May 2018 — May Brings Flowers and Weeds!!!
By Gwynne Mayer
The Month of May will bring new surprises and a bit more chaos as the whole structure of our government and politics changes shape and function. This is hard to take, however Pluto is transiting Capricorn and has made a retrograde motion in April which is opposing the USA July 4, 1776 chart. Change is needed and it is also very hard to stay centered and balanced while this is going on around us. We can only learn to meditate, pray and stay with the voice behind the silence of our daily activities to find the balancing acts we need. This months forecast will be based on where Pluto is working in your chart at its 21 degrees of Capricorn. Remember it is in one of your houses and therefore is activating one purging moment after another. Be Aware! BE Conscious! Don’t be the Taurus ‘Bull in the China Closet.’
The dates to look at this month are important as they relate to change and the dynamics of change that occur in the outer world and the inner world.
Upcoming Astrological Events for May, 2018
….Saturn and Pluto remain Retrograde in the sign of Capricorn affecting all Capricorns, Cancers, Librans and Aries.
….Jupiter remains Retrograde affecting the Scorpios.
….Taurus New Moon on May 15
….Sagittarius Full Moon on May 29
Remember to read your Ascendant (ego/physical body), Sun (Spiritual/mind) and Moon (emotional/feeling/nurturing) signs in that order when reading these monthly updates.
So let’s get started on your Sun, Ascendant and Moon for May:
Aries — Your career needs tweaking and you need to be realistic about your goals and even more in the case of your endurance to encounter these goals and achieve success. It is time to re-evaluate what you have attained and if you need to take a break and meditate on what it is you really want in your career and the passion you have for it. This also has to do with you standing in your personal authority and standing for principles that you represent!
Taurus — You are really focused on what about your investments and money management needs consideration. You have to ability to save, and invest wisely but often are short sighted when it comes to living frugally in order to do this. You long to get away from it all and travel, but it might be that you have not prepared your bank account on this matter. Planning might help you reach your goals in the next several months.
Gemini — You have some very transformational moments coming this next few months. You need to watch your bank account and the spending in order to save and do some enriching studies you have been wanting to pursue. You will find that you have great gifts to give to others that often are taken for granted. You need to value these gifts as much as you value the special things you need to buy for yourself.
Cancer — Transformation is coming closer and closer to your family life and your relationships with loved ones. You also have some big decisions to make with those you have partnered with in business and in money matters. There is a need to retrace your ways of handling these matters and see if there is something you are missing. Life is calling you ‘out’ in many ways and you can’t sit around lending a ‘blind eye’ as if nothing is happening!
Leo — Changes are occurring around your children and your creative energies as well as changes in health needs and health disciplines that you have ignored. You might have to revamp your priorities the next six months and make changes that enhance your life in ways that you have put on the shelf. You are worried about things that you cannot do anything about and are not looking at things that you ‘can’ do something about! Get moving Leos, the time for you to enjoy your life is near!
Virgo — Virgos will find that the next few months will bring about new creative ways to handle the life one is given. It might be that you have put to much energy into one area of your life and it is simply about creating balance and taking care of ‘boundaries’. That means saying ‘no’ and meaning it when it comes to taking care of yourself and watching how much energy you expend on others and ignoring your own needs. You will be of no good to others if you are always expending your own energy and being exhausted at the end of the day! Learn to relax and meditate…it helps!
Libra — Libra is going through many changes in home and career, uprooting many old beliefs about the way things ‘should be.’ This is giving the Libra a sense of everything being out of balance, career, homelife and intimate family relationships. It will cause a need to purge some crystalised beliefs and it will draw you nearer and nearer into the ‘voice behind the silence’ in your meditation. Finding time to be alone and to think for yourself will be necessary for you to find any semblance of balance.
Scorpio — Some interesting things are going on in your areas of communications with people who are meaningful in your life. Something deeply embedded in your psyche wants to ‘speak out’ and reveal your inner most feelings and it doesn’t seem to translate into language that allows you to be understood. I would spend some time in silence and also writing your thoughts before speaking out, so that you can manage to get your ‘meanings’ understood and find ways that you mean what you say and not saying something to satisfy others.
Sagittarius — You have decisions to make as to how you see your value and your ability to both make money and to keep the value of your creativity in sync. You will be given many opportunities to make some big decisions around this matter and you have to weigh all sides so that you don’t ‘give away’ your talented insights but to be realistic in this regard. You have gifts of creativity and spirit and ways of displaying these talents, but somehow you get lost in your thoughts on this….meditate, meditate, meditate!
Capricorn — Changes and purging of energies that no longer suit you will be continuing through this next year. All things that you hold dear have transformed in many ways. Some of it you like and enjoy, but many things are happening that you can no longer control. Your energy might be zapped by all of the effort you put into controlling what is happening, especially in family matters and career concerns. You might see others around you going through transformative changes as well. You are always very grounded in reality so it might be helpful to work with others helping them be more grounded. You have gifts in this way.
Aquarius — Aquarians have had to do some real soul searching in their unconscious and it hasn’t been easy at all. The only thing that the Aquarian can notice is how others around them are reflecting their relationships with you. Much of your unconscious is being projected out into others, especially close family relationships and those who you consider intimate friends. They have good feedback for you if you can see this. Your health may be a big concern now, especially at an energetic level. Get plenty of rest and quiet time so you can come to the ‘table’ with full faculties and show your full gifts of intuition and insights.
Pisces — You are having trouble getting to the ‘objective’ goal setting part of yourself because you are so immersed in the distractions that come with money and focus that needs to occur to stay grounded. You can count on friends and groups that represent your ‘true passions’ to help you stay grounded. Do not let yourself be drawn into others’ dramas thinking you can help them because you get lost in that drama and forget your ‘self’ in the process. You serve others and are very gifted in that regard, but your true Self needs service right now….so pay attention to YOU!