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Your 2024 New Moon in Taurus Horoscope: What’s in Store for You Come May 7

This lunar event invites you to more fully step into the future you’ve been dreaming of.

The fresh start of a new month is always enlivening, but May 2024 brings an especially invigorating energy that makes it feel as though we’re about to finally, fully step into a season of grounded optimism— the new moon in Taurus 2024. That’s in great part thanks to the fact that the sun is currently moving through Taurus, the second sign of the zodiac known for its steady, mindful, pleasure-seeking pace. And after a month full of looking backward, given Mercury retrograde and contending with potentially challenging shifts, brought on by the first two eclipses of 2024, the first big lunar event of May is an eye-opening, pragmatic new moon in the sign of the Bull.

On Tuesday, May 7 at 11:22 p.m. ET/8:22 p.m. PT, this grounding, optimism-bolstering new moon falls in Taurus, the fixed earth sign ruled by Venus, the planet of romance, relationships, beauty and values. As a result, this is a lunar event that will encourage you to slow down and be more aware and present while appreciating the connections that warm your heart and the details of everyday life that support your security and well-being. You can also consider this new moon to be a moment for envisioning a practical, meaningful goal, then taking even one small but meaningful step toward manifesting it. Here, all you need to know about this impactful event so you can make the most of it.

Related: What Is Mercury Retrograde? An Astrologer Explains How It Affects You

What is a new moon?

The new moon occurs once — and once in a while, twice — a month when the moon and the sun meet up at the exact same spot in the zodiac (for example, this month, they will meet at 18 degrees of Taurus). Because the two luminaries are so close, the sun’s stunningly bright light doesn’t reflect off of the moon at all, and from our point of view on Earth, the moon’s form appears hidden. For that reason, you can think of a new moon as a blank canvas on which you can paint your vision for the future. And you can take advantage of new moon energy by getting clear on and setting those goals for four days before and after the event occurs. 

In astrology, the moon colors your emotions, intuition and nurturing style as well as how you want to be nurtured. When it’s new, you could feel an amplified sense of possibility, anticipation and emotional self-awareness. New moons also present a chance to plant seeds that you can watch grow over the following two weeks (up until the next full moon, which, this time, falls on Thursday, May 23) and the following six months (when we’ll experience the corresponding full moon, which in this case will be Friday, November 15).

What is the new moon in Taurus?

Pretty much every new moon is an opportunity to meditate on what you want to achieve moving into the future, gain clarity and set a concrete intention, but May’s new moon in Taurus is especially tailored to helping you tune into your needs. The sign of the Bull is known for their ability to engage with the world through all five senses and their appreciation for taking their time. And as one of the fixed signs, Taurus also possesses the ability to be quite tenacious and resolute. That said, once you’ve homed in on what you want to achieve during this new moon, the energy of the fixed earth sign will fuel your ability to stick to your strategy and achieve whatever it is you’ve set out after.

Because the sign is ruled by Venus, you may do well to zero in on relationship-related or artistic aspirations. And given that it’s associated with the Second House of Income and Values, this lunar event could inspire game plans related to moneymaking, material possessions and self-worth.  

The 2024 new moon in Taurus can encourage you to welcome positive change

The new moon occurs at 18 degrees of Taurus, while Uranus, the planet of revolution, rebellion, innovation and electrifying change, sits at 22 degrees of the deliberate earth sign. This celestial meet-up could have you feeling fired up to embrace new experiences and greater independence and to channel more free-spirited energy into your life. Tuning into what makes you unique and marching to the beat of your own drum could suddenly feel more important than usual. And the same-old routines, patterns, habits or paths could seem to pale in comparison to a new reality you can envision on the horizon. Still, because the moon and Uranus are both moving through steadfast, unhurried Taurus, you’ll be less likely to dive into anything head first, preferring to really get a feel for what you’re signing up for before committing fully. 

The 2024 new moon in Taurus invites you to forge a realistic path toward achieving dreams

Speaking of committing fully, the new moon will form a harmonizing trine to another outer planet: taskmaster Saturn, which oversees boundaries and hard work, currently at 17 degrees of the mutable water sign Pisces. In astrology, Saturn delivers reality checks and encourages us to put our noses to the grindstone to evolve, grow, achieve and lay solid foundations for the future. So, as the new moon forms a positive angle to it, you could feel more inclined to be even more rational about whatever intention you’ve opted to zero in on. Saturn could inspire you to ask — and answer — questions like: What homework might you need to do before you can begin to pursue your goal? What challenges could you face and how will you handle them? How can you learn from the past as you pursue your ideal future?  

Here, how the 2024 Taurus new moon will affect you based on your sign. (Be sure to read both your sun and your rising sign if you know it. If you don’t, you can find it in your birth chart or by using this CafeAstrology calculator.)

New moon in Taurus 2024: Aries

New moon in Taurus 2024: Aries zodiac sign
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Because this new moon falls in your money and values sector, you’ll be especially tuned into the world around you, inspired to slow down for a change of pace and get clear on what’s most meaningful to you right now. Thanks to the moon’s harmonious connection to Saturn in your spirituality zone, your intuition is sharper than usual and can inform your strategy for achieving a practical goal, likely related to generating income or bringing your skills to the table in a fulfilling new way.

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Taurus

Taurus Zodiac Sign
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Welcome to your annual new moon, which presents you with a chance to reflect on your self-image, confidence and how you want to show up in — and be perceived by — the world. You may be inspired to reinvent yourself in some way that translates to feeling incredibly empowered. Devoting extra time to activities that bring you pleasure and make you feel more self-assured and prioritizing self-care can be wonderful steps toward crystallizing your vision. You’ll soon know exactly how you want to proceed.

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New moon in Taurus 2024: Gemini

New moon in Taurus 2024:Gemini Zodiac Sign
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The new moon falls in your spirituality sector, heightening the feeling that you’re standing backstage, reflecting on exactly how you want your next, big, bold move into the spotlight to play out. Although you’re sure to be enthusiastic about what the future holds, this moment is wired for resting and rejuvenating your spirit and energy, so that you can even more actively hit the ground running in the coming weeks. And with the new moon forming a pleasant trine to Saturn in your career zone, you could be preparing to move the ball forward in your professional life. 

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Cancer

Cancer Zodiac Sign
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This new moon activates your networking zone, turning your focus to your platonic bonds as well as the communities and teams you’re a part of. If you’ve been itching to feel more connected to or heard by friends or co-workers, you can now see a clear path to achieving that aspiration. This is also the sector of long-term wishes, so be sure to hold those in mind as you assess your relationships and steer toward the future. With the moon connecting to Saturn in your adventure zone, a leap of faith may be in order.

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New moon in Taurus 2024: Leo

New moon in Taurus 2024: Leo zodiac sign
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Falling in your career zone, this new moon fires you up to take the reins on a big picture project, to home in on a particular professional ambition, or to assert yourself with authority figures in your life. You could be craving more recognition for all your hard work, and now’s your chance to go to bat for it — and truly an applause-worthy impression! The moon’s trine to Saturn in your intimacy zone, a loved one can serve as a rock through the major shifts you’re pursuing. 

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Virgo

Virgo Zodiac Sign
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This new moon is happening in your adventure and higher learning sector, stirring your desire to prioritize soaking up new knowledge and experiences. Although you tend to adore and feel grounded by your go-to routines, you’re ready to spread your wings and take risks to feel more gratified emotionally and mentally. And with the moon connecting to Saturn in your partnership zone, you’ll do well to talk through your ideas and aspirations with a dear friend, significant other or loved one. Their support could help launch you into your next chapter!

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New moon in Taurus 2024: Libra

New moon in Taurus 2024: Libra zodiac sign
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The new moon falls in your intimacy and joint resources sector, highlighting your closest bonds and shared financial aims. You could become especially conscious of what drives your loved ones and fuels your ability to work together. In turn, you’ll be driven to craft a game plan for building momentum on a common goal related to your relationship or collective income. And as a result of the moon syncing with Saturn in your daily routine zone, zeroing in on practical, everyday details can set you up for even greater success now. 

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Scorpio

Scorpio Zodiac Sign
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Falling in your partnership sector, this new moon turns your attention to your one-on-one relationships with friends, loved ones and perhaps a significant other. You’ll be eager to step into the next chapter together, whether that’s starting a new business, collaborating on a creative endeavor or taking your bond to the next level. And if you’ve been wanting to address an ongoing emotional issue, you can easily pinpoint a winning solution now, especially thanks to Saturn in your self-expression zone, supporting your ability to speak from the heart. 

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New moon in Taurus 2024: Sagittarius

New moon in Taurus 2024: Sagittarius zodiac sign
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This new moon activates your wellness and daily routine sector, which means this is an ideal time to consider how you might want to reimagine your everyday hustle. You’ll be inspired to say “yes” to new projects and “no” to commitments that just aren’t working for you any longer and to experiment with well-being-boosting habits (like tracking your water intake or using a deep breathing app). And given that the moon harmonizes with Saturn in your home zone, the practices you begin to incorporate could also have a way of nurturing your inner peace and closest familial bonds.

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Capricorn

Capricorn Zodiac Sign
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This new moon is in your romance and self-expression zone, making for a really beautiful, playful, heartfelt moment in which you’ll be particularly eager to share how you feel with your nearest and dearest. In fact, animated conversation is really at the core of this lunar event for you, because the moon’s sync-up with your ruling planet, Saturn, falls in your communication zone. Owning your voice is crucial now, and trusting that this is the path to move down can heighten your confidence and strengthen your emotional well-being. 

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New moon in Taurus 2024: Aquarius

New moon in Taurus 2024: Aquarius Zodiac Sign
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Thanks to this new moon happening in your home zone, you’ll be eager to kick off a thrilling new chapter on the homefront alongside your loved ones. Even if it’s not as big and bold as a move or major redecoration project, you could feel like you’re stepping into a whole new era emotionally. Tending to your heart is a must, as it will set a healing tone moving forward. And thanks to the moon’s trine to Saturn in your self-worth zone, the self-work you do around this new moon can prepare you to pursue greater rewards on the job and in other areas of life.

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Pisces

Pisces Zodiac Sign
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Falling in your communication sector, this new moon magnifies your curiosity and desire to connect with friends and co-workers. Plan a brainstorm, and watch the exciting collaborative ideas add up! You might also carve out time to meet up with your social circle, which can feel truly enlivening. And because the moon happens to be connecting with Saturn in your sign, you have the wind in your sails when it comes to transforming dreamy ideas you come up with into practical blueprints for achieving something concrete!  

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For more on how the moon affects you, click through the links below!

Moon Sign Compatibility Guide for Love and Friendship

What’s Your Moon Sign? Here’s How To Find Out (And What It Means)

Moon Phase Match: Can This TikTok Trend *Really* Pinpoint Your Soulmate?

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