*As we begin the month of May “Daylight Saving’s Time” has begun — therefore since the times I give are for EST — you may want to add one hour to the time for the aspects mentioned.
May begins with Mercury in Aries still in Retrograde mode, however, it will soon turn direct at 24 degrees of the sign, on the 3rd at 11:33 AM EST, bringing more positive aspects into our realm. On the 15th of the month, Mercury enters the sign Taurus at 11:07 PM EST, changing its persona from one of frenetic energy to one of more control and steadiness. Now would be the time for you to put into motion your very well-planned goals, and be content with the status-quo until Mercury hits its full forward intensity and our progress will begin to grow.
This month’s Full Moon crests at 20 degrees of the sign Scorpio on the 10th at 4:44 PM EST, bringing to light any secrets or underhanded ongoings relating to women. Recent workplace scandals have already been exposed and an atmosphere of digging out other indignities and humiliations will be brought to light. Also as Scorpio is a Fixed Water sign, emotional encounters may be expected — jealousy and distrust may be rampant. Be sure you have all the facts before jumping to conclusions — and use common sense when discussing any issues.
Our New Moon in Gemini will occur on the 25th at 4 degrees of the sign, at 2:45 PM EST. This is a lighthearted and airy sign that is flirtatious and teasing, enjoy the playful quality of this engaging time span, but don’t take anything too seriously! Indeed, if indiscriminate — a little flirting may lead to resentment and bitterness on somebody’s part. Otherwise find your inner-child and enjoy the winsome spirit of our delightful Gemini New Moon.
We can enjoy the vibration of Venus in Aries throughout the month — as she brings her unique outlook on all that is beautiful and vibrant. New Spring clothing, jewelry, eyeglasses, a new hair style, and an interest in flowers, art and Spring-cleaning will be on the agenda! Mars in Gemini is frustrating Neptune in Pisces by intensifying secrets and underlying difficulties in relationships, or business partnerships. You will have to dig deep into your truest character to overcome any betrayal or disloyalty that is uncovered. Insensitive actions will cause major issues within relationships, try to be aware of your partners feelings. A fiery conflagration with Mercury conjunct Uranus in Aries, shadowed by a trine to Saturn in Sagittarius may have us wanting to move forward at too rapid a pace, however, Saturn is still in Rx mode — and Mercury/Uranus in Aries can make us feel a bit too much in a hurry to complete a project, and we might find we are “saying” too much about ourselves or other’s business. Hold your tongue and make sure all of your plans are in order — especially if there is a life-changing event happening. Jupiter in Libra, and Neptune in Pisces are trying to bring some adjustments into the world in general — perhaps shining a light on the importance of our air and water quality issues! On a personal note these two Planets are trying to raise our consciousness in order to bring positive changes to our outlook on those who are different than we are — to become more inclusive and accepting of diverse life-styles, religions, and attitudes.
Although Mercury goes into Direct Mode on the 3rd — we are still in its Rx shadow phase for a few days until it revs up to its usual forward motion. Just don’t think that any frustrating matters that happened last month will just disappear in a puff of smoke! Indeed it may be that negative issues will still linger for a while — but fear not — time will help to improve any conflicts, communication, transportation and technology problems that had reared their ugly heads.
Since May 1st starts off with the Moon in Virgo going void-of-course at 3:23 PM EST, and doesn’t enter the sign Leo until 11:12 PM EST, we may want to slide through the afternoon and early evening hours by biding our time and just working on rote material. We are, of course, dealing with Mercury’s slowdown and there will be confusion! On the 9th, the Sun in Taurus trining Pluto in Capricorn can help us use our innate knowledge and power to get our point across, begin to empower ourselves to better our outlook on life, and realize what we have to do to transform our own physical and/or emotional bodies. The 10th brings the Full Moon in Scorpio intensifying all our feelings and perhaps bringing our fears to the surface.
A complex combination of aspects on the afternoon of the 11th can have us feeling used and misunderstood, don’t make any waves until later in the afternoon when Mercury trines Saturn, and you will have all the details to be able to handle any earlier confusion. The 12th brings Mars and Jupiter into a good connection which will help us bring a brilliant idea to the table — perhaps a brainstorming session will clarify your genius! On Mother’s Day the 14th, keep the spirit, essence and love of this special day to honor all Mothers — let any petty annoyances drift off into the ether, and renew your commitment to the family and those karmic relations that mean so much to you. Perhaps a dream in the early hours of the 19th will bring an extraordinary idea that you’ve been thinking about — and will help to clarify any details. Later in the day there are flashes of wisdom, but they are clouded by frustrating and unhelpful co-workers — bide your time, you are on the right track. The 26th brings a bit of bother as Venus and Pluto don’t see eye-to-eye around the lunch hour, avoid any jealous or envious co-workers that are spiteful and mean-spirited. After midnight on the 28th your dreams may be vivid, and bring you solace and joy remembering those who have departed. And when you awaken you will be inspired by the beauty and wonder of Mother Nature and all of the incredible variety that exists within our World. Mars opposite Saturn on the 29th in the wee hours of the morning might find us restless and in need of comfort.
The evening of the 30th has us putting forth our ideas in an innovative and original manner, or you just want to experience some visceral excitement that will make you feel alive! We end the month with Mercury trining Pluto giving us a push to move our own ideas and agendas ahead — just be sure you know exactly where you are going!
It’s hard to believe that we will be entering the month of June — halfway through our year, and marking the 1st birthday of my amazing and lovable great-granddaughter! She has brought so much love, renewal and hope into our family this past year — we are humbled by her optimism, curiosity and instincts. Her ready smile brings me to tears, and when she reaches out to be held I simply melt. She knows she has her great-grandfather and myself wrapped around her little finger — and we couldn’t be more delighted. Our granddaughter is doing a wonderful job raising her to be a strong and independent person — seeing their interaction is a joy to behold! Indeed, all of our children and grandchildren are leading independent and worthwhile lives — and we are so proud and grateful to them for their steadfast commitment to our family! So very delighted, so very fulfilled, so very blessed!
Happy Mother’s Day to all of the awesome Moms out there! You Rock!