New Moon May 17, 2015 in Taurus: Quintile Kites and More

May 13, 2015 at 7:37 pm | Posted in 2015, 2015-Lunations, 5th Harmonic, Astrology, Higher Order Aspects, Lunations, Patterns | 7 Comments
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We present the New Moon chart for May 17, 2015.  On the eastern coast of the United States as well as in the UK, Europe and certain other parts of the world this NM occurs on May 18, 2015.

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We present the chart initially with the aspects to the Sun / Moon emphasized.  We note that this NM is exactly conjunct Algol, as happened with the moon at the Vernal Equinox of 2010.  That heralded a series of disasters, including the WVA Coal Mine Explosion and culminated in the disaster of the Deepwater Horizon.

As we have mentioned previously, when discussing the recent Philly train wreck, a Quintile Kite is in play for some time during May 2015.  That means we are in an extraordinarily rare period that facilitates innovations and creativity.  Since Mars and Saturn are critically involved (their opposition perfected May 15th), these innovations do not come easily (i.e. possibly through disasters such as train wrecks).  The position of Saturn near a certain fixed star emphasizes this.  Still, this is a GREAT window for “creatives” (painters, poets, etc.)  It also means we might make real progress in terms of safety practices.

2015-05-17 New Moon Quintile Kite

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Horary charts are intended to “answer” a “question.”  Playing New Moon Jeopardy for a moment (here is the answer, an horary chart), we ask, what is the question?

2015-05-17 New Moon Quintile Kite (Horary)

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We note Part of Catastrophe, Part of Fatality, Part of Treachery, and Part of Imprisonment in play.  Sun and Moon form a New Moon conjunct Algol.  Mercury and Pallas aspect Hamal.  What question do you think this NM is answering?  (Comments invited.  Hint: the NM conjunct Algol is critically important!)

Other patterns are in play.  Noteworthy is the persistent Thor’s Hammer currently potentiating accidents and potential for violence:

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This Thor’s Hammer (aka God’s Fist) is composed of Saturn (in opposition with Mars!) at the apex, Uranus on one leg, and Hygeia on the other leg.  This is a difficult window of time.  We might argue that the presence of Mars opposite Saturn at apex constitute (another) new pattern: a “Thor’s Hammer Kite!”  But, unlike a traditional kite, this is likely a rather unlucky pattern (unless composed of benevolent planets, and this one is not!)

We also find (yet another) Yod, telling us that an important decision is facing us:

2015-05-17 New Moon Yod Mercury Jupiter Pluto

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Retrograde Mercury is the FASTEST planet involved, so this is with us for a bit also.  And we will likely revisit the decision we made at this time shortly after Mercury goes direct.

More to come on this over the next few days.

Daily Read: 13th May 2015 – Heal Thyself!

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Saturn conjunct fixed star Dschubba

May 13, 2015 at 7:18 pm | Posted in Astrology | Comments Off on Saturn conjunct fixed star Dschubba

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At the moment, Saturn is conjunct fixed star Dschubba, located in the head of the constellation Scorpius, the Scorpion. The conjunction between Saturn and this fixed star will re-occur in October 2015. Thereafter we will have to wait until November 2044 for a repeat performance.


According to Ptolemy, Dschubba is of the nature of Mars and Saturn. It can cause sudden assaults, malevolence, immorality and shamelessness. This star delta (δ) Dschubba, along with beta (β) Acrab, and pi (π) Scorpius, formed the Arabic 17th manzil al- Iklil, the Crown of the Forehead of the Scorpion.

For more information about the 28 Mansions of the Moon, click the thumbnail, below:

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Saturn, the Greater Malefic, is a cold, dry diurnal planet. He mainly represents sobriety, setbacks and restrictions. In conjunction with the fixed star Dschubba, it is believed to indicate violence, destructive inclinations, cruelty and immorality.

Apart from these rather unpleasant sounding…

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New Moon will be Sunday, May 18th at 12:15 AM Eastern Time (EDT)

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Born Today 11 May

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13th May 2015 – Chiron conjunct Vesta

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The Cult of Sacred Wells: Introduction

May 13, 2015 at 1:27 pm | Posted in Astrology | Comments Off on The Cult of Sacred Wells: Introduction

Fairy faith in the Northwest

  “There is no superstition stronger in Ireland than a belief in the curative power of the sacred wells that are scattered over the country; fountains of health and healing which some saint had blessed, or by which some saint had dwelt in the far-off ancient times. But well-worship is even older than Christianity. It is part of the early ritual of humanity, brought from the Eastern lands by the first Aryan tribes who migrated westward, passing along from the Mediterranean to time Atlantic shores,” (Wilde, Holy Wells).

The great regard that the people of Ireland had for wells is so great that, at one time, they were referred to as The People of the Wells. Within Ireland and Wales, many sacred wells dotted the landscape, each coveted for their holy powers of magic, insight, and healing. From ancient times, to the spreading of Christianity into the British Isles, and even…

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Ruby Slipper Astrology: Juggling You/Them, Personal/Transpersonal

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Philadelphia Amtrak Wreck and Higher Order Aspects 2015-05-12

May 13, 2015 at 12:39 am | Posted in 2015, 5th Harmonic, Astrology, BadDays, Events, Higher Order Aspects, triseptile | 8 Comments
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We are using a reported time of the accident of “just after 9 PM” set to 9:02 EDT.  What stands out to us is the very nearly exact TriSeptile aspect of the Moon to its North Node: Philly Train Wreck 2015-05-12 TriSeptiles

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Other characteristics are in play as well.  Pluto in 2nd house tells us that this is an event that likely involves a large amount of “other peoples money.”  (Insurance; lawsuits)  Saturn rising and in the 12th suggests difficulties.  But, again, the Moon TriSeptile its North Node (Fate or Karma) is most noteworthy.  We also note precise TriSeptiles between Neptune on one side and Jupiter / Juno (which are essentially conjunct in Leo) on the other side. Also interesting are the 5th order harmonics, and we see two patterns composed of those that resemble the “T-Square” that occurs with 4th order harmonics (squares and oppositions): Philly Train Wreck 2015-05-12 5th order harmonics

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We think that, curiously, this event made lead to certain important innovations in transportation safety.  One of these triangular patterns is part of a larger Quintile Kite in play that we have discussed elsewhere: Philly Train Wreck 2015-05-12 Quintile Kite

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The Hard Rectangle discussed on the May 15th post, involving Mars Opposite Saturn, is already in play here, and we think a major contributor to this even.  (But, again, we think that the Lunar Triseptile was the precipitating aspect.)

Philly Train Wreck 2015-05-12 Hard Rectangle

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Note that this pattern includes (1) the rising Saturn / setting Mars and (2) the 2nd house Pluto / 8th house Hygeia.  As we have said before, we think this pattern is dangerous.

Trish’s Mini Biscuits

May 13, 2015 at 12:03 am | Posted in Astrology | Comments Off on Trish’s Mini Biscuits

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4-29-15 078 I didn’t initially mean to make biscuits this small, I just happened to grab the wrong sized ring and decided to go with it.  But now I absolutely love these tiny little biscuits!  They are perfect to serve with butter and fresh jam at breakfast or as an amazing soup topping.  Or, if you are looking for the mini version of some of your favorite dishes, how about mini breakfast slider sandwiches or mini biscuits and gravy.  I even joked to Amelia that this would be the next supermodel fad – 100 calorie mini sandwiches. 4-29-15 039Trish’s Mini Biscuits 3 cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons baking powder 10 tablespoons cold butter, cut into pieces 1 cup whole milk 1 beaten egg (for brushing on biscuit tops before baking) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Either working by hand or with the…

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