This New Moon in Taurus happens on the same day that Uranus changes sign and moves into Taurus. This is the beginning of a new 7 year cycle for humanity.
Taurus relates to money – how you make money, how you save money, our global economy, banks, big businesses, the stock market, assets, property, agriculture, food, construction, real estate, and land.
It also is connected to love as it is ruled by Venus.
The New Moon is trine to Pluto and Mars making this a wonderful time for making money, and also for getting grounded and centered in your body. It is an immensely powerful time for healing!
The New Moon transiting Mars trine Pluto gives a surge of goal-directed energy which makes you very ambitious at this time. You can be assertive and direct in achieving your desires while still maintaining harmony. This non threatening approach will win you cooperation and impress people in power. You may even be asked to take on a position of power or initiate a major transition or project at work. This transit will highlight any leadership potential you have.
Conflict is unlikely under this influence but you can confidently advance through challenging situations. This is a great time to stand up and be counted, or eliminate any obstacles that have hindered success. This also applies to your inner psychology where you can transform any area of your life which has not been working.
Romantic relations will especially benefit from your increased passions.
Uranus is square to Mars – testing your patience and how you deal with having to wait!
Mars square Uranus gives an abundance of creative and inventive energy which can lead to brilliant achievements. However, this is an explosive combination. Mars is energy, Uranus is the spark. Uranus is also the planet of ‘now or never’. Two explosives coming together to execute radical solutions. Remember that even though it is difficult, you will have to wait this one out.
Jupiter is trine to Neptune bringing compassion and love.
Traditionally Jupiter trine Neptune is extremely idealistic and esoteric. It is the archetypical guru, mystic, healer or spiritual teacher. It can herald someone coming into your life who serves as a great teacher or mentor, but there can be a tendency to idolise that person too. This is a supremely glamourous connection, almost fairytale. The temptation to go full-on fantasy mode with this as a transit is easy and it will prove hard to keep your feet on the ground.
However, there is also great compassion and empathy here too. This aspect can cause an outpouring of charity to the unfortunate, but as always we must be careful that honest and perhaps naive people’s good natures are not taken advantages of.
May 15 New Moon Summary:
A new moon represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of another new 28 day cycle. Sun conjunct Moon gives an invigorating burst of energy and initiative. So this is an excellent time for making a fresh start, turning over a new leaf, or starting a new project. You can also question old habits, behaviors and beliefs as you search for new and inventive ways to make progress.
The effects of the May 15 New Moon will last four weeks up to the June 13 New Moon. The best time for making a fresh start and for beginning new projects is during the first two weeks of this new moon cycle. This waxing phase of the Moon lasts from May 15 to the May 29 Full Moon.
A new moon can work powerful manifestation magic because the Moon is furthest from the earth and this frees the imagination from material limits. Thought-seeds planted at the New Moon will grow, so be careful what you wish for!
The May 15 new moon comes under the influence of the notorious fixed star Algol. This does suggest some people will be directly affected by violence, misfortune or catastrophe by extreme weather. Many more will be indirectly affected, empathizing with the pain and suffering in their extended human family.
Mars square Uranus increases the risk of accidents and violence from Algol. However, other planetary aspect to the new moon deepen the genuine feelings of universal love and compassion. So if your new moon goals are well-intentioned and considerate of others, you can do a lot of good for yourself and others. Jupiter trine Neptune supports this idealistic approach to New Moon May 2018, encouraging faith, hope and charity.