Astro Babble ~ May Edition! Your Personal Horoscope Included!
“Without the assistance of the star-filled sky, man struggles blindly in the earthly darkness.” Oswald Wirth
As usual, there’s much going on in the cosmic universe, and we’re all looking at different ways to stay present, cultivate inner peace and find harmony in the flow. The Mercury Retrograde, in its native sign of Gemini starting May 18 (through June 10), adds a layer of potential confusion, and lack of clear direction to the mix.
Although there’s always a bit of an “Oh No!” around a MR (and remember, they occur 3-4 times a year), it’s actually a great time to step back, regroup and reground in your life. This is truly a “don’t push the river” time, and can be extraordinary in regards to gaining deeper insights, finding direction from within and learning to trust the divine flow. Mercury/Gemini rules thought and communication, and governs the mental process and nervous system. Gemini is the sign of duality, and in the highest sense is seeking wholeness within (a relationship between the earthly twin and the spiritual twin).
The beauty of astrology is it can give you a sense of how to work with the universal planetary energies. Never should the stars rule us, but by understanding your individual astrology, you can gain awareness and master your destiny.
Astro Tip for May: When you’re looking at your horoscope, in addition to your sun sign, also look at your moon sign and your ascendant/rising sign—it will give you a more complete picture of what’s happening in your cosmic arena. (You can have your birth chart created for free at a number of online astrology sites.)
Your May Horoscope:
Aries: What’s on your mind, Aries? Your house of Intellect is on tap, and although it may seem counter intuitive--it’s best not to over think things! Instead, give into your feelings, your emotions, and let them speak for you instead. You’ll find great power here. You may revisit old territory around early schooling, old wounds about not being “smart” enough! Well, you are, and it’s time to embrace it! #SmartyPants
Taurus: The Mercury retrograde falls in your house of money and security, signaling a time to re-evaluate your financial future. Consider this a perfect opportunity to look more closely at where you invest your time and energy, making sure it has the payoff you want and deserve! Important now is that value yourself and all that you bring to the table. Remember—money is energy—and you’re looking to invest wisely! #MoneyMatters
Gemini: With Mercury going retrograde in your sign, this is an excellent moment to hit the “pause” button, and recharge your batteries. By taking time to regroup, you will feel clearer about your future (especially when Mercury goes direct in June.) Pausing doesn’t have to be boring, however! Your house of dreams and the subconscious is being stimulated, and with more quiet space, you will find deeper and greater inspiration. #Om
Cancer: With Venus, the planetary Goddess of love, pleasure and enjoyment visiting your sign, you may feel extra lovey-dovey, romantic and in touch with your sensual energies. This cosmic placement says it’s (more than) okay to be selfish with those you love. By stating your needs, and owning them, you may be surprised at the results! If nothing else, it will lead you on the path to finding your true inner beauty! #PleasureSeeker
Leo: You may be questioning your bigger potential and impact on the world this month, Leo. Recognition makes the Lion’s world go round, but for now, it’s best to seek validation within, separate from the expectations of others. This is an opportunity to trust yourself, and take your power! Very liberating. Your mantra now: I do what I love, and love what I do! Follow this and you’re golden! #SelfCentered
Virgo: The good news: You have some lovely cosmic energy coming your way with this month, with earth friendly Venus in Cancer, and the Full and New Moons, in Scorpio and Taurus. The not so happy news--the Mercury Retrograde falls in your Career House, so, don’t expect much traction there. This is a time to celebrate the harmony, surrender into the divine flow, and don’t sweat the small stuff. #celebratingTheMoment
Libra: Your stars may have you feeling a bit squirrely, as you’re experiencing diverse, sometimes erratic, even unexpected energies! One of your greatest gifts, Libra, is the ability to see different sides of the equation, and to find balance. Don’t worry about connecting the dots, instead observe, gather information, and whenever possible, seek middle ground. You’re reserving energy (and judgment), preparing for your future! #GatheringNuts
Scorpio: Fifty Shades of Scorpio…With the new moon illuminating your relationship realm this month, combined with Venus (the Goddess of love and desire) in water friendly Cancer, suffice to say, you’re ready for action! The Full Moon is in your sign as well, so it’s important to bring a sense of you—your needs, your wants, your DESIRES--into the relationship equation. Look at it this way…it’s a dance! And in your case—a cosmic tango! #DancingQueen
Sagittarius: Holy Cosmic Quagmire, Batman! Your stars this month have some tricky twists and turns, and you may feel like your negotiating a complicated labyrinth with no clear direction. Time to put on your night vision (Bat) goggles to find the light in the dark. In fact, it is in the darkness (the subconscious and psyche) where your super power lies. Let this realm illuminate your passage now. #CosmicSuperHero
Capricorn: You’re asking some big questions this month, Cap. And nary the inconsequential queries, you’re looking bigger, vaster, like: “What’s my destiny?” “What am I doing with my life?” “How can I serve myself and others…and the planet?” You may not find the answers now, but the answer lies in the very act of questioning. Stick with the exploration grasshopper, and much illumination will come. #ExploringTheMysteries
Aquarius: With the New Moon illuminating your house of home, family and ancestral roots, this is a time to look at where you feel most at home and rooted. Give yourself permission to explore what’s deeply meaningful to you; in the process you may be revisiting your family tree, and those in your life that have had impact and shaped your journey. Digging into your roots holds much treasure…and healing. #Ancestery.com
Pisces: You may feel conflicted this month, between your needs and the needs of others. This includes family, friends, associates--wherever you feel pulled to make EVERYONE happy! Other people’s needs and expectations are much like a big, vast ocean and you’re looking for a life raft. Boundaries, Pisces, boundaries! Note to self: I don’t have to sacrifice my well being to make others happy! #FloatingMyBoat