In astrology, the Moon is the celestial body that rules your inner world. It is connected to the part of you that guides your intuition, your subconscious, and your emotions. The Moon keeps all your secrets and protects your shadow side, but somehow manages to inspire every action you take.
It’s at the heart of everything you do. In fact, it is your heart. This is why each phase of the lunar cycle has such a mysterious yet piercing impact on your state of being. When the Moon shifts, you shift as well. As the Moon moves through its 28-day journey, you travel with it.
This is why the spiritual significance of the May 2021 New Moon is so important. After all, it’s the start of the next trip. New Moon is when the Moon is literally hidden behind the shadow of the night, which means it is nowhere to be found.
As the Moon takes a break to radiate its glowing light across the night sky, this phase of the lunar cycle offers you a moment of release and renewal. Think of the New Moon as a spiritual reset that clears your internal slate, allowing you to start over. Let this be the moment when you let go of all the stress, worries, and alien energy that is clouding your mental space.
As you let go of the baggage of the past, the New Moon will also guide you to a new beginning. This “fresh start” may not always feel intense or sudden, but it will be a slight energetic shift that will guide you to new things and instill new emotions within you.
That’s why it’s such a great time to set an intention or even perform a ritual centered around what you would like this New Moon to represent. Each New Moon contains its own mark of energy and potential. Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming May 2021 New Moon:
It takes place on May 11 at 2:59 p.m. ET:
Taking place in the fixed earth sign Taurus, this New Moon will tap into your practical sensibilities. Taurus is a zodiac sign associated with money, long-term goals, and building something in the literal and physical sense.
Taurus exists in the material realm, where the ground beneath you supports you, so let this New Moon encourage you to create something for yourself that is tangible and real. Write the plans, acquire the resources you need, and most importantly, have the patience to see it through to the end.
When Taurus decides they’ll do something, that’s a decision this zodiac sign sticks to. This New Moon also encourages you to feel more grounded. In life, it’s easy to rush everything. You may be thinking more about your next appointment or all the errands you need to run more than the moment you’re living right now.
Taurus is a zodiac sign intrinsically connected to the five human senses (sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell). During this New Moon, commit to titillating and calming these senses in a more intentional and meaningful way.
It could be as simple as stopping to smell the roses during your daily walk or taking a hot bath filled with lavender oil before bed.
Get back to basics and reconnect with your body. Taurus is a slow, graceful zodiac sign that doesn’t need to move quickly as it takes its time soaking up the here and now.
Let this New Moon give you the patience you need to complete a project or just live the present moment to the fullest.