Walking the Moonlit Path: Taurus New Moon May 15, 2018  ♉

Written by Dr. Shara Eisen

Happy Birthday Taurus, and a Happy Taurus new moon to all! This moon becomes new on the 15th and it turns out to be quite an exciting time for Taurus, as well as the other earth signs, Virgo and Capricorn, and the three other fixed signs, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. Not only is the monthly meeting of the sun and moon occurring this month in the sign of the bull, but Uranus moves into Taurus for the first time since May of 1942! Uranus is also known as the great awakener, and for shaking things up, especially when complacency or stagnation has become an issue. Lookout Taurus, for the next few months you might expect the unexpected. Even though Uranus spends approximately 7 years in a sign, later in the year we will get a retrograde that will bring Uranus out of Taurus and back into Aries for a grand finale before settling into Taurus for the longer haul. Even if you are not a Taurus, this change will be noticeable as some aspect of your chart, and thus your life will reflect this change.

Taurus, the bull, is known for being determined, persuasive, and persevering. With Venus as the ruler of Taurus, they are often gifted in the arts, especially music, with a disproportionate number of successful singers and musicians (David Byrne, Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, Janet Jackson, Enya, Brian Eno, Duke Ellington, and Pete Townshend, just to name a few) born under this sign. They are the green thumbs of the zodiac, and often tune into the plant kingdom the way others tune into dogs and cats; having conversations, cooing, and fussing over them like family members. This new moon is an auspicious time for getting in the garden and creating beauty while healing yourself with some dirt and clay therapy and having fun as well. It is excellent for picking up an instrument or at least going to support some of the music venues in our city. Given that this is also the sign of money, possessions, and luxury, it can be the ideal time to splurge on whatever indulgence will make you feel more like royalty; be it jewelry, furniture, or a couple of wardrobe upgrades. Whether your portfolio is worth millions of in the red, this is also the best time of year to bring some order, planning, and intentions to your financial picture.


Taurus -♉ “Ultimately, there are no dialogues in the world. It is all a divine monologue. There is only the single in its appearance as many.” -Sri Mooji

A season of change is brewing on the horizon, and it is coming sooner rather than later for those of you with April birthdays. Relationships and romance are ready to expand into something that will be more fun, playful, open, and fulfilling for you, but you will have to show up and do your part. Where do you hold back parts of yourself, perhaps due to fear and judgments? If you are single, the time is right to join groups that reflect your interests and passions. Friendships leading to more looks to be more the way than dating sites. If you are already attached,  focusing on the friendship that fuels the connection will go a long way. This is the season to find the comfortable ruts and breathe some life back into your comfort zones.

Gemini – ♊ “ Once the media touches a story, the facts are lost forever.” -Norman Mailer 

This is a great time to consider the personal story that you are writing every day, and consider if you are happy with the overall storyline and plot twists along the way. You may feel like taking a timeout to deeply contemplate choices in need of making and your overall direction. If you have the ability to take a retreat weekend or even week, this will go a long way. If nothing else give yourself a day with no plans so you can reflect. You may find yourself looking to expand your daily habits, or change it up just enough to allow a little more joy, exercise, creativity, and relaxation into your days.

Cancer – ♋ “Learn the art of taking a stand on the truth within. When you live in this truth, then the result is the fusion of the mind and the heart, and the end of all fears and sorrow.” -Meher Baba

Cancer, you are notoriously one of the more quiet, introspective signs, and while the world around you does not always respect or understand this, it can work tremendously in your favor. You are less inclined to be dazzled by the lights, as they say, and you hear the quiet whispers that will keep you on track even as the rest of the world runs after the latest fad. You may feel a pull to consider your goals, or lack thereof, this month, and consider your direction. This is not a particularly passive time for you. Travel promises to provide inspiration, and this would be a great way to meet someone. If you are already involved, consider planning or taking a getaway, as the new vistas will provide some much-needed fuel for clarifying your next steps.


Leo – ♌ “A man must consider which rich realm he abdicates when he becomes a conformist.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Change is brewing on a few different fronts this month, and you may be considering some of your career choices, both past and future. This could be a time where you are being recognized or considered for a promotion, and/or you may be wondering how well your work is dovetailing with your highly creative and playful nature. If your home is not providing a consistently peaceful sanctuary or at least providing that option for you, this would be a great time to make some changes that will allow this. Maybe there is an extra room that can become your quiet meditation room? At the very least find a corner. This will do wonders for your envisioning process.

Virgo -♍  “Life is uncharted territory. It reveals its story one moment at a time.” -Leo Buscaglia 

Virgo, you can be one of the best in the zodiac when it comes to bringing order to any situation. You are actually not as much of a neatnik when it comes to an organized office and attic as you are talented with a certain mental and emotional order that can make you a rock of sanity in a crazy and flaky world. That said, you can make huge gains by letting the future take care of itself and relaxing into the present. If nervous tensions are making inroads into your sleep and energy quality, this month is excellent for seeking out a new healer. Think outside the box and follow the string of synchronicities as the right person is waiting to give you just the help that you are ready to receive.


Libra -♎ “As one goes thru life one learns that if you don’t paddle your own canoe, you don’t move.” -Katherine Hepburn

Libra is the sign of relating and marriage. Libras are typically found either in one extreme or the other when it comes to relationships; interesting for the sign of the scales, justice, and balance. Some of you have been joined at the hip in partnership, perhaps marriage, for as long or longer than you can remember. Then there are the other Libras who are married to their cats and /or their jobs and have endless excuses for why dating is impractical or impossible. This is a great time to find a balance, where you can mix it up and have both your independence as well as some emotional bonding and risk-taking with another. It is a great time to acknowledge your fears as well as what it is you are looking for, and then don’t be shy about going after it.


Scorpio – H “Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.” -Danny Kaye 

Your romantic life should be anything but boring and predictable these days. If you are dating, this is a likely time to meet someone completely out of the box, so flexibility and open-mindedness will be key. If you have a particular type that you are looking for, and you cling too closely to your assumed type, then you could miss out on some extraordinary opportunities. If you are partnered, chances are you, your partner, or both, are ready to make some changes that will allow for more fun and spontaneity. Either way, this is a great time to find and /or create the kind of magical partnership that allows for spiritual alignment and a sense of adventure.


Sagittarius – I “ I do not read a single newspaper and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it. The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads newspapers.” -Thomas Jefferson 

If your life is not currently feeling like a grand adventure, then it is time to sit down immediately and rewrite the script. Sagittarius, more than any other sign, needs life to be adventurous and meaningful, and without plenty of both a sense of confusion and deflation can set in. Consider what daily routines, or at least weekly, you might add to bring back a sense of exploration. Is walking or biking to work an option, at least once in a while? Maybe it is time to see what kind of financing package you can find for an electric vehicle. It is a great time to consider changing up your vehicle, as well as laptop and phone, and this will be true for next month as well.


Capricorn – J “Differences exist, but not only in the city of love. Thus my vowels and yours, I know they are the same.”  -St Francis of Assisi

Children are featured this month, which could mean that it is time to expand your family, or if you have kids they make need a great deal of your energy now. It could also mean that it is time to move more with your own inner child, doing the things that you would have liked to do long ago but could not, or maybe just were not allowed to. Play and creativity, as hard to prioritize as they may be, will have more to offer than you can imagine. Even if you don’t see how they will pay the bills or put food on the table, engaging a childlike sense of fun and adventure will boost your energy and remind you of who you really are under all of the responsibilities and commitments.

Aquarius – K  “I wept not so to stone within I grew” – Dante 

Certain aspects of your past are showing up to remind you of what you may have swept under the rug a little too quickly. It is not the same as skeletons falling out of the closet, though there could be a bit of that. It is more the reality that tough times can result in traumas that only get partially processed if that. Moving forward in the best way possible is going to involve going into the messy territory of feelings and emotions, which can be extra challenging for heady Aquarians. Fear not, for the ease that you will feel on the other side of this exploration will be worth every ounce of effort.

Pisces – L “ The worst that can happen is that I think you think about me what I think about myself. So I am sitting in a pool of me “  -Byron Katie 

Changes are being contemplated, and overthinking is your nemesis as you try to find your ideal direction. Be particularly careful about overthinking relating to actions and words of people around you, as it would be easy to make yourself overly suspicious for no good reason. Travel provides the ideal support for the quiet and clarity that you are needing, especially a retreat with a minimum of distractions available. You will be amazed at how much clearer your thinking becomes once you take yourself out of your familiar surroundings for a bit.

Aries – ♈ “ Self-esteem equates with lifting one’s spirits, not lifting the false self. Self-esteem of the spirit, rather than of the ego, is important to retain”  -Darwin Shaw

It is time to recapture some of the dreams, goals, and visions that you have let fall by the wayside as the mundane realities have taken center stage. There are some classic questions that you might want to ask yourself as this time unfolds: What would I do if I was a multi-millionaire? Most people say “quit my job and travel,” and yet the fact remains, that at some point the travel ends and you must do something. What would that thing be?  What would you do it you could not possibly fail? Life is coaxing you in the direction of asserting some of these dreams, so consider how you have been playing it safe and prepare to step outside of the familiar and predictable.