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May 2011 Detailed Forecast
Whatever your Sun Sign, this forecast will help you make the best use of
each month’s astrological energies. Events are most powerful on the
dates listed. However, their influence will be active for at least
several days before and after. All dates and times are in the U.S.
eastern time zone.
Everyone is affected by these global transits. However, you will be most
powerfully impacted when moving planets activate natal planets and other
sensitive points in your personal horoscope.
5/1 Mars conjunct Jupiter
Moon in Taurus
5/11 Venus/Jupiter/Mercury triple conjunction
5/17 Full Moon in Scorpio
5/20 Mars and Mercury trine
Pluto; Mercury conjunct Mars
5/21 Sun enters Gemini
THE STORY SO FAR.
Retrogrades: Saturn thru 6/12;
Pluto Rx thru 9/16
It's best to avoid starting important new
projects or making major purchases during these times. "Business as
usual" is the best strategy for these periods, which occur when the Moon
has made its last major Ptolemaic aspect but has not yet moved into the
next sign. Learn more about working with void-of-course Moons
5/1, 11:21 am – 5/2, 2:00 am (Taurus)
am – 5/4, 1:11 pm (Gemini)
5/6, 4:13 pm - 10:33 pm (Cancer)
2:53 am - 5:37 am (Leo)
5/11, 3:04 am – 10:00 am (Virgo)
10:52 pm – 5/13, 11:58 am (Libra)
5/15, 12:02 pm - 12:33 pm (Scorpio)
5/17, 7:09 am - 1:24 pm (Sagittarius)
5/19, 10:18 am - 4:17 pm
5/21, 5:05 pm - 10:33 pm (Aquarius)
5/24, 3:41 am -
8:25 am (Pisces)
5/25, 2:15 pm – 5/26, 8:38 pm (Aries)
am - 9:03 am (Taurus)
5/31, 11:38 am - 7:58 pm (Gemini)
Physicality, sexuality and high-energy activity receive a major rev-up
around the 1st with the triple conjunction of Mars,
Jupiter and the Moon. The urge to start something new may feel
overwhelming, but postpone major new projects until after the New Moon
on the 3rd if at all possible!
A quincunx of Saturn to the Taurean Sun
may slow your momentum. Dogged persistence, combined with jujitsu-style
adjustment, should get you moving forward again – assuming that you're
engaged in appropriate action!
May's New Moon arrives today at 2:51 AM (12°30'
Taurus). New beginnings relating to sensuality, the natural world, the
five senses, personal resources, self-esteem and “just being” are
supported. This lunation's aspects suggest that you should be open to
making adjustments to existing structures as you move forward (tight
quincunx from Saturn), and be aware that releasing that which
does not optimally serve you can open the door to increased wealth and
power (loose trine from Pluto)!
This New Moon's Sabian Symbol is,
Porter Carrying Heavy Baggage.”
As you look at your own life situation, are there
ways in which you can lighten up – physically, emotionally, mentally or
spiritually – so that you feel less burdened? (On a personal note, I'm
currently selling, donating, recycling or discarding most of the things
I don't really need, and the unburdening process feels
Divine inspiration is also
in the air today, along with easier connection to Source, thanks to a
Stay open to inspiration around healing, mentoring and fine-tuning with
the Sun quintile Chiron.
Subtle inspirations that can help you with in the realms of
productivity, maturity and responsibility can come to you more easily
with a Sun-Saturn biquintile.
5/9 (Mon). Clear, direct communication within your
important relationships is supported with Mercury conjunct Venus.
This is happening in the volatile sign of Aries, so whatever the other
person does, strive to keep your end of the conversation civil and
This has the potential to be an unusually lucky day, since the
two classic benefics – Venus and Jupiter – are conjunct! If
exact timing is important, 10:42 AM is the magic moment
when they come together. Actions initiated around this time, especially
those that relate to relationships, money, creativity and communication,
can benefit from this auspicious energy. (I list communication because
this is actually a triple conjunction, which also includes
enters Taurus today, where it will remain thru 6/20. This lays
down a productive background energy of energized persistence. Mars in
Taurus is also great for relaxed, sensual loveplay which honors the
entire body as an erogenous zone.
(Thu). With Taurean Mars sextile Neptune, it's
a great time to take persistent action on your dreams and visions. This
energy is also ideal for integrating subtle spiritual energy into your
everyday physical activities.
(Sun). Matters relating to finance, creativity and
relationships may benefit from a steady, deliberate approach today
through 6/9 while Venus transits Taurus.
Mercury also enters Taurus today, where it will remain thru
6/3, encouraging a steady, methodical, down-to-earth approach to
learning and communication.
four personal planets – Mercury, Venus, Mars and the Sun – in
Taurus thru 5/20. What an amazing time to focus on the Taurean
qualities of sensuality, persistence, immersion in nature, enjoyment of
fine cuisine, and being instead of doing!
With Mercury and Venus both sextile Neptune, you'll
benefit by requesting intuitive guidance on matters that relate to our
currently emphasized themes: relationships, money, creativity and
communication. Then muster up the courage to follow it!
Venus are also conjunct in Taurus today. Harmonious
communication is supported, especially if you take a calm, methodical
(Tue). May's Full Moon shines forth today at
7:09 AM (26°13' Scorpio). Ask yourself how “full-filled” you are in the
areas of personal transformation, occult practice, research and
investigation, psychology and joining resources with others, and make
This Full Moon has the potential to be intense
and challenging, since it receives perdominantly challenging aspects
from most of the outer planets. But its very lack of subtlety makes it
easy to identify the areas where you need to focus.
Outdated structures (Saturn semi-square)?
Repair or discard. Is something you don't truly need dissolving out of
your life (Neptune square)? Let it go. Are you
receiving instructions from your Higher Self (Uranus trine)?
Follow them to the letter!
This Full Moon's Sabian Symbol
Military Band Marches Noisily On Through The City Streets.” One
function of military bands is to generate excitement and support for
aggressive campaigns, and there are plenty of those these days! Remember
that you always have a choice whether to cheer on the parade – or
maintain your peace and equilibrium as it passes by.
Abundant, steady energy is available for mentoring and healing with
Taurean Mars sextile Chiron.
5/19 (Thu). Mercury
sextiles Chiron a day after Mars, amplifying opportunities for
mentoring and healing.
5/20 (Fri). Chiron
receives its third sextile in three days, this time
from Venus. Mentoring and healing activities are
reinforced even more strongly!
When was the last
time you and your lover took several hours just to adore and luxuriously
stimulate every inch of each other's bodies? There's great energy for
this with Taurean Mars trine Pluto. Or you could choose
to get a whole lot of work done instead!
also trine Pluto today, smoothing the way for transformational,
down-to-earth communication. (Or sweet whispers in your lover's ear...)
There's a reason
Mars and Mercury are both trine Pluto today: they're
conjunct in Taurus! This can energize volatile
communication, especially if your self-esteem or security feels
threatened. But it can also positively energize communication,
particularly around practical matters.
5/21 (Sat). The Sun is in Gemini 5/21 through 6/21,
beaming the energies of learning, communication, playfulness,
tricksterism, variety and verbosity.
Sensual and erotic energy is once again in the
air, with Taurean Venus trine Pluto. This aspect also
supports financial abundance and creative inspiration.
5/22 (Sun). The more you tune into your intuition, the less
likely it is that a Sun-Neptune square will catalyze
illusion or deception in your life. On the high side, focusing on divine
connection, creative inspiration and loving others unconditionally are
With Venus and Mars conjunct in Taurus, giving energy
to your important relationships will help solidify their foundations. If
touch or sensuality are appropriate, be sure to include them. A “Steady
Eddie” approach to money and creativity is also supported.
At the same time, a
Mercury-Saturn quincunx has the potential to bollix
communication, so make sure that you're both understanding and being
Are there any unsound structures in your important relationships? With a
Venus-Saturn quincunx, any that exist may come to your
attention – providing wonderful opportunities to repair and strengthen
worthwhile partnerships. If old psychological or emotional wounds are
surfacing, are you
calling on the divine to heal them for you?
5/25 (Wed). Intuitive flashes may be
heating up with the Sun sextile Uranus, as well as an
urge to individuate and serve the collective.
If you feel your vitality waning, a simple adjustment
may be all it takes to get a Mars-Saturn quincunx to
energize you instead!
5/26 (Thu). Major creative
inspiration is flooding the ethers, with Taurean Venus quintile
Piscean Neptune. Extraordinarily, everything involved here –
the planets, signs and aspect – support your muse! Connecting with your
divine source, and feeling the divine glow in others, is also easier
with this aspect.
Perhaps your creative process will have a
cathartic component, with a Sun-Chiron square
potentially bringing up old emotional baggage.
Thoughts, not circumstances,
cause suffering: which habitual ways of thinking are causing you the
most dis-ease? With the Geminian Sun quincunx Pluto,
it's a great time to identify and adjust them!
Ready to manifest
some of your dreams and visions into reality? With Taurean Mars
quintile Neptune, the time is right!
5/30 (Mon). Mentoring and
healing – perhaps through body-centered modalities – is supported with
Taurean Venus quintile Chiron.
QUICK GLOSSARY OF ASTROLOGICAL ASPECTS
planets in the same place (0° apart). Union; merging.
Two planets opposite each other (180º apart). Opposition; relationship.
angle. Conflict; challenge for growth.
angle. Easy, flowing connection.
angle. Flowing, high-energy connection.
angle. Difficulty making connection; adjustment required.
72° angle. Inspiring, creative connection.
angle. Like a quintile, but more subtle.