As one chapter ends, another begins, and the circle of life continues. The new moon of May 7 (8:22 pm PT) marks a positive turning point, as doors open for creativity, prosperity, and a renewed inner strength.

The new moon is in the area of the sky called Bharani nakshatra in Vedic Astrology.  Symbolized by the womb of creation and female sexual energy, Bharani holds a mysterious life-giving power.  Bharani is also the star of Yama Dev, the Hindu god of death and endings, who is responsible for collecting souls and directing them toward rebirth.

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The 3rd day that follows this new moon (May 10) is lucky for starting projects and making important purchases.  Called Akshaya Tritiya, it’s said that there’s no end to the positive results that can come from this day.

Particularly, the impact of selfless actions, such as the power of love, healing, and generosity is multiplied enormously. Take a moment to count your blessings and connect with the sense of abundance and gratitude in your life.

On May 1, expansive Jupiter entered earthy sidereal Taurus, a sign of wealth and abundance.  Blockages around money, security and nutrition can be healed and transformed in the year to come, as Jupiter, the planet of wisdom and guidance directs a new light of awareness into Taurus.

Learn more about how to capture the blessings of this Jupiter transit.  Join the live 2-hour Jupiter in Taurus class, includes Horoscopes for all 12 Vedic signs.

Take heed, fiery Mars is joining the high-octane influence of Rahu, for a flammable and over-heating combination on May 17. People can be more impatient,  rushed, and easily irritated around this time.  It’s also best to avoid conflict and competitive situations.

How these planetary transits affect you personally depends on your birth chart.  Book a Vedic Astrology reading to learn more.