May 2017

Starwise Forecast for May 2017

We enter May on a Rising Moon, until the Full Moon on the 10th.

3 – No more blaming Mercury Retrograde for things going awry. Today it moves once again into direct motion.

The Sun in Taurus sextiles, harmonizes with, Neptune in Pisces. Nice earthy, loving, sensuality harmoniously blended with mystical, compassionate, imaginative transcendent feelings.

9 – The Sun in Taurus trines Pluto in Capricorn. It kind of evokes the image of some deep investigating and transformation of the tax code, or of what real love is.

Later in the day Mercury conjuncts Uranus in Aries. Powerful mental energy, highly intuitive, feeling the freedom to spontaneously express.

10 – The annual Sun in Taurus, Moon in Scorpio, Full Moon opposition. Taurus is ruled by Venus and Scorpio by Mars. Both Taurus and Scorpio can be overly sensual, but their styles are very different. Today it is the conscious earthy Taurean Solar energies, being confronted by, and having to integrate with the Lunar unconscious watery/emotional Scorpionic energies.

11 – Mars in Gemini, a powerful mental energy, but can be verbally combative, squares Neptune, so this martial mental energy can feel confused or victimized, or have a delusionary sense of the right to victimize others. Be careful. Meditate. Breathe.

Later in the day Mercury in Aries trines, harmonizes with Saturn. This should enable us to ground and be responsible towards some of the things we may have thought, said, or written earlier in the day.

12 – Mars in Gemini trines, harmonizes with, Jupiter in Libra. Freed up from the challenging tension with Neptune earlier, this willful mental energy can open up to some Jupiterian optimism, confidence and enthusiasm.

15 – Mercury goes from Aries into Taurus, until June 21st.

18 – Saturn trines Uranus. Saturn moves fairly slowly, so this positive aspect has been building for some time, and its influence will last for a few months. Saturn and Uranus are planets not normally easy to integrate. In an individual’s chart this aspect allows a person to ‘go between worlds’ i.e. the conventional and the non-conventional, older people and younger people, etc.

Today this aspect can also more easily bring a Saturnian responsibility and dedication to Uranian revolutionary freedom from old patterns that have outlived their purpose.

19 – Venus in Aries opposes Jupiter in Libra. This aspect evokes an image of a marriage beginning because somebody impulsively proposed, or a marriage ending because of a similar emotional impulse.

20 – The Sun goes into the month of Gemini.

25 – A rather potent day. Venus in Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn. Whatever Venus in Aries emotional impulsiveness has been playing out lately is now having to submit to some pretty deep scrutiny, or some pretty intractable hidden structures.

Later in the day we have the annual Sun/Moon, New Moon conjunction in Gemini, a time to align the conscious and unconscious mental, thinking, writing, speaking understandings and communications.

28 – Mercury sextiles Neptune, always good for opening the imaginative mind, or expressing things from a place of compassion.

Enjoy it while it lasts. Later in the day Mars in Gemini moves into opposition to Saturn, so some sense of restriction, limitation, discipline upon that powerful mental energy.

30 – That powerful Mars in Gemini energy will be feeling much greater freedom and spontaneity today through a sextile, harmonization with, Uranus.

31 – Mercury in Taurus trines, harmonizes with, Pluto in Capricorn. A good time for deep investigation and understanding of what profound structural changes are going to serve the highest good, and to communicate what you discover.

Steffan Vanel