Lynn - Yelm, Washington
May opens with Mars firmly retrograde in Sagittarius. Mars loves to get stuff going and sometimes, many times, Mars wants to stir the pot of life. If you stir the pot now you are sure to get soup on your nice shirt. It is kind of like Mercury retrograde in the sense that projects you start are sure to run amuck. This astrologer's general rule is to sit back and let others start the fire as they are the ones who are sure to get burned. Mars retrograde is also a time when you want to avoid buying stuff with working parts. Even a mechanical pencil can pose challenges. This is especially true for Aries and Scorpio. Scorpio even more so once Mars moves back into Scorpio May 27.
Adding to the mayhem is Mercury retrograde until May 22. Oh golly, so many of us will be sitting on the edge of our chairs waiting for this or that to happen. Have patience and do not get anxious. Those quick decisions are sure to bite us in the whatever so just cool it and do not make sudden moves. You don't have all the information and you will be running into road blocks because you do not have the right equipment. As a Titanic buff, I always remember, the ship was racing through the night with one pair of binoculars and Mercury retrograde.
The best news of the month for Virgo is that Jupiter, retrograde since January 7, goes direct May 9. This is certainly good news for Virgo as now they can get back to the business of expanding their horizons and influence. The same thing goes for Jupiter ruled Sagittarius.
Life turns from being more of an inward focus to moving on up to a new level once more. Only trouble with all that is that expandable Jupiter is square restrictive Saturn all month long (exact May 26). The push pull of launching forward with limitations has many of us feeling uncertain and lacking confidence. "What should I do?" could be a popular song if someone would just come up with a catchy melody. So far, it has just been whine and not one in a stemmed glass. Mutable signs Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces are the most perplexed of all of us. Put your gears in neutral and stop pushing, it will all work out. It always does and all that worrying does not add an ounce of help.
One nice thing that is happening this month is that the Sun, Mercury, and Venus are moving through Taurus and those planets in turn trine Pluto retrograde in Capricorn and Jupiter and the North node in Virgo. Before I lose you, picture a triangle in a circle. This is a grand trine and since all three points are in earth signs we have a Grand Trine in Earth. That means that money matters of all sorts can generally go well. If you are born with a grand trine in earth you have financial protection. You may not be ambitious but you are still protected.
Anyway, the nice days around this event are May 3, 7, 8, 9,10, 12,13, 30 and even at the new Moon May 6. During this time life and love can go well. It will be easy to reap life's rewards but don't go overboard and overdo with spending. These days are when you want to put smart decisions into play and lay a strong foundation that will bring in future rewards. Don't charge a used car on a credit card.
Speaking of the new Moon, it happens May 6 at sixteen degrees Taurus at 2:29 pm CDT. This happens smack dab on the
Grand Earth Trine I just described. This new Moon says become the master of your money and all the earthly delights that make us want to be alive. During this lunar cycle take on projects that make you feel more comfortable. This is especially positive for Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius can accomplish so much but will probably irritate the rest of us in the process.
The full Moon occurs May 21 at 4:14 pm CDT in Sagittarius at one degree. The full Moon is always an emotional time and this one is no exception. Many of us will be feeling like we are not doing as well as our best bud and so it is time to exert a bit of faith in yourself. Have some fun and stop whining that you don't know what is your best course to take. Stop weighing imaginary scenarios and do what it takes to equip yourself for the future. This full Moon will be most eventful for those of us born at the end or beginning of any of the signs.
In other planetary comings and goings, the Sun, in Taurus, is sextile Neptune in Pisces May 1. Some of us can't help but being lucky or just in the best place to be now. Those of us who listen to our inner selves will surely make the best moves. The same thing occurs when Venus in Taurus is sextile Neptune May 9. Life will seem somewhat magical at that time.
The Sun moves out of Taurus and into Gemini May 20 followed by Venus May 24. While these two move through Gemini we become more concerned with what people are saying. Communication will be so important and we may be attracted to others due to what they say not how they look or what they actually do where we are concerned.
At the same time, though, many of us will feel fickle and our attention span will be short. Don't be surprised if honey is dazzled by another. It will most likely be short lived but will still be telling as to their loyalty. This is especially true May 22 when the Sun is opposite Mars. During that time some of us will cause problems for ourselves with thoughtless behavior or lack of attention to details. Slow down and use good sense. He or she may be hot, but is it worth the trouble? Not to mention Venus opposite Mars on May 24 wants us to be really careful with our behavior. Thoughtlessness is sure to cause more trouble with those we love.
The theme seems to be "What should I do?" Most likely, “Do nothing.” is the best answer this month.
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