The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882 The incentive for Labor Day began with some dispute as the who originated the idea, but by June 1894, Labor Day was proclaimed a holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.Labor day is the one day of the year besides May Day in some places where people who work are honored and recognized. The military gets to commemorate victories, the governments their founding, religions their founders, saints and martyrs. But they honor what are called “great men”, the social elite, the mystics. Individuals all. Labor Day belongs to no one organization or religion: does not honor violence, either the receiving or giving. It is archetypically Virgo: indeed Labor Day is more fitting in a way here than May Day in Taurus.
Taurus is a celebration of the will of the worker, the demand for a fair break. Virgo celebrates the workers’s accomplishments and the very fact of work. It is more reflective than combative. Also the May day allows for a Summer of rallying and organizing: September back to the factory and harvest.
Labor Day was born under a three planet stellium in Taurus: Neptune, Saturn, Chiron, with a close conjunction to Pluto in the first degree of Gemini. Uranus and Mercury were conjunct in Virgo. Indeed, it was an inspired holiday, grounded in practical idealism. Neptune in Taurus, was the dream of labor solidarity. Saturn in Taurus was the controlled will of the workers. Chiron in Taurus was to bind up the wounds of labor. And Uranus/Mercury saw the mental freedom of labor a priority.