Day: May 17, 2015
Astronomy Picture of the Day – Pearl of a New White Dwarf
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
2015 May 17
NGC 2440: Pearl of a New White Dwarf
Image Credit: H. Bond (STScI), R. Ciardullo (PSU), WFPC2, HST, NASA; Processing: Forrest Hamilton
Explanation: Like a pearl, a white dwarf star shines best after being freed from its shell. In this analogy, however, the Sun would be a mollusk and its discarded hull would shine prettiest of all! In the above shell of gas and dust, the planetary nebula designated NGC 2440, contains one of the hottest white dwarf stars known. The glowing stellar pearl can be seen as the bright dot near the image center. The portion of NGC 2440 shown spans about one light year. The center of our Sun will eventually become a white dwarf, but not for another five billion years. The above false color image was captured by the Hubble Space Telescope in 1995. NGC 2440 lies about 4,000 light years distant toward the southern constellation Puppis.
Daily Planet Tracker: Saturn In Sagittarius, Now To June 14, 2015
Saturn in Sagittarius
Now to Jun 14, 2015
Saturn is the last planet visible to the naked eye. For millennia, it represented the limits of the solar system and came to symbolize time, structure and order. Saturn takes about 29 years to orbit the Sun, spending about two and a half years in each sign of the zodiac.
Saturn is the planet that says “no” but means “yes.” The no comes from Saturn showing us what isn’t working, sometimes in the form of frustrating blockages or delays. But these help us see where we need to put in effort to make concrete changes. Saturn says “yes” as the planet of crystallization that brings energy into matter. Saturn’s presence in a sign of the zodiac shows us where we are likely to meet limits and how to construct something useful.
Saturn in the expansive sign of Sagittarius help you answer the all-important question: What do you believe in? Saturn is all about restriction and limitation, yet Sagittarius is a sign that’s filled with faith and optimism. Saturn sees the glass as half empty while Sagittarius reminds us that the glass is also half full.
Though Saturn and Sagittarius may seem as incompatible as oil and water, there are incredible strengths to this combination of power: They are both extremely committed to ethics. Saturn plays by the traditional rule book but Sagittarius plays by whatever he believes at his core is right. So together, Saturn in Sagittarius has an amazing capacity to review current principles.
Saturn in Sagittarius also brings us a pause that allows us to consider areas of law, race, culture, religion, education, spirituality, and philosophy with greater sobriety. Outmoded principles concerning these areas that are too weak to survive might fall away during this transit.
Some famous folks with their natal Saturn in Sagittarius include Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Prince, Mahatma Gandhi, Che Guevara, Ellen DeGeneres, Alfred Hitchcock and Jacqueline Kennedy.
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Your Regular Daily Influences for May 17
Your Daily Influences
May 17, 2015
The Wheel of Fortune
This card signifies success and a change of fortune for the better. Chance is on your side.
The Ice Rune, represents stagnation and a passionless existence. Your life’s course may seem blurry at the moment, but if you persevere you will move onto better days.
You or someone close to you will succumb to an infection that will bring a weakening illness. This illness may last longer than expected.
Your Daily Influences represent events and challenges the current day will present for you. They may represent opportunities you should be ready to seize. Or they may forewarn you of problems you may be able to avoid or lessen. Generally it is best to use them as tips to help you manage your day and nothing more.
Your Charm for May 17th is The Tau Cross
Your Charm for Today
A journey that you or someone close to you must make will have a positive influence on this aspect. This trip may be over a great distance.
This charm was worn by the ancients toprotect the wearer against disease and snake bites. The Jews used it as an amulet for epilepsy and erysipelas. It is still used in Ireland as a talisman against stickness. The Tau is one of the most ancient crosses and the forerunner of the Latin Cross. Moses used the Tau Cross with the brazen serpent attached, to save the Childrenof Israel in the wilderness from the attacks of the fiery serpents. The Cross has always been the symbol of life eternal. It was this mark, the Tau Cross, that was placed upon the foreheads of those exempted from Divine wrath in Jerusalem. :
Your Daily MahJong Tile for May 17th is Wan 4, Symbol: Lute
Your Daily Tile
May 17, 2015
The Lute tile indicates a need for relaxation—a break from the stress of your everyday life. For people nearing the end of their career it may suggest that the time for them to retire has come.
Your Animal Spirit for May 17th is The Heron
Your Animal Spirit for Today
May 17, 2015
Is your life in a state of balance? If not, long-legged Heron has flown in today to help you. Because Heron is a water bird, he is most often associated with emotions. He stands motionless, almost in a trance, his body mirrored in the water below. Take a few moments today to be like Heron—be quiet, go within, and discover the answer to your questions.
Your Ancient Symbol Card for May 17th is The Priestess
Your Ancient Symbol Card for Today
The Priestess is the Gatekeeper of the subconscious, the unknown. She travels in worlds which most of us only glimpse in our dreams. Her realm is that of unseen truths, untapped potentials, and hidden dangers. Purely Yin in nature, The Calling of The Priestess is to go beyond the obvious and visible to tap those powers which are veiled from normal vision. While she is passive by nature, she has the power to uncover unknown potential and is very aware of the infinite potential all humans harbor within them. She is also very patient. She can wait for events to blossom in their own time.
As a daily card, The Priestess suggest the answers you seek can only be found by looking beyond the obvious. This is a span in which you may do better by applying the power of your subconscious to your everyday actions. Your intuition should be very strong. Be patient, allow events to unfold and you will find propitious moments of opportunity.
Your Daily Influences Using the Minichiate Tarot Deck
The Daily Influences
This is a three card reading intended to show what forces will influence your day. The three cards selected represent the traditional Tarot, Astrological, and Elemental influences.
This is the card of hope, perception and revelation. Great love is possible and good health will be enjoyed.
Sagittarius upright denotes strength and energy tempered by wordly wisdom and civility.
Air denotes freedom and the ability to transcent the mundane. You may be, or may soon experience a spiritual or secular liberation.
Your Daily Witches Rune for May 17th is Romance
Today’s Witches Rune
Meaning: The Romance rune is also a symbol of connection, just like the Rings rune. But differently from the latter, the former implies a deeper sort of connection. While in the Rings we have two (or more) people joining to reach a similar goal, here we have two people joining for reasons they can’t quite explain.
Hence this rune is related to love, passion, emotional bonds, sexual chemistry and sudden attraction. Any strong bond can be symbolized by this rune, including the unconditional parental love or a very strong friendship. And it’s not limited to the emotions that sparkle between individuals – the love can be also directed to an object, a subject or even a work.
It’s important to not limit this rune to the emotional field. It can be quite physical, representing sexual relations, arousal and irresistible magnetism. This rune is powerful, and often gives an extra impulse to any rune that is close it. Charismatic and seductive people are represented by the Romance rune as well.
Outside from the field of romance and sex, this rune is concerned with any act of creation. If you have any ongoing projects, you can be sure an extra impulse will come and spur you on. The Romance rune can also represent the reconciliation of opposite forces or tendencies, and the resolution of conflicts. Obsessive thoughts, stubbornness in pursuing a person or a goal and lack of objectivity are the downfalls of this rune.
Your Crowley Thoth Tarot Card for May 17th is The Hierophant
Your Crowley Thoth Tarot Card for Today
The Hierophant represents the protector of a culture’s heritage and traditions. His purpose is to defend and teach the established ways and beliefs a group embraces. He is inherently conventional and a true believer in the power of the group. He loves the structure of the group and its values. It is the task of The Hierophant to bring new members into the group—to prepare the uninitiated to take their rightful place in his culture. In this sense he is very much like a teacher or a priest. He also acts as the repository of his group’s history. The Hierophant is certainly not one to buck proper authority. However, he is staunch and worthy defender of the tried and true. He represents the positive aspects of tradition and conformity.
Your Rune for May 17th is Mannaz
Now is the time for you to explore your inner self and those of others. Your intelligence and creativity are very well honed at the moment. Cooperation from and with others should be very easy to attain.
Additional information about Today’s Rune, Mannaz
mannaz : man, humankind
Phonetic equivalent: m
DIVINATORY MEANINGS: significator, self, family, community, relationships, social concerns
MAGICAL USES: to represent a specific person or group of people; to establish social relationships
ASSOCIATED MYTHS & DEITIES: Ask and Embla, Midgard
ANALYSIS: In its broadest sense, mannaz represents all of humanity, and therefore the entire realm of Midgard. In more practical terms, it is those with whom we have personal connections, from our immediate circle of family and friends to the wider community around us, reminding us of our nature as social animals. It also represents our connection with the Gods (Ymir), and with nature (the two trees). It takes the raw energy of ehwaz and controls it through our social conscience, reminding us of those we affect with our deeds both magical and mundane.
The rune itself resembles gyfu with its joining of masculine and feminine elements, but is much more complete. It is the entire web of human relationships, with the self at the centre, which mirrors the web of fate explored through raiðo. But while that web joined was more or less fixed, this one is mutable and alive. Past and present, male and female, self and other – all opposites are joined here and made whole. Mannaz is our home, and speaks for all those whose lives we touch when we use the gifts we have been given through the runes.
The Runic Journey (PDF)
By Jennifer Smith
Your Daily I Ching Hexagram for May 17th is 10:Treading
Today’s I Ching Hexagram
May 17th, 2015
Test your plans before fully implementing them.
Line One of Your Hexagram is a 9:
Rely on a prudent approach at this time.
Line Two of Your Hexagram is a 9:
Remain focused. Digressions may harm you.
Line Three of Your Hexagram is a 6:
Edit unsound plans. Be wary of taking more on than you can handle. Delusions of grandeur will harm you.
Line Four of Your Hexagram is a 9:
When ready, move forward with caution. Only the fittest will survive. You should be successful.
Line Five of Your Hexagram is a 9:
Being unprepared invites disaster.
Line Six of Your Hexagram is a 9:
Scrutinize your work with great care. Giving it your best will insure success.
Your Lucky Tarot Cards For May 17th
Your Lucky Tarot Cards For Today
This drawing represent elements that favor you.
The Emperor is gifted with the skills to successfully lead others. He can turn chaos into order, provide structure to that which is unbound. He is quick of mind and confident in his power and right to rule, and does so in a just manner. Although stern by nature, he truly is the ultimate father figure. He will provide as needed, teach those with unanswered questions, protect the vulnerable, set and maintain boundaries. His perfect world runs on schedule and is free of any disturbances. What the Emperor must be wary of is setting boundaries and rules where none are needed. If he isn’t he may well become a tyrant.
When The Hierophant or Justice are among your personal cards, the influence of The Emperor may be increased. Having The Empress in your personal cards may diminish the influence of The Emperor.
This card represents the dreamer in you, the idealist, the mystic. The Fool desires to do great things, but is often unaware of just how difficult great things are to do. He must always be very careful of the choices he makes, and remember knowledge is his ally. The Fool often symbolizes a new beginning, unrestrained optimism, and curiosity that hasn’t been dulled by time. While The Fool may well indicate a lack of experience or grasp of the pitfalls along the path he is taking, it is equally true that his lack of experience leads him to believe all things are possible, which brings even impossible goals within his grasp.
When The Hanged Man or The Star are among your personal cards, the influence of The Fool may be increased. Having The Devil in your personal cards may diminish the influence of The Fool.
Your Personal Daily Tarot Car for May 17th is The Hierophant
Your Personal Daily Tarot Card
The Hierophant represents the protector of a culture’s heritage and traditions. His purpose is to defend and teach the established ways and beliefs a group embraces. He is inherently conventional and a true believer in the power of the group. He loves the structure of the group and its values. It is the task of The Hierophant to bring new members into the group—to prepare the uninitiated to take their rightful place in his culture. In this sense he is very much like a teacher or a priest. He also acts as the repository of his group’s history. The Hierophant is certainly not one to buck proper authority. However, he is a staunch and worthy defender of the tried and true. He represents the positive aspects of tradition and conformity.
Get A Jump On Tomorrow, Your Horoscopes for Monday, May 18th
Your Horoscopes for Monday, May 18th
by Rick Levine
Getting back to basics is required by the pragmatic Taurus New Moon at 12:13 am EDT, but keeping things simple now is no easy task. The Moon jumps into flighty Gemini at 5:27 am, tempting us to change direction mid-stream. But her opposition to authoritative Saturn a few hours later halts us in our tracks. This stop-start-stop rhythm is accentuated when trickster Mercury turns communication inside-out during its retrograde cycle that ends June 11.
(Mar 21 – Apr 19)
Building your nest egg is at the top of your list as the solid Taurus New Moon highlights your 2nd House of Resources. The cosmic emphasis is on your personal finances for the month ahead, so take stock of your assets and put your accounts in order. However, the judgments you make about yourself impact your earning power more than you think. You can add value to your life by considering what you have to offer to others and how they perceive you. But a one-time fix isn’t the answer today; revisit your progress regularly in the days ahead to generate the prosperity you seek.
(Apr 20 – May 20)
You have a special opportunity to see yourself clearly today as the New Moon falls in your sensible sign. You have a rare chance to reevaluate how you process your emotions which can change your life for the better. But unless you act on your newly found self-awareness right away, you might slip back into old patterns. Maintaining strong protective defenses may no longer be appropriate. Your life will grow richer and more rewarding as you consciously share your vulnerabilities with those you can trust. Your heart is like other muscles; it gets stronger when you use it.
(May 21 – Jun 20)
It’s time to uncover any thoughts you have secreted away in your subconscious mind, for some of these hidden stories can now be told. The Taurus New Moon falls in your 12th House of Privacy, yet moving emotions out of denial and into a shared reality deepens the intimacy in your relationships. Mercury’s retrograde turn might tempt you to sidestep the intensity by intellectualizing your feelings; instead, seize the moment and open your heart to those you love.
(Jun 21 – Jul 22)
Surrounding yourself with allies seems like a natural thing to do while the Taurus New Moon activates your 11th House of Community. Spending time with a group of like-minded people happily sets the social stage for the next few weeks. However, you still might doubt your decisions today, but don’t let that stop you from following through with your initial intentions. Trust your original instincts now, push through any fears and keep moving your energy outward. The world is a better place with you in it.
(Jul 23 – Aug 22)
Although it’s your time to shine in the public eye, you may want to hide from the attention once you get it. Today’s Taurus New Moon occurs in your 10th House of Career, casting a spotlight on your professional life for weeks to come. But you might be afraid that you won’t be able to live up to everyone’s expectations once they see who you really are. A healthy amount of humility works as an asset, but your uncharacteristic self-doubt only gets in your way. Fortunately, you will stand up to the scrutiny as long as you are honest and open in you interactions with others.
(Aug 23 – Sep 22)
You are pulled in opposite directions as you attempt to be practical and philosophical at the same time. The earthy Taurus New Moon encourages you to be dependable, yet its influence on your 9th House of Big Ideas destabilizes your plans. Meanwhile, mischievous Mercury’s retrograde turn makes it tougher to resolve the opposing forces. It takes practice to keep your feet on the ground while aspiring toward the heavens. Fortunately, you can soar to new heights as long as you give yourself extra time to honor both approaches.
If You Were Born Today, May 17
If You Were Born Today, May 17
You are inspiring, excellent at promotion and sales, and strong-minded. Music may be a talent, or at least extremely important in your life. When confident, you are radiant, helpful, and a joy to be around. When insecure, however, you might have a tendency to bring others down with you! Stubborn yet attuned to progress, there is a well-defined spiritual bent to your personality. Famous people born today: Erik Satie, Dennis Hopper, Sugar Ray Leonard, Trent Reznor, Enya, Nikki Reed, Bill Paxton, Tahj Mowry.
Courtesy of Cafe Astrology
Your Daily Horoscopes for Sunday, May 17th
Your Daily Horoscopes for Sunday, May 17th
You are more likely to be the one who takes charge in the coming days amid a flurry of activity and strong emotions, Aries, as you seem to be the grounded one right now. With a New Moon occurring in your second house tonight (or technically, fifteen minutes into tomorrow), you receive wonderful energy for improving your finances and tending to your personal possessions over the coming days and weeks. The impulse to buy something can be sudden and should probably be tamed just for now, until you get a plan in place. Ideas, and especially money-making ones, come to you with force and passion. Receive and enjoy these ideas, and then sort them out patiently as you go along. This can be the start of something very special! Avoid all-new endeavors today, before the New Moon, as it’s better to finish or end things with the waning Moon.
With a New Moon occurring in your sign tonight (technically, fifteen minutes into tomorrow), it’s the time for personal new beginnings, Taurus. What you’d like to change, improve, or initiate is in your hands. You’re suddenly more noticeable and “out there”, and it’s a good time to ride this energy well. It’s also a time for personal re-invention. You are always in charge of your destiny, but times like now, you feel it more. Confidence comes across well; excessive preoccupation with yourself doesn’t! People believe in you, and this only serves to motivate you further to present the best version of yourself. Today, it’s important to seek self-understanding. Do what you can to reflect and muse about what you want for yourself. Avoid new beginnings until after the New Moon. Concentrate on ridding yourself of attitudes that have been holding you back from personal success.
Just after the end of the day, a New Moon will occur in your soul sector, Gemini, launching a cycle in which you are more inclined to take charge of personal and private matters that need your attention, and to give more time to a person in need or an important cause. Buried or neglected issues can demand your attention over the coming days, but for many of you, you may need to take on a supportive role in which you sacrifice some of your personal plans and goals, at least temporarily, in order to take care or help out other people. You might take the lead on such a matter, or if you are the one who needs extra rest, then you’ll push for that. You may be serving, helping, supporting, and giving of yourself now, or it could be a time of retreat or withdrawal on some level as you work behind the scenes. If you’ve been neglecting your psychic, spiritual, and emotional needs, then this is a time that forces you to acknowledge and tend to them. Today, it’s better to concentrate on finishing things up rather than beginning anew.
Pay special attention to who you meet and ideas that come to you in the coming days, dear Cancer. The New Moon that occurs tonight energizes your sector of friendships, networking, community involvement, new ideas, technology, and aspirations. What’s happening around the time of this lunation helps pave the way for personal changes and new beginnings. There can be new friends or associations with groups and people who share some similar interests or a common goal, or new beginnings with existing connections. If existing friendships are in need of a new focus or a renewed bond, then the energy of this New Moon can help. A New Moon is about taking the lead and taking charge. Open yourself to the need for people in your life who offer you new perspectives, a change of pace, and some exciting variety to your daily life. Today, before the New Moon, think and process rather than push yourself ahead with all-new endeavors.
If it’s your desire to move up a notch in your professional life, Leo, the New Moon occurring shortly after the end of today can give you a boost. Even if you’re happy in your position as it stands, there are always some tweaks that can be made to improve your professional and public life, and these can be most successful in the coming days and weeks. New projects and goals, and possibly even a new area of focus on the job, may emerge. Enter these with healthy confidence, not over-confidence. Take the time to plan, and act rather than react. You have more impact on others than usual, so use this time in the spotlight well. Today, before the New Moon, it’s better to think about what needs to end or attitudes that should be left behind rather than beginning all-new endeavors.
Your spirit to explore, grow, and expand beyond the ordinary experiences in your life is powerful in the coming days, Virgo, with a New Moon about to occur in your adventure and learning sector. While this can certainly lead to a feeling of restlessness if left alone, you have a distinct opportunity to do something about it by beginning new activities or projects that feed your thirst for out of the ordinary experiences. This is a time of increased bravery and spontaneity, as well as a period for gaining new knowledge or fleshing out your knowledge of particular subjects. For today, it’s better to close up projects and tie up loose ends. If you can manage it, it would be even better to reflect on recent events, considering what attitudes or situations may need to be left behind in order to best move forward.
When a New Moon occurs, it’s a time for turning over a new leaf, Libra, and the one approaching now energizes your sector of intimacy and sharing. In the coming days, there can be a feeling of revitalization on a deep, inner level. This can be experienced in your relationship with yourself and/or in a partnership. Inhibitions can drop and there is more acceptance of the darker side of your personality. Alternatively, you might have had enough of a bad habit, addiction, or superstition, and you are suddenly motivated to end it. It’s a time for getting rid of burdens, or sharing their weight. You might decide to rid yourself of clutter or debt. You may be saying goodbye to a bad attitude or habit, or getting closer to someone who makes you feel better about yourself. The New Moon occurs 15 minutes into tomorrow, so today, think, process, feel, and reflect. Wait for new launches.
Tonight’s New Moon (technically occurring 15 minutes into tomorrow) brings a charge of energy for starting a new partnership or committing to a new way of enhancing a current relationship, Scorpio. Remember, however, that emotions are heightened today and tomorrow with the energy of the lunation, and inclinations are excessive. Acting impulsively today is not advised, but anything that is revealed in the heat of the moment should be given full attention in the next few days. New information could arrive now that affects your closest of relationships. Take in now, and take action when it feels right. Consider ways to improve, enhance, and enjoy current relationships. Listen to your heart if it’s saying you don’t want a partnership right now. For those of you looking for a committed relationship, keep yourself open to possibilities now. Today, we are symbolically in the dark, so hold off on new beginnings and concentrate on endings or letting go of things you no longer need.
You can be tempted and motivated to totally rework your daily routines now with a New Moon occurring at the very end of the day in your solar sixth house, Sagittarius. A new health program or fitness routine could be implemented in the coming days, or you could be doing a top to bottom reorganization of your workspace or home. Whatever gets you more organized and feeling in charge of your daily life is favored now. A new project, work task, or even line of work can be on the table now. Be sure to pace yourself – all of this doesn’t have to happen all at once. The coming week is very strong for getting yourself organized and on track, but you need to watch that you don’t burn out by attempting too much or by setting over-the-top goals for yourself. Take advantage of the added power you have now, but take it easy, too, particularly today before the New Moon when it’s time to let go and reflect rather than push ahead.
Just after the end of the day, you will be receiving a nice boost of new energy for romance, children, creativity, and entertainment, Capricorn. A New Moon occurs 15 minutes into tomorrow, beginning a period for taking charge of these areas of your life – for making improvements to your life that help restore balance. You are in need of quality leisure time and channels for expressing yourself creatively. Ideas for enjoying life’s more playful moments can come to you in a rush, or opportunities can suddenly appear, ready to grab. Even if your life seems crammed with things to do, you need to learn to make the most of the time you do have for enjoying yourself. However, it’s really important that you avoid going over budget in the process. Pace yourself, as balance and moderation are key, but do take advantage of the boost of confidence you receive in the coming days. Today, take the time to reflect and finish up projects that may interfere with your New Moon goals.
Fifteen minutes into tomorrow, a New Moon will occur that offers you a burst of take-charge energy for home and family matters, dear Aquarius. The coming days will be important for making improvements, honoring your personal commitments, and tackling projects or enjoying activities around the home and with family. Family can include people who are “like” family to you. Today is important for considering those things, including attitudes, that are no longer serving you well, and putting them behind you. You might consider putting projects to rest or aside if they can wait and if they will interfere with getting the important rest and regeneration you need in the coming days and possibly weeks. Reconnecting with your need for familiarity, comfort, and security is important now. Wait until after the New Moon to begin all-new projects.
With a New Moon occurring in your solar third house fifteen minutes after today ends, dear Pisces, new energy is with you for connecting, communicating, and learning. Ideas can fill your head, but so can too much information, so watch for overdoing things now. Some of your ideas will take and others may not, but don’t worry about the difference between the two just yet – there’s no rush. Plan to make warm and interesting new connections with people, be open to the idea that you need more intellectual stimulation in your life, and look for ways you can improve your approachability. However, watch for taking on so many things that you feel overwhelmed. The Moon is Balsamic all day today, suggesting that it’s a good time for reflection rather than taking action on new things. It’s an ideal time to bring something to completion or to end a bad habit, however.
A Promise Of A Renewal And A Revival Of Life And Love: May’s New Moon In Taurus
A Promise Of A Renewal And A Revival Of Life And Love: May’s New Moon In Taurus
Author: Lynda Hill
To read more of Lynda’s insight, please visit her site, Lynda Hill’s Sabian Symbols
Accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit. Hausa Proverb
There are very honest people who do not think that they have had a bargain unless they have cheated a merchant. Anatole France
Perhaps middle age is, or should be, a period of shedding shells: the shell of ambition, the shell of material accumulations and possessions, and the shell of the ego. Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Business has only two basic functions—marketing and innovation. Peter Drucker
Each man takes care that his neighbor shall not cheat him. But a day comes when he begins to care that he does not cheat his neighbor. Then all goes well —he has changed his market-cart into a chariot of the sun. Ralph Waldo Emerson
We get paid for bringing value to the market place. Jim Rohn
By virtue of exchange, one man’s prosperity is beneficial to all others. Frederic Bastiat
The new Moon each month marks a time of new beginnings and realisations. It’s like a birth after a time of gestation or being ‘in the womb’. Here, the light begins to return and we can see new beginnings and possibilities. A new Moon means that the Sun and the Moon are aligned – bringing a synergy of their energies together.
The new Moon is a perfect time to set your intentions for the future. This period is wonderful for planting seeds of whatever kind. What do you want to manifest in your future? Whether you write it down, sing, light candles and incense and perform rituals about it or just hold the thought forms in your mind, doing this at the new Moon can realise some fabulous results around the things that you want to draw into your life
Occurring on May 18, this Taurus new Moon is a promising one, with lots of possibility. There are some very interesting aspects unfolding – Venus, the ruler of Taurus, will be opposing Pluto and squaring Uranus, leading to some issues in relationships, or, some resolutions. It all depends, as always, on your individual situation. These two aspects don’t became exact until a few days after the new Moon, so we can ease into the energies and assess how and where we want to be. Some will feel an enormous shift in their values, desires and attitudes. Venus seems set to bring us some aha moments along the way.
We have Mercury stationary retrograde on a very intuitive and psychic degree and it is in a sextile aspect with Jupiter, so we are being urged to think expansively; to move beyond the usual confines and break out of old habits and old ways of being that no longer suit us. There is a yod – otherwise known as a ‘Finger Of God’ – from Mercury and Jupiter to Pluto, so we may be feeling a bit frustrated in the desire to make things happen NOW – but things are welling, and it works best if we set things in train with our hearts and minds and get into the real detail later. After all, Mercury is retrograde now – we have a chance to go back over issues from the past – to sweep our lives clean. That fresh beginning that we are looking for is more likely to bear real fruit at the next new Moon, which is in Gemini (and will be opposite the Galactic Centre = where the Law Of Attraction works wonders).
In the lead up to this new Moon, Mars and Saturn are in opposition to each other, which can bring up frustrations and anger, especially if we are not getting our own way, or, if plans that we had bring us up against brick walls. Still, this aspect can have us ‘getting real’ about what is and what isn’t possible now. The trick is to not over react, as Mars in Gemini on the Radical Magazine can be known to do.
Further, Jupiter is moving into a cosy trine with Uranus. This can bring strokes of good luck, breakthroughs in understanding, new objectives and a bigger, deeper, desire for more freedom. We may be feeling the need to break through old paradigms, and not only because of the Jupiter/Uranus trine – the whole lunation chart seems to be suggesting that.
This is most definitely a meaningful and amazing time. Just remember that what you set in motion now may have to wait until a month from now to really swing into action when the energy is at your back and the wind is in your sails. Now is a major time of preparation, especially on a mental or emotional level.
The new Moon is on Taurus 27: AN OLD INDIAN WOMAN SELLING BEADS AND TRINKETS – the following is my interpretation from my book The Sabian Oracle: 360 Degrees Of Wisdom
‘An Old Indian Woman’ is ‘Selling Beads and Trinkets’. She probably spends a great deal of her time selling these small products of her culture for very little reward or real monetary return. The modern, and somewhat foreign, world often shows little regard and doesn’t respect the crafts and skills that are probably well respected within her tribe. Despite this lack of appreciation, the ‘Old Indian Woman’ can still enjoy a deep understanding of her self worth and the dignity of her identity and tribal origins. However, she may be capable of much more: that she is reduced to ‘Selling Beads and Trinkets’ is a measure of the poor treatment this world gives to those who are less fortunate, older, or who have fewer resources for making a living.
Do not underestimate yourself or restrict yourself to what you think others believe you are capable of. Everybody has talents and abilities, including you. You may be placing limitations on your capabilities and it is it these very limitations that can truly reveal to you hidden talents and skills that are sometimes taken for granted. Having belief in what you’re doing will bring rewards at the end of the day. Sometimes it is necessary to do things that seem below your true station in life in order to survive, but true survival begins in your heart and your belief in yourself. Positive affirmations are useful at this time – have faith in yourself and the products of your culture. Don’t wait for passers-by to stop and pay attention to you or what you have to offer. Regardless of their actual monetary value, these ‘Beads and Trinkets’, whatever they may be, can be beautiful, worthwhile and useful souvenirs to both yourself and others
Keywords: Older, wiser elements of society making offerings to the younger, less integrated. Small, but worthy products. Adapting to changing conditions, particularly monetary or financial. Working hard for small returns and rewards. Battling against the odds. Selling the products of one’s culture. Artifacts. Jewelry. Handicrafts. Retailing. Supplying the populace with beautiful things. Markets and stalls. Patience. Bartering and bargaining.
The Caution: Looking down on those that seem less fortunate. Loss of culture and traditional duties. Menial jobs. Devaluing things or overvaluing junk. Feeling that you have nothing to offer. Waiting for others to validate your worth. Bickering over money. Feeling ‘cursed’ with one’s lot in life. Lack of the respect for the arts. Being stuck in the marketplace. Sweat shops.
Just moments after the new Moon, first the Moon and then the Sun move onto Taurus 28: A WOMAN IN MIDDLE LIFE STANDS IN RAPT SUDDEN REALIZATION OF FORGOTTEN CHARMS, IN UNEXPECTED RECOVERY OF ROMANCE
This is a wonderful Symbol of second chances of romance, love, passion and starting over in life. Even when it feels like all chances of wonderful things have passed by, something comes back into your life and it can be inspiring, delicious and revivifying. The ‘Woman’ has found herself in ‘Rapt Sudden Realization’ and her ‘Romantic’ longings and feelings have come flooding back. On the physical level, there can be a rush of hormones that back up these feelings.
This Symbol shows that a surprising ‘Realization’ can lead to sudden and overpowering joy.However, it’s best not to be swept off your feet and misguided by overreaction. Nor is it a good idea to just take whatever you can get, thinking nothing better will ever come along. Analyzing your options in a mature fashion, you’ll have a deep understanding of what is possible and you can choose to be involved for the right reasons.
Keywords: Finding a renewal of love, knowledge, and interest when it looked like all opportunities had passed. Second chances. Starting over. Menopause. Romance renewed. Awakening to life’s promises. Flowering of love, life and joy. Sudden realizations.
The Caution: Believing love and romance long gone. Denying emotional expression because of social expectation. Losing heart and feeling unloved. Having no time for romance due to responsibilities. Being skeptical of love, thinking it not possible or realistic. Resenting the aged finding love. Fickleness.
Mercury is stationary retrograde on Gemini 14: TWO PEOPLE, AT WIDELY DIFFERENT POINTS, ARE IN CONVERSATION WITH EACH OTHER BY MEANS OF TELEPATHY
Mercury, in Gemini (the sign which Mercury rules) is going retrograde on this rather fabulous, very Mercurial Geminian degree. It will be on this degree for several days. Mercury here can boost our intuition, clairvoyance and psychic abilities. This Symbol speaks of telepathy, but it also speaks of knowing, a quiet knowing, a connection between souls, hearts and minds, whether people are ‘At Widely Different Points’, or, in the same room together. This Symbol can operate regardless of distance that people are apart. Someone could be in the next room and we can pick up on each other’s thoughts or emotions. They can live in very separate worlds or have very different viewpoints on life. This embodies the idea that we are never really separate from those with whom we truly belong. Let your heart tell you that you are always in their company and there is no need to feel alone.
Keywords: Conquering space and time limitations. Psychic and mental communication. Sharing and thinking the same ideas. Knowing what is felt or thought by others. Feeling connected regardless of physical contact. Being on the same frequency. Mediumship. Telepathic communication. Conversation. Direct lines of communication. Mind reading.
The Caution: Blocking out sensitive awareness for the sake of social needs or expectations. Mind and thought control. Manipulating by subtle means. Losing contact. Not getting the message. Not seeing eye-to-eye. Barging into other people’s space.
Mercury symbolizes: Mind, thought, communication, memory, expression, intelligence. News, exchanges, chatting, conversations, short journeys, connections with others, telephones, emails, siblings, neighbors, the reasoning mind. Day-to-day activities. Cars, keys, small animals.
Venus is on Cancer 12: A CHINESE WOMAN NURSING A BABY WHOSE AURA REVEALS HIM TO BE THE REINCARNATION OF A GREAT TEACHER
This is one of my favourite degrees and when I see it, I know that something special is happening. The ‘Chinese Woman’ senses something ‘Great’ in the ‘Baby’ she is ‘Nursing’. The fact that she is ‘Chinese’ is significant, as the ‘Chinese’ have had a long tradition of seeking the spiritual layers of life. The ‘Woman’ is sensing and seeing something in the young person that other nannies may not. She’s aware that he holds great talent and gifts for the future – his ‘Aura Reveals Him to be the Reincarnation of a Great Teacher’. Being able to see reverence in young people that appear to be “old” or “evolved” souls is an expression of a strong intuitive sensitivity. The ‘Woman’ sees that this child, this ‘Baby’, has a unique and special talent that can be of benefit to the world in some way. The ‘Child’ needs to be nurtured, nourished and cared for so he can reach his full potential.
This Symbol shows someone who is possessed of more greatness than might at first be apparent. Like the woman nursing this child, being able to recognize brilliance, truth and beauty in others, or in your own self, can bring many rewards. There is often the sense that someone is an ‘old soul’, even though they’re young in years or experience, ahead of their time or have talents beyond the norm. Dane Rudhyar said of this degree that it is ‘The promise to all men that God may take birth within their souls.’ Good nourishment and care will nourish this great potential
Keywords: Nurturing innocence and its rewards. Reincarnation and past lives. Charisma and presence. Channeling entities. Tibetan mysteries. Monks and the Dalai Lama. Ancient knowledge. Child prodigies. Seeing greatness ahead of its time. Indigo children. Discovering latent talent. Visions. Holistic perceptions. Potential. Nurses. Nannies. Finding “the one”. Auras. Special people.
The Caution: Not seeing the beauty of youngsters. Being overcome with complexity. Demanding to be recognized. Missing inherent greatness. Under or over estimating the potential of youth. Pushy and demanding. Precocious of spoilt behaviour.
Venus symbolizes: Relatedness, cooperation, what attracts you. The experience of sweetness, beauty or delight. Social interactions, love, friends, how you reach out to people. Feminine persona, relationship with mother and females. Money, possessions, sense of values.
Mars is on Gemini 5: A RADICAL MAGAZINE OR PUBLICATION, ASKING FOR ACTION, DISPLAYS A SENSATIONAL FRONT PAGE – what messages are, or need to be, broadcast? Mars on this degree, especially as it’s in Gemini, can have us, and others, having a lot to say. Be careful of sudden impulses to lash out at others, especially those that don’t agree with your ideas, thoughts or actions. Road rage incidents can come from this energy… count to ten, if you can remember to, before responding. Having said that, we need to let loose now and then and Mars can bring up situations that allow us that freedom. Mars here can bring up the need to have a good rant 🙂
Sometimes, in order to be taken seriously or be noticed, people need to do or say something rousing, radical or out of the ordinary especially when there is a need, or a desire, to change things. There are probably some strong feelings that ‘Action’ needs to be taken – bear in mind, however, that the status quo can be very hard to awaken, change or shift. As this is a ‘Radical Magazine’ it can lead to moves that are disruptive or even threatening to stability or security in some measure. Further, the ‘Action’ that is being called for can lead to less than desirable outcomes. Events that unfold can be highly charged emotionally.
This speaks of calling for or being motivated for change. Revolution and revolutionaries come in all shapes and sizes; some instigate major changes in society, others are more into bucking the system and creating mini reforms in their own back yards. You may not be absolutely sure which direction to take, listen for messages. Look within for the change in direction you need. Dramatizing one’s situation can lead to overreaction, but doing nothing can lead to inertia and things staying exactly the same. Listening may be important.
Keywords: Speaking one’s mind. Messages and news that awakes or shocks. The need for reform. Challenging outlooks. Breaking out of constraints. The media. Issues of propaganda. Headlines that promise more than they deliver. Revolutions. Social or emotional causes. Conspiracy theories. Printing presses. Publishing. Publicity. Gaining attention. Speaking one’s truth without fear of consequences.
The Caution: Being argumentative. Arousing others for selfish reasons. Distortions of the truth. Misinformation and disinformation. Getting the whole picture wrong. Exploitation of situations. Overstating messages. Biased information. Old and outworn news.
Mars symbolizes: Drive, determination or agenda, how you get to your goals. How you express and handle anger, ambition, assertion of self and ability to step forward. The male principle, sexuality, the ability to step up to the plate when one needs to. Fight or flight.
Jupiter is on Leo 15: A STREET PAGEANT MOVING ALONG A STREET PACKED WITH PEOPLE
People really enjoy a ‘Street Pageant’ or a carnival, they get together to celebrate their community, even if they aren’t directly involved in what’s being celebrated. The ‘Street Pageant’ can inspire fun, joy and even a sense of pride as people come out to watch and enjoy. Some achievement may have created a desire for a big celebration, or, perhaps it’s a regular seasonal street festival – it can even be social media such as Facebook. A sense of fun and give and take and feeling at one with people in a crowded street can bring new friendships, the chance to look at what’s on display, to buy food and goods and an opportunity to rub shoulders with others in a relaxed and friendly situation. People support each other and share in the festivities if they feel invited and included.
Keywords: Demonstrations of joy. Spectacular shows of solidarity. Ticker-tape parades. Community celebrations of victory or faith. Food and drink stalls. Mardi gras and gay pride parades. Being a participant or an observer. Having a following. Gaiety and spectacle. Performers, musicians, magicians. Street stalls. Traffic management. The mob. Lots of people. Cul-de-sacs. Carnivals.
The Caution: Egocentric displays. Blowing one’s trumpet. Closing off some areas of life, overplaying others. Problems with neighbors or people. Displays with little warmth or genuine communal feelings. Feeling like sardines in a can. Noisy neighborhoods. Loud music that annoys. Disruptive behavior. Hooligans and louts. Looting. Lack of privacy and quiet. Garbage on the street. Barriers between people.
Jupiter symbolizes: The big picture, expansion, exploration, aspirations, religious and philosophical ideals, issues to do with traveling, foreign lands, people and traditions, culture, education, generosity, luck, abundance, support, optimism. Insight through knowledge and wisdom.
Saturn is on Sagittarius 3: TWO MEN PLAYING CHESS
‘Two Men Playing Chess’ is an image of people concentrating and planning moves in order to defeat their opponent in a game. They have to be quiet, focused and attuned to what it is they’re doing if they want to succeed. The theme of ‘Chess’ is to knock the opponent out, to literally kill the king, and to take his position and his territory. There can be a certain degree of tension in the air as each tries to “checkmate” the other. First, one may appear to be “winning”, and then the other may make a sudden, sometimes completely unexpected or unforeseen move, get the upper hand and take the whole game. Alternatively, it could be an all-out slaughter if one person is more practiced or efficient at the game than the other.
This Symbol shows the ability, or the necessity, to indulge in strategic games, arguments or competitions. There can be a strong sense of knowing how to maneuver situations in order to come out on top, with an eye to possible outcomes. There’s a need to be thoughtful and cautious, taking into account the wider picture. Impulsive acts with no forward planning can be risky. It probably pays to not show your weak side, but do everything with the possible objective of winning (whatever that might mean to you). However, especially with Saturn here, it can be difficult to relax in competitive environments; one often feels that they can’t let their guard down because they might be taken advantage of. Take one step at a time and move with purpose and forethought.
Saturn here can also show how we tend to go over and over things – the “if I do this, they will do this, then if I do this, they will do this” syndrome. Worrying about things can lead to further difficulties.
Keywords: Strategic competition. Seeing the picture several moves ahead. Arguments that can go on and on. Finding justification for being combative. Throwing down the gauntlet to the other. Taking lives. The need for peacekeeping. War strategies. Matching wits. Facing each other head on. Being royalty or being a mere pawn. Tactical maneuvers. Lawsuits. Custody. Having the bigger stick. Divorce. Disputes. Wit against wit.
The Caution: Depending on pure luck. Underestimating the opponent’s skill or strategy. Arguments and arguing for the sake of it. Bickering and trying to get the better of the other. Always taking an opposing side, no matter what is really happening.
Saturn symbolizes: Authority, rules, discipline and obligation The heavy stuff. What we fear, loss, karma, aging, the establishment, orthodoxy, tradition, status, the concept of time, walls, boundaries, limits, older people, restrictions, patience, conquering difficulties.
Uranus is on Aries 19: A MAGIC CARPET HOVERS OVER THE DEPRESSING REALITY OF EVERYDAY LIFE IN AN INDUSTRIAL AREA
‘A Magic Carpet’ is a wonderfully rich image of fantasy and escape. That it ‘Hovers Over the Depressing Reality of Everyday Life in an Industrial Area’ shows the contrast between life based on material production and consumption, with its resulting pollution, and the need for escape to the magic and beauty of life. The ‘Magic Carpet Hovers’—it observes ugliness, noise and hustle and bustle, without being touched by it.
This Symbol shows that you can use your imagination to lift your level of understanding into other, perhaps higher, realms. By elevating ourselves above the everyday world we can transcend worry and strife. There is a clear message here that you can lift yourself above negative situations and by doing so, you can attain a calmer, more creative and spiritual life. With expanded awareness you can have an elevated perspective that reveals greater truths. However, be a little careful not to lose your self in the longing for escape or the exotic. You probably have to come back down to the earthly plane every now and then. Uranus here can lead to wanting to escape realities, especially with Neptune on Pisces 10: The Aviator In The Clouds.
Keywords: Practicing meditation. Finding a vehicle for transcendence. Elevated views and perspectives. Rising above problems. Astral travel. Meditation or levitation. Lateral thinking —’Magic Carpets’ travel sideways. Rugs, carpets, the Middle East. Fantasy and fiction. Transcending worries. Escaping the depressing realities of the everyday world.
The Caution: Self defeating detachment. Not being able to cope with the real world. Losing one’s self completely in flights of fancy. The longing for escape. The lure of the exotic. Using drugs or alcohol in order to escape drudgery or difficulties. Smog. Filthy air. Feeling stuck. Pollution and muck. Industrial landscapes. Losing touch with the body and physical realities.
Uranus symbolizes: The unexpected, things that are individual or ‘different’. Charged, energetic dynamics, electricity, light, lightning bolts, sudden changes, those who live on the fringe of society. Sudden turns and twists of fate. Rebellion, surprises, liberation, freedom.
Neptune is on Pisces 10: AN AVIATOR IN THE CLOUDS – this so backs up the energies of Uranus on The Magic Carpet degree. We can rise above things, but, sometimes, we find that we are just avoiding or evading realities.
‘An Aviator in the Clouds’ is an image of a pilot in his plane flying at such a high altitude that he is amongst the ‘Clouds’. It must be exhilarating to be up so high and observing this wonderful other realm. However, flying high can lead to feelings of being cut off and separate from reality and the real world and it is only a matter of time before the ‘Aviator’ must come down out of the ‘Clouds’ as the constraints of his more earth-bound existence eventually kick in.
This shows being able to stay on course, not allowing distractions or difficult or confusing issues to deter you from your destination. Perhaps you need to rise above and transcend the more nitty-gritty realities of earthly existence and its difficulties, just be aware that you may not be seeing the complete picture very clearly sometimes. If you take special notice, you may be able to see through illusions, seeing past the surface appearances to things that others miss. You may be able to rely on your spiritual, creative or intellectual skills to take you above and beyond those things that others have to deal with. However, you may also be evading the real truth.
Keywords: Elevated views. Always seeing the best in people and things. Peace and tranquility. The longing for transcendence. Not seeing limitations. Being in a refined “head space”. Mastery. Flight, planes, pilots. Avoidance of time constraints. Pollyanna attitudes. Free flights of fantasy and escapism. The need for accurate navigation. Being in charge of the controls. Seeking higher truths. Maps. Compasses. Global satellite positioning. Clouds. Mist and fog. Hang-gliding.
The Caution: Sailing through difficulties or missing what’s really going on. Escapist use of alcohol and drugs, etc. Lack of grounded energy or reality. Being unearthed. Escaping responsibilities. Isolating oneself. Completely missing the point. Feeling high and mighty and above everyone else, particularly with intellectual skills. Wrong turns. Missing the signs. Feeling like you’re living in a fog. Disconnecting from others, leading to isolation. Losing the plot. Taking huge risks. One’s head being separate from the body.
Neptune symbolizes: Mystical, “out there,” spirituality and con artists. Dreams, mysteries, mystics and religious issues. Intuition, clairvoyance, seeing into the invisible. Addictive, chaotic, charming, deceptive, illusory, co dependent, sensory awareness.
Pluto is on Capricorn 16: SCHOOL GROUNDS FILLED WITH BOYS AND GIRLS IN GYMNASIUM SUITS
‘School Grounds Filled With Boys and Girls in Gymnasium Suits’ brings to mind images of youthful people, doing their exercises, playing with and enjoying each other on a physical level. The ‘Boys and Girls’ learn how to interact with each other in the ‘School Grounds’. There is the sense that they are having fun, regardless of their individual level of fitness. Some will be very good at sports and be the stars in the ‘Gym’ whilst others are there because they want to join in the fun or because they are instructed to be there and have no choice. Many of their relationship lessons are first learnt here.
This degree shows being vibrant and alive and in the physical body with enthusiasm and excitement about life and the future. The “Gymnasium Suits” shows the need to get active and to stay active, to have time in your life to drop into the physical body and enjoy it. If you’ve been neglecting your physical well-being, it is good to reestablish that affinity with your vitality. Spontaneous enthusiasm and the joy of being ‘alive’ can regenerate and revive and bring about carefree contact with like minded people. The trick is to bring some form of physical discipline into your life while enjoying it and not feeling forced to do what you don’t want to do.
Keywords: Developing muscular coordination. Sexual energy, attraction or satisfaction. Playing, marching, competition, rivalry. Singing songs of unity. New anthems for the young. The search for identity. Being able to accomplish things on the physical level. Physical fitness. Uniforms and uniformity. Gymnasiums. Exercise equipment. Conscription. Being one of many. Learning how to get along with the opposite sex. Bodybuilding. Level playing fields.
The Caution: Physical showing off for sexual attention. Relationships based on purely physical or sexual attraction. Having to do things that one isn’t capable of physically doing. Not joining in.
Pluto symbolizes: Unconscious motivations, depth psychology, history. Sex, procreation at a deep level, intensity, profound emotions, taking hold of one’s power. Being king or queen of one’s underworld. Strength, survival mode instincts. Big money. Big power. The Plutocracy.
Chiron is on Pisces 21: A LITTLE WHITE LAMB, A CHILD AND A CHINESE SERVANT
‘A Little White Lamb, a Child and a Chinese Servant’ is a Symbol that shows the innocence and purity of both childhood and the animal realm. The ‘Child’ is symbolic of potential and curiosity and the need for care and supervision; and the ‘Chinese Servant’ shows the freedom for self-development apart from family influence or dominance. The ‘Little White Lamb’ is of no threat to the ‘Child’ even if things get out of control. The ‘Chinese Servant’ shows that the safety concerns of the ‘Child’ and, indeed, also of the ‘Lamb’, will be watched over and monitored. Being a ‘Chinese Servant’, the care will probably be more lenient than if a parent were involved. There is likely to be more consideration of the value of life experience and lessons rather than domination and discipline. The ‘Child’ pictured may need the guidance, help and nurturance of the ‘Chinese Servant’ because of special needs or because the parents are too busy with their own lives to provide childcare.
This shows being able to provide care, safety and comfort to those who need it. The “Child” has a “Servant”; he is well looked after. He also has a “Little White Lamb”, an animal companion, one he can be with, hug and enjoy. In our early years it was the sense of touch that was initially satisfied. If you felt cradled and comfortable, you could grow knowing that all was safe and well. You could find yourself in a place of privilege; cradled from those things that could hurt or challenge you, having someone to look after you. Conversely, you could be the one who’s always there for others, supporting and loving them regardless of who they are or where they’re from.
Keywords: Being protected by higher, more aware, energies. The privileges money and social status bring. Awareness of the different levels of situations. Differing perspectives. Helpers, servants. Care. Being watched over. Watchfulness. Pets and animals. The supervision of youngsters. Purity of vision. Caring for the child within.
The Caution: Social incompatibility. Purity merely by nature of wealth. Not having to grow up because of the social environment. Not taking responsibility for one’s self. Acting like a brat and getting away with it.
Chiron symbolizes: Our wounds and it is known as The Wounded Healer, it also shows The Stories That We Tell Ourselves, it is where we have to focus on healing, it can show things that are out of shape or misplaced or in need of repair.
The Moon’s North Node is on Libra 10: A CANOE IS APPROACHING SAFETY THROUGH DANGEROUS WATERS
This Symbol speaks of getting through difficult times in life and coming out the other side. It also infers being able to bring calm reassurance that a time of calm is approaching. The difficulties may have been arduous, but they’ve added to your experience to cope with any difficult times that are yet to come. The calm is a time to review what has past and how you’ve come through difficult straits. Realizing that you’re on safe ground brings a sense of relief, and it will give you time to catch your breath. You may be the kind to go white water rafting in order to stir up your life somewhat; if there’s nothing whipping up around you, you may go looking for it.
As this is the Moon’s north node, which can bring issues of ‘karma’ in our lives, it pays to concentrate on this image. Picture yourself having gone through the rapids and out the other side. Ah, the serenity 😉
Keywords: The calm after the storm. Navigating difficult straits and coming out okay. White water rafting. Skydiving and other risky activities. Rough waters vs. plain sailing. Recovery. Remission. Light at the end of the tunnel. Personal initiations. Trials of test and defeat. Being stoic. Retaining dignity and graciousness. Exercising care and restraint. Avoiding over exaggerated enthusiasm. Deliverance on many levels. Salvation. Staying on track.
The Caution: Neglecting to take a time to rest. Taking foolhardy risks, believing that all will be okay. Pre-empting situations without completing things in the present. Thinking that “lightning never strikes in the same place twice”. Shooting more rapids. Freezing up and not moving.
North Node symbolizes: This is known as quite a ‘karmic point’ (although all planets and points in a chart can be’karmic’). One’s destiny in this life. The things you are meant to integrate, move towards, become. Destined relationships and relationship issues can show up here.
The Moon’s South Node is on Aries 10: A TEACHER GIVES NEW SYMBOLIC FORMS TO TRADITIONAL IMAGES
This Symbol shows someone who can take a thing or a situation and transform and update it. The ‘Traditional Images’ can be ideas, objects, icons, beliefs; things we are familiar with. That a ‘Teacher Gives New Symbolic Forms’ shows the ability to restructure, reinterpret and present them more in tune with the times. It indicates a need for a fresh and revitalized perspective on things. This is what Marc Edmund Jones and Elsie Wheeler did with the Sabian Symbol “experiment”. I have this degree in my chart and my work has taken the Symbols a step further, giving them further depth and insight. What can you re-write now?
Keywords: New dimensions breaking old thought forms or behavior. Quantum science. Innovation and re-creation. Working with educational tools. Finding new inspiration. Being “ahead of one’s time”. New-age consciousness. Ideas out of the past for the future. Sticking one’s neck out. Rewriting the book.
The Caution: Rejecting old ideas because they are old instead of reforming them. Throwing things of worth out, without examining them. Having little respect for things that are really worthwhile or traditional. Sticking with the tried and true, no matter what. Thinking that no one will be interested in your ideas. Heresy. Dogma.
South Node symbolizes: Past karmic patterns to be overcome, can be habits that are good, but can describe things, relationships, issues that you need to let go of, or, hold you back from manifesting your true destiny. Relationships that feel karmic and difficult, memories from the past
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