May continues with the theme of eclipses and the powerful Uranus/Pluto square that we have been experiencing since 2012.
As I write this in mid April, we are beginning to feel the effects of the April 25 eclipse in Scorpio. The Boston Marathon has been attacked with bombs killing three and injuring more than 140 people. The largest earthquake to occur in Iran in fifty years has killed at least 40 people, Margaret Thatcher has passed, and a fertilizer plant explosion wreaked destruction in West, Texas.
Hang on; we still have two more eclipses. The first is a new Moon/solar eclipse in Taurus at nineteen degrees at 7:28 pm CDT. This extra special new Moon is conjunct the South Node as well as Mercury and Mars. Venus has just moved into Gemini adding a lot of talk of new beginnings and that networking thing. The Moon in Taurus is exalted and that is good. In months to come this new Moon will usher in opportunities to increase our financial well-being. Some of us will be freaked out over monetary values or lack thereof and markets may swing widely. Many of us will have to work through past issues so that we can get off to a new road. People from our past are sure to make contact so that we can complete with them once and for all.
Taurus and Scorpio are especially affected as they review the balances and imbalances of their lives, but those of us who have planets on or near the nineteenth degree will be greatly influenced by new avenues that become evident in months to come.
We last experienced a new Moon eclipse at nineteen degrees Taurus in May of 1994. What was going on then in your life? What events in the subsequent months shaped your life? Look to those past events for clues to what may occur in the near future.
The full Moon/lunar eclipse at four degrees Sagittarius May 24 at 11:25 pm CDT. This full Moon is an extra special culmination of lunar energies. Projects that have been in the works come to sudden conclusion and since this eclipse is square Neptune there are sure to be scandals that come to light. Mutable signs Sagittarius, Gemini, Virgo and Pisces must use caution and avoid scams. Many of us may suddenly feel disenchanted only to suddenly feel once again inspired. This is not time to act on a whim.
Deaths of notable politicians, religious leaders, writers or satirists will not be surprising. Remember, eclipses bring shock and completions.
Remember Uranus square Pluto? The last time this occurred was 1931-34. There was a world depression and a drought. Hitler was coming into power. Here and now these two have been loosely angling one another since the summer of 2012 and will continue to do so until 2015. The square was last exact September 19, 2012. Mitt Romney was in hot water for comments he had made at a fund-raiser and Israel jets attacked the Gaza Strip killing three people 1. The square is exact again May 20.
Just to remind you, Uranus is revolution, change, the need for freedom, and even bombs. Pluto is death, rebirth, and the powers that are in charge. We have seen revolutions in the Middle East and now bombs in our streets. This is Uranus square Pluto. It is affecting us on a large scale and deeply on a personal level. Many of us have lost our jobs and even our loved ones. That is all part of our consciousness shifting and we are all affected directly or indirectly. Strides will be made as our governments, our world economy, and we the people are changing our ways. Since Mercury is sextile Uranus May 20 we are sure to hear of new ideas and innovations.
Before all that occurs May begins on the 1st with Mars in Taurus opposite Saturn retrograde in Scorpio. Mars wants to get moving and Saturn wants to hold back for planning and organizing. Keep up the hard work and do not give up. The roadblocks will give way soon.
Also on May 1, Mercury moves into Taurus until May 15. While Mercury moves through Taurus our projects will move slowly but steadily. We will be concerned with the bottom line and accurate facts.
At the same time the Sun in Taurus is trine (one hundred twenty degrees) Pluto. The Sun and Pluto together at this angle helps us to impress others. Our positive traits come through naturally, especially for Taurus, Capricorn and Virgo.
May 4 -7 Mercury now in Taurus is sextile (sixty degrees) Neptune in Pisces while opposite Saturn in Scorpio. Fixed signs Scorpio, and Taurus can tackle most obstacles but will do so with a scowl while Pisces is inspired with wild visions.
At the same time Mercury and Mars in Taurus are trine Pluto. Our passion and stamina are heightened and we are able to gain insight to achieve great feats especially Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. Have you ever seen a person saving another person trapped under a car? The rescuer is easily able to lift the car to free the person trapped. These are the kind of feats we can accomplish with these trines to Pluto.
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