May 2015

May 3rd: Full Moon in Scorpio at 13 degrees (passionate, secretive energy- emotions are fragile yet intense)

May 18th: New Moon in Taurus 26 degrees (security is important, stubborn, protecting whats yours)

Mercury Retrograde
May 18th – June 11th in GEMINI

In MAY… the energy working worldwide encourages revisions, transformations, releasing negatives, reformation and organizing. In this way, we will be ready for the changes coming in June. The tone is serious and hard working, so use it wisely to complete tasks and manage all responsibilities in an efficient manner. The first half of May a great deal can be accomplished. Do as much as you can before May 15th. The few days before May 18th, things may begin to slow down, especially business. This will continue over into June. The culprit is Mercury Retrograding on May 18th. Read about Mercury Retrograde under below under Retrograde Planets. After the 18th, stick to old business, projects already underway and hold off on making new decisions or signing contracts unless you have no choice. The latter part of May is fraught with ups and downs and strong energy bursts. Work with the energies and focus on tasks at hand. Keep communications clear and concise. Double check reservations if you are travelling. Be prepared for delays. The good news is a lot can be accomplished and clicked off the to-do list! Watch these dates (a day or two before/after) as the energy is especially powerful: May 3, 9, 13, 20, 21, 24, 28.

Moons

A new moon initiates energy that lasts for four weeks or one lunar cycle. The kind of energy involved is indicated by the sign in which the moon occurs. 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 adifferent area of our lives.

A 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 feel 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 a VOID of COURSE MOON timeframe--- good and bad – and be prepared for delays.

Daily

May 01: Happy MAY DAY! The moon is in the mentally active sign of LIBRA. The morning is active and the desire for peace and harmony is heightened. This is an excellent morning to finish up creative tasks requiring a balanced mind. Be careful in the late afternoon and late evening. You may feel your ideas are being opposed. This could cause strong emotional outbursts. It is best to allow the energy to settle overnight. Aries sun signs should exercise counting to ten.

May 02: The moon shifts into VOID at 10:03amET and remains VOID the rest of the day slipping quietly into SCORPIO at 9:47pmET. The feeling of secrets about to be exposed seems to describe the energy of the day. There is increasing emotional energy ahead of the full moon tomorrow. Moodiness and jealously enter the picture. Expect the unexpected.

May 03: FULL MOON tonight at 11:42pmET in SCORPIO at 13 degrees. This is a strong energy for change. This brings the emotional part of the lunar cycle started April18th into full swing. There is testy energy both early AM and late PM. Kindness and understanding will go a long way today. Today is an excellent day to be a good listener.

May 04: The moon continues in SCORPIO until tonight at 9:49pmET. Today may be challenging for most people as the energy is uneven and combative. Focus the energy toward a physical activity if possible or go to the gym. Aquarius sun signs may be restless and "poked". This is a superb day for research and investigations.

May 05: The moon moves from VOID into SAGITTARIUS at 7:13amET. Travel.. physically or in the mind … it is given the green light for today with one exception. The early evening has yucky energy. Miscommunications are likely. Be careful not to overdo eating or drinking. Moderation is key to a successfully Cinco de Mayo day! Gemini sun signs as well as Virgo sun signs may not enjoy the energy today.

May 06: The moon still in SAGITTARIUS "feels" better today. The energy from the full moon is moderating. There could be thunder heard in the courts today or at least through the media about legal situations. Be careful your tone is not too sharp or you will hurt someone's feeling. Focus on uncovering the truth of matters.

May 07: VENUS moves into CANCER (a feel good thing for Cancer sun signs)The moon is in SAGITTARIUS until 1:51pmET when it enters for VOID briefly until 2:16pmET when it gladly moves into CAPRICORN. The moon is not comfortable in CAPRICORN as being detached and stern is not what the moon is all about. At least during this time, it is easier to review budgets, manage responsibilities and maintain a cool head. If you have court today, expect the black and white result.. with little or no compassion. Libra sun signs feel agitated.

May 08: The moon continues in CAPRICORN. A day when you can accomplish whatever you set your mind to – within reason. See your dentist if you have an issue. Double check credit card charges and balances or maybe talk to a financial person about ways to save.

May 09: The moon in CAPRICORN until 4:25pmET gladly welcomes the move into AQUARIUS at 7:22pmET. Disruptive energy midday which lingers into the evening. Cancer sun signs should avoid arguments. If you are a gymnast or do anything that could result in injury to your bones, be extra cautious today. This is a wonderful day for skin soaking, facials, etc.

May 10: HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!! Reach out and talk to Mom.. where would we be without our Moms?! The moon continues in friendly AQUARIUS which is so nice for this blessed day. The day is peaceful but the late afternoon, early evening does have energy that just ramps everyone up over nothing. Stay calm and your day will be great.

May 11: MARS moves into GEMINI and the moon goes VOID at 6:36amET all day until 10:53pm when it moves into shy and kind PISCES- Expect the unexpected today! The energy is changeable and naïve at times which can lead to bloopers! All Gemini sun signs will feel an abundance of energy. Be careful, however, as your ruler, Mercury, will be retrograde May 18-June 11 increasing sleeplessness, miscommunication, and irritability.

May 12: The moon in quiet PISCES is welcomed. This is a great day for artists and brainstorming. Pisces sun signs have energy flowing nicely. While Virgo sun signs simply cannot appreciate the "we can take care of it tomorrow" attitude. Take a walk barefoot if you can. Align your energies with the earth. Treat your feet to a foot massage or reflexology.

May 13: The moon continues in compassionate PISCES until 12:55pmET when it enters VOID for the rest of the day. If possible, use the day for daydreaming or anything creative. Play with your children, pets. Enjoy the outdoors. The ruler of PISCES is Neptune and it rules the oceans, drugs and liquids of all kinds. These topics will be in the news during the moon in Pisces. Deception abounds.

May 14: The moon shifted into ARIES early at 1:13amET - When the moon is in ARIES, there is an increase in fires, explosions, aggressive behavior and headaches and head injuries. Manage your feelings, especially anger, if you want to enjoy this great energy for accomplishing tasks. Software installations may hit a bump within a day or two of this day. Be prepared to reinstall, etc. The energy is strong today and tomorrow so be alert to sudden explosions, eruptions and unexpected news.

May 15: The moon was in ARIES overnight and shifts quickly into VOID at 8:03amET. There is some angry energy early in the predawn hours in the U.S. VOID moons always encourage the unexpected so be prepared for appointments to be delayed or changed. Flight delays increase, ugh and mechanical issues will increase this time. LIBRA sun signs may feel a lot of anxiety so find a way to "calm" your nerves.

May 16: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SOMEONE SPECIAL! The moon opens the day in TAURUS at 3:02amET. There is a sweetness in the air that brings romance into play as Venus and Neptune reach toward each other in harmony. The stubbornness and practical side of TAURUS will melt into mush. This is wonderful for those already in love.. for those meeting new people, just make sure you take off the rose colored glasses today! Enjoy this great day and exercise moderation in eating and drinking AND overspending. It is easy to do under this energy.

May 17: The moon continues in TAURUS and enjoys a more practical view of things today. This is a good day for design work or prepping for a meal. Be careful of the directions, however, as Mercury is stationing to go retrograde tomorrow. AARGH.. you may misread the recipe or measurements could be wrong on design work. Double check any figures. The energy is intense as it builds for the new moon tomorrow.

May 18: NEW MOON occurs at 0:13amET in TAURUS at 26 degrees and immediately enters VOID until 5:27am when it enters GEMINI. This new moon energy will influence the happenings over next four weeks. MONEY, BANKING, all financial institutions as well as mortgage lending etc will come into play. Now is the time to check your financials, credit cards, etc. Make sure you have them secure. AND MERCURY RETROGRADES at 9:50pmET (read about Mercury Retro under Retrograde Planets) Today, conversations will be increased, text messaging, emails, phone calls – all will increase. BE VERY CAREFUL as you may send to the wrong person as the ruler of communications, Mercury's stationing is causing complications today and until June 11th. The color blue is important for the next month. Wear it daily in some way if possible or carry something blue. There are a lot of bumps and blips today making it rather testy. Breathe deeply and often! AQUARIUS sun signs feel drained as well as VIRGO and GEMINI.

May 19: The moon continues in GEMINI entering VOID at 1:57amET. Today is a much better day and will allow for recouping from the high energy of the last few days. Focus on tasks in the AM and be quiet the rest of the day!

May 20: The moon moves into sensitive and protective CANCER at 9:56amET. The mood becomes more caring and nurturing. Spend time with family or loved ones. Plan a home cooked meal or gather friends and enjoy eating out where you can be yourselves. CAPRICORN and LIBRA sun signs feel like this is a wasted day. Not so! It is a time to appreciate home and those we love.

May 21: The SUN ENTERS GEMINI at 4:45amET. The moon continues in CANCER until 8:36pmET when it eneter VOID until tomorrow evening. There are several yucky energies today that may influence CAPRICORN, CANCER sun signs. The energy is uneven and could go positive or negative. Make this day your own.

May 22: The moon is VOID ALL DAY. Expect the unexpected and definitely expect things to be delayed, changed or not turn out exactly as planned. The moon shifts into LEO at 5:42pmET and then there is harsh energy that pops in later in the evening. World leaders may be in the news.

May 23: The moon in LEO creates a romantic atmosphere.. fun, dancing, wining and dining! It is also a good day for movies or maybe rooting for your favorite sports team. Enjoy today and hopefully you can soak up some sunshine!

May 24: The moon shifts into VOID for ALL DAY. After yesterday, the energy today may be a welcomed downshift. Relax and enjoy the day. AQUARIUS sun signs may feel a bit unorganized.. go with the flow and have fun. Today is a go with the flow day!

May 25: HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY! The moon moves into VIRGO at 4:52amET and brings with a some tough energy. This is a WATCH IT!! Day. Everyone should exercise caution in speech, writing, etc. The markets may rock and roll around the world. The earth itself could raise concern. Weather challenges with strong winds, flooding is a possibility. Communications regarding hidden agendas could be exposed. This is just a tough day..and the energy may have started yesterday or wait until tomorrow to be evident. Criticism is high and from all sides. It's like a prickly heat day.

May 26: The moon continues in GEMINI until 10:21pmET when it enters VOID until tomorrow evening. Today, the morning is still yucky.. it smooths over and by afternoon the energy settles. Whew. This last week of May is like a roller coaster when it comes to how the energy unfolds. PISCES sun signs as well as SAGITTARIUS should just sit this one out!

May 27: The moon is VOID all day until 5:42pmET when it enters the balance seeking sign of LIBRA. Today may bring unexpected events related to the past few days. Stay focused on tasks. ARIES sun signs need to count to ten! May 28: The moon in LIBRA and thankfully an all around decent energy day. There will be some bumps here and there but generally speaking, it is a good day.

May 29: The moon is again in LIBRA until 4:20pmET when it enters VOID and brings a load of stressful energy starting right after midnight ET and continues until late afternoon. Early AM the energy is disruptive and it looks like headline news. This unfolds in "pockets" throughout the day. Once we finish the day, the energy will settle, thankfully.

May 30: The moon quietly moves into SCORPIO at 5:34amET. EVERYONE feels the urge to pull back, escape, hide, go quiet. Midday there will be news of some sort that many will find interesting. A lot of converations will be taking place, but the information will be measured. TAURUS sun signs want to know but SCORPIO keeps a secret better than any other sign.

May 31: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SOMEONE SPECIAL! The moon still in SCORPIO starts the morning a little bumpy, but quickly evens out. It will be in SCORPIO all day. Energy is building for the Full Moon on June 2nd so be careful of jealous or possessive tendencies. Enjoy some quiet time or alone time today and prepare for the changes coming in June. Mercury remains retrograde in GEMINI until June 11th. Stay focused on finishing up old "stuff".

Retrograde Planets

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: May 18th - June 11th 2015
Mercury rules communications, electronics, and transportation, contracts, etc. During the retrograde initiating new contracts or projects, making major purchases or starting new relationships (especially personal) usually do not work out as planned. Generally speaking it would be wise to wait from May 18th until June 11th to initiate new things or to make a major purchases, and definitely wait to start a new relationship. Use that timeframe instead to review what has already been done, reconsider the possibilities, revise to your liking, etc and be ready to move forward after June 11th. Mercury retrograde is a positive time to return to a previous employer, resolve problems or issues that were active when Mercury began the retrograde and it is also positive for re-negotiations of all types. Sometimes, couples who have separated for some reason want to reconcile under Mercury Retrograde. That is wonderful.. but wait until after Mercury is DIRECT to move forward on your decision.

SATURN: March 14th - August 2nd 2015
SATURN represents the father figure, the authority and rules government, time, the elderly, banking and structure to name a few things. It has the reputation of being tough and bringing hardships and challenge. There is some truth to this if you are floundering or need direction! When Saturn retrogrades you are given a chance to review policies, rules, commitments, etc to see if any changes need to be made to improve your business, your life, your relationships. If used wisely, this can turn out to be a very positive thing even if it was difficult to do. Delays in government are common when Saturn is retrograde. If you are a CAPRICORN sun sign or have CAPRICORN ascendant/rising sign, you will sense that things are slowing to give you the opportunity to fine tune your direction. Saturn does this long retrograde every year. This year it will have some assistance from Uranus in fellow air sign ARIES so it will not be felt as a slowdown for many but rather a push for defining what is happening in your work and life. This is a positive way to use the energy.

PLUTO: April 16th - September 25th 2015
Pluto pushes a transformative energy into play. It is considered to be the ruler of the sign of Scorpio as well as the 8th house in an astrological chart, and that house rules death, wills, inheritances, etc. If we can see the Pluto transit as an instrument for transformation for better things, it would perhaps become a favorite. Pluto is also considered to be a powerful energy for "big" money. When it is retrograde, the energy is weak, not gone, simply weakened. It allows time to reconsider what has already taken place regarding Pluto/Capricorn matters. This would now include banking and big business. Many times Scorpio sun signs feel as though their forward pace has slowed. The house in your astro chart ruled by Pluto usually needs attention or reviewing. Pluto is not getting along well with Uranus right now. They are in a love-hate relationship and as a result, the energy created explodes… stock market drops, banking troubles, authority breaches, government leaders challenged. Watch the days surrounding April 16th for headliners involving Afghanistan, Mexico, engineers, undergrounds places (or businesses), the Vatican, Egypt, grain dealers, and business deals to name a few.

Transiting Planets

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 2015:

Jupiter in Leo until September 2015. 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. Those Leo sun signs that are experiencing this transit will not have this again for approximately 12 years. Virgo suns are next to have this benefic planet transit their sign. Jupiter moved into the sign of LEO in July of 2014 shifting the spotlight to those who are world leaders, famous sports figures and anyone in the arts/entertainment area, higher education, an emphasis on foreign countries/people (including long trips) and anything "legal". It will still be in when 2015 begins. It will complete the transit of LEO in the summer of 2015. This is a positive energy for LEO sun signs. Keep egos in check and make sure you can walk your talk!! Keeping in mind the legal influence, you can also attract a legal situation if you use this energy in a negative way. For instance, receiving a speeding ticket, filing a lawsuit or being involved in one, etc. Once it enters the sign of VIRGO in August, an adjustment will be made. More on that in the August 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. Scorpio sun signs are quite relieved as it finally exited Scorpio. It WILL return once again to Scorpio but only for very brief stay this summer and only effects 28 and 29 degrees of Scorpio. It is now Sagittarius' turn to feel the structuring, disciplining and in some cases restricting energy of this transit. Saturn's energy helps us better manage our talents and urges. It can bring unexpected responsibilities or even a health issue that requires discipline and focus to overcome. Commitments made during a transit of Saturn to a personal planet 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, OR have a personal planet in Sagittarius, OR have Sagittarius rising OR have Sagittarius on your house of health (6th house). If you have planets in the sign of Gemini, 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 feel really burdensome – even depressing - having Saturn in your sun sign (or opposing it), but you do not have to feel that way. With the ability to focus and accomplish, 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, will continue transiting the sign of Aries moving from 12 degrees to 20 degrees in 2015. It does retrograde during the year and in December 2015 it will have retrograded back to 16 degrees Aries from 20. If you have a planet in your astrological chart at 12-20 degrees Aries, Libra, Cancer or Capricorn, Uranus will energize that planet sometime in 2015. Libra sun signs born October 5 -15 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 want 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 challenging the signs of Libra, Cancer, Capricorn, and of course, Aries.

Neptune, in Pisces, will move from 5 degrees to 7 degrees Pisces during 2015. 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 13, 14 and 15 degrees of Capricorn in 2015. Those born Jan 2-7, Apr 2-7, Jul 3 -9 and Oct 5-10 will most likely feel this transit more directly. In an astrological chart if you have personal planets at 13, 14, or 15 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, 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. These may be headliners in 2015. The changes being made will be long lasting ones as Capricorn is cautious and responsible. A very positive use of the energy would be to overhaul any area of your life that needs improvement. 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.

Void of Course 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 feel 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 a VOID of COURSE MOON timeframe -- good and bad -- and be prepared for delays.

Be blessed always!