The new moon on Tuesday May 15th brings in the new impulse for the month and a new set of priorities in the house where it transits for years to come as Uranus enters Taurus for the next 8 years. The degree of this new moon – late in Taurus at 24° Taurus 38’ lies on Fixed Star Alcyone within the Star grouping known as the Pleaides or The Weeping Sisters. These were the Sisters Zeus took pity on and moved to the sky as they mourned the loss of their family. The literal interpretation of weeping over family losses may apply here, the Pleaides also has to do with gaining knowledge and wisdom – and often these come about through pain and suffering. The fixed star within this grouping, and at the center of it, is Alcyone which relates to the strength of femininity but also to falls from grace. For New Yorkers, we witnessed the strength of some women coming forward leading to the Attorney General’s recent fall from grace. With Mars at the very last degree of Capricorn as well right now, issues regarding achieving and status have reached a critical point. Either you get there the right way or you may have set yourself up for a fall.
Mars squares Uranus just before Uranus changes signs and moves into Taurus. This is felt as a final opportunity to break from habit patterns, restrictive situations or relationships. As Uranus changes signs from Aries into Taurus, we take a fresh look at our value systems and our relationship to money. The influence of Uranus is to break through patterns that have limited us. Often there are sudden insights allowing us to see how we have functioned in a static way in whatever sector of our charts Uranus is transiting. There will be reversals – and while some will experience positive change, the rule with Uranus is “expect the unexpected”. What would most surprise you in these areas? Have you been clinging to unexamined beliefs about money, money-making, possessions or your personal values? You may be surprised at where this Uranus journey takes you. It is bound to bring change, and a bit of shock along the way.
The outer planets Saturn and Pluto are still retrograde. Read my blog below this one for more on these retrogrades which always relate to humanity moving on an inward trajectory to straighten its course. And as always, if you would like to know how these and many other personal astrological influences are affecting your chart, contact me for an update.