The New Moon in Taurus this month takes place on the same day as an important astrological event, the ingress (or entrance) of the planet Uranus into the zodiacal sign Taurus. Uranus changes signs approximately every seven years. More on this later.
The New Moon occurs on May 15, 2018, 6:48 a.m. CDT in 24° Taurus. New Moon is Taurus is good for projects that take your creativity and bring it into form, especially painting and sculpture. You could apply that same symbol to decorating your home or creating a lovely garden.
With the New Moon trine to Pluto, it can be a good time to start a harmonious transformation. I believe that when you wish for or affirm something, that including the word "harmonious" helps emphasize the trine. For example, instead of outright asking the Universe "Give me more money!", try something like "I gratefully accept Life’s gifts of wealth and prosperity, which flow into my life in ways that are balanced and harmonious." Or instead of saying "I'm going to cut out junk food" try, "I instinctively choose the most healthy and harmonious foods for my body."
Another pattern within the New Moon chart is Mars squaring Uranus and Mercury.
The exact dates of this combination is Mercury square Mars on May 12th and Mercury conjunct Uranus on 5/13. These aspects converge at the New Moon with Mars squaring the conjunction of Uranus and Mercury in the chart of the New Moon. Let me translate:
Mercury = communication and short journeys
Mars = aggressive energy
Uranus = chaos; accidents; unexpected changes of plan
Square = difficult combination of energy between these planets
I've probably mentioned this before but Mercury - the way you communicate - is often the trigger for karmic events to occur. Focus on thinking before speaking during the next week.
Driving is an activity ruled by Mercury and Mars. Pay attention. Take your time. Go with the flow. Don't give another driver an angry honk or gesture!
Uranus ingress into Taurus, May 15
The symbol for the next seven years of Uranus in Taurus is the Wizard of Oz: a cyclone (tornado) picks up your house and takes you to a land entirely difference from your own. Reflections for the entrance of Uranus into Taurus:
What gives you security? If it's material things, can you be flexible about your possessions?
How is your flexibility in general? Are you able to initiate the changes that need to be made in your life? If not, when Uranus goes into Taurus, the changes could be made for you. It's much more harmonious to make changes for yourself than to have Uranus make them for you in its unexpected and chaotic way.
More about Uranus and other major aspects for the year in this lecture:
Jupiter trine Neptune
Also in the New Moon chart Jupiter is forming a trine to Neptune which will be exact on 5/25/18. This is good for meditation, spiritual study, and travel to places by water. Take a walk near water to relax. Even recorded water - the sound of ocean waves, rivers running, raindrops falling - can be especially relaxing during the end of May.
Save the Date!
I will be speaking on Psychic Abilities and Your Horoscope at the June meeting of the Northern Illinois Chapter of NCGR. Each individual has the potential for intuition, telepathy, clairvoyance, astral projection and other forms of expanded awareness. Your horoscope holds the key to the discovery and harmonious development of extra-sensory consciousness. Bring your own horoscope and compare them to the charts of Edgar Cayce, Nostradamus, and others.
Tuesday, June 12, 7:30 - 9 p.m., Des Plaines, IL
Marcia Sacks is an astrologer in the Kriya Yoga tradition.