Messages are mixed now, because the New Moon at 8:28 PM EDT on May 9 starts a new monthly cycle. But this New Moon is also a Solar Eclipse, which is a reminder to step back and reflect on letting go of something from the past before pushing ahead. In earthy Taurus -- where money and pleasure matter -- you can notice where you are holding on to old values and objects that are keeping you from fully enjoying your life.
Embrace the Taurus energy of this New Moon Solar Eclipse by running a Financial Bottom Line Tarot reading.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You're not the type to get stuck with outmoded ideas but this Solar Eclipse in your 2nd House of Resources signals a need to upgrade your talents or develop some brand new ones. Putting more time and money in continuing your current economic path might not be the best idea because investing your resources in radically different situations will be more rewarding in the long run.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Although being comfortable with yourself is usually a good thing, this Solar Eclipse in your sign suggests that you might consider some changes in your appearance, attitude and aspirations. It may be painful to let go of an activity, belief, or relationship that makes you feel secure, but it's likely that at least one of these is keeping you stuck in a rut and that radically changing course is wiser.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
This transformational Solar Eclipse lands in your 12th House of Spirituality. If you're not making significant progress in this area of life, there's a chance that you could go backwards. Strange events that seem out of your control are a signal that you need to re-evaluate this critical area of life. Healing comes from a newly activated faith or in a more dynamic relationship to nature.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Relationships with friends and colleagues could be complicated with this Solar Eclipse in your 11th House of Groups. Loyalty has its limits, so don't keep paying a high price for it unless you're getting enough back in return. Commitment to a cause is admirable but your role on the team might change. Putting your time into a different one should reduce frustration and increase your satisfaction.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
The heavy demands of your public responsibilities suggest that it might be time to lighten your load. This eclipse is in your 10th House of Career where you tend to carry a lot of weight on your shoulders. Eliminating tasks or obligations that have become overly burdensome will free up energy that you can reinvest elsewhere. A change of job isn't necessary, but is well worth considering now.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
Long-held beliefs may be shaken around the time of this Solar Eclipse. It lands in your 9th House of Higher Mind where you're challenged to justify a philosophy that's not making as much sense in your current situation. Being loyal to what you've learned is fine as long as you're willing to closely examine what you've been taught, but it might be time to change your school of thought.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
Keeping peace in relationships, both personal and professional, is a major motivating factor in your life. Yet sometimes the cost of maintaining harmony is too high. This Solar Eclipse in your 8th House of Deep Sharing is a time to reassess close emotional and financial alliances. A change of partners or altering the rules with your union is healthier than holding on to an unfulfilling situation.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
This Solar Eclipse is in your 7th House of Partners, which can reveal some sticking points in a current relationship or in the pursuit of a new one. Stubborn and simplistic people may lack the passion and dynamism to match yours and you can do your best to motivate them. But if someone isn't committed to fighting to make the most of your alliance, he or she might have to go.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
Your persistence at a job, major task, or developing a skill is a good thing but might not be enough to bring you the satisfaction you seek. This Solar Eclipse is in your 6th House of Work and Techniques where you may be plodding away with uncharacteristic dedication. But if you're lacking the passion and intensity to take it to the next level, putting that effort elsewhere makes sense.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
The Solar Eclipse lands in your 5th House of Performance where you may keep showing up to impress others or to express your creativity. This is also a romantic area of your chart, so this major event here suggests some changes are in order. Connecting with a passionate person to inspire you can make you more successful as an artist, a presenter, or someone seeking more love in your life.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
You're not overly attached to tradition but there is family history that influences your behavior. This Solar Eclipse in your 4th House of Roots can stir up issues on the home front or make you aware of patterns from your childhood. Not changing a thing might seem easy but it actually can be very costly. Letting go of old habits and, maybe even moving, will take you to a better place.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
It seems important to express yourself in ways that are easy for others to understand. They trust you more when you express yourself in concrete ways. But this Solar Eclipse in your 3rd House of Communication suggests that holding back your feelings to put others at ease isn't always good for you. Speaking your truth, even if it disturbs people, is not only honest, but it's empowering.