Mercury turns retrograde on May 6 until May 30th between 1º44’ Gemini and 22º52’ Taurus
We are being asked to reaffirm our values . As we become clearer on how we make money and where we place our priorities (both material and non-material), we are likely to come up with great lucrative ideas that we had left aside or never completed in the past. As a lot of old ideas resurface, we could feel much restlessness. At this time, many people from our past are likely to come back into our lives. Travel could be fun and informative. It enables us to re-visit concepts and places which we had forgotten about.
Saturn is retrograde until May 16th between 15º08’ and 14º57’ Virgo
These two degrees are symbolized in the Sabian Symbols as follows: “In the zoo, children are brought face to face with an Orang-Utang” and “A fine lace handkerchief, heirloom from valorous ancestors”. Our biggest dreams as well as our worst fears are now coming to haunt us. As we face and embrace our shadow, we become aware of the gift of our true spiritual heritage thus realigning our lives with our highest purpose.
Neptune turns retrograde on May 28 at 26º28’ Aquarius and will remain so until November 4 at 23º41’ Aquarius
This degree is represented by “An ancient pottery bowl filled with fresh violets”. By focusing on the simple and shy beauty in people and circumstances surrounding us, we effortlessly connect to the magic of the spiritual world. Everything and everyone is enriched by our choice to look through the eyes of our soul.
Pluto remains retrograde this whole month between 3º07’ and 2º33’ Capricorn
These two degrees are symbolized by “a group of people outfitting a large canoe at the start of a journey by water” and “a human soul, in its eagerness for new experiences, seeks embodiment”. These are both exciting and dangerous times. We need to use our power wisely and be aware of whether the choices we make on a daily basis bring us further away or closer to the enlightenment promised by the ending of the Mayan Calendar on 12.21.2012. Between now and then, every moment counts!
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 Leo until Saturday 05/2 at 9:36 PM + between Thursday 05/28 at 0:44 AM and Saturday 05/30 at 3:16 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 Saturday 05/2 at 9:37 PM and Tuesday 05/5 at 2:50 AM + between Saturday 05/30 at 3:17 AM and Monday 06/1 at 8:16 AM
Excellent for starting a new fitness program, 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 Tuesday 05/5 at 2:51 AM and Thursday 05/7 at 9:47 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, painting exhibition)....
Moon in Scorpio between Thursday 05/7 at 9:48 AM and Saturday 05/9 at 6:48 PM
Perfect for scientific research, esoteric studies, self-transformation, dealing with the mysteries of life, death, sexuality and exploring the other side of the veil, as well as insurances and issues involving personal power...
Moon in Sagittarius between Saturday 05/9 at 6:49 PM and Tuesday 05/12 at 6:08 AM
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 05/12 at 6:09 AM and Thursday 05/14 at 7:00 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 05/14 at 7:01 PM and Sunday 05/17 at 7:16 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 05/17 at 7:17 AM and Tuesday 05/19 at 4:29 PM
Great for meditating, sitting by the ocean, anything related to the sacred, dancing, painting, swimming, dreaming, music, photography, film, sleeping, healing, channeling, connecting with the mystical, the magic and the oneness of all that is....
Moon in Aries between Tuesday 05/19 at 4:30 PM and Thursday 05/21 at 9:39 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 bring our car to the mechanic....
Moon in Taurus between Thursday 05/21 at 9:40 PM and Saturday 05/23 at 11:33 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 Saturday 05/23 at 11:34 PM and Monday 05/25 at 11:57 PM
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 Monday 05/25 at 11:58 PM and Thursday 05/28 at 0:43 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, crazy humor and anything requiring imagination....
Our Intentional Meditation
Our intentional meditation begins on Friday 05/8
Take 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 9:01 PM. Once that exact moment has passed, gather your sheets and place them in a folder until the next New Moon.
On Sunday 05/24 at 5:11 AM
Take out your Full Moon charged papers and write one intention per sheet, making sure it is positive and concise. Place your papers out to be activated by the New Moon in Gemini. Once that exact moment has passed, staple your sheets together, write the date and put them away, expecting a miracle.
Saturday 05/2: Venus Square Pluto (10:07 AM)
Not the best day for financial transactions or social encounters. We should exercise the utmost integrity in our interactions with others and make sure that our business dealings are sound. Strict honesty is a must. We could develop a more objective view of reality and as we become non-attached to outcomes, expand our spiritual awareness.
Tuesday 05/5: Sun Trine Saturn (2:34 AM)
A day to structure our lives. Great for furthering our ambitions and clearing our desk. Asking for a promotion or looking for a job and enlisting the help of people in high positions proves beneficial today. Our efforts are noticed and our hard work, rewarded.
Wednesday 05/6: Mercury retrograde (10:01 PM until 05/30)
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.
Wednesday 05/13: Mercury enters Taurus (4:54 PM until June 13)
During the next month, our thinking is very grounded, solid and practical. Our understanding may be slower and thorough. “Ruminating” and “digesting” information helps us integrate it. Our thinking could be more nature oriented. We may want to spend time with trees, flowers and the earth. Taking care of plants could feel very soothing. Walks in the countryside are a great active meditation.
Saturday 05/16: Sun Square Jupiter (1:46 AM), Sun Sextile Uranus (6:09 AM), Saturn turns direct (7:07 PM), Sun Square Neptune (10:06 PM)
We should expect much unexpected today. Plans are likely to be wrecked, unusual occurrences redirect our course, plans get changed.... We should beware of unrealistic expectations, delusions of grandeur and extravagant ideas. False optimism, lack of discrimination, irresponsibility, gambling, self-indulgence and laziness are also ill-advised.
Monday 05/18: Sun conjunct Mercury (3:03 AM)
A great day for making phone calls. We are able to communicate our ideas clearly. Excellent for attending a conference. Perfect also for writers and lecturers. Small trips and/or sales are favored. Relationships with brothers, sisters and neighbors are harmonious and enlightening. We are likely to meet people with whom we have interesting interactions.
Wednesday 05/20: Mercury Square Neptune (2:21 AM), Sun enters Gemini (2:51 PM until June 20), Mercury Square Jupiter (8:45 PM), Mercury Sextile Uranus (11:46 PM)
During the next month, we are more curious about the world and open to others. We also seek greater versatility in our lives. Today more specifically, our mind is excitable. We could have to relinquish cherished ideas and feel a little spaced-out and dreamy, Our perceptions are not the clearest. Not a good day for signing documents nor traveling. Best to postpone legal matters and to avoid anything related to higher education, philosophy and religion, unless we approach these areas with a heightened spiritual consciousness. A good day to meditate and seek silence.
Tuesday 05/26: Mars Sextile Jupiter (8:20 PM), Mars Sextile Neptune (9:39 PM)
Adventurous physical activities are favored by this transit. Hiking, camping, outdoors sports are all beneficial today. Our enthusiasm inspires others to action. Spiritual ideals fuel our projects. Matters related to the law, higher education or religion are favored. Perfect for long-distance trips.
Wednesday 05/27: Jupiter Conjunct Neptune (1:12 PM)
Beauty, compassion, mysticism and spiritual journeys are inspiring today. We radiate enthusiasm and our positive attitude is contagious. Our faith can literally move mountains today and make the impossible, possible. Because we deeply understand and live the concept that we are all one and that what is done to another is truly done to ourselves, we express more compassion even toward strangers.
Thursday 05/28: Neptune turns retrograde (9:31 PM)
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.
Saturday 05/30: Mercury turns direct (6:22 PM)
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.
Sunday 05/31: Mars enters Taurus (2:18 PM until July 13)
Our vital energy is grounded and focused. We could pay more attention to the sensual comfort of our bodies. Physical exercise, massage, aromatherapy, and beauty in general feel very attractive at this time. We are likely to be drawn to nature and outdoor activities that connect us with Mother Earth.
Wishing you all the best.
In Loving Light.
Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.