New Moon in Taurus at 28 degrees on May 19 2023 at 8:52 AM PST
May 19th brings a New Moon in Taurus with Jupiter co-present, offering an opportunity to plant seeds of intention around what we desire to cultivate in the Taurus part of our charts over the next year. Because Jupiter is associated with expansion, opportunity, and abundance, the Greater Benefic (as it was known to the ancients) will be sprinkling fertilizer over this part of our chart over the course of its yearlong stay in Taurus, bringing opportunities for growth and plenitude.
This New Moon can also offer a point of reflection to the Scorpio Eclipse on May 5th, which may have coincided with a major purge, revelation, illumination, or culmination. Because these two signs are opposite each other, they’re connected by a mutual concern with the resources we own and share with others, as well as with processes of birth, death, and rebirth. Reflecting on whatever was released, illuminated, catharted or healed around the May 5th Eclipse may shed light on what you now have space to cultivate anew.
Taurus and Scorpio both relate to the idea of surrender, but from different vantage points: Scorpio invites surrender through release (by shedding layers of ego so that a more authentic self can emerge) while Taurus invites surrender through trust (by trusting that goodness will come to you when you surrender control over how and when it will happen). Taurus reminds us that a seed doesn’t bloom overnight: your unfolding is happening in its perfect and natural timing.
Taurus is about slow and purposeful growth, an insistence on pleasure as a birth right, and the desire to build systems that support our ability to actually enjoy life’s delights at a reasonable, not hurried pace. This New Moon represents the beginning of all of the underground work that eventually culminates in a gorgeous bloom.
Aries Rising (or Jupiter in the 2nd house)
The Taurus New Moon on May 19th highlights your 2nd house of income, skills, and values. This part of your chart describes the resources you earn, have, and can cultivate in order to support your life, and Jupiter here will invite in opportunities to expand your income or help you to develop new skills which can lead to a greater return down the line. Psychologically this can feel like an expansion of self-worth and a growing confidence in your ability to generate the abundance you desire. The May 5th Scorpio Eclipse may have prompted a release or brought forth an important insight around your shared entanglements with another (either with the context of a romantic or business partnership). Whatever agreement you renegotiated or ended can create the space for a new influx of material support, gifts and opportunities over the next year.
Taurus Rising (or Jupiter in the 1st house)
The Taurus New Moon on May 19th offers you an opportunity to welcome in expansive opportunities and blessings that bolster your sense of self. With Jupiter here, you are learning to embody a bigger version of yourself, one that wants to take up more space and share your talents and vision generously with others. You can tap into a grounded sense of self-confidence during this transit that feels like a deep knowing that you can achieve your highest ideals and visions. Make the most of these opportunities for your personal expansion and those which allow you to inhabit your true self more brightly, more fully. The Scorpio eclipse on May 5th may have coincided with a major shift or culmination in your closest partnership, which simultaneously supports your evolving and expanding sense of self.
Gemini Rising (or Jupiter in the 12th house)
The Taurus New Moon on May 19th invites you to reflect on the ways that you seek meaning and purpose from deep within, and to create pathways of connection to the furthest corners of your innermost self. Jupiter in your 12th house over the next year can also bring a positive expansion to any behind-the-scenes work you’re undertaking, aligning you with the support and connections that help you to do preparatory work for a larger project. Jupiter helps you to deepen what gives your daily life a sense of meaning, whether that’s your friendships, your work, or your spiritual practices. The Scorpio eclipse on May 5th may have seen you releasing an old way of working or old daily habits and routines, and with this new beginning in Taurus, you can do meaningful preparatory work for the expansion that’s to come.
Cancer Rising (Or Jupiter in the 11th house)
The Taurus New Moon on May 19th brings an opportunity to expand your connections to your wider social networks, your friends, and those who share your ideals or aspirations. Your professional and personal networks could feel especially supportive, and you could find yourself making new connections that help you branch out into the world in new ways. Friendships which help you further your own dreams or aspirations can materialize with ease, and you can cultivate these connections over the coming year while Jupiter’s in Taurus. The Scorpio eclipse on May 5th may have coincided with a shift in your creative work, with a project finally coming to completion or the letting go of one path in favor of another. With this shift in focus on what you’re creating, you can now forge meaningful connections which support your goals and dreams.
Leo Rising (Or Jupiter in the 10th house)
With the Taurus New Moon on May 19th, your career, vocation, or public facing work is highlighted as the area of expansion to focus on. Jupiter here over the coming year brings the possibility of greater recognition, opportunities for growth and expansion, and achievement in the realm of your work. You can use this New Moon to plant seeds of intention around how you’d like to grow in your field, and to call in the blessings and opportunities that will support your development. The Scorpio eclipse on May 5th may have shaken up or illuminated an important issue at home, prompting a release or a shift around how you show up within the family unit. This New Moon can be an impetus to define yourself anew within (and in distinction to) the context of your foundations and family.
Virgo Rising (Or Jupiter in the 9th house)
The Taurus New Moon on May 19th invites you to consider how you’d like to expand your world and over the coming year. Jupiter in Taurus can offer you opportunities for learning, traveling, teaching, publishing, sharing your work with the world, and generally widening your frame of understanding of what it means to be alive on this planet. New and enlivening people, places, artworks, and ideas can penetrate your mind and contribute to the richness of your worldview. The Scorpio eclipse on May 5th may have seen you releasing or shifting some aspect of your daily life or routine, or the way you communicate and share your ideas with others. Whatever was illuminated during this time could set the stage for the expansion happening in your 9th house of exploration.
Libra Rising (Or Jupiter in the 8th house)
The New Moon on May 19th invites you to reflect on the ways that you desire to grow your collaborations and the investments (emotionally and financially) that you have with the partners in your life (romantic, platonic or business). With Jupiter here over the next year, you can benefit from the resources, patronage, and blessings of those who desire to support your growth. Things like a mortgage, an educational grant, inheritances, gifts, or joint ventures may be available to you over the next year. The Scorpio eclipse on May 5th happened in your 2nd house of income, which may have coincided with a shift in how you want to earn your living or in the way that you desire to work. With Jupiter in Taurus, you can focus on cultivating the meaningful partnerships, collaborations, and joint ventures that will uplift your new trajectory.
Scorpio Rising (Or Jupiter in the 7th house)
The New Moon in Taurus on May 19th invites you to reflect on the ways that you can invite in opportunities for growth and expansion through your committed partnerships (romantic, platonic, or business). You may receive blessings and good fortune by virtue of your partner, or they may come as a result of a joint venture undertaken together. Your clients, business partnerships, or romantic partnerships can all be a conduit for your personal expansion, and you can invest in your growth by cultivating the close connections in your life. The May 5th eclipse may have coincided with a shift in how you conceive of yourself as an individual, with some aspect of your inner or outer identity going through a major process of change. You can lean into this shift by committing more deeply to the relationships which reflect and support your evolving identity.
Sagittarius Rising (Or Jupiter in the 6th house)
The New Moon in Taurus on May 19th invites you to reflect on ways that you can build in more ease and pleasure to your daily routines, work life, and the activities that support your physical health and wellness. With Jupiter here over the next year, you can create routines that honor your needs as a physical being who craves beauty, rest and pleasure; allowing for a feeling of integration and connection between your “work” and your “life.” With the May 5th eclipse occurring in your 12th house of your subconscious mind, you may have recently confronted revelations from the deepest layers of your psyche. Committing to the activities which connect you to the natural joy of being inside a body can be a grounding and supportive antidote to the deeper shadow work undertaken over the Eclipse.
Capricorn Rising (Or Jupiter in the 5th house)
The New Moon on May 19th invites you to seriously consider what will bring you maximum joy, pleasure, and expansion over the next year. What you pour your creative or libidinal energy into can bear fruit as an expression of your soul made manifest — whether that’s a magnum opus, the cultivation of an actual and unapologetic hobby, or the creation of a new human being, you have Big Fecundity Energy and you are the conduit for its materialization. The May 5th eclipse may have brought a shift in the ways you relate to your social world, friend groups or professional networks. Perhaps you’re reconsidering the ways that you want to relate to the larger world, and now you can focus on re-envisioning what form your creative energy will take.
Aquarius Rising (Or Jupiter in the 4th house)
The New Moon on May 19th highlights the ways that your family unit, foundations and home life may be shifting to accommodate new growth and expansion. The blessings and opportunities that Jupiter can offer over the next year can come through your family or in the form of an expansion of home, whether that’s because you’re literally moving house or perhaps because your family is growing to include new members. You can use this energy to envision what the most expansive version of home feels and looks like to you, and start taking steps towards making this a reality. The May 5th eclipse may have coincided with a shift in your professional life, perhaps bringing with it a release of certain responsibilities or obligations at work, which now allows you to pour more energy into cultivating abundant and expansive foundations.
Pisces Rising (Or Jupiter in the 3rd house)
The New Moon in Taurus on May 19th invites you to expand your outlook on life and the ways that you relate to others through your communications and daily interactions. You’re being urged to adopt a more expansive and abundant mindset, and can cultivate new skills which expand your capacity for self-expression. Jupiter here over the next year asks what you’d like to learn and how you can expand your ability to communicate your ideas and thoughts. Your consciousness can widen because of the new ideas, skills or routines you begin to incorporate into your daily life. You can expand beyond any limiting thoughts, beliefs or self-doubts which have become calcified in your mind. This influx of abundant energy can come as a welcome shift after the Scorpio eclipse on May 5th, which may have highlighted the ways in which you feel stuck, prompting you to release or clarify an aspect of the larger goals you’re working towards.