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
Sun conjunct Uranus will occur on April 14th, 2017 at 05:30:07 UT (01:30:07 EDT) in tropical Aries, sidereal and constellational Pisces.
Actually, it is the juncture of the formative power of the Fire (Sun) and the highest intuitive stream (Uranus), in the inflexible ’substance’ of the tropical Aries. That meeting, in the case of an instinctual intermingling, may result in a riotous ravage; but, in the event that these forces become equalized and the solar principle can preserve its ruling force, this is nothing less than a necessary and useful transmutation, the opportunity to create novelties instead of lugging the utterly blank habits.
Anyway, in the medical astrology, because of the high levels of a persistent inner tension, Aries Sun conjunct Aries Uranus, with an afflicted Moon or Mercury in the natal chart, indicates a severe inclination for stroke and several cardiovascular disorders in every case and in every astrological house. >>> More Astro Info
This ’earthly’ trine will occur April 6th, 2017 at 04:00:40 UT (00:00:40 EDT). ’Chthonic’ means here the ’subterranean’ but it is basically not equivalent to the ’Hell’ or some other ’devilish’ attributes, this is truly the innermost occult part of a human being or any other entity that Alchemists consider as the ’Saturnian Fire’ or the ’Salt’ providing the adequate individual Form and the firm existential base – containing at the same time the Supreme Ruling (Volitional) Principle called the ’Central Seed of Salt’. This is analogically joint to the osseous system or the skeleton; it is not accidental that we can find in the Old Egyptian Pyramid Texts such metaphorical description of an earthquake: ’ The bones of Aker [Earth and Death Deity] tremble. ’ Though ’trine’ is accounted as a pretty harmonic aspect in astrology, the raising occult powers can be so mighty and ’eruptive’ here that Taurus Mars trine Capricorn Pluto – with certain additional afflictions – may result in earthquakes, storms, eruptions, cunamis or other natural disasters. Some mundane events during the recent Taurus Mars trine Capricorn Pluto aspects: the eruption of Grímsvötn, Iceland’s most active volcano (May 21st, 2011), the Joplin Tornado in Missouri (May 22nd, 2011) and the great earthquake in Nepal (April 25th, 2015) >>> More Info
Mercury, the ’innermost planet’, reaches its greatest eastern elongation on April 1st, 2017. Thus these days, observers of northern-based locations (as, within this cycle, the opportunity of Mercury’s evening visibility for stargazers in southern hemisphere won’t come) should be able to catch this planet, seldom visible to the naked eye, low down above the western horizon just after sunset (see chart below).
Mercury’s orbit lies close to the Sun (maximum elongation is between 18° and 28°), meaning that it is observable at best not more than for a few days each time it reaches greatest separation from the Sun.
After April 1st, Mercury sinks gradually back towards the horizon until it becomes lost to the bright twilight, roughly 10 days later. >>> More Info
45 minutes after sunset – Mercury’s visibility from northern mid-latitudes (freestarcharts)
Aries Mars trine Sagittarius Saturn indicates a good time to begin some kind of hard physical or intellectual work as it gives both endurance and prudence to finish what you started. The actions can be now well scripted and the impulses suitably controlled. This is an opportunity to overcome difficulties by being persistent, to start a diet, exercise program and so on.
In natal charts, Aries Mars trine Sagittarius Saturn ’gives’ a determined and energetic nature capable of intense and sustained action and of obtaining unusual results thereby. The executive ability, dominant forcefulness and endurance of these people are remarkable and consequently they are mostly accomplishing what others cannot achieve. Hence – with some other harmonic aspects – they often rise to prominent positions and are much esteemed on account of their ability, but they are seldom liked, for this aspect generally makes the character cruel and hard. This gives generally a strong physique and good health, but often with the risk to overstrain oneself.
Famous People with natal Aries Mars trine Sagittarius Saturn
Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849) had this aspect in his radix, but – as the birth time is unverified – the accurate positions of these planets within the house system are unknown. (Otherwise, his musical talent is mostly indicated by /(PLU conj. SUN conj. VEN): PIS/ trine /URA:SCO/.)
Émile Zola (1840–1902) had Saturn in his 1st natal house, indicating an inclination to detect the miseries and sufferings of the human existence, and – with Mars conjunct Mercury at the cusp of his 5th house – he made it his duty to write about them, establishing his well-known ’naturalism’.
Michael Flatley (1958–) has his Saturn in the 3rd radix house and Mars in the 7th one. The former indicates the persistent diligence, the latter the healthy exhibitionism; besides, he has a Libra ascendant and a Gemini Venus in the 9th house… Beyond all question, they are perfect dispositions to be a successful dancer. >>> More Astro Info
Sun conjunct Neptune occurs on March 2nd, 2017 at 02:43:52 UT (March 1st, 21:43:52 EST) in tropical Pisces and sidereal Aquarius. Since Neptune is staying in tropical Pisces, this is the 6th of 14 consecutive (yearly) Pisces Sun – Pisces Neptune conjunctions. (First was in February, 2012, last will be in March, 2025.)
Pisces Sun conjunct Pisces Neptune may ’offer’ possibilities of developing spiritual faculties; natives often have subtle inspirations, extremely vivid dreams, visionary dreaming. It breeds love of the occult, frequently indicating musical or linguistic talent, sometimes other artistic skills. With some disharmonic aspects, it may easily lead to mediumship, deliriums, hallucinations, serious mental abnormalities, pleasures of drugs and alcohol. >> More Astro Info
An annular solar eclipse will happen on February 26th, 2017 (greatest eclipse at 14:54:33 UT). Annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon’s apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun’s (as Moon is close to its apogee point) , blocking most of the Sun’s light and causing the Sun to look like an annulus (ring). It will appear as a partial eclipse over a region of the Earth thousands of kilometres wide and will be visible across southern South America in the morning and it ends in south-western Africa at sunset. (For visibilty map, view zoomable chart.) Sun conjunct Moon will be at tropical 08PIS12 (sidereal 13AQU13) and an exact Mars conjunct Uranus will occur at the 22nd degree of tropical Aries (27th degree of sidereal Pisces).
The last solar eclipse when it happened simultaneously a Mars conjunct Uranus also (at that time in tropical Scorpio, within an orb of 3°) occurred on October 23rd, 1976. It was a total one, began at sunrise in Tanzania near the border with Burundi, then crossed the Indian Ocean before making landfall in southeastern Australia. After leaving the Australian mainland, the path of totality left the Earth’s surface just north of the north island of New Zealand.
Within 3 months, the worst rail disaster in Australian history happened: 84 people died, more than 210 were injured, and 1,300 were affected. The ’Granville rail disaster’ occurred on Tuesday 18 January 1977 at Granville, a western suburb of Sydney, Australia, when a crowded commuter train derailed, running into the supports of a road bridge that collapsed onto two of the train’s passenger carriages. >>> More Astro Info