May the force be with you for this month's new moon, falling perfectly into place on Saturday, May 4. May's new moon will provide a much needed respite after the stop-and-go nature of the early spring; first it's warm, then it's cold, first it's fruitful, then it's discouraging. With the moon in Taurus, we're all trying to renew ourselves and make big changes, but those changes won't necessarily be linear and the new moon is a good time to remind ourselves that it's OK. To ensure we keep our productive bull-like mojo going throughout the rest of the season, it's important to stop and reevaluate by practicing mediations for the May new moon.
While the Taurus season influence in the air might make us want to keep powering through the ruts of productivity, we're actually more likely to meet our goals this spring if we schedule time to stop and think. According to astrologer extraordinaire Kyle Thomas, Taurus isn't the only zodiac giant in play during this new moon, "Venus rules this new moon and it is in fiery Aries at this time, making us be bolder in our pursuit of pleasure, love, romance, or luxury." Meaning, we're going to be stretched pretty thin with our Taurus desires to work like crazy and our Aries desire to live it up. A little meditation will help us find the balance that keeps life interesting and productive at the same time.
May's new moon is the perfect opportunity to enforce some inward thinking. According to Thomas, "it's one of the best new moons of 2019, as we have been in a rocky period before. This is all about abundance and creating tangible results in our lives," and I think we can all agree we're here for results.
The new moons invisible but powerful energy will make it easy to turn inward and see things in ourselves and our personal lives that are harder to see during other parts of the month. The moonless sky will allow us to focus without distraction on what's really going on. Moving forward, well be refreshed and reinvigorated when we didn't even realize we needed this kind of quiet evaluation. Here are some meditations that will be most helpful during May's new moon, creating lasting change that will carry fourth through the rest of the lunar cycle: