Chart shown: New Moon 23Tau09, May 13, 2010, Capitol Building Washington DC @ 9:04:19 pm edt; chart-ruler Jupiter 26Pis17 in 4th house with Uranus 29Pis31, and midpoint Mercury/Neptune 00Ari43 = Aries Point (AP); Hour of Saturn; Venus out-of-bounds.
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Mercury/Neptune = Uranus: inventions and inspirations; a sudden new ideas; a misguided imagination; going 'far out'; a sudden lack of ideas; using Astrology for greater understanding; gaining inspiration by use of rational analysis along with psychic help.
On May 13, a new cycle of daily activity begins as Moon and Sun conjunct @ 23Tau09 in 6th house of Daily Activities, Health, Work, Military and Police Forces, and other Service; the chart shown here is set for the US Capitol Building since this may apply to all of Washington DC as the District acts as the representative of the United States of America.
New Moon = Mars/Neptune, a midpoint of confused motivations; deceptive or inspired actions; paralyzed activity; a lack of energy.
The combo of Mars/Neptune energies also indicates: the threat of war or force being used against the ideals of the people, country, or its rulers; using internal rebellion as a means of weakening a nation's military; military rule as a form of national glamour; scandals involving the Armed Forces; industrial espionage; fires in national hospitals; rioting over national health care; delusions about military strength; military spying or spies. (Munkasey, Midpoints: Unleashing the Power of the Planets.)
Thus two important midpoint pictures are formed with Moon ruling 8th house of Shared Resources, Big Money, Debt, Credit, Insurance, Transformations, etc; Sun ruling 9th house of Foreign Lands and Travel, Philosophy, Higher Education, Religion, and Foreign Enemies.
Mars, here at Venus' degree on 9/11/01 (which is also the degree of the Sun/Moon in the King of Alarm Eclipse chart of August 11, 1999), is posited in 9th house indicating males with strong opinions, possibly religious fervor, and a restless need for travel; this Mars position may signify a foreign enemy; plus, '18Leo+' triggers the still-sensitive 1999 Eclipse and stimulates issues from the attacks of 9/11 and the resulting security considerations (tr Ceres still near tr Pluto in Capricorn, in this New Moon chart the pair have just crossed 2nd cusp into 1st house.)
Mars/Neptune = Moon: crooks; a danger of infection; weak, sick, or moody women; sensitivity; feelings of inferiority; nervous weakness; feeling off-course; indecision; apprehension about struggles with deceptive or misleading activities; fluctuating anger toward visions.
Mars/Neptune = Sun: new plans are illuminated; situational changes; added effectiveness to the impact of a deception or an illusion; a noted, distinguished magician or mystic; weakened intensity of influential people; discontent; lack of willpower; the undermining of health; weak vitality or the dissolution of a body.
(All midpoint pics on this blog are from Ebertin, Tyl, and Munkasey; as always, some, none, or all may apply, especially when triggered by transits or progressions.)
So the above Mars/Neptune activities may be said to be masked or hidden by the lack of light of May 13's New Moon and certain activities may then surface or be revealed by the light of May 27's Full Moon!
Ascending in the New Moon horoscope, we see 4Sag35, therefore we look to chart-ruler Jupiter's applying aspects to glean how events may proceed as the darkened Moon gains in light until culmination at the Full Moon of May 27 (6Sag33 @ 7:07:15 pm edt Capitol Bldg; Sun conjunct Pan 6Sag37, a trickster element which may suggest a level of panic; Sun in a mundane chart = the leader; Moon = the populace.)
May 13's New Moon chart-ruler, Jupiter, makes three applying aspects:
1. opposition Saturn (1A47; almost exact - 10 years on, this is the fulfillment or culminating stage of May 28, 2000's Great Conj of Jupiter and Saturn @ '23Tau' which heralded the New Millennium's out-of-control greed and corruption; also, Jup = Rs, Sat = Ds);
2. sextile Sun and Moon (3A08); (Moon sextile Jupiter = the Ray of Hope aspect, says Alan Oken; Sun sextile Jupiter = our leader may travel afar, and approach his goals with a new enthusiasm));
3. conjunct Uranus (3A14) @ 00Ari18 on June 8, 2010; Uranus = AP indicates a time of historic breakthroughs in Science, Genetics, Explorations, Religion and Philosophy, Technology, Finances, Politics, Arts, Astrology, and more...these possibilities are expanded or increased by Jupiter's presence with Uranus @ AP.
As you see, there are many factors worth noting in the New Moon chart including the influence of the earthy, materialistic sign of Taurus and its underbelly traits of intolerance and greed. But since you, dear reader, know a bunch about Taurean traits already, I shall skip to the one planetary pattern configured here in the New Moon horoscope: the Mutable Fixed Square between the opposition of Jupiter and Saturn and an apex Venus 22Gem48 in 7th house of Partnership, Legal Affairs, and Open Enemies.
First, their midpoint picture, some of which is notated on the chart (with mdpt credit due to those mentioned above); I am leaving out the romantic implications for the sake of Political Astrology...
Jup/Sat = Venus: hypersensitivity about one's ego-position; a lack of endurance or tenaciousness; discontent; increased appreciation for the value of planning and organization; a touch of reserve; jealousy about recognition given to others.
When Venus (values; evaluations; relationships; attractions; smaller amounts of money; revenge) is the apex or focal planet in a Mutable T-Square, we find persons who may be social butterflies possessing strong drives toward sociability and/or social awareness.
Yet values may not be compatible with those attracted so relationships present challenging problems with emotional tensions, jealousies, and feelings of inequality. Apex Venus in T-SQ expects things to come easy with little or no effort since constant satisfaction is desired; complacency, laziness, and passivity are cautions.
In a Mutable T-SQ, apex Venus indicates one who is fickle and uncertain of personal values; 'space' to emotionally breathe within partnerships is deemed a necessity, and the ability to come and go as one pleases is a must due to the restlessness of the Mutable quality.
Yet if Venusian energies are well-managed in a Mutable T-SQ, diplomacy and fair play may result.
The Ideal is sought, and the stability of having staid Saturn within the T-SQ helps apex Venus stick around long enough to resolve conflicts caused by the blocking squares (90 degrs) from both Jupiter and Saturn...
Venus SQ Jupiter = indulgent and careless about responsibilities; outgoing when things are going well but obstinate and hard to deal with when they are not; in dealings with people compromise and adjustments are offered yet these may be empty gestures; resentful if forced to act; tends to be demanding; deceptive tactics may be resorted to in order to gain attention; skillful communications abilities are the greatest asset; feels suspicious of others' hostility, and anxious that they will try to take advantage; not overly generous due to a belief that generosity is 'not really appreciated'.
Venus SQ Saturn = difficulties in relating to others; meeting them halfway must be learned; feels left out of the mainstream's social situations; unwilling to accept responsibility; on the defensive and concerned that others will make too many demands; needs to chillax, indulge in less self pity, and cooperate with others; indicates difficult work environments especially in fields of banking, finance, real estate, insurance, law, trade and commerce, or design. (Rob Pelletier, Planets in Aspect.)
Note: Venus out-of-bounds increases the planet's traits noted above especially where feelings of insecurity, inequality, or inferiority are concerned. And you may wish to read of the New Moon's Sabian Symbol at Midheaven, the Goal Point of the New Moon chart.
Well, with the transiting midpoint of Saturn/Neptune and its 'losses-delusions-denials' vibe still hanging about upon our US natal ASC (Sibly, '13Sag'), we may wish to reconsider the midpoint picture thus formed...
Tr Saturn/Neptune = n ASC: noticing the pretenses or false intentions of others; confinement; a loner or one who feels 'out of the group'; oppressive family circumstances; a limitation of freedom; emotional suffering caused by others; illness.
So you may wish to add insights to this analysis and I hope you feel free to do so in a Comment for this post. Or if you have an alternate analysis of May 13, 2010's New Moon in Taurus, email it to: judecowell at gmail dot com and I will happily consider publishing it here on SO'W.
Until then, lay low this week during the Dark of the Moon when sneaky forces may be afoot and things may look quite different than they really are when cast beneath the shadows of the night.
Mutable T-Square info from Bil Tierney's excellent book, Dynamics of Aspect Analysis.