May’s Astrological Activity – 2017

*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!

 

 

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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!