Mercury square Neptune will occur on June 14th, 2017 at 03:28:58 UT (06.13. 23:28:58 EDT), in constellational Taurus/Aquarius, sidereal Taurus/Aquarius and tropical Gemini/Pisces. Gemini Mercury square Pisces Neptune indicates a chaotic mind, liability to lack of memory, indolence and, if Saturn is also afflicted (as it actually is), disposition to dream the time away, sometimes alcoholism or using drugs. There is often a restless desire for fame, yearnings towards unreal and unaccomplishable goals and an inability to fit in anywhere. With an afflicted Jupiter, this aspect predisposes to fraud, deception, mendacity and slander; with a strongly afflicted Sun, because of the weakened self-esteem and self-worth, the native may incline to commit suicide. >> More Info
Venus will enter tropical Taurus on June 6th, 2017 at 07:26 UT (03:26 EDT) and Mercury will enter tropical Gemini on the same day, at 22:15 UT (18:15 EDT). Two planet’s ingresses into their own domicile signs, within such a brief period of time, happen very rarely. As neither Venus nor Mercury have strongly disharmonic aspects at the moment of their ingresses, the background indications relating to the emotional and intellectual spheres seem to be auspicious for the next weeks (Mercury enters Cancer on June 21st). >> More Astro Info
Venus trine Saturn will occur on June 1st, 2017 at 15:23:10 UT (11:23:10 EDT).
Venus trine Saturn ’makes’ the person faithful and true, just and methodical, qualities which make for success in all departments of life. Thus a person with this aspects will be much sought as a friend or advisor, or as a person to be trusted with any commission requiring sterling honesty and ability. But the saturnine accent turns emotions inevitably towards the darkling themes that is not unpleasant now (thanks to the ’trine’ aspect), therefore it may bring at the same time a ’bittersweet’ melancholy or – as (retrograde) Saturn is in the tropical Sagittarius, some nostalgic or reminiscent feelings which suddenly spring (Aries Venus conjunct Uranus). >> More Astro Info
Sun enters tropical Gemini on May 20th, 2017 at 20:30:52 UT (16:30:52 EDT), it will be staying at the same time at 5° 01’ of sidereal Taurus (by Fagan-Bradley) and in conjunction with the star cluster called the ’Pleiades’ or the ’Seven Sisters’ located in the back of the celestial Taurus within the real constellational framework (see zoomable chart).
The most important aspect of Sun: at the moment of this ingress, Sun will make a semi-square to the Aries Venus (which is in exile) that is the most disharmonic aspect between Sun and Venus (as Venus’ maximum elongation is only 47°). It indicates, among other things, an inclination for silly emotional adventures or intrigues, thus it would be well advised to be careful and avoid the risky and unsafe situations. This is all the more warning because Jupiter will be in opposition with Venus, indicating the probability of the grave violation of some essential ’inner’ or ’outer’ laws…
This astrological background remains in force till June 21st when Sun will leave Gemini entering Cancer. >> More Info
Full ’Flower’ Moon will happen on May 10th, 2017 at 21:42:26 UT (17:42:26 EDT).
By the Native American Lakotas the Full Moon in May was also called ’Wojupiwi Wi’ – the ’Moon of Planting’ – as warmer weather made its way onto the prairies in this moon phase, and the pleasant temperatures meant it was time to plant.
Within the Vedic Lunar Mansion System, the Moon (Chandra) will be staying in ’Vishakha’. Vishakha is the 16th lunar mansion of the Jyotish Zodiac, spanning from 20°00′ in Tula (Libra) to 3°20′ in Vrishchika (Scorpio), ruled by Indra and Agni, representing the powers of heat and lightning in the atmosphere, it is considered as the “Nakshatra of Purpose” having the symbol of a leaf-decked triumphal gate.
By some traditional interpretations, Vishakha does not give immediate results but perhaps greater long term gains. Indra and Agni here are related to agriculture showing the ripening effect of heat, rain and seasonal changes.
Harmonically, the Moon in Vishaka indicates a person with intelligence of the highest order who speaks or writes convincingly, of bright appearance, attracting a crowd, bent to leadership, religious, truthful, politically inclined, humanitarian. Purposeful, goal oriented, ambitious, competitive, opinionated, forceful, determined and persistent. With strongly disharmonic aspects: aggressive, dictatorial, losing the wary by pushing their agendas too strongly, quarrelsome personality, issues with suppressed anger and frustration, putting fingers on many pies, envious and covetous of others’ success, uncontrollable sexual appetite, betray and disappointment in marriage, infidelity. >>> More Info
Sun conjunct Mercury will happen on April 20th at 05:53:59 UT (01:53:59 EDT) in tropical Taurus, sidereal and contellational Aries.
As Mercury’s maximum elongation from Sun cannot be greater than 28 arcdegrees, there are only three possible (tropical) zodiacal position of the innermost planet in the case when Sun is in tropical Taurus (see recent post: Sun enters Taurus): 1. Mercury stays in Gemini – here the thinking is unbound, mental activities are spirited which generally result in a vivid, sociable and more or less intellectualized character; 2. Mercury stays in Aries: thinking turns into fiery that may easily burns others, despising the prosaic conducts and goals, mental activities become purely the means for the self-expression without any purpose of co-operation; 3. Mercury stays in Taurus: if Sun and Mercury are at the same time in the tropical Taurus (mainly within the orb of conjunction), we are at the symbolic ’meeting point’ of those principles which were personalized into ’Papageno’ and ’Papagena’ in the famous Mozart’s ’Singspiel’ called ’The Magic Flute’. If ’Air’ and ’Fire’ ’accents’ are totally missing in the birth chart, this type is mostly enslaved by vital instincts and lives wholly within the delusion of the biological sustenance and reproduction, manifesting the ’Guna’ that Hindus named ’Tamas’.
How happy we will be
if the Gods are gracious
and bless our love with children,
with darling little children!
First a little Papageno!
Then a little Papagena!
Then another Papageno!
Then another Papagena!
The greatest joy of all
will be when many Papagenas/Papagenos
bless their parents!
(excerpt from The Magic Flute’s libretto)
It’s plain to see: a baby boom is at hand 🙂 – but rather from May 16th as Mercury has actually its retrograde phase (entering Aries on April 21st) and won’t return in Taurus until that date. Having no problem with the Papageno-like persons, it’s needful to perform even this role, and people with natal Taurus Sun conjunct Taurus Mercury seem to be convenient actors here. >>> More Astro Info
Sun’s ingress into tropical Taurus will happen on April 19th, 2017 at 21:26:57 UT (17:26:57 EDT).
The mythologem of the Minotaur – half-man and half-bull monster, who lived in the depths of a labyrinth and was vanquished finally by the hero, Theseus – makes us acquainted with the essentials of the spiritual task of the natives having natal Taurus Sun. As Minotaur symbolizes the lower instinctual and animalistic nature of the human being by which we can be trapped into the ’Samsara’-like ’Maze’ of the persistent incarnations, Theseus is the higher Self being able to ’transmutate’ these lower forces into controllable spiritual qualities – with the aid of the ’Thread of Ariadne’ that means the ’Feminine Power’ or, which is the same thing, the ’Pure Intuition’.
Of course, for a native with Taurus Sun, similarly to that having Taurus Ascendant, it is not easy to live without sensual pleasures, but there is no problem with this ’joie-de-vivre’ if native is constantly looking for the ’subtle’ principles beyond the merely ’fleshly’ level… If he/she learns to be more and more ’vigilant’ or ’waking’ concerning the control of the somatic and psychosomatic processes, the instinctual drives may lose their compelling strength progressively and fleshly desires can be transformed step by step into the enjoyment of the higher psychic and spiritual recognitions… Transcending our latent animal dispositions as well as transforming the stubbornness into perseverance and the stupefying material inquiries into uncompromising and systematic thinking – these are the most important spiritual duties of each native having natal Taurus Sun. >>> More Astro Info