This New Moon in Taurus occurred at 2:51 am Eastern (6:51 GMT) May 3, 2011, at 13 degrees of Taurus. New moons signify a new cycle, new beginnings, and rebirth. This new moon, along with the Sun (also in Taurus) will highlight the Taurus qualities of stability and groundedness, as well as second house themes (finances and material security).
This is a time when we will feel close to the Earth and nature (Taurus being ruled by the ever-feminine Venus, as well as being an earth sign). Perhaps you begin a new garden as spring begins, and enjoy not only the feeling of the earth and the contentment that gardening brings, but also the savings in your pocketbook. This New Moon is a time to re-evaluate our finances and face the factsâ€”what is it in this life that will make us feel truly happy and secure? This Taurus New Moon also aspects retrograde Pluto in Capricorn, intensifying feelings of our connection to the Earth and the need to re-examine old, and potential harmful, patterns in our lives.