Astro-Notes on May 9, 2013 – Taurus New Moon/Annular Solar Eclipse

Venus, the ruler of today’s New Moon/Solar Eclipse, will make ingress to Gemini at 11:03 am EDT this morning, where she will be traversing until June 3, which corresponds to a period when we experience a greater variety and diversification of our emotions, values, attachments and relationships, thus learning to be more flexible and adaptable in regard to our needs, finances and worth. As Mercury transits the South Node in Taurus (opposition NN in Scorpio), we know with certainty that we have to move on from a situation that keeps us tied to repetitive patterns of a past we need to evolve from. Therefore, we have to tap all sources of information and use our good connections for this purpose. With Pallas conjunct this special New Moon that will transpire at 8:28 pm EDT and Jupiter in Gemini in semi-sextile to it, the seeds we’re planting will be thriving on accumulated wisdom and brought to fruition through persistence and perseverance we will apply to the new options and possibilities we’ll be pursuing. The semi-square between the Taurus New Moon and Vesta in Cancer emphasizes the importance of our dedication and commitment in this regard. It is critical that we nurture, foster, take care of and grow what is coming forward and thus, the intentions and desires we want to cultivate, with this new impulse so that it’ll blossom and nourish our soul.

An annular eclipse of the Sun occurs when the Sun, Moon and Earth line up exactly as the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, but the apparent size of the Moon is smaller than that of the Sun. Hence the Sun appears as a very bright ring, or annulus, surrounding the outline of the Moon. Things that have been eclipsed in the area of our life, represented by the house in our natal chart, where the Eclipse has an impact, have now a chance to be brought into the light of conscious awareness, triggering individual and collective transitions, marked by endings and new beginnings. An Eclipse is a pattern-setting event with duration for up to half a year and longer. Eclipses belong furthermore to a larger pattern; each Eclipse is a member of a family and each family has specific characteristics. The current Solar Eclipse is a member of the Saros Series 15 South, which means the Taurus New Moon/Solar Eclipse is conjunct the South Node of the Moon, a point of extraction, inviting the release and filtering of accumulated energies. This Saros Series was the last time around on April 29, 1995, is close the degree highlighted by the Solar Eclipse of May 1994 (look for the common theme) and has a Jupiter-Uranus conjunction trine the New Moon, while Pluto is at the midpoint of Saturn/Node, for which Bernadette Brady gives the following interpretation:

“This series is about the release of tension. A situation, which has been lingering, will suddenly clear. In the clearing of the problem there is also a sense of grief or loss, which is not so much personal as belonging to a group or collective.”

(Bernadette Brady, “Predictive Astrology: The Eagle and the Lark”, Appendices, Page 330)

The Sabian Symbol for the Taurus New Moon states:

“Wisps of wing-like clouds streaming across the sky. Keynote: The awareness of spiritual forces at work – RECEIVING THE BLESSINGS.”

(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolic Phases”, Page 83)

Implied by these statements is that abundance, contentment and prosperity are well within our reach. An opportunity could present itself rather soon and as a consequence, we might be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

Taurus New Moon-Solar Eclipse 2013

Tarot card of the day is the “Queen of Wands”, suggesting that we’re renewing ourselves as we’re summoning our creative energy and approach our life’s situations energetically and confident.  We are not afraid of challenges and use our tremendous energy constructively as well as within the scope of our capabilities, which means we’re equipped to be successful and to effectively multi-task.


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