Ishtar New Moon


Meteors, super-moons, retro-mars – it’s all up for grabs this month, writes Kim Falconer.

Blushing with light, thy votary shroud
And on those wings that sparkling dance
Waft, oh waft me hence away!
Love, my soul is full of thee
Alive to all thy sumptuousness.

From Kim Falconer’s 11th House Blog

Taurus is the symbol of sensuality, values and possessions. It’s the money sign, the sex sign, the often gentle, peaceful, enduring sign of the earth! It can also rage with a passionate force unrivaled!

But, what is it about Taurus and possessions?

The possibility to own what one needs in order to further actualize oneself is symbolized by Taurus…ownership gives stability and substance to the Aries drive for action.-Dane Rudhyar

NOTES for Astro-geeks: With the New Moon trine abundant Jupiter in Virgo and transforming Pluto in Capricorn, you can bet that finances will enter into the picture. Also asteroid Ishtar is conjunct Neptune, opposite Jupiter, both square Mars Rx. Use the ’empty leg’ of the T-Square to channel this powerful energy. (Comments welcome)

Taurus represents the principal of EARTH—grounded, stable and tenacious. It is not a fast conductor of energy yet it is capable of solid grounding and tangible results. The natural seat of this sign is the SECOND HOUSE, ruling possessions, values, talents and resources.

But there’s more. In esoteric astrology there are four ‘serpent’ signs of transformation, will and power. Taurus is the first of them, the coiled up serpent energy that appears to be sleeping . . . until it awakens!

The Decan:

10 to 19 59’ Taurus: This decan combines Mercury’s power of discrimination and flexibility to the stick-to-it nature of the Bull. Sensuality is still strong, yet now it needs a more social, flirty and intellectual expression. The affinity for change and flexibility augments. Less likely to lounge around ‘chewing things over’ and more likely to take action.

Be ready for a potent month, starting with the New Moon May 6th:

LOS ANGELES – Friday – 12:30
NEW YORK – Friday – 3:30
LONDON – Friday – 8:30
SYDNEY – Saturday – 5:30

Motivation for New Moon in Taurus:

Some have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can. -Martha Graham, dancer.

Horoscopes for the Taurus New Moon

AriesARIES: The new moon highlights your second house of core values and sense of ‘wealth’. What is it, inner and outer, that makes your feel secure? Your ruler Mars moving retrograde says, pause. Consider. Don’t rush. The only action you want to take is inspired.

TaurusTAURUS: This is your new moon, the one that lights up all four corners of your life, Self-expression, home, career and partnership. It’s the perfect time to set new intentions, putting energy into YOU and what you want to create. With your birthday energy, you can easily vision new possibilities. Do so!

GeminiGEMINI: Taurus is your natural house of dreams and immersion in the collective. It’s a time of synchronicity, meaning and serendipitous connections. You will be generating new enthusiasm for a breakout solar year ahead. Muse, meditate, commune with nature. Pre-pave a new way of living.

CancerCANCER: Time to indulge in connections, friendships and links with like minded others. This energy wants tangible results so remember the ancient motto – to have a friend, be a friend. It’s your turn to bask in the cradle of collective love. Find your tribe!

LeoLEO: A month of public appearances, spotlight attention and new developments when it comes to your career, mission or profession. The key question is, are you doing what you love? The answer will define the rest of the year! Be honest, and activate the vibration of fulfillment.

VirgoVIRGO: Time to get out of the house, away from the computer and out into the world. You are primed to taste, touch, hear and smell, see the sunrise, take in the sights and listen to every new sound. Travel, explore, expand. Point your feet in a new direction.

LibraLIBRA: Joint partnerships, especially where finances are concerned, get a revamp. With Mars Rx, it’s a perfect time to resolve and ongoing conflict or disagreement. It’s time to get practical and stop relying on outmoded models for your shared resources. Intend for them to match your desires, and they will.

ScorpioSCORPIO: One of your most amorous new moons, Taurus puts the spotlight on relationship, especially sex and intimacy. No matter what is, or is not, happening in your love life now, you take a moment to imagine it the way you want it to be. And so it begins . . .

SagittariusSAGITTARIUS: All the taken-for-granted things of the household, studio, office, your pets, plants and plans, include gym and dietary well-being, are ready for new energy and attention. You put your mind to the ‘little things’ to make sweeping changes, but don’t rush it. Mars Rx says take considered action.

CapricornCAPRICORN: A childlike creative impulse washes over you, infusing all you touch with smiles and laughter, fun and games. Don’t be shy! It’s natural for you to play right now. Set aside some time for carefree expenditure of energy, and maybe activate the vibration of a hot date!

AquariusAQUARIUS: This new moon is your cue to put attention inward, into the home, family and sense of emotional ground and stability. Evaluate, appreciate and make repairs where necessary. This sets the stage for fabulous results. De-clutter a drawer or closet. Trust the process.

piscesPISCES: The new moon in your communications sector has you pulling in the ethereal meanings and honing them down to practical expression. i.e. cut to the chase. Your words are powerful creators of your future. Say what you mean; mean what you say. Activate the vibration of It’s Happening!

Happy Taurus New Moon!


You can find out more about Kim Falconer and her writing at the 11th House Blog, Kim, Pinterest, and on FaceBook and Twitter. She posts over at the Supernatural Underground on the 16th of every month and most days on Save the Day Writer’s Community on Facebook. Also check out GoodVibeAstrology for all you Astro-LOA fans, and the newest Urban fantasy series site –!



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