Rick Tarnas, author of Cosmos
and Psyche, is presenting a workshop on May 11 at the Jung Society of
Washington in DC. In this workshop, The Comic
Genius: An Archetypal Astrological Perspective, he will look at the astrological archetypes of some well-known
comedians. I saw Rick do a workshop in Baltimore in 2008 on musicians,
using this same technique of understanding their music based on the archetypes
in their chart. It was fascinating. You don’t want to miss this. To register go
subject, did you hear about TED (short internet lectures) banning Rupert Sheldrake? Sheldrake wrote a
great book that I read last month entitled Science
Set Free: Ten Paths to New Discovery.
He gave a talk which TED removed from the main part of the site because
he challenged some of the main tenants of science. This caused a major furor on
the web, but helped Sheldrake sell a lot of copies of his book. Check out his talk here. It is interesting
to see how scientists are becoming fundamentalists.
What a traumatic
month we had in April. The Oxford
Astrologer pointed out that the US always has horrific events in
April because the Sun is squaring the USA Pluto at that time every year. But last month we also had Mars conjunct the
sun squaring the USA Pluto plus Pluto putting on the brakes slowing down and
turning retrograde on April 12. Mars
conjuncts the Sun every 2 years, but this time it happened in Aries the god of war.
Aries rules the archetypal figures of police, solders, and emergency
responders. They dominated our TV
screens during the bombing. The chart for the bombing shows sneaky, deceptive Neptune in the 7th house of enemies. Something is not clear about this event. See Eric Francis
for more details and the meaning of Neptune in
the 7th house.
There was a fertilizer explosion in Texas 2 days after the bombing in Boston and less than a week later a building housing garment workers collapsed in Bangladesh. Also in April, the American Airlines Reservation system crashed. The poison ricen was mailed to President Obama and Mississippi government officials. Also, massive earthquakes occurred on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan, and in Sichuan province, China. What is going on?
Perhaps the reason is that Pluto was at his most intense in
April because he was slowing down and stationing AND he was and is squaring Uranus.
Pluto rules destruction and Uranus rules explosions. In fact that aspect will be exact on May 20. It
is the third in a series of seven Pluto Uranus squares. I am hoping this is the turning point and we
may see the rebirth promised by Pluto and the liberation promised by Uranus. In
your personal life try to let go of what is dying and put your energy into what
is being born. These two planets of revolution and transformation have been
doing this square dance since 2012 and will continue through 2015. This is a
good time to reinvent yourself.
of last month really focused our minds on evil -- where does it come from and
how can we cope? Author and teacher, Paul
Levy uses the ideas of Jung, Buddhism, the Kabala and especially an American
Indian concept called Wetiko to explain evil in his latest book Dispelling Wetiko: Breaking the Curse of
Evil. See this video.
This is going to be another month of surprises and upheavals. We have two more eclipses this month. A Solar Eclipse on May 9 and a Lunar Eclipse on May 25. See my blog post on the eclipses.
Dates to Watch:
May 1 – Mars Opposite Saturn. You want to go here, you want to do that and you are eager to get up and running. But wait for another day - Saturn is sitting on you. He wants to see you bent over your computer in your little cubby hole working.
Mercury enters Taurus until May 15. Mercury rules the mind and our minds are as slow as molasses in this sign. We think about property, we think about money, we think about lying under a tree and chewing our cud, whatever that is.
Sun Trine Pluto. You could collaborate with someone powerful that you trust and admire.
May 5 – Mercury opposite Saturn. So now you think of taking a trip. But here is Saturn again sitting on you. He doesn’t mind if you take a business trip.
Mars Trine Pluto. You are more stimulated than usual. Let go of people and things that are not necessary for your growth.
May 7 – Mercury Trine Pluto. Someone you admire may be of assistance to you.
Mercury Conjunct Mars. Your mind is stimulated and your speech is impulsive. Don’t offend people.
May 9 – Solar Eclipse at 19 Taurus at 8:28 PM EDT. Major, important eclipse. This eclipse shines a light on our property, money and on our values. We will become more aware of what we treasure, what is important and what isn’t.
May 11 – Sun Conjunct Mercury. The light is shining on your mind. A lot of bright ideas come streaming in to you.
May 13 – Venus Square Neptune. You are so sweet and kind today, that everyone starts taking advantage of you. You become a doormat for others. Timidity will get you nowhere.
May 15 – Mercury enters Gemini until May 31. Mercury is really happy in Gemini. We all start to jabber too much, and no one is listening.
May 17 – Mars conjunct the May 9 eclipse point. This aspects ticks of the eclipse of May 9. You will see some major events in the world and/or your personal life especially if you have personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus or Mars) or the ascendant at 16 to 22 degrees of Taurus or Scorpio.
May 18 – Mercury Square Neptune. You are truly spacey and confused on this aspect.
May 20 - Sun enters Gemini until June 2. A time for fun. A good month for vacations, networking and making new friends.
Uranus Square Pluto at 11 Aries/Capricorn. This is the biggie
The third square in the series of 7. If you have any personal planets
(Sun, Mercury, Moon, Venus, Mars) or the ascendant at 8 to 15 Aries, Capricorn or Cancer you have been through some tough times. Maybe the rebuilding will start at this middle square.
May 24 – Mercury conjunct Venus. We are thinking of love today, and talking a bunch of sweet crap.
May 25 – Lunar Eclipse at 4 Sagittarius at 12:25 AM EDT. This is the last eclipse in Sagittarius and Gemini. The changes brought about by eclipses are through for those signs.
May 26 – Sun Square Neptune. A good day to go off by yourself or go on a retreat.
May 27 – Mercury Conjunct Jupiter. You believe that you can’t lose that everything will work out. Is that true? How’s that working for you?
May 28 – Venus conjunct Jupiter. You just can’t get enough love and affection. You are driving your partner nuts with your clinging.
May 31 – Mercury enters Cancer until August 8. It takes a long time for Mercury to go into Leo because Mercury turns retrograde on June 26 in Cancer then goes direct on July 20 still in Cancer.
Mars enters Gemini until July 13. Our energy goes into reading, writing and studying.
OUTER PLANET TRANSITS
JUPITER is in Gemini until Jun 25, 2013. This month he will move from 17 Gemini to 14 Gemini. You will now feel enthusiastic and exuberant. A good time to expand your life with education and experiences. Look to the house in your natal chart that holds 17 to 24 degrees of Gemini. This is the area of your life that will experience this expansion.
SATURN is in Scorpio until Dec 24, 2014. This month Saturn is moving retrograde from 7 to 5 degrees. If you have the Ascendant or any personal planets at 7 to 5 degrees of Scorpio or Taurus in your natal chart, you may be in store for some hard lessons around the issues ruled by the planet and the house the planet is in or rules. Scorpio rules passion, sex and depths of all kinds and Saturn may ask you to take on more responsibility for how you control your rage and psychological expression.
URANUS is in Aries until
2018. This month Uranus moves from 10 to 11 degrees. We all feel a need
to rebel; we want more freedom and want to make some radical changes in our
life. I believe in “cooperating with the inevitable”. If you have
Uranus in a challenging aspect to your ascendant or personal planets, go on a
long vacation, move, or make some major changes in your life.
NEPTUNE (creativity, sensitivity, escapism, dreams) has just moved into Pisces until 2026. This month Neptune is staying at 5 degrees of Pisces all month. A lack of focus, a sense of drifting or an inability to see a betrayal or disappointment until it's too late can be experienced by those of you with the Sun or Personal Planets at 5 degree of Pisces or Virgo. For the enlightened out there, Neptune can also bring artistic, musical, creative expression, increased dreams and spiritual insights. Watch for some really inspired films to come out during the time Neptune is in Pisces.
PLUTO is in Capricorn until 2023. This month Pluto is retrograde and will stay at 11 degrees of Capricorn all month. Everyone is feeling the urge to purge and to find his or her truth. Profound changes will be felt especially by those with Sun, Ascendant or personal planets at 11 degrees of Capricorn or Cancer.
Have a good month,