New Moon 25 May 2017 Stormy Skies

New Moon May 2017 AstrologyThe New Moon on Thursday May 25, 2017 is at 4° Gemini. The New Moon May 2017 astrology takes up back to the ancient origins of our relationship to the night sky. With no major planetary aspects to the new moon, the backdrop of fixed stars and their constellations is my main source of interpretation.

The May 2017 New Moon is in the Sign of Gemini but the Constellation of Taurus. Specifically the Hyades in the face of the Bull, shown in the Lascaux cave painting above dating to around 15,000 BC. These Rainy Stars have always indicated tears and sorrows from misfortune and tragedy.

New Moon Meaning

A new moon represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of new 28 day lunar cycle. Sun conjunct Moon gives an invigorating burst of energy and initiative. This is an excellent time for making a fresh start, turning over a new leaf or starting any new project.

All possibilities are on the table as you put yourself at the center of plans for your future. Old habits, behaviors and beliefs can be questioned as you search for new and inventive ways to make progress.

The influence of the May 25 new moon lasts for four weeks up to the June 23 new moon. The best time for making a fresh start and for beginning new projects is during the first two weeks of this new moon cycle. This waxing phase of the Moon lasts from May 25 to the June 9 full moon.

New Moon May 2017 Astrology

The May 25 new moon makes no major planetary aspects. Much of the astrological interpretation comes from the fixed stars behind the new moon. There are, however, two minor planetary aspects to consider which I will include after looking up at the stars.

New moon May 2017 falls at 4°46′ Gemini Sign but the Signs no longer align with the Constellations from which they were named. See Precession of the Equinoxes for an explanation of why I use Fixed Stars and Constellations for astrological interpretation and not the twelve Sun Signs.

Taurus Constellation now takes up most of the Gemini Sign. This universally recognized Zodiac (Circle of Animals) Constellation has been observed since pre humans first looked up at the stars.

The cave art shown top depicting Taurus Constellation was painted at the Lascaux Caves in France over 17,000 years ago. (the constellation and stars are superimposed on the painting). Humans sought meaning in the stars and constellations. We never gave meaning to imaginary divisions of the heavens drawn on a piece of paper.

Between 4 and 8 degrees Gemini Sign are perhaps the most culturally significant groups of stars in Heaven. The Hyades star cluster is a group of six stars situated on the face of the Bull, Taurus Constellation.

The Hyades have the nature of Saturn and Mercury. Robson said they give tears, sudden events, violence, fierceness, poisoning and contradictions of fortune. [1]

The Hyades reputation for tears and sorrow is linked to their association with water. They are also called the Rainy Stars and foretell rain and storms for farmers and sailors.

The Saturn-Mercury nature can bring negative thinking and a tendency toward depression. However, discipline and authority are assets in times of crisis and fear such as natural disasters.

Ebertin links the Hyades to a staggering increase in sexual urge, self-preservation and greed, a dissolute life, excessive and licentious ways, and a striving for prestige leading to power politics. It is extremely important that power and strength must not be used to exploit other human beings. [2]

The combination of Sun and Moon in the Hyades, according to Robson, is associated with homosexuality. I have noticed this but only for some men, or a pronounced femininity.

A liking for higher education is hampered by misfortune, muddled thinking or interruption of studies. Robson also noted difficulties connected with writings and forgery but also tact and fair ability.

The list of misfortune attributed to the Hyades includes sickness, disgrace, poor sight and eye injuries, head injuries, murder, and a violent death.

New Moon May 2017 Astrology

New Moon May 2017 Astrology

New Moon May 2017 Aspects

The minor aspects to the May 25 new moon mentioned earlier are a semisextile (45°) to Venus and sesquisquare (135°) to Pluto. They appear in the aspect grid above but not in the new moon May 2017 astrology chart.

Venus square Pluto is the strongest aspect in the chart apart from Sun conjunct Moon. The minor aspects will trigger irritating or annoying situations regarding your love life or finances that cause you to act.

These situations or events can have a profound effect on your love life. Power and control issues may arise in existing relationships. Simmering tension may come to the surface as some manipulative behavior like jealousy or possessiveness. At the root of such behaviors would be a deeply buried fear or insecurity about not feeling loved or valued.

Threats and ultimatums are possible if either partner feels smothered or controlled. An unhealthy relationship may breakdown which would be very painful or dramatic. A well based relationship will withstand the intensity but there would still be some kind of transformation to improve relationships dynamics.

All aspects and fixed stars in a chart must be considered but for this and other moon phases I mention only the most significant.

New Moon May 2017 Summary

New moon May 2017 in the Hyades suggests tears and sorrows. Annoying minor aspects to Venus square Pluto point to the tears or sudden events being related to your love life or finances.

The irritating effects of any misfortune, no matter how small or remote, will require some corrective action. The remedy will involve, or lead to, a transformation as indicated by any square to Pluto.

You are already in the middle of a major transformation caused by Saturn trine Uranus 2017. The North Node links up to make this a grand trine aspect pattern shown by the blue triangle. This indicates the positive karma and soul evolution resulting from the transformation you start in the next two weeks.If New Moon May 2017 directly impacts your horoscope decan you can read about its effect in your monthly horoscope. For more detail about how it affects your natal chart see Sun Transits.

Previous Moon Phase: Full Moon 10 May 2017
Next Moon Phase: Full Moon 9 June 2017

New Moon May 2017 Times and Dates

Los Angeles
New York
May 25 – 12:44 pm
May 25 – 3:44 pm
May 25 – 8:44 pm
May 25 – 8:28 pm
May 25 – 5:44 am

1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.188.
2. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.19.

13 thoughts on “New Moon 25 May 2017 Stormy Skies

  1. 26.05 -my birthday, this solar return chart looks interesting – the Sun and the moon are conjunct my IC and natal Sun. Many of my natal planets are placed between 11 Taurusand 5 Gemini.
    Thank you for this detailed post.

  2. A lot of ups and downs. This one looks especially dreaded. Just when I was beginning to hope things could get better.

  3. Oh my… My birthday is on 25th May and I was born on a new moon so is this my “lunar return”? And should I be worried?!

  4. Jamie, please. Do you not know that 70+ percent of the population of this planet are very nervous, depressed and/or ANXIOUS?? If its not bad enough having been born poor or the wrong colour, sex or whatever/ got the wrong aspects, you persist in using your fixed stars to spread panic and fear. The stars will there forever, they might bring disaster, but, babies will be born, people will have joyous occasions and yes, some of the people will have sickness, death , broken hearts etc……That as they say is life. Its bad enough working out the numbers on your chart and being shown (by astrologers) you are nothing, nada, people need hope to get through life and you are not giving that. It’s supposed to be your job, your work, not a million year old backwards view. This site is your audience to make you money not spread fear. (it that Pluto crossing your Ascendant)??? You once told me that it was trining the hopeful Jupiter in your chart, please use the faith of Jupiter. I had already read Susan Miller’s site for May before I came to your site and hers is a positive and balanced view. She is too sugary maybe and yes we are actually facing extreme Plutocrats in the world, (always there) but, we are not stupid (just worried) and we all need HOPE to live for. Sorry, Jamie, has to be said. If its your birthday try to have a happy return of the day you came to this planet. Life is very short even at its longest. Happy Birthday. Get your bottled water in.

    • Lynne, thank you for voicing out what I most of us probably noticed. Its been three or four months already when Jamie’s predictions and interpretations became sort of too much catastrophic… what happened to our favourite Jamie Astrologer ? Do we really need to hear about some fixed stars terrible infuences that are not even mentioned by most of Astrologers? I am a big fan of Jamie and his transit interpretations that are so accurate. Recently haowever I am starting to be afraid to read them, honestly….

      • I know that if Jamie said you would win the lottery, you know that really you will not. Its very hard to swallow extreme bad news when your life is in disarray and feeling that you are jinxed( I do) but, most things might be just the way it has to be in your lifetime, not karma. Who has come back and told us its karma. Karma is a fairy story to frighten us all, I know that I am a ‘good’ person and I equally know at 61 that horrible, bad people ruin lives and get away with and thrive. So be it, its my one real jealousy in the world that I am too moral. It’s a bloody curse. Maybe its karma. Huh. God, apparently, never sends burdens you cannot bear. Huh again. Personally, I feel that if you have had real loving parents you did win the lottery of life, I did not. But, I also know that if you have enough(plenty) of money that helps almost as much. Imagine getting both in one life. ! That means you get self confidence in every thing and every way and you won’t need to check out your horoscope, just pretend to yourself you have got both and thank the Gods that your problems and nightmares are not on London Bridge or you took your children to a Manchester concert to be murdered or maimed. Those poor people. That was NOT bad karma for those people it was religious mad zealots who had nothing to lose but there own life, they needed to go out in a blaze of supposed glory and I do not believe they will be punished by God. Its a ridiculous concept. The numbers on your chart will tell you who you are and how its all going, but, know thyself is the hardest but best way to get though the days of misery and claim the good stuff that is there. Your progressed Sun and Moon will tell you an enormous amount, you will be shocked., astrodientist. Try it. Have a better life from today. And, Jamie does have a Pluto over his Asc. I think, and he needs a bit more Jupiter. Pluto is not the baddest planet, The Sun is the most powerful and the Moon is next, Saturn(Dad) makes you wait and wait, and Ceres(Mrs Pluto) asteroid very interesting. Checkout jessica

  5. Exactly conjunct 8th house cusp…boo! Hahaha 😉 with Neptune in my first house in scorpio, I often go unseen/unnoticed no matter how much of a talker I am, then suddenly I do something…in regards something that I have been doing my best to be heard or have others see me or what Im sharing…and then they react like Ive come from nowhere, even been accused of being stealth…have a feeling this may produce one of those times, except, I have moved on, have been for a while, which others “know” yet dont seem to have really noticed, so may be a sudden realisation of that, because although much of it haunted me since 2012, i have laid all my unfinished business to rest, with or without their willingness to do their part, I will not move on until I feel assured that I have not left others hurt or harmed behind me, it is well and truly dead and gone, no more ghosts, and I will not disturb the dead. So I may be only a haunting thought to some now, but not my ghost or responsibility any more 😉

    • Possibly as a direct onflow of the “karmic full moon rebalancing act” preceding it and a couple of potential good new starts, one of which is around the time of the new moon, so….I dont wish ill on others, however it is timing that I no longer pay for what others choose 😉

  6. oh boi. 27 May born i m with sun opposite saturn natally.

    So this new moon conjunct my natal sun and opposite my natal saturn with 1 degree orb. AND quincunx to my natal pluto and neptune under 1 degree orb. (Pluto sextile neptune natally)

    Interestingly since you mentioned neptune and jupiter making aspects @ 14 degree. My natal chiron is @ 14 degree gemini so jupiter is currently trine natal chiron but neptune is making an exact square to my natal chiron.

    tooooo much happening..!!! all this reflecting in my solar return.

  7. hi jamie. Truth is i received a water pearl for my birthday mothers day and i put it on, took a selfy which looked like I wanted to cry. My eyes set in , caved in, curved around to look like triangles In the 70 s i did a self portrait that likewise showed a perplexed suffering woman 12th house full, with my hand to my forehead. My art teacher put it on the board. Its reality and you have further informed me. I find that interesting as how can i loosen my attachment without some sense of the whole thing. It may not resonate with others as intensely but maybe I m just. ready. So I appreciate my tears my pain tonight are the real deal and i feel in step with what is which you reflect artfully.

  8. Conj my Ophelia asteroid H12 trines H3 Libra Uranus trines H8 5degs Aqua vertex..lost a very dear friend after short terminal diagnosis of stomach cancer.She passed away on May 15 which I think was still under the influence of the Scorpio FM 21dgs (conj her natal Scorpio Sun 21dgs).She was in an open gay relationship and got married in a civil union.So very very sad to have lost someone so wonderful at only 36yrs of age.By the way Jamie, I love yr posts and every description you write about the fixed stars.Your style of reality based astrology is REAL and to the point.Too much sugar coating is frustrating for me.Love yr work!

  9. I wonder if this could be indicative of the Manchester attacks. Locally we’ve had a sudden increase in weird violent issues – and water contamination so the timing of these events makes me remember this article and wonder what’s in store

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