The Moon is waning to a new moon on May 30th at 7:30 a.m. ET/4:30 a.m. PT. This is the time when the Moon is lost in the glare of the Sun and completely invisible. This is a powerful time that can give impetus to our spiritual development and personal evolution. In this article, I will share with you everything you need to know about the new moon in Taurus.
The New Moon In Vedic Astrology
New moons are the starting point of the monthly lunar cycle. Astrologically, a new moon is thought to bring new beginnings and fresh opportunities. This is the most auspicious phase of the moon for setting personal intentions, starting new projects, and bringing new things into your life, which is why so many people use these lunations for manifesting rituals.
In Vedic astrology, the new moon is called Amavasya. It is the time when the Moon and the Sun line up.
According to Vedic astrology, Shukla paksha or the bright part of the lunar month begins with Amavasya, when one can count on the indulgence and benefits of the gods. It is recommended to dedicate the new moon to spiritual practices, offerings, and prayers. It is also considered a favorable period for completing previously started cases, cleaning, and charity.
Amavasya is considered the most favorable period to engage in your personal development, spend this day in meditation and prayers.
It is said that any activity related to material affairs will not bring any benefits on this day. However, any spiritual practice you engage in will multiply its benefits when performed during Amavasya. The same can be said about charity and donations that are done during Amavasya – you will be generously rewarded for your acts of kindness.
The New Moon In Rohini Nakshatra
According to Vedic astrology, the May new moon is occurring in the lunar mansion of Rohini Nakshatra.
Rohini is the Moon-ruled nakshatra that has a warm, passionate, and sensual nature. This new moon will create a perfect environment for our creative expression when our creative ideas can bring great gains. But we should not forget that Rohini is also a very materialistic nakshatra that may make our minds overly luxury-oriented so that we may become overly material and less spiritual. Don’t get caught in the illusion of a materialistic world and its possessions.
Vedic seers considered Rohini to be a conductor of cosmic energy that makes it possible to achieve the fulfillment of any desires. Rohini helps to materialize our intentions.
Rohini nakshatra can bring such health-related issues as injuries to the face and neck, sunstroke, heart problems, high blood pressure, fever, pain or swelling about the breast, irregular menses, and aching calf muscles.
This new moon occurs in the constellation of Taurus. Beauty, comfort, and prosperity are going to be the main topics of the upcoming lunar month. The energy of the full moon in Taurus will make us more sensitive to beauty and will stimulate possessive instincts and thirst for acquisition.
Lessons to Learn
The karmic lesson of this new moon is overcoming material possessions and focusing on the spiritual side of life.
We also need to learn how to be more practical. The past two years have shown us how uncertain and unpredictable life can be. Taurus teaches us how to be more practical with our choices. This is the time when we have to re-think our priorities in life. Maybe it’s time to switch from a city apartment to a piece of land somewhere in the countryside? Or, maybe we should think about how we can become more self-sustainable and live a more simple lifestyle? It’s certainly the time when we have to learn to grow our own food and prepare for possible food shortages in the near future. Use this full moon to analyze your lifestyle and life priorities.
In the context of self-development, this is a great time to expand our consciousness. This is a good time for the following practices:
- Shadow work and psychotherapy;
- Practices of forgiveness and acceptance;
- Solitary meditation;
- Practices focused on releasing yourself from the victim mentality.
Dos and Don’ts During the New Moon in Taurus
Amavasya is one of the best days for charity and donations. When you’re doing donations on the new moon, the beneficial effect of it is greatly enhanced, and your negative karma gets purified.
Our emotions play a very important role during the New Moon. If you are happy on this day, you will become even happier, if you are unhappy – you will become unhappier. Any of our qualities get strengthened on this day. Therefore, the new moon is a very important time for spiritual seekers, since the effect of any puja or recited mantra becomes even stronger on this day.
Amavasya is a great time for new beginnings. This is the time to discard old habits and thoughts, all failures, and embrace the new experience that the new moon promises us.
Favorable activities during this new moon:
- meditation and other spiritual practices;
- drinking more water;
- dealing with legal issues;
- asking for help;
- creative expression;
Unfavorable activities during this new moon:
- oil massage;
- surgery of the feet or toes;
- to be in crowded places;
- drinking alcoholic beverages;
- taking strong medications (poisoning and allergies are possible during this time);
- starting a new business;
- cutting hair and nails;
- visiting psychics and asking for a prediction;
- taking food after 8 P.M.
Practices for the New Moon in Taurus
It’s very beneficial to use positive affirmations on the new moon. During this time, affirmations have a special power – they make your positive thoughts and intentions grow and gain strength more quickly. That is why such practices as Creating a vision board or Reiki wish box, will be particularly effective on the new moon.
Here are some examples of the high-vibe affirmations you can practice on the New Moon:
- Love is my inspiration, my conversation, and my life! Peace is my natural state! Gratitude is my way of seeing and being! The face of God greets me everywhere I go!
- Every cell of my body temple celebrates health and wholeness!
- All my relationships match the high vibration of unconditional love!
- Positive thoughts revitalize my body temple!
- Abundance blesses every aspect of my life!
- I am guided, governed, and gifted by the eternal presence of Spirit within me! The high frequency of divine love resounds through all of my relationships! Excellence is encoded in my soul and evident in my expression! A consciousness of awe and wonder makes things possible in my life!
- My commitment to peace, love, and kindness raises the vibrations of the planet!
- The sweet water of appreciation bathes everything I do!
The Moon Mantra
During the New Moon, it’s beneficial to chant the Moon mantra “Om Chandraya Namaha” 108 times. This powerful mantra vibrates with the energy of the Moon. Chanting this beautiful mantra will help you see things more clearly and look beyond “illusions” to see the deeper meaning in things and the truth that lies within.
Buddha Shakyamuni Mantra
It is very beneficial to chant the Buddha Shakyamuni mantra during the new moon. Recite “Om Muni Muni Maha Muniye Soha” 3, 7, 21, or 108 times. When chanting the mantra, visualize how the Divine Light purifies all your subtle bodies and frees your consciousness from outdated programs.
Chanting the Buddha Shakyamuni mantra brings change into our consciousness, helps to reach enlightenment, inspires us with new ideas, and gives us confidence in our abilities. Also, it relieves uncertainty and distorted perception of reality.
The Bottom Line
Every month the New Moon gives us a great opportunity to reconnect with our shadow self, cleanse, and heal. The new moon in Taurus teaches us how to be more practical, creative, and less materialistic. Watch your desires. Don’t let your material possessions control you. New moons are always a good time for introspection, as the darkness of the sky symbolizes a lack of outside illumination — which encourages us to seek answers and insights from within instead of from external sources. Meditation and pranayama will help you balance your emotions and get clarity of mind during this time.