Newsletter - May 2013


Mannaz. We are being asked to look at our community and see clearly how supported we feel. Do our friends and loved ones lift us to higher realms of consciousness or do they hold us back, preventing us to soar to the heights we seek? Relationships are always profound mirrors of inner states of mind. They reflect our truth to us. If we don't like who/what surrounds us, it may be time to change friends or move to a location more in alignment with who we really are and whom we wish to become. This rune reminds us that evolution does not happen in isolation, but in interaction with others. ************************

The last 2 of the 3 eclipses begun on April 25

The last 2 of the 3 eclipses begun on April 25, happen on May 9 in Taurus (19º31') and Friday May 24 in Sagittarius (4º08'). Eclipses always mark intense times of transition to a new order. They are points of no return that force us to look forward and upward. Beyond an eclipse, our life will never be the same. We should always pay attention to what we say or are being told on an eclipse day as it may be quite final.

The Sabian Symbol associated with the Solar Eclipse on Thursday May 9 at 5:28 PM

The Sabian Symbol associated with the Solar Eclipse on Thursday May 9 at 5:28 PM is: "Wisps of clouds, like wings, are streaming across the sky". This eclipse is helping us remember that we are divine beings and that time has come for us to return to our divine experience of life. The more we celebrate Mother Earth and honor the way she sustains us, the more we grow our wings and are freed to be all that we came here to be. During the next month, separation from what-is-not becomes more obvious. Sudden realizations free us from old limiting beliefs. We need to be very focused in our actions and grounded in our truth. Our integrity is our saving grace.

The Sabian Symbol associated with the Lunar Eclipse on Friday May 24 at 9:25 PM

The Sabian Symbol associated with the Lunar Eclipse on Friday May 24 at 9:25 PM is: "An old owl, up in a tree". This eclipse marks an important step in the understanding that we are all one and that no matter our culture, language or race, we are connected to the same source. During the next month we could be drawn to change residences, even countries, have the wish to travel to faraway lands and explore more deeply the philosophy of life to unravel the meaning behind experience. The ancient wisdom that lies within, is awakened through meditation, as well as attention paid to what our intuition is warning us of, signs, and our dreams. A time to remember what we already know.

Saturn continues being retrograde this whole month (till July 7) between 7º58' and 5º56' Scorpio

Saturn continues being retrograde this whole month (till July 7) between 7º58' and 5º56' Scorpio. The shadow period continues until Oct 14. The degrees it travels through this month are symbolized in the Sabian Symbols by "The Moon shining across a lake.", "Deep-sea divers" and "A gold rush tears men off their native soil". During the next four weeks, much is going to be unearthed from the depths of our being. We shall discover inner resources we weren't even aware we had. On a global scale, archeological research could reveal treasures we didn't know existed that change our perception of our own history.

Pluto continues being retrograde this whole month until September 20

Pluto continues being retrograde this whole month until September 20. The shadow period will last until January 2014. This month, it travels from 11º30' to 11º02' Capricorn. This degree is symbolized in the Sabian Symbols by the following image: "A student of nature lecturing revealing little-known aspects of life". The deeper we understand our connection to everything in the universe, the more profoundly we can know ourselves.

The Uranus Square Pluto aspect that began in June 2012 and will continue until May 2015, is exact on May 20th

The Uranus Square Pluto aspect that began in June 2012 and will continue until May 2015, is exact on May 20th. This period of 4 years marks the breaking down of the old system based on corruption, lies and control. On a personal level, we are likely to see our own flaws exposed and what stands in the way of our enlightenment, revealed. ************************

The Moon will be Void of Course

(V/O –forming no major aspect with any planet before entering the following sign-):

  • On Wednesday 5/1 between 7:07 AM and 7:20 AM: when the Moon enters Aquarius.
  • From Thursday 5/2 at 9:24 PM till Friday 5/3 at 11:25 AM: when the Moon enters Pisces.
  • On Sunday 5/5 between 9:00 AM and 6:03 PM: when the Moon enters Aries.
  • From Tuesday 5/7 at 5:40 AM till Wednesday 5/8 at 3:09 AM: when the Moon enters Taurus.
  • From Thursday 5/9 at 5:28 PM till Friday 5/10 at 2:21 PM: when the Moon enters Gemini.
  • From Sunday 5/12 at 6:23 AM till Monday 5/13 at 2:57 AM: when the Moon enters Cancer.
  • On Wednesday 5/15 between 5:14 AM and 3:38 PM: when the Moon enters Leo.
  • From Friday 5/17 at 9:34 PM till Saturday 5/18 at 2:33 AM: when the Moon enters Virgo.
  • On Monday 5/20 between 9:48 AM and 10:07 AM: when the Moon enters Libra.
  • On Wednesday 5/22 between 0:35 AM and 1:55 PM: when the Moon enters Scorpio.
  • On Friday 5/24 between 6:55 AM and 2:49 PM: when the Moon enters Sagittarius.
  • On Sunday 5/26 between 3:22 AM and 2:28 PM: when the Moon enters Capricorn.
  • On Tuesday 5/28 between 11:04 AM and 2:48 PM: when the Moon enters Aquarius.
  • On Thursday 5/30 between 4:57 PM and 5:30 PM: when the Moon enters Pisces.

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 Aquarius between Wednesday 5/1 at 7:20 AM till Friday 5/3 at 11:24 AM + between Tuesday 5/28 at 2:48 PM and Thursday 5/30 at 5:29 PM:

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 5/3 at 11:25 AM till Sunday 5/5 at 6:02 PM + between Thursday 5/30 at 5:30 PM till Saturday 6/1 at 11:32 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 5/5 at 6:03 PM till Wednesday 5/8 at 3:08 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 Wednesday 5/8 at 3:09 AM and Friday 5/10 at 2:20 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 Friday 5/10 at 2:21 PM and Monday 5/13 at 2:56 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 Monday 5/13 at 2:57 AM and Wednesday 5/15 at 3:37 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 Wednesday 5/15 at 3:38 PM till Saturday 5/18 at 2:32 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 5/18 at 2:33 AM till Monday 5/20 at 10:06 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 Monday 5/20 at 10:07 AM till Wednesday 5/22 at 1:54 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 Wednesday 5/22 at 1:55 PM till Friday 5/24 at 2:48 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 Friday 5/24 at 2:49 PM till Sunday 5/26 at 2:27 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 Sunday 5/26 at 2:28 PM till Tuesday 5/28 at 2:27 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… ************************

Our Intentional Meditation

Our intentional meditation started on April 25 with the Full Moon (Lunar eclipse) in Scorpio.

Our intentional meditation started on April 25 with the Full Moon (Lunar eclipse) in Scorpio. On the New Moon in Taurus (Solar Eclipse) on 5/9, 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 so that they are out at exactly 5:28 PM (you can put them out up to several hours prior to that time). Once that moment has passed (even if several hours later, or the next morning), staple them together and put them away in a folder expecting the manifestation of all your dreams… On Friday 5/24, place as many blank sheets as you will have intentions out to be charged by the Full Moon in Sagittarius (Lunar Eclipse) at exactly 9:25 PM. Once that moment has passed, put them away in a folder until the next New Moon in Gemini on June 8 at 8:56 AM. ************************

Wednesday 05/1: Mercury enters Taurus (8:37 AM till 5/15), Sun Trine Pluto (10:33 AM)

During the next 2 weeks, our thinking is practical. We need to digest the information we receive. Communication is grounded in a deep connection to nature. Today, more specifically, our self-confidence inspires others. A day for leadership, power and transformation when we elicit easily the support of those in positions of authority.

Friday 05/3: Mercury Sextile Neptune (9:31 PM)

A day to exercise discrimination in communications. Inspiring for artists, particularly writers, painters and cinematographers. Excellent also for channelers and healers, as our ability to go beyond the veil is enhanced. Wisdom is accessed through dreaming and meditation.

Sunday 05/5: Mercury Opposition Saturn (4:13 AM), Mars Trine Pluto (2:25 PM)

A day for aloneness. Great for efficiently tending to business. Our work, however, may feel tedious and requires much focus and discipline. Previously secret information could be revealed, requiring us to act from a place of high integrity. Courageous action leads to positive reforms with long ranging effects.

Monday 05/6: Mercury Trine Pluto (11:33 PM)

A day when we X-ray situations and people. Intense exchanges lead to self-reform. Cooperation with others brings empowerment. It may become clear that a cycle has ended, opening a whole new range of possibilities.

Tuesday 05/7: Mercury Conjunct Mars (5:33 PM)

We speak our mind and walk our talk. Communication is forceful and direct. What we say leads to positive action. Nothing is hidden. A good day for new projects and open associations.

Thursday 05/9: Venus enters Gemini (8:03 AM till June 2), Solar Eclipse (5:28 PM)

Regarding the Solar Eclipse, kindly refer to the opening paragraph. During the next 3 weeks, we could feel more flirtatious. We need to communicate more with loved ones and express our feelings verbally. The boundary between love and friendship tends to blur.

Saturday 05/11: Sun Conjunct Mercury (2:10 PM)

A great day to set goals, make plans for the future, and write letters. We could have a new experience, meet someone of interest or reconnect with a friend we haven't seen in a while.

Monday 05/13: Venus Square Neptune (1:48 PM)

Our relationships could feel a little surreal today. There could be confusions. Love could turn into friendship and friendship look like love or be directed toward someone who doesn't reciprocate our feelings. We could explore new ways of expressing our artistic inspiration. A day to draw on our serenity to deal with challenging circumstances.

Wednesday 05/15: Mercury enters Gemini (1:41 PM till 05/31)

During the next 2 weeks, we are more multidimensional in our thinking and personal expression. Curiosity leads us to explore new realms of understanding. Our friendships are highlighted.

Saturday 05/18: Mercury Square Neptune (0:20 AM), Venus Sextile Uranus (9:40 AM)

Misconceptions and confusion may blur our communications with others. We could feel quite lethargic and dreamy. Not a good day for signing legal documents. We seek exciting social activities. A romance could be short lived but very freeing. Love may change to friendship and vice-versa.

Monday 05/20: Sun enters Gemini (2:10 PM till June 20th), Uranus Square Pluto (3:21 PM until May 2015), Mercury Sextile Uranus (8:46 PM)

During the next month we may feel more inquisitive than usual. Communication and movement are enhanced. Today, more particularly, the pace of our lives accelerates. What is not clear within ourselves, what needs transformation, manifests with added force. We could see also in the world events that expose lies, corruption and manipulation. Regarding the Uranus Square Pluto transit, kindly refer also to the opening paragraph.

Friday 05/24: Mercury Conjunct Venus (4:54 PM), Lunar Eclipse (9:25 PM)

A good day for pleasant social encounters. We think with our hearts and feel with our minds. Regarding tonight's Lunar Eclipse, kindly refer to the opening paragraph.

Sunday 05/26: Sun Square Neptune (3:27 AM)

A day when our energy could be quite low. We may feel dreamy and lethargic. Let us be cautious not to fall prey to shady schemes. A transit best used by resting, or being artistically creative.

Monday 05/27: Mercury Conjunct Jupiter (0:56 AM)

A wonderful day for traveling or planning a long distance trip. Our optimism opens many new doors. Our minds are open to new horizons, other cultures and civilizations. Great for gathering with like-spirited friends with whom we expand our philosophical understanding of life.

Tuesday 05/28: Venus Conjunct Jupiter (12:29 PM)

A day of exuberant and enthusiastic encounters with others. We could however, be prone to spending more than necessary. Long distance traveling is favored. A wonderful day to smoothe differences out with others in a positive and constructive manner.

Friday 05/31: Mercury enters Cancer (0:07 AM till August 8)

During the next 5 weeks, we feel with our heads and think with our hearts. Our exchanges with others are more emotional and subjective. Security, family and financial safety occupy our minds. Wishing you all the best. In Loving Light. Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.