Today’s full moon falls at 8°10’ of Sagittarius. Full moons highlight relationships, and in this area of the zodiac we are having our attention brought into a wider sphere of social and philosophical truths.
The U.S. chart is having a nodal return, therefore forging and maintaining relationships are quite important at this time. The US chart also has Mars on the South Node stirring up financial stresses in a trine to Uranus (see chart above) in the 6th house of jobs and also the military. Of course the military is an area where there is tremendous funding and tremendous attention is being placed to improve the situation (jobs). The financial situation here is something I have lectured about and presented the charts of the dollar as well as other countries’ currencies, and shown that we already have passed the last Saturn cycle for the dollar. It will have to have a new structure if it is to sustain another 30 year cycle. Already trade is being made outside the dollar for oil, which was a tremendous slap to the ‘petrol’ dollar and its monopoly over that trade.
Mars will be retrograding over most of the summer, and now while mars has already entered the degrees where it will be going retrograde. It would be a good time to take stock of areas where you have put yourself out there, and will then need to back track a little and refine your position during the summer months, before forging ahead with full force in the fall.
What does this full moon and the Mars retrograde mean for you? If the degree of the full moon or the Sun in this chart hits your chart directly, it is a call to address relationships or situations surrounding the area in your chart where Sagittarius and Gemini sit. Other key planets of this full moon that aspect planets, angles or points in your chart can also make this a key time to get objectivity and not overreact to situations that are reaching a climax now.
All full year ahead readings always covers all the current transits and and full moons, Solar and Lunar eclipses within the year of your reading, in addition to everything else personally coming to fruition in your chart via progressions, directions, return charts etc. being reflected in your life. Contact me here with questions or to schedule a reading.
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.