s fullest expression. This ritual creates a connection between you and your heart, and allows you to walk forward on a clear path of manifesting abundance for yourself and all around you.