Why am I calling this the Medusa Moon? This New Moon aligns with the powerful star Algol, which marks the Eye of Medusa in the constellation Perseus. If you remember that story— one that takes up a wide swath of the sky involving at least 6 constellations— you will remember him as the hero who cut off the head of Medusa. She had the “evil eye,” that could turn men to stone. Whether she is truly evil is a question of mythic proportion. In any case, Medusa can look right through you and stop you in your tracks. She
"perceives with an objectivity like that of nature itself and our dreams, boring into the soul to find the naked truth, to see reality beneath all its myriad forms and the illusions and defenses it displays." —Sylvia Perera, Descent to the Goddess
You can look through that very perceptive eye (third eye?) to help answer the question Uranus poses about practical and substantive changes in your life that could be good to thoroughly consider. Taurus reveals the light in matter, like the crystal inside a rock and the geometry-in-color of the crystal itself.
Algol is said to hold the rage and grief from millennia of patriarchal domination over women, traditional people and Earth-honoring values of the cosmic feminine. This Moon may bring out strong voices, determination and will to free us from this longterm domination and subjugation of the feminine. Uranus says this may happen in unexpected ways. Keep an Eye on it!
This Moon is supported by a potent collection of factors in efficient, mountain-moving Capricorn. Especially the Pluto-Black Moon Lilith pair adds even more transformative intensity to that Eye of Medusa. We may see into things we would rather not see, in ourselves or in our world. How can we move freely beyond the shadows?
Uranus from Aries into Taurus. Mars immediately matches this zodiac change with one of its own— from Capricorn to Aquarius. Quite a new quality in the energy dynamic! Mars takes all the practical activity and experience of the last two months and applies it on a broader scale. There might be some twists and turn along the way. In another month, Mars will turn retrograde. We can use this Moon cycle to explore emerging options and the range of possibilities that seem viable. We can try some things out and get information we can rework later in the summer.
What is happening in the world today? Surprises? New deals? New dynamics? This is a flip-the-switch monumental, momentous moment. Pluto and Black Moon suggest that some implications may be behind the scenes.
The more immediate question is personal: "What are the implications in your life?" We each get time to explore and answer this question—all through the Mars retrograde cycle, through August and into the fall. Uranus and Venus turn retrograde, then Mercury. It's quite a bit of start and stop, as we adjust to new developments. Early into 2019, Uranus returns to Taurus after stepping back into Aries. A few things get cleared up, re-freshed, re-considered, re-imagined, and we are on a new vibrant path. One way or another (maybe both!), our experience is shifting.
Standard or stuck ways of thinking about what is going on are likely to be shaken up in ways that can be thrilling and exciting for some, shocking and distressing for others. New information is coming in on those cosmic rays!
Here's musical inspiration from The Incredible String Band that contains one of my favorite blessings (part of their larger story song, Very Cellular Song":
"May the long time sun shine upon you, all love surround you, And the pure light within you guide you all the way on."
Here is a Kundalini Yogi version of this sunshine blessing, which some teachers use to end their classes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8eoEv1tnTU
Schedule via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Birthday Sun Sign reading—Taurus, it's your time for a few more days—book now! With Uranus now entering your sign, astrology can give you a useful personal heads-up!
Starting the 20th, it's Geminitime! Spread your dandelion wings.
Celebrate yourself with this useful celestial gift for an overview of your personal new year that is all about your sign! We use the window of your birthday chart along with current planetary cycles to look into timing, themes and guidance for your personal new year. One hour, $120 (20% off regular $150 hourly fee).
Give a Gift of the Stars!This special fee also applies to a birthday gift for someone special in your life. I have special e-cards you can use.
NEW! Chiron Return Special—If you are born in 1968-69, you are having your 50-year Chiron return this year into 2019. This heads-up will help you get clarity on what a Chiron return involves, even as you have your unique experience of this quantum shift in your soul's journey. You KNOW you are an angel in a human body, don't you? $125/hour through 2018. Go for it now!
May 24-30, Chicago, at the United Astrology Conference, the biggest global astrology gathering that gets together every 4 years. I'll be there, giving two presentations, on Venus Retrograde and the Cosmic Feminine: Moon, Venus, Lilith. I'm also coordinating an art room—fun!