May 2017

KEYWORD for May: HOME/FAMILY
COLOR for May:
Yellow

Full Moon: May 10 in Scorpio at 20 degrees
New Moon: May 25 in Gemini 4 degrees
Mercury is Direct May 3 - hooray

MAY brings the hope of easier energy making a big improvement over the craziness of last month. MAY might also end up being the best month of the year. With the keywords “HOME/FAMILY” capping the month, our attention is drawn to our responsibilities and loyalty to home and family. We will be involved in ways to protect our possessions, improve our health (including insurances), and enjoy time with those we love. With a deep, intuitive emotional energy unfolding for most of MAY, trust your intuition more now than ever before. We have a curiosity champion, “GEMINI”, fulfilling the last week’s desire for knowledge and sharing of the same. Allow your intuition to guide you in your search for knowledge and truth.

VENUS in ARIES all month: The energy is exciting and competitive, quick and innovative. It can be very impulsive energy especially where both love and money are concerned. It is a very positive month for most ARIES – just keep your impatience under control. Being impulsive in love could cause trouble later. Move slowly! The money markets may also mirror this quick energy so be careful with investments.

MARS in GEMINI all month: This is great for GEMINI and finally for communication and transportation. Mercury – ruler of Gemini and Virgo – is now moving forward and ready to infuse a tremendous amount of energy into conversations, negotiations, curiosities, all mental activities and youthfulness. Perhaps the airlines will be newsworthy in a positive way now! Gemini sun signs and ascendants get a wonderful boost of energy (also your Moon, Mercury, or Venus if in Gemini). Use it wisely as it will not return again for 2 years.

MERCURY is now direct – it will finish up the sign of Aries by midmonth and then move into the cautious and highly intuitive sign of Taurus for the rest of the month. This move into Taurus will focus our thoughts on monetary matters and issues that provide us with security– loyalty, money, property, love.

Daily

May 01 – Happy MAY DAY :-) The moon in CANCER continues the sensitive energy from yesterday. The morning is easier than afternoon but the afternoon finds the moon entering VOID at 4:23pmET until around midnight. Expect the unexpected overnight. Any dates or appointments for this evening may be delayed or changed. CAPRICORN sun signs will celebrate when the moon moves out of moody CANCER!

May 02 – The moon entered LEO in the early morning hours ET. This a day that all leaders want to have their time in the spotlight. There could be jumbled messages or texts so be careful in all types of communication. Mercury is stationing to go direct tomorrow at 12:23pmET. The energy today may cause serious delays, i.e. transportation. AQUARIUS sun signs want to get out of the shade and into the sun!

May 03 – Mercury stations DIRECT! It is time to push forward with your plans now. I would give it a day or two for the energy to settle. We can now begin to move forward on new projects, new relationships and new ideas! There is a “sweet” aspect tonight around 9pmET. With the moon in LEO romance, music, having a fun time will all be on the list – and perhaps smooth over any issues created by bad communication under the retrograde.

May 04 – The moon went VOID last night right after midnight. It enters VIRGO at 5:47amET. When the moon is in VIRGO, we want to serve others. It is a great for organizing, cleaning and maybe a mani/pedi. Be careful your words do not appear critical as there is a tendency to be detailed to the point of being critical under this energy. I find the moon in VIRGO a workaholic energy!

May 05 – The moon continues in VIRGO and supports work energy so you can accomplish many tasks in a short period of time. You may want to sleep in but once you are up and going, it will be a very productive day! It is CINCO de MAYO day! This is a day for PISCES to hide as it could be quite draining.

May 06 – The moon is in VIRGO until 8:42amET when it enters for until this afternoon at 2:20pmET when it enters the over thinking sign of LIBRA. The morning and very late evening a bit bumpy so focus your time in between!

May 07 – The moon in LIBRA is a great day for beauty make-overs! It is a fun time for music, art, buying nice clothes or maybe simply washing your car! Enjoy some music if possible though to balance the day’s energy. ARIES sun signs may feel edgy.

May 08 – The moon in LIBRA again until 6:59pmET when it enters VOID for the rest of the evening. Expect things to be delayed if they are planned for after 7pm. The energy is really yucky and may cause emotional boil overs so breathe deeply when you feel like you are heating up! Instead play calming music or maybe compromise to make things work more smoothly and peacefully.

May 09 – The energy is “thick” and “deep”. With the moon in SCORPIO since midnight, the desire to pull back and watch is strong. The intuition is right on target so pay attention. There is an intensity that contributes to deep thoughts and strong desires. This is due to the approaching full moon tomorrow.

May 10 – FULL MOON in SCORPIO at 20 degrees. Today is filled with secrets being exposed, passions running high and even a bit of flirtatiousness! The moon is full at 5:42pmET and then VOID until tomorrow at midday. Expect the unexpected overnight!! TAURUS sun signs may feel the intense energy is too much and want to just lay low.

May 11 – The moon is VOID until 12:59pmET when it pushes into the blunt speaking sign of SAGITTARIUS. If GEMINI is diplomatic, then SAGITTARIUS just calls it like it is. There is angry energy early afternoon. Bite your tongue or you will pay for it later. This is a good afternoon for taking a hike or bicycling.

May 12 – The moon is still in SAGITTARIUS and the day is loaded with energy. Your thoughts may turn to long distance travel, maybe a vacation that you have dreamed of. Or perhaps you want to sign up for a course of study for the summer. Either way, enjoy the feeling of being free today!

May 13 – The moon is again in SAGITTARIUS!! And the aspects are flowing today! There could be news that involves foreign countries or men in uniform (military, law enforcement, first responders etc). This is a good day for prayers – all kinds.

May 14 – HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! The moon shifted into serious CAPRICORN at 1:37amET. The mood will be more somber and reflective but very caring and responsible. CANCER sun signs wonder why everyone is so “business like” on such a great day.

May 15 – The moon in CAPRICORN allows the opportunity to look at bank accounts, credit card accounts and budgets without a bucket of emotions. It is good to be black and white once a month to get things back in check!

May 16 – Happy Birthday to someone special!! :-) The moon moves into VOID at 6:22amET until the afternoon at 1:50pmET when it gladly shifts into friendly AQUARIUS. MERCURY also moves into TAURUS from GEMINI. The thoughts become more reliable and practical. The energy is prickly in the early AM and around midafternoon. There could be earth issues or topics as well as trade agreement issues on the same topics. KEEP THINGS SIMPLE TODAY. Avoid overeating, overdrinking or overindulging in anything.

May 17 – The moon is in AQUARIUS and it is time to be social, to have a good time, to help your friends. This is a wonderful day for humanitarian efforts. Machinery seems to be in the headlines as well as airlines. The energy is smooth so make this day a good one.

May 18 – The moon continues in AQUARIUS until 8:33pmET this evening when it will be VOID for a short time until 11:52pmET when it will enter the shy sign of PISCES. Today is have lunch with a friend day! It is also a day to take note of your dreams. Perhaps you need a need electronic device – smartphone, TV, etc... Go shopping.

May 19 – The moon is now in reserved PISCES and after some stressful energy mid-morning, the day turns out better than it started. Take some time out today to check out new movies. You may feel a little torn between wanting to be with others and wanting to be alone. Maybe you should do a little of both!

May 20 – The moon continues in PISCES until 11:39pmET when it enters VOID until tomorrow morning. Today has jumbled energy as the SUN will shift into chatty and youthful GEMINI in the afternoon. This give a jittery kind of feel to the day. Be patient. Use the energy to handle some chores, like washing the car.

May 21 – The moon enters ARIES at 6:11amET. This is a good day for coming up with great ideas and plans. It is not a day for being impulsive or you will regret it. So, brain storm, take charge, and remember to ALWAYS be careful around fire, weapons, sharp instruments and aggressive people when the moon is in ARIES. Be extra considerate of everyone. Patience will serve you well now.

May 22 – The moon still in ARIES and stirring up the energy. Go slow and be careful especially in traffic or climbing ladders or anything that would cause a head injury… speaking of heads, headaches seem likely today. LIBRA sun signs should be quiet and compromise, compromise!

May 23 – The moon shifted into VOID at 2:59amET until 8:33amET when it moves out of the aggressive energy of ARIES and into the steady sign of TAURUS. This is a good day to feel “grounded”, in control of activities. Pay attention to your intuition and dreams as messages are common under this energy.

May 24 – The moon is in TAURUS and the energy is moving fast. This is due to the buildup for the NEW MOON tomorrow. The moon will move into VOID at 3:08pmET until tomorrow morning so expect the unexpected tonight. Dinner dates/appointments will probably be delayed or rescheduled. SCORPIO sun signs feel uncomfortable and need to withdraw from the crowds.

May 25 – NEW MOON in GEMINI at 4 degrees at 3:44pm. The energy is pretty yucky midday. Each person will feel it differently but be aware that it might be best to wait until tomorrow if you have to make a major decision or have a difficult conversation with someone. This New Moon energy will open the door for new contracts and negotiations over the next month.

May 26 – The moon continues in GEMINI and highlights communications, indecision and a little gossip. This has the potential of being a fun day if you avoid the gossip. SAGITTARIUS sun signs feel a bit drained!

May 27 – The moon enters VOID at 2:18amET for a short time until &:24amET when it enters the very sensitive sign of CANCER. Everyone wants to be a caretaker today. Remember everyone has a different path to walk….they need to walk it!! Do yourself a favor and get a massage or go home and eat something that nurtures you!

May 28 – The moon in CANCER today is reeeeally pushing some strong energy in the AM. As the afternoon approaches and it feels like things might be calming down, just the opposite occurs! Be prepared for little mind battles – best to solve puzzles or maybe play a game of chess! CAPRICORN sun signs are not at ease today.

May 29 – HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!! Have fun, be safe! The moon moves into VOID at 2:59amET for another short stay until 8:12amET when it slides into spotlight loving LEO. AARGH overnight there was yucky energy which might mean the headlines will feature world leaders. The energy settles by sunrise and appears to stay calm the rest of the day! If you have the holiday off, enjoy it but keep your EGO in check!

May 30 – The moon in LEO continues and the energy is easy at the start of the day. The afternoon has a little hiccup of energy that just makes getting along challenging for a couple of hours. The evening will be much better. There is a possible connection between some kind of messaging or communication and deceit so be clear when you communicate. AQUARIUS feels the need for silence today.

May 31 – Happy Birthday to someone special! :-) The moon becomes VOID at 7:14amET until 12:16pmET when it enters the critical sign of VIRGO. There are no harsh aspects today. The day will be a bit slow to get going but by afternoon everything is flowing normally. This is a good day for auditing accounts, checking out a nutritionist or, at the least, a new healthier way of eating. June will bring a few unexpected changes and Jupiter will return to full strength moving forward again.

A Few Countries and Rulers

China: Libra/Venus
England: Aries/Mars (subGemini)
Germany: Aries/Mars
Israel: Aries/Mars
Mexico: Capricorn/Saturn
Palestine: Aries/Mars
Russia: Aquarius/Uranus
Syria: Aries/Mars and Scorpio/Pluto
Turkey: Virgo/Mercury
United States: Gemini/Mercury, especially East of the Mississippi and West of Mississippi adds a Cancer/Leo influence to the Gemini

Noon Cycles including Void of Course Moons (VOC or VOID)

New Moon: A new moon initiates energy that is very strong for four weeks or one lunar cycle but influences the year until another new moon occurs in that same sign - usually a year later. What that energy involves is indicated by the sign in which the new moon occurs and personally, which house/aspects etc are activated in your astrological chart. If the new moon is an eclipse the energy is tripled.

Full Moon: The full moon that follows two weeks after the new moon brings the energy of the new moon out into the open, or to a peak. It continues to unfold energy for two more weeks until the next new moon when the cycle begins all over again highlighting a different area of our lives. Those emotional influences can last a year.

Void Moon: When the transiting moon makes no aspect to a transiting planet, it is considered to be VOID. During these void periods - which can last a few minutes or a few days - it is best to avoid signing sign contracts, interviewing for jobs, or setting important appointments. Why? Because appointments are usually delayed or rescheduled altogether or they do not turn out as expected. Contracts have delays or have to be re-negotiated, etc. Job interviews turn out to be non-productive or empty promises are made. If, for instance, a first interview does occur and appears positive, you may be asked to start ASAP or have to interview with additional people. Individually, if you are under excellent aspects from transiting planets, this will then be a good time to proceed even though the moon is void.

I find that during void moon energy, solutions to problems can be found. Therefore, it is an excellent time for lawyers to find loopholes in cases or uncover evidence that will turn a case in their favor. Lost items are found or returned during this energy at a higher percentage than when the moon is not void. Any computer glitches that have evaded solution can suddenly be resolved. You can be lucky and win a lottery or raffle. Keep in mind that during a VOID MOON, any activities undertaken usually take TWICE as long to accomplish!!! There is an element of LUCK associated with VOID energy. Use it wisely! :-)

One thing is for certain -- always expect the unexpected during the time of a VOID of COURSE MOON and be prepared for delays or cancellations or a surprising turn of events. This can be felt as positive or negative!

Eclipses in 2017

Feb 10 - LUNAR eclipse: in Leo at 22 degrees
Feb 26 - SOLAR eclipse: in Pisces at 8 degrees
Aug 06 - LUNAR eclipse: in Aquarius at 15 degrees
Aug 21 - SOLAR eclipse: in Leo at 28 degrees 53 minutes (close to 29 degrees)

Retrograde Planets in 2017

When a planet is retrograde, its energy is weakened, misunderstood or projected in an unclear manner. The sun signs, industries, activities and so forth ruled by the retrograde planet, will feel held back, restricted, misunderstood or weakened. This is also a time when you are given an opportunity to re-do, re-evaluate these areas. Many times it brings about a better solution or happier direction.

Mercury Retrograde April 9, 2017 - May 2, 2017, in Taurus
When Mercury is retrograde, it seems communications, electronics, contracts, projects – all hit a bump in the road. Communication equipment can go hay wire, electronics are challenged, emails/texts etc are erroneously sent, weak relationships break up (business and personal), and transportation is stressed. The flow of money goes up and down or slows completely. Always watch the stock markets. This is NOT the time to initiate new projects/endeavors, especially personal relationships. The retrograde period should focus on OLD business/relationships or projects already in motion before the retrograde cycle began. The Mercury retrograde period allows for resolution of problems. Agreements can be re-negotiated. Just be careful with any of the “numbers” in the paperwork. If possible delay the final signing of a contract until after Mercury is direct to avoid complications. This is true even if you have outstanding aspects in your astrological chart! Save major purchases for when Mercury goes direct.

As you know, the week prior to Mercury stationing retrograde is when the energy seems erratic and irritating. Many times this is when you get a sign that something is breaking down, i.e. electronic equipment, car, etc. It seems the energy BEFORE Mercury retrogrades is more tangled and harder to manage than when it is stationing at the end to go direct again. PATIENCE and COMPROMISE... :-)

Jupiter Retrograde February 6, 2017 - June 9, 2017, in Libra
Jupiter will pull back from 23 degrees LIBRA to 13 LIBRA. If you have planets or your Ascendant, Jupiter will touch those planets again. Jupiter is the planet known for being kind and generous. It offers a certain amount of protection in the area of your life (astrological chart) it is touching. While it is retrograde, it loses some of its strength. Jupiter is the ruler of Sagittarius. Jupiter is a benefic planet bringing a cushion in times of falls, luck in times unexpected. It is like having an angel on your shoulder when it is in your sun sign. Jupiter can also bring pending legal matters to resolution or bring in new law/legal issues. Religions, higher institutions of learning, foreign places and people, judges and court rulings are all ruled by Jupiter. When it is retrograde, it is active just not as strong. If you are involved in any of the above-mentioned subjects, be aware these could slow down or be put on hold until Jupiter returns to full power in June. This slowdown allows time for review of what has already occurred. The sign of Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter. If you are born under this sign, you may feel as though you are a little slower than usual during this retrograde period. Use the time wisely to “catch up” and be ready to push forward once the retrograde period is over.

Saturn Retrograde April 6, 2017 - August 25, 2017, in Sagittarius
Saturn rules the sign of Capricorn. It also rules the activities involved with government, authority figures, responsibilities and the elderly. Now is the time to think about your budget, commitments, etc that started back in Sep 2015. Are there any changes you want to make? Double check all credit card balances, bank accounts, and any legal papers you may have signed. This is a really positive time review your budget for beneficial changes. Now is not the time for committing to a relationship or additional responsibilities. Slow down. Review. If you are having any major dental surgery done during this retrograde, it would be wise to find the best energy day possible before you do it. Remember when a planet if retrograde, it is weak. Saturn rules the teeth!

Pluto Retrograde April 20, 2017 - September 28, 2017, in Capricorn
Pluto takes many, many years to transit a sign (planet or not!). The transit of it through a sign will create an impact that affect generations. It is considered to be a heavy weight when it comes to banking or financial institutions. Having Pluto retrograde also pulls back some of its great influence from Scorpio sun signs and Scorpio ascendants as it is the ruler of Scorpio. Pluto gets along really well with Jupiter. By the end of April, both planets will be retrograde. This could create challenges with foreign interests or countries, money, executive/legislative branches, banks, educational institutions and even pipelines! Reassessment of pipelines, tunnels, hoses, caves, etc makes good use of this retrograde energy. Scorpio sun signs and Scorpio ascendants may not have the gusto you crave, but you can still get a lot accomplished.

Transiting Planets in 2017

If a slower moving planet connects with one of your personal planets such as your Sun, Venus, Mercury or Mars, it will initiate a reaction or event regarding the planet that is touched. Example: transiting Jupiter connects with your Venus. You could simply have a wonderful couple of "feeling good" days while this is active or maybe win a lottery, fall in love with someone or something, have a face-lift, settle a legal case, or set up a new banking account. It is helpful to know if this will be happening so you can plan better and be prepared to make it a good "connection". Here are the slower moving planets and the signs they will be travelling through in 2017:

Jupiter in Libra until October 2017. Jupiter is the fastest moving of the slower planets, staying approximately one year in each sign. It takes approximately 12 years for Jupiter to travel through all 12 signs. The first, the Libra sun signs will have this “guardian angel” energy for a full year. Until October 2017, Jupiter sends positive energy to the arts, music, relationships, agreements, and even make-overs. Because LIBRA is a cardinal sign, those born under the sign of Capricorn, Aries and Cancer or who have planets in these signs, will experience the effects of this transit at some point as Jupiter contacts your sun sign. The effects could be pleasant with opportunities knocking at your door or you can be feel frustrated or irritated. The choice is really yours. Use the energy in a positive way! In October, Jupiter will quietly move into Scorpio to finish the rest of 2017. Watch for more on this change of energies in the coming October’s forecast!

Saturn in Sagittarius until December 2017. The last time Saturn was in Sagittarius was late 1985 into early 1988. It takes about 2.5 years to transit one sign. It is now Sagittarius’ turn to feel the structuring, disciplining and in some cases restricting energy of this transit. November born Sagittarius have this transit in their rear view mirror now. Yay! Those born December 10 – 22 (and those with any planets in Sagittarius 21 degrees and higher) will at some point during 2017, feel this transit. By the end of this year Saturn will complete its transit of Sagittarius and move into the sign of Capricorn in December. Saturn’s energy helps us better manage our talents and urges. It can bring unexpected responsibilities or even health issues that require discipline and focus to overcome. Commitments made during a transit of Saturn to a personal planet (sun, moon, mercury, venus, mars) have endurance energy/longevity. Negatively, they can feel like heavy responsibilities! But it is not a bad energy for a good marriage or business partnership if all other aspects are supportive. This is the time to stay current with your medical exams especially if you are born under the sign of Sagittarius, have personal planets in Sagittarius, have Sagittarius rising, have Sagittarius on your work/health house (6th). If you have planets in the sign of Gemini at 21 degrees or higher, Saturn will, at some point, create an opposing energy. This can bring limitations (including medical conditions) or simply push you to organize and discipline your activities. It CAN, at times, feel really burdensome – even depressing - having Saturn in your sun sign (or opposing it. Given the ability to focus and accomplish now, use Saturn’s positive side to finish up projects or goals that have been set aside. Take on any added responsibilities as a learning experience that will benefit you. Hard work is usually required when Saturn is in your sign so be prepared to work hard and be rewarded accordingly. Remember, work smarter not harder.

Uranus, in Aries until 2018, will continue transiting the sign of Aries moving from 20 degrees to 28 degrees Aries. It will retrograde back to 24 degrees by the end of 2017. If you have a planet in your astro chart at 20 - 28 degrees Aries, Libra, Cancer or Capricorn, Uranus will energize that planet sometime in 2017. Libra sun signs born Oct 10 - 23 will feel this energy as an opposing force. It is challenging but not as aggressively challenging as those born in the sign of Aries will feel. You could suddenly decide to quit a job, seek a divorce, change your hair style, or even relocate when this happens. The energy of freedom loving Uranus is not predictable except to say it is unpredictable. Sudden changes, accidents, changes in beliefs, strong desire to be free, etc can all be part of this energy. Be careful in your desire to feel free, to break the rules, to make radical changes, especially if you are aged 41-43. Remember, once the transit completes, you will be living with the consequences of your actions and decisions! Uranus is sending kind vibes to Aquarius and Gemini but challenges Libra, Cancer, Capricorn, and of course, Aries.

Neptune, in Pisces until 2025, will move from 9 degrees to 14 degrees Pisces but during the year it retrogrades ending 2017 direct at 11 degrees. It is very slow moving. Be cautious in business dealings and LOVE as Neptune energy can be evasive and deceiving you before you know it. Neptune has a strong spiritual side and connects to the higher realms. It also rules all liquids and the oceans, water, floods, drugs, hospitals, jails, bodily fluids including perspiration! Perhaps if your planets are contacted by this transiting Neptune, you will find yourself returning to church, restoring your faith, being drawn to the beach, or finding that true love! Watch out, though! Make sure you remove your rose colored glasses before making major decisions. Virgo sun signs may find themselves working with Pisces sun signs or changing careers to work in a Pisces industry i.e., oil, ink, ocean liners, entertainment, singing, children, any music or acting, etc. Virgo sun signs will feel the opposing energy creating feelings of vagueness and mystery. Enjoy this opportunity to not only dream but to also see your dreams come true.

Pluto, in Capricorn, will transit 16, 17, 18, 19 degrees of Capricorn in 2017. Those born Jan 6-11, Apr 5-10, Jul 8-12 and Oct 9-12 will most likely feel this transit more directly. In an astrological chart if you have personal planets at 16-19 degrees of Capricorn, Aries, Cancer or Libra, you will feel the transformative power of Pluto as it interacts with that planet. It can involve corruption, drugs, sexual desires, skin and teeth issues, government planning, the disciplining parent, deaths, and big business to name a few. Pluto in Capricorn helps define economic changes that will be beneficial and strong. Capricorn rules big business and government and government officials. In 2017, Pluto in Capricorn will provide the impetus to release or destroy anything that has served its purpose in our lives. The changes being made will be long lasting ones as Capricorn is cautious, practical and very responsible. A positive use of the energy would be to take the initiative and change areas of your life that need improvement – before it is done for you! Emotionally you could embark on a new way of looking at life. A word to the wise should be sufficient. Virgo and Taurus – fellow earth signs of Capricorn – should find the transformations and changes, very positive and easier to integrate than other sun signs.

May the force remain strong with you throughout 2017!
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