It’s a beautiful spring evening as I write. It’s almost a crime to be indoors, but here I am bringing you the cosmic news for the month of May. And I’m happy to do it. By the time I finish this, the sky outside will be dark and the lamplight warm.
First up is the Scorpio full moon lunar eclipse on Cinco de Mayo. This occurs in the deep rich fecundity of Taurus. Isn’t fecundity a juicy word! The Taurus time of year encourages us to get grounded and focus on our values. I know for me it’s about really listening to the body my spirit inhabits. Taurus is the container for our experience. It’s the ground of our being. As such it deserves attention and care. So, this Full Moon eclipse on the 5th is interesting. It features a retrograde Mercury, and conjuncts rebellious Uranus. Release, baby! Let that s**t go! As I described last month, the slow-moving transpersonal planets are changing signs and if they can change, so can you. Feel what it feels like for you. What’s happening to the container of your body? What are you noticing and appreciating about yourself.
The lunar eclipse is at almost 15 degrees of Scorpio, the middle point, the fulcrum. How much into the depths of sexuality do you want to go? More than that, it’s about transmutation, transformation, snake medicine. If you’re wounded in that way, you may well have snake medicine, which is all about letting go.
At the eclipse Venus and Mars show us that quick, gentle, communication is the key. Easy does it so that love prevails.
The energy shifts considerably on the 7th, when Venus, the Goddess of Taurus, carries a love message into the hearts of all of us, as she leaves mercurial Gemini for home loving Cancer. She’ll stay in Cancer until the first week of June.
May 9th the Sun and Uranus conjunct – keep your wits about you. May 13th, be kind, as always, especially to you. Emotional release continues. Warm water feels really good!
May 15th, Mercury turns direct, but slowly, Taurus fashion.
May 16th: News Flash! News Flash! Jupiter enters Taurus for the first time in 12 years. If there ever were an invitation to re-shape, this is it. This is a good time for a new sense of “container” based on all the self-awareness that came with you from Jupiter’s pass through Aries.
The Moon accompanies Jupiter and becomes new at the last degrees of Taurus on May 19th. This is truly a lovely, lovely time to plant the seeds you’ve been nurturing in your heart. It’s okay to let love in. This is a cherished wise-earth Taurus New Moon.
The very next day, on May 20th, Mars leaves Cancer for valiant Leo. VaVoom! Energy shift indeed. Get your integrity on! Mars immediately opposes Pluto until the 21st. Power to the people? The signs are all too clear. We’ve been seeing them for some time, but I think future transits involving Pluto newly in Aquarius after a helluva’ long time! are going to reveal the condition of the human family. Social change is upon us.
Just after midnight on the 21st, the Sun leaves the warm body of Taurus for the feather flight of Gemini; preceded by the newly hatched Moon already developing into sign of the twins. The Sun’s annual move from earth to air, turns your attention to many things at once. Gemini heightens your powers of observation. Tune in, take notes.
The Sun trines with Pluto for the next few days. Deep insights are possible. Connections are vital and exciting. Avoid danger.
May 24 and 25th, keep your wits about you once more. The Moon meets Mars (look up to see!) and both oppose Pluto. Stay drama free. Open your heart and stretch your back.
May 27th and 28th is a bit of a bumpy emotional ride. Chin up.
The month ends with a balanced Libra Moon. Equanimity is restored again. You are love. Never forget that. In June we’ll explore Venus in Leo and what that means for later in the summer.
In the meantime, let that s**t go. And remember, you matter, we are all connected, Earth is our home and love is our destination.