In General: May is the Month of Taurus, a time to manifest in real tangible terms the things we desire or need to make our journeys better and more fulfilling. However this year, May also has a strong Aries contingence with Mercury, Venus and Uranus, so we must be able to really action our intentions too! Mercury goes direct on the 3rd of the month and it's the slow but steady start to more forward movement in our lives. In fact, from May the 24th until July 24th is a peacefully no retrograde period. The Full Moon on May 10th is in Scorpio. Mercury in Aries is also in conjunction with Uranus in Aries on that day, so some nerve-jangling or positively exciting news could accompany this energy. It can be an accident prone time, so try to be more cautious and aware as you go about your day. Most exciting however, from my view-point is the May 18-19th Saturn in Sagittarius trine Uranus in Aries! These planets coming together bring wonderful potential for supportive transitions into drastically improved ways of living. In other words it brings great support for major changes in every area of life and is a great time to make the transformations we have been considering. We should all know and feel what we should keep in our lives, but also what we must overcome or release. This month the New Moon is a super moon in Gemini, on May 25th.Since all New Moons are “seeding times”, this is a time to set your intentions and since this one is in Gemini its also a good idea to be communicating our ideas in the world. If you are having a birthday in May, then expect the year to follow to be one of transformation and change. On the world scene its time to readdress the issues created during last month’s difficult patch of retrogrades! It's a month of political tightrope walking and quite a bit of reshuffling! Locally, we can use this time to instigate positive personal change, but we must be brave enough to act!
Quote of the month: Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. ~Winston Churchill
Professionally you will make great progress this month. Many new ventures along with the old ones will be in the pipeline. Whatever projects you had undertaken last month will yield good returns now. It's a great month for financial progress too. Surprisingly financial gains can be made whilst in relaxation or holiday mode.
Financially this is an excellent month and the period after the 20th will be the most favourable. Your emphasis however, is shifting from career to domestic issues and the more emotional aspects of life. You find it easier to express your identity and be yourself now. The focus is on you and your goals for the year ahead.
You should feel a strong urge to go out and get what you want this month, and in so doing, to be less dependent upon what other people may think. You are much more self-assertive than usual. Physical activity is especially favoured and a good way to express this newfound dynamic energy.
The energies of May increase your creative thought and mental activity, energizing in a positive way all communications and interactions with other people. This is likely to be a very busy time but also very productive. You can project yourself strongly and clearly without upsetting anyone.
May brings much more mental activity and interaction with people. However, there is also an increase in nervous tension. Nervousness or rushed thinking can lead to errors in communication or not saying exactly what you mean, so be reflective and don't rush communication.
May brings balanced thinking and harmonious conversations for Virgo. In fact this is the ideal time to negotiate a better deal in any area of life, in business or at work, or in personal relationships. Intuitive abilities are enhanced and greater empathy and receptivity by both you and others means your relationships will benefit.
There is a tendency this month, to be tense and over-worried. Librans need to practice mediation and learn to relax. Real estate, moving house or land related issues are all on the cards. The challenges that May brings, however, will consolidate your emotional relationships. The new moon in May leads to a new experience.
In May you find it easier to be more open with the people you’re closest to. You can do your best thinking with a partner, and benefit from someone to bounce ideas off off. On the 10th, a full moon occurs in your sign, and you will easily make progress with the things you’re passionate about and have worked hard at.
This month’s new moon occurs in Gemini on May 25th, and you can more easily pursue an opportunity to do something with a partner that makes you smile. You will work on your schedule and routine, and try to get organized and bring some structure back into your life.
This month is about pursuing new work opportunities, starting new projects, working on a new schedule or routine, or at least improving your lifestyle in some way and getting things done. It’s also likely that you will receive some recognition for work you have done. You have a positive outlook and a fun-loving approach.
Mercury enters Taurus on May 16th, and allows you to focus on expressing what you’re feeling, connecting your mind to your emotions and getting in touch with your inner self. You find new ways to express yourself and find the right way to be heard and understood easily.
You feel most like yourself when you’re in places that are comfortable for you and you are with the people you know best and who support you. You come across as more nurturing and encouraging of others now. Some will start home improvement projects, plan family gatherings, or improve their surroundings in some way.
Astral meditations: Mindful Listening
This month Mercury is retrograde and we can easily get our wires crossed in communication. Learning to really listen is a great skill to focus upon now.
This exercise is meant to open your ears to sound in a non-judgmental way. So much of what we see and hear on a daily basis is influenced by our past experiences, but when we listen mindfully, we achieve a neutral, present awareness that lets us hear without preconception. practising to listen with music trains us to be listeners in all situations!
Select a piece of music you have never heard before. You may have something in your own collection that you have never listened to, or you might choose to turn the radio dial until something catches your ear.
Try not to get drawn into judging the music by its genre, title or artist name before it has begun playing.
Instead, ignore any labels and neutrally allow yourself to get lost in the journey of sound for the duration of the song. Allow yourself to explore every aspect of track. Even if the music isn’t to your liking at first, let go of your dislike and give your awareness full permission to climb inside the track and dance among the sound waves.
The idea is to just listen, to become fully entwined with the composition without preconception or judgment of the genre, artist, lyrics or instrumentation.
Do this often and see how your communication improves!
Astral meanders: Sky events NSW May 2017
1-15 May 2017; Comet 41P visible in the morning sky with binoculars
6 May 2017; Eta Aquariid meteor shower.
7-8 May 2017; Moon near Jupiter.
13 May 2017; Moon close to Saturn.
23 May 2017; crescent Moon close to Venus.
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