Around every 28 days or so, the moon aligns in conjunction with the sun, and graces us with a refreshing new moon. And thankfully with the emotional pandemonium of eclipse season already behind us, this May 19 new moon is restoring balance and order to our lives.
Fortunately, this is good news for you, as this new moon in Taurus will encourage you to think about what you value the most in life. This lunation encourages you to indulge in your pleasures and ground yourself to the things you value most. But headstrong Taurus is all about staying in its comfort zone, so finding space to change and grow might be a little difficult during this new moon.
"The new moon in Taurus will empower and motivate you to make a secure investment in your personal growth," astrologer Ryan Marquardt tells POPSUGAR. That's both literally and figuratively, by the way. "This new moon is a great time to set intentions around financial security and material resources. Think about the physical things in your life that you find valuable."
In addition to these vibes and the moon's steamy sextile to sensual Mars in Cancer, "you might feel a sense of urgency to make a bold move, but it's best to take your time," says Marquardt. But follow the bull's steadiness and practicality to weigh all of your options first. "You want to make the smartest and safest decisions for yourself and for those you love the most," he adds.
Curious to know how this lunation will slow the tempo down in your life? POPSUGAR spoke with astrologers to chat about the energy of the new moon in Taurus and how it may affect your zodiac sign.
The Spiritual Meaning of the May 19 New Moon in Taurus
Taurus is known to be reliable, strong-willed, and, let's be honest, very indulgent. The earth-sign also happens to rule material things, like money, assets, and our personal values. That makes Taurus season, which falls between April 20 and and May 21 this year, a great time to slow down, reflect on your values, and enjoy your favorite pint of Ben and Jerry's. Ruled by Venus, Taurus also impacts your relationships, so be sure to pencil in some romance, too.
Unlike full moons, which prompt endings and evoke high energy, new moons remind you to take the scenic route as you prepare for a new chapter ahead. When the new moon is stationed in Taurus, it's a cue to enjoy all the simple pleasures. And since Taurus is ruled by Venus, which is currently in Cancer, expect to have love on the brain.
This timely slowdown courtesy of the Taurus new moon comes just in time as Mercury retrograde comes to an end, which has been backspinning since April 21. Just keep in mind that the ultra-intense and transformative energy between Mars and Pluto's opposition during this lunation may bring some radical changes.
"Neptune is in the mix as well, which softens the urge to burn everything down overnight and encourages a rebirth that genuinely aligns with bigger dreams," Erin River Sunday, lead astrologer for Birthdate Co., tells POPSUGAR. "Overall, this lunation is about deep renewal that leads to security." However you choose to plant seeds (whether it's becoming more intimate with your partner or getting your money in order), know that it will come full circle in the fall, according to Sunday.
Under this refreshing new moon, it's all about prioritizing your self-care and evaluating what matters most to you. So break out your PJs, light some incense, and continue reading to find out how the May 19 new moon in Taurus may affect your zodiac sign.
How The May 19 New Moon in Taurus May Affect the Zodiac Signs
Aries (March 20-April 19)
You're the type to jump in without warning, Aries, but the new moon in Taurus is teaching you how to practice patience and live in the moment. That's especially true when it comes to your financial health. Per Marquardt, "You'll be inspired to make a wiser investment in yourself and be more mindful with not spreading yourself too thin." This is a super cozy lunation for reveling in your comforts and reviewing your budget. Candlelit bath paired with pinot, anyone?
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
This invigorating new moon is your cosmic refresh, Taurus. Whatever new project or exciting new adventure you've been setting your sights on, now's the time to get planning. Sunday says this is your ultimate homecoming, and "If Taurus decides it should be honored with a fresh haircut or new perfume, all the better!" she says. Ultimately, this moment is all about putting yourself first.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
You may find yourself in your head under this lunation, Gemini, but Marquardt explains that it's all part of a plan to preserve your inner peace. "A tender, spiritual growth is getting underway at this new moon," he says. Plus, Sundays says it's also a great time to lean into your intuition via your dreams. With Taurus handling finances and assets, "paying attention to dreams could manifest into cold hard cash," Sunday adds.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
The comfort you receive from your friendships is extremely powerful right now, Cancer, so don't be afraid to accept help when you need it. Grow within your social circle, whether that's making new friends or expanding your bond with your current besties. Focus on hobbies that bring you joy, as that "could bring in just the people [to] get them on a deeper spiritual level," says Sunday. You'll feel abundant in support for all the diligent planning you might've been doing lately.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Avoiding burnout is important in order to preserve your energy for yourself, Leo. And despite the pressure you might feel from the public to be your highest self right now, you might be better off closing the blinds and doing whatever you want instead. "If you feel like moving at a slower pace, then lead with patience and others will follow," explains Marquardt. Life is more than just work, after all.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Longing for profound philosophical transformation, Virgo? That might be because this new moon is prodding at your Mercurial sense of curiosity, begging you for a change of scenery. "Traveling to a new city is sure to do the trick," says Marquardt, but local hangs could be therapeutic, too. "Check out the restaurant you've been meaning to visit or take a long detour on your way home from work," Marquardt explains.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct 22)
Things will be far from simple right now, Libra, but don't fret. Exploring your shadow side could be the radical realization you need to break through some of your inhibitions. On the other hand, it might bring you closer to your partner in the bedroom. "Either way, if you're sharing energy with someone else, make sure it's someone you trust who gives you a sense of safety and comfort," Marquardt explains. Getting intimate is what this new moon is all about.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
You're feeling the love under this romantic new moon, Scorpio. The practical Taurean energy is helping you stay level-headed when it comes to what you desire from your partner. "The Scorpios among us are ready to mature in their relationships and this lunation will see them drafting up future agreements centered around love," says Sunday.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
You're no stranger to the fast-paced life, Sagittarius, but aim for self-care right now. The new habits you commit to in this new moon will have the "ability to flourish and set off a chain of events" that could change your entire lifestyle, explains Marquardt. While taking care of business might make you stir crazy at first, this relaxing new moon is bringing balance to your wellness routine, so be patient with yourself.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
It's time to let go of your inhibitions, Capricorn. But Sunday says this is a time to get acquainted with your inner child. "Doodling with sidewalk chalk, buying a treat from the ice cream truck, and genuinely embracing lighthearted fun is encouraged," she explains. Making your favorite childhood treats is a great way to honor Taurus's indulgent side.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
There's an urgency to retreat to your safe space, Aquarius, and this restful lunation is bringing all the nostalgic goodness. You might feel inspired to check in with old friends or rummage through old photo albums, "but overall, it's a good time to begin making some investments in the home, like redecorating or starting smaller renovations," explains Marquardt. As you walk down memory lane, don't forget to return back to the present.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Getting grounded within your community is what this lunation is all about, Pisces. This may fire up your social circle, so don't be surprised if you're fully booked under this lunation. "Loving up on those nearest and dearest, especially through thoughtful communication, will put a pep in Pisces's step this new moon," Sunday explains. Leaning on others for support is critical to bringing balance to your world.