2011年05月03日

New Moon May. 2011

New Moon May. 2011

This month's New Moon occurs on May. 3, 2011, 15:50 JST (all the timing in this article is to be calculated in JST) at the 13th degree of Taurus. And this month, the Full Moon occurs with Scorpio Moon opposing Taurus Sun, so I will talk about some of the themes of this Water-Earth polarity. Both signs belong to feminine signs and are oriented toward preserving status quo or resisting change. But both also belong to fixed signs so the pace of development might be slow and persisting. Imagining the Moon as a container and the Sun as energy to fill it, we have Taurus steadily growing and enjoying the senses energy to fulfill collective urge of the container to be uniting, fermenting and transforming during this Moon month (especially around the Full Moon). It is not constructive if you get too stubborn and crash head on with cooperative perspective that everyone secretly and desperately has. Let's see what's going on in the world with these points of view in mind for this Moon month.

Aspects to the Sun

After contacting Pluto on 4/28, the Sun marched to the New Moon. Last month, we have talked about "people proposing those idealistic change to leadership". It was a harmonious contact so one can bring up the subject easily to leadership, but they are still Neptune and Pluto and its not organized enough that existing system and structure could easily manage. So aspect brought contact anyway but with the leader and people's ideal were so apart, some people brought complaint to the leader saying "you passed me by". I observed this timeframe as leader getting in touch with people's real emotion and ideal which tend to be concealed normally. As the Venus's cooperation theme is stimulated by Uranus-Pluto, the supplementary budget which finances necessary operations in the calamity hit areas is approved through bipartisan or multi-partisan cooperation.

After the New Moon, the Sun will not make major aspect until it moves into Gemini on 5/21. So for a while, leaders would not change their courses radically, or even if they want to say something they might have hard time putting their words through. After ingressing into talkative sign of Gemini, the Sun touches with Neptune (5/22), Uranus (5/25) and Saturn (6/1) successively. When the Sun touches Neptune, leadership might struggle to change his/her image commonly held by people, or changes his/her direction according to the ideal or feeling he/she feel about people. Then while moving from Uranus to Saturn (there is Pluto working behind the scene), leadership might work to improve system or rules.

Aspects among the rest of the planets

There is no important aspect of note among outer planets for this Moon month, and general aspect structure between Saturn-Uranus-Pluto may color the scene especially after the Sun goes into Gemini, as stated in the previous section.

The first planet to look at is Venus, which made several aspects during the last 10 days of the previous Moon month. Last month, we talked about this Venus period as "people have occasion to feel actual effect of ongoing deep change and form unusual cooperative relationship or change the nature of existing relationship." Now watching at Japanese political scene, we see unusual cooperation to approve supplemental budget due to the urgent need in disaster hit area. I think there must be hidden evaluation of cooperation going on among the politicians. When we look at world, there was a royal marriage going on, a happiest case of unusual cooperation! Now this Venus moves to become conjunction with Jupiter on 5/11 (and with Mercury on 5/10). Various argument or exploration about cooperation, financial matters or relationship matters are expected. It might have some link with rule formed around 5/1. Exploration might be very idealistic, and we have to be careful not to get too far apart from realistic way of cooperation or spending resource. The atmosphere of idealistic relationship continues and escalates until Venus-Mercury touches Neptune on 5/16.

Next let's look at what Mercury is up to. After changing its direction back from retrograde to direct on 4/23, Mercury doesn't make any aspect until 5/10. Since it doesn't move fast right after it changes direction, Mercury is very slow and Venus catches up and passes by it (5/10). As stated above in the Venus section, since this happens almost at the same time with aspecting Jupiter (5/12), argument or exploration concerning relationship or value judgement tend to occur around this period. Mercury then picks up its speed gradually, and make aspect with Venus-Neptune (5/16), adding idealistic thought to Venusian value and relationship matters. And at last, Venus catches up with Mars on 5/23 after touching Pluto (5/22), which we will think about after thinking about Mars' story first.

So next, we talk about the action department Mars. Mars has been translating light from Saturn (4/20) to Jupiter (5/1) which could stimulate protesting of people at the scene against decision making process of organizations. Protesting against authority and heated argument were seen in various organizations. We have to keep in mind what those process bring about to the well being of those organizations. After New Moon, Mars proceeds to get contact with Neptune (5/12), Pluto (5/21) and Venus (5/23). I imagine that the people at the scene of action would be very sensitive and possessed with hidden perspective at this period. Since Mars will ingress into a sensual sign of Taurus, people would sense various reality at the scene of action. In Japan, more and more people are going to the disaster hit area and work as volunteers. I think people would really feel and understand each other through working together in this period, especially after Venus also goes into Taurus (5/16), its ruling sign. And hopefully, there will be deep cooperation team formed under those influences.

Planets which change direction or sign

Planets other than Sun and Moon sometimes change their direction of apparent movement seen from the earth. When a planet changes its direction, it moves slowly and may leave its mark on various social events in the world. Within this Moon month, there are no planets changing their directions although Neptune changes its direction on 6/3, which we cover in next Moon month article.

And planets, especially those that move slowly, change their signs in sync with shifts in corresponding profile of social or collective psychology. Within this Moon month, among the planets which travel slower than the earth is Mars. The Mars is currently moving through the sign of Aries, its ruling sign, and ingresses into Taurus on 5/11. Mars indicates how we apply energy, assert and put into action what we have inside. When in Aries, Mars think about just what it naturally do, make things actually happen. But after going into Taurus, Mars starts to feel about what it is doing and what its effect is. It might get slower but more steadily.

During this Moon month, keeping the points I have raised above, let's try to use our Taurus Sun's grow-firmly energy to mix nicely with hidden perspective of cooperative needs of Scorpio Moon of this month. It should be interesting to observe those symbols reflected in the real socio-situations in the world.
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