May Astrological Forecast
A New Awakening
Welcome to May! To Spring! The earth cracks open with new shoots emerging and we awaken to life. A season of new birth, awakening and awareness. This is a month to be on your toes and aware of your surroundings. We are shaken out of our complacency this month to view a new picture emerging.
This year we have the planet of Great Awakening, Uranus is moving into the sign of Taurus. A sign which rules the month of May. A change of pace is in order. This will bring about a New shift or awareness to the energies upon the earth.
Uranus hasn’t been in the sign of Taurus for 84 years. The last time Uranus entered Taurus was May 28th, 1935. Smack dab in the middle of the dirty thirties and the Great Depression. Uranus in 2018 enters the new sign of Taurus on May 15th. He stations retrograde on the 8th of August, just as he joins up with Saturn in a positive connection from August 14th to September 15th. He then re-enters the sign of Aries on the 7th of November. Finally, re-entering Taurus on March 6th, 2019.
Uranus often uses the shock factor to bring us out of our complacency and into our lives. We can therefore view him as a negative force. However, he brings enlightenment and awareness to our lives. The signs were there, we just didn’t see them. Living on the edge but not realizing it. This planet can bring us to the brink, opening our eyes just before the fall. He seeks freedom in all matters and fights for his due causes. He’s the underdog and is rebellious within his actions, causing electrifying acts to emerge to get his point across. New waves of inventions can emerge to solve problems. Broader informational networks work within the Uranus energies, such as the internet, satellite or wave lengths. He rules humanity, connecting us through the energy grids and beyond into space. Thus, scientific or robotic energies lye with Uranus. He is the higher octave of communication and networking.
Taurus is the sign of our currency. Thus, we have Bullion, a Bull market as well as Bulls and cattle were the earliest form of currency and still in some countries represent wealth if you have such livestock. It’s also about agriculture or the land itself. Both, cattle and the land represented security. The phrase, “you have to own your own piece of dirt in the world. Something that’s just yours”. This was to feel safe or secure or that you had security within life to sustain yourself through food as well as make a living. If nothing else, they couldn’t take your land. So, we had application of laws, such as the Homesteaders Rights. It rules our possessions and where we put our possessions such as the banking system or burying our money in a hole in the ground. Taurus is a stubborn sign, unyielding if he digs in his heels, so we can get standoffs in relations to financial dealings or land disputes within countries and protectionism stances.
Uranus can trigger some upsets within the financial system. Cryptocurrencies will become more prevalent and perhaps come into the mainstream. Shake ups in the stock markets often arise with this energy emerging. Both ups and downs. We can see a new wave of innovative ways to pay for things due to innovative technologies coming on the market. The emergence of eye recognition for payments or fingerprints or vein identification. The mainstream way of handling cash will no longer suffice. Perhaps we will even become cashless. Veering towards different methods of payment for service. New currency plus new banking systems. We can have runs on the banks, revolts against the banking system as we head into the next 8 years in various parts of the world.
Land issues or crop issues can arise in relation to grain prices or stocks of grain. Cattle industry will see the emergence of change. Robotic handling for cattle, to keep track of, immunizations, feeding, milking etc. Uranus rules change through shocking measures. Advancements in the farming industries, machinery more advanced then it is now. Farming from your kitchen table through computerized methods. Land disputes. New innovative ways of gardening or producing food in general will rise. Issues surrounding eating, bringing in awareness of our food supply and safety issues surrounding it.
Shakeups within the internet system. Free service might be an issue. We can begin to feel less secure or safe due to the unexpected energy emerging. Look to space exploration for perhaps new settlements. We can then see earthquakes or shakes with the land. These are just a few of the highlights.
It’s the start of a whole new trend. We have several New Moons over the coming several months which are linked to Uranus in some manner. First the April 15th had Uranus connected with it. This brought unexpected events to transpire in people’s lives. Job losses, people doing or saying shocking things. This energy threw us into a different direction. Again, as Uranus moves into the sign of Taurus, on May 15th, it’s herald in with a New Moon energy. We then have Uranus returning to the sign of Aries on the November 6th, with a Scorpio New Moon energy. Then when Uranus moves into Taurus in 2019 he is once again connected with the March 6th New Moon in the sign of Pisces. (Raymond Merriman, Aleksandar Imsiragic: Society of Astrological Research, www.isarastrology.com).
May is shaping up to be a real eye-opening month of action. We get shaken up a bit for us to wake up. Mercury is still lagging, due to his retrograde station from March 23rd and only emerges out of his shadow on May 3rd before we can get on with things. Mercury is the lower octave of Uranus. He heralds in News. Expect the media to be live with News in May. Mercury will trigger the Uranus/Pluto square from 2015 on his way to entering the sign of Taurus along side his brother Uranus on the 14th. He will make the announcements, so we have a heads up. This is a month to keep your ears open as well as keeping an eye on the ball. It’s a New Awakening month. One in which we need to expect the unexpected in all forms.
Prior to Mercury entering the sign of Taurus, we have him hammering home his personal viewpoint. Arguments can arise during the first few weeks of May. Accidents with vehicles, or other forms of transportation. Environmental shakeups, such as earthquakes. Disputes with government officials or corporate officials. Corruption within these systems.
The first week in May appears to be relatively calm, in terms of direct aspects happening. It’s leading into the second and third weeks, where we see our highest volatility emerge.
Venus the primary planet ruling the sign of Taurus is front and center. She rules how we feel about ourselves, in terms of what we value or how secure we feel within our own little worlds. She will move out of bounds on May 5th, producing an exaggeration to our values or security issues. Out of Bounds planets can be extreme as they are travelling outside the parameters of the farthest North & South points of the Sun’s journey. This will give this month an extra little kick to all that’s happening in terms of financial markets, banking, purchasing, inflationary issues, interest rates, agricultural industry and home stability or even our countries debt load. Fashion can really make a statement this month as we head into a new awareness of life. Women’s issues and women perhaps revolting, rebelling against various issues within the world.
May 7th brings information out in the open. Disputes with government officials or corporate officials. Corruption within these systems. We won’t be mincing words. Information comes bubbling to the surface and secrets are revealed. We then hammer home our own points of view, determined to drive our own agenda. This can produce forceful events. Road rage and extreme driving. Please be cautious on the roads. Sink holes as the road gives way.
Venus will also be having her issues with Neptune. We are just all in a fog of disbelief perhaps. Almost like the events which transpired on the streets of Toronto in April. The energies of an event can happen prior to the exact hits of the specific planets involved. This energy with Neptune and Venus puts our head in the clouds and we are not paying attention. We can believe one thing but really have no idea what is going on.
Tension begins to build as we head to the New Moon’s energy and Uranus journey into the new sign of Taurus. By May 8th we see the Sun in direct opposition to Jupiter. Both in the financial signs of Taurus and Scorpio. Really folks the debt issues will need to be addressed sooner or later. There’s a resistance from leaders to deal with issues of debt. Brexit and the U.K issues will have to be addressed. Issues surrounding the world debt and to balance the inflation occurring within society.
From the 8th to the 11th we begin to see some relief, with a lovely trine between the Sun and Pluto. Gaining control, we brush ourselves off and proceed forward. Just to run head long into another argument on Saturday the 12th of May, as Mercury in Aries squares off with Mars in Capricorn. We are just a little irritable, argumentative as our energies heat up to boiling. This is a choice, we can recognize what we are doing. Is it so important for us to get our point across? Avoid being judgemental, arrogance or conceited.
May 13th brings the two major players of May together to form an alliance and a new cycle with Mercury and Uranus conspiring together to tell us all about what’s next in life. This is a genius or original, enlightenment and innovative ideas. Innovative technologies or information is arriving. Scientific inventions are talked about. Modern technologies, or scientific discoveries. Communication is enhancing so this is a day of talking, conspiring and forming new connections.
The next day the planet of communication and the media enters the sign of Taurus on the 14th of May, brining with it a bit of confusion. We can find we are able to set some goals and plan in relation to financial stability and debt issues. Talking about what you value, what really makes you happy and secure in life. This is excellent for budget planning, business planning and stabilizing your investments. Shoring up or securing things.
The New Moon arrives on the 15th at the 24th degree of Taurus, ushering in a new awakening as Uranus enters Taurus and radical change surfaces. Taurus is a sign which builds upon the foundation. Issues surrounding people’s security, financial issues, clothing, housing, property and the like become front and center topics. Shakeups with weather or environmental events can begin just before this New Moon or shortly after. Mars has just finished his rendezvous with Pluto and now applying to a square with Uranus, which can trigger reckless or dangerous actions, which are sudden in nature. Spurred on by carelessness. Since Venus is in mutable reception with Mercury and she’s out of bounds, many of us can feel justified in reacting or acting in response to various situations.
Immediately following is the Mars square Uranus, from the 16th to the 18th, really triggering both the ingress of Uranus into the sign of Taurus, but also triggering the New Moon’s energies. Driving home the potential crisis in our financial system, governments, agricultural or security issues. This can produce chaos or dramatic events to transpire. This is the first of three such 90-degree angles between Mars and Uranus. The next will be on August 1st, 2018 and September 18th, 2018. Pay attention to what is transpiring currently. As sudden shocking events begin to manifest.
May 18th begins to calm the waters, as Mercury newly in Taurus makes a wonderful connection with Saturn. This is an excellent time to figure out and find solutions to various issues presenting themselves. We can begin to organize things and structurally decide where we are heading next.
Venus moves into the sign of Cancer come the 19th and makes wonderful connections with Uranus bringing some much-needed opportunities. This is excellent for meeting or interacting with new friends. Give people the space to be who they are, not what you want them to become.
Chiron the wounded healer is very active from the 20th to the 23rd of May, just as Mercury sextiles Neptune. This is an opportunity to heal. Address issues which are bothering you or tending to your own personal hang-ups. It’s also an appropriate time to express what you desire within relationships. Get out into nature and roam, take some photographs and use your imagination to expand your next move forward.
By the 23rd we are prone to over exaggerations. Don’t make things bigger then what they are with Mercury in opposition to Jupiter. In other words, your actions don’t match what is coming out of your mouth. Avoid promising more then you can deliver. Again, the surfacing of sexual misconduct in the news or some sort of sexual abuse issue. The Sun will Trine Mars, so perhaps action is justified, and resolutions are brought about safely and securely.
We have our second Jupiter in Scorpio Trine to Neptune in Pisces come the 25th of May. This is a very compassionate, sympathetic energy. Whereby people can bring an out pouring of support and financial stability through understanding and empathy. Spirituality, religious beliefs and ceremony are highlighted. Magic can happen within the confines of this aspect, which can bring awe, hope and inspiration to many people throughout the world. There is boundless imaginative energy. Be creative, generous and compassionate as you move forward in your life.
There is a need to draw back and count your pennies as we enter the last legs of May as Venus opposes Saturn on May 25th. Spend on what is needed, not what you want or wish for. It’s time to balance the books and be accountable to loved ones or family situations. There are responsibilities and obligations arising.
We have the Full Moon at the 8th degree of Sagittarius on May 29th. Sagittarius is the sign of adventure, sportsmanship, truth and freedom of will. Sagittarius often wants more and more and more. It’s limitless in it’s drive to conquer. The ruler of Sagittarius is Jupiter in Scorpio and the depth by which we know the intensity of what we believe to be true as the Jupiter trine Neptune is imbedded in this chart and the further awakening of our higher consciousness. This is a Full Moon to rest, take a break, to tap into our own spirituality. We can manifest with this energy by sitting back and contemplating our next move going into June’s energies. We need to release old haunts and heal the wounds. It can also bring with it a true awareness of the truth of many situations.
Enjoy the ups and downs. The twists and turns. The magic and the reality on you way to a New Awakening. Grab your safety belt and enjoy the ride.
Spiritual Journey & CJ
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