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This site will bring you some interesting and timely posts about what is going on in the Heavens — I love studying astrology, and I enjoy passing on the information I have gleaned from the moving planets in aspect to the sun and moon and each other.  Even if you feel this kind of post isn’t for you — if you give it a try, you might find it amusing, informative, downright accurate, or just a good way to pass a couple of lazy minutes on your computer. 

I have found over the years that much of what goes on in the ether does affect the happenings here on planet Earth — much depends on the sign you were born under and what aspects are in your own personal natal chart.  You can get your natal chart free from many sites on the internet — and learning where your sun and moon are located, along with the sign that was rising at the time of your birth will give you a heads up as to what cycle you are now going through. 

There are many cycles that the planets bring to us, Saturn, for instance (I call it the “learning” planet — has a cycle of approximately 28 to 30 years) — by the time we are 30 we have experienced the planets influence in each house of our natal chart.  It’s no wonder that the Hippies of the 60’s quipped “Don’t trust anyone over 30” — we are changed because of our having been through the many and varied, sometimes difficult lessons of Saturn throughout our charts.

Also there is a magnificent opposition from the planet Uranus at age 42 (give or take a year) that challenges us — can we say “mid-life crisis”?  This year is often fraught with changes that we might be less that anxious to have happen.  Yet the planet Uranus doesn’t bring a change unless it is going to build us a newer and stronger foundation.  It is part of the building blocks of our journey throughout this lifetimes path. 

We can accept and grow with the help of the Universal forces, or we can challenge the energies and find ourselves at odds with our true and natural path.  In astrology there is a saying “As above — so below” … this doesn’t mean we have no free will — it only shows us that by following the natural harmony of the galaxy, we can flourish and meet all of our expectations — or we can rale against the forces and be held accountable in many formidable ways.  The stars may impel, but they do not compel any actions or beliefs. 

The world is our oyster, there is so much for the taking, so much beauty, knowledge, fun and happiness to be garnered from our lifetime here, if we but choose to be aware and partake of its bounty.

I hope you will join me in opening up the mysteries and secrets of the Universe as we all travel on this tiny blue planet called Earth — it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to get it right, we have the choice, the right, and the means to become our best selves, and to find our place in the Universe.  Lets all gear up and promise ourselves we will choose to become the ultimate human being we are meant to be — awesomeness is an option — let it be you!

Welcome fellow searchers for the truth — it is out there…

 

On This Day — May 27th 2009 — Jone Victoria

Descending and merging with my body at 3:45 AM DST, on this day many, many moons ago. I chose my parents and began a sacred agreement made with The Old Ones.

At the age of one I remember looking out from my crib into the kitchen, the sun brilliantly glinting a reflection of light from the stove oven handle.

At the age of five having the flu and trying to watch Saturday morning cartoons all while feeling like my brain was melting. I would say to myself, remember this feeling, because you need to remember what it feels like to be a child.

Having my teddy bear fall out of bed and saying ouch because I could physically feel it.

Being eight and given a shield symbol from Spirit to carry with me throughout this journey on Earth.

One evening, a few minutes after being put to bed and seeing a tall dark form materialize at the foot of my bed. Being so terrified with paralysis that I truly thought my heart would burst from my chest.

As a child, while my family slept, being woken up by whispering voices, then light forms descending from the ceiling to stand next to my bed.

Laying awake on my mother’s bed, with my sister beside me on a hot and stifling summer night after my Grandmother’s funeral; hearing screams of agony and asking my sister what was that? Her answer; nothing go to sleep.

Having a full year of experiencing a loud constant noise inside of my head, like a jet engine, with images of death and a barrage of negative thoughts. It was only when I planned to slit my wrists at 17 to make it stop and laid out the razor blade on my dressing table on a Friday night that the sound completely stopped Saturday morning when I opened my eyes.

Walking my beloved beaches of Cape Cod with a guitar slung over my back, Janis Joplin hair and smoking a cheroot.

Picketing the local supermarkets for selling non-union produce and marching for Civil Rights.

Seeing Bob Dylan in a little coffee house in Boston before anyone knew who he was.

Promising to become a great actor in junior high; I’ve since won an imaginary Oscar by portraying a wife in all my marriages and relationships.

Remembering more than most on how to get Home, turn invisible and conjure.

Letting people lie to my heart and playing the game anyway.

Valuing solitude as a prized treasure.

Learning how to fish and cast a proper line.

Blowing a kiss to my Sensei after performing a kata and watching him put his face in his hands in disbelief.

Refusing to dumb down in any situation.

Remembering a perfect afternoon on the North Shore of walking along a riverway and sitting on a stone wall listening to two men play their guitars.

Feeling my brain being operated on and re-wired to diminish fear.

Countless memories of sitting around family, holiday gatherings and my best friends homes and joyously thinking I will never forget this time.

Knowing that large boulders and rocks held Spirits within them and honouring the Stone People.

Having it rain on my face, without a cloud in the clear blue sky, upon discovering a medicine wheel in the woods.

Watching the Light appear in my children’s eyes when their true Spirits took residence in their bodies.

Observing all the intricacies of growing grandchildren and remembering what it was like to be a child.

Knowing my website posts only scratch the surface of my experiences.

 

Jone was wise beyond her years — yet often too sensitive for this world. With her immense inner strength she fought for her right to be herself, to choose her own pathway, and to come to grips with her fears, her abilities, and her unique outlook on this lifetime. As a healer — she helped many to recover from their illness or acknowledge their karma with an accepting calmness, as a teacher she imparted her ancient wisdom with a merry heart in order to raise the consciousness of so many students. Jone always saw the humor in our humanness, but she honored our innate spirituality. Jone knew we were all on a journey of evolution, of wonder and of love. Her own pathway had many magical moments — I remember when she found the Medicine Wheel in the woods behind her home — her spirit soared with a humble pride as she felt so honored to have been allowed to witness this treasure. I didn’t know Jone as a youngster or teenager, but met her in her early 20’s, and I could sense the immense power within her petite body. Never boastful or arrogant in her special abilities, she quietly went about her life’s work on a one-to-one basis most of the time. Her classes at a local high school were always eventful and each of us learned something about ourselves and about others of like mind. In many ways her joyous spirit remained childlike as she observed the world with her whimsical yet jaundiced eye. A true human-being — growing, evolving, curious, learning, loving unconditionally, believing in a better world. Jone loved her family and friends with a fierce and deep loyalty and love — and I believe that they returned the feelings ten-fold. Blessed be dear friend may your inimitable spirit be free. Happy Birthday!

 

Lady Venus Enters Gemini — May 24th 2016

Lady Venus exits pragmatic and determined Taurus on May 24th at 4:45 AM EST (add one hour for DST) — to eagerly enter vivacious and quixotic Gemini where she will stay until June 17th when she enters motherly Cancer at 2:39 PM EST. We love our Lady Venus in Gemini as she epitomizes youthful energy, joie do vivre, a childlike innocence, the ability to see the daily magic in mundane and ordinary occurrences. She arrives like a new-born babe with no previous biases, prejudices, or favoritism. Indeed the World is her oyster, and she cannot wait to experience all that life has to offer. Of course, this can sometimes get her into a bit of hot-water, as she goes where angels fear to tread. Guilelessly accepting all of life’s happenstance with aplomb and interest. At times an observer, Lady Venus in Gemini can stand on the sidelines as a maelstrom of activity swirls around her — only reacting after her facile mind takes in all of the confluence around her, and can make a reasoned judgment  about how to proceed.

Quick-witted, coquettish, usually happy to partake of all life’s mysteries, our Lady Venus in Gemini brings a freshness and uniqueness to the ordinary sameness of everyday living. Seeing the quirky, eccentric, and original as a positive in today’s society, Lady Venus in Gemini embraces the new and fashionable, without letting go of the tried-and-true. We all benefit from this placement of Venus wherever it lives in our chart — we can return to the wonder and magic of our childhood in order to once again appreciate all of the beauty that is incomparable, peerless and outstanding!

Lady Venus in Gemini brings more communication to the table, a need to connect with others, and a more social period where good feelings are expressed. With the warmer weather finally arriving here in New England we want to get out and breathe in the clean air and take time to smell the roses. Outdoor activities are abounding, and most of us want to enjoy these months of Spring and Summer fun with our families and friends at the seashore or in the mountains as we choose. Life is Good!

Our Lady Venus in Gemini is prepared for any adventure — mutable and airy, she immediately is aboard for any fun escapade, her wanderlust and curiosity will stand her in good stead as she joins friends in their innovative journeys. Sometimes seemingly shy, it’s because her ability to immediately read what people are thinking puts her at an advantage that others cannot fathom. Always mentally busy, her dual mind can quickly grasp the aura and intention of her companions — so she may often opt out when she intuits that things may go askew! Never underestimate our Lady Venus in Gemini — she may appear a bit flustered, discombobulated or in disarray — but be sure her intellectual insight will quickly bring order to her confusion. Loving and kind, ethereal and mystical, knowing and able to get her ducks in a row — our Lady Venus in Gemini will steal our hearts, stimulate our minds, and bring laughter and delight wherever she roams.

On the 24th Lady Venus opposes Mars in Sagittarius mid-evening, so if you are out and about, you may find a flirtatious gent admiring your swagger, just be sure it’s not just a flash-in-the-pan as Mars will soon Retrograde into Scorpio bringing a whole different aura to the party! On the 30th Venus tangles with Uranus in Aries in the early evening — this could be an airy conflagration, bide your time! In a negative aspect with Neptune in Pisces on June 2nd in the late evening, which may make it likely that there are hidden agendas and/or someone isn’t being totally honest — things are murky. The 3rd brings Venus opposing Saturn in Sagittarius in the early evening, you may find that a disagreement becomes harsh, or someone leaves and slams the door. Venus squares Jupiter in Virgo on the 4th in the early night hours, bringing a disruption in plans or someone who never admits to being wrong is holding court to the detriment of all. Also on the 4th is the extra energy of a New Moon in Gemini stirring up new ideas that may be able to be the start of a project you’ve been working on for the past few months. Lady Venus conjunct the Sun in Gemini on the 6th in the mid-afternoon hours, keeping you on your toes with vibrant conversations, and perhaps a special someone with a karmic tie, who notices your brilliance and beauty. On the 12th Venus is charmed by Uranus in Aries just before noon, open your heart and eyes to what may be a delightful interval of charm, opportunity, and a new friend. Be aware on the 13th in the wee morning hours that a Venus and Mars meeting may not go all that well, be prepared to ward off any unwanted advances.

Lady Venus is moving quickly now, so enjoy the short time we have her in Gemini! She will soon be in Cancer (June 17th), mothering all of us, and telling us to sit up straight — just like Mom!

Hint — find your Lady Venus in Gemini love at a swap meet, getting an ice cream, shopping for quirky fashions, at a speedway, in a comedy club, dancing the night away, secretly reading Harry Potter (again), at the airport, just looking up at the sky, buying two of everything, eating chili dogs, helping at an animal shelter, in a coffee shop, reading to toddlers, walking in the park.

 

Full Moon in Sagittarius — May 21, 2016

I don’t usually give extra notice for a Full Moon which is covered in the month’s astrological activity post, however, this weekend’s Full Moon crests on Saturday afternoon at 1 degree of Sagittarius, at 4:15 PM EST (add one hour for DST) in conjunction with Retrograde Mercury slowing to Stationary Direct on the 22nd at 14 degrees of Taurus at 8:20 AM EST, as it begins forward motion once again. I would expect there to be further slow downs and hiccups in anything new we are planning or delays in expected packages or mail. Also, transportation issues may arise, and our own automobiles may decide it’s time for some repair work. Computers are vulnerable, indeed any device — cell phone, tablet, pad can be at risk for failure. Communication can be confusing, so if meeting someone — make sure of the address — and get a phone number if possible! Just sayin’.

When Rx Mercury is slowing — just before it turns Direct, there seems to be a stronger energy for things to go awry, as if Mercury is holding on to its Rx mode and is unwilling to move forward. So anyone born at 1 degree of Gemini/Sagittarius, or having a major Planet at that degree, or anyone with a strong connection to 14 Degrees of Taurus — may find themselves with some delays, controversy, car trouble, travel issues, or just a computer glitch that comes out of nowhere!

It takes Rx Mercury a few days after being Stationary Direct to get moving forward once again with its full compliment of positive energy. So if possible, delay any new plans or ideas until a few days after the 22nd. Planning ahead is one of the benefits of knowing when the stars are aligned in your favor, and conversely, when they may be working against you.

We all traverse the Rx Mercury phases 3 0r 4 times a year, and usually we are only moderately influenced or disconcerted by some unseen events — but those times when Rx Mercury and a Full Moon appear together within a couple of days can wreak havoc on what we may have been planning. It’s best to be prepared for whatever eventualities occur if possible — or if you can — just go with the flow!

May the Force be with You!

New Moon in Taurus Reminder — May 6th 2016

The New Moon in Taurus crests at 2:29 PM EST today, so you all have enough time to plan your affirmations, desires and wishes! Think about what would make your life and the lives of your loved ones better, more optimistic and healthier. Write out your list after the New Moon has crested and for the next 24 hours the energy and power of this Taurus New Moon will be stimulating the ether with a potent punch of ethereal dynamism that can be tapped in order to bring about our deepest desires.

It is the chance the Universe gives us each month to put in our own two-cents worth of hope and faith that we can influence our lives in an optimistic and positive way. Dig deep into your inner spirit and psyche in order to find those affirmations that will best serve your life right now — whatever you need to improve your life can be written down and will enter the Galaxial ether to become your new reality.

Find your bliss, your most intimate desires, your basic needs and write out your wishes with detail and intensity. Imagine your future with no financial issues, with your health restored, with a new home on the horizon, with family conflict resolved, with anything you can imagine that will bring about more happiness and those halcyon days you long to enjoy!

Draw toward yourself the life you deserve to live to the full. Bring yourself and your family the joys of carefree days, loving kindness, and a brighter more positive outlook.

Peace

New Moon in Taurus — May 6th 2016

The New Moon in Taurus crests on the 6th, at 2:29 PM EST (add one hour for DST) at 16 degrees of the sign. The Moon in Taurus can bring stability and often a port in a storm — as chaos may rage, and controversies arise with each new day, our Taurus Moon calms our innermost fears and can allow us to take a step back in order to observe the reality of what is going on in our world. Just an amusing aside, while watching an early morning news show recently — the reporter seemed a bit flustered, and said “I don’t know what’s going on, but anything that can go wrong is going wrong!” I took a deep breath and thought — well, “you are right on schedule, with Mercury and Mars in Retrograde mode — much of our daily activities are being blitzed by things going awry!” 

However, there is always a silver-lining to negative on-goings — and the positive fact about a Rx Mercury is that there is a chance for a “do-over” — if something didn’t turn out the way you wanted them to in the past few months, you may find a way to revisit the incident or project to discover a new way to get things back on track, or some vital information that was missing has been found, and it gives you the ability to correct, renew, or revitalize a special dream, plan or venture that was put on hold or seemingly put on the scrap heap! The Planets are always in motion propelling us towards knowledge and understanding. Working with the cadence of the Galaxy in harmony will eventually bring us to our truest revelations and reality.

The idea of writing out affirmations, dreams, wishes and desires is the same as sending our prayers for our loved ones, for the ailing, for those in harms way. Our prayers have substance and form as they flow into the ethereal atmosphere that surrounds all of us. We believe in the power of our prayers because we entreat a higher power and we can believe in the power of our worldly thoughts as well because we each have within us that same spark of holiness — everything we think, dream, hope for, imagine has substance. The good will we send outward will be returned to us in subtle ways to improve our lives — of course, the opposite is also in play — our negative, hateful and mean-spirited thoughts also can be conveyed back to us with less happy results. I think the best idea is that the more positive and helpful we can be during our lifetime here on Earth, the easier our pathway — this doesn’t mean our path will be free of all sorrows — we are here to learn and evolve, and sometimes we are faced with dire circumstance — but with a good and caring heart — we can overcome our adversities to become ever more honest, loving, pure and untainted by the challenging vagaries and karmic lessons of our lives.

This New Moon can be the catalyst for our future, our entreaties are sent out into the ether, where they are formed into the basis for a positive emanation in order to improve our lives and the lives of our loved ones. Especially during this time of Mercury’s Retrograde period, we can revisit any of our former requests or wishes that haven’t come into our reality so that we can refresh and renew our thoughts — rewriting them to better fit into our lives now. Didn’t get that new job? car? promotion? win the hand of that special someone? couldn’t revamp your negativity? still carry resentment and negativity? can’t let go of former insults or dismissive attitudes? Try to envision how you can change your outlook, the situation you find yourself in at this time, what it would take to open your heart to forgiveness, find a way to a better and more positive attitude! Anything you can imagine can be yours given your innate abilities and your adjusting your attitude to enable you to draw toward yourself a more loving, kinder, optimistic, confident and constructive aura of positive thinking.

Allow love, kindness, and happiness into your realm — open your heart and spirit in order to be able to accept the wonderful benefits of a life well lived. We all deserve to be loved and to be able to love — our human evolution is built upon our bonding with our families, fellow man and all of humanity. We are stronger, better, more resilient and more humane when we share with and love each other.

Write out your affirmations, wishes, and desires with the New Moon in Taurus energy on the 6th  — starting at 2:29 PM EST and for the next 24 hours your affirmations will enter the fertile ethereal mists to become whole and will begin their journey into your reality. Taurus is a practical Fixed Earthy sign that loves all of the good things in life, has a deep love of family, is especially good for requesting financial help or help with finding real-estate, can bring good health (especially around the throat area), will insist upon quality and durability in anything for their homes, a determined sign that will reach their goals, stable, a bit stubborn, but ultimately a true and steady friend. Use the sterling qualities of Taurus in order to fine-tune your affirmations — sit back and watch the magic happen!

Peace

 

May’s Astrological Activity — 2016

May is supposed to bring flowers after April’s showers — this year it seem the blooms may be a little late in showing up to brighten our landscapes with the cooler weather — however, as is often said of New England weather,” if you don’t like it — just wait a minute“! Change seems to be in the air during the Spring, but with this month starting with a Rx Mercury and Rx Mars, changes may be slow in coming. It appears to be a time to either wait and see — or to go over plans and goals to refine your outlook. I prefer to think positively though, and I am hoping the New Moon in Taurus at 16 degrees and cresting on the 6th at 2:29 PM EST will give us that boost of Galaxial energy that can revive our tired winter spirits, and bring us a freshening of the atmosphere so we can breathe in the brightness of this season of growth and renewal. For those whose birthdays are near this date it is a new lunar cycle that may bring opportunity and growth.

On the 21st the Full Moon at 1 degree of Sagittarius/Gemini crests at 4:15 PM EST and connects with Mars in Sagittarius so there is more volatile energy being emitted and passions may run high. Pluto also has a say with a harsh angle that intensifies all of the Full Moon’s usual over-the-top power. We all must try to avoid conflicts and confrontations during this unstable time span. The best course of action would be to walk away from anyone who seems to be looking for a fight! The Sun also opposes Mars on the 22nd thereby perhaps extending and exacerbating the duration of the Full Moon energy. For those who cross the line, consequences may be long lasting and harsh, so anyone who feels entitled to create chaos may be in for a rude awakening.

This month will bring many opportunities for family gatherings, a good time to reconnect with those we have not seen in some time, and to be able to appreciate our nearest and dearest. With our busy lives we sometimes allow too much time to dissipate between connecting to our loved ones and then we feel an awkward inability to communicate when finally getting back in touch! Don’t let anything get in the way of improving or enhancing your family connections — these are your karmic ties, those who are here in your life at this time to help, teach or learn with you. Everyone who is more than a passing entity in your life has a message for you, (and you for them) — listen carefully as you might hear just what your mission or your bliss is during this lifetime. We are as interconnected to one another as the tides are to the shore — our harmony and cadence while on Earth is a symbiotic ballet that compliments and enhances each of us.

Neptune in Pisces, the Planet of illusion, visionaries, art, narcotics, perfume, and intense emotional feelings and responses is being challenged by both Saturn in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Virgo — we are being stimulated to look at our deepest beliefs in a visceral manner in order to find how we have grown either closer or away from what we were taught to believe by others. We may find we are challenging childhood teachings that we no longer have faith in  — or our common-sense has taught us that we cannot just parrot old teachings or beliefs, if our life experience has brought us to a new understanding of old mores and customs. On the other hand we may realize that we are more in touch with our families traditions than we ever thought possible — as we raise our children with our solid grounding in age-old principles that work as well today as they did in the past. As adults, we have woven our own tapestry of life, with our family input, our education, our experiences, and our own need for harmony, balance, our moral compass, and our need for loving and being loved!

As the month begins, the Moon in Pisces brings us the desire to find beauty and love wherever we are, perhaps also stimulating our dream states and allowing us to be more welcoming to those we meet along the way. The Sun in Taurus trining Jupiter in Virgo on the 3rd helps us to feel a vibration of good will that gives us hope and a happier outlook. The New Moon in Taurus on the 6th will stimulate our need to make plans for our future, but with Rx Mercury in the mix — keep them on ice until the 22nd when Mercury goes direct. On the 7th an Earthy meeting of the Sun and Pluto make us feel powerful and positive about the our journey in this lifetime, the 9th has Venus meeting up with Neptune at breakfast time and we are wearing our “rose-colored glasses” so everything seems beautiful — just don’t overindulge in sugary sweets! Jupiter also turns direct on the 9th bringing a more positive energy from its mighty girth, and meeting with Venus on the 10th  brings abundant love for all mankind — and perhaps for that someone special. The 12/13th finds Mercury and Venus (in Taurus) meeting with powerful Pluto (in Capricorn) — in these Earthy signs we may find ourselves seeking practical ways to talk to someone we feel is interesting, discover the answer to a mystery, or make an impression on your boss that will bring you an unexpected reward. The Sun Enters Gemini on the 20th bringing an influx of Airy energy and brilliant ideas into our realm, and on the 21st the Full Moon in Sagittarius/Gemini meeting with Mars will bring a burst of power that can get out of control, but being aware of the unsettled atmosphere we can traverse this time-span with common-sense and practicality! The Sun opposing Mars on the 22nd extends the Full Moon volatility during the morning rush hour — so although it’s a Saturday, drive defensively and keep cool, Mercury is stationary direct also, so public transportation may have a few hiccups. Lady Venus Enters Gemini on the 24th bringing a lighter and Airier feeling to our psyches, and on the 26th Jupiter squares off with Saturn in order to make us aware of any flaws in plans or hidden problems we are ignoring. A Venus in Gemini and Uranus in Aries quick tryst on the 30th may find us in an awkward situation that makes us uncomfortable, but Mercury in Taurus meeting with Pluto in Capricorn later in the day brings a bit more stability into our realm.

As we traverse each month, our lives unfold as if a book of wonder — each day bringing new opportunities, challenges and successes. Try to keep your most positive outlook in high gear, and accept each day as the gift it truly is — life is beauty, growth, evolution, friends, family, and most importantly our karmic love connections. We live, we learn, we love — we are privileged to be in our human form in order for us to evolve into the true spiritual beings of light, energy and forever love that we are meant to be.

A Happy Mother’s Day to all Moms, Stepmoms, Grandmothers Aunts, and all those who have taken on the joy of raising a child! It is the most unique opportunity to feel the purest form of love, the most unadulterated of human feelings, an unconditional commitment to furthering our families with the highest form of human interaction — the love for a child — Blessings!

 

 

 

 

 

Lady Venus Enters Taurus — April 29, 2016

Lady Venus Enters Earthy Fixed Taurus on April 29th at 7:36 PM EST (add one hour for DST). Having been a bit overwhelmed in active and passionate Aries, Lady Venus welcomes her stay in Taurus — like old friends meeting after a long separation, they embrace each other with warmth, deep love and understanding. Lady Venus shines in Taurus — not as the Fabulous Fashionista, but rather the elegant model in the little black dress with pearls, the soccer Mom who runs the PTA, the sophisticated mature woman on the cover of Town and Country magazine in her tweeds and hounds-tooth, the genteel grandmother with a knowing smile and a twinkle in her eye! All classically groomed, believing in themselves, and kowtowing to no one — they know their worth and are comfortable in their minds and bodies.  Taurus imbues Venus with an air of confidence and power, she can become anyone she desires with determination and a eagle eye on her goals. Don’t get in the way of a Venus in Taurus woman– she will mow you down! Earthy, sensually sexy, sensitive and spiritual — our Lady Venus in Taurus can be the love of your life!

Perhaps this passage of Venus in Taurus will help to offset the skirmishes of Mercury’s Retrograde period since they ride together in Taurus all month long — until Mercury goes direct in Taurus on the 22nd at 8:20 AM EST, and Venus moves into Gemini on the 24th at4:45 AM EST. Venus meets up with Mercury at 16 degrees of Taurus on  the 13th at 2:11 PM EST — perhaps engendering a cozy conversation with someone special or helping to clear the air about some controversy. Using the positive timing of the Planets can help us traverse our pathway on Earth with a bit more confidence and control.

On May 5th Venus has a minor dust up with Mars that may impact the rush hour — so keeping an even temper will serve everyone best and it is a fast moving transit that will dissipate quickly. Our May New Moon on the 6th at 2:29 PM EST crests at 16 degrees of Taurus, helping to bring some stability to the on-goings of this month’s Mercury Rx. The 9th brings a nice meeting of Venus and Neptune at breakfast time that can bring about a wonderful morning meeting, have you awaken after a vivid dream that gave you new insight and an uplifting emotional feeling of well-being and hope for the future. In the afternoon hours of the 10th Venus trines Jupiter in Virgo to brighten our outlook, bringing some good luck and a sense of a job well done. The next day (11th) a dinner time meeting of Venus and Saturn in Sagittarius might have us stuck in rush hour traffic or realizing we haven’t made the necessary adjustments to our monetary accounts and we may find ourselves in default. Fortunately Venus and Pluto trine on the evening of the 13th to bring a flurry of deep feelings to the fore, and we may think about making an important commitment. Wednesday the 18th finds Venus in touch with quirky Uranus in Aries engendering feelings of excitement and exhilaration — or since it is in the very early morning hours a sudden wake-up call that gets our adrenalin running. The Full Moon at 1 degree of Sagittarius/Gemini on the 21st at 4:15 PM EST will be conjunct Mars allowing for a little more energy to be expelled. For those whose birthday is near this date they may want to be a little more cautious and watchful about what is going on around them. Avoid anyone who seems out of control or in an agitated state — and be pro-active when driving — in order to circumvent any issues. The Sun opposes Mars on the 22nd exacerbating and extending the already hyper-activity of the Full Moon at 1 degree Sagittarius /Gemini!

Mercury in Taurus goes into direct motion on the 22nd at 8:20 AM EST — but it will take a few days for it to resume a normal forward motion — Lady Venus will enter Gemini on the 24th at 4:45 AM EST giving us a merry month ahead.

Hint — Find your Lady Venus in Taurus at an upscale boutique, in a real-estate office, buying silk scarves, at a jewelry store, at a bull-riding contest, at a beauty shop, buying make-up, at the theater or a drama festival, in an art gallery, buying flowers, at a music recital, looking for new furniture, having clothing altered, trading stocks and saving for her future, relaxing at a spa, dining at a steak-house, and enjoying time with family and friends.