“There is only one time to awaken. That time is now.” The Buddha
Happy May! The big Astro news this month is Uranus shifting signs, from Aries into Taurus. Uranus, an “outer planet”, only changes signs every seven years, so it represents a significant paradigm shift. In mythology, Uranus is called “heaven”; in astrology it influences the collective zeitgeist, awakening us to higher potentials, universally and individually.
Uranus shows up in our lives through innovation, inspiration and individuality. In Aries it was about breaking down the establishment, the patriarchy; in Taurus, its more about building new and sustaining systems of value that align with the changing paradigm. It will be very interesting to see how this shift will play out…stay tuned!
New Moon in Taurus, May 15th : This New Moon joins Uranus in earthy, sensual Taurus, and may send mixed signals: On one hand, it says Let’s get motivated to create new beginnings; on the other, I kinda love my life right now and just want to take it slow.
Full Moon in Sagittarius May 29th: There’s nothing like a Full Moon in expansive Sagittarius to motivate us to move outside our comfort zones! Time is a time meditate on new horizons, your dreams and desires, and what you want to manifest in your greater future.
Your May Horoscope:
Aries: The New Moon falls in your house of money, values and security; basically all that you hold to be true. Ruminate on this for a moment, do some accounting (personally and financially), then expand your vision towards a bigger future. By the Full Moon at month’s end, you’re realizing that sometimes you need to take some chances in order to fully realize what you want to achieve. As it is wisely said: Sometimes it makes good sense to: #SpendMoneyToMakeMoney
Taurus: You’re getting a cosmic peek into your future, with liberating Uranus beginning its orbit in your sign. The vibe is inspiring, innovative and freeing. If you’re not feeling it, no worries, Uranus will be with you for another seven years! For now, enjoy the New Moon in your sign, and luxuriate in some birthday pampering. Alas, there’s no sleeping at the wheel, you also have some biz-ness that needs attending. Can you balance the two? #AbsolutelyToEverything
Gemini: Your May stars are aligning your realms of dreams, visions and inspiration. Heady stuff. The key is to give yourself full permission to believe in what you really want. Let go of the past, especially around old disappointments. (There is no “other shoe ready to drop!”) A big part of your journey now is learning to trust. If you have to fake-it-to-make-it, so be it. Consider this: Holiness is sometimes an act of sharing your Holiness with others. #ClapIfYouBelieve
Cancer: What excites you, Cancer? Good question! This month, you are seeking new inspirations. Something that motivates you to wake up in the morning, and say: “I can’t wait for ____?” (Fill in the blank.) If you don’t have a ready answer, remember, finding-- and then, living--your passion can be a process. (Hint: the desire to be of service?) Make time to listen to your heart. Meditating on your Third Chakra (free-will and motivation) may also prove helpful. #ActivationDesire
Leo: Career and creativity; creativity and career. Hmmm…If you haven’t already, Leo, this is a time to consider the real possibility that you could have a career from expressing your “art”. Webster’s definition of Art: Ingenuity, inventiveness, imagination; see ability. So, big or small, personal or more universal, this is a time to share your talents with others. We are waiting for you, so get going already! If you’re fearing failure or rejection, you just need to #GetOverIt
Virgo: May proves to be a restless month, with the New Moon alighting your (9th) house of travel, culture and higher knowledge. The energy is expansive and growth-orientated, bringing a desire to experiment and explore new possibilities. This is a time to embrace experiential learning (i.e. learning from your experiences), versus traditional, academic methods or book knowledge. Nothing wrong with that, it’s just that you want to: #GetYourHandsDirty
Libra: “Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, the other gold.” This song from my Girl Scout days comes to mind for you, Libra, as you may find yourself sorting through your relationships; a process of discerning who and what is important to you. If could be time to let go of some old friends, and if so, do so with love. Or perhaps, make room for a few old relationships to take a new form. It doesn’t have to be black or white. Embrace a few #GrayAreas
Scorpio: There’s a sea change, this month, with the New Moon in your house of relationships, bringing new energies to the partnerships in your life. This doesn’t mean anyone is going away, it’s more about learning to go with the flow. I’m not a relationship expert, but I do know that relationships, like life, has its ups and downs; similar to the ocean tides, there’s a give and take, a natural flow. Be at peace with the current, yes, current. No swimming upstream. #MoonRiver
Sagittarius: Why so serious, Sag? You have planets and the New Moon visiting your house of health and well-being, inspiring you to take better care of yourself. But you don’t have to be a hard-ass about it. Strict Saturn has also firmly planted itself in your realm of money, encouraging mindfulness. Again, don’t be too strict. By the Full Moon in your sign at month’s end, you’re going to be like a dieter that just wants to eat a big slice of cake. Go for it! It’s all about: #Balance
Capricorn: If you’re feeling territorial, Capricorn, it’s probably because Mars, the warrior planet, is in your sign until the 14th. Mars is all about conquering new territory, but it can also be reactionary and overly-aggressive. Make good use of powerful energy to make some bold moves and secure your place in the world, while staying true to your heart and integrity. Next Mars conquers your house of money and security. Same applies here. #ActionJackson
Aquarius: The month may get off to a slow start, but by the time kick-some-butt, conquer-new-territory Mars moves into your sign on May 15th (the same day as the New Moon!), you’re going to be more than ready to rock and roll. This may be especially true on the home front, as you are inspired to make some major changes—remodeling, a move or just some major purging. Pick some new paint colors or anything that brings some new energy into your space. #HomeImprovements
Pisces: Your sphere of communication is highlighted this month. You may find yourself inspired to speak your truth and express your true feelings. This is powerful stuff, but at time the same time, be mindful of your words. You’re in some new territory regarding feeling more empowered, and may want to take it slow. It’s not about holding back, it’s more about awareness. Your words have impact, and you want to keep a bigger picture in mind. #Mindfulness