May 25, 2017 (Julian 145) Gemini New Moon + Venus Square Pluto
This new moon has been discussed extensively, and you can read those many posts here. The other aspect today is Venus (Aries) square Pluto (Capricorn). Aries is not a good position for Venus, and she entered the “Second Gate” on Monday (possibly a predictor of an event like the bombing in London). Pluto is metaphorically the god of the underworld, akin to other variants such as Osiris (Egyptian), and is associated with death, taxes, police, intelligence agencies, drugs, poisons, and especially assassination by poisoning.
How Venus square Pluto, as well as the New Moon, manifests is a function of the individuals (and groups) that are “processing” it. Given other aspects this week, we think this period continues to have a potential for danger. Tuesday and Wednesday have proven relatively safe (other than routine events that pepper the timeline of our lives), but Thursday still requires care.
As others have mentioned, Mars opposite Saturn is only a few days away on May 29th. Mars moves slowly enough that you feel it today, and Mars / Saturn is a classic topic that was discussed extensively by Grant Lewi. (Specifically, Hitler’s birth chart had Mars square Saturn.) We have written about this before in detail.
Today (May 25th) Mars perfects a Triseptile to Pluto. We consider that to be a karmic (and sometimes rather dangerous) aspect. Therefore, both Venus AND Mars perfect aspects to Pluto today. The same kind of thing was true in Hitler’s chart (Venus and Mars were in a tight conjunction in Taurus and both square to Saturn in Leo.)
And, as bad as all this is, after the New Moon perfects, the Sun forms a sesquiquadrate to Pluto. A stressful aspect, the sesquiquadrate tend to provoke people and events. The dominate planet today is Pluto, and that can lead to violence and dangerous situations.
So, how to use this day? The New Moon perfects at 2:44 PM CDT (12:44 PM PDT / 3:44 PM EDT / 8:44 PM London). Until then, we recommend house cleaning. Curiously, sometimes this CAN be a good time to find lost objects (in the process of cleaning).
Others have recommended fasting or modified fasts (one teacher of min liked a so-called “rice fast” in which you could only have cooked brown rice and water but as much as you wanted of either). Exercise such as Yoga or Pilates can go well, but best done alone or with only your closest of relations. Given that this is a Gemini New Moon, writing and especially journaling might prove beneficial. All of these can be combined.
Since Pluto can be about purging (it rules both sex organs and lower bowels and sometimes sewers (along with Neptune)), the above techniques can be extraordinarily powerful and transformative today. If you combine the fast with yoga, keeping a journal and observing your process and insights gained can be very powerful today.
Outers are very active today, and we are omitting others. However, Vesta quadrinovile Juno is worthy of note as it rules traditions and rituals that women follow. This can be as simple as the sometimes elaborate ritual of “putting on makeup” in the morning or something far more elaborate. We are not Wiccan, but we think this might be a very good day for ritual for those that follow that path. (Even though we are not Wiccan, I have invariably had Wiccans interested in my work as far back as 1993, before I was putting anything on the Internet. I am not adverse to their chosen path.)
Whether you are male or female, the quadrinovile will provide some people with powerful insights into these rituals. (Do not be surprised to see something important released by the cosmetic or fashion industries today.) Along these lines, keep in mind that you can INVENT new and transformative rituals with this particular energy. Whatever insight comes to you, make certain you record it. At the moment it seems like you will never forget it and then it is gone.
Capture the moment. Seize the day. And, above all, stay safe.