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 :)
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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