Happy May! We can welcome a new month, after the excessive stellium of six planets in fast, aggressive and competitive Mars-ruled Aries at last month’s new Moon on April 3rd. The Aries brigade was at least restrained a bit by a containing opposition from Saturn in Libra and Mercury retrograde until April 23rd, but that is still an overabundance of ‘ready, fire, aim!’ Aries. May finally reins in most of that galloping stampede – eventually.
Our usually sweet Taurus new Moon in the early hours of May 3rd is pushed by Uranus conjunct Black Moon Lilith (BML), Venus conjunct Mercury, new ‘dwarf planet’ Eris conjunct Jupiter and Mars – all still in Aries. Sheesh! That last trio feels like cowboy outlaw lawlessness, or more likely, ego run amok crying ‘Me! Mine! Bigger! More!’ And they are on the Aries axis. Current and recent political posturing and tantrums by members of Congress come to mind… Saturn and the organized but explosive uranian TNP Zeus still restrain the Aries collective by opposition from Libra. The Sun and Moon shoot for more collective universal awareness and focus with a contact on the 90 degree dial to the Moon’s nodes on the Galactic Center. This universal perspective is helpful, and needed – also on the new Moon dial is Chiron – the centaur’s higher expression assists to bridge from the personal to the transpersonal level, tho can also go all ‘mavericky’ on us, insisting on not being restrained by the rules.
When we consider Uranus, the Great Awakener and the master of breaking down old structures, we can welcome anything that helps us to not take things too personally. Consider that many of us already are feeling immense stress and an uncertain edginess due to the solar flares as well as the effects of the magnetic field moving farther away from the Earth’s physical pole… Uranus is hanging in a pretty volatile and touchy neighborhood on the dial for this new Moon. The powerful giant is with Black Moon Lilith – shadow issues; Psyche – extreme sensitivity and empathy; Ophelia – self-defeating emotional overreaction; Nostalgia – memories; Toro – muscle and bullying; Ornamenta – decoration, gifts given and received; Urania – differences in how people think, and astrology, which we hope will give us insight to be more conscious, and not fall into sudden emotional, defensive overreaction to someone pushing us around that triggers old memories and patterns. Or something like that, anyway.
A major challenge in these times of ever-increasing acceleration and intensification is to not get hijacked or seduced into the speed. We can slow ourselves down, even stand still in presence. Despite everything seeming to the contrary, we often can take our time and not be pushed. People who are not listening to their inner guidance to take a little time out for rest and integration are sometimes getting sick or getting into accidents that force them to take that time out. Please listen to the urge to take a break, will you? Don’t let the seeming urgency so exemplified by the Aries avalanche push you to a breaking point.
Uranus will be in Aries for a few years, Jupiter will be there until June. The rest of the faster moving planets exit the sign to enter steady Taurus in May – Mars on the 11th, then both Mercury and Venus on the 15th, before the full Moon in Scorpio on May 17th. The Moon is always intense during her monthly two and a half day passage through Scorpio, and especially so during the full Moon in Scorpio – please try to avoid having surgery that day, thank you.
After the wild surging of the Aries energy at the new Moon, the willful (and “won’t-ful”) digging-in energies of the full Moon provide an extreme contrast. The Taurus Sun opposing the Scorpio Moon is in a very tight conjunction to the uranian TNP Admetos. Admetos makes Saturn look perky. Admetos is so slow it looks like stagnation, but can have enormous energy of compression, which transforms. Admetos relates to blockages and delays, raw materials, also, to specialization, meditation, and in moving beyond space and time, is potentially interdimensional and shamanic. The extremely distant new ‘dwarf planet’ Sedna, named for the Inuit goddess, is very nearby, calling us to the depths of our psyches as well as the oceans. If you don’t heed the invitation to the depths, the asteroid Eos on that tight Sun-Admetos brings a possibility of misdirected energy, which can be fully loaded as cornered by the Scorpio Moon, and dial hits to Saturn (again) and Mars (again), and Mars conjunct Venus and Mercury is juicy, but possibly argumentative. Many will be stubborn and unmovable, and some may take out their frustrations on safer ‘targets’ than those causing the bottled up frustrations and delays. Instead, just chill, take some quiet time for reflection, and take advantage of the opportunity for insights, awareness and inner guidance.
The way continues to be cleared for new, deepened emergent spiritual consciousness, as we are flooded with light and illumination. Take advantage of the stillpoint within the acceleration, and stay within your own focus, intent and desire, hopefully with activation of your talents and creativity in your chosen path that also helps others. Be heart-centered, in joy, gratitude, compassion, acceptance, and radiant peace. Breathe…. and Be. Many blessings to all…