What does it Mean When the Transiting Moon is in Taurus?

Black and white image of woman Transiting Taurus Moon sign

A Taurus Moon shows us that sensuality is the KEY to a life centered around the feminine

Sensuality is to let your life be guided by your sensory experience of the world…

To be present in each moment, allowing your body to be the interface it was designed to be.

SO many women live their lives from the head up ↟↟↟

They exist in their minds: thinking, planning, remembering, pondering, wondering, checking and double-checking, managing their lives and others from a place of mental order.

I do this too – it’s unavoidable in the hectic, modern world we live in! Yet the ancient feminine teaches us – no, she yearns for us – to drop our attention down into the body.

Because this is where the ancient feminine expresses – through the sensuality of the body.

Taurus Moons fast-track us to the sensuality of our bodies

What’s the meaning of the Moon in Taurus?

Taurus is the Zodiac sign that comes right after pioneering Aries – the first earth sign in the wheel of astrology, and with the quality of being fixed.

It’s an archetype that exists in us all – “As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul…” ― Hermes.

Taurus holds an energy that is rich, grounded, and abundant. Here, the Moon is ‘exalted’ (hurrah!!) which means that she is lifted up, and her influence is enhanced in this placement.

Under a Taurus Moon, good things occur, and all that occurs tends to feel good!

For those lunar-sensitive folks among us, a Taurus Moon can be a truly beautiful transit that activates the physical senses, ie. *your sensuality*. So all the axes upon which you connect with the world are activated, and this means that quite simply, life feels amazing!!

But hold on a moment… for many people, sensuality isn’t something we’re used to…

Sensuality is a word – a distant concept, yet not something we truly experience. So used to “understanding” (it’s what we’re taught in schools, and how we are programmed to interact with the world) the sensuality of a Taurus Moon isn’t something you “understand”. This isn’t something that belongs in the mind.

As la Luna moves through this mirroring sky-segment of fixed earth, She reminds us that our bodies are but extensions of Mother Earth. Here, for these few days, she is giving us full permission to stop and feel.

So it comes as no surprise, that pleasure tends to creep around the edges of our experience under a Taurus Moon. This means to release the grip of the logical, the rational, and the sense-making mind, and let the body take over.

Here’s how you can amplify the Taurus Moon’s gifts…

Listen to the birdsong in the morning not with only your ears. But to let the sound wash over your entire body, entering into all the pores on your skin as a balm.

Bite into a segment of dark chocolate and feel its taste not only on the tip of your tongue, but let it seep all the way down to your toes.

Slip between fresh sheets on your bed and let every part of your body feel – the body beyond skin. How does it make your heart feel?

Taurus Moons expand embodied sensuality. Unapologetically.

Do Taurus Moons bring Abundance?

Aligning with the bounteous Earth herself, a Taurus Moon brings an especially abundant flavour of energy. Those Manifestation experts reading this may notice that when the Moon transits the sign of the bull, manifestation gets easier, quicker, and more generous. The fixed nature of this sign tends to “anchor in” thoughts and ideas more readily, than, say, a mutable sign. And Earth certainly brings materiality.

So in short, a Taurus Moon is a great time for attracting what you desire into your world.

Though we all know that the real key to getting what you want, is gratitude, right? Look around you under a Taurus Moon and you’ll find a loooot to be grateful for!

The Taurus Moon Body

If you’re physically affected by la Luna’s transit through the sign of Taurus, then you’ll likely feel it in your ears, throat, neck, and shoulders.

Anyone with weaknesses in these areas, such as being prone to sore throats or tonsilitis, or having very tense shoulders for example, will likely feel this lunar transit physically.

Symptoms can include: Earaches, sore throats, vocal issues, coughs, and thyroid issues. Any latent pain or discomfort may flare. Take care of this area of the body by wearing a scarf on cold days. On the plus side, any healing or protective work you can do for this throat and neck area will have the tide of the Moon’s momentum to draw upon.

The Taurus Moon shadow

Every Moon has her shadow.

Shadows are rejected, distorted, misunderstood, or suppressed (or all of those!) aspects of self.  Often regarded as ‘negative traits’, under a Taurus Moon, the shadow can look like:

  • Jealousy
  • Possessiveness
  • Resistance to change
  • Stubbornness
  • Laziness
  • Obsession
  • Overeating + addiction

Like what you’ve just read about the Moon in Taurus?

Here’s a little more about the Moon in the other Zodiac Signs…

In astrology, the Moon is the Mistress of the emotional realms of life.

Her movements through the sky affect us on the deepest layers of our being – the feeling layers – that so often we modern humans aren’t very well trained in navigating!

In the birth chart, it’s said that the natal Moon sign is much more revealing than the natal Sun.

This means that the zodiac sign the Moon was in when you were born, has more of an effect on who you truly are, than the zodiac sign of the Sun. (So if you’re into astrology… that’s a BIG deal!)

It’s just that for most folks, this lunar side is a side that you likely keep hidden. (Well, the Moon does that too…😉 )

The natal Moon is often more expressed in children

…And in lovers, close friends, and people who show up with you vulnerably.

My youngest son has a Sagittarius Sun (like me). But it’s his Scorpio Moon that I see shaping him more in his days of boyhood. I expect this will change as he grows up, and his exterior toughens (I hope it doesn’t toughen too much!)

Your natal Moon will also often, uncannily reflect how you were mothered, and how this has gone on to shape who you are. (And if affects how you, in turn, mother).

So, the Moon represents our emotions, sensitivities, instincts, and maternal stories.

She informs our intuitive reactions and our subconscious leanings.

As an ancient Goddess of the feminine mysteries, the Moon also influences the body. (For as we all know… a women’s magic lies in her embodies self). As she circles the Earth, the tides within our own bodies tend to rise and fall. So parts of you will feel enlivened or dulled, soothed or enflamed, depending on how her energies land in your own miraculous physicality.

As the Moon spins hew way around the Earth, she spends between 1 and 4 days at a time in a single zodiac sign.

Some people are super-tuned into her celestial shifts, and people hardly feel her influence at all. It depends on you, your make-up, your attention, and on SO many internal and external factors. But as a collective, the Moon sign has a definite, though sometimes subtle overriding effect on the energetic “weather” of each day. This means that if you know what today’s Moon sign is, you have a better chance of navigating her emotional waves.


Interested in the other Moon signs? Click on…


  1. rosemarygoldrick@gmail.com

    Love. Your article. Joy hope boundless enthusiasm. Sky is the limit whilst being grounded


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