Astro Connections Blog May 2 2013
May is highlighted by a solar eclipse in Taurus and lunar eclipse in Sagittarius. Eclipses intensify new and full moons, making us aware of our true priorities, as well as signaling major beginnings and endings. The third of seven exact squares will form between Uranus and Pluto, reminding us that we are in the midst of transformative changes for ourselves and the world. Beginning in mid-April, the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars gradually entered a slower, mellower pace as they moved from Aries to Taurus. Along with Saturn in Scorpio, this fixed energy can bring more grounding and focus, as long as we can remain open to positive changes.
During the first week of May, we are in the last phase of the April Scorpio full moon and lunar eclipse, with a theme of healing and releasing old patterns. It is best to focus on resolution and completion until May 9. Decisions made between eclipses can have unexpected results, while matters begun surrounding an eclipse can assume greater importance. From May 5-7, Mercury and Mars in Taurus will form a harmonious trine to Pluto in Capricorn, which increases our focus and ability to take a deeper approach in our communications and actions. It is a good time to take positive actions leading to greater empowerment and commitment.
On May 9, the New Moon Solar Eclipse occurs at 19 Taurus 31. It is aligned with Mercury, Mars, South Node and Pallas in Scorpio. Taurus themes include personal resources/finances, along with needs, desires and values. Mercury and Mars combine intellect and action to enliven communications, while Pallas provides a holistic perspective. As this is a South Node eclipse, the focus is on releasing the old (patterns, beliefs, etc.) so an upgrade can occur that leads to new beginnings.