May 2018

Starwise Forecast

We enter May just after the Full Moon of April 29th.

6 – The Sun in Taurus harmonizes with, sextiles, Neptune in Pisces. A great time to bring imaginative, spiritual, healing energy into the productiveness of your garden, on whatever level you wish to implement that.

7 – A bit of a tense day.

First Mercury in Aries, which can have difficulty controlling thoughts and speech, squares Pluto in Capricorn. The Aries Ram vs. the Capricorn Goat, but Mercury is no match for Pluto. He will have to know how to modify his approach and pick his battles, and see where submission to a larger implacable force is the best way to accomplish that.

One hour later, Venus in Gemini squares Neptune in Pisces. Neptune is the higher octave of Venus, but in Gemini Venus is moving in an airy mental realm that is going to feel challenged by the Piscean, watery, Neptunian depths of the sea.

8 – The Sun in Taurus opposes Jupiter in Scorpio. Jupiter tensions tend to exaggerate rather than conflict. And here, even in opposition, Taurus and Scorpio can both be overly involved in sensual, sexual endeavors. The Sun in Taurus has a more obvious conscious approach. Jupiter in Scorpio, exuberant, but nonetheless more surreptitious. Passions can fly on all levels, however.

11 – The Sun in Taurus trines, harmonizes with, Pluto in Capricorn, Here we have some powerful Solar, conscious energies harmoniously aligned with Plutonian transformational energies moving through earth signs. Taurus always needs to find the love and not just the money or chocolate, and Capricorn needs to find the joy in having its significant ambition serving a Higher Purpose. Today they can support each other in those similar mutual endeavors.

12 – Mercury in Aries squares Mars in Capricorn. Depending on your temperament this tension can find you being the mentally aggressive one, frustrated by someone else’s material ambitions. Or you may be the materially ambitious one, frustrated by someone else’s mental aggressions. Or you may be wise enough to recognize these within yourself and have the ability to ‘step out of the movie’ and help them to work out a compromising deal.

13 – Following the conflict of Merucry with Mars of the day before, Mercury will today join with Uranus in Aries, likely giving it the extra spontaneous ‘burst’ Aries love to have.

Although, two hours later, Mercury grounds a bit as it moves into earthy Taurus, until the 29th.

15/16 – Quite a couple of days.

First, on the 15th, we have the Sun/Moon, New Moon conjunction in Taurus, the annual alignment of Solar/Lunar, conscious/unconscious energies in resonance with the Taurus earth energies. Ruled by Venus, we must find love in this material life.

Then Uranus enters Taurus. It is always a highly significant event when an outer planet changes sign.

For example, Uranus has been in Aries since 2011, concurrent with all of the willful (Aries) upheaval (Uranus) in the last several years, notably the ‘Arab Spring’ (Aries being the month of March/April.)

Uranus will be in Taurus until November, when it will retrograde back into Aries, and then re-enter Taurus in March of 2019, and remain until July, 20125. Then it will dip out again and re-enter one last time November 2025 and finish the Taurus cycle on April 26th, 2026.

As this represents a profound shift in the global collective karmic lessons and evolution I would say that it warrants a separate article for itself, which I hope to write and send to you shortly.

Later in the day Mars also enters another sign, although only until August 12th. It will enter the airy, mental sign of Aquarius.

That newly entered Mars in Aquarius, however, will square the newly entered Uranus in Taurus on the 16th. That will likely create some radical, aggressive rupture symbolic of what kind of flavor the journey of Uranus in Taurus will be for us.

18 – Mercury in Taurus will trine, harmonize with, Saturn in Capricorn. After the possible ‘rupture’ of financial realities around the 16th, this could help to apply a grounded Mercurial mental application that can smoothly align with some serious Saturnian dedication to trying to implement things that will actually ‘work.’

19 – A fun day for romance and affection. Venus will enter the watery, emotional sign Cancer (until June 13th) but five hours later she will sextile, harmonize with, Uranus in Taurus. Harmonious Venus/Uranus aspects always promote new freedom in affectional expressions, but Cancer and Taurus are also both capable of deep love and affection.

20 – The Sun enters the month of Gemini.

22- A couple of Mercury aspects. First the Mercury in Taurus sextiles, harmonizes with, Neptune in Pisces. A good time to align compassionate, spiritual inspirations with your thoughts and communications.

A few hours later, however, Mercury in Taurus opposes Jupiter in Scorpio. Exaggerated emphasis on passions, desires, and self-absorbed tendencies may overcloud the earlier in the day idealisms.

23 – The Sun in Gemini trines, harmonizes with Mars in Aquarius. Some enthusiastic high-minded intelligence can be put to some positive use for the benefit of us all

25 – Some harmonies earlier in the day, and some tension at the end of the day.

First we have the peak of a longer-time building harmony, and a longer-lasting harmony. Jupiter in Scorpio will reach its exact trine, harmony with, Neptune in Pisces.

Hilarion says this about Jupiter in Scorpio:

In Scorpio, ruled by Mars and Pluto, Jupiter promotes an excessive interest in the sensation/sexual outlet for energy. Afflicted, Jupiter here will cause the mind to play ceaselessly with the sexual fantasies and will tend to cause the individual to seek out this form of experience to an excessive degree. The major lesson is to moderate and control this tendency. In positive aspect, Jupiter in Scorpio ensures an ability to do well financially, and gives a strong sex drive. (End Quote)

Now that last part, indicating a positively aspected Jupiter in Scorpio resulting in a strong sex drive, shows that Hilarion himself is not a ‘prude.’

Today that Jupiter will peak in experiencing the planet Neptune which, in harmonious aspect (especially in Pisces a sign it rules) provides opportunities for unconditional love, compassion, healing, spiritual faith and surrender. So a time when humanity can feel real spiritual love as a major ‘turn-on’ for your financial, sexual and other passions. Remember this has been building for a while and will last for a while.

Four hours later Mercury in Taurus will harmonize with Pluto in Taurus, so we have the ability to really understand and communicate an understanding of the deeper Plutonian transformations that are trying to happen in the profound structures of our society and of ourselves.

At the end of the day, however, Venus in watery, emotional Cancer will move into an opposition to Saturn, in practical, earthy Capricorn. A likely conflict between emotional needs of the individual and the practical responsibilities of society. One must always seek a healthy compromise.

29 – The Sun in Gemini/Moon in Sagittarius Full Moon opposition. Always a challenge to integrate the Solar conscious intellectual Gemini ways of functioning with the Lunar unconscious Sagittarian core philosophical beliefs and ideals. Again, healthy compromise, mutual respect and accommodating integration is always called for at the time of the Full Moon.

Later, Mercury goes from earthy Taurus into airy Gemini, one of the signs Mercury rules, until June 12th.

Steffan Vanel