New Moon May 22, 2020 ~ Masquerade


The New Moon May 2020 falls at 2º Gemini could bring out the very darkest aspects of Gemini decan 1. This is because the Moon represents the unconscious and this decan especially deals with having to face one’s shadow.

The problem here is that it is very hard to see shadows in the dark, and it is much more likely that the collective at this time will project the bogeymen onto others. Another problem is running away from intimacy. This May New Moon is very uncomfortable with really deep emotions.

Conversely, we may see people in the media doing a great impression of being sentimental and gushing. However, when it comes to the real gut-wrenching, ugly expressions of raw feeling, the fakes will run a mile. Those touched by the New Moon 22 May 2020 will have little patience with other people’s hangups and neurosis.

But in the end, paradoxically this attitude will greatly help heal deep, dark shadows by these seemingly harsh words of intolerance. So the New Moon in Gemini 1 is a good Moon for telling it how it is! But you have to be able to take that raw truth back. The new moon is trine Saturn and occurs at the same time as Venus retrograde square Neptune.

New Moon May 2020 Astrology

New Moon May 22 2020

New Moon May 2020 Star ~ Mirfak & The Pleiades

Mirfak 2º ~ ” Thrillseeker; the lover of a good fight or challenge. The emotional need to be associated with a struggle, political, military or on the sports field.” [1]

Mirfak  on the right side of heroic Perseus. This constellation generally “is said to denote adventurous individuals, but also those who are less than honest in their dealings with others.” Robson also says Perseus has an “intelligent, strong, bold and adventurous nature, but a tendency to lying.”

Shifty but Likable

I get the picture someone who in British cockney vernacular ‘ducks and dives’ to make a living. He may be a bit shifty, but still likeable. He seems to always get the better of authority by his cunning and can be a modern-day folk hero. Mirfak likes to brag and is full of bravado, like Muhammad Ali in his pre-fight spiel.

The new moon is also affected by the Pleiades at a lesser extent as it is further away. But they will have a background influence. There is also the ‘Sickness’ influence which of course we do have currently.

The First Face Of Gemini

New Moon May 2020

A beautiful woman, a mistress of stitching, and with her ascend two calves and two horses. This is a face of writing, of computation and number, of giving and taking and of the sciences. ~ Picatrix

Artwork ‘The 1st face of Gemini’ kindly supplied by J Swofford at and JSwoffordArtandPhoto

Alcyone 0º ~ “Injuries to the face, sickness, misfortune, wounds, stabs, disgrace, imprisonment….” [2] “Insightful into the darker side of life. A gift of insight and mysticism, but leading to encounters with both the best and worst of human nature.” [3]

Alcyone is the main star of the Pleiades; this mysterious star cluster has beguiled us for thousands of years. Their role is supposed to help humanity evolve by purifying our astral and etheric bodies to receive higher wisdom. Therefore Pleiades are supposed to dissolve away our dirty devils, rather like Perseus’s mission to slay the demon Medusa. We find most of Perseus the constellation in this decan too. Our hero risked life and limb to rescue his love Andromeda, so very chivalrous and noble. Or was he really after her father King Cepheus kingdom..?

New Moon May 2020 Aspects

Moon trine Saturn

Moon trine Saturn is a great balance of intuition and realism. The sensitive moon and severe Saturn do not usually make easy bedfellows, but the soft aspect warms and soothes things here nicely. The overriding theme is the need to achieve in order to build personal security. This aspect exudes trustworthiness and capability. It looks after money responsibly and is thrifty. This energy makes for a very strong work ethic with the stamina and patience to see a job through to the bitter end no matter what obstacles are confronted.

Venus square Neptune

Venus square Neptune have the potential for bringing beautiful, fairy tale type connections, but the hard aspects make the realization of this fantasy soulmate just too much like hard work. Sometimes the problem comes from the fact that the romance is with someone from overseas and that distance makes a long term relationship impossible. The square challenge can be with alcohol and/or mind-altering drugs so that the beloved is an addict or needs rescuing in some way. Often the partner is very much higher or lower in status than the native.

New Moon May 2020 Summary

The stars of the Pleiades, like the Gemini archetype as a whole, are a mass of contradictions; they can be the good twin or the evil twin. Therefore one twin is constantly at war with its shadow and they are constantly on the verge of becoming the very “darkness” they are trying to eliminate. Many astrologers have written about the Pleiades and it all seems very paradoxical, with great success and then ‘violent death! We have seen the best and worst of human nature during this crisis. Most importantly, the polarities in human nature will come very much to the fore with this new moon. Because of this we have the opportunity for mass healing.

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1. Star & Planet Combinations. Bernadette Brady. p 184
2. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923 p. 119
3. Star & Planet Combinations. Bernadette Brady p. 88/89
Main Image: By Marina

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