The first week of May sees jockeying for position, in two different ways.
A conglomeration of planets in Taurus peaks on the 8th and 9th when the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars are all in that sign. And during that time, both Mercury and Mars are rapidly teaming up in opposition to Saturn and trine Pluto, suggestive of incisive and direct communications regarding fiscal boundaries and global plans – one or two people or countries may be sharply bought into line.
By the new Moon on the 10th the stage is set, the coils tight ready for springing, everything is poised – and we go into a null zone for a day or five, followed by an astrological big bang on the 20th when Jupiter and Saturn are exactly three eighths of the sky apart, and Uranus is exactly square Pluto. If this doesn’t rock foundations then nothing will.
Saturn is no help now, retrograding in the Scorpionic dark, getting his priorities right by chipping away at the old financial structures from behind the scenes but staying out of the fray, just acting as the brake.
This month is real Uranus/Pluto stuff big time, fundamentals are changing and core foundations of the future are being negotiated, with no clear outcome as yet. And to complicate matters, the full Moon on the 25th is exactly square Neptune, whilst Jupiter continues to make hay going over the top in mid/late Gemini, so things will be as clear as mud.
Steve Judd is an astrologer with over 30 years experience. He has a Master of Arts Degree in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology and has an office in Walcot Street, in Bath, the only astrologer in the UK to have a drop-in practice. He works on character analysis, past explanation, present expansion and future exploration.