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!







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