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Super New Moon in Taurus Ritual - May 2024

An invitation to cultivate our ability to stay grounded and open to receive what life offers us. 

The Taurus Super New Moon occurs at 1.21pm AEST on Wednesday the 8th May for those of us in QLD, Australia which makes the ideal time to do your New Moon ritual the very same evening (within 8 hours following the New Moon). But don't worry if that doesn't suit your schedule... anytime in the following 3 days after is okay for harnessing the New Moon energy.

Feeling all the cosmic shifts of late? You may feel called to go on a deep dive... in which case I highly recommend checking out the articles that Moon Omens have published recently. Having a greater awareness of what may have been influencing your life recently can be helpful as you drop into the introspective space of your New Moon ritual.

But if you're short on time I've provided a brief summary for you below...

Sanctuary's Cosmic Summary:

Embracing Self-Love and Grounded Growth: Insights from the Super New Moon in Taurus

The celestial stage welcomes this Super New Moon at 18º01’ of Taurus, ushering in a period ripe for self-reflection and grounded evolution. This cosmic event heralds a lunar month dedicated to rebuilding our lives from the roots, reevaluating our values, and fortifying our bond with ourselves, our physical vessels, and the Earth.

For individuals with planets or angles in Fixed signs, the impact of this Super New Moon in Taurus is palpable, offering a tangible fresh start and prompting introspection on personal commitments. As we stand at the threshold of new beginnings, this lunar phase inspires alignment with authentic values and encourages consistent investment in what truly resonates within us.

New Moons: A Gateway to Renewal

New Moons signify fresh starts, launching us into a cycle of spontaneity, movement, and experimentation. In the realm of Taurus, the second sign of the Zodiac, themes of stability, survival, and sensory connection take precedence. This Fixed Earth archetype prompts us to consolidate our endeavours, satisfy our basic needs, and deepen our kinship with our physical selves and surroundings.

This particular New Moon holds significance as it marks the end of Eclipse season, closing one chapter and initiating a new narrative in our lives. Moreover, being a Super New Moon, its energy resonates more intensely, amplifying its transformative potential.

Choosing Self-Love and Abundance

Taurus, symbolising self-worth and abundance, underscores the importance of our relationship with ourselves in shaping our interactions with others. This lunar phase invites us to embark on a journey of self-appreciation and prioritise self-love above all else. By consciously aligning with our authentic values, we set the stage for embracing abundance in all its forms, recognising wealth beyond monetary measures.

Revolutionising Our Lives

Aligned with Jupiter and Uranus, this Super New Moon signals a period of revolution and expansion. Jupiter inspires authenticity and purpose-driven growth, while Uranus urges us to break free from stagnation and embrace change. Together, they propel us towards self-discovery and encourage us to realign our lives with our core truths.

Mars in Aries: Igniting Your Inner Fire

Did you feel the surge of energy at the end of April as Mars charged into its home sign of Aries? Maybe you noticed yourself being propelled towards action, your vitality ignited...

For those with planets in Cardinal signs and especially those with natal Mars in Aries, brace for your Mars return – a period marked by heightened courage and determination. Trust your desires, embrace your instincts, and tap into your inner strength.

In this transit, it's not just about igniting fire but also about moving forward and shedding what no longer serves us. Cut ties with outdated relationships and commitments to make space for fresh beginnings.

As Mars aligns with Pluto and the Lunar North Node, seize the opportunity to confront challenges and embrace change. This journey prompts us to heal wounds related to masculinity and assertiveness, reminding us that vulnerability is a source of strength.

With Venus in Taurus complementing Mars in Aries, now is the time to rekindle your relationship with your body and sexuality. Become the leader of your life by making bold choices and pushing past limitations. Embrace healthy competition and strive to be the best version of yourself.

Venus in Taurus: Embrace Self-Love and Grounded Growth

The end of April also saw Venus gracefully transition from Aries to Taurus, marking a shift towards embodiment, receptivity, and self-intimacy until May 23rd. This journey holds particular significance for those in Fixed signs, especially for individuals with natal Venus in Taurus, offering opportunities for reconnecting with sensuality and wealth frequencies.

In this transition, Venus encourages a slowing down, urging us to tune in to the natural rhythms of our bodies and attract rather than pursue. There is a prompting to confront power dynamics in relationships, fostering psychological transformation and spiritual commitment.

Mid-May brings Venus's conjunction with Uranus and Jupiter, igniting novelty, growth, and unexpected changes. These alignments inspire us to revolutionise our values, embrace authenticity, and appreciate life's pleasures while deepening our self-love and intimacy.

Staying Grounded Amidst Change

Amidst the whirlwind of change, the Taurus New Moon serves as an anchor, reminding us to remain rooted in our bodies and connected to the present moment. In navigating the uncertainties of life, cultivating mindfulness and honouring our physical needs become essential practices.

In essence, the Super New Moon in Taurus beckons us to embark on a journey of self-discovery, anchored in self-love and grounded growth. As we navigate the winds of change, may we remain rooted in our authenticity, guided by the wisdom of our hearts and the steadfastness of the Earth beneath our feet.

Amidst the tumult of rapid and unpredictable shifts occurring both globally and personally, the Taurus New Moon calls us to a heightened awareness of our bodies' signals amidst the chaos. This unique juncture prompts us to remain grounded in our bodily needs as we navigate life's twists and turns.

As we welcome the Super New Moon in Taurus, let us bravely confront the uncertainties ahead, understanding that within darkness lies the clarifying light of purpose and fulfilment. This lunar phase beckons us onto a transformative journey of self-discovery and healing, urging us to delve deeply into our innermost selves. Remember, with each stride toward personal growth and transformation, we possess the resilience and inner strength to overcome any obstacles that may cross our path.

If you wish to receive a FREE New Moon oracle reading from me then use this time to look back through your photos of yourself in search of your true essence and send me 3 to 5 pictures that you feel represent your true essence, from any era of time, and email them to with subject: “New Moon Oracle Reading please."

With so much cosmic energy shifting lately it can be difficult to move forward with clarity and confidence. So whilst this turbulent energy rages around us, our inner world can become our sanctuary, and if we’re able to go within, be still, present and deeply connect with ourselves and the wealth of wisdom living within us, our inner world can become our compass.

This new moon ritual encourages this journey inward, to reconnect to our inner wisdom/higher self/devine self, or whatever you wish to name it. This ritual offers us the opportunity to get clear on what it is we truly want in life, and harness the manifesting power of the new moon to make wishes, set powerful intentions and make commitments in order to manifest the life we dream of.

What you will need for this Ritual

  •  Journal & pen

  • Cleansing herbs/flowers/essential oils ~ this will depend on your chosen method of energy body/auric field cleansing

  • Objects of meaning to create a ritual altar It is recommended to have an object to represent each of the earthly elements:

1. Air ~ this could be incense, sage or diffused essential oils or perhaps gentle music.

2. Water ~ A glass of water

3. Fire ~ Candle flame

4. Earth ~ a plant, leaf, flower, a crystal or stone.

If you want to keep it simple, using a candle can actually cover all four elements (solid wax is earth, air flickers the flame, melted wax is water, and the fire is self-explanatory).


Optional extras:

  • Face oil & gua sha or face roller  

  • Ceremonial Cacao or Chai or Tea

  • Tarot cards (if you don't have a deck then send through your essence images via email as mentioned above).

Sanctuary Taurus

Super New Moon Ritual

The ideal time to perform this ritual is within 8 hours following the New Moon on Wednesday 8th May at 1.21pm AEST. But don't worry if that doesn't suit your schedule... anytime in the following 3 days after is okay for harnessing the New Moon energy.


When it comes to energy cleansing, intention is everything. You don’t need fancy tools, just the intention.

If you’ve chosen to have a cleansing bath then do this prior to beginning the ritual.

If you have a face oil and gua sha or face roller you may choose to incorporate the use of these in your ritual cleanse.

If you’re choosing to smudge yourself along with your space then you can begin by lighting your sage or palo santo or other herbs, stating out loud your intention.

🎤 eg. “With this smoke I cleanse myself and my space” and go ahead and allow the smoke to move around your whole body and your space. If you cannot tolerate smoke then simply open a door or a window to allow the fresh air to cleanse the space around you stating your intention out loud 🎤 eg. “I welcome this fresh air to cleanse my space.

🕯Once you have cleansed yourself and your space, light your candle/s, and take a moment to appreciate the warm light it brings, illuminating you and all that you’re currently carrying, as you initiate this ritual.

✨ Draw an imaginary circle around yourself with a golden protective light. This circle represents the fifth element; Aether, tonight this circle is your portal between the cosmos and the terrestrial world. It is emptiness and vastness all at once and within this circle you have drawn you will be able to connect with the omnipresence of Aether as you reconnect with yourself in this present moment.

You might like to use this guided visualisation recording to help you ground yourself.

Before we dive in ~ Just a little note about New Moon Manifesting

It's up to you whether you choose to make wishes, set intentions or make commitments.

You might feel called to do a little of each, and the below ritual will guide you through the process. Just ensure that they all come from the heart.

Try to think about what you DO want, not what you don't want (Try not to give ANY attention to the things you don't want in your life).

You can wish for anything you want and as long as you believe you can have it, it can be yours.

If manifesting is new for you then it might be a good idea to start small and take baby steps. We are limited by what we believe is possible, so if you wish for something you dont believe you can have, then you’ll be right and it will not manifest.

So by starting small with wishes that are believable to both your conscious and subconscious mind you'll work your way up to manifesting those bigger dreams soon enough.

It is important to believe that you are worthy of your wishes.

The trick to manifesting is all about energy, frequency and emotion (energy in motion). So it's not enough to simply speak aloud or write down your wish, you need to feel the feeling of the wish/intention/commitment already fulfilled, feel the emotion you would feel as if these things have already happened for you.

Try and wish for a feeling rather than things, and this will help you feel into the emotional energy and help to manifest easier.

ie. Rather than wishing to "be healed" try "I wish to feel effortlessly healthy and vibrant"

ie. Rather than wishing to "win the lottery" try "I wish to feel financially secure"

It's important to get clear enough with yourself to enable you to express your wishes effectively which makes manifesting more powerful. One simple way to do this is to meditate, but if you struggle to meditate then perhaps movement or drumming or some sort of mindful activity might help you connect in with your devine or higher self.

Release attachment to your wishes/intentions and allow the universe to provide you your wishes or something better for your highest good. Trust that the best thing for you will happen.

Now before we get to making wishes, setting intentions and making commitments, we need to get clear on what we desire, and that means honestly exploring ourselves a little deeper.

The following journal prompts relate to the Taurus energy of this new moon, you might like to journal on each topic or just choose the ones that feel most relevant for you to explore.

1). Focus on finances

Time to take a look at your financial situation. Cash, property & possessions are all in focus at this time of year. Money is not a dirty word, unless you make it one, so have a think about where you stand financially now, versus where you'd like to be by the end of the year. And what action can you take to get there?

✍🏽 Where are you headed financially?

What actions can you take to get there?

Write down your financial plan.

2). Love yourself

One of the big issues to work on around this time is your self worth. Think about what you value in yourself and what you value at large. If you don't value yourself, it stands to reason that other people are unlikely to do so either.

✍🏽 Make a list of the top 5 things you value most.

Ask yourself: Am I living my life in a way that allows me to focus on these things?

If not, what can I do about it?

3). Reconnect with your sensuality

Taurus may be a charging bull at times but the energy equally relates to the contented bull in the field, chewing the cud and enjoying the warm sun on its back. It's about feeling good in your body, making it a great time to reconnect with your senses. Use this New Moon in Taurus to take a look around your life...

✍🏽Ask yourself: What would make my life better?

Can I allow some creature comforts into my life?

How can I reconnect with my senses better? (eg. book a massage, plant delicious smelling and tasting herbs etc)

4). Character check

The New Moon in the often stubborn and lazy Taurus is a wonderful time to check in about stubbornness and laziness.

✍🏽 Ask yourself:

Am I being too stubborn?

Am I being too lazy?

Or am I not being lazy enough? (refer to number 3 above)

5). Persevere

The flip side of point 4 above is that even though the Taurus energy can be a tad indolent, it's also patient and earthy. Whatever you're working on right now, this new moon comes as a sign to you to wind things down a little, and to move slowly and surely towards your goals. Perseverance is the name of the game this month.

✍🏽 Ask yourself: Am I pushing too hard to make things happen quickly?

Would things flow easier if I slowed down?

Physically release stagnant energy from your body

Now that you've had this time of stillness and introspection, it's time to shift any stagnant energy from within your body. If your journalling made you aware of any patterns and habits you are wanting to release then you might like to imagine that these are being released from your body now as you move.

Feel free to explore and move your body in any way that feels good to you. This could be putting on some gentle music and swaying slowly as you sit or stand, you may like to also hum on each exhale for an extra release.

You may feel to put on some more energising music and get moving, perhaps dancing more vigorously. Or perhaps you’d like to shake or do Emotional Freedom Tapping or any other energy shifting exercises that you feel called to do in this moment.

Taurus New Moon

Wishes, Intentions & Commitments

Now that you've released stagnant energy through movement and gained greater self awareness through your journalling, it's time to look ahead and set your intentions and make your wishes and commitments for the future.

Don't forget that manifesting requires your belief that you can have it, a belief in your worthiness to receive it, clarity about what it is you want and your ability to feel the energy and emotion behind what you're wanting. (you may wish to revisit the "before we dive in" notes from earlier in the blog).

Gratitude energy

So let's begin with a focus on your energy and emotion; it's time to get gratitude energy buzzing to help boost your manifesting abilities.

Doing this allows you to raise your vibration (gratitude vibrates at a similar energy level as love ~ above 500MHz) empowering you to feel happier and healthier which helps to call in the things you desire.

✍🏽 To begin this gratitude practice, write a list of all the people, things, events, feelings etc. that you’re truly grateful for in your life.

Now try and really FEEL into your gratitude. To help you with this, here is a guided gratitude meditation.

🌬🌬🌬An offering to the air 🌬🌬🌬

🌬 This gratitude list becomes your first offering to the elements. Once you have written your gratitude list you can offer it to the air by 🎤 speaking it aloud, and as you do, imagine that your grateful energy travels to find the person or item or situation that you are grateful for.

🎤 You may wish at the end to state “I know that I am blessed and I live my life within that knowing

🌱🌱🌱An offering to the earth🌱🌱🌱

This is where you can set your intention/s or make your wish/es and then plant them as though a seed in the ground to grow.

✍🏽 You may wish to begin by journalling freely about the way you want your life to be, but more importantly how you want to FEEL in that life.

Once you're clear go ahead and write down your intentions or wishes.

Then for each one turn it into an affirmation, as if it has already happened;

ie. "I wish to feel effortlessly healthy and vibrant" could become an affirmation such as

"I feel effortlessly healthy and vibrant"

At the bottom of your list write "Om Namo Narayani" which translates to “I surrender to the devine” in sanskrit, thus releasing attachment to your wishes and intentions, allowing the universe to provide you your wishes or something better for your highest good. Trust that the best thing for you will happen.

🎤 You may also wish to speak this aloud (pronounced Om Na-moe Na-RYEannee)

🌱 When complete you can take this list, fold it up and plant it for your intentions/wishes to be nourished by the earth and grow in the coming weeks.

(Before you plant it you may wish to photograph your affirmations or write them on your fridge or mirror or somewhere you can see them regularly and read aloud each day to help manifest your dreams).

🔥🔥🔥An offering to the flames 🔥🔥🔥

To ignite your passion for your life to be the way you desire, it's time to make an offering to the flames as you commit to actions you will take.

✍🏽 You may like to journal about all the things you could do to help your dreams become your reality, and once you become clearer on how much power you have to make your dreams come true, go ahead and write down 3 to 5 commitments you will make.

These might be actions you will take. Or perhaps alterations to habits and patterns. They can be small things or large things, but just make sure you believe they are achievable and you feel you can truly make each commitment.

🔥 Once you have your commitment list you may roll it up and burn it. *Please ensure you do this safely, perhaps outside with some water nearby to extinguish the flame if need be, try not to burn your fingers either!*

(Before you burn it you may wish to photograph your list of commitments or note them down on your fridge or mirror alongside your affirmations).

🌊🌊🌊An offering to the water 🌊🌊🌊

And for your last offering, this is about ensuring you are in the energy of receiving and worthiness. It's time to make a toast to the amazing human you are!

💧Holding your glass of water 🎤 speak aloud a toast to yourself, allowing the energy of your words to make their way into the water you hold. Speak of your strengths, your character, your achievements, your virtues, your positive actions... just go ahead and speak well of yourself.

At the end you may like to include something along the lines of "I am worthy of a wonderful life" and when done, go ahead and drink your water, allowing that positive energy to flow into your body.

Closing your ritual

And now as you close the ritual, return your attention to the fifth element, Aether, returning to your golden protective circle of light that you drew around yourself at the beginning. Close your eyes and picture yourself with that beautiful golden glow encircling you. Take a few big deep breaths and allow yourself to just sit for a moment feeling your elevated emotions, your positive energy, your self love, your worthiness, your commitments, your wishes, your intentions... Just allow all of it to be held safely within your circle of protective light for a moment.

  • To finish your ritual you may like to again move your body through dance, yoga, shaking, EFT tapping, Qigong or any other way that your body feels called to move.

  • You may also like to connect with your body through gentle massage all over your body and using your gua sha or face roller.

  • You may like to stand barefoot outside, connecting with the energy of the earth. Perhaps stating a mantra, intention or affirmation that arose from your journalling.

  • You may like to finish with a cup of chamomile tea or ceremonial cacao (as long as it wont keep you up all night of course!)

There is no right or wrong way to end your ritual, just follow your intuition and do whatever you feel called to do. But after you're finished, I do recommend doing some sort of calming meditation before bed.

I hope you've enjoyed this ritual. I'd love to hear any feedback you may have about what you loved or what you think could be improved upon. So please get in touch!

💜✨Love & light✨💜


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