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Taurus New Moon Solar Eclipse May 9, 2013

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I doubt if there is a better time to start working on a long term project demanding endless patience than this New Moon Solar Eclipse at 19° 54′ Taurus on 9 May 2013 05:29 PM PDT. Pallas, the supreme organizer, tightly conjoins the luminaries as well as both Mercury and Mars in Taurus. That’s a lot of Taurus, baby! No one can work as hard or as long without losing focus on tough, repetitious tasks like the Bull.

The Taurus stellium goes its own way this time which works out fine for this most practical of signs because that makes for fewer distractions and distractions can interfere with getting the job done. Jupiter in Gemini will try to disrupt Taurus’ concentration with glib jokes and witty commentary via a semi-sextile. Chances are the bull will brush those off and get back to work because Mercury conjunct Mars in Taurus is close to impossible to sidetrack.

Earth signs are the best for giving wonderful, warm hugs. The healing power of touch is well established and the sextile from Chiron in Pisces to earthy Mars in Taurus highlights the importance of a loving embrace. Hug your loved ones, cuddle your children and enjoy the warmth. This extends to our four footed companions. Petting your dog or cat is wonderful for reducing stress.

Venus reluctantly leaves the comfort and security of Taurus for witty Gemini where she is much more fickle and unpredictable. Softening the transition this time is a waxing square to Neptune in Pisces, exact on 13 May. Blind trust when it comes to love and romance could seriously backfire, so be careful flirting with sexy strangers. We can still enjoy the lovely illusions as long as we keep one foot on the ground. All those other planets in Taurus will help with that.

A calming influence is a slowly waxing trine between Saturn in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces which will not be exact until summer. Reason conjoined with a compassionate perspective can go far towards finding positive solutions to our problems. Listening to our hearts as well as our heads is the key.

The big picture situation is beginning to heat up as the third exact Uranus-Pluto square tightens. Those who have personal planets and Angles at 11° in the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) are very likely already dealing with the effects of the life changing square. Frustrations are on the rise. There are those who feel controlled and oppressed whilst others believe more control is the only answer. Maybe it’s time to find some detachment rather than feeling forced to choose a side?

This is a rare and special celestial event in bountiful Taurus. Live in the moment and feel the power of the earth beneath your feet. Take time to enjoy the pleasures of good food, wonderful music, beautiful vistas and sweet, fragrant flowers. Embrace those you love with enthusiasm and joy. Namaste.

On a personal note: The Taurus stellium falls in my sixth house opposing my Mars in Scorpio bringing up all those “suffer or serve” issues once more. It is a great time for me to continue to work on improving my physical well-being. Exercising, eating right and taking time to play are all part of this.

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16 comments to Taurus New Moon Solar Eclipse May 9, 2013

  • Kaz

    Ahh that 6th house. I’m getting Jupiter there soon. This eclipse is in my 4th house and I’m decorating my Ma’s house where I’m a ‘lodger’ lol. What orb would you give for aspects to other planets and houses?

    • Diane L

      Hey Kaz!

      This eclipse is in my 4th house and I’m decorating my Ma’s house where I’m a ‘lodger’ lol. What orb would you give for aspects to other planets and houses?

      On this New Moon, Mars will exactly conj your IC. Have fun decorating your Ma’s house! My mom was very patient w/my “lodging” at her house. In fact she was thrilled to have me there . . . I’m a great cook. LOL

      I generally go with smaller orbs. 5-6° for the luminaries & 3-4° for Mercury thu Saturn. Uranus, Neptune & Pluto get 1-2° orbs. :P

      xoxoxo diane~

  • Linda

    This Stellium falls in my 6th house Taurus, too. It is opposing transiting Saturn and the NN. Will transiting planets have as great an effect as a natal planet? Will sectrets finally be uncovered or will this be a continuation of discipline and hard work?

    • Diane L

      Hi Linda!
      This Stellium falls in my 6th house Taurus, too. It is opposing transiting Saturn and the NN. Will transiting planets have as great an effect as a natal planet?

      Unless transiting planets aspect natal planets (in this case none are very close) the effect is far less noticeable. What you will notice is when the Taurus planets conj your DES & trigger your natal T-Square with the ASC-DES axis as the base & Mars/Moon at the apex. Venus in Taurus hits your DES this weekend. The rest follow over between now & May 23. Mars is last in line. Your temper might be sorely tried . . . :)

      xoxoxo diane~

  • Brex

    The Taurus stellium in my 3rd house, close enough to my natal Moon (14.30 degr Taurus), therefore making all kinds of nice connections to my other natal planets (widely sextile Jup, trine Venus, sextile Saturn) and Venus herself making a trine to my Ascendant. Although I am having an insecure time, this must be nice and helping. Oh, and Mars as the one closest to my natal Moon, trining natal Venus in the 12th… will I finally be able to write?! Third house is communication, although I do not want to get my writing out into the world, it seems like the perfect time to start getting it out of my head.
    Hope my sore back allows me to sit long enough to do it.
    And… Taurus… it’s getting hot and sunny here in the Netherlands, and the time has come to exchange my winterclothes for summerclothes… it also needs a lot of throwing away and rearranging. Hope my Taurus is not too possessive of clothes I don’t fit anymore or don’t wear anyway :-)

    • Diane L

      Hi Brex! :D

      Third house is communication, although I do not want to get my writing out into the world, it seems like the perfect time to start getting it out of my head.

      Emotionally cathartic and healing perhaps? I do believe you will get a lift from this New Moon w/all your natal earth & water. It falls in your comfort zone. :D

      Hope my sore back allows me to sit long enough to do it.

      Yes. Can you stand up & write? Or find one of the chairs that allow you to kneel & support the front of your body?

      Hope my Taurus is not too possessive of clothes I don’t fit anymore or don’t wear anyway :-)
      Call on your Sun-Uranus sextile!! One thing about Uranus in Scorpio is it will not hesitate to toss things into the recycle pile. Taurus is usually happier knowing someone else will be able to use them if you can’t. :P

      xoxoxoxo diane~

  • Joe

    This New Moon and eclipse are at 19 degrees, opposite my Scorpio Sun at 19 degrees. Do exact oppositions have a stronger reverberation than otherwise? We shall see!

    • Diane L

      Hey Joe!

      I’m thinking you might revisit what the New Moon in Aries stirred in April (opp your Uranus & Mars in Libra). Hmmmm, Jupiter in Gemini conjoins your Saturn & the Taurus New Moon creates a rather stressful pattern with your Sun semi-sextile Uranus & New Moon semi-sextile Saturn in Gemini. To be spontaneous or not . . . that’s the question! :D

      xoxoxo diane~

  • Brex

    Diane, you are so right! It was quite easy and fun to do the clothes rearranging! I only kept what really fits me and flatters me. So I ended up with 5 full bags of potentially good clothes, but just not for me. Called a charity organisation and they are coming tomorrow to pick it up. Feel really good that other people (it will be divided into free clothes for homeless people and the best items are going to be sold in some kind of cheap socialist second hand store… well how about that Uranus?! :-)
    Tomorrow I am going to have a drink with someone I don’t know so well yet. I hope it is in time before the Venus-Nept square comes around. But hey, I got Taurus moon and therefore hoofs ;-) To keep standing straight on the earth, or… to take off… Stampede :-)

    • Diane L

      Excellent, Brex! I agree about feeling good about this sort of deep cleaning & recycling. It works in our favor on so many levels. :D

      Tomorrow I am going to have a drink with someone I don’t know so well yet. I hope it is in time before the Venus-Nept square comes around. But hey, I got Taurus moon and therefore hoofs ;-) To keep standing straight on the earth, or… to take off… Stampede :-)

      Did you enjoy yourself? :) “Stampede” . . . still laughing! :D

      xoxoxo diane~

  • Brex

    Feel really good that other people… hopefully enjoy my clothes :-)

  • Brex

    One more thing: what kind of chair do you mean? Some kind of chair where you are leaning forward, but supported by the chair?

    • Diane L

      Tried to find a pic of one but still haven’t hit on the right search words. I’ll keep looking . . .

      xoxo diane~