Big News This Month! Uranus is moving into Taurus on May 15. He changes signs every 7+ years and he loves to shake things up when he goes into a new sign. The last time he changed signs was on March 11, 2011, and that was the day Japan experienced one of the world’s worst disasters – There was an earthquake and tsunami and their nuclear reactors came close to exploding.
But now Uranus is entering Taurus -- a much calmer sign than Aries. We need to look at what Taurus rules to see what he may be shaking up, such as currency, banking, land, real estate, and farming. Look for changes in those areas during the next 7+ years.
Taurus is the most fixed sign and hates change more than any other sign. But Uranus is all about change. It will be interesting to see how this will affect Taureans. It’s a wakeup call for Taurus.
Also, the house in your natal chart that holds the sign of Taurus will go through major changes. For instance, if you have Aquarius rising, Taurus will be in your 4th house and affect your home. If you have Scorpio rising it will be in the 7h house and affect a close personal relationship. These are the areas of your life that need radical change and Uranus will bring it.
May 15 also bring in a New Moon in Taurus. So something new is coming in at the same time as Uranus is entering Taurus. There may be a big event at this time.
Uranus was discovered in 1781, the French revolution began in 1789 and the American Revolution ended in 1783. So Uranus brings revolutionary change. The myth that best described Uranus is Prometheus. He stole fire from the Gods to bring to mankind and he is the only God that is a humanitarian. It’s interesting that his discovery brought the ideals of liberte egalite fraternite to mankind – three keywords for Uranus.
Note: Dear Astrology Clients. Use the Planetary Placement and ascendant sheet to find if the following aspects will influence you.
Dates to Watch:
May 7 – Mercury Square Pluto at 21 Aries/Capricorn. Be cautious in your travel plans and in your communication with others especially if you have personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus or Mars) or the ascendant at 19 to 23 degrees of Aries or Capricorn.)
Venus Square Neptune at 16 Gemini/Pisces. Conflicting hopes. Don’t let relatives or neighbors take advantage of you. Everyone likes to push Gemini and Pisces around because they look like sweet flexible people and they are. This aspect strongly affects those with personal planets or the ascendant at 14 to 18 Gemini or Pisces.
May 8 – Sun Opposite Jupiter at 18 degrees of Taurus and Scorpio. Your spending habits can be extravagant today. Taurus loves to accumulate stuff. Scorpio has other interests that I won’t mention because this is a family newsletter. Curb your appetites if you have personal planets or the ascendant at 16 to 20 degrees of Taurus or Scorpio.
May 11 – Sun Trine Pluto at 21 Taurus/Capricorn. You could get some good advice about finances from a business partner. Good financial day for those of you with personal planets or the ascendant at 19 to 23 Taurus/Capricorn.
May 12 – Mercury Square Mars at 28 degrees of Aries/Capricorn. Everyone is saying what is on their minds. No diplomacy. So keep your tongue and your nimble typing fingers under control. You could be a motor mouth if you have personal planets or the ascendant at 26 Aries/Capricorn to 0 Taurus/Aquarius.
May 13 – Mercury conjunct Uranus at 29 Aries. You could get unexpected news. Your brain is working overtime with some ingenious ideas. This is a brilliant aspect. For those of you with personal planets or the ascendant at 27 Aries to 1 Taurus, your ideas will be totally “out of the box”. Mercury is the messenger. Aries is Jason going on his trip to steal the ram’s skin.
In the myth of the Hero’s Journey portrayed in so many popular movies. The Character is in the ordinary world (Dorothy in Kansas) Then suddenly the Herald comes in (the tornado). The Herald can be a circumstance or a person. The Herald can be an ally or a trickster. He or it comes into the story to announce The Call to Adventure -- the new path, the new energy that is coming in. Because Uranus is the Herald in these aspects, you can bet the Herald will be a trickster. But that doesn’t mean you should deny the call--just be careful of trickiness. In a lot of detective movies the Herald is a phone call to the detective or the private investigator. Watching movies looking for the different elements of the hero’s journey is a passion of mine. (I have an exciting life as you can see).
Mercury enters Taurus until May 29. Mercury is slowing down now. We all become more cautious in our speech.
May 15 – New Moon at 24 Taurus. This brings in a month of practicality, of caring for the earth, of planting and mowing the lawn.
Uranus enters Taurus until he backs up into Aries on Nov 6. During this time he moves from 0 to 4 degrees of Taurus. If you have personal planets or the ascendant at those degrees in Taurus, be prepared for a wild ride.
May 16 – Mars enters Aquarius until August 13 when he retrogrades back into Capricorn. He stays in Capricorn until September 10 when he re-enters Aquarius until Nov 15 when he moves into Pisces.
Uranus rules Aquarius the humanitarian. When Mars is in his sign, he gets active in working for humanitarian ideals. We may see this in the outer world or in our personal lives.
Mars Square Uranus at 0 Aquarius/Taurus. Stay home. This can lead to crowd hysteria. Remain silent about your personal plans. Be especially discreet if you have personal planets or the ascendant at 28 and 29 Capricorn or Aries or 0 to 2 degrees of Aquarius or Taurus.
May 18 – Mercury Trine Saturn at 8 Taurus/Capricorn. This is good. A grounded mind and grounded ambitions and it’s also very creative. Good positive energy for writing non-fiction. Get busy if you have personal planets or the ascendant at 6 to 10 degrees of Taurus/Capricorn.
May 19 – Venus in Cancer until Jun 13. Aphrodite has been very flirty, now she wants to settle down and have a family. There is no pleasing that girl.
May 20 – Sun in Gemini until Jun 21. You could feel restless this month, wanting to travel or to change all the furniture. Also, Gemini talks too much and loves to rationalize their emotions.
May 23 – Mercury Opposite Jupiter at 16 Taurus/Scorpio. Don’t be domineering and narcissistic and stop telling everyone how to live. Jeez! Button up your lip especially if you have personal planets or the ascendant to 14 to Taurus/Scorpio
Sun Trine Mars at 2 Gemini/Aquarius. You have plenty of energy and you want to spend it on future projects. Have fun if you have personal planets or the ascendant at 0 to 4 degrees of Gemini or Aquarius.
May 25 – Mercury Trine Pluto at 21 Taurus Capricorn. Another nice trine in solid earth signs. Here you could make some very stable investments. Good luck with finances if you have personal planets or the ascendant at 19 to 23 Taurus/Capricorn.
Jupiter Trine Neptune at 16 Pisces/Scorpio. This is a great aspect giving us hope and spiritual harmony. This may help resolve some of the conflicts in our personal lives and in the world. Very happy time for those with personal planets or the ascendant at 14 to 18 Pisces/Scorpio.
May 26 – Venus Opposite Saturn at 8 Cancer/Capricorn. You may run into a lot of criticism from other people today. Pay no attention to them. Just work-- especially if you have personal planets or the ascendant at 6 to 10 degrees of Cancer or Capricorn.
May 30 – Full Moon at 8 Sagittarius/Gemini. This is the culmination or the outcome a project you started or the wishes you made on the New Moon of May 15.
Mercury enters Gemini until June 12. Mercury in Gemini is a chatterbox. There could be a lot of positive networking, good news via email and a lot of short trips.
OUTER PLANET TRANSITS:
JUPITER is now in Scorpio. This month Jupiter is retrograde and will travel from 19 to 15 degrees of Scorpio this month. 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 15 to19 degrees of Scorpio. When Jupiter is retrograde, he brings inner growth. Scorpio types are into growth, they are always looking at ways that they could better themselves, especially emotionally and psychologically. Jupiter in Scorpio will help you with that. But in Scorpio, he can also bring excess in all the things that are not good for you.
SATURN is in Capricorn until 2020. This month Saturn is retrograde and will back up from 9 to 7 degrees. If you have the ascendant or any personal planets at 7 to 9 degrees of Capricorn or Cancer, 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 Capricorn he is asking about your ambitions, your career, and your work ethic. In Capricorn he is right at home and wants to build something, make plans and succeed in the outer world.
URANUS is in Aries until May 15 when he moves into Taurus. This month Uranus moves from 29 degrees of Aries to 0 Taurus. He will turns retrograde and go back into Aries on Aug 7 and stays in Aries the rest of 2018. You feel a need for freedom and you want to make some radical changes in your 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 is moving from 15 to 16 degrees of Pisces. 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 15 to 16 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 back up from 21 Capricorn to 20 Capricorn. Profound changes will be felt especially by those with the ascendant or personal planets at 21 degrees of Capricorn or Cancer. What needs to die in order to be reborn?
Have a good month.