The New Moon at 6 degrees Taurus takes place at 7:16 AM CST on April 26th. It’s remarkable in how
utterly lazy serene and peaceful it is! There are no other aspects to this New Moon (besides the Sun conjunction), save for a very wide trine to Saturn at 27 degrees Sagittarius, too wide to use by most standards. This New Moon falls in the first decan of Taurus; the Moon is exalted in Taurus but more so in this first decan. Venus rules Taurus and the first decan of Taurus, Venus being the planet of the good things in life like love, beauty, art. In the earthy sign of Taurus, there’s a strong desire to be a glutton experience the sensual in tangible ways. A spiritual mission to return to Eden.
This slow burn sensuality is all there is to this New Moon, and that’s enough! For those who set intentions at New Moons, consider this one your personal sabbath, your day of rest, and set intentions to make rest days a permanent fixture in your life. Sleep in, dream, restore body and spirit.
When you do get moving, this New Moon is ripe in the literal fruitful sense. Plant seeds you want to see grow in the long term, such as starting a new savings plan or similar. While not involved with this lunation, Mercury will be retrograde in Aries conjunct Uranus which means this is a great time to review existing or old money issues and come up with creative solutions.
Taurus’ ruler Venus will be at 29 degrees Pisces, no longer retrograde and in the sign of its exaltation. At the anaretic degree, it suggests there’s unresolved issues regarding relationships or self esteem that still need to be worked through. While not involved in this lunation, Saturn in Sagittarius will be applying to an exact square to Chiron in Pisces on April 30th, which brings a heavy dose of “ouch” with it. The Taurus New Moon should be a time to steady yourself against that coming tide.
It also makes for a spectacularly bad time to go shopping or get a haircut. I know this would normally be the perfect time for an aesthetic shapeup, but with Taurus’ ruler Venus and Saturn both square Chiron, you could easily go in asking for this –
and come out with this instead –
So, ignore that advice at your own risk. (True story.)
Since the only aspect here is the obvious conjunction to the Sun, the focus here is on material simplicity and now would be a great time to de-clutter and simplify your life. Too often we overcomplicate simple things, now is a great time to remedy that. Chill out! Life is chaotic enough without intentionally making it more chaotic. Whatever else you’ve got going on in your life, find your one green pasture and revel in it.
As always, look to the house of your natal chart that this Taurus New Moon falls in for further information about where you can plant and nurture seeds of stability and growth. If you need help finding this in your chart, read here for easy instructions.