Astro-forecast May 2017
Mixed Media by Gery Mews
When the Sun journeys through the sign Taurus the attention turns towards our connection with nature and the development of a healthy relationship with the material world. Since ancient times this sign has been associated with the fertility and innate riches of planet Earth. Individuals with a major Taurean influence (Sun, Moon or Ascendant) are often great gardeners or farmers and feel very familiar with the concept of self-sufficiency. The cultivation of personal resources is an important theme as they are motivated to be self-reliant and have a natural urge to preserve what they sense as essential for survival. They need a lot of stability; under pressure, they dig their heels in and refuse to budge. As easy-going as they may be most of the time, Taureans do resist change. They dislike moving to different locations, changing homes or even meeting new people.
The current Mercury retrograde period ends on May 3; we can expect that the flow of communication, be it between two people or two countries, will slowly improve again. Mercury is conjunct Uranus and trine Saturn during May 8-13, laying the ground for innovative ideas that can be manifested once Mercury enters earthy Taurus on May 17. May 1 starts with an 2nd exact square between Chiron, the mythic wounded healer, and Saturn, the planet signifying limitations, boundaries and authority. (The 1st exact square took place 29 Dec,2017). Chiron/Saturn correlates with our current global crisis in consciousness, a collective loss of meaning (Chiron), combined with a deepening mistrust in existing authorities, their systems and structures of control (Saturn). Chiron, a planetoid discovered in 1977 orbiting between Saturn and Uranus, symbolises the split between body & soul and the contrast between our earthly realities (Saturn) & spiritual potential (Uranus). Nevertheless, Chiron/Saturn includes the promise of discovering a completely new path of healing and reconciliation once we question limiting beliefs (Saturn in Sagittarius) and acknowledge our shared humanity (Chiron in Pisces). On May 10, the Lunar Nodes shift from Virgo/Pisces backwards onto the Leo/Aquarius axis (until November 2018), which supports the move into a different direction and the furthering of a fresh perspective. The Lunar Nodes signify our collective karma and evolutionary journey. Themes and issues will be emphasised that have to do with the relationship of heart (Leo) vs mind (Aquarius), self (Leo) vs the collective (Aquarius), and the discovery of the interconnectedness of all life. The evolutionary intent of this axis includes the development of one’s spontaneity and authentic self. The question here is : Where do I stand as an individual in relation to society, and vice versa; what is right for me and what is right for everybody involved? The influence of Uranus as ruler of Aquarius will intensify people’s urge to challenge the control of the ruling elite, bringing the principles of ‘equality and diversity’ amongst all people back into focus.
Saturn forms a harmonious trine with Uranus (exact May 19) and its influence will be felt during the entire month. Saturn/Uranus offers new possibilities & constructive solutions for the many challenges of the moment. We might have a good chance especially during May to manifest extraordinary creative ideas & replace old behaviours and thinking patterns with a new attitude towards life that bridges the past with a dawning future. This is a great moment in time for breaking through old frontiers, walking a different path and developing a more inclusive narrative for old standing issues. If we are open for innovative solutions, we can create incredible changes during this period. Nevertheless, we cannot deny that there are also forces at work that try to block the great paradigm shift that is occurring.
The Full Moon in Scorpio opposite the Taurus Sun on May 11 is the most spiritual Full Moon of the year, as it celebrates Wesak, the Festival of the Buddha; it marks the highpoint of the spiritual year when forces of enlightenment associated with the Buddha pour into the planet and people all over the Earth join in meditation. The Full Moon is exact at 7.42 am AEST. It forms a harmonious triangle with Pluto, planet of renewal, indicating the great potential of this moment in time for the clearing and transforming of a lot of negative energy. The New Moon in Gemini on May 26 could expose some weak spots in our plans and projects leading to set backs and disappointments, as Mars in Gemini is transiting the Chiron/Saturn square (see above) until early June. We might have less energy and support than expected for realising our objectives. Therefore, it is essential to remain grounded, take a step-by-step approach and keep focusing on our vision.
Aries: The current earthy energies support a slower pace; however, this may not resonate with your reality. Mars, your fiery ruler, is multitasking in Gemini until June 5, keeping you on your feet and busy with many different projects. Try to find some time in between for relaxation.
Taurus: Archetypal Taurus is known for its steadfastness and reliability. It is a good moment in time to appreciate the simple pleasures in life such as a massage, some nourishing food, or time spent in nature with friends and family. Contemplate on what you value and what makes you most happy.
Gemini: Here is an interesting planetary combo to be aware of: Mars in the sign of Mercury (until June 5) and Mercury in the sign of Mars (until May 17): the warrior dressed as the trickster and the trickster dressed as the warrior! Be prepared for a period of heightened mental agility. Therefore, find your inner centre, focus on what feels good and keep breathing.
Cancer: This is a time where you can reap the rewards from all your hard work. Spend some time with good old friends to celebrate life and its abundance. There is a lot going for you, especially if you keep an open mind and are inspired by the any opportunities that are coming your way. What is your highest goal that you would like to manifest?
Leo: The Lunar North Node will be retrograding through your sun sign from May 9 until November 2018. This can be a great period for furthering your spontaneity and creative abilities. The challenge is moving into the heart centre and being authentic, instead of doing things to attract attention. Your personal timing could improve during this period, develop finding yourself in the right place at the right time.
Virgo: This is a period where you find a lot of cosmic support for healing and reconciliation with the past. You might be challenged to release forms and patterns which no longer support your growth. Which limiting beliefs can be left behind and what is the spiritual truth that you need to embrace? This is a good time for questioning your own beliefs and the way you perceive your life’s events.
Libra: This is a time to be open for inspiring encounters with others and a deepening of your shared values. Your personal relationship could go through an important phase of innovation, creativity and growth, especially if you give each other enough space for expanding your own activities. You may find that you have a lot of energy for higher studies, travel, or starting on new projects.
Scorpio: This is a period where it is easy for you to form working relationships with others instead of doing things on your own. The opinion of others are important and you should consider them in planning your strategies. Conflicts over values or possessions are possible. Your best course of action is to recognise that sometimes you need to rely on others for support.
Sagittarius: This is a period where it is essential to use your energy to work cooperatively on relationship problems. When a difference arises, you need to settle it quickly instead of hanging on. Regard it as a time for reconciliation, where you are challenged to question limiting beliefs and release behaviour patterns that stop you from growing. There is a higher spiritual truth that needs to be discovered and embraced.
Capricorn: This is a time for creative problem solving and finding new ways through the dark. Make extra space for playtime with your children, grandchildren, or revive your own ‘divine child’. In the process, you might find great new insights about yourself and challenge old patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving which are blocking your growth.
Aquarius: Home and family play a key role in your life now providing you with opportunities to learn about your deepest needs, values and resources. Look for new inspirations on how to transform your home into a place of beauty, harmony and happiness. This is a very self-expressive time when you have lots of energy, but not necessarily enough structure and self-discipline to match. Be careful not to burn the candle at both ends.
Pisces: This is an important period for healing and reconciling with the past. Question your own beliefs and make space for fresh insights that could lead you into a new direction. You have lots of energy at your disposal for domestic projects and family activities. You might be dealing with unfinished business that is resurfacing, especially if you feel a bit defensive. Deal with it and move on.
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