New Moon 25 May 2017 ~ Spinning Top


The New Moon on 25 May 2017 falls at 4º Gemini Decan 1. The New Moon May 2017 is another un-aspected lunation but at least this time the stars that are being activated are major ones. The stormy Hyades fall slap bang in the middle of this decan and their influence is wide reaching. In the New Moon chart is a quite intense Venus square Pluto which could see some of us having to resist the pull of the forbidden ‘Dark Cupid’ in relationships. But the stand out aspect is probably the grand trine to the Moon’s North Node. This activates Saturn trine Uranus, one of the feature aspects of the year.

New Moon In The Hyades

The Hyades are are a stormy cluster of stars in the face of Taurus the Bull. I have written a post about them and some of their key words are “Militant, activists, provocative, permissive, persuasive, fierce, violent, stormy, emotional, controlling, manipulative, cunning, sharp minds, strategic, single-minded, commanding..”. Their brightest stars are Prima Hyadum and Ain and are found around the left eye of the bull. Robson says they give “They give tears, sudden events, violence, fierceness, poisoning, blindness, wounds or injuries to the head by instruments, weapons or fevers, and contradictions of fortune.”

While Ebertin says ” Striving for prestige leading to power politics leads to tremendous success in life if bridled, if not, failure and a fall from power. May exploit other human beings in quest of power. Staggering increase in sexual urge, a dissolute life, excessive and licentious ways.” The Hyades also carry the unfortunate label of ‘Evil disposition’ which, as said earlier, was used to describe homosexuality. I must add that I am merely recording this as part of my research, I do not believe personally that homosexuality is ‘evil’. In other posts ‘evil’ is also used to describe dabbling in the occult, which is basically empowering oneself to experience ‘God’ directly, without the need for a priest.

Moon on Prima Hyadum 5º“Tactful, fair ability, difficulties connected with writings, may forge the name of employer or friend but finally escape punishment and retain position, liable to sickness and disgrace, danger of blindness or eye injuries.” (Love the way this is so precise about the forgery!)

New Moon May Horoscope ~ Grand Trine

New Moon May 2017Saturn and Uranus politically are opposing forces. Saturn is authority and tradition while Uranus is seen as rebellious and progressive. Usually these two in contact would be seen as quite difficult in that people will be fearful of change or that rebels could take control. But this is a harmonious, soft aspect! There is challenge to the reigning authority, but the changes made seem familiar so that people aren’t really thrown too much out of their comfort zone. It is like having a divorce in order to get back with an Ex from your teenage years! It is like a rejuvenation, feeling young again, even if you are past 50.. Uranus tends to make change drastically, but a trine from Saturn suggests that it will be done considerately and incrementally. In the Saturn trine Uranus post I looked at Saturn in Sagittarius trine Uranus in Aries examples in history.

New Moon May 2017 Summary

This Gemini New Moon with its stormy energy might whip revolutionary Saturn trine Uranus into action. In my research there was clearly a theme of record breaking, flight and speed! Think of a spinning top, quite benign looking, but goes wild if you throw it off balance. When Uranus was discovered in 1781 it broke the barrier between the visible planets and the dimension of the trans personal. It heralded a time of revolutions and rebellions, including the most famous and tumultuous French Revolution of 1789. (The American Revolution was also during this period ending in 1783.) I will talk more about revolutions with relevance to the recent election in France in the coming YouTube video.

Image:Snow Storm: Steam-Boat off a Harbour’s Mouth: ca 1842. Joseph William Mallord Turner.

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