Veronica Goodchild, is leading a nine day journey into the Magdalene Mysteries and the Path of the Blue Rose in SW France and Northern Spain – Sep 24, 2017 to Oct 3, 2017. She is a friend of mine and I have been able to read some of the fascinating information she has unearthed on this subject. See her webpage for more details
Could the craziness we have been experiencing lately be the result of some cosmic nerd playing with the knobs of the computer simulation that we call reality? See this New Yorker article by Adam Gopnik
Dan Rather is having a comeback at age 85. Read the article about his second coming here. Eighty-four and Eighty-Five are the ages when transiting Uranus comes around your natal chart and conjuncts your natal Uranus. It’s called the Uranus return. I have seen many instances where the person is noticed or becomes famous maybe for the first time in their life. Of course, Dan Rather is a Scorpio, they may be down but never out. Scorpio is the Come Back King!
Also, as Jung noted, the birth charts work after your death. Joseph Campbell died at 83, but he became well known when PBS aired The Power of Myth in 1988 when Campbell would have been 84.
So take your vitamins if you want to live long enough to experience this.
Dates to Watch:
May 3 – Mercury turns direct at 24 Aries. Mercury rules Gemini and Virgo so those two signs will breathe a sigh of relief. Now they can get on with their busy lives. All of the personal planets are moving direct all month which helps all of us move forward.
May 9 – Sun Trine Pluto at 18 and 19 degrees of Taurus/Capricorn. This aspect can make the unconscious conscious. The signs of Taurus and Capricorn rule money. This may be a time to make some good long term investments. This will be especially helpful to those of you with the ascendant or personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars) at 18 or 19 Taurus or Capricorn.
May 10 – Full Moon at 20 Scorpio/Taurus. This is a powerful Full Moon because Mercury is conjunct Uranus and trine Saturn today. These are dynamic aspects for communication. Both Scorpio and Taurus are fixed signs – they concentrate their energies.
Scorpio is the most powerful emotional sign and Taurus is about not letting go. Taurus is about simplicity and Scorpio is about complexity. You will feel this if you have the ascendant or personal planets at 20 degrees of Scorpio or Taurus
Mercury Conjunct Uranus at 25 Aries. Some of you Aries types born between April 12 to April 17 have really not experienced the erratic, impulsive, crazy making effects of Uranus on your Sun yet. And I thought Aries was a fast reactor to this type of aspect. Think about it, you won’t have Uranus on your Sun for another 84 years. Do you really want to wait that long to change your life? Well, Mercury conjunct Uranus and your Sun may just wake you up. For all of us this is a great day for creative out of the box ideas especially with personal planets or ascendant at 25 of Aries or Libra. This is a second Mercury Conjunct Uranus, the first was on March 26 and the second was on April 28. Watch for sudden news events on those dates or a wake-up call to something you have been ignoring.
May 11 – Mars Square Neptune at 15 Gemini/Pisces. Are you the aggressor or the victim? You have both of these archetypes in your psyche today. A Square usually come out as internal frustration, Or maybe you are chasing a fantasy. Check if you have personal planets or the ascendant at15 Gemini or Pisces. You could be floating in outer space today, more than you usually do.
Mercury Trine Saturn at 27 Aries/Sagittarius. You judgement is very good today. Take advantage of this good aspect to make some positive decisions.
May 12 – Mars Trine Jupiter at 14 Gemini/Libra. This is a positive aspect in air signs. A good day for optimistic thinking and planning for the future and making plans for travel or education.
May 16 – Mercury enters Taurus until June 6. Mercury has been in Aries for the past month and the verbal sparks were flying. Mercury clips his wings and settles down in Taurus. He thinks things through before he speaks. Now we can understand the information that has been rushing at us.
May 17 – A grand trine in Air. The Moon is in Aquarius trine Mars in Gemini and Jupiter in Libra. Put your ideas into action and let them fly.
May 19 – Saturn Trine Uranus. Usually Saturn and Uranus don’t get along. Saturn stands for the tried and true, the traditional way of doing things. Uranus wants to rebel against tradition. But a trine is a positive aspect between them. So this is a good time to revise your long standing beliefs or ways of doing things. We had this aspect on Christmas Eve 2016 and it will happen again on Nov 11, 2017. I may be dreaming, but maybe this aspect will bring cooperation between the traditional party and the revolutionary party in our congress, but I’m not sure which is which anymore.
Venus Opposite Jupiter at 13 Aries/Libra. Watch out for scam artists today. If the deal is too good to be true, it probably is. Jupiter is excessive, instead of spending money on schemes, have another piece of pie, get a pizza-- large with extra cheese.
May 20 – Sun Enters Gemini until June 20. This is a time to socialize and network. We are light on our feet, we want to flit around like a butterfly, but don’t make too many friends or engagements. You could run out of time.
May 25 – New Moon at 4 Gemini. This is the start of the month. A New Moon gives us the flavor of what is coming in the following month. Gemini is about learning, speaking, writing and communications of all types.
Venus Square Pluto at 19 Aries/Capricorn. You judge others too harshly. You could become jealous, possessive and paranoid. Try to be more tolerant. Especially if you have the ascendant or personal planets at 19 Aries or Capricorn, or even Cancer.
May 29 – Mars opposite Saturn at 26 Gemin/Sagittarius. Both of these Planets were termed “malefics” by the old time astrologers and they were right. This is a difficult aspect to handle. Gemini likes to talk, Mars is about war, but Saturn says STOP you aren’t ready, there is a limit, there is a boundary to cross first.
Mars is aggressive and Saturn won’t budge. The positive of this aspect would be controlled action, such as martial arts. If you have personal planets at 26 Gemini or Sagittarius, you may just experience a slow burn. So get out and exercise and work with the Mars. Don’t go on a trip though. This aspect wins the contest as the worst aspect this month.
May 31 – Mercury Trine Pluto 19 Taurus/Pluto. You are very convincing today. If you want to sell anyone anything, do it today, especially if you have person planets or the ascendant at 19 Taurus or Pluto.
OUTER PLANET TRANSITS:
JUPITER is in Libra until Oct 2017. This month he is moving retrograde from 15 to 13 degrees of Libra. Jupiter is about growth and expansion especially in travel and education and also in the area of your life ruled by the house in your natal chart that holds 13 to 15 degrees of Libra. In Libra, he would bring good news and harmony in relationships. During the retrograde, you may find that you want to expand inwardly, develop your inner resources or grow spiritually.
SATURN is in Sagittarius until Dec 2017. This month he is moving retrograde so he will travel from 27 to 26 degrees of Sagittarius. If you have the ascendant or any personal planets at 26 to 27 degrees of Sagittarius or Gemini, 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. While Saturn is in Sagittarius, he is asking about your belief system, your hopes for the future and your travel plans
URANUS is in Aries until 2018. This month Uranus moves from 25 to 27 degrees of Aries. We feel a need for freedom and we 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) is in Pisces until 2026. This month he will move stay at 14 degrees 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 14 degrees 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 19 degrees of Capricorn. Profound changes will be felt especially by those with Sun, ascendant or personal planets at 19 degrees of Capricorn or Cancer.
Have a good month,