My New Moon in Taurus Mantra
“I Release all thoughts (Mercury) that block (Saturn) me from making my wishes (New Moon) a reality (Taurus)
If you follow me on Twitter you know I always encourage you to write down your new moon wishes once a month. I love the period of the New Moon, I like beginnings I have a natal Aries Moon and often feel I am on a journey of searching for newness. I like to try new things, see new places….the New Moon is a period of planting seeds that ideally reach fruition by the time of the Full Moon when the moon is at its brightest and fullest. I usually don’t post about the New Moon every month but several people seem particularly worried about this New Moon. The New Moon in earth sign of Taurus occurs on May 18th so the Sun and Moon will conjoin in the sign of the bull in 26 degrees (during a New Moon the Sun and Moon are always in the same sign) this New Moon forms an out of sign conjunction with Mars (meaning you want to take action) but perhaps you feel restricted or immobile because this New Moon is opposite Saturn and occurring on the same day that Mercury is stationary, or apparently has stopped before heading into retrograde.
Retrograde periods in itself are always about RE-doing, RE-viewing, RE-considering no matter the planet If its Pluto we RE-view our power, if it’s in Uranus we RE-consider where we want to be free, in Neptune we RE-vise our dreams, with Saturn being retrograde this is a time we REVIEW what has been blocking us, ya know if you didn’t get the lesson on the direct you always get it on the retrograde. With this New Moon being connected to Saturn retrograde we need to review all the ways we have been blocking ourselves from achieving our dreams. Taurus is not a flighty whimsical sign, it’s a ground earth sign that is all about the tangible what we can see with our eyes, touch with our hands; so this New Moon opposite Saturn is saying before you can go forward (Mars) you need to RE-lease all the blocks, limitations, and hardships (Saturn) within yourself (Retrograde) . Keep in mind Saturn is in the sign of Sagittarius; the only thing keeping you away from what you want is your belief! Some say Sagittarius Keywords are “I perceive” Changing your perception may help alter your reality. Sagittarius is naturally a sign of optimism, perhaps this is a period of finding our inner cheerleader where we are most blocked (Saturn).
This occurring on the day Mercury stations in the sign or communication Gemini only reinforcing the idea that we need to review our inner dialog. Go on a journey within this New Moon, clear out old limiting (Saturn) thoughts (Mercury) change your perception (Sagittarius) and then your wishes (New Moon) will become a reality (Taurus)
This is an educational post on how to find your transits in the houses for example when you hear a new moon is at 10 degrees of aquarius or an eclipse is at 14 degrees of Aries or Saturn is transiting 21 degrees of Scorpio you will know what house to look in. You will know where & how this will effect you
Step 1 go to www.astro.com
Step 2 Select Extended Chart Selection
Step 3 fill out the birth data entry & click continue this will bring you to your birth chart
Step 4 press additional tables PDF
You will see the location of the planets & on the right side your houses
You only need the sign and the houses at this stage you do not need the “planet positions”. My 12th house is at 20 degrees of capricorn -my first house is at 19 degrees of aquarius that means that my 12th house holds 20 degrees of capricorn all the way until 19 degrees of aquarius
This week a new moon is in 10 degrees of aquarius. It falls in my 12th house because my 1st house doesn’t start until 19 degrees.
Another way to do this is to simply click "transits" on the natal chart page & this will bring up your natal chart & the transiting planets in green on the outside. For instance Saturn is transiting my 9th house, you can see that by just looking at it.
If you ever need to change the date on the extended chart selection page you can adjust the date too see past transits or future transits
Wedding Day Astrology and Synastry of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries
Wedding Day astrology is the astrology of the exact time and place two people say “I do”, it is said after the vows are exchanged this chart becomes the chart of marriage. This is how your marriage will be. Similar to a composite chart, you can see where the couple will derive joy and sadness from. How they connect if they connect at all. At first glance Kim and Kris wedding chart looks better than I imagined. The angles of the chart do not have Mars, Uranus, Pluto, or Saturn in them. The Angles are the strongest part of the chart, any planet falling there will be amplified and most apparent. Mars in the 4th house can indicate fighting in the home, Uranus in the 7th indicates sudden changes and fluctuations in your relationship, and so on and so forth.
There are some general rules for picking a nice wedding date; I briefly touched on this subject in my blog auspicious dates. At first glance Kim K’s wedding date doesn’t seem to indicate that 72 days later she would file for divorce. They have Venus the Planet of Amore located along with the Sun in the 7th house, the house of committed relationships. The moon is exalted in Taurus and the Sun is dignified in Leo. But upon closer inspection I see the Moon is waning. You always want a nice moon on your wedding day; preferably a New moon which symbolizes new beginnings or a waxing moon which means the moon is getting larger and growing becoming stronger and fuller. Kim K however was married while the moon was in Taurus which is a nice place for the moon but it is waning. On your wedding day you want to avoid a waning moon because it is actually decreasing in size. Upon further inspection The Moon is not only waning (lacking strength) it is also squaring the Sun in Leo. While I love a Leo Sun, in wedding day astrology the Sun represents the husband and the moon represents the wife. Taurus Moon + Leo Sun= Square. A husband and wife heading in separate directions. I have read a square in better than no moon and sun connection; however this separating aspect is disconcerting. The Ascendant is important on the Wedding day, preferably a fixed rising sign (Taurus, Scorpio, Aquarius), though a cardinal rising sign is better than a mutable Ascendant which indicates a lack of stability. So what seems to be the main issues, the sun and moon separating and I personally do not care for Saturn in the 8th house. The 8th house rules sex, other people’s money (your spouse) and depth, scratching beneath the surface. I would not want Saturn in my 8th house, restricting my sex life and giving concern for your spouse’s financial stability. We all know that Kim K makes more money that Kris and furthermore he was the victim of an investment fraud to the loss of 1.7 million dollars! Also he is currently a free agent due to the NBA lockout. I would presume this was a major issue!
The rest can be pretty much read like a natal chart only keeping in mind this is the marriage chart of not one but 2 individuals.
· Neptune in the 1st house indicates they do not see each other clearly
· Uranus in the 2nd house means fluctuation in the way you earn money. Surprising ups and downs.
· Moon in the 4th house would suggest you feel at home with one another. The 4th house rules family and childhood, with the moon being here this suggests a familiarity between the couple. I have to take a peek at their synastry to see what else brought them together and apart