Greetings Dear Ones,
This month the cosmic focus is on the support you and I receive every day – the energy of Taurus. This sign rules our earth home and is critical to our understanding of what it means to be a human. Why is that? Because Taurus represents the material we’re literally made from and IS the ground on which we stand. Take time between now and May 21st (when the Sun leaves Taurus for Gemini) to get as grounded, as practical, and as real as you can about who you are, what you value and what you want.
Taurus is governed by Venus, also known in our earliest history as Inanna, the Goddess who descended to the underworld and rose again, led out of those dark caverns by Enki, little Mercury. This myth has much to teach us about the mysteries of life and though Taurus may appear plodding and slow do not be fooled! Taurus (and it’s opposite sign Scorpio) hold the secrets of the deep. There is much for you to discover this month!
May begins with the ancient celebration of Beltane on May 1st, a reminder of the inner and outer fires that sustain life. And May also begins with a retrograde Saturn encouraging you to formulate an inner strategy when dealing with life, specifically your career, family and long term plans. Saturn, Pluto and the south node are together in Capricorn continuing the build up to the cosmic events coming in 2020. Another reminder for you to center yourself where you want to be.
There’s a plethora of Aries energy as the month opens. The Moon is tender next to Chiron in Aries, and Venus and Mercury in that sign encourage you to take care of yourself. Do something to secure your happiness on the 2nd and 3rd when the Moon meets Venus and then Mercury.
The Moon disappears into the bright light of the Sun and the brilliant genius of Uranus on the 4th for the Taurus New Moon that evening (MT). This is an excellent time to plant seeds of sustainability in your own life. Take time to replenish at the cellular level with time in the garden and other creative projects. This New Moon is in the middle of Taurus – a stable center – a ballast or fulcrum upon which you can find a solid spot to stand on.
Cinco de Mayo the Moon pulls away from the Sun as Mars opposes Jupiter. The quest for wisdom and action run strong today. Get a focus for yourself and shoot that arrow toward your goal. You can accomplish a lot but don’t over do! Jupiter has been known to lead to excess. Be mindful.
On the 6th, little Mercury enters steady Taurus bringing a purposefulness to your actions. As the waxing Moon moves through Gemini, the pace picks up. The 7th is particularly energizing as the Moon joins the Mars/Jupiter opposition. The 8th through the 10th the Moon moves through watery Cancer bringing rain and feelings. On the 8th Mercury conjuncts Uranus bringing unexpected change and news. It’s a good day to do something different. On the really sad side, the faster-than-anticipated extinction of species brings us hard news. We ALL live here, and we’re all connected. https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2019/05/06/one-million-species-face-extinction-un-panel-says-humans-will-suffer-result/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.59cd20d672bc
What can you and I do? We can be mindful. We can be aware that we chose to incarnate at this time and that all things are sacred. This our home and we love it. We can practice love. The 9th may feel somber but it’s an excellent day for getting work done.
The 10th through the 12th the Moon travels through Leo reminding you that courage and creativity are a big part of life’s journey. Tune into insights on the 10th and on the 12th feel the cosmic power surge. Later on the 12th through to the 14th the grounding influence of the Virgo Moon and the Taurus Sun’s good connections with Saturn and Pluto bring a deep grounding energy. Use this time to your advantage.
May 15th is a big day! Venus, Taurus’ ruling planet moves into Taurus. This is good news and brings stabilizing realistic boundaries as well as a healthy dose of relaxation and pleasure. Venus will be in Taurus for the next four weeks. Use this time to get a sense of your values and priorities. It’s a good time to tend to banking and other financial matters. Also, that same day active Mars enters watery Cancer until the first week of July. Your focus and drive turn toward emotional satisfaction and family. Love the ones you’re with and all that.
In the meantime, energy builds with the waxing Moon. The Scorpio Full Moon on the 18th brings many hidden things to light. Surprising changes in plans are possible as Venus and Uranus connect. Let go of what no longer serves you.
The energy shifts on the 21st when both the Sun and Mercury leave solid Taurus for chatty Gemini. Gemini energy is much faster than Taurus and accelerates whatever direction you’ve chosen for yourself. Communication of all kinds is highlighted now as the next month gives you an opportunity to express your opinion. The 23rd to the 25th is especially potent for getting your message across.
The 26th through the 29th brings up emotions and insights from your inner world. The 29th could be especially insightful, or painful. The Aries Moon reminds you to take care of yourself, and when the Moon enters Taurus and connects with Uranus on the 31st an unexpected encounter changes your direction.
Let the wisdom of Venus guide you this month. Nestle into the comfort of Taurus. And when the energy changes to Gemini on the 21st, open up and fly.