May is when the Sun transits through the Earth element of Taurus and the Air element of Gemini. We are still dealing with the abundance of Aries energy until mid month. From May 1st – 7th Mars (aggression, action, passion) and Jupiter (truth, expansion, belief) are in a very strong aspect in the sign of Aries (leader, assertive, independent). We see this reflected in the news that tensions are building and belief systems will continue to be challenged in the coming weeks ahead regarding Osama Bin Laden’s death and the Middle East unrest. With all that has unfolded in the last couple of days in the world and the Eclipse (karmic happenings) season gearing up starting June 1st, I think we are in for a summer we will never forget… Let’s pray that peace will prevail!
A dear friend of mine referenced a very powerful quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. that I think we should all contemplate, ”I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
Check out the following important dates to put on your calendar:
May 3rd – New Moon in Taurus (practical, sensuous, determined) – A New Moon represents new beginnings, planting seeds, and setting intentions for the coming month. This is also a time when you may need to let something go to make room for the new and improved coming into your life. For Taurus, this is your one new moon of the year so you may want to set time aside to make a plan for the coming year. What do you want to see in 2011? Write it down and then take action during the coming months to make it happen. Signs most affected by this new moon will be Taurus, Scorpio, Leo, Aquarius.
May 11th – Mars (aggression, action, passion) moves into Taurus (practical, sensuous, determined)
May 17th – Full Moon in Scorpio. A Full Moon represents energy for releasing, letting go, endings and completions and at the last degree of a sign it really emphasizes that fact. The Scorpio Full Moon is usually one of the most power packed Full Moons of the year. A Full Moon can also mean a culmination of hard work which ends in celebration and maybe even moving into a totally unexpected direction. Signs most affected by this Full Moon will be Scorpio, Taurus, Leo, Aquarius.
May 15th – Venus (love, money & beauty) enters Taurus (practical, sensuous, determined)
May 15th – Mercury (communication, thought, transportation& travel) moves into Taurus (practical, sensuous, determined)
May 21st – The Sun moves into Gemini
Provided below are the horoscopes for each sign, if you know your Rising/Ascendant sign, read that sign, as well as your Sun sign. To be clear, the Sun Sign forecast below is a generality. If you want specific information based on your birth chart, I am available for readings to help you have the best possible year ahead.
Taurus April 20 – May 20:
Happy Birthday Taurus! Your planetary ruler, Venus (love, money, beauty) and Mars (passion, action, energy) will be dancing cheek this month. This means you are glowing and radiating that special something. This is the time to be out and about to network, make business or love connections. With Jupiter moving into Taurus next month, you are on deck for some amazing opportunities and adventures ahead. Your one New Moon of the year in Taurus is on May 3rd and is supported by powerful planetary energy. Make sure you set time aside that day to create, compose, and construct your intentions for the coming year!
Gemini May 21 – June 21:
Mercury (communication, transportation, thought), your planetary ruler is now direct, so life may seem a little less complicated and chaotic. Before the Sun moves into Gemini on May 21st, you will probably be in a more reflective mood. This is a time to complete old business and wrap up old emotions that no longer serve you. Your eclipses (karmic happenings) are coming next month and you don’t want to have too much unfinished business on the table. So take this month to get your physical, spiritual, and emotional house in order.
Cancer June 22 – July 22:
You had a busy time last month. The energy will slow down a bit in May and give you an opportunity to put out into the Universe what your greatest wishes are in the coming months. May 3rd you will have a New Moon to help you put those intentions into action. During the powerful Full Moon in Scorpio on May 17th there maybe some emotional distractions but stay your course.
Leo July 23 – August 22:
Work and family will have your attention this month. And with the Sun in Taurus, not a complimentary sign for you, there may be conflicts that will need your attention. At the beginning of the month there will still be planetary energy in Aries to help you get through some of the rough patches but later in the month is when you will have to use your leadership skills to iron out the wrinkles. Stay grounded and you may receive some good surprises you weren’t expecting.
Virgo August 23 – September 22:
You planetary ruler, Mercury (communication, transportation, thought), is now direct so you can get on with your business at hand. With so much activity in your house of travel, publishing, adventure, and international dealings this is a good time to lighten up your practical self and enjoy a little this month. There will be a fork in the road during the Full Moon, May 17th but the energy won’t last long. Get out and create an amazing adventure Virgo!
Libra September 23 – October 23:
Your money houses are being strongly activated this month. It’s a time to really look at where you place your values and why you work so hard… For what… Are you taking time to enjoy your family and friends or are you deep in career, finance and getting ahead… This month you may want to re-evaluate why you may be working so hard and where you can create more balance.
Scorpio October 24 – November 21:
This is a powerful month for relationships dear Scorpio! Once a year we all experience a Full Moon in Scorpio (May 17th) and get to feel the intense energy it will bring. Are you in a relationship… Are you looking for a relationship… This month you will come face to face with what is working and what is not whether you are in or out of a relationship. Clean up whatever is not working and support, encourage and embrace what is working. This opportunity only comes once a year so make the best of it!
Sagittarius November 22 – December 21:
This is the best month to start that diet and exercise routine you’ve been putting off. There will be a New Moon in the area of your chart that deals with health and fitness. New Moons are a time to plant seeds of intention for what you want to manifest in the coming months. This month may also bring in more work. You may even be asked to head a new project that is just getting off the ground.
Capricorn December 22 – January 19:
Your party house if lit up this month! You’ve had so much to deal this past year and this summer is going to be energy packed so I would advise you to take this month to go out and have a little fun. Plan a party, go out on a date, go on a weekend get-a-way… Whatever you decide just do something fun and playful. The responsibility will be there when you get back from your well deserved mental health break J
Aquarius January 20 – February 18:
With so much planetary activity moving into your house of home and family, you may be dealing with real estate and parental issues. Are you looking at purchasing a home, moving to a rental property or even redecorating your existing place… Are you looking at having to take care of a parent or heal a family fight… These are issues that may present themselves this month. If you can wait to make any real estate decisions, I would say wait til next month when Jupiter (good luck, abundance, opportunities) moves into Taurus.
Pisces February 19 – March 20:
This is a busy month for you dear Pisces. The planetary energy wants you to get out to meet and greet. Plan a weekend get-a-way and make sure you take your computer and cell phone because you will want to stay in touch to keep your hand on the pulse of everything going on out there. Make sure you stay flexible and available for anything and everything this month! Enjoy!
Aries March 21 – April 19:
Financial burdens may be a concern this month but don’t let that scare you. The New Moon in Taurus on May 3rd will give you a perfect opportunity to initiate fiscal plans that you can implement and honor. Things should lighten up a bit when the Sun moves into Gemini (versatile, chatty, quick) on May 21st to help you bring a little levity to any challenges you may be experiencing.
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