Kindly note that the days and times given below are in PDT (Pacific Daylight Saving Time). For Rocky Mountain Time (except AZ which in the summer is on PDT) add 1 hour. For Central Time, add 2 hours. For Eastern Time, add 3 hours. For Alaskan Time, subtract 1 hour. For Hawaii-Aleutian Time, subtract 2 hours. For Greenwich, add 8 hours. For Central European time (CET) add 9 hours. For Eastern European time (EET), add 10 hours.
RUNE OF THE MONTH:Inguz "renewal"
Inguz "renewal". A month of symbolic death and rebirth, to shed the past and let go of anything that no longer serves us. As we clear the old, we can move forward with greater certainty and power, making every day, a new day.
Solar Eclipse (New Moon) in Gemini (0º21') on Sunday May 20th at 4:47 PM
This degree is symbolized by "A glass-bottomed boat reveals undersea wonders". Eclipse months always herald major shifts. Whatever is said or done on an eclipse day tends to be final. This particular eclipse announces changes in the way we think and communicate. We need to pay attention to our words and feelings and make them as positive as possible. There could be much movement in our lives, people coming and going, small trips, a lot of information that needs to be processed fast. We could feel that the rhythm is accelerating so much that it's hard to keep up with our own lives. Time is collapsing. Past, present and future are happening simultaneously. The deeper the power and beauty of our subconscious is being revealed, the clearer our thoughts and expression become, helping us manifest the reality we want.
Venus turns retrograde on May 15 (until June 27 when it will have reached 7º29' Gemini).
This month, it travels from 23º59' to 19º24' Gemini. The images associated to these degrees in the Sabian Symbols are: "A modern cafeteria displays an abundance of food, products of various regions.", "a tumultuous labor demonstration", "Dancing couples in a harvest festival", "Three fledglings in a nest high in a tree.", and "Children skating over a frozen village pond". Not such a good time for anything related to esthetics (plastic surgery or buying new clothes). But great for a love we thought was lost as it could resurface, better than ever before. A legal battle may clear. Money that was owed to us may suddenly return. Life becomes more exciting and harmonious. We are drawn to beauty and seek a peaceful joy in our social encounters. We shall experience all of the above all throughout the "shadow period" (when Venus returns to the exact same degree when it started its retrograde motion) until July 31st , 2012
Saturn continues being retrograde this whole month between 25º 02' and 23º17' Libra (until June 25th when it will have reached 22º45' Libra).
These degrees are symbolized in the Sabian Symbols as follows: "A butterfly with a third wing on its side.", "The sight of an autumn leaf brings to a pilgrim the sudden revelation of the mystery of life and death.", and "An eagle and a large white dove change into each other." A chance to revisit and make right, what was going on in a love relationship between October 28 and November 6, 2011. If we had no relationship at that time, the opportunity is given to us to understand exactly what we want and create our inner marriage that we may attract a significant Other from a place of fulfillment and feeling whole and not from a place of scarcity, fear or need. We are learning to balance our power and our peace, to delve deeply into life's mysteries and truly understand our deep inner connection with someone we cherish. The shadow period of this transit will last until October 1st, 2012.
Pluto continues being retrograde this whole month between 9º27' and 8º58'
Capricorn until September 18th when it will have reached 6º57' Capricorn. Shadow period lasts until January 7th, 2013). The image associated with these 2 degres in the Sabian Symbols are: "The overcoming of fear and its reward", and "The revelation of the spiritual meaning and purpose at the core of any life situation." This is our chance to work out what is still unclear in our lives. Old anxieties, negativity and anger are triggered, and transformed through enlightenment. Conflicts with discipline and authority could resurface, forcing us to find our true power. Fear is dissolved when we become love.
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 Virgo until Wednesday 05/2 at 7:03 PM + between Sunday 05/27 at 11:06 PM and Wednesday 05/30 at 3:45 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 Wednesday 05/2 at 7:04 PM and Friday 05/4 at 7:19 PM + between Wednesday 05/30 at 3:46 AM and Friday 06/1 at 5:30 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 Friday 05/4 at 7:20 PM and Sunday 05/6 at 6:38 PM:
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 Sunday 05/6 at 6:39 PM and Tuesday 05/8 at 6:59 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 Tuesday 05/8 at 7:00 PM and Thursday 05/10 at 10:02 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 Thursday 05/10 at 10:03 PM and Sunday 05/13 at 4:41 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 Sunday 05/13 at 4:42 AM and Tuesday 05/15 at 2:44 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 Tuesday 05/15 at 2:45 PM and Friday 05/18 at 3:02 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….
Moon in Taurus between Friday 05/18 at 3:03 AM and Sunday 05/20 at 4:04 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 bodywork…
Moon in Gemini between Sunday 05/20 at 4:05 PM and Wednesday 05/23 at 4:30 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 Wednesday 05/23 at 4:31 AM and Friday 05/25 at 3:10 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 Friday 05/25 at 3:11 PM and Sunday 05/27 at 11:05 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…
Our Intentional Meditation
Our intentional meditation begins on Saturday 05/5.
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 at exactly 8:35 PM. Once that moment has passed, gather your sheets and place them in a folder until the next New Moon in Gemini (Solar Eclipse) on 05/20. Same procedure as above, take out your blank full moon charged papers and write on each a concise, positive intention. Place them on a balcony, in a garden or near a window at exactly 4:47 PM. Once that moment has passed, staple them together and put them away in a folder expecting the manifestation of all your dreams…
Thursday 05/3: Mercury sextile Venus (8:01 PM)
A day for pleasant, peaceful and casual social interactions. We express ourselves with kindness and simplicity. Great for getting together with friends and enjoying quiet conversations.
Saturday 05/5: Mercury opposition Saturn (6:09 PM), Full Moon in Scorpio (8:35 PM)
We could feel deep and serious, realistic and maybe slightly pessimistic. Best to use this day to set our affairs in order and remain alone and quiet.
Tuesday 05/8: Mercury enters Taurus (10:15 PM till 05/24)
During the next 3 weeks, we express ourselves with realism and caution. We think before we speak and need time to digest information. We are drawn to practical knowledge we can readily apply in our daily lives.
Thursday 05/10: Mercury sextile Neptune (3:00 PM)
We could feel dreamy, somewhat lethargic and highly sensitive to other dimensions and higher vibrations. Great for artists, healers and channelers who could be more inspired than usual. A great day to correct past unethical deeds or words.
Sunday 05/13: Sun conjunct Jupiter (6:24 AM), Mercury trine Mars (1:54 PM)
One of the happiest days of the year. Our positive energy and enthusiasm attract many beneficial opportunities. Our communications are direct. We mean what we say and say what we mean, leading by example.
Monday 05/14: Mercury trine Pluto (1:09 AM)
We prove our point with clarity and courage. Forceful communication helps us receive the help we need to further our goals. We X-ray situations and people and delve deeply into matters at hand with great concentration. Interest in life after death and metaphysical topics brings us very close to the truth.
Tuesday 05/15: Venus turns retrograde (7:33 AM till June 27)
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.
Wednesday 05/16: Mars trine Pluto (9:20 AM)
A day of increased energy, hard work, and self-confidence. Our willpower fuels our ambition, helping us reach a position of leadership. Great for scientific endeavors, quantum physics and creative work. We express our ideas with passion and courage.