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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If you would like to see the immediately preceding Full Moon, click -> here  here <-.

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:

2015-05-17 New Moon Thors Hammer

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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.

Full Moon Summary for May 3/4 2015

May 4, 2015 at 3:20 am | Posted in 2015, 2015-Lunations, Astrology, Lunations | 4 Comments
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Here at Grand Trines we are always tinkering with the format.  A check of recent pageload activity tells us that many of you are viewing these pages on a mobile phone.  So, here is a quick summary of the Astrology of the May 3/4 Full Moon (FM) for 2015.

1.  If your birthday is May 2 to May 5 (or you have a close friend or relative with a birthday in that period), you will really feel this FM, and this will be a big year for you.

2.  If you are Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, or Aquarius, you will also feel this one.  Clean house and don’t lose your temper.  You can get things done, and an amazing opportunity may come to you in this window.

3.  If you are Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn, you may struggle with control issues (Pluto) and disruptions (Uranus).  Look for hidden lessons and maybe hidden opportunities.

4.  Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces (ESPECIALLY Pisces) faces an important decision at this point.  Sadge has to watch to NOT lose the temper but to focus energies.

Everybody is facing one or more of issues involving money, finances, taxes, inheritances, insurance, medications (particularly laxatives), physical fitness, and secrets.  Everybody needs to address issues at home at this time; cleaning house is a good idea.

Issues with the Police: it almost seems silly to point that out, but that IS a Scorpio Full Moon issue.

For the detailed analysis for all signs, click here.

May 3, 2015 Full Moon and more

May 1, 2015 at 1:37 pm | Posted in 2015, 2015-Lunations, Astrology, Lunations | 4 Comments
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We present the chart for the May 3, 2015 full moon (Scorpio / Taurus) noting a powerful T-Square with Jupiter in play: 2015-05-03 Full Moon

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This is one of the most complex FM’s to come along in some time.  It is also a potentially dangerous one.  Taurus can be heartless, and Scorpio is known to be cruel.  But, that’s just the tip of the iceberg here. In our review of patterns, we note the presence of two interlocking kites.  We believe that this is actually the identification of a new pattern, one we will call the Double Kite Key.  (More creative names for it may yet emerge.)  To be certain, it is a particularly powerful window of opportunity for some people: 2015-05-03 Full Moon (Double Kite Key)

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The key to this pattern is Vesta, though nearby Neptune has something to say in a Yod that is also in play.  Vesta is all about traditions and home, but we suspect she is acting more like her sister Pallas here, teaching us about preparation to seize an opportunity (and then seizing it). The Full Moon is PART of this pattern, integral to the opportunities here.  The issue of safety is paramount in this case, so make certain to keep your doors locked and do what is necessary to stay safe. Here is the Yod that has Neptune at the apex: 2015-05-03 Full Moon (Yod)

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The Yod represents a choice between work and play.  As is true with all yods, no matter which one you choose you will look back and wish you had taken the other path.  But, for now, the smartest path will be the one that involves a bit of hard work. A Thor’s Hammer (God’s Fist) is also in play.   Here it is:

2015-05-03 Full Moon (Thors Hammer)

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The Thor’s Hammer gives us energy and simultaneously reminds us to focus rather than explode. Polarization on issues is likely due to a Hele (which tends to form stable alliances) but treachery could be in play due to a Rosetta (which tends to form alliances that do not last).  You can find friends to help you accomplish your goals, but you must choose well.  A wrong choice could result in an unpleasant surprise. Here is the Hele:

2015-05-03 Full Moon (Hele)

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Here is the Rosetta:

2015-05-03 Full Moon (Rosetta)

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Huber Learning Triangles are also present, and they are so abundant here that interpretation is difficult.  We think, again, that new patterns can be identified (and named) here and are worthy of note: Here are the HLT 1’s:

2015-05-03 Full Moon (Huber Learning Triangle 1)

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Does a larger pattern connect these?  We think it might, but leave that interpretation open the the reader.  These two HLT’s are connected, we might mention, by the Yod mentioned earlier. Here are the HLT 2’s:

2015-05-03 Full Moon (Huber Learning Triangle 2)

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Here are the HLT 3’s: 2015-05-03 Full Moon (HLT 3 Key)

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We see three HLT 3’s here, and at least two of the three are interlocking (by the yod mentioned earlier) and could represent a larger pattern (a HLT 3 key?). We suspect anyone born on (or near) this FM may have rather remarkable problem solving abilities (including Royal Babies).  Don’t be surprised if this princess becomes a queen someday. Jupiter (in Leo) is highly influential here. We present the HLT 4’s:

2015-05-03 Full Moon (Huber Learning Triangle 4)

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All kites (including the ones mentioned earlier) include a grand trine.  Actually, two are present in this FM (one water and one air, if you count the North Node), and we present them here as our final chart in this post: 2015-05-03 Full Moon (Grand Trines)

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So, prepare for the opportunities, don’t lose your temper (and be alert for those who might), honor your traditions, and seize the opportunity when you see it.  And be prepared to learn, to learn much, from these turns of events.

Here are alternative interpretations:

We note that this is also Wesak.  See, also: Wikipedia entry for Wesak.

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