There is no denying the fact that the energy of the moon and its phases can have a tremendous impact on our lives, just look at the crazy antics that appear to follow the full moon each month. What many people overlook, however, is that the full moon isn’t the only one of the phases that trigger a change.

Opposite the full moon, the new moon is another highly important time to notice on the lunar calendar.

While the full moon brings anxiety, heightened emotions, and impulsive actions, the energy of the new moon is exactly the opposite. It is a new beginning, a fresh start. This is the time to focus on what you hope to accomplish over the course of the coming month, making decisions and taking first steps in order to set yourself up to leverage the coming lunar phases. If you have considered starting a new major project, making a change in your career or starting a new hobby – this is the perfect time to make that a reality.

On May 15th the new moon emerged in the sign of Taurus, an energy that will continue to influence our lives until the next new moon on the 13th of June. This additional influence of Taurus will make this month uniquely powerful. A stable, reliable and logical energy, not only are you prepared to make a change in your life, but these decisions will be practical, well-planned and aimed at success. You may notice some areas of your life slowing down a little, but take note – slower, well-thought-out decisions are often those that will serve you better long term.

Interested in learning how the May 15th new moon will influence you directly? Find your zodiac sign and read on…

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

One of the major influences of Taurus that are often forgotten about is in the area of your finances. This is a time to step back and reassess where you are at financially, and where you need to be moving forward. Focus your attention on achieving financial stability. The new moon will not only help you to find the right path to make this a reality, but it will also push you to find new ways to increase your income and improve on your financial gains.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

The influence of the new moon in Taurus will be the most profound for you, influencing your life on an incredibly deep and personal level. The changes that you need to make will revolve around creating stability in your own life and your overall well-being. This isn’t going to be an easy time, in fact, it will challenge you to face some situations you have previously brushed aside. Toxic situations and relationships will be highlighted, forcing you to acknowledge the negative impact that they have on your mental and emotional health and encouraging you to finally cut ties and free yourself.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

There is no denying the fact that you are a high energy person carrying a tremendous amount of love and light in this world, but that’s not the only emotions that you experience at such a heightened level. You have gone to great lengths to hide your negative emotions from the world but burying them isn’t making them go away. The new moon is going to push you to explore these feelings, finally working through them and letting them go once and for all creating a sense of balance and stability in your emotional health.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

You are incredibly compassionate and dedicate most of your life to the care of those around you. The new moon is going to push you outside of this comfort zone, challenging you to focus on your own personal growth and well-being. It may feel awkward or selfish at first, but understand that bettering yourself not only impacts you, it will also spill over to all those around you improving their lives as well. Embrace the motivation and inspiration you are feeling, and it will have a positive long-lasting effect.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

While many of the other signs are focusing on their personal lives during this time, you are going to feel the influence of the new moon in your professional life. If you have felt undervalued in your current career, or like it isn’t the right fit for you, this is the time to make a change. Seek out a promotion, a change in position or a complete career change  – the energy of the new moon will inspire you and motivate you to take the steps necessary to make this vision a reality.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

The influence of the new moon isn’t going to direct itself to any one specific area in your life, instead, you are going to experience a lot of smaller changes, working towards your overall well-being. During this time, you are going to feel awkward or uncomfortable, even if you can’t put your finger on why. This will be a combination of stepping outside of your comfort zone, regardless of how small that step is, and the fact the new moon will push you to make these changes faster than you would left to your own planning. Don’t fight it, embrace it.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

This month is going to be a time of new experiences for you. You may not know what areas of your life that you feel need improvement, but the new moon will help you to discover that by pushing you into new, exciting situations. Allow yourself to roll with it and truly give your all at each opportunity. Eventually, something will click, and you will know that is what you are currently missing in your life, setting a path for change and growth. Remember, you are not tied to any one experience, you are just trying them on for size.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

During this time your attention will be drawn to the commitments in your life, challenging you to step back and reassess them. This is a time for self-reflection, considering which commitments are serving you well and moving you forward, while also highlighting those that you may need to cut from your life or take a significant step back from. This includes relationships, hobbies, community involvement and your career. Don’t continue to allow anything that doesn’t bring you happiness to make demands of your time.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Adventurous and high-energy, you are no stranger to change and growth in life. In fact, if anything it is the idea of commitment that scares you off. You are daring, impulsive and eager to try everything in life at least once. The new moon is going to introduce a new concept into your life – balance. You will find yourself learning the value of some thinking, planning, and consideration, still allowing for your fun-loving lifestyle, but avoiding some of the major crashes along the way. This is only going to improve your life and open new doors, so pay attention.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

For you, this energy is going to be incredibly powerful and individualized. The new moon is going to give you the ability to plan out and make significant changes in your life, but the ‘what’ in this equation is up to you. While this is great, as you can focus directly on the areas in your life that bother you most, there is a responsibility that comes with this power. You can use it for good, improving your life, or if you aren’t careful you also have the power to destroy areas of your life. Take some time to reflect on where you are really going in this life.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 19)

Leading into this time you were likely facing some big challenges in your life. I’m not saying you weren’t prepared to handle these bumps in the road of life, you are an independent and confident individual with the ability to handle pretty much anything life throws your way – but the energy of the new moon is going to give you that extra boost to work through this difficult time. Trust your intuition, as you will find motivation and inspiration for new ways to problem solve seemingly impossible situations.

Pisces (February 20 – March 20)

During this month you will feel the positive energy radiating around you, shining a light on every corner of your life. The new moon is going to be a time of self-reflection and introspection, asking you to seriously step back and look at your life. Have you ‘settled’ in any area? If so, its time to correct this and give you the life that you truly deserve. Just be careful not to make rash or impulsive decisions at this time, as you may find yourself blinded by what you want, forgetting about the necessary steps to get there.

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