5/2, 4:08 am - 6:01 am (Capricorn)
5/4, 3:08 pm - 4:53 pm (Aquarius)
5/7, 2:37 am - 5:35 am (Pisces)
5/9, 4:13 pm - 5:31 pm (Aries)
5/12, 12:12 am - 2:50 am (Taurus)
5/14, 8:29 am - 9:19 am (Gemini)
5/16, 1:07 pm - 1:47 pm (Cancer)
5/18, 4:36 pm - 5:08 pm (Leo)
5/20, 7:43 pm – 8:00 pm (Virgo)
5/22, 10:34 pm - 10:51 pm (Libra)
5/25, 12:01 am - 2:18 am (Scorpio)
5/27, 7:14 am - 7:17 am (Sagittarius)
5/29, 12:40 pm - 2:46 pm
5/31, 11:42 pm – 6/1, 1:09 am (Pisces)
THE STORY SO FAR:
Three planets are retrograde as May opens: Mercury (thru 5/11), Saturn
(thru 5/30) and Pluto (thru 9/14).
Saturn-Neptune quincunx which
peaks today has already been in effect for a month, and will last
through early August. Be sure to release old structures which have
outlived their usefulness during this time, lest they be dissolved away
against your will! Work with the law of attraction can be empowered
during this time, and discipline applied to your spiritual and creative
pursuits will be rewarded.
Your mind has an enhanced ability to
probe into the depths, alone or in conversation with others, with
Pluto. Mercury's Taurean
placement also makes this a good time for financial opportunities.
Uranus, let your creativity
respond uninhibitedly to your intuitive flashes. Also stay open to
Spirit's guidance in bringing about paradigm shifts in important
relationships. Physical energy is abundant with
the Sun square Mars
– expend it in exercise and productive activity rather than picking
fights! Communication and writing receive a lovely combination of
inspiration and productivity with
There's plenty of positive
energy for relationships with
sextile Leonine Mars – with
these planets in air and fire signs, affairs could even turn passionate!
Creativity and harmonious initiation are also supported.
Mercury retrograde ends
on the 11th at 6:27 PM.
Difficulties you may have been experiencing around travel,
communications or technology should start easing up. However, wait until
the New Moon on the 13th to start major new projects: they tend to to
fare better when launched under a waxing Moon.
occurs on the 13th at 9:04 PM
(23°09' Taurus). New beginnings in finance, sensuality and relating with
nature as a sentient intelligence (think Avatar) are supported. The
aspects to this New Moon –
a trine from
Saturn, a square from Neptune and a sextile from Jupiter
-- suggest that your new ventures will enjoy solid support and good
fortune if you make Spirit an active partner!
This New Moon's
Indian warrior riding fiercely, human scalps hanging from his belt.”
Think of the warrior as
yourself racing toward your divinely guided destiny, and the scalps as
the aspects of yourself which, Kali-like, had to be slain for you to
grow into the full magnificence of your evolved self!
The most important things
about your key relationships – be they flowing or challenging – may be
Jupiter. This aspect could
also make it easy to overdo things – especially with Venus in
variety-loving Gemini! – so keep moderation in mind. Physical energy,
vitality and general exuberance will also be amplified with
the Sun sextile
has turned direct, it will be
repeating many of its recent aspects. The first example is its
Saturn, and the interpretation
is the same as it was on 5/4: communication and writing receive a lovely
combination of inspiration and productivity!
Venus is part of two challenging aspect patterns
from the 13th through the 23rd: a
peaking today and a
peaking on the 21st. (The
Jupiter and Uranus, with everybody squaring Venus!)
If there's a weak point in any of your key relationships, it may will
show itself during this time. Let your intuitive flashes tell you
whether a given relationship needs to be released, transformed, or just
taken to the next level of wonderfulness! Creativity will also be both
energized and challenged.
Relationships may be particularly
challenged right about now, with the T-square's
exact today and its
exact tomorrow. Let whatever's
coming up show you where a more solid foundation is needed in your
partnerships. At the same time, with
Venus trine Neptune,
your ability to achieve profound soul-blending with those you're close
to is easier than usual. The energy of steady productivity is also
available, thanks to a
have you craving altered
states? Union with spirit and manifesting your divinely inspired
creativity are two great ways to achieve them.
Pluto again today. As I said
on 5/3, your mind has an enhanced ability to probe into the depths,
either alone or in conversation with others. Mercury's Taurean placement
also makes this a good time for financial opportunities.
is part of the T-square
described on 5/18, and often has the specific effect of creating
challenge wherever paradigm shift is needed in relationships. Trust your
flashes of insight, but beware of impulsive financial decisions!
Venus also enters
Cancer today, or she will stay
through 6/13. Her placement here can help bring a soothing, nurturing
quality to relationships and creativity.
With all the challenge to
relationships in the air, it's nice that they can also benefit from the
healing and mentoring energy provided by a
The Sun enters
Gemini late on the 20th,
radiating the energy of learning, sharing information, love of variety,
eternal youth and tricksterism.
Intuitive flashes may be especially
the Sun sextile Uranus; I've
yet to meet a client who told me that they ultimately regretted
mentioned on 5/18 peaks today;
please refer back to that entry for its basic interpretation. With Venus
now in Cancer, relationships with family and those with whom you live
may be particularly affected.
the Grand Cross
includes four squares: Venus-Saturn, Saturn-Pluto, Pluto-Uranus/Jupiter,
Since a Grand Cross consists of four squares and two oppositions, it
also includes a
the opposition of
Saturn to Jupiter and Uranus.
The Grand Cross is considered the most powerful and challenging aspect
pattern in astrology, so take it seriously. But also remember that the
greatest challenges, when courageously faced, also provide the greatest
opportunities for growth and empowerment!
As if a Grand Cross wasn't enough,
there's also a
today. It may help you see
what most needs healing within yourself, and help provide energy for its
return to wholeness.
Jupiter opposing Saturn
(part of the Grand Cross)
exactly today, you may feel torn between old established habits and the
new directions your intuition is leading you. All of my experience
suggests that the intuitive path will serve you better.
Another element of the Grand Cross,
Venus-Pluto opposition, is
also exact today. Its meaning has already been covered in the Grand
While being open to
self-transformational adjustment is one of today's themes (Sun
quincunx Pluto), creative
inspiration and divine connection is doubly emphasized (Mars
biquintile Uranus and
shines forth on the 27th at
7:07 PM (7° Sagittarius). How satisfied are you with your activities in
the realms of higher learning, foreign travel, philosophy and religion?
This is the time to evaluate and adjust.
This Full Moon's
“Cupid knocks at
the door of a human heart.” At
this extraordinary time in history, however, Cupid is offering not just
human romantic love, but the indescribable bliss only available from the
unconditional love of the divine. Can you open to it?
A major astrological event occurs
Uranus enters Aries.
He remains thru 8/13 before
retrograding back into Pisces, then re-enters Aries on 3/11/11 for a
stay of about seven years.
The movement from Pisces to Aries is
the transition from dreaming to doing. Thus, we are now entering the
time when paradigm shifts, revolutions and breakthroughs on all levels
will play out not just in our imaginations, but in the physical world.
Another excellent way to use this energy is to take immediate action on
your intuitive flashes!
semi-sextile may create some
irritation if your religious path doesn't support a divine connection
you can feel for yourself. Excessive idealization and deceptive
illusions are also possible, so be sure to reality check anything that
seems too good to be true.
It's a good day to refine your
writing and your critical thinking with
Saturn turns direct
today at 2:09 PM, making it
easier to begin new business-related projects. Those with Saturn strong
in their natal charts will breathe a special sigh of relief.
Neptune turns retrograde
today, an excellent time for
meditation, expressing divinely inspired creativity, or flowing divine
light to others.