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NEW MOON IN TAURUS - May 18-24

The New Moon suggests that life could flow much better for you if you learn a new way of communicating and become more open to dialogue, as well as listen to others. Those born under your sign tend to be natural leaders, but right now it is essential for you to listen to advice from others and freely express any doubts and weaknesses! If you succeed in this, the next two weeks will bring you strength and confidence. Lonely hearts should pay attention to signals coming from someone close by, who looks at them with great interest.

TEMPO: allegretto moderato


The New Moon in your sign, in addition to the entrance of the Sun in Gemini, will reignite your Second House (the House of Possessions) and bring activity to your bank account. Economically speaking, the last few weeks have been very tiring. Bigger expenses or lower earnings have troubled your sky, but it will remain positive and constructive. The coming weeks will see these economic concerns subside and the return of good spirits β€” which you'll need to seize the opportunities at hand: onwards and upwards!

TEMPO: andante liberato


The Sun is about to return to your sign, preceded by a New Moon in the Twelfth House (the House of the Unconscious). It's time to renew your desires and focus on new targets. An important change is in your sky: Less tiredness, more energy and better satisfactions ahead. On your desk, among the thousands of pieces of paper, is a winning scratch card. Clearing away the unnecessary bulk will help find it β€” this also applies to love, where among the many people you know is the one who can make you happy.

TEMPO: adagetto impegnato


The New Moon in Taurus stimulates you: You're more sociable and widen your circle of friends. New knowledge will widen your reach and allow you new professional achievements, unlocking doors that seemed barred until now. Even in love, an important surprise is around the corner. You might start to look at a friend in a different way and discover that the person you dreamed of was already there, just waiting to be noticed.

TEMPO: andante con brio


There's a New Moon in the Tenth House (House of Social Status/Career) and the Sun is coming into the House of Friendship and Sociability. Your focus on work continues to be strong, with a great desire for success and revenge on those who didn't believe in your talent. Try to look around and widen your circle of acquaintances, spontaneously and naturally β€” and leave that grouchiness of yours at home. In love, there is calm before the storm hits when Venus (who will be in your sign for five months) will bless the summer.

TEMPO: allegretto in rimonta


Between new contacts, proposals and the general hustle and bustle, your week is under a busy sky. A new project may take a while to take off: One day it seems to be in your pocket, the next there is a delay or difficulty to overcome. But, thanks to the astrological time machine, I see a full recovery coming in September β€” full of satisfaction and financial rewards. So, despite some difficulties, I'd say you're on the right track!

TEMPO: allegretto sudato


This week's transits speak languages of distant countries. There is a strong desire to leave and get a change of scenery, both symbolically and geographically. The New Moon invites us to reflect that even the longest journey is made of small steps, and takes balance, caution and determination. These are the first things to pack when planning a one-way trip to your new world of personal satisfaction.

TEMPO: andante in conquista


The New Moon is in opposition in the House of Relationships. And the Sun is entering the eighth House, an area of great transformations. Something is changing in the way you relate to others β€” especially when it comes to emotions. Those who have recently ended a relationship oscillate between the desire to re-open their hearts and the knowledge that some judgment errors must not be repeated: You should try to handle distance- and difference-related problems differently.

TEMPO: adagetto sospettoso


This New Moon brings new important relationships. Couples are experiencing a great expansive force β€” especially younger couples: After handling a series of economic and organizational questions, they are now preparing to receive a major gift of love. Even professionally, new alliances and agreements are able to support your efforts and multiply the benefits.

TEMPO: allegrissimo in espansione


The New Moon has a new, more balanced way of taking care of your physical well-being: It's time to take care of yourself! You would bend over backwards to take care of others, but the New Moon in Gemini will make you understand what you need for yourself β€” and ask for it. Express your needs, put your pride and independence aside. You will be amazed to see how much you can get!

TEMPO: adagio riequilibrato


The New Moon stimulates creativity and a desire for expression. Now free from the Taurine quadrature, you're speeding up with a challenge: finding a less dispersive balance, focusing your energies on the things that really deserve your commitment and discarding the others. Both work and love are in a period that can give you plenty, as long as you manage to be selective!

TEMPO: andantino espressivo


The New Moon shows a new way of harmoniously living in your home and interacting with people, who could test your determination to deal with some relaunched projects. This is especially true for younger people who have left, or plan to leave, to pursue their dreams. Over the next few weeks, parents may have to bring them back into the fold. Only those who believe strongly in the direction they are undertaking will resist calling the certain uncertain.

TEMPO: energico con determinazione

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A century and a half ago, during the American Civil War of 1861–1865, the foundations of modern warfare were laid out, marking the transition to large-scale, industrial-era armies.

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Innovations like the telegraph played a pivotal role, enabling coordinated operations across vast distances and swift responses to changing battle scenarios. The advent of breech-loading firearms and rifled artillery disrupted traditional infantry formations, driving soldiers into trenches for protection.

Meanwhile, the introduction of all-metal warships and the first use of submarines in combat hinted at the future of naval warfare. Balloons were employed for battlefield observation and reconnaissance, foreshadowing the era of aerial warfare.

Over the next five decades, automatic weapons, tanks, and aircraft further transformed the landscape of warfare. However, the most revolutionary and foundational innovation was the utilization of railways for the transportation and supply of troops. In 1862, the US Military Railroad Agency pioneered this concept, marking a historic milestone in military history.

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