The Waxing Moon transits Scorpio from Friday, May 17, to Sunday, May 19, between the Libra Gibbous and the Scorpio Full Moon Phases

James Dean was born when the Moon was transiting Scorpio and the Sun Aquarius. His Ascendant was Sagittarius and the Ruling Planet Jupiter was in Cancer and the VIII House.Please click the image to view a page for Dean’s Natal Horoscope and the Transits and Progressions at the time of death.

SCORPIO, Moon of depth and resourcefulness
Emotionally supportive and resilient

The WAXING MOON TRANSITS SCORPIO from Friday, May 17, 7.25 am,
to Sunday, May 19, 11.20 am, with the ingress into SAGITTARIUS

Suitable energy for cleansing, getting rid of the old, spring cleaning, rubbish removal, recycling, nursing, practical and emotional support, midwifery, intimacy, partnership in business, profound talks, sharing secrets, healing old wounds, cultivating psychic powers, studying occult subjects. Purchase of insurance policies, underwear, hygiene articles, medicines, medical equipment, payment of bills, fees and taxes, collecting debts. Helping the dying, honoring the dead. Action motivated by the desire to experience, to know or to control. Reserved and deep feelings, strong attachments, intense likes and dislikes. Beware of wilfulness, emotional control, resentments, obsessive thoughts, unyielding attitudes.

  • In the garden Scorpio is a very fertile Sign. It is also suitable for propagating cuttings, grafting and irrigation. It promotes sturdy roots. Corn, squashes and tomatoes seem to like particularly to be transplanted when the Moon is in Scorpio.
  • Healing Herbs: Aloe, Don Quai, Ginseng.
A note: the garden activities associated with the Moon Sign depend also on the cycle the Moon is in. The Moon transiting through a fertile or productive Sign will no be so favorable if the Phase is not a productive one, and vice-versa. For best results the Sign and Phase of the Moon have to be considered together.

Gibbous Moon Gibbous to Full Moon animation

The LIBRA GIBBOUS MOON PHASE starts on Wednesday, May 15, 8.30 pm,
and ends on Sunday, May 19, 7.11 am, with the SCORPIO FULL MOON PHASE

The Moon is waxing, 135 degrees ahead of the Sun, only 45 degrees or three and half days to the Full Moon. The Moon shows a strange shape now, like a rugby ball. Our goals are becoming more clear and we can power ahead, not too concerned about possible obstacles on our path. The power of attraction of the Full Moon proves irresistible.

  • In the garden as in life there should be plenty of activities and a sense of urgency, least one should waste the great energy available at the moment. When the Moon transits a very fertile Sign like Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces, or a productive Sign like Taurus, Libra and Capricorn in this phase practically every plant and seed can go into the garden successfully. This is the middle of the second waxing week. Ideally, after sowing or planting leafy vegetables in the first week, we should be busy putting in those plants we grow for their fruit or seedpods (tomatoes, beans, etc.).
Full to Disseminating Moon

Full to Disseminating Moon

Full Moon

The SCORPIO FULL MOON PHASE starts on Sunday, May 19, 7.11 am,
and ends on Thursday, May 23, 0.52 am, with the CAPRICORN DISSEMINATING MOON PHASE

At Full Moon the Moon has reached a distance of 180 degrees ahead of the Sun, becoming diametrically opposed to it, with planet Earth in the middle. This is symbolically harvest time, when we reap what we have sown in the waxing period. We might experience success or failure, but either way we are coming to some important realization. The cycle has now reached its half way mark and is at its most intense. Like the New Moon a fortnight earlier this is also a time for new beginnings, not in the naïve, tentative way of the New Moon, but in a more mature and conscious way.

  • In the garden the Full Moon is a great divide: before the exact phase the increasing light and surging energy are particularly good for Annuals and above the ground crops; after the phase Perennials, Biennials, Trees and Root crops are more suited. Traditionally no sowing or planting are recommended however twelve hours before or after the phase itself. Some authors suggest even 24 hours.

The Waxing Moon transits Leo from May 2 to 4, during the First Quarter Phase

Kushmanda is the fourth form of the Hindu goddess Durga. Her name signals her importance: Ku means "a little", Ushma means "warmth" or "energy" and Anda means "cosmic egg". She created the universe with her divine smile

Kushmanda is the fourth form of the Hindu goddess Durga. Her name signals her importance: Ku means “a little”, Ushma means “warmth” or “energy” and Anda means “cosmic egg”. She created the universe with her divine smile.

LEO, Moon of creativity and passion
Warm and fun loving

From May 2, 2.11 pm, to May 4, 7.46 pm

Suitable energy for creative work, especially of the visual type, display, fun, joy, drama, theater, inspiration, organization, leisure, pleasure, vacation, spending fun times with the children, being a child again, love making, romance, passion. Purchase of jewellery, gold, precious objects, luxury items, cats. Action motivated by spontaneous need for self expression. Dramatic display of generous feelings, warm, loyal, passionate, but somewhat egotistic. Beware of domineering and controlling attitudes, ego inflation, extremes of passion, exaggeration, arrogance, pride.

♣ ♣ ♣ In the garden Leo, like all the other Fire Signs, is traditionally considered too hot, dry and barren for growing anything. Its energy is very suitable instead for cultivating, general maintenance, pruning, pest control, weeding, and harvesting. Great Moon time for designing the garden, introducing ornamental objects and features, and, of course, Garden Parties.

♥ ♥ ♥ Healing Herbs: Borage, Hawthorn, Motherwort.

A note: the garden activities associated with the Moon Sign depend also on the cycle the Moon is in. The Moon transiting through a fertile or productive Sign will no be so favorable if the Phase is not a productive one, and vice-versa. For best results the Sign and Phase of the Moon have to be considered together.

 First QuarterFirst Quarter Moon animation

The Moon is now 90 degrees ahead of the Sun, a right angle, very powerful. We meet some serious obstacle on our way. The goal is still strongly in view (Full Moon) but something or someone seem intent at stopping us or hinder our progress. This is the most critical point in the waxing period. It is important that we meet the challenge now, but it is also essential that we don’t go to war with people around us, blaming them for our difficulties, which are instead just a natural phase of our journey. There is something a bit black and white in this Moon’s position and the attention is perhaps focused too much on outside circumstances.

♣ ♣ ♣ In the garden this is the demarcation time between the first and second weeks of the Moon cycle, an important boundary, because different types of plants can now go in, those we grow for their fruit or seedpods (tomatoes, beans etc.). The Moon needs also to be transiting a fertile or productive Sign.

Meryl Streep’s Progressed Horoscopes for her 1980 and 1983 Oscars

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I have recently posted an article and the relevant Charts for Meryl Streep, at the time she was awarded the third Oscar of her long career (view it HERE if interested).

In this post I am looking instead at her Progressed Horoscopes and Transits for the dates she received her two previous Oscars: April 14 1980, for the 1979’s movie ‘Kramer versus Kramer’; and April 11 1983, for the 1982’s movie ‘Sophie’s choice’.

Here is the first lot, for April 14 1980, the Progressed Horoscope followed by a tree-wheel Chart, with her Natal Chart in the inner wheel, the Progressions in the middle wheel and the Transits in the outer wheel. I wasn’t sure about the time the Oscar was actually awarded, so I used the same time as this year, 11.30 pm. I haven’t made any reference to the Transiting Ascendant or Mid-Heaven here, so the time chosen is not that important.

In 1980 her Progressed Sun had just entered a new Sign, the first Sign’s shift of her life, from Watery Cancer to Fiery Leo. The progressed Sun was that year also opposing Natal Jupiter in her Seventh House, an aspect of increase, general confidence and opportunities, that brought about the promise of fame and popularity of a Natal Jupiter in that position (finger of fate with Sun-Uranus and Saturn-Ceres’ conjunctions). She had just finished with her Transiting Virgo Saturn’s Return, so she was ready to take on new challenges and start a whole new phase in her career.

Auspicious transits on the day were the conjunction of Venus to Natal Mercury (see Venus on Mid-Heaven at the time of the 2012 Oscar); the conjunction of the Transiting Sun and Moon in Leo, just past the Leo New Moon, in her career sector (the Tenth Natal House): Transiting Jupiter on her Natal Saturn and Ceres and in sextile to her Natal Sun-Uranus’ conjunction; Transiting Mercury in square to Natal Sun-Uranus, opposition Natal Saturn-Ceres, and sextile Natal Jupiter; Transiting Neptune trine the Lunar North Node and sextile the Lunar South Node on her Natal Meridian axis (career and home) from her Natal Fifth House of creativity, drama and children (her first son was born in November 1979); etc, etc.

Turning my attention to the Secondary Progressions I noticed that for a few years, from 1979 to 1983 (the years she won her first two Oscars) Progressed Venus in late Leo traveled parallel with the Progressed Ascendant, becoming exactly conjunct with it in 1983.  The exact conjunction happened just as the Ascendant was moving into Virgo. Venus then slowly separated from the Ascendant, but she is still progressing through the First Natal House (in early Libra now).

In October 1982 Meryl had the second Progressed New Moon of her life, in Leo, in perfect conjunction to her Natal Ascendant in early Leo and opposition to Natal Jupiter in early Aquarius. The third Progressed New Moon, in Virgo this time, occurred instead in early 2012, about thirty years later, and she got a third Oscar! While the first Progressed New Moon occurred in the Sign of Cancer at a very young age, in 1953.

In the early 80s the very important Progressed Mars conjunction to her Natal Sun and Uranus was forming too, becoming exact in 1981, in between the two Oscars. Progressed Mercury in Leo (entered this Sign in March 1982) was also in trine with her Natal Chiron in Sagittarius then and conjunct the Progressed Sun and Moon as well!

Here is the second lots of Charts, for April 11 1983, again the Progressed Horoscope followed by a tree-wheel Chart, with her Natal Chart in the inner wheel, the Progressions in the middle wheel and the Transits in the outer wheel.

No time to delve deeper. If you have anything you would like to contribute, your comments are welcome.

Animal Beatbox, winner of the 2011 Tropfest Australia’s Short Movies Festival