So you may have heard of a little K-pop boy band called BTS (if you randomly hear the sounds of screaming 14-year-olds, it's probably from them). I'm an old person, so I didn't come to know of them until last year. I totally get the crazy fandom - I was exactly like them when I was 13 with a little boy band called NSYNC and a curly-haired blond named Justin Timberlake. Most of my friends were Backstreet Boys fans and loved Nick Carter - I think we know who the smart one was!
But even I can admit, as much I still have a soft spot for NSYNC, BTS is like someone took the best parts of every prior boy band to create a super-hybrid boy band 2.0. There's not one weak link, their videos are great, their choreography is great, they're great performers, they're great dancers, their music is catchy, they can sing, they can rap - and in 2 languages! So I bow down to the ARMY in recognition of their supremacy.
They seem to be hitting a rare kind of high, and I believe it was Elton John who said that when you hit this kind of high, it lasts for about 5 years and you can do almost anything and it'll be gold.
So I wanted to check out their astrology. I figured there had to be something interesting there. I wrote an article before about the astrology of fame, relating it to the popularity of the Twilight trio (Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner), and I find that Uranus and Neptune are the super fame-makers. Uranus makes sense since Uranus rules the masses, and fame puts you in front of a lot of people. With Neptune, this is the foggy planet, making people see you as they want to see you (like their soul mate!). And Neptune rules music, so tied to musicians (and tends to be good for actors since they need to put on other faces).
In pulling up the charts for each of the BTS members, all of them have positions at 15+ degrees Capricorn - namely Uranus and Neptune! Most of them were born with Uranus conjunct Neptune in Capricorn. Yoongi has Neptune at 20 and Uranus at 21 degrees Capricorn; J-Hope has Neptune at 22 and Uranus at 24 degrees Capricorn; Jimin has Neptune at 22 and Uranus at 26 degrees Capricorn; Namjoon has Neptune at 20 and Uranus at 22 degrees Capricorn; Jin has Uranus at 16, Neptune at 17, and Venus at 24 degrees Capricorn; Jungkook has Neptune at 27 degrees (he's the only one with just one planet, being the baby); and V has a loadup in Capricorn with Sun (7 degrees), Mars (22 degrees), Neptune (24 degrees), Mercury (26 degrees), and Uranus (29 degrees) - talk about a super Capricorn! V might be able to make this ride last a little longer.
Transit (moving) Pluto is conjuncting these points for them now, and started to hit some of these points last year. Once Jupiter hit Scorpio (in 2017), Jupiter began a period of 5 years making positive aspects (kinda linking up to what Elton said!). Next year, we're going to have a Capricorn mashup with Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto all coming together in Capricorn (and Mars for part of the time too, and some of the eclipses). That's going to happen conjunct much of their Capricorn energy, so if possible, they may get even bigger! Plus Transit Neptune will be sextile (positive aspect) most of these points as well.
I find it interesting that natally, they all seem to have a lot of Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, and Capricorn. They also all seem to have some an important Saturn, Moon, or Aries/Mars in their charts. Wonder if the people who put them together looked at their charts! There's just a lot of similar energy. The themes of their music make a lot of sense with Libra and Scorpio (governing others and our connections to them), as well as the Saturn/Moon/Aries/Mars (prompting more reflection on the self/emotions/responsibilities). There's also not a hint of toxic masculinity in their charts - how refreshing!
I'm sure the kids want to see their charts with a little analysis, so here we go:
May's new moon occurs on the 4th (6:46PM ET) in earthy Taurus. Taurus new moons are good times to focus on stability and security, and to calm everything down. We can take our time, and we can focus on taking action only when we feel ready and want to. Can't be pushed into anything!
We can work to feel more confident, on more solid ground internally and externally, and it can be good energy for grounding exercises. Feel one with the Earth, with nature, with the energies all around you. This provides a solid base to grow from, as Taurus wants.
Taurus does rule finances, so this can be a good new moon to pursue financial opportunities, and work to improve your financial situation. We can stick with what we start, and focus on abundance in many areas of our lives. We want to feel as though we are surrounded with plenty of everything, and can be a little indulgent, so we may need to work on exercising moderation.
Taurus can be a stubborn sign, so we do need to watch for being stuck in our places and unwilling to budge. It's good to believe in what you do whole-heartedly, but not good to have a closed mind and heart. A little flexibility and an open ear for listening can be a good thing.
This new moon is the first with Uranus now in Taurus, though it doesn't conjunct (align with) Uranus and is just in the same sign. Nevertheless, this may help bring out more of the new Uranus in Taurus energy, and we can have a little more pep in our step than usual, and can work on the new, the change, and the grand plans for the future.
This new moon occurs at 14 degrees 10 minutes in Taurus. The aspects to this new moon are:
Conjunction: 12 degrees 10 minutes - 16 degrees 10 minutes Taurus
Sextile: 12 degrees 10 minutes - 16 degrees 10 minutes Cancer or Pisces
Square: 12 degrees 10 minutes - 16 degrees 10 minutes Leo or Aquarius
Trine: 12 degrees 10 minutes - 16 degrees 10 minutes Virgo or Capricorn
Opposition: 12 degrees 10 minutes - 16 degrees 10 minutes Scorpio
May's full moon occurs on the 18th (5:12PM ET) in serious Scorpio. Scorpio is the most intense sign, full of passion and depth, and so full moons in Scorpio tend to be highly emotionally charged as we deal with serious situations and face the darker aspects of life. Our will can be strong, and this can help us get through, but we can also be prone to extreme emotions, especially hatred, rage, and envy. We need to have healthy, positive outlets for these emotions so we don't let them take over and make us do something we regret later.
We can be deeply in tune with our emotions, with situations, with people, and we can get wrapped up in whatever we're focused on at the moment. We have to be careful we don't get obsessed, otherwise we can dig ourselves so far down the rabbit hole that it takes forever and a day to get out of. Be mindful of going too far and pill back when needed. It is good energy for unraveling, investigating, and getting to the heart of important matters. What once was shrouded in darkness can be revealed.
This full moon can bring something out of the depths and into the light that becomes exposed under some harsh reality, and this is to force us to make a transformation for the better. This is excellent energy for transforming, so think about some part of your life that could use a breath of fresh air and do what you can to make it better.
The natural ruler of Scorpio is Pluto, who is retrograde (appearing to move backward) for this full moon, so we may spend more time reflecting as well.
This full moon occurs at 27 degrees 38 minutes in Scorpio. The aspects to this full moon are:
Conjunction: 25 degrees 38 minutes - 29 degrees 38 minutes Scorpio
Sextile: 25 degrees 38 minutes - 29 degrees 38 minutes Virgo or Capricorn
Square: 25 degrees 38 minutes - 29 degrees 38 minutes Leo or Aquarius
Trine: 25 degrees 38 minutes - 29 degrees 38 minutes Cancer or Pisces
Opposition: 25 degrees 38 minutes - 29 degrees 38 minutes Taurus
Astrology seems to be so in right now! Astrology's popularity comes and goes, ebbs and flows. The hippies were so into it in the 60's and 70's, and then it pulled back for a while. But it's come back in a big way now, and people aren't so ashamed of their astrology interest. This seems to especially be the case with Millennials (and seems like it's continuing with Gen Z). If we're going to consider why astrology is so popular now, maybe we should use some astrology to figure it out! (ha!) So, why IS astrology the new black? Let's dive into the astrology:
Millennials are the group of folks born in the 1980's to about the mid 1990's. The main link for this group is Pluto at home in Scorpio. Scorpio is way into the mystical and magical, and open to things like astrology. Most Millennials also have Uranus, planet of the unconventional and ruler of astrology, in Sagittarius or Capricorn, and spiritual Neptune in Capricorn. Uranus in Sagittarius is the free-thinking rebel who doesn't want to be caged by convention, and Uranus in Capricorn is the convention-buster. Neptune in Capricorn takes a spiritual view of the physical world, and sees how the spiritual and intuitive (Neptune) comes together with the traditional and real (Capricorn). Meanwhile Gen Z is mostly linked by Uranus at home in Aquarius, so with Uranus being astrology's natural ruler, no surprise the astro-interest would continue (and maybe get bigger!).
As for what the planets have been doing in the last couple of years to push the astrology interest now, from a mundane perspective, Uranus was in Aries, which made more people take action (Aries) with astrology (Uranus). I noticed a lot of online astrologers and sites (Uranus rules internet too) also started with Uranus in Aries (even The Dark Pixie Astrology! it actually began right when Uranus was entering Aries). I imagine this will grow with Uranus now in money-maker Taurus.
Meanwhile spiritual Neptune has been at home in Pisces, and Chiron has also been in Pisces. Those born with Chiron in Pisces seemed to have undergone a spiritual awakening over the last few years, sparking even more interest in astrology (and other spiritual ventures). I had quite a few clients who started their own spiritual practices under this influence.
Pluto in Capricorn has served to destroy (Pluto) the traditional and conventional (Capricorn), helping people open up more. Pluto in Capricorn has touched Millennials Uranus and Neptune in Capricorn, setting off our natal energy and striking up our astrology interest. Since Pluto is intense and passionate, it's been more than mere interest! Pluto takes things seriously and gets obsessed. So between Pluto hitting the Capricorn energy of Millennials and Chiron returning for the Pisces Chiron folks, it's no surprise so many people have jumped into the astro-pool! Come one, come all :)
There are many options for working as an astrologer these days. You used to only be able to do it in person (and it was only a select few who got to). Then came the phone, and then came the internet. The internet blew everything up! (ha!) Now anyone with an internet connection can become an online astrologer. But of course, it's not quite as simple as that. You do still have a lot of work to do if this is what you decide to do. So, what do you need to do to start a online astrology business?
Create Your Online Home
First, you need to create your online home - your website or blog. You'll need to decide the name you're going to use (your own or a business name), and see if the domain is available, as well as social media accounts for the name or similar. You have to set the website up; Wordpress is the single most commonly used platform for websites, but it can be difficult to navigate if you're not tech savvy. Thankfully, there are now platforms like Wix, web hosts with drag-and-drop editors to create your website, to make it simple for us tech-idiots. If you want to skip a website and blog entirely, you can use a website alternative option like Etsy or Patreon, or use a social media account. So many options now!
You'll need to generate some traffic for your website, blog, or website alternative. Because duh, you won't sell any consultations if no one is coming to your page, and you can only make use of friends and family for so long. You'll need to learn a little SEO if you're using a website or blog, and tricks for traffic for website alternatives. Social media can be of big help for traffic, especially Pinterest, and help you to start building up an audience.
Grow Your Client List
As your audience grows, so too should your client list. If you know what you're doing with your client list, you can generate a good amount of income from a small amount of people, so learning how to do that is important. Finding new clients online and retaining those clients so they keep coming back can keep your business going for a long time.
Once your schedule starts getting packed with consultations, it's time to create other products to sell - ebooks, courses, subscriptions, etc. This allows you to grow your business way more than just doing consultations since you can reach more people. You'll also want to work on an email list when you want to sell products since the email list is the best way to sell them.
P.S. You may want to check out the article, When to Become a Spiritual Entrepreneur, to time it out right!
April's new moon comes to us on the 5th (4:51AM) in fiery Aries, sign of action. After the floopy energy of March thanks to the Pisces Mercury retrograde, we can go into April wanting to take action and get back in control again with the Aries new moon. Aries wants to take action and have something new and exciting to focus on. It can be an excellent new moon for a new beginning of some sort, and it may be something that you've had on hold for a couple of months. Now you may feel you have the courage to take the initiative and make those first steps happen, and can be willing to go down a new road no one has gone down before. Onward!
Aries has lots of energy and excitement, so we may want to keep busy with plenty to do to use up that energy. But it likely can't be anything mundane or tedious or boring at all, otherwise we can lose patience quickly and jump off fast. We need to keep busy with things that excite us, that we're enthusiastic about, and that's positive. We likely don't want to focus on anything too serious for too long.
Since Aries is so much energy though, we need to watch for impatience, impulsiveness, and high tempers flaring. When anger erupts, don't give in to aggression and hostility. Try to use the extra energy in a positive and productive way. Have outlets for physical energy, as there may be a lot of it to use up. If we're physically busy, this can cut down on the impatience, impulsiveness, and tempers.
This new moon occurs at 15 degrees 17 minutes Aries. The aspects to this new moon are:
Conjunction: 13 degrees 17 minutes - 17 degrees 17 minutes Aries
Sextile: 13 degrees 17 minutes - 17 degrees 17 minutes Gemini or Aquarius
Square: 13 degrees 17 minutes - 17 degrees 17 minutes Cancer or Capricorn
Trine: 13 degrees 17 minutes - 17 degrees 17 minutes Leo or Sagittarius
Opposition: 13 degrees 17 minutes - 17 degrees 17 minutes Libra
April's full moon comes on the 19th (7:12AM) in airy Libra. Libra full moons are usually a time to work on coming together, making compromises, focusing on improving relationships and eliminating issues with others, growing closer with the people we care about and have positive connections to, and let go of the people we don't have healthy connections with. We need more peace and harmony, more balance and serenity.
This is the second full moon in a row in the sign of Libra - March's full moon (March 20th) also occurred in Libra. This means that what came to pass or arose with the full moon in March can tie into what comes to pass or arises with the full moon in April, and there can be a continuation of themes and situations. It may be that whatever comes about or is the focus for the March full moon doesn't reach full culmination of a final resolution until the April full moon.
The April full moon in Libra is also at a special degree, 29 degrees. 29 degrees is the last degree of any sign is called the anaretic degree, and is a point of crisis energy. So this full moon really does have strong ending and culmination energy with it, and we may feel we frantically need to get things done. Try to stay in control of your energy instead of going all wonky. That just throws you out of balance, which greatly disrupts Libra! Stay calm, stay focused.
This full moon occurs at 29 degrees 6 minutes Libra. The aspects to this full moon are:
Conjunction: 27 degrees 6 minutes - 29 degrees 59 minutes Libra
Sextile: 27 degrees 6 minutes - 29 degrees 59 minutes Leo or Sagittarius
Square: 27 degrees 6 minutes - 29 degrees 59 minutes Cancer or Capricorn
Trine: 27 degrees 6 minutes - 29 degrees 59 minutes Gemini or Aquarius
Opposition: 27 degrees 6 minutes - 29 degrees 59 minutes Aries
Since this full moon is so late in Libra, you may also feel aspects made out-of-sign (as if it were in the next sign, Scorpio). Out-of-sign aspects are:
Conjunction: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 1 degree 6 minutes Scorpio
Sextile: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 1 degree 6 minutes Virgo or Capricorn
Square: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 1 degree 6 minutes Leo or Aquarius
Trine: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 1 degree 6 minutes Cancer or Pisces
0 degrees 0 minutes - 1 degree 6 minutes Taurus
Many may fantasize about becoming astrologers, tarot readers, mediums, empaths, or any other kind of spiritual entrepreneur, and wonder when is the right time to do so. First, if your gut is telling you to, then it's probably the right time for you (listen to your instincts!). In general, change-maker Uranus now in money-maker Taurus can create conditions for many to change the way they make money (and with Uranus ruling astrology specifically, more may be focused on trying to become profitable astrologers!).
On a personal level, you can look at aspects being made to your natal and progressed charts. Much of what you'll look for will be similar to as if you were looking for any other career aspects - positive aspects (sextiles and trines) by Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto to your 2nd house cusp or ruler (house of money), 6th house cusp or ruler (house of work), and 10th house cusp or ruler (house of career), or to your natal Saturn (planet of career). Any aspect by Uranus (including hard ones) to these points can indicate a change in profession (and the hard aspects are actually super helpful for when you want to make a big change and have felt so stuck or afraid of change that you haven't gotten anywhere thus far). The progressed Midheaven at a critical degree or moving into a new sign can also signal new career developments, and any progressed planet moving into a new sign or a progressed new moon can be excellent for any kind of new beginning in your life (like new work!).
For spiritual work in particular, there will often be some Neptune, 12th house, or Pisces involved as these are the spiritual points. Positive aspects to your natal Neptune, your natal or progressed 12th house cusp or ruler, or to natal or progressed Pisces planets can stimulate extra focus on your spiritual self, and guide you toward this kind of work when occurring with other career aspects. Aspects can transit Neptune can also do this, though with the hard aspects, you may have to watch for being drained too much by the work or attracting people who want to take advantage of you (so have those healthy boundaries Neptune requires!). Progressed planets moving into Pisces or your natal 12th house, aspecting your natal Neptune, or your progressed 12th house cusp conjunct, sextile, or trine a natal planet can also bring spiritual focus.
Being a spiritual entrepreneur is a job, so it can be a lot of work! But it can also be very rewarding if you feel called to it. Good luck!
P.S. You may also want to check out the So You Wanna Be An Astrologer series - Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
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May 2019 New & Full Moons
April 2019 New & Full Moons
Jupiter in Sagittarius: November 2018 - December 2019
Saturn in Capricorn: December 2017 - March 2020, July - December 2020
Uranus in Taurus: May - November 2018, March 2019 - July 2025, November 2025 - April 2026