RUNE OF THE MONTH: Ansuz, communication
Ansuz, communication. This month's rune is about speaking and listening from our hearts. Only thus can true understanding develop between two people. When we express our feelings with honesty without making another right or wrong, our generosity of spirit generates a warmth that helps both parties blossom in magnificent ways.
Pluto remains retrograde this whole month
Pluto remains retrograde this whole month at 7º23'-6º53' Capricorn. These 2 degrees are symbolized in the Sabian Symbols by the following images: "Birds in the house singing happily." and "A veiled prophet speaks, seized by the power of a God." As the old structures corrupted by greed, negativity and the abuse of power are breaking down, we can as easily reconnect with much simpler and more profound values. When we remember to claim our spiritual truth, unconditional joy, gratitude for a new day and our own inner connection with the divine that flows through each one of us without the need for intermediaries.
Saturn remains retrograde this whole month
Saturn remains retrograde this whole month at 11º54'- 10º35' Libra. "Miners are emerging from a deep coal mine" and "A professor peering over his glasses at his students." Intense relationship lessons are at hand this month. We need to own our dark shadows and realize that the limitations, frustrations, negativity experienced with our partner are not to be blamed on him/her. As we become fully responsible for what we feel and "become the change we want to see in the world" (Gandhi), profound inner shifts enable us to reinvent ourselves and our love relationships.
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 Taurus between Sunday 05/1 at 10:58 PM and Wednesday 05/4 at 10:08 AM + between Sunday 05/29 at 6:02 AM and Tuesday 05/31 at 4:55 PM:
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 Wednesday 05/4 at 10:09 AM and Friday 05/6 at 7:31 PM+ between Tuesday 05/31 at 4:56 PM and Friday 06/3 at 1:35 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 Friday 05/6 at 7:32 PM and Monday 05/09 at 2:34 AM:
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 Monday 05/09 at 2:35 AM and Wednesday 05/11 at 6:58 AM:
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 Wednesday 05/11 at 6:59 AM and Friday 05/13 at 8:55 AM:
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 Friday 05/13 at 8:56 AM and Sunday 05/15 at 9:31 AM:
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 Sunday 05/15 at 9:32 AM and Tuesday 05/17 at 10:21 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.
Moon in Sagittarius between Tuesday 05/17 at 10:22 AM and Thursday 05/19 at 1:15 PM:
Perfect for 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 Thursday 05/19 at 1:16 PM and Saturday 05/21 at 7:31 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 Saturday 05/21 at 7:32 PM and Tuesday 05/24 at 5:23 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 Tuesday 05/24 at 5:24 AM and Thursday 05/26 at 5:35 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 Thursday 05/26 at 5:36 PM and Sunday 05/29 at 6:01 AM:
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….
Our Intentional Meditation
Our intentional meditation began on Sunday April 10 with the Full Moon in Libra.
Our intentional meditation began on Sunday April 10 with the Full Moon in Libra. On Monday 05/2 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 (12º31') at exactly 11:51 PM making sure they are on a balcony, in a garden or near a window by exactly. 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 Tuesday 05/17.
Our next intentional meditation begins on Tuesday 05/17. 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 Scorpio (26º13') at exactly 4:09 AM. Once that moment has passed, gather your sheets and place them in a folder until the next New Moon in Gemini (Solar Eclipse, 11º02') on Wednesday June 1 at 2:03 PM .
Monday 05/9: Mercury Conjunct Venus (8:44 AM)
A wonderful day for loving communications. We express ourselves diplomatically and are able to say difficult truths with kindness. A great day to gather with friends and enjoy pleasant and peaceful exchanges.
Wednesday 05/11: Mars enters Taurus (0:04 AM till June 20), Venus Conjunct Jupiter (7:42 AM), Mercury Conjunct Jupiter (12:57 PM)
During the next 5 weeks, our pace is more measured. We want to be sure that each step taken is on solid ground. We also want to take time to smell the roses and enjoy the sensuality of life. We are drawn to comfort and serenity. Today, more specifically, adventure is in the air. We need to be cautioned not to spend more money than we have, and beware of extravagance in general, especially in matters of the heart. Our positive outlook draws many positive experiences to us. We feel exuberant and optimistic. Our faith in life and ourselves is at an all times high.
Thursday 05/12: Mars Sextile Neptune (1:30 AM)
A great day for inspired constructive actions. We are spiritually assertive and move forward with much compassion and understanding for others. Wonderful for energy healing.
Sunday 05/15: Venus enters Taurus (3:12 PM till June 9), Mercury enters Taurus (4:18 PM till June 16)
During the next 3 weeks, we seek harmony and sensuality in our love relationships. We are drawn to beauty and the peace of nature. Nurturing our body helps us find balance. Until June 16, our thinking process is slower. We are more serene in our communications, tend to digest information and are more practical.
Monday 05/16: Mercury Conjunct Venus (2:25 AM), Mercury Sextile Neptune (7:18 AM), Venus Sextile Neptune (7:53 AM)
Telepathic experiences and intensified psychic awareness can occur today. Wonderful for meditation, inspired artistic creation, energy healing and channeling. There is magic in the air. We feel a natural compassion and are able to tune into the oneness and inner beauty of all that is. We could either become romantically involved with a new person we feel a deep soul connection with, or rediscover the intimacy of an existing relationship.
Friday 05/20: Mars Trine Pluto (11:20 AM), Mercury Trine Pluto (2:54 PM), Mercury Conjunct Mars (6:20 PM)
An intense day. We see beyond appearances and look for the inner motives of others. Power struggles could occur as we forcefully assert our truth. It is important that we use our knowingness to expose the lies in ourselves and others, and that we walk in integrity. Powerful insights could dramatically help our endeavors move forward. Great for martial arts and any activity requiring intense physical and mental concentration. Excellent for scientific or metaphysical research.
Saturday 05/21: Sun enters Gemini (2:21 AM till June 21), Venus Trine Pluto (11:00 AM)
During the next month, our curiosity, desire to learn and social life are likely to be enhanced. We need movement in our lives. Short travels are to be expected as well as new interests that break the routine. Today, more specifically, we feel more charismatic and sexual. In a romantic involvement, a need for intensity could be the basis for a long lasting relationship. Renewed passion in an existing bond infuses it with new life.
Sunday 05/22: Sun Square Neptune (0:32 AM)
We could feel some level of confusion today, be woolly-headed and experience deception. Best to focus on meditation, getting enough sleep and exploring our dreams. Important to exercise caution with regard to visions, channelings and psychic information as interferences could allow different entities to come through that do not have the purest of intentions.
Monday 05/23: Venus Conjunct Mars (1:27 AM)
Wonderful for artistic expression through balance of the masculine and the feminine. Romance, sex, and professional activities related to entertainment are favored. Our social life is enhanced. Financial gain comes through joint ventures, marriage and/or gifts.
Tuesday 05/24: Sun Sextile Uranus (11:48 PM)
A day of new, original paths and opportunities. The rhythm of our lives accelerates. Sudden, unexpected answers to our questions emerge seemingly out of the nowhere. A sense of urgency and excitement permeates the air. We seek positive outlets and need to move forward, fast.
Wishing you all the best.
In Loving Light.
Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.