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New Moon May 2015

The New Moon May 18 is at 26º Taurus and falls in Taurus Decan 3
Artistic, Alchemical & Life’s Troopers. Ruler: Saturn. Deity: Litai (Spirits of Prayer).

This New Moon is a trooper, it gets knocked down, but it gets up again, and again and again. Irrepressible, irresistible and iridescent, it has the ability to bewitch. Sensual energy combined with Algol’s dark edge makes this Moon very alluring. It can be a dark knight (In twinkly armour) or a smoky-eyed gypsy with wild Medusa hair.

We have an exorcist New Moon with both a Yod to Pluto and a conjunction to the notorious fixed star Algol. So much has been written about this star elsewhere and I refer you to my feature post on Algol in which some of the keywords (starting from the lowest manifestations) are: “Creating monsters, mutation, genetic manipulation, playing god, perversion, getting out-of-your-head, mind over matter, ultra-creative, being your own god, soothing pain, caring for the suffering, exorcising ones demons.” This is a dark moon which takes us deep into the underworld to face our shadow. New Moons are dark moons anyhow, but the Saturn and Algol influence make it jet black. Mercury is also stationing retrograde at the same time, so there is a real feel of turning inwards, turning off the lights and being on the threshold between worlds. With this moon we have reached a turning point and we need to make sure it is our head that is making the decision with what direction one needs to take and no-one else.

To make this important choice we need to be sure our head is attached to our body. Infact it might be better to trust what the body is saying to you rather than your head at this time. Algol is associated with alcohol and getting out of your head, and if we have too many conflicting voices yelling at us inside our heads sometimes ts the only way to quieten it down. At the same time, you don’t want to leave your head so vacant that it attracts a nasty little squatter. Another problem is that getting out of your head on any sort of mind-altering substance can numb your body so much that you can’t feel any pain. Pain is actually the body’s way of speaking to you. The medical term Algology means the study of pain. Diana Rosenberg said of Algol “You will not be able to ignore suffering and horror, or brush it aside…” And interesting side note Princess Diana has Venus/Algol, William her son has Chiron/Algol and his own newborn princess Charlotte has Mars/Algol.

New moon rituals are perfect for planting new seeds and starting afresh. We are essentially working on the blank canvas of the dark moon where our ideas can gestate in the new moon soil. These thought-seeds are slowly awoken by the growing crescent moon as the days progress towards the illumination of the full moon. The darkness of the New Moon gives peace and tranquillity while our seed intentions slowly take root and sustenance form the fertile earth below. This period cannot be rushed and it is a great time to have some quiet dark-moon time to compose our goals and plans for the month ahead. Any wishes made at this time carry great force. The moon is waxing (growing). We are working in tune with nature if we set in motion things that we want to expand or blossom. This is also the best time to write a list of cosmic orders, which can be big or small. Large-scale projects can bare fruit in 6 months time when the full Moon is the same sign again. Smaller wishes have a two-week timescale to be birthed at the next full moon. The manifestation spell will be that much more powerful if the subjects that you want to birth resonate with the mood of the current new moon. Every month I will present the influences surrounding the current new moon and suggest ways of utilising its energy in order to make a powerful spell for manifestation or impregnation.

New Moon May Meaning

2015 Horoscopes


  1. Hi Marina,

    About the ads, there was no insult intended to you. I wondered if you were aware of them, and don’t like to see your quality of thinking degraded by the consciousness level of the ads.

    I do understand that it costs money to run a website, and have reflected on your degree of love and dedication to astrology to put in so much time and effort to provide readers with your insights and information. It’s a true service to people. I would fund your site if I could, and have been concerned about losing your voice in the world due to money.

    Your articles are great, and I’ve said that before on your comment section. To my knowledge, there is not another astrologer who has the astrology perspective that you do, and no one else writes from the same inner perspective. You could write excellent books too.

    “s” is off the mark and a bit harsh in the reply – no harm was intended. It was more protectionism. I love Marina’s work.

    There is no one else in my house looking at these subjects, as I live alone, and I don’t look at any of those subjects myself either. I also don’t get ads like that otherwise, such as on email or whatever, but have seen them on astrology sites. They are among the internet-bottom-feeders and opportunists. Their presence on your site is out-of-context to your work too. But as you said, certain subjects tend to gravitate toward horoscopes and astrology – it’s a bias in the world.

    Best of everything Marina. Keep on believing in yourself and your work. And thanks for helping us all with your depth and insight.

    • Thanks Aa. Yes I fought against having ads for years. When my ex partner was here it was his idea to bring them in to fund the writing of the horoscopes as he wasn’t into doing so many readings. In those days we had a banner ad on the home page which I hated. The banner ad makes the most cash, but I’m glad I am able to take it off now. Sorry if I made assumptions about the “boobies”!! Yes that is a concern and I notice they tend to come up on article that are more about love and synastry if I write them in a very ‘womens mag’ style. I am moving away from that, but I guess there are posts still where they come up. The “Boobies’ seem to stay away from my “Dark Cupid” “Psychopath” type posts. Also pleased to see they don’t like my Decans posts either!
      Right now the Ads are funding me writing the decans as I have to take time out of readings to do them.

  2. Aa Have you thought the posibility of having a virus on you system? I get almost zero ads on this site, I just noticed one now that I was reading the comments. There are some good free on line anti-virus programms on the net.

    • There appears to be a general shift in love, less a bait and switch more focus on sharing, anyone else notice this? Although by the sound of it my neighbor just violently raped his girlfriend after slapping her around a bit
      …oh well, we all try…

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