Astrology Update

An update for 13th May 2024, by Patricia Godden

For much of the last few months, all of the planets except Pluto have been in three adjacent signs of the zodiac, Pisces, Aries and Taurus. This will change over the next two weeks as three planets, the Sun, Venus and Jupiter, move on to the next sign, Gemini. Gemini is known for diversity, curiosity and a love of connecting many different things in life.

At the beginning of the period covered by this update, the Sun, Venus, Jupiter and Uranus are all in Taurus. This emphasises the qualities of this sign, which include being steady, reliable and down-to-earth. Being practical resonates with the sign’s soul lesson of service through love. Helping other people in everyday matters is a form of service that can be satisfying.

Stability, routine and traditions are also associated with Taurus. There can be much determination to see a job through to the end. However, there is sometimes a fine line between determination and being stubborn or sticking to an agenda when it may no longer be relevant. Any of these qualities may be exaggerated when Jupiter, the planet that expands whatever it touches, is present.

Jupiter is also associated with a sense of what is right, the higher mind and truth. Over the last couple of months, Jupiter has been close to Uranus, the ‘truth- and light-bringer’. When these planets interact, there can be a sudden or unexpected realisation of what truth is, what is right and what has outrun its natural course and might benefit from being changed.

The presence of Jupiter and Uranus in Taurus provides an opportunity to be free of old restraints. The potential for this is currently enhanced by a harmonious interaction between Jupiter and retrograde Pluto in Aquarius. There could be much determination to dig beneath the surface to things to find the truth of what has been going on, then think of practical ways to transform them.

The Sun moves into Gemini on 21st May followed by Venus on 23rd and Jupiter on 25th of the month. The balance of energy shifts as Gemini, a ‘mutable’ sign, is flexible, versatile and adaptable. This is quite different from the determined and ‘fixed’ nature of Taurus. There is a feeling that things that have been somewhat entrenched over the last few months might become more amenable to change.

In the last week of May, there is the potential for changes in old ways of thinking. This is enhanced by harmonious interactions from the Sun, Venus and Jupiter in Gemini to retrograde Pluto in Aquarius. Thoughts may be directed more towards what is currently needed in society. A whole range of diverse ideas may emerge that could take communication to a different level.

The full Moon, when the Sun in Gemini is opposite the Moon in Sagittarius, highlights thought patterns and what is thought about. Sagittarius is associated with far-ranging thoughts that expand the mind. Gemini is more linked with thoughts of everyday affairs. At the time of this full Moon, truth-seeking thoughts may be integrated into daily activities.

However, this full Moon can go beyond the plane of thought. Gemini is an air sign with the soul lesson of brotherhood. Sagittarius is a fire sign with the soul lesson of love. At a deeper level, this full Moon offers the potential to incorporate aspirations of objective and unconditional love into interactions with other people and other parts of life.

At this full Moon, other planetary interactions worth taking into account include:

  • the Sun and full Moon interacting harmoniously with retrograde Pluto in Aquarius and Neptune in Pisces,
  • Saturn in Pisces forming creative interactions with the Sun, Venus and Jupiter,
  • a creative link between Pluto and the north node of the Moon in Aries.

When considered together, this suggests that not only is there much potential on the thought plane to bring about changes but there may also be a spiritual component too. While new and different ideas may appear to come from the minds of people, they may have been inspired from higher realms of life.

These ideas might be integrated into society and play a role in the evolution of humanity. It is a time when making new connections between existing thoughts and opening our minds to new thoughts and ideas could be creative and contribute to the way forward for all life on planet Earth.

Keep well, stay happy.