New Moon May 7, 2024 – Solving Problems

New Moon May 2024 Astrology

The New Moon in Taurus on May 7, 2024, has a positive Saturn influence. So, the New Moon May 2024 astrology relates to stability, security, hard work and achievement.

The harmony-seeking nature of the May 2024 New Moon is ideal for overcoming hardship, breaking down barriers to progress, solving problems and resolving disputes.

New Moon May 2024 Horoscope

The New Moon on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, is at 18°02′ Taurus. The harmonious sextile aspect to Saturn is the most significant planetary influence on the new moon astrology. Uranus is too far from the new moon to have much impact, especially given its impulsive and erratic nature, which contradicts the stability and reliability of well-aspected Saturn.

New Moon in Taurus 2024

New Moon in Taurus 2024 [Solar Fire]

New Moon May 2024 Astrology

Sun conjunct Moon represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of another new 28-day cycle. It gives a refreshing burst of energy and initiative. But it also brings emotional balance, not irrationally emotional, and not too cold and calculating.

So, the new moon in May 2024 is excellent for making a fresh start, turning over a new leaf, or starting a new project. You can also question old habits, behaviors, and beliefs while searching for new and inventive ways to progress.

New Moon Aspect

Sun sextile Saturn gives patience, self-discipline, determination and a strong work ethic. So this is an excellent new moon to overcome setbacks, solve problems, complete long-term goals, and set new realistic and achievable goals. You will be persevering and practical and pay attention to detail.

Common sense, maturity, loyalty and mutual respect can help resolve conflict and bring harmony, stability and commitment to relationships. New partnerships should be loyal and enduring. You can take on extra responsibilities without feeling like a burden.

Significant achievements, recognition or promotion may materialize from previous hard work. You may need to show your leadership qualities or be asked to instruct others. Sound advice can be sought from elders and superiors, and younger people may seek your wisdom, trust and guidance.

New Moon Stars

The new moon in May 2024 is in the Sign of Taurus, but as the star map below shows, it is located in the Constellation of Aries. The Signs and the Constellations do not match up. Over the last 2000 years, the Constellations have moved nearly 30° out of alignment with the Signs because of the precession of the equinoxes.

The Zodiac was invented only as a measuring device. The degrees on the ecliptic line in the image below equate to those in the New Moon horoscope. I use the Fixed Star and Constellation like the ancient astrologers, not the Signs and Houses of modern astrology.

New Moon May 2024 Meaning

New Moon May 2024 [Stellarium]

A new moon in the Constellation Aries gives penetrating willpower, independence, courage, persistence, determination, the ability to overcome setbacks, originality, idealism and the ability to lead and direct. It can make you restless, mentally energetic, quick-witted, inspirational, pioneering, and enthusiastic, using brains instead of brawn as your driving power. [1]

  • 16♉28 – 33 Arietis, Barani I
  • 17♉15 – Rho Arietis, Al Butain II
  • 17♉16 – 35 Arietis, Barani II
  • 18♉02 – New Moon May 2024
  • 18♉32 – 41 Arietis, Bharani
  • 18♉42 – 39 Arietis, Lilii Borea
  • 18♉49 – Epsilon Arietis, Al Butain III

The Northern Fly

The stars with which the new moon most closely aligns in the Ram are 35 and 41 Arietis. They belong to a group of four small stars that Ptolemy described in his Algemest (150 A.D.) as lying ‘over the rump’ of Aries. [2] They belonged to the obsolete Constellation of the Northern Fly for a time.

Musca Borealis

Aries and Musca Borealis []

Constellation Musca Borealis the Northern Fly gives a practical, pleasure-loving, changeable and industrious nature, sarcasm, and spitefulness. There is a good deal of vitality and favorable financial prospects. [3]

39 Arietis is named Lili Borea, meaning the Northern Lily. It belonged to the obsolete constellation of Lilium (the Lily), representing the fleur-de-lis and in honor of King Louis XIV. But these four relatively insignificant stars on the rump of the Ram have a colorful history:

  • In 1612, the constellation was originally called Apes (bee).
  • In 1624, it was renamed Vespa (wasp).
  • In 1679, it was renamed Lilium (fleur-de-lis).
  • In 1690, it was renamed Musca (fly).
  • In 1922, the four stars were returned to Constellation Aries.

This obsolete constellation is now called Musca Borealis (the Northern Fly) to differentiate it from Musca Australis (the Southern Fly), officially named Musca.

The names for 33, 35 and 41 Arietis are derived from the Hindu (भरणी bharaṇī, “the bearer.” They make up the second nakshatra, or lunar mansion, in Vedic astronomy. Bharani is ruled by Venus and is associated with nurturing, adapting, passion, desire, jealousy, sacrifice, fear, and taking extreme measures whenever necessary. [4]

New Moon May 2024 Meaning

The harmony-seeking Saturn aspect is the primary influence on the New Moon in May 2024 astrology. It brings stability, security, reliability, and a focus on hard work and achieving goals.

The new moon in Aries Constellation also manifests the positive nature of Saturn with persistence, determination, the ability to overcome setbacks, and the ability to lead and direct. Even the obsolete Northern Fly gives a practical and industrious nature.

So, the May 2024 new moon is ideal for overcoming hardship, completing long-term projects and setting ambitious new goals. The harmony-seeking nature of the Saturn aspect makes it especially good for resolving disputes and breaking down barriers to progress.

The influence of the May 7 New Moon lasts four weeks up to the June 8 New Moon. The best time for starting new projects is during the two-week waxing moon phase, from May 7 to the May 23 Full Moon.

If the New Moon March 2024 astrology directly affects your Sign, you can read about it in your free Monthly Horoscope. Finally, see Sun Transits for more details about how it affects your natal chart.

New Moon May 2024 Times and Dates

  • Los Angeles – May 7, 8:21 pm
  • New York – May 7, 11:21 pm
  • London – May 8, 4:21 am
  • Delhi – May 8, 8:51 am
  • Sydney – May 8, 1:21 pm
  1. The Power of the Fixed Stars, Joseph E. Rigor, 1979, p.315.
  2. Star Tales – Musca Borealis,
  3. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.52.
  4. Bharani Nakshatra Characteristics,

20 thoughts on “New Moon May 7, 2024 – Solving Problems

  1. oh Jamie, i need some help
    I am in the middle of a fight with vindictive ex tenants. We keep winning, but they keep appealing. This has been super stressful for the last year – i need relief

    • Hi Charlotte. I does depend how this new moon aspects your chart. But Saturn rules real estate and the sextile aspect favors resolution.

  2. Real estate resolution, really? That would be great. I am the little guy in my situation. No vindictiveness, just asking what was promised. I wonder if what is just makes a difference.

  3. Last Sunday, May 5th, on a nature hike during the peak of songbird migration, and wearing a dream catcher, I came across a vine wreath on a hydro pole.

    I left behind the dream catcher.

  4. During the summer of 1978, South-West of Algonquin, I participated in

    I’d like to return to the Algonquin perimeter someday, seasonal. An urban setting in winter.

  5. It hit me that I am reclaiming my life, reclaiming my self. I think self is sun, but this new moon is on my descendent. So I don’t know, but I feel it. Last night as I sat by the fire with a beer listening to the toads trill from the creek bed below, I knew right then and there, that that deep inundation was essential to reclamation.

  6. I searched for what planet is related to conscience. All I found is that in vedic astrology, that I know even less about than western astrology, says conscience and truth is represented by the Sun. That would make the new moon opp to my ascendent make sense. In the realm of dealing with others. Stars, fire, and toads, are better. However there is always the other thing to deal with sooner or later.

  7. Tertiary Progression with May 7, (midnight utc) transit. I mean, this day is pretty special

    Four symmetrical yods.

    Partly inspired by studying the numerology of three senators; a NJ senator and the two PA senators. It’s like finding a pattern to defend your life on, so-to-speak.

  8. American Juno friends suggesting a look at our watches today, Monday, 13 May.

    Moon and time align at 05Leo51’17 local time.

    Place the mundane transits in the outer wheel with Street Roses inner wheel, and find a remarkable yod,… inside a mystic rectangle. Juno apex, Mars sextile Pluto, Chiron fulcrum.

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