May’s Taurus New Moon Is Permission to Slow Down, Savor Everything

Come back to your senses—all five of them—as a Taurus new moon on May 7 directs your attention to the physical and material worlds.

Sweet stability! The Taurus new moon on May 7 (at 11:22 PM EDT) helps you channel your ideas into a tangible plan. This is the start of a grounding six-month cycle.

Want more emotional security, increased income or to connect to people who share your values? Set clear and simple intentions at the Taurus new moon. You could have something to proudly show off to the world by the time the Taurus full moon arrives on November 15.

Pro tip: Don’t get so hung up on comfort that you throw all creativity out the window! Since the 2024 Taurus new moon is conjunct artsy Venus and envelope-pushing Jupiter and Uranus, experiment within the framework of whatever you’re creating. Even nudging things a few inches outside the lines could spawn some incredible art or a mind-blowing romantic encounter!

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The 2024 Taurus new moon is an invitation to get back into your body

Slow down and savor the pleasures that you might normally rush right through, like:

  • the first sip of morning coffee
  • the feel of your softest sweater against your skin
  • a tree-lined view on your commute to work

This megadose of Taurean sensibility couldn’t come at a better time, since April 2024 was jam packed with lots of frenetic energy (total solar eclipse, Mercury retrograde, and more).

Taurus new moon energy

What can you do to leave behind the fraught energy of the past month? Move into the power of the May 7 Taurus new moon.

Start by taking a clear-eyed look at the practical pieces of your life.

Budgets: Could you cut back on expenses or contribute more to your retirement fund?

Schedules: Arrange your appointments so they don’t disrupt your most productive work hours.

Habits: Since new habits are supported by this lunar liftoff, try adding a practice like morning meditations or cardio workouts that you do the same four days every week.

A few tweaks in the above areas can produce real-life results in the coming six months. Create simple, sustainable plans. Remember: less really is more.

Not sexy enough for you?

We get it. Budgets, schedules and habits: necessary but, snore? Stalwart Taurus isn’t all business, though, this sign is also about pleasure. Tactile Taurus is ruled by Venus, after all, the planet of romance, making this new moon a beautiful starting block for springtime amour!

Set the mood: Since Taurus is in charge of our bodily senses, you can heighten erotic energy with attentiveness to detail. Wear fabrics that feel delicious against your skin (and when you brush up against theirs). Dab on a perfume oil or signature scent. Adjust the lighting and have seductive music playing in the background. Make sure to exfoliate and lotion up your skin since little caresses can set off major frissons of attraction during a new moon in Taurus.

Touch them there: Every zodiac sign rules an area on the body, and for Taurus it’s the neck, throat and shoulders. Don’t underestimate the power of a sensual massage, which could have your love interest purring with appreciation. (And who among us doesn’t have “tech neck” these days?) Light kisses to the nape of someone’s neck could get the party started. Still testing the waters? See how that coffee date cutie responds if you gently brush their hand during a connected moment.

Go the extra mile: As much as this sign loves the basics, if you’re invested in a relationship, a “luxury gesture” is certain to be impactful during the Taurus new moon. It can be a smaller treat, like a pretty leather wallet, a colorful bouquet of tulips or a pair of beaded earrings. But if you have the coin to spring for a weekend getaway or a dinner at a buzzy bistro, the effort is sure to be swoon-worthy!

Try Taurus new moon ritual: Pragmatic and efficient, a Taurus new moon whips our lives into shape. Focus on how you nourish yourself, manage your time and do work with integrity so you can enjoy the results. To achieve this, try one of our many Taurus new moon rituals.

Taurus New Moon Horoscopes

The 2024 Taurus new moon is on Tuesday, May 7, at 11:22 EDT. Just as the springtime buds have exploded into leaves, this new moon invites us into nature’s al fresco temple. The first of the earth signs, Taurus is about creating fertile soil to plant seeds in—both literally and metaphorically.

You can read for your Sun sign or your rising sign (ascendant). Visit our Cosmic Calculators if you want to find your Rising sign or discover more about your personal astrology. And read your daily horoscopes to never miss a detail!

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Aries (March 19-April 19)

The May 7, 2024 Taurus new moon lends its practical magic to your second house sector of values and finances. Check your balances. Are you where you want to be? With creative thinking, you’ll devise a realistic budget to fatten your wallet and allow a few more creature comforts. Before you start spending, shop for deals so you can minimize dollar damage. Could you stimulate the neighborhood economy by supporting local businesses? This lunar lift can bring a boost to your earning power. Polish up your resume and online profiles or set up a time to talk “growth opportunities” with your boss.

Aries horoscopes, read more!

Taurus (April 19-May 20)

Reset and refresh! 2024’s only new moon in Taurus on May is a day to shed old baggage and wipe the slate clean. You may need to snip the cord with toxic types or simply stop feeding them your precious energy. Rather than stewing in resentment, crystallize the lessons you learned from any recent unpleasant experiences. That’s how you’ll quickly move on. Then, focus on you! What do you want to manifest for yourself by the corresponding full moon on November 15? Write it down, share with your squad, and get into action!

Taurus horoscopes, read more!

Gemini (May 20-June 20)

Catch your breath, Gemini. The May 7 Taurus new moon lands in your twelfth house of spirituality and healing. This is a powerful day to release resentment as you free yourself from the shackles of past pain. A gateway to wonderful new chapters and possibilities await! Although they may not be immediately apparent, you can tap into them by relaxing your mind. If you don’t have a daily meditation or gratitude practice, try one or both. Relaxing movement, like yoga, swimming and dance can also call your name. A month from now, you could be brimming with inspiration—and so far above any petty drama that hooked you in the past!

Gemini horoscopes, read more!

Cancer (June 20-July 22)

The Taurus new moon on May 7 visits your eleventh house of connectivity and altruism, inspiring you to make a difference in your corner of the world. Over the next two weeks, ask friends about their civic involvement. Epiphanies may strike that guide you toward the perfect outlet to make an impact. Career-wise, pay attention to group dynamics. What could you do to improve the communication and harmony among your cohort? There’s probably an app for that, but make sure it’s well-tested and secure! 

Cancer horoscopes, read more!

Leo (July 22-August 22) 

Keep your eye on the target, Leo! The Taurus new moon on May 7 buzzes into your tenth house of career and status, opening up six powerful months of motivation. With your ambitious streak heightened, this is the perfect day to DM a potential collaborator, send off a pitch deck or make a bold offer. And over the next two weeks, any drive you display could manifest an exciting opportunity. Looking for a new, steady source of income? Polish up profiles and start shopping yourself around. Or if you’re on a slower track, put more effort into fostering connections to influential people who can help you ascend.

Leo horoscopes, read more!

Virgo (August 22-September 22)

Wider vistas are calling as the May 7 Taurus new moon hits your ninth house of travel and adventure. You may not be ready to board a plane, but you can still broaden your horizons. Sign up for a class like Japanese cooking or conversational Italian. Watch documentaries with subtitles or read books by authors of different cultures to expand your perspective. Education and entrepreneurship are activated by this lunar lift. Is it time to create an online course or start a kitchen table side hustle? And hey, if you ARE comfortable hitting the road, this could be the start of an incredible sojourn.

Virgo horoscopes, read more!

Libra (September 23-October 22)

When you look good, you feel good, Libra, but the May 7 Taurus new moon turns that equation inside out. With your eighth house of transformation activated, look inside and get honest about how you feel. It’s never fun to see the sore (or sour) spots, but that’s how you’ll make lemonade from lemons. Give yourself until the Taurus full moon, on November 15, to turn anything major around. This is also an ideal moment to focus on long-term financial stability. By pooling resources, you can get ahead faster, whether you’re eyeing an investment property or a bank loan for a start-up!

Libra horoscopes, read more!

Scorpio (October 22-November 21)

Ready for some twosome magic, Scorpio? The annual new moon in Taurus elevates the magic in your seventh house of partnerships on May 7. Whether the connection is one of business or romance, joining forces is the key to success over the coming six months. But remember, there is strength in your differences. Choose someone who possesses talents you haven’t developed and vice versa. Coupled Scorpios could feel inspired to take things to the next level—as YOU and your other half define it. But assume nothing. Make sure others are on the same page, especially with business buds, and put all agreements in writing.

Scorpio horoscopes, read more!

Sagittarius (November 21-December 21)

Stretch those quads and lace up your running kicks. The new moon in Taurus fires up a six-month mission in your sixth house health zone on May 7. Don’t beat yourself up if streaming and snacking have become your favorite sport. Wipe the slate clean and start with a few realistic goals. Rather than cutting out, think about adding in. For example, rise thirty minutes earlier, and start your day with a decadent smoothie and stretching. Little changes soon add up, accelerating your desire for vitality-boosting lifestyle choices. Also: how can you make life more efficient overall? Hew the clutter from your inbox, create a streamlined workspace and tap into apps for productivity.

Sagittarius horoscopes, read more!

Capricorn (December 21-January 19)

Unbridled passion is coming your way, as the year’s only new moon in Taurus fires up your expressive, flirty and fertile fifth house on May 7. Whatever your desire, speak your wishes aloud. Then watch them unfold over the next six months. Be uber specific! The mysterious universe has a way of taking things very literally. You may want to get hitched, have a baby or bring a potentially lucrative product to market. Visualize the details like the wedding venue, favorite names, and what it will feel like when you see your work on the shelves. Single Sea Goats, update your profile pic, or maybe look up an old flame. Your creativity will also be on fire. Dig around and you’ll unearth hidden talents or rediscover dormant gifts.

Capricorn horoscopes, read more!

Aquarius (January 19-February 18) 

Have you been neglecting matters at home? Time to deal, Aquarius as the new moon in Taurus helps you take charge on the domestic front, visting your fourth house. First up, prioritize quality time with your innermost circle. Why not factor in some self-care and all go for a mani-pedi or team up to cook a healthy meal? You may extend the olive branch to end a family feud‚ or at least get the reconciliation process underway. Décor-wise, this lunar lift could be the cue you need to rejuvenate the look of your abode. No need to go large and move or start renovations (unless you’re up for it!) A few plants, colorful cushions or crystals will breathe new life into your surroundings.

Aquarius horoscopes, read more!

Pisces (February 18-March 20)

Got something to share? The world is your megaphone as the new moon in Taurus heightens your third house eloquence and wit. Under these skies, people are more likely to “lean in,” so use your communication clout to spread the word of your latest passions. Creatively, you may be inspired to write a short story, start a gratitude journal, or simply jot down your observations. Over the next six months, you could draw quite an audience by sharing your work.  An insightful conversation with a clever friend may give you the confidence and inspiration to record a podcast. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Pisces horoscopes, read more!

When is the next new moon?

The next new moon is on June 6, 2024, in Gemini.

When is the next new moon and full moon in Taurus?

• The next new moon in Taurus is on April 27, 2025.

• The next full moon in Taurus on November 15, 2024. 

Read even more about new moons

New moons reset the monthly lunar cycle. Astrologers treat these occurrences as ultra-powerful moments to set intentions, start fresh and begin projects anew. Learn more about new moons in astrology.

Learn all about each of the 2024 new moons

Feature art by Rosie Dienhart

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