Mercury turns direct on May 11
at 2º41’ Taurus. This degree is symbolized in the Sabian Symbols by “Natural steps lead to a lawn of clover in bloom”. During the past three weeks we have had to reevaluate our material values. As we re-organized and simplified our daily lives, we became also more efficient and are likely to have found unexpected resources and exciting new forms of abundance.
Saturn is retrograde till May 29
between 28º34’ and 27º50’ Virgo. These two degrees are represented by “A seeker after occult knowledge is reading an ancient scroll which illumines his mind.” And “A baldheaded man who has seized power”. This retrogradation is about finding true power. Not the appearance of it that is based on manipulation, fear and lies, but real wisdom coming from the depths of our soul and the knowledge of the past transmitted through sacred manuscripts.
Neptune turns retrograde on May 31
at 28º42’ Aquarius and will remain so until November 9, 2011, when it will have reached 28º08’ Aquarius. This degree is symbolized by “A butterfly emerging from its chrysalis”. We are truly manifesting our real spiritual essence as “divine beings having a human experience”. As we become human dolphins, as we understand truly from the inside the oneness of all and the sacredness of our lives, the freer and happier we become. By November 2011 most of us will have reached the enlightenment that will fulfill the Mayan, Hopi and Inka prophecies of the emergence of a new world.
Pluto continues to be retrograde this whole month
between 5º16’ and 4º44’ Capricorn. The images associated with these two degrees are respectively: "Ten logs lie under an archway leading to darker woods." and "Indians on the warpath. While some men row a well-filled canoe, others in it perform a war dance." The road to freedom and enlightenment forces us to wage inner and outer wars with forces that would keep us ignorant or distort the truth. It is very important to remain cautious, and stand in our power. It is our purity of heart that enables us to see with clarity and discern what is from what is not. There is a very distinct separation occurring between those choosing in their free will war, decease, anger, lies and manipulation and those wanting love, peace, oneness and harmony.
The Moon will be Void of Course
(V/O –forming no major aspect with any planet before entering the following sign-):
Mark these periods in red in your calendar and avoid scheduling anything of importance during these times as they would amount to… Nothing!
Scheduling our activities using the zodiacal position of the Moon
Moon in Sagittarius until Sunday 5/2 at 2:59 AM + between Thursday 5/27 at 4:15 AM and Saturday 5/29 at 11:43 AM:
Perfect for long distance traveling, religious and/or philosophical activities or matters related to higher education and the law. Excellent for lecturing, learning, perfecting a foreign language, exploring other cultures…. Perfect also for athletic training and tending to large animals (horses….)
Moon in Capricorn between Sunday 5/2 at 3:00 AM and Tuesday 5/4 at 1:50 PM + between Saturday 5/29 at 11:44 AM and Monday 5/31 at 10:07 PM:
Good for furthering our ambitions asking for a promotion, enlisting the support of people in positions of authority, making a good impression, re-structuring our business and redefining our long-term goals…
Moon in Aquarius between Tuesday 5/4 at 1:51 PM and Friday 5/7 at 2:33 AM + between Monday 5/31 at 10:08 PM and Thursday 6/3 at 10:32 AM:
Perfect for philanthropic activities, charitable organizations, meeting with friends, making new acquaintances. Good also for inventions, far out, progressive ideas, inter-dimensional and time travel, anything related to UFOs, computers and technology in general…
Moon in Pisces between Friday 5/7 at 2:34 AM and Sunday 5/9 at 2:28 PM:
Great for meditating, sitting by the ocean, anything related to the sacred, dancing, painting, swimming, dreaming, music, photography, film, sleeping, channeling, connecting with the mystical, the magic and the oneness of all that is…
Moon in Aries between Sunday 5/9 at 2:29 PM and Tuesday 5/11 at 11:47 PM:
Perfect for intense physical activities, anything requiring forceful, direct action and self-assertion. Good also for leadership, spontaneity, good will, being a way shower, initiating new projects or bringing our car to the mechanic….
Moon in Taurus between Tuesday 5/11 at 11:48 PM and Friday 5/14 at 6:17 AM:
Perfect for any financial matter: paying our bills/debts, asking for the money that is owed to us, investing in real estate, buying and selling. Perfect also for a stroll in the park, going to the countryside, connecting with our Mother the Earth… Good also for gardening, pottery, sculpting, as well as body work…
Moon in Gemini between Friday 5/14 at 6:18 AM and Sunday 5/16 at 10:44 AM:
Excellent for multi-tasking, curiosity, any form of communication, exchanging information, sending e-mails, calling friends and acquaintances. Great also for social activities, attending conferences, reading a book, watching a documentary, gathering data on various topics, connecting with new people….
Moon in Cancer between Sunday 5/16 at 10:45 AM and Tuesday 5/18 at 2:05 PM:
Perfect for family activities, especially those involving children. Good for spending more time at home, cooking, nurturing ourselves and those we love, inviting the people we cherish over for dinner. Excellent also for drawing, creative writing, humor and anything requiring imagination and a touch of craziness….
Moon in Leo between Tuesday 5/18 at 2:06 PM and Thursday 5/20 at 4:57 PM:
Excellent for anything glamorous, dramatic performances, being in the public’s eye, throwing or attending an elegant party, playing with children, romance and creativity in general…
Moon in Virgo between Thursday 5/20 at 4:58 PM and Saturday 5/22 at 7:49 PM:
Excellent for starting a new fitness program, learning healthy nutrition, fasting, clearing our closets, cleaning our home, reorganizing our drawers…. Perfect also for detailed work, the focused use of our intelligence, and taking care of small pets….
Moon in Libra between Saturday 5/22 at 7:50 PM and Monday 5/24 at 11:16 PM:
Great for relationships, associations, diplomatic exchanges with others, anything related to beauty (a haircut, buying new clothes, a make-over…), art (especially painting and decorating…), a pleasant social event (concert, art exhibition…).
Moon in Scorpio between Monday 5/24 at 11:17 PM and Thursday 5/27 at 4:14 AM:
Perfect for scientific research, esoteric studies, self-transformation, shamanism, dealing with the mysteries of life, death, and sexuality, as well as insurances and issues involving personal power…
Our Intentional Meditation
Our intentional meditation began on Monday April 28th
with the Full Moon in Scorpio. On Thursday 5/13, take out your Full Moon charged papers and write one positive, concise intention per sheet. Place your papers out to be activated by the New Moon in Taurus, making sure they are on a balcony, in a garden or near a window by exactly 6:04 PM. Once that moment has passed, staple your sheets together, write the date and put them away, expecting a miracle!
Our next intentional meditation begins on Thursday 5/27.
Take out as many blank sheets as you will have intentions, and place them out (on a balcony, near a window or in a garden) to be charged by the Full Moon in Sagittarius at exactly 4:07 PM. Once that moment has passed, gather your sheets and place them in a folder until the next New Moon on June 12.
Monday 5/3: Mercury Trine Pluto (5:07 AM)
A day of great mental focus. We are likely to explore the depths of life, death and regeneration. Excellent for X-raying situations and people. Great for occult or scientific research. Contacts made today are profound with far-reaching consequences. Good for signing documents and getting into lasting associations with people we trust.
Tuesday 5/4: Sun Square Mars (6:09 AM)
If we are careful not to get involved in conflicts or give in to anger, much constructive work can be accomplished today. We are able to work through obstacles and make quick decisions.
Friday 5/7: Venus Sextile Mars (2:55 PM)
Great for a date. The masculine and the feminine within and without come into balance today. We feel energized. Our social contacts are flowing and pleasant. People respond with care and warmth.
Tuesday 5/11: Mercury turns direct (3:27 PM)
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.
Monday 5/17: Sun Sextile Jupiter (5:41 PM)
A day of great optimism and faith. Our positive energy opens many doors leading to expansion. Good for money. Even expensive items become affordable. A day to focus on abundance. Great also for long distance traveling.
Tuesday 5/18: Venus Square Saturn (1:18 AM), Venus Trine Neptune (3:14 PM), Sun Trine Saturn (5:28 PM)
A great day to get organized, clear our desks of backlogged work and focus on furthering our ambitions. We could feel that our relationships are blurry in some way. It is important to stay present to the moment and not rush to conclusions without having all the facts. Important also not to engage in wishful thinking. We could oscillate between feeling lonely or in love with love.
Wednesday 5/19: Sun Square Neptune (11:16 AM), Mercury Trine Pluto (11:44 AM), Venus Square Uranus (12:42 PM), Venus enters Cancer (6:05 PM until June 14)
During the next month, we could feel more sensitive than usual. We feel the need to be cherished and to cherish those we love. Emotional security as well as our relationships to children are enhanced. Today, more specifically, we should listen to our gut feelings and make sure we are not too impulsive or unrealistic when dealing with others, especially loved ones. Separations could occur very abruptly and suddenly. Our perceptions could be foggy. We could make unsound judgments. A day of mixed blessings.
Thursday 5/20: Sun Sextile Uranus (2:46 PM), Sun enters Gemini (8:34 PM till June 21)
The next month is about curiosity, mental stimulation, lightness of spirit and travel, both physically and intellectually. Our social horizons are likely to expand. Today more specifically brings much freedom. We are able to express our inner truth with more ease.
Saturday 5/22: Jupiter Opposition Saturn (10:38 PM)
Not the best day to further professional ambitions. We need to be cautious and realistic regarding legal and financial matters. A day of transition between the old and the new.
Sunday 5/23: Venus Opposition Pluto (8:14 PM)
A day of intense emotions. We are able to see and transform what holds us back from experiencing deeper intimacy. More than ever, it is important to stay away from manipulation, control and power games both in ourselves and others.
Thursday 5/27: Uranus enters Aries (6:48 PM until August 15)
We are entering a time of intense rebelliousness, wanting to be free and living our truth. We could suddenly shift our living situation 180º, walk away from a job or a relationship that no longer fulfill our hearts and do something totally unexpected that places us on whole new tracks much more in alignment with our highest destiny.
Sunday 5/30: Saturn turns direct (11:11 AM)
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.
Monday 5/31: Neptune turns retrograde (11:50 AM till Nov 9, 2011)
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.
Wishing you all the best.
In Loving Light.
Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.