is highlighted by a solar eclipse in Taurus and lunar eclipse in
Sagittarius. Eclipses intensify new and full moons, making us aware of
our true priorities, as well as signaling major beginnings and endings.
The third of seven exact squares will form between Uranus and Pluto,
reminding us that we are in the midst of transformative changes for
ourselves and the world. Beginning in mid-April, the Sun, Mercury,
Venus and Mars gradually entered a slower, mellower pace as they moved
from Aries to Taurus. Along with Saturn in Scorpio, this fixed energy
can bring more grounding and focus, as long as we can remain open to
the first week of May, we are in the last phase of the April Scorpio
full moon and lunar eclipse, with a theme of healing and releasing old
patterns. It is best to focus on resolution and completion until May 9.
Decisions made between eclipses can have unexpected results, while
matters begun surrounding an eclipse can assume greater importance. From
May 5-7, Mercury and Mars in Taurus will form a harmonious trine to
Pluto in Capricorn, which increases our focus and ability to take a
deeper approach in our communications and actions. It is a good time to
take positive actions leading to greater empowerment and commitment.
On May 9, the New Moon Solar Eclipse occurs at 19 Taurus 31.
It is aligned with Mercury, Mars, South Node and Pallas in Taurus.
Taurus themes include personal resources/finances, along with needs,
desires and values. Mercury and Mars combine intellect and action to
enliven communications, while Pallas provides a holistic perspective. As
this is a South Node eclipse, the focus is on releasing the old
(patterns, beliefs, etc.) so an upgrade can occur that leads to new
this eclipse degree is opposite to last November’s eclipse, events
coming up now may be related to that time period. The Sabian symbol for
this degree is “Wisps of winglike clouds streaming across the sky; the
awareness of spiritual forces at work.” The passage goes on to suggest
that these clouds may also symbolize the presence of celestial beings
(devas, angels) blessing and subtly revealing the direction to take.
May 13, a Venus/Neptune square can bring deception, confusion and
uncertainty affecting relationships and self-worth. On May 13-16, the
Sun and Mercury form challenging aspects to Pluto and Uranus, which can
trigger disruption and issues related to power and control. Jupiter in a
challenging aspect to Saturn on May 19 cautions against overextending
oneself. Strive for a balance between conservation and gradual growth.
in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn form the third of seven exact squares
on May 20. Events now remind us that we are in the middle of
revolutionary changes leading to breakdowns and breakthroughs in the
world and our lives. There is also a need to break free of anything in
the way of our independence and freedom.
The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse occurs on May 24 at 4 Sagittarius 08. Sagittarian
themes highlight the seeking of truth, freedom and a broader
perspective, with a focus on education, publishing, travel, philosophy
and spirituality. With four planets in Gemini, there can be an overload
of information and details. A challenging square to Neptune can bring
deception, along with awareness about balancing head and heart. This is a
North Node eclipse, which is associated with Jupiter (ruler of
Sagittarius), the bringer of expansion and opportunities. The Sabian
symbol keynotes for these degrees, “The explosive tendency of repressed
feelings and root emotions,” and “A poised and wise approach to
existence based on a clear perception of unconscious factors and their
operation,” suggest new opportunities arising to develop more trust in
spiritual guidance and intuition.
May 27-28, Mercury and Venus align with expansive Jupiter in Gemini,
which can bring new prosperity, growth and harmony in finances, business
and relationships. This aspect is favorable for communications of all
types, including speaking, writing, networking and social functions. Be
sure to make the most of this time. June is highlighted by Mercury retrograde. Stay tuned and blessings to all!
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Carrel is a professional astrologer with over thirty years of
experience, offering birth chart, transits/progressions and relocation
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All references to Sabian symbols are from An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle ofTransformation and Its 360 Symbolic Phases, by Dane Rudhyar.
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