Peter Stockinger's Traditional Astrology Weblog
On 18 May 2015 the Moon will be conjunct the Sun in Taurus. Both planets will be conjunct fixed star Algol, the ‘daemon star’.
In the legend, Algol represents the head of the Gorgon Medusa who was slain by Perseus. Medusa, who was the only mortal one of the three Gorgon sisters, was originally a beautiful maiden, but her hair was changed into hissing serpents by Minerva in consequence of her having become by Neptune the mother of Chrysaor and Pegasus in one of Minerva’s temples. This gave her so fearful an appearance that everyone who looked at her was changed into stone.
It is said that if fixed star Algol is:
- in conjunction with the Sun, it indicates a violent death or extreme sickness; if the luminary culminate he will be maimed, mangled, wounded or torn to pieces alive; and if Mars is at the same time in Gemini…
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